This was our second dinner
This was our second dinner at Water's Edge in three months and on both occasions the staff was exceedingly gracious and helpful. The food was excellent, and you cannot beat sitting by the window and taking in the beauty of the river and Manhattan skyline. We also like the fact that you don't have to shout at each other, or listen to others' conversations. The sound level is just right for a romantic evening. We are making it our place for special events.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The best !!!!!! I went there
The best !!!!!! I went there to propose to my fiancé and words can't explain the wonderful service that I got and the delicious 28oz steak that I ordered!!!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, food selection
Great service, food selection and ambiance. Nice view of the Manhattan skyline. Liked the fact that the restaurant arranged a surprise for us for our wedding anniversary even though we did not expect it. That's what made this visit a memorable one.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always great food and great
As always great food and great service. My only complaint was the snow falling didn't let us see the Manhattan skyline too well.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
50th Birthday celebration
We could not find any fault with the whole dining experience. The welcome, service was superb. the location and views stunning. the food first class. My thanks go to all the staff, as we could not single out any individual for making this such a special occassion
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great place! I
This is a great place! I proposed to my girlfriend here and it was simply beautiful as the sunset over the Manhattan skyline.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great location with a Million
Great location with a Million dollar view of Manhattan's east side. The food was great and the service was excellent.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the pixe fixe lunch
We had the pixe fixe lunch and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meal. Delicious spinach salad, followed by chicken, fingerling potatoes over spinach and creme brulee (over cooked or stale). Beautiful setting - staff could have been more friendly, but all in all it was a lovely luncheon.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and were nervous about going to a restaurant which we had never been. Water's Edge was perfect! An excellent choice! The food was great. It was not an extensive menu, but enough to choose from. Very nice wine list and specialty desserts with after-dinner drinks. We got there in time for sun-down and it was amazing view! We will be back!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The view is great, Manhattan
The view is great, Manhattan Skyline. The food is very good, clearly structured without straining after effect. The service is absolut perfect and very friendly. The ambiance is a bit frumpy, but that is not important, because of the great view. In summer sitting on the terrace must be wonderful.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Me and my husband went to waters edge restaurant for our 3 years anniversary. It was so romantic and quiet. The view was Spectacular. The waiters were on point. The food was Delicious. However, I do recommend before going to water edge you eat a little because the portions here are very little. The only con with waters edge, after we paid for our meal and was walking toward our Vehicle the manager ran outside with our bill just to tell us we did not leave a tip. Here's the thing guys, it was our 3rd anniversary, we first went on a hot air ballon ride in jersey, paid over $800.00, and paid for tows. After that we really had no money left. Our bill, for two people, came up to $95. Tips are not mandatory-only if you have it!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife cannot stop taling
My wife cannot stop taling about the surf and turf with the filet mignon and lobster. i will definetly be heading back there in the near future
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great views of Manhattan!
Great views of Manhattan! Service was fantastic and servers are very attentive and knowledgeble. My husband's steak was a little undercook but the taste was great and everything else we ordered was phenomenal. There is an outdoor terrace we look forward to going back in the summer for brunch!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Location right across
Wonderful Location right across from the 59th street bridge over looking the beautiful NY city Skyline.Amazing food good sized portions. Took my fiance for his Birthday we both really enjoyed the food as well as the view. Will definitley go back.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love it. Will be back again.
I took my girlfriend here for our 6 month anniversary. It was amazing! Great atmosphere, great food and best of all, the view of the city was beautiful. The menu is on the slim side, but still adequate for a picky eater. Would definitely return later in the future.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant is on the water
Restaurant is on the water overlooking NYC so the view was beautiful. Would have been perfect if the windows were clean. The service was very good and the food was plated beautifully and tasted great. We did have a small problem with ants and had to move away from our window seat. Overall we had a nice time.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly pleasant experience
I booked Water's Edge for my daughter's 18th birthday for the water view, despite some negative comments about the food from other Open Table reviewers. We had a very nice dinner - the (expensive) cold seafood appetizer was tasty and visually impressive, and our main courses (scallops, sea bass, and steak) were all very good/excellent, even if the steak was not quite up to prime steakhouse fare. The wine list was extensive and impressive - I found a delightful '95 bordeaux at a fair price for the vintage. I think we were wise not to order surf & turf (subject to complaints by others - I've found most restaurants skimp on the quality for such an entree). Given the location, best for special occasions, as it was for us.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice surprise and worth the trip
We booked a lunch to celebrate a birthday and Mother's Day and wanted some place special. We knew the Watersedge would have a nice view but we were pleasantly surprised by the food and the professionalism of the staff. a few of us had the prifix lunch and it was a great value. The main restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Friday afternoon. It looks like a great place for happy hour on he beautiful deck overlooking the city.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great View and Food
It was our first time eating at this restaurant and the experience has made it a special favorite
place for dining with family and friends. The experience is all the more special when the city lights come on at night.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was just fantastic: the food, the wine, the view, the service. Every time again
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate a special
We were celebrating a friends graduation from graduate school. A good time was had by all. We weren't rushed at all, actually had a few drinks at the bar beyond our reservation time. We were accommodated in every sense.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
No Outdoor dining available
Unfortunately, outdoor sitting area was only for sitting with a drink, no food service outside. Otherwise, a scenic view of Manhattan skyline for sunset pics! Suggest you make your reservation timed in line for the seasonal sunset time of year.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I scouted this place because I am looking for a nice scenic restaurant to propose to my girlfriend. And I got great reviews about Water's Edge. I enjoyed my time there and the food was excellent to go along with the view. I will definitely be back and I think my girlfriend will love it!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Request a south-end table
Water's Edge has become one of our favorite spots for a moderate-cost view of Manhattan's skyline. While the Midtown skyline is not quite as impressive as River Cafe's Downtown view, Water's Edge is a more accommodating restaurant. Even near a holiday weekend (the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, our last visit), there were empty tables. So, when a large Japanese group grew rather boisterous and we asked for a table farther from the noise, the staff cheerfully relocated us. Still, for reservations on a holiday-weekend night, when the restaurant might be full, it would be advisable to request a table on the south end, because the north end of Water's Edge is more-or-less permanently set up for large groups.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a great location
We've been to Water's Edge a number of times and have always been impressed with the food. A relative from Texas (who ran several restaurants) said the shrimp was the best he had ever tasted.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fine meal and a great view
My wife and I had dinner here, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the night we got engaged here. For appetizers, she had the shrimp dumplings and I had the duck confit; for entrees, she had the Chilean Sea Bass, and I had the 10oz filet mignon. For dessert, we split an order of the banana-bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream. From start to finish, every item was superb. Also, the manager sent us complimentary glasses of champagne to toast our engagement anniversary.
Our only critcism is that the wine list is a touch limited for our tastes; it's weighted toward French wines, with little effort to include other varietals from around the world. In particular, the options for wines by the glass (a necessity since we were driving.)
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view cannot be beat. Great
The view cannot be beat. Great service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
services was great. I had a lovely experience. My and My fiancee. Definitely going back. .
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my girlfriend for her
Took my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved it! She was very impressed, the view of the city was fantastic.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The view is breathtaking! That's a given and there's not another restaurant that can deliver quite the same one. The surprise was that the food was very good, too -- not always the case when an establishment is justifiably famous for their ambiance. One picky eater among us said the fish she ordered was simply the best she ever had. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive and were very cooperative when we requested to have our dessert outside on the deck. Pricey, yes, but this place delivers on all counts.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat here. In summer....
It's always a treat here. In summer it is enchanting on a pleasant night. Eat outdoors with that wonderful view of the sun sinking behind a spectacular skyline. Food is impeccable: shrimp dumplings and hearts of palm salad, duck breast and potato encrusted snapper, molten chocolate cake and creme brulée. Unrushed. Attentive staff. Full wine list but pricey--but wonderful cocktails (try a Lime Drop). Make a reservation for one hour before sunset, requesting outdoor seating if the weather is good. We have celebrated many family events here, including our son's wedding. The view made it a very special indeed since many guests were coming to New York (and the US) for the first time. My favorite restaurant in New York, now that Tabla is gone.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants
I love dining at the Water's Edge. Not only is the view unbeatable, but the food and service earn very high scores as well. I highly recommend it.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
the place is great, nice view
the place is great, nice view from the city!
the food was great too
the service was poor, they took long time for everything: taking our order, bringing the wine, and bringing the check too
Maybe it s because we were with our kids, we were not able to wait for everything we asked
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for special occasions!
Wonderful menu, great wine list, very attentive service and a million dollar view of Manhattan makes Water's Edge the perfect spot to celebrate those special occasions in your life. We've enjoyed dining here in the past and will certainly return in the future.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was better last time
Food was better last time we went but still pretty good. Great for the neighborhood. Very friendly. Great view.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, the food and service
Overall, the food and service was very good. We got there early and the maitre d' seated us, which was a good touch. The staff was also friendly and the service was attentive. The best part of the restaurant is the scenic view of Manhattan, including the United Nations, since it's on the water.
I don't think that there is a need to have a 20% service charge, however, included in the bill because it is the kind of a place that guests already know that such a tip is appropriate.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved our dinner here! The food was delicious and the view breathe taking!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My date and I had a wonderful experience at the Water's Edge. The food was great and view was awesome.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for the expansive, impressive view of the manhattan skyline. The food was good, but the memory of the view will last a lifetime. One thing to remember-there is no cab service once you get there, but they will summon a car to take you back to manhattan. Slightly more than a cab, but not too much. Sit outside, if possible-you and your guests will never forget it!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was superb. The diced beet with carmelized goat cheese mousse was insanely good. The atmosphere is lovely. The drawback is the wait staff. Stiff, not particularly friendly and somewhat lazy.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing view, amazing food
I went to Water's Edge on a Wednesday night with my girlfriend for no particular reason. We made reservations and were brought directly to our seats even though we were about 20 minutes early. It was a quiet night, probably because it was a Wednesday. We sat at one of the outdoor tables because it was right beside water with an amazing view of the NYC skyline during sunset. The food was served in a timely fashion, and was delicious. The servings were generous enough to please an appetite and small enough to finish during a sitting. The staff was helpful and courteous.
The atmosphere is great for a special occasion with a significant other; It was very romantic and intimate. They provide valet parking for no charge except for your tip.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ultimate Dining in Long Island City
Spectacular view of the NYC skyline! Food is always fresh, creative and delicious. Service was second-to-none with friendly and attentive staff. When it was known that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, we were served a glass of champagne and everyone came over to congratulate us - what a wonderful touch for our special occasion. Can't wait to return.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING PLACE...SPECIAL INDEED.
AMAZING PLACE...SPECIAL INDEED. FOOD IS HIT OR MISS BUT WORTH THE VISIT. IHAVE BEEN HERE A FEW TIMES. IF YOU STICK TO THE MORE TRADITIONAL AND SIMPLER DISHES YOU WILL BE HAPPY. SOME OF THEIR MORE "ELABORATE" DISHES TEND TO BE EXPERIMENTAL FOR OUR TASTE.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
For the best view of Manhattan
Water's Edge offers an awesome view of Manhattan. This is a very classy restaurant. I would highly recommend for special occasions or just a romantic dinner with a loved one. I picked this restaurant to celebrate my son's engagement.
Everyone in our party enjoyed EVERYTHING! From the moment you walk in the door you are treated with unbelievable service.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant has the most
The restaurant has the most breathtaking view of any restaurant I have ever dined at. Additionally, the ambiance is wonderful and the service is impeccable. Everyone and anyone should dine at this restaurant at least once.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Anniversary dinner
Great Food and service. Lovely view of the NY skyline. Quiet scene.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM