About Waterlot Inn - Fairmont Southampton

Defining Bermuda’s steakhouse experience for nearly 350 years, the historic Waterlot Inn remains Bermuda’s best. Gracefully nestled dockside on Jew"s Bay, the Waterlot Inn offers breathtaking sunsets and proudly boasts both AAA Four Diamond and Wine Spectator Awards. Serving the finest steaks and chops, this classic dining room has introduced a newly updated and inspired menu that spans time-honored signature specialties and incorporates bold new flavors. Fresh ingredients, unique preparation and award-winning service surrounded by warm furnishings are the hallmarks of The Waterlot Inn.

101 South Shore Road
Southampton, Southampton SN02
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(441) 238-8000

Website:
http://www.waterlotinn.com/

Executive Chef:
David Ansted

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Waterlot Inn - Fairmont Southampton Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (36)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
See All
Good for Birthdays (17)
Waterfront (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (9)
Scenic View (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sort by
S
282 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

The food always surpasses my expectations! My cocktail was delicious, the staff were friendly professional and helpful. From the moment we entered the door, we were greeted with a smile. As always, Wayne, makes you feel right at home. Our waiter(Dale) made excellent suggestions. Both thumbs up!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Magical as ever. Slight problem with overly directive greeter who made it feel more like a funeral Parlour than a restaurant.
Very rowdy group of drunken men hooting and holerinf disrupted the otherwise great ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

We had the best dining experience we’ve ever had. The service was beyond 5 stars. Vincent and Wayne were superb on our arrival and our server Rawdon knew the menu backwards and forwards. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We’ll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Service was impeccable. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Our waiter was Bearington and he was excellent. We will definitely eat there again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was okay and service was good.
The mac and cheese didn't have enough cheese.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the Waterlot on two occasions during our stay in Bermuda and loved the plush seating, historic building and delicious menu. Service was attentive but not overdone, and our meal was well paced, portioned, and tasty. Thank you for two elegant evenings!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Waterlot is consistently excellent. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic. It's always a treat to dine at Waterlot. I have always had steak for dinner, but this time I was glad that I ventured out of my norm and had lamb. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. The staff is so gracious and attentive, and knowledgeable. One of the members of our group has celiac and the waiter knew exactly which dishes were gluten free - even down to the worcester sauce in the caesar salad dressing. We look forward to our next meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing fine dining experience!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was the highlight of this restaurant. We were greeted by our waiter who gave us a tour of the historic 1670 home before seating us. He was super attentive throughout. They also arranged for taxi pickup. Food is good and they do table side preparation of Bananas Foster and Caesar Salad ( the latter is rare these days). Menu authenticity could use work; for example, they highlight a "Wagyu" beef item and tell the mythical story about "cows that are massaged" which is a red flag. Stick with the basics.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sample meat was way over priced and meat was size of quarter , misleading menu and very pricey, food was good but servers dorgot sevwral items that were requested

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service and food were exceptional!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Barrington, my waiter, was awesome! He made my dining experience that much more enjoyable. Food, as always, was fantastic.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Such a wonderful experience. We were made to feel special and very welcome.

We look forward to taking our best friends there the next time they are on island.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had an amazing time for my Husbands birthday! The food was amazing and the service was even better!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waterlot is probably our favorite restaurant in Bermuda. I've eaten here several times over the past decade. The menu and ambience are 'traditional steakhouse.' We are particularly fond of the setting, a pretty historic home right on the water; it is one of the increasingly rare places that have a timeless 'colonial Bermuda' vibe. The service and food is always excellent. This time we shared a Caesar salad, a petit filet with bernaise sauce, macaroni & cheese, sauteed broccolini, and sticky toffee pudding. Of course the steak was great, but the sticky toffee pudding and macaroni & cheese are also exceptional — both rich but not heavy. Really no complaints. Prices are typical for Bermuda — which is to say, perhaps 30% more than you'd expect for comparable dining in the US.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had the most Delicious Steak, rolls & chocolate

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food, well-prepared and well-served. Best meal you can eat in Bermuda.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great birthday dinner. The food was lovely as it always is and the wine too!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Berington and all the staff went over and above to make us feel welcome and at home! Would highly recommend this restaurant for a warm, romantic evening!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was steak, but it was a very good steak. We went here the evening after we went to what is supposedly the best restaurant on the Island, and this was worlds better. The attitude was pleasant, the service great, the food yummy. The wine list is good, though like all on the island, on the very expensive side. Other than price (what do you expect for a steak house), there was no downside, and they were very happy to have us share courses. Mushroom thermador, lobster tagliolini, harvest salad, rib eye, apple galette. My mouth is watering all over again. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Beautiful,friendly service.Quality food and a great place for any occasion

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food, and phenomenal staff make the Waterlot the ideal place for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

As usual, thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Waterlot. The food was delicious as always!! :) I'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a good choice! Fab drinks and food. The rockfish special was exceptional! As are the desserts.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal. Excellent understated service in addition to fantastic food

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic service and friendly, courteous staff made a most enjoyable evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was very good, although we had a long wait. Reservations were made a week in advance. We were seated on time , but the kitchen was surprisingly really slow to bring our dinner.
Dale was excellent, very knowledgeable, warm & courteous

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Have eaten at many fine restaurants all over the United States, Europe and South America and can honestly say Waterlot Inn is one of the best ever. If you’re in Bermuda you absolutely need to eat here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed the perfect meal & experience at Waterlot Inn. From start to finish, everything was refined, prepared exactly right and delivered seamlessly and well paced. Our server, Thomas, was delightful while not being obtrusive. He took very good care of us as did everyone at restaurant. Thank You for helping us celebrate a very special day with an impeccable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have been here probably a dozen or so times and usually it is great, this time however was a disappointment and given the price tag there isn’t much room for error. The service was slow and, it appeared, stretched. We sat down late-ish at 8pm and there were still a number of children screaming/running around which is always irritating but perhaps unavoidable. The room was extremely cold - the girls at our table and the table next door all had to put scarves on or wear their partner’s blazers, we mentioned this but nothing changed. From sitting down to our starters arriving we waited about 50 minutes, having had the wine delivered some time earlier. The food was still excellent but there are a number of places in Bermuda with excellent food, it is usually the service and ambience that separates the Waterlot from the competition.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The Waterlot is our favorite restaurant in Bermuda, and up there with our favorites in the world! The attention to detail with the meals, the flavor, the service, the ambiance - all make for a special treat each time we go. We have been to this restaurant 8 times in the past 13 months and love it!!! Definitely worth going to!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Vastly overpriced!!
I had what they say was Wagyu Strip for $68 plus $10 / $12 for sides if it had been exceptional I could live with the price. Alas it was not! If fact it was extremely average.
When the waiter asked “did you enjoy your Wagyu Sir” I said “Actually it was very average” he just smiled at me and cleared the table. My wife had the scallops she was also underwhelmed. At $300 for a meal for two I expect more.

Tags: Waterfront
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service!! Me and my honey was having birthday. I ate the crab lump and ceasar salad..delicious..my hubby had bone in cowboy ribeye which was excellent. They gave us free champagne for his birthday because we did not want dessert. The place is romantic and good for any occasion

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were celebrating my birthday and the service, food, and ambience could not have been more lovely. Our waiter Peterson took excellent care of us and every single bite of food was scrumptious!!!!! I absolutely want to go back, I truly felt like a queen.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dinner was outstanding and the staff were amazing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Maitre'D, Vincent Lavine, maintains a tradition of hospitality, providing excellent service and fine food that we have come to enjoy, ever since our first visit in 1975, when Luigi was serving in that capacity.
During this, most recent meal to celebrate a friend's birthday, we made reservations in advance (from Florida) using Open Table, then requested that the Southampton Fairmont confirm the reservation, as their website indicated that Waterlot might be closed on Mondays in the fall. Vincent promptly responded to that e-mail, confirmed the reservation, and when we arrived, met us with a cold glass of sparkling wine!
After a thoroughly enjoyable meal, Vincent presented a special dessert to celebrate the occasion. He and his staff have gone well out of their way to make us feel quite welcome, every time we travel to Bermuda (in the interests of full disclosure, I met my husband in Bermuda during college week and we have been back more than sixty times).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This establishment has been here since the 1600’s. If you want a true 5 star experience, this is the place to be. The food is outstanding. Some had steak (always a good choice). The scallops were exceptional. My husband devoured the lobster. The service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

The dress code says one thing however the staff do not enforce it, very sad.
I have eaten at the Waterlot for over 30 years, you may say I’m a little old school but, shorts, t shirts, jeans and to finish it off flip flops are welcomed ???
I can’t believe the amount of infants that parents bring to the restaurant, wow.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

Go for the meat! Incredible steak. Sides were just okay...and the Lobster Bisque had a microscopic piece of lobster in it for a hefty price! Nonetheless, we enjoyed our mains.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value2

vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not at the level of any premium restaurant in the USA. Bottom line, eat your steak in the USA.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.