Waterman's Tavern

4
437 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

*All parties require a credit card to secure a reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 1 day in advance may be subject to a charge of $10 per person.

*While we try our best to accommodate reservation requests, seating is subject to availability at time of arrival.

*Our reservation policy allows a 15 minute window upon the arrival of your entire party. After the allotted grace period, we will be forced to cancel your reservation at which point you will be added to our waitlist.*

A new American restaurant located in the heart of Brielle, serving hand-crafted cocktails, specialty salads, homemade pasta, fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks, burgers and more, including a variety of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options. Newly added sushi lounge with team of chefs that have worked alongside Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto!

Experiences

  • Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

    $33.21 per person

    Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2021

    Join us for Jersey Shore's favorite week this November! Choose a three course meal from an assortment of our menu staples and limited edition dishes!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 437 people are saying
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vipMikeG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is really nice. Would like to sit in another room next time, as opposed to the bar. I believe they have 4 rooms for dining.
They have a nice menu with lots of gf options. Decent wine and drink list too. The sushi menu is huge. They have specials during the week like prime rib and happy hour, also a brunch option on Sunday's.
The manager stopped by our table to check on us which was nice. We would definitely return again as it's really close to home.

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MaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. A friend recommended Waterman’s Tavern and we were very pleased. We will go back.

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vipRaymondC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always looking for new places to try in the area. The dining are was nice. It has (3) distinct dining options. A Sushi restaurant, bar area and tavern. Nice part is that you can order all items in each area. We ate in the dining area. Food was very good and overall a good experience. I would go back for sure.

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MichaelT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was adequate and our waiter provided excellent service. We were somewhat taken aback by the maître d' , who was busy on his iPad and did not look up as we came in. After a few moments, he gestured us to a booth and then a few minutes later ambled over with our menus. For the price, there are many other fine dining establishments in the area. This was only an adequate tavern with fine dining prices.

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vipMary
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in “dining room”, was noisy and room was not full. Need some sound proofing. Otherwise experience was great. Food excellent and our server Pam was outstanding!

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vipHomecooking
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice location- nice bar scene- but very loud you can’t hear conversations at own table. Took long time to get bottle of wine. Bacon appetizer almost impossible to chew (not anything like David Burke’s ). Ribeye was all fat but they did take off bill.

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Ratlak
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our second time to the restaurant and the food and service were excellent. Definitely a restaurant we will frequent

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Shab
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Bread on table came out burnt to the point of the bottom being black. Crab cake appetizer was delicious. Crab rangoon sushi roll had ZERO taste and grilled cheese sandwich came out burnt on the bottom yet cold temperature as if it was sitting for a while.
The restaurant was not crowded. Wait staff was very nice. Did not send food back because times are tough but would have to re-consider a return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A welcoming staff, Abby was a terrific waitress, good wine selection, broad and interesting menu. The sushi was very fresh. Nice atmosphere, sports TV at bar

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MadelynB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband enjoyed his pork chop meal very much. I had a burger that was seasoned very well. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

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TamTechHax
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun- super Saturday night dinner with another couple

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NunzioD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stormy nite, great food, great service

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JohnS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Both our dishes were over salted and grilled salmon was dry..no sauce. A cucumber dill sauce would have been great. Service was good but felt a little rushed. Would return on a more casual note because we know what to expect. It's more tshirts and flip flops and that's ok.

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vipHeidi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Waterman’s has a menu filled with gluten free options. They also have a dedicated fryer! They even served warm gluten free bread! Delicious!

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MrandmrsM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was disappointing, tried to order sushi but couldn’t because they had a 30 minute back up, very loud and we were seated in the kitchen hallway. not a fine dining experience at all but with the price.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My first experience for dinner at Waterman's and it was a big disappointment. The best feature was the server--5 stars for her energy and engagement. However, the fried calamari was very tough and some of the worst I've ever had. I was dining with 3 business associates and two reported their dinners were fine. The two of us who ordered sushi thought it was only average. The biggest issue was the two diners who ordered entrees were served 25 minutes before the two who had sushi, The problem was explained and apologized for, but the hot meals should never have been served without having the others ready to go as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This was my first time at this restaurant, I was waiting for my boyfriend to arrive and nobody even approach me for about 15 minutes. I had to reach out to the hostess to ask for a waiter. Unfortunately my waiter seemed very inexperienced as he did not know anything about the wine list. And it took probably 20 minutes to get a glass of wine and I had to go with a second choice because he said that they could not find my first choice which was a rosé. The waiter never asked us if we wanted any bread. When our dinner came I asked for some bread and the rolls came out Burnt. My boyfriend asked what the vegetables of the day were and he was told baby vegetables…. Before my dinner came the waiter came back and asked me what temperature I wanted on my rack of lamb, meanwhile I ordered crabcakes and he did not realize it was the wrong table.My boyfriend is very picky with vegetables and as it turned out they were no baby vegetables and it was just sliced zucchini and squash. Of which he did not eat any of.. While we both did enjoy our meal the server was very inexperienced, young and seemed a bit scattered.

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Ratlak
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking to go somewhere different. We never been to Waterman’s. We enjoyed the food, the live music and we like that they have many specials during the week that we will definitely try

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BillyM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience, good food, good drinks and good vibes.
Thanks Again

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MarkH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything we expected it to be--good food, nice atmosphere--great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner. Food was great and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They couldn’t seat us place was closed

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vipVanderbilt
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good although on the pricey side. Single crab cake appetizer was $19. Pork chop with asparagus and mashed potatoes ($36) was very tasty although potatoes could have been warmer. We were seated in a comfortable booth in a large bar area. Didn’t see the nice dining room from the online photos. Service was friendly and efficient. Seems like a good place to watch football. There’s also burgers and sandwiches on the menu that looked good.

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Highstandards
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sushi was excellent. The two fish dishes- grilled salmon and cod were very good as well. We were seated immediately uoon arrival but were a little disappointed to find out that there was a more elegant dining area that we could have requested. We were seated in a booth by the entry door. We were given the option to move but had already ordered, so
We declined. Service was good. Managers visible on the floor.

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Andrea
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great mushroom bangers and salmon and lemon chicken were delicious. A little pricy and loud. Great food.

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vipJohnK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date spot with all the options you could want; from sushi to short rib Mac and cheese

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good here. We also love the new Sushi bar.

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vipGregoryM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

It was prime rib night and I invited my brother and his wife. Something was going on in the kitchen, we waited almost an hour for our meals and both prime ribs we ordered were terrible. They both were under cooked and we had to send them back. My wife’s was very nervie and she didn’t enjoy it. The waitress was great but not much she could do!

My wife and I are regular customers at watermans, way point and river cafe so we were disappointed but we may have lost my brother after last night’s meal!!

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JimM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walk in through bar area with tables n booth then through door into dining room . Nice room great food n service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Band was great! Nice mix of songs didn’t overpower table conversation pork chop was excellent.. tender, flavorful…mashed potatoes and string beans were delish! Will definitely go back.

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Luvthefood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great ! Our server was awesome! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

To begin our waitress did not introduce herself, which, in our opinion is an important part of the dining experience. A friendly wait staff makes you feel at home and ready to eat and to order more food and drinks! We got the filet minon and short rib. The short rib was fantastic. That is the only thing we would think about going back for. The filet minon was cooked medium well instead of medium rare and the Brussels sprouts (which I usually LOVE) had absolutely no flavor. To finish our evening we were considering a dessert to make up for my meal being sub par and to celebrate my boyfriends promotion, but instead of offering dessert our waitress dropped the check on our table without even an offer. This killed our desire for dessert and we went elsewhere.

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Joanne
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 6 with a child and adolescent. Every person at the table absolutely loved their meal. It was our first time there. I would definitely go again. We sat in the room by the wine refrigeration. I noticed there was a small private room for 12 to 14 people with a beautiful live edge wood table. I would definitely host a party there!

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vipsummertime14
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

While we were disappointed we didn't get to try the sushi as they only have one sushi chef on staff and they were backed up with orders, we enjoyed our dinner and the service was outstanding. With restaurants struggling to find good help Waterman's service was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be going back.

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vipArugulaoverload
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Food was good but atmosphere lacked along with service especially for the price. We tried it but wouldn’t go back.

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vipFoodies
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner here. The drinks, appys and entrees were all great. I had the rack of lamb and my husbands had a pork chop special that was so good we wish it was added to the everyday menu!
Our server Josette did a great job! All of these restaurants down here are dealing with limited staff and even with that in mind our whole experience here was excellent. Great job Watermans!

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sylvief
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and service very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Manager was very rude and unaccommodating.
His comments and attitude over proper etiquette standards , will keep us from returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pam was phenomenal. Knew the menu and steered us in the right direction for what we wanted to eat.

FAQs

Waterman's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 722-8978.

Waterman's Tavern is rated 4 stars by 437 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.