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Water's Edge Resort & Spa
Water's Edge Resort & Spa

Water's Edge Resort & Spa Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com
  • Email: reservations@watersedgeresortandspa.com
  • Phone: (860) 399-5901
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 8:45am; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: John Cortesi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Choose from multiple private dining options. The Bushnell room, with a great view of the sweeping lawn and Long Island Sound, can accommodates up to 20 people. The intimate Spencer Alcove can host up to 18 guests for private wine dinner. The Captains Landing with floor-to-ceiling windows can host a breathtaking lunch for up to 30 guests. We also have three ballrooms and other social function spaces to accommodate from 15 to 350, many with spectacular water views.
  • Private Party Contact: Social Sales (860) 399-5901
  • Entertainment: Indoor live entertainment year round Friday and Saturday 9:00pm until 1:00am. Outdoor live entertainment from Memorial Day to Labor Day Wednesday through Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ripley Hill Road
  • Public Transit: 1 Mile from the Westbrook Train Station and on the Shoreline Bus route.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample complimentary self parking and valet.
A word from Water's Edge Resort & Spa
The Restaurant at Waters Edge is home to the best brunch in Connecticut and a multitude of fine entrees for lunch and dinner. Featuring innovative American cuisine, your palate will be seduced by the creative preparations of the freshest seafood, steaks, chops, homemade pastas, and decadent desserts from our in-house pastry kitchen. Offering spectacular views of the Connecticut Shoreline, The Restaurant at Waters Edge is the perfect outdoor dining spot, making it an ideal choice for romantic dinners and breathtaking lunches, offering outdoor dining seasonally. The readers of Connecticut Magazine voted Water"s Edge Resort & Spa "The Best Sunday Brunch Statewide" and "The Best Hotel Dining Statewide", while food columnists for the Hartford Courant and the New York Times have rated the restaurant "Excellent."Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoy this restaurant particularly in the nice weather. Many tables have views of the LI Sound and there is outdoor seating. Service can be a little slow at times but friendly. The food is very fresh and always meets expectations. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Staff and services at the spa were fantastic, just what the doctor ordered. Lunch was the icing on the cake. "
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I took my fiancé here to surprise him for our anniversary. Our weekend and experience could not have been better!! We will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Overall brunch at Water's Edge was very nice, the only problem was no one ever approached our table to take a drink order. The servers came by and poured lots of coffee, juice and water but never asked if we'd care for something else. If I had been asked I probably would have ordered a Bloody Mary."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A great special occasion dinner out; food was exquisite. Service was top notch, and made up for the louder guests surrounding us. Very impressed, and would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Went to this resort for a night away with a friend and had lunch and dinner in the restaurant. Lunch menu offered a good variety of choices. I had the sweet potato soup, which was excellent, and steamed mussels and clams in broth which was very good. The bread was fresh and warm. My friend had haddock with breadcrumbs, which was nothing special, sweet potato fries which were good and crisp and asparagus. Our dinner was more disappointing. Basically, the entrees were about $8-$10 overpriced for the quality. The food was ok, but just not exceptional. And for what its worth, the menu was full of typos!. Those prices should command an attention to detail that was missing not just in the menu but in the food."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We were lured into the restaurant with a special written in the room. And when we got there was a catch , it was noting the section were seated it. They did not honor the offer. We we're determine to enjoy ourselves, so we ate. The food was over spiced. It was very hard to enjoy I had scallops that were over sweet potatoes, with corn, balsamic, and many other spices. It was much too over spiced. My husband had Weiner schnitzel that he said was good. I also had New England clam chowder that was more like potato and cheese soup. Not bad but not New England clam chowder."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Because of a scheduling mistake on our part, my wife and I partook of the Sunday brunch two weeks in a row. The first time was my first outing at Waters Edge, and I was impressed by both the variety and the quality of the brunch offerings. My favorite brunch foods (fresh fruit, pastries, eggs benedict, shrimp cocktail, roast beef) were delicious. The waiter was very attentive, providing coffee and juices very promptly. We were surprised that alcoholic beverages weren't provided until after 11:00 a.m. The second visit was slightly less impressive, appearing to emphasize pastas and seafood risotto, but was still very good. Desserts on both occasions were good, but not exceptional."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Rather than do well with a few foods, this restaurant does overkill with a ton of food. It isn't about taste, it is about quantity. At first glance (and second and third) the amount of food offered is overwhelming but, in the end, it is still just a buffet. High cost, low quality."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I asked for a nice table for a wedding proposal hours before, and they stuck me in the middle of the room. The tables are crammed in a room and the ambience is terrible. I saw other spots that looked secluded and romantic and they didnt even try to accommodate. In theory, the place should be amazing, it isnt."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "At our age, an anniversary dinner and evening out is sometimes too stressful, so we opted for the Sunday Brunch at Water's Edge. The staff was easily able to accommodate our desire for "no stairs, please," and our waiter was cheerful and engaging, but never overstepped or intruded on our experience. The food servers were also quite charming and did all in their power to fulfill requests. The carver split a whole prime rib in half to make sure we received rare slices from the center, the omelet and crepe artists easily accommodated my combinations smiling and chatting all the while. The chafing dishes were filled with marvelous morsels, cold shrimp were cooked perfectly and served with a tasty, tangy cocktail sauce. Loved the desserts!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Always nice to enjoy another fine Sunday brunch at Waters Edge. The crepes and omelettes were excellent. Service was very good and attentive."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had dinner here on a Saturday night in March. Spent the weekend at the hotel and using the spa as part of a small reunion of girlfriends from college. Food was very good. No specifically-vegetarian entrees (two of us generally stick to vegetarian diets) but we both ordered fish/seafood and were happy with our meals. The service was very good, prices were reasonable for the setting. I had sea bass and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Was in the mood for soup but both options were "heavy" (N.E.clam chowder and crab bisque) so I passed. A healthier/broth-based option would have been nice. Had the lemon tart for dessert and it was also very good. Tart and not especially sweet, which I liked. Would eat here again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing! Can't wait to go back for Mothers Day!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Sunday brunch buffet, good selection of breakfast and lunch items. Crepes made just for you, omelet, pasta dishes. Gorgeous view of the Sound. Even better at Easter and Thanksgiving."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Went for Brunch. Service was fine. Food selection was really good, quality was good. Price was about right for the ambiance and selection of foods. Overall a good spot for romantic getaway."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Found this place when researching a stop over for a family vacation. Amazing food & beautiful location. Planning to make this the destination next time!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Second time there. Food was hot fresh and delicious. Food was being constantly rotated . Piano player playing softly in the background what a wonderful time Oceanview great visit with friends great food. About $35 a person so it wasn't cheap just don't go every week is definitely worth it to treat yourself. Also a little cramped as they are trying to fill the dining room. Service was a little lacking they could've filled the water and juice glasses more often and we were probably waiting about 20 minutes for the check. Aside from that you're there for the food which was incredible definitely definitely going back again and again."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great to go on a date, with family, friends or a group of people. The brunch buffet is 9-3 so stay, pace yourself, and eat to your hearts content. I've been going here for brunch since I was little and it's always a treat to bring new comers. Will always make trips to go back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We drove down from the New Hampshire boarder in Mass. all the way to the Connecticut shoreline to take our daughter to brunch for her birthday. It was worth it! The food was fresh and delicious. The multi-level seating only enhanced the views from window to window! After reading all the posts on trip advisor I was a little apprehensive...it did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This place did not miss a beat, service was spot on,very.....attentive, we are so glad we went. Thanks for everything and the lobster ravioli and ny York strip are heaven. H"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My husband and I spent a lovely weekend away at Water's Edge and were looking forward to a nice dinner. We were not disappointed. Not only was the food delicious, but the waiter was attentive without hovering. There was a gentleman playing the piano, the lighting was soft and the ambiance very quiet. I would say the only negative was that we were sitting right next to the window and it was a little chilly. Next time we will ask for a table in the middle of the room. All in all a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was good and decor and views were above average."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Came for a birthday brunch. Quality of food and very limited food choices were quite surprising. We did not have this experience two years ago.. Omelette/crepe prep in the main lobby and tables 2 flights down? Food bland. The caprese salad was melting. No vegetarian option (spinach) for eggs Benedict and the ones in the steamer were dried and cold. Dessert table was almost bare. Totally not worth the price nor representative of a resort quality brunch. We won't be back. The only plus was being able to reserve online and at the last minute."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I would have chosen 0's if i could. Food at "the best in CT" was awful..Eggs benedict on in toasted bread with cold hollandaise. .need to beg for coffee repeatedly. Desserts that must have come out of a freezer. A women slipped on food debris left on the floor literally in the middle of the high traffic path through the lobby and even after that, no one came to clean it up. None of the servers seemed to be happy about being there. The cook at the crepe station wouldn't make eye contact and even the front desk manager didn't react to the o old woman falling in the lobby after slipping on the food left on the floor. If I hadn't been with friends and didn't want to spoil our date I would've demanded a refund!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The food was absolutely fabulous! the hostess had a bit of an attitude but when you tasted the food that bad taste went away!! I would highly recommend this restaurant. We had lobster ravioli and steak, dessert was also fantastic."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Great food, good service, lovely view - downside - you will eat too much."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The food, service and ambience were all excellent. It is a very pretty room in a beautiful setting on the sound. A tomato bisque was outstanding."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Too expensive for mediocre food. No one available at carving station. Beautiful place with beautiful views, would not return for Brunch. Sat at a table 3 levels down, 3 levels away from buffet. Hostess greeting us seemed like she just rolled out of bed and couldnt be bothered."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The wait staff was nice and attentive. We sat at a table near the window, there was a beautiful view however, it was hard to be comfortable with the sun in our eyes. I would advise to bring sunglasses or sit away from the window but then you are missing the best part of the brunch "the view". The food was "OK" nothing out of the ordinary for a resort style buffet. We were there for the brunch to celebrate a special occasion with family."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Maybe it's the Sunday brunch that is the problem, but this was just AWFUL.We had a reservation, and were made to wait ~30 minutes for a table. People who arrived just before us, but didn't have a reservation, got seated sooner.The young woman at the front desk acted so bored when we asked about seating, it was like she was doing us a favor by bothering to talk to us. There was only buffet, which was overcooked/overheated/rubbery for everything (unless you got the custom-made omelet, which was ok) in those standing warmers. Lattes and cappucinos were so bad as to be undrinkable.You had to flag down a waiter to get more coffee (although they did come by with water). So not worth the VERY high cost. View, location, though - beautiful..."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We went to the Water's Edge after theater and were delighted with every aspect of our experience. The resort itself is lovely and the restaurant room is spacious and very nicely appointed. Window seats provided a glorious water view, but go before dark to see this. We ordered steak and fish and neither of us was disappointed. Both serving portions were generous and absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding--we felt neither neglected nor bothered by our server. The prices are very moderate. Because prices were reasonable we did not expect the very high quality meal that we received. If we lived in the area we would frequent this beautiful place."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "The most serious flaw in dining at the water's edge was the pacing of service. Our servers were all friendly, considerate and competent, but the delay between courses was excessive, even though the restaurant was only moderately full. No explanation was given. We had both a dinner and breakfast buffet at the hotel. The food was fine, but service at both meals was slow. If you are prepared to wait 20 to 30 minutes between courses, I would recommend the water's edge. If you don't want to linger, then look elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/11/2013