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Water and Wine
Water and Wine

Water and Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.visitwaterandwine.com
  • Phone: (908) 755-9344
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30-3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: John Tocci
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: James (908) 755-9344

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We also have a private lot.
A word from Water and Wine
Charming ambience and stunning outdoor views provide the setting to experience our steaks and seafood with Mediterranean flair. We invite you to enjoy our celebrated new American cuisine in this comfortable and elegant atmosphere.
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first time at Water and Wine; we went to celebrate a birthday. It was all-around excellent. Nice view of the lake. The waiter was friendly and available, but didn't hover or rush us. Food was incredible. I had crab cake app and diver scallops - very fresh seafood was served. Husband had the Porterhouse, which was big enough to share. Salads were also huge and big enough to share. Only minor gripe was the ambience. Restaurant and staff were done nice, but lots of people ignored the dress code and opted for all but beachwear (I know restaurant really has no control over this). It's a really nice place, so it would be nice if people were respectful of that. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food remains good, portions are large. Server was friendly, but not polished as the one we had last time. When asked what kind of potato came with short ribs, he responded "it's just a bunch of potatoes on the side." Other issue is that when the server discussed the specials or described a particular dish he spoke so fast, could barely be understood, let alone allow you to retain anything just said. Especially to senior citizens. My parents had no idea what he was saying. This is the second time there has been a complete fail on dessert. Last time, bread pudding hard & dry, this time, chocolate tart soupy mess. Thin chocolate liquid sitting a a pastry shell. As soon as you cut into it, all of it just oozed out of the shell. Just a mess."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The waiter and manager were great (friendly and inviting). They made us feel very comfortable and ensured that our evening was special. Loved gazing out at the pond. It was a little noisy as many families come to enjoy special events but that never took away from the ambiance. Appetizers and dessert were spectacular (cajun calamari was a different taste that was unique and pleasing and the shrimp cocktail was so fresh). Dessert was to die for (we are both chocoholics and Water and Wine did not disappoint). I loved my dinner (boneless short ribs) so tender but my husband stated that his lobster spaghetti was a little bland so that is why I gave the food a "good" rating. All in all...I will absolutely be back again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Restaurant in a great location with special views of a lake. Staff very friendly and effective, food varied from very good to average. Liked the menu and wine list, hated the smell of the dining room, probably because of the old carpet. A turn off."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Water and Wine consistently provides a fine dining experience with excellent food and wonderful service. I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Water and Wine is a favorite of my wife and me and many of our friends. I have written numerous reviews, all good, and this one is no different. Aside from the terrific food, ambiance, view and service, the restaurant leadership is very accommodating. If it's not on the menu and they can prepare a special request, they will do it. All I can say is go. You will be very happy and probably run into me there. If you do, feel free to thank me for the recommendation."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We requested a table overlooking the lake although their website indicates that they may or may not be able to accommodate the request. We were running late and called to let them know that we would be there a half hour later than our reservation. When we finally arrived our lakeside table was ready and waiting for us, a splendid surprise. Our waiter could not have been nicer or more professional.We asked to share the Mesclun field Greens salad with goat cheese and they split it for us with an appealing presentation. For the main course, my Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection as was my date's Ahi Tuna. We shared a wonderful bottle of Cabernet and finished by splitting the Creme Brulee. I reccommend this restaurant highly. Well done!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "service and food was very good - generous pours of wine! Scallops were seared perfectly, lamb chops tender, Ahi Tuna seared rare and delicious."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "When we were shown to our table we told the host it was very cold. He responded, "yes it is"and walked away. We ordered clams on the 1/2 shell as an appetizer. When the waiter placed the clams on the table, he knocked a piece of bread onto the clams. With his bare hands he took the wet piece of bread and placed it back into the bread basket. We had to tell him to remove not only the bread but the whole basket. The food was good and we asked to have the leftovers wrapped and brought to us to take home. They were never brought to our table and we left anxious to get out of the frigid air. We have been to this restaurant before and were pleased. We will not be rushing back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The diver scallop and crab cake appetizers were outstanding. The short ribs were very good. The steak was seasoned wonderfully and cooked exactly as I asked, but was somewhat fatty. I would have liked an additional choice of a brand of prosecco. Being by the window with a view of the lake was very nice."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Water and Wine is our escape to the "super fine" dining experience! The atmosphere is fantastic, where one can sit and watch the lake with it's peaceful demeanor. The food is well beyond fantastic! Each dish is specially prepared with a special touch for a combination of harmonic flavors! I'm a salmon lover and their salmon dish is beyond delicious. The service is attentive, personable and friendly - a true compliment to everything else good about Water and Wine!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "After reading mixed reviews we were expecting this place to be so-so. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent in every way, the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. The only little flaw I experienced was the awful chocolate bread pudding for dessert. It was hard and dense (not in a good way). Proper bread pudding should be light and fluffy, with a very slight custardy consistency. I needed a saw to get through this one. Other than that---it was great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I live just up the street and have been going here for years and the food is always very good and portions are abundant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The first sandwich on the menu with Panko crushed mozzarella cheese, prosciutto, roasted peppers, and olive oil is one of the best meals I have ever had!!!! Went with my friend for my birthday and we were incredibly satisfied with the service. We even came in 10 mins until the kitchen was closing and they didn't turn us away or rush us. So good!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Decent place a little noisy. Strange thing : they would not do my steak black and blue akapittsburgh. Rare inside charred outside. I've worked in,owned and eaten in restaurants for 40+years and never heard that before Waiter was apologetic and said he would do his best(steak was just slightly overdone with a good not great crust)found it odd in a place that features steak"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I have reviewed W&W many times and the restaurant remains outstanding on each visit."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Lovely view, and our table was right by the window. Service was also excellent. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Overall food was good and service was efficient. Pappardelle with short ribs was overly salty but otherwise all the other dishes were good. Strangely, the wait staff never suggested coffee or espresso service with the dessert menu."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent in every respect. Sorry we didn't discover sooner. The 'special' manhattan is a treat not to be missed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were amazed at the food! everything we had was extrodinary with enourmous portions. We had the pre-fix thinking that , of course, the portions would be smaller. No way!!! Everything was extremely generous."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Service was top notch. The food was delicious. It's hard to hit the bark with all seafood dishes, but they did. However, at the request of my dining partner I must state that the bread, according to him, was sub par."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent!! Would definitely go again"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very good food with extremely generous portions. Service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, courteous and could not do enough to please."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Well I didnt know that water and wine had a valet service because I didnt bring any cash with me. Its a little pricey but there was an option for a 3 prix fixe I believe it was called for $39. It included apps, entree and dessert. Overall food was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everything about the place was great. Not our first time. We have introduced family and friends to the restaurant. Food was delicious!! We leave satisfied everytime. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's one of my Husbands favorites."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was well prepared, delicious. There is a largemenu. The fixed price three course dinner is $39, a good value .We three picked seafood. My two soft shell cabs were done just right.The ambiance is special. Wide picture windows look out over a lake. Tables are set well apart. Tables not at the windows still have pleasant views. Service was prompt. The waiter knew his menu. The room is carpeted and there are ceiling tiles so the rooms are fairly quiet. We plan to come back and to recommend to other friends."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Went there on a date and was impressed with the location. Very scenic and serene. Wonderful wine list, attentive wait staff, and delicious food. The crab cakes were some of the best I've eaten. I ordered diver scallops and risotto with vegetables. My date had steak. Of course we sampled each other's plate. He liked my risotto so much our waiter brought him some. Everything was so well seasoned with appealing presentation. My date and I split some wonderfully creamy flavorful strawberry cheesecake and cappuccino. A most delightful experience. A place I will definitely return to dine again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "After reviewing restaurants in NYC for several years, I moved to the NJ suburbs when we started our family. After being spoiled by some of Manhattan's best restaurants, I confess I am not always easy to please. Our evening at Water and Wine however, rivaled my most coveted dining experiences. My husband and I began the night with a drink at the bar. The signature cocktails were outstanding (Try the white peach martini) and the bartenders were attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The servers were likewise outstanding and the food was exceptional. My halibut (a special) truly melted in my mouth and my husband is still talking about the Pappardelle. The romantic ambiance and lake views complete a picture perfect evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The cold antipasto was large but not with good meat. The shoestring potatoes were terrible. Steaks were good but the choices of potatoes were not good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Restaurant is in great need of dusting and cleaning.....plastic flower arrangements are very old and sad-looking Service is great but food is not. Greatly overrated ......."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Folks from private party entered dining area.... Got loud but staff moved them swiftly..... Waiter was chatty and very quick?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After selecting a good wine, the wife and I decided to select items from the prix fixe menu. They had a very good selection. My wife had the salmon and sautéed spinach while I had the pork chops with hot peppers. Both were prepared well and presentation was very nice. The tuna tartare appetizer was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had a birthday lunch at Water & Wine and there is no other place I know of to have such a delicious, but a low-key celebratory lunch. A glass of wine, a salmon speciality, and the house dessert. We sat and talked and talked, looked at the beautiful view and savored our meal. Perfect afternoon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "You won't find many written reviews for Water and Wine but people know about it from word of mouth. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. The water part of the name refers to the great view and the wine list is huge but you can still find several reasonably-priced bottles. The menu is varied--everything we ordered at our table was delicious and beautifully presented. The servers go out of their way to accommodate you. This is definitely a great choice!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always a wonderful dining experience. Service is thoughtful and food is consistently very well prepared. Everything on the menu is an excellent choice and the wine selection is vast. With the argon gas system used at Water and Wine, trying higher end wines by the glass or quartino is now an option."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had the bone in ny strip maybe the best steak I ever had"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Water and Wine. The couple that accompanied us has been there numerous times before and has always loved it. We were seated at a table overlooking the lake. Eve1n on a cloudy nightl, it was serene and beautiful. Our server, Rita, was extremely attentive and personable. The food was to die for. The salads were the best. I had the mesculin greens with cranberries and goat cheese. My husband had the endive salad with gorganzola and candied walnuts. Both so delicious, as was the warm mozzarella with marinara sauce. The entrees that we ordered were diver scallops w/couscous, Norwegian salmon (2), and pappardelle pasta with short ribs. Everything was perfectly prepared and so flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Water and Wine is always a great night out! James is always personable and welcoming my guests and I every time we come! Chris the bartender is always great at picking a wine or just a nice drink. Diego was very attentive waiting my table. No complaints what so ever. Porter house steak was cooked perfectly and creamed spinach was to die for! Cheesecake was just delicious as well. Great food, service and all around a wonderful restaurant to try. One try and you keep coming back. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Perfect Mother's Day dinner! There was something for everyone and the view was beautiful. Would definitely visit Water & Wine again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was well timed and very friendly ,never rushed . The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the wine selections ,and the prices are very affordable. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014