The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

4.6
409 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Enjoy Award Winning Steaks, Fresh and Locally Sourced Seafood, Traditional & Contemporary Italian Dishes and Wine from our award winning wine selection.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is an award-winning steak house and event venue. We began more than 35 years ago as one of Stamford and Darien’s premiere Steakhouses, renowned for our Certified Angus Beef® steaks, select premium seafood and Italian specialties. Our in-house wine room provides a vast selection of premium wines that our professional staff will help you pair with your dinner.

We offer our guests a timeless experience in a genuine, warm atmosphere perfect for special occasions, corporate events, or even a family night out.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Christmas Eve we offer a SPECIAL MENU each meal includes an Appetizer, Garden Salad, Dessert & Coffee. The main course consists of choices from our award-winning CAB Steaks, Lamb & Veal to Zuppa Di Pesce or feast on Alaska King Crab. Bring the whole family, we have special menus for the children.

What 409 people are saying
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vipzeeiva
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, prompt, courteous and efficient service in a very pleasant environment

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johnm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good
The staff is top notch
Food is fresh and delicious

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KenChar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was excellent.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Long wait to be seated with a reservation. Need to have a host/hostess to seat customers and not have customers ask where to find someone to help. Had large party in a small room so was extra noisy. Food, except for salads, was good and plentiful. When asked to substitute a starch for the vegetables they did so but failed to alert me there would be an extra charge.

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CarlosO
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service

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GailC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we are never disappointed. Douglas our requested server was his usual professional, pleasant self. An enjoyable delicious evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter who has been 32 years is phenomenal.
He was very attentive and made our visit very enjoyable

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always, Sal, Joanne & team always make you feel so welcomed. One of our favorite places. Wished we lived closer to Darien to visit more frequently.

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RePete
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My dinner with my better half reminded of Manero's Restaurant (Greenwich) back in its hay day. The prime rib was outstanding! The garlic bread, gorgonzola salad, and french fried onion strings were very reminiscent of a former, beloved steakhouse on Steamboat Road in lower Fairfield County. All that's missing is an adjacent butcher shop selling all of goodies from the restaurant.

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GabrielM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place, it would be amazing if they added outdoor seating by the water, realize it would be somewhat difficult to get food to area from kitchen, but perhaps just a bar area for ppl to have drinks and enjoy the water

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Really depressing atmosphere. Dated decor. Old smell. Food ok.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & the staff were amazing! Highly recommend!

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PatK
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End of summer meal. Excellent meal and service. Always a great meal and service when we eat there

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CarolH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit a few times a month. Excellent service, excellent food.
Have always had a delicious meal.
Help is extremely helpful. Great evening.

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome birthday dinner for my son . The service was exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back again soon .

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GailC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Seafood fresh prime rib delicious and perfectly cooked!

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vipBenjaminT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Service prompt and friendly.

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RUDYS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS VERY ENJOYABLE, FOOD AS USUAL THE BEST. NICE TO SEE ALL THE STAFF AGAIN.

THANKS VERY MUCH SAL AND JOANN. SEE YOU AGAIN SOON

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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GHH1
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty but a pricey. Service was excellent - friendly and attentive.

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BamBamBob
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Haven’t been to Giovanni’s for a while. I remember it as a warm and friendly spot to linger over great steaks and seafood and Italian specialties. So glad to see that it still is! Proprietors JoAnn and Sal welcomed us as if they were welcoming us to their home. Our server was attentive and helpful. And the steaks… what can I say except that they exceeded our expectations! Best wine list in the area. Oh… don’t skip dessert!

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PatK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Also a wonderful evening of excellent food, great drinks and friends.

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Tsal
West Palm Beach
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Giovannis’s for many many years! Since they were originally on long ridge road. Great garlic bread and steaks and Gorgonzola salad’s ! Never disappointed!!

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VocalRinger
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to The Waters Edge to celebrate where we got married nine years ago. Still the best food, service, and ambience. It has remained a great place to eat and host events all these years. So glad we could go back and visit where our marriage began. Thank you staff for welcoming us back. It was a great to visit with you again.

Jeff & Brent

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vipNance11
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very enjoyable! I had wonderful swordfish and my husband’s steak was prepared at the temperature he requested. We will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent evening

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vipDave
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sal and his crew always present good food and service!

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PatK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening with a delicious meal. Wonderful friendly atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Anniversary dinner. Our waiter, George, was attentive and personable. We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.

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Brett
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. It made my wife's birthday special. We particularly appreciated how the environment was kept safe and properly socially distanced.

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PatK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have always had delicious meals at Waters Edge at Giovanni's. There are no bad choices.

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vipDianeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Easter dinner here. Service was attentive, food was excellent and I like that the salad and garlic bread were included with entree. Had octopus appetizer which was beautifully grilled, tender and served over creamy hummus, an interesting and tasty combination. My filet mignon was done to perfection and very tender. Rib eye also very good, as was rack of lamb. I'd recommend mashed potatoes over roasted. Wine list just ok for me. Finished with a very nice cappuccino. Too full for dessert! We want to go back again and try other selections. So nice that it's on the water.

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vipluvsfood
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a family home. Food and service never disappoint. Sal and Joanne are great hosts whose only concern is that you are happy and satisfied.

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DavidC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Service, food, atmosphere.

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PaulC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were absolutely great. The portions we quite large and absolutely scrumptious 😋. This was our second time there and we will keep returning. Tom Arbron of Arbron Media Associates gave me the recommendation and I am sure glad he did.

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CarlosO
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sal and team do an excellent service. Tables very well spaced for current environment

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LukeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food. Very spacious rooms great for 6 ft distance. The office staff and servers were very friendly and helpful.

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vipDave
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, as always! We'll keep coming back.

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ChristopherT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite that is was a busy night for the restaurant the service and food was excellent.

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vipdwdw
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT once again. The consistency in good food, good service , friendly atmosphere and , now, CoVid compliancy make WEG one of our favorite places to go!

FAQs

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 325-9979.

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's is rated 4.6 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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