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Water and Wine
Water and Wine

Water and Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.visitwaterandwine.com
  • Email: waterandwine1@gmail.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.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "had a lovely time, seated next to window... great Easter dinner "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was delicious, however our server was not!! He awkwardly interrupted our conversation way too early (very soon after we received our drinks) to tell us the specials (which was a long list) while looking out the window instead of us! The service did not match the good food! He was not a professional server (but he thought he was plus slightly arrogant) and did not match the restaurant ambiance or quality of the food."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've been to Water and Wine on numerous occasions and we've never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere of the restaurant, slightly reserved but the staff is friendly, not stuffy. The food is fantastic and the service remarkable! I had the salmon which was served with couscous, mushrooms and a sauce that captured my palate beyond words. What is nice is the selection of breads accompanied with butter, dipping, oil and a nice selection of olives - not just bread and butter."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Dinner was great. Our server Adam was fantastic. Everyone enjoyed their meal so much we stayed at the bar for another drink."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service and food are always excellent at water and wine!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love Water and Wine but their bar leaves much to be desired. First of all, very small. I have to wait a very long time to get to the bar and I was there at 5:00 with two parties hogging it. Then once I got up the bartenders were so busy socializing that I was not asked if I wanted anything until I asked them. Please go but go and get seated for a great experience, ignore the bar."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our waitress gave us spectacular recommendations and the food was exceptional!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Water and wine is an excellent restaurant located right next to a lake in Watchung. The food is incredible and the view if you can request a window table is fantastic. We had dinner with another couple and the appetizers and entrees were fantastic. We had the scallop special appetizer along with the shrimp appetizer and then we had all different entrees from veal Milanese to a filet mignon cooked perfectly to a rack of lamb that was incredible. Our entire meal from beginning to end was great and we are looking forward to going back again soon."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A wonderful dining experience.... Can't wait to return! Great choice of appetizers ..... Especially enjoyed the polenta with lobster!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have been here a number times and all but once we have always had a very good meal I usually have a steak and my wife likes their fish dishes,The service was very good as always is and the room is very nice not to dark and I like to set at a window table looking out at the lake ."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Had a first date that was going well until the wait staff couldn't wait to usher us out of the restaurant. It was not even close to closing time, and our table was not loud at all. Food was acceptable. Good ambiance."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went to Water and Wine for my anniversary. The staff was great and special orders were not a problem for the kitchen. hey got it right the first time. Although pricey it is a good spend of your money for that special occasion. I don't think you will be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was the 35th anniversary of our first date and we couldn't have picked a better place We chose the prix fixe dinner menu and couldn't believe the amount of food that followed. We started with a drink in front of the fireplace and enjoyed the peace and quiet I chose the garganelli pasta appetizer and my wife had the eggplant rollantine. We both had the double pork chop entree with potatoes, peppers and onions, which we enjoyed with a quarto no of red wine. We both had enough for dinner the next night. We shared our cheesecake and chocolate tortes along with coffee. A lovely way to spend our anniversary and we can't wait to return with friends in the future"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The steak was excellent, but the salmon was very mediocre. Having mandatory valet parking is a turn-off."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The wait for getting seated was unacceptable, the food was overly sauced."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is a hidden gem. I didn't even realize it was there. It had beautiful views and great food. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had a great time with good food beautiful lake view and very good service!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have been here several times and always love it. A little expensive, but well worth it. You are greeted with pleasantries from the hostess as you enter the warmth of the bar area for the perfect martini. The wait staff is available without being harassing. And the food - always sublime! Some dishes can be a little overpriced but some are remarkably reasonable like the pork chops. Appys and desserts are healthy-sized portions. This restaurant remains on our list for the perfect evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have had dinner here many times, but this was the first time I had lunch, and I was not disappointed. Food was great, service a pleasure and we were not rushed, timing was great."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My family treated me to dinner at the restaurant of my choice and it was no contest! This has been a favorite of mine for years. The food, the service, the wine..all perfect each and every time we go. We all enjoyed and I look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband and I recently made Water and Wine our favorite 'go to restaurant ', we love to indulge here (our meal ends up being 4 courses). The service is always great attentive but not over bearing. We also were very excited to see that we were seated at the same table the 2nd time we returned to Water and Wine...if it was unintended it was still cool, the table was one of the tables facing the windows. This table would be awesome in the summer."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate his birthday and we had a great time with an excellent view over looking the lake and the ambiance was amazing with food to match. It definitely set the tone for an adult evening with the candle lite and set the mood for romance. We will make this our special destination in the future and the service was GREAT!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We will be back without doubt. Everything was outstanding from the bread basket to wine to food to dessert. Service was fantastic. Quality and presentation of the food was marvelous. I am recommending this place to everyone I can't wait to go back!!! Not a negative to say at all. One of the best restaurants !!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate late valentines day and thought it was going to be a bit more NY city type of restaurant. Bar area was nice with fireplace but felt that the food was just ok and services was ok."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent, staff friendly and attentive. The gentlemen behind the bar were especially friendly, helpful and engaging."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had heard a lot of people talking about this restaurant and we had to see what it was all about ! I'm sure that if you get stuck at the bar while waiting the food would be good !! The food is heavy and rich - we were full after the appetizers. The decor was great and so was the view. Been there and done that - but won't be returning -we are broke now !!! Very PRICEY for what you get !"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I had a good time at Water and Wine. We waited at a crowded bar for twenty minutes after our reservation but once seated we had a great time with amazing food and an amazing view."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I highly recommend this place. The food was amazing and the waiter was helpful choosing the perfect wine for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the valet parker to the bus boy, every part of the team treated us as if we were guests in their home. The bar tender was a wizard mixologist and the chef put together some great choices. All of the food was "plate licking" good. Although the drinks and wine was a tad pricey, the prix fixe menu was expansive and a real bargain as I have paid double at other local establishments for less food that was not as good. Have eaten at W&W many times and never been disappointed. Give it a try for sure."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "we came here for the first time to celebrate my wife's birthday. all five of us completely enjoyed the experience. the menu was varied and our selections all superb."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed celebrating our 1 year anniversary here. The food is TOP notch and the service is impeccable! Only criticism is I called twice to request a table with a view and when I got there, I was told by the hostess that no window tables were available. Nonetheless, upon being seated, two four top tables, with views, were empty for some time. Other than that tho, highly recommended this place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "If you'd like to impress your date with an upscale local dining experience, then this is the place. Dress appropriately and be prepared for valet parking only. Portion sizes were generous, albeit pricey. My meal was a bit salty. Waiters were....hmm...extremely attentive, almost hovering - but were very knowledgeable about the menu, courteous and friendly."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant because it was close by and consistently delivers. View, ambiance and service was all there so let's get to the food. My wife and I shared the antipasto dish and it is a good thing we did because the portion is huge. The two of us took home half. I would suggest the restaurant reduce the portion and go with different types of cheeses and four different types of meats. For the main course, I had the bone in Filet Mignon and my wife had the salmon. The salmon was fresh and perfectly prepared. The filet was a special on the menu. Cooked to the requested medium rare and was delicious. With the Pinot Noir bottle of wine, the tab for two came to $150 after tax not including tip. W&W affords a lovely view of the pond."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have been coming to Water and Wine for years now and the food, service, and ambiance never let us down. Everything is consistently good. The view of the lake adds to the ambiance. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone's palette. There are specials every night along with a tasting menu and a la carte selections. Wines can easily be paired with whatever you choose to eat. I recommend coming here for a special occasion or just a night out."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Water & Wine has always been a high end restaurant with fine food, great service and a fine wine list and bar. I've been coming here for years but not a 'regular'. The ambiance is comfortably formal. The windows overlooking the lake is quite lovely, but beware the sun glare at certain times of day. The service is impeccable. A friendly staff willing to please. The food is excellent. Well prepared, fair portions and promptly served. Prices are mid-range for this quality venue. I suggest trying their lunch menu for the best value. This is one of the finest restaurants in the state without being pretentious about it."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "What a fab menu and wine list and friendly helpful servers!""
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "All was quite nice and enjoyable. Felt tables were way too close together though. Food was very good, consistent with other times we have been here. Service was also good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great customer service great atmosphere great presentation"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our waiter was a little too solicitous for my enjoyment. In the end I never got the lime I requested nor the mushrooms we ordered. He should have been more efficient."
    Dined on 1/16/2014