Waterside Restaurant and Catering
Waterside Restaurant and Catering

Waterside Restaurant and Catering

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://watersiderestaurantandcatering.com/
  • Phone: 2018617767x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Karlo Dobric
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Available for parties with 15 to 225 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lesley Lovett or Shantal Videla 2018617767x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marine Place
  • Public Transit: The NJ Transit stops in front of our restaurant - the 158 coming from NYC Port Authority - the gate at Port Authority is 202.
    You also have the Weehawken/Port Imperial Ferry. From there, you will have to take a cab to get to our restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Waterside Restaurant and Catering
Breathtaking views of the New York Skyline.
Al Fresco Dining.
Located on the Hudson River, 5 minutes from New York City!
Culinary Executive Chefs from the CIA.
Spectacular Atmosphere for your Very Special Event.
Zagat Rated.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Waterside Restaurant and Catering reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (28)great for outdoor dining (26)special occasion (23)romantic (20)hot spot (12)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • WILL DEFINITELY RETURN
    JUDY
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a delightful dinner and will definitely dine there again. The service was outstanding as is the view of the NYC skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were in NYC for a matinee, and wanted a place to enjoy a view of the city; Waterside was it! We were greeted and seated promptly at a gorgeous outside table. Our waiter, Jose, was prompt, attentive, and courteous. Jose explained the menu and made recommendations suitable for the variety of challenges we presented to him (vegetarian, fresh seafood, and fresh pasta). All of the appetizers we sampled were good to excellent. My first artichoke, and I loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed reviews
    YouknowmeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very inconsistent restaurant. Been there a couple of times and sometimes the food is great and sometimes is terrible. This past weeks I was there for my dad's birthday. Alwful doesn't begin to describe it! Sent three dishes back. Friday nights have been good but Saturdays seem totally different. Maybe there are to focused on the catering hall upstairs and not paying attention to the main restaurant. Either way it's too hit of miss for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 21st Anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was extraordinary. We shared the seafood tower which tempted the palate with every bite and our veal was beyond delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    LindaE
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Restaurant was perfect for this special occasion. Pricey menu and wine list but that's what you do. Food and service were exceptional so worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hostess was rude
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Hostess was beyond rude to the point where it ruined my mood for the rest of the evening. Server was incredibly nice and professional. No idea why they would hire such a rude and unprofessional hostess with an attitude problem. You would think she would know to maybe smile to greet customers....you know what, forget smiling, simply just don't talk down.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time
    rm2681
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had dinner here and everything was great. Food was delicious! Great view of the city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location
    Tricia01
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We found this on open table and booked at the last minute. Service, food and ambience was excellent. No wi-fi, which was a bit odd as it was mentioned on the menu. Great river views and not too expensive. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Awesome place
    BDK3
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was excellent. Great view of NYC. Would recommend to all my friends. Seems to also be great for for couples, friends and family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    service took forever. I think the waiters were trying to be respectable of the conversations we were having at the table, but they took forever to come over and take our order and then come back again. I am a very patient person and never think twice about having to wait, but this was a bit absurd. Once we did actually place an order, the food came out within minutes. I definitely would go back for cocktails and to sit at the bar or outside along the Hudson because the views are great, but probably not for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going downhill fast....
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Upon entering, the hostess informed us that they had not received my reservation from OpenTable. Because of this, we were seated in a bad location. The server was not attentive, we were never asked if we wanted another cocktail nor was the water ever refilled. We had nothing to drink the entire meal. Our steaks were severely overcooked. The food was bad. I have been several times and this place his getting worse and worse - I could get a better steak at any chain restaurant. I won't be back for a long time, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Waterside
    JulesEats
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Small plates are great for a community dining experience. The wait staff was great. The views of the NYC skyline were gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANNOYING DJ
    cruisegirl223
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I have been to this place several times and each time the music is super annoying. It's that club beat with no vocals but a constant beat that never ends. I mean I love background music and this was just noise!!! Get a better DJ then I might come back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare
    evebVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is a location with a rare and beautiful view , and airy atmosphere. Great food, okay service, lovely owner and is very special
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Waterside Restaurant and Catering reviews archive.
  • The new menu physically looks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2010
    The new menu physically looks cheap - like something you'd find in a coffee shop - laminated plastic. I counted several typos on it as well (the word is PROSCIUTTO not PROSCUITTO). Also the food SELECTION is basic and unimpressive. Considering the price and location, this is not acceptable. The entry area was damaged, the host was not at the host stand even though the restaurant was empty, and when I did find him, instead of greeting me with "welcome.. can I help you?" he literally looked at me sort of suspect, as if to say "what are you doing here"!! On the other hand, the waiter was as nice as could be, the pasta I had was DELICIOUS and the view is worth a million. Seriously, if they just address the other issues they'll have a winner.
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  • Had dinner here and afterwards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/28/2010
    Had dinner here and afterwards my husband came down with HORRIBLE food poisoning and missed 2 days of work. W
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food...nice place...beaut
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Very good food...nice place...beautiful view of the city (NY), and good service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud and not a very cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Very loud and not a very cozy ambience for a date night. Tables were too crammed together so you felt like you were eating on top of the person next to you. Waiters seemed like they were rushing you at first to get some turnover going. Food was so-so, Chart House is overal better if you are looking for seafood on the hudson
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a last minute reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    This was a last minute reservation after being told about the resturant by a nieghbor. Wow we were very happy with our evening. The service...waiter very attentive! The food was excellent and plentiful...wine list was good and priced very reasonably! My family was very impressed and we are making plans to return very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view!!! Had brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/29/2009
    Beautiful view!!! Had brunch. Arrived on the later side, and some food had been left out a while. Omelette was FAB! Service was OK. A bit pricey for brunch since the food was OK, but the view was worth it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entire staff is attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/26/2009
    The entire staff is attentive and gracious as always. We have has many casual meals outdoors and holiday meals and the food is consistently well-prepared. A pleasant experience and a great place ...never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always -- the
    TomJVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    Excellent as always -- the whole fish is superbly grilled. The service is attentive and informative, without being intrusive. Solid menu. Gorgeous view of Manhattan across the Hudsun River. Difficult to tell why it isn't packed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Recently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Recently moved from the city and have been looking for new restaurants in North Bergen. Tried Frank's for Brunch, and it was terrible. First off, the brunch is quite expensive at $30pp and the food is mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the price. You would be better off going to the diner across the street. Second, the level of service and class is extremely low. Was there with my pregant wife, who obviously could not drink the one drink included in the $30 price. Because she couldn't drink, I asked if I could have a cup of coffee instead and they said no I would have to pay extra. Not only did the waiter refuse to throw in the silly cup of coffee, so did the Manager!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food.....great portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2009
    Excellent food.....great portions and seasoning. Wonderful view of NYC. Would recommend to friends and return ourselves.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2009
    The atmosphere was great and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Shrimp a little
    JANET
    Dined on 9/19/2009
    Food was good. Shrimp a little tough. Not a large portion. Tables were close together so neighbors were very close. Could not have a private conversation. Outdoor seating looked a little better as far as not being so close but it was a little cool to be outside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutly beautiful view and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2009
    Absolutly beautiful view and wonderful restaurant. The menu offers a variety of food fit for everyone. Do not be fooled it it not only a seafood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2009
    The food was great and the staff was very polite. will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food is very good at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/11/2009
    food is very good at this reformed place - but the prices are a bit high. we went for the first time and would like to try it again but may have to wait until we get some more money in the bank...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful summer evening,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2009
    Beautiful summer evening, dinner was very good, had the evening branzino whole fish, excellent choice! Rest of my guests very much enjoyed their pasta entrees as well. Would definitely recommend eating outside weather permitting. Am a frequent guest here, and have always had a memorable dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! The best all around
    HighX
    Dined on 9/2/2009
    Excellent! The best all around experience at this restaurant of all the times I've been there. Location and views can't be beaten, of course, and the food was better than expected! Indoor/outdoor options let you take advantage of the gorgeous weather.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The outside bar has music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2009
    The outside bar has music that is pleasant "oldies", very enjoyable. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant right on
    Michael
    Dined on 8/25/2009
    Great restaurant right on the river across from New York city. Service is excellent .....food is great.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view is a reason to visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2009
    The view is a reason to visit. Food is adequate but nothing special. You are paying for the atmosphere. The outside bar is a nice change as well as the outdoor seating. Indoor decor is vey nice. THe hostess was extremely accomodating and the staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2009
    This was our first visit to Frank's Waterside and it was a very positive experience all around. The wait staff (beginning with the valet) was super friendly, attentive, welcoming, but not intrusive. The food over-all was very good. The brunch selection was more than suffient. We would definitely return. The view is not as pleasant as the midtown panorama, however,eating near the water is always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2009
    My boyfriend and I went there to celebrate our 3yr Anniversary. And All I can say is that the event overall was wonderful. We started by first reserving a car service from opentable after we booked our dinner dreservations (Easy, ontime, affordable and it gave us the chance to drink & unwine) My boyfriend also ordered fresh Roses for our table which the manager brought over once we arrived.. Another great service offered by opentable. Dinner was great, the staff was propmt and outstanding. When we finished with dinner we steppd out into there outside bar where we enjoyed the fabulous views of the NYC skyline. And even saw a shooting star. The only negative inconvenience was the outside bartendar gave our Credit card to another guest.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! The food was filling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2009
    Excellent! The food was filling as well as light...we left satisfied but not stuffed!! Would definitely recommend it and will be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent. They
    randolphwiseguy
    Dined on 8/1/2009
    Service was excellent. They could't fill our water glasses fast enough, and there was even one busboy seemingly devoted to bringing us a second basket of bread. There was an unusual spread that came with the bread. The mixed green salad would have fed two easily. The zucchini flowers stuffed with Ricotta over arugula were light and fluffy, perfectly fried but not oily, and the dressing on the greens was a nice counterpoint to the cheesy flavor. Main courses also were good. The Halibut was a little dry, but that's Halibut, but the leeks in white wine were most and flavorful. The lamb chops were excellent, and the filet mignon was "like buttah." And, of course, there is that view of the west side of NYC and the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view is spectacular and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2009
    The view is spectacular and we have booked one of our daughter's wedding there. The seafood is good but the steak (better cuts) needs help.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very low quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2009
    Food was very low quality and in fact reminded us of wedding fare. We grew up in the area and never tried and was initially impressed on first glance, as the view and ambiance are amazing. Once the food arrived it was a complete nightmare and the bill matched that description. I would avoid at all costs unless the view of NYC is the most important thing to you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic