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

The Water Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thewaterclub.com/
  • Phone: 2126833333x
  • 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
    PLEASE CALL FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE RESERVATIONS!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, 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: 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
The Water Club reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (208)special occasion (186)romantic (181)fit for foodies (70)notable wine list (58)good for groups (58)great for outdoor dining (44)great for brunch (38)neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (22)late-night find (22)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • no complaints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service even after arriving 20 minutes late for reservation. Food is amazing. ambiance is very romantic especially if you have a window seat. Calamari is a must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is like any typical New York spot with a great view -- your money is going towards the view and the wine, not the food. The food is very average, and I would suggest somewhere else if you want good food. It's good enough here, but not for the price. The view and wine list is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • again a wonderful night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our third visit in as many weeks was again a lovely experience...From the warm greeting from the captain to the excellent food (great lobster!) and the impeccable service from the waiters, runners and bussers...(what hard working guys) everything was wonderful..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, Beautiful Views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    If you want to dine looking out over the East River, experience excellent service and delectable food, then this is your place! My sister and I visited New York for days of plays and shopping and decided to have one night out for a special dinner and someone recommended this to us. I am very glad we chose The Water Club. The service was truly outstanding, the ambience perfect, and the food was delicious. I cook amazing salmon dishes, but this was the best salmon I have ever had. Bon' appetite!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy restaurant
    mitsuVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I always enjoy the superb service and personal attention I receive from the very friendly staff. i recommend this for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • another wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    we decided to go back after the wonderful time we had the previous week...we weren't disappointed...from the manager to the exceptional host/waitress to the food and the rest of the staff (bussera and runners) we had another lovely evening...thank you again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    04570457
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was my birthday. We were welcomed by the MD and even surprised with an after dinner drink for birthday celebration. Food was not as good as we expected. Probably what we ordered, the duck was a little to rear. Everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    MaxOpera
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I went there for a birthday and everything was perfect: the view, the table, the waiters singing Happy Birthday. The food was one star short of memorable, at least seen from the point of view of discriminate reviewers, but very good. Ask for a table facing the water if you want to enhance the experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    HPerez
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday here and the service was amazing. I don't get to say that a lot but this place is truly a gem. The food was great. Everything was fresh. This place is simply PERFECT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary
    AmazingPlaceVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    For our anniversary we had dinner at the Water Club. From the valet service to the dining experience the evening was outstanding. The food was great and the view was perfect. At the beginning of the dessert course they congratulated us on our anniversary which was very nice. All in all it was a very special evening that we will not forget.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful resturant by sea
    HeavenVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This resturant is really distinguished by its location and it's interior design is very romantic. An excellent place for any kind of annyversary, birthday, and other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the Grandparents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had dinner with my daughter and my parents. It was very scenic. We did enjoy the water view and all the boats passing by. Our server was attentive. We had the sole and tile fish entrees. I had the roasted chicken. Everything was very good and tasty. We shall remember that evening for a long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely 5th Wedding Anniversary
    CharliePepperUK
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited the Water Club for our wedding anniversary. It was our first time in NYC so we checked the ratings for the restaurant and booked in advance of our trip. We were not disappointed. The setting was lovely, the service excellent, and the food equally superb, especially the Fillet Mignon, which I had. All in all it was a lovely evening, not at all overly expensive and we would be happy to recommend to visitors to NYC and may come back ourselves one day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I enjoyed having dinner at the Waterclub and would definitely recommend it to a friend. Our waitress was very engaged and offered excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ambiance,food & service excellent. Have already recommended it to family & friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Swimmingly Good
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Spectacular in everyway! The Water Club brings the best together for an unforgettable, magical experience. The service was impeccable from the moment I was seated to the moment I left. I had the artichoke appetizer and it came complete with half a lemon covered so that only the fine juice came out when squeezed. It is this attention to detail that puts The Water Club ahead of competitors. I am a vegetarian, and requested that the chef make me a special vegetarian entrée of his own design. It was well crafted, beautifully presented, and most of all, incredibly delicious. The chef, Aaron Bashy, even made a table side appearance and chatted for a few minutes! A dazzling restaurant for any occasion, including a quite night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a lovely return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We haven't been to the water club in years, after a couple of unmemorable meals and not quite attentive service...WHat a great surprise to come back again...From the moment we walked in, we sensed a change...The captain couldn't have been more accommodating and from the food, to the wonderful waiter and all the staff (busser and runners also!) we fell back in love with the Water Club...The food was again memorable and the service was top notch...Thank you for a lovely evening to the end of another summer...and we most certainly will return..!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mikster
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had drinks on the rooftop Crow's next and had some appetizers....loved the whole thing and will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only a good view
    opentable12345
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Pros: View of the water; fairly old school romantic ambience Cons: The food wasn't bad, but very mediocre for a restaurant like that. When we went for brunch, there was only one other party there. The environment is stuffy and overly formal. It is a shame we won't be back because location right on the water is great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There was no reservation - arrived
    HotCouple
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The host did not have our reservation. Fortunately there weren't too many people dining so we easily got seated. We were served by three different people. The second waiter, didn't admit he hadn't tasted the dish but tried to steer us instead to a dish he already knew. The third waiter was fine. The pianist was great. We enjoyed the view, it was all very lovely and we would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carrie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was truly a magical place to spend a special evening. I have lived in New York for my entire life, always passing this restaurant but thinking it was more of a tourist trap. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted with our experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough meat
    Thebullet
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Two of us ordered the pork chop. The meat was tough. Maître d was told and he apologized and offered to reduce the bar tab. Very nice thing to do however another server came over And suggested we eat from the other side of the chop. But the place is beautiful and the scones are incredible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overblown
    TheJET
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ambience lovely but that's all. Food way overpriced and very mediocre. Advertised 1 1/4 lb lobsters but at 7pm were already out of them. Told waiter about food allergy but he paid no attention, then took forever to replace the dish. Ignored the allergy on other dishes even after that. Waiters pompous and obsequious but didn't do the simple, important things. Overall, very disappointing. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Picture Perfect Evening
    SuZQ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Chose to take my special someone to The Water Club as it was her birthday & I wanted to impress. We started with a drink at the bar, she liked that we were able to sit on the couch nearby. The host seated us at the best table in the house - we got to sit side by side with a direct view of The East River. The view became even more breathtaking as the sun set. We started with Caviar, Foie Gras, and a bottle of Pinot Noir, all very good. For dinner I enjoyed the Duck Breast & she Lobster Thermidor. Our waiter brought us a piece of chocolate cake & two glasses of Château Laribotte, Sauternes on the house to celebrate my lady's birthday; we sung Happy Birthday to her. The service was excellent; I hope to bring her back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bliss29
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still is one of New York's finest.
    JerryB
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • customer service is great
    maria
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love the piano man and his music. Best moscato ever..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View and seafood
    Luvgoodfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic View
    Foodlover
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced and Average
    Robert
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful view, but expensive, average food. Incredibly disappointing. I can't figure out why its so highly rated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic and elegant
    maz100
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Water Club - Water View
    LovetodineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bean0906
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food and service was outstanding! Beautful setting for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant Week Menu Ever
    SultryBlonde
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and dated
    Newyorkdiner2
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a treat
    PapapatVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Water Club!
    NYNaji
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The view is amazing. The service is exemplary. The food is good. Go for the experience if nothing else!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • magical time
    travelinlady
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.