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The Water Club
The Water Club
  • Address:
    The East River between 28th Street and 32nd Street
    New York, NY 10016
    Murray Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $50 and over

The Water Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thewaterclub.com
  • Phone: (212) 683-3333
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Bashy
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano music Thursday- Saturday, 7:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday Brunch, 1:00pm -5:00pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: Events at The Water Club are always memorable. From beautiful weddings to business functions, The Water Club is the perfect place to host your next special event, private dinner or cocktail party.

    three elegantly appointed dining rooms
    two open air terraces
    cozy fireplaces
    sweeping river views
    wonderful classic American cuisine
    live piano music
    valet parking

Getting there

  • Cross Street: a 23rd Street and FDR Drive, just north of Waterside Plaza and south of 3
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to 33rd Street. Walk across 34th Street to the East River (15-20 minutes) Walk South along the river to about 30th St. Pass the heliport and past the parking lot.
    Or take the M34 crosstown bus to the last stop at the east river. Walk South along the river to the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is available on site in our private lot.
A word from The Water Club
The Water Club is now reopen after our recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The Water Club offers classic American cuisine of the highest caliber, specializing in seafood and breathtaking views of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the East River Bridges. PLEASE CALL FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE RESERVATIONS!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated right by the water and it felt as if the restaurant was moving. We loved the whole experience. Our thanks to The Water Club staff for making our friend's birthday memorable."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have not been there for quite some time, since I retired and lost my best friend "my expense account". It is still expensive and worth every penny. We were eight people and the service could not have been better. The food and wine selection are impressive and the personal attention from the management is noteworthy."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Love the piano man and his music. Best moscato ever.."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation so we sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and we enjoyed the piano player. The shrimp cocktail was a great way to begin our night. When we went into the dining the gracious host seated us at a waterside table with a spectacular view. Everything was wonderful and we enjoyed a lovely evening."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant Week Dinner. The food is very good and up to our expectations. The staff are nice and friendly. The restaurant is located by the waterfront with fantastic view. It is highly recommended for special and/or romantic occasion."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Beautiful view, but expensive, average food. Incredibly disappointing. I can't figure out why its so highly rated."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant on a boat. The view is very pretty day or night. Food was delicious and service was great! Would come back here again on a special occasion with my boyfriend."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went to the Water Club for a special occasion during NYC restaurant week. I'm glad we did. The restaurant was very attractive. It was larger than I expected. It was a great day and the views were wonderful. The peach salad and chowder soups were great. The scallop and artichoke dinners were delicious. The restaurant recommended a taxi since it isn't easy getting there by foot. We took a taxi there but the restaurant attendants couldn't easily get a taxi when we left. We had to walk a few blocks and then we were lucky to hail a cab on 34th street."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and service was outstanding! Beautful setting for a special night out."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I always try a few places during restaurant weeks in NYC however, this was the best menu selection and the food was superb. Not to mention the extremely attentive wait staff. I will go back again and again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week dinner. The choices on the abbreviated menu were great. We had California Roll & Grilled Peach Salad then Seared Scallops & Hangar steak and finished off with key lime pie & strawberry shortcake. All the food was delicious. I'm not typically a fan of key lime pie (wondering now if only b/c I never had a really good one...and this one was amazing... light and limey with a delicate crispy shell). The service was great: very friendly, attentive but not intrusive. Loved the bread guy, really nice Irish lad working here for the summer. The view is terrific. We really enjoyed the dinner and our evening."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Perfect for a romantic date or special occassion. The service here was like none other I have ever recieved in NYC. The wait staff was on top of everything and we were not rushed. The food was excellent...from the oysters, stuffed lobster with crab, cavetelli with scallops, mashed potatoes and desserts. You will not leave here hungry and it truly provides a memorable experience. Drinks were excellent too."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We are a couple in their late 20s and really wanted to go to a nice place in New York for our 1st year wedding anniversary, and boy were we disappointed. The decor and menu were extremely dated, and the servers were all over you every possible second that is became annoying. The menu was so old school and overpriced, ann was certainly not what we had in mind. It was also uncomfortable being there during the early evening, as all of the servers were lined up on the upper level just standing and staring in our direction. We came here based on the reviews, and were let down by the experience. If you are a young couple wanting to go to a nice, modern progressive restaurant, then the water club is not for you."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Never been there but heard great things about it. Everything I heard was true. The good,the view, the service was the best. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The view is amazing. The service is exemplary. The food is good. Go for the experience if nothing else!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We loved the whole experience. I took my 86 year old mother. She had been before and remembered it fondly from when she was a child. Best Beefeater martin she had ever had!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The problem with many of these restaurants is they don't fully participate in "Restaurant Week." I made my reservations online through OpenTable as it was listed as a participant. However, not for Saturday or Sunday brunches like many do. It was not disclosed until I was at my table. I was put off because I had already mulled over the menu and was looking forward to the specific dishes offered on the RW menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Did not honor NYC restaurant week menu although listed on-line as a participant for Sunday lunch. When we questioned it we were informed it was optional! We would have tried another participating restaurant."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The view was lovely. We were even given a seat where we were sitting in a bench style seat next to each other and able to see the water. We originally went there for restaurant week but ended up ordering off the regular menu. We ordered the Washburn oysters which were phenomenal. California rolls were better than ones made with imitation but wasn't mind blowing. Could have done without it. The sizzling bacon was delicious! Our entrees were the trout, which was excellent with a beautiful crusty skin and marinated pork chop which was a huge size and very tasty. Service was great. Attentive but not overbearing. We had a bottle of Meulenhof which was fantastic and hope I am able to find at a local liquor store."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had been many years ago, very disappointing on the recent visit. Ordered a ricotta and peach salad over arugula. They failed to mention they had no arugula, so over a corn salad instead. Hanger steak was poor quality, and caramelized with molasses. The key lime pie was tragic. Would not waste the time, calories or cab fare."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Beautiful location and romatic. Love it. After dinner, you can also go out for a nice beautiful walk by the waters!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Amazing food and gorgeous views. Would absolutely dine here again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Nothing , yes nothing to our food had taste . We were 3. None liked the food . We had to put salt, pepper and even Tabasco sauce to our dishes . Strange combination of dishes too like a hot peach salad; with some kind of cream cheese on top (no taste on the cheese , nor the cream, nor the peach)! The artichoke polenta was watery and needless to say, no flavor on that either . And the mahi-mahi : are those fished in a lake now? (Lol). The scallops were cooked to perfection , grab a plate of that . there are so many good restaurants out there, don't waste your time or money coming here, unless you just want the view . I gave it 1 star as I could not get 1/2 on there . The half star is for the view and the perfectly cooked scallops."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Dinner at the Water Club was a memorable experience. We had a table with a beautiful view of the water. Our waiter, Giovanni, was delightful and so attentive, paying attention to every little detail. The menu contained many interesting choices, and all four of us enjoyed every item we ordered, from the bread and muffin choices to the scallops and pork chop (the biggest and most delicious I have ever had). Special attention was paid to the person celebrating her 65th birthday. After dinner, we went upstairs to the roof and enjoyed the continuation of the lovely evening. A good time was had by all in our party."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to The Water Club for her birthday dinner and couldn't have made a better decision. The staff were really helpful, the view on the river was spectacular, and the Crows Nest was a perfect place to grab a drink before dining. I'm not a big seafood eater but my girlfriend was raving about a Tuna appetizer and the "make your own" salmon option. Definitely a place we'll be returning to."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The 3 courses were very appealing to the palate and kept me wanting another bite! Loved the fusion of flavors!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I have been here several times and always leave appreciative of the service, atmosphere and food. Most recently, we visited during New York Restaurant Week and, although I usually do not opt for the limited menu, chose the special menu ( for those who are unfamiliar with restaurant week, it is an incredible bargain ). Suffice is to say, the choices were lovely, the food was wonderful and portions appeared as all others. Treat yourself to The Water Club, start with a drink at the bar, then let your eyes feast on the view and your palate on the food."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Gorgeous Sunday evening with friends - beautiful view, delicious food, great recommendations from the waiters. Definitely a great idea for a special occassion!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Very elegant place. Food was creative and service was professional. Was a bit of a delay in the wine coming to the table, but otherwise everything was lovely. Enjoyed the live piano music."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We enjoy the food, the ambiance, the beautiful view. We want to come back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Water Club might be a little stuck in the 1980s...but it was a delightful trip back in time, where california rolls and Lobster Thermador were the epitome of haute cuisine. The views are amazing, and it's worth checking out the bar on the roof--the Crow's Nest. The food was quite good and would be fun for a large event."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our dinner at The Water Club was delightful, starting with valet parking, to a window table for two, a very good wine and two delicious meals. Music from the piano bar was a background plus."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our experience at the Water Club was wonderful The staff was very professional, friendly & attentive. The food was excellent. We had a scenic view right on the water. After dinner we went upstairs to the outdoor bar for a drink. Valet parking made the whole experience very pleasant. I had been there before & knew it would be exceptional & was glad to see that the place hasn't changed!! *****"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Very old school in a good way. Lovely Restaurant Week menu and wonderful old world service. Beautiful views and delicious cocktails. Immediately takes you back to a much less frantic time! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I went with my boyfriend for restaurant week and we were very happy with our experience. We got the steak and scallops from the price-fixe menu and everything was cooked perfectly. The regular menu was pricey, but restaurant week made a fancy night out totally in our budget. We enjoyed the live music from the gentleman in the bar playing piano, and liked how as the night went on he started playing more recognizable songs. Service was great, we saw a lot of staff on duty and everyone had their own job. The only thing we didn't like was that it was a little hard to get to. Being right on FDR Highway made it a bit confusing, so we had to walk around a bit to find our way (34th was where we cut across even though the place is closer to 30th)."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I hate the waiters & busboys rushing us out that we completed the three course menu in a hour -They tried to take my plate away while I was still eating."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "TWC is back, better than ever. Outstanding menu,wonderfully prepared,attentively presented. Incomparable views. Matthew at the bar- classy,friendly,mixologist- sets the stage for a lovely night. Maitre d' helpful in every way. Can't say enough nice things about TWC."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "we had time for a drink at the rooftop bar before dinner and it was beautiful. the food at dinner was delicious."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My compliments to the Maitre'd, his service was really outstanding. He was so attentive to my Family. We were late , but were given a warm welcome, and after being seated for a short while, he offered us another table , with a view we preferred. His service along with the staff is reason enough for me to return. The appetizer was excellent , and the dessert super . Not much of a seafood lover, we ordered The Steak, which both of my Son's enjoyed, as for me I wasn't thrilled with the -gravy too salty, but the meat was good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Thank god that I had great company with me because I didn't realize that I waited over an hour after my reservation time to finally be seated. The maîtred was very apologetic and offered us drinks. The staff was very welcoming and sweet. The view was absolutely amazing. Even though we waited for over an hour, it was well worth it. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014