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Waterman's Tavern, Brielle, NJ

Waterman's Tavern

4.3
4.3
533 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Prime Rib

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 722-8978

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Maglione

  • Private party facilities

    Waterman’s Tavern also provides three private spaces for your next event, as well as the Main Dining Room, all complete with TV’s to showcase videos or presentations. Each room has a unique personality and can be used for any type of event from birthday parties to bridal showers, sporting events to holiday events, or just simple get-togethers with friends and family. Let Waterman’s Tavern become the location for your next work event and treat your valued employees to a memorable day.

  • Neighborhood

    Brielle

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - Central

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    For Mother’s Day

  2. PW

    PhilW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Open table reservation was not received at restaurant but we did get a table. Understaffed so everything took a while. Waitress was fantastic. She was jammed but was able to remain cheerful.

  3. B

    lauraB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible- no record of reservation. Poor attitude form hosts and bartenders. We had one drink and left on Mother’s Day. We will not be returning x

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3

    They no longer honor OpenTable reservations. They were understaffed and when I said we had a res through OT, they honored it for me but said they use Resy now.

  5. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Went for Mother’s Day brunch. I had ordered the Belgian waffle which was supposed to come with whipped cream and strawberries, but were missing. Also, a side of pork roll was ordered and came out cold. Service was friendly.

  6. m

    melissa

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Overall we enjoyed waterman’s- I think the menu is beautifully varied with some interesting (and delicious) options (the potato skins were amazing!). The manager and chef did come over which i thought was classy and nice. However, I had mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday and would like a nice quiet space. Yes, we were given a table in the corner of the main room. However, that room is extremely loud, no ambiance where we were, we felt put in the corner (would have been nice to be in the room with the chandelier if possible), and although our server was sweet, because we were in the corner I feel we were a second thought and therefore service was slow. Also- if someone tells you they are celebrating, a small gesture on the house is always appreciated? No candle in a small dessert, nothing. It’s the little things. We may come back as there were other menu items that looked intriguing, but I’m not feeling the need to rush back.

  7. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and drinks were great and we definitely overstayed our reservation and the staff was great, didn't bother us at all. Let us stay as long as we liked.

  8. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Atmosphere middle of the road, table cloths a step above pub, but not elegant. Food was ok, pricy 350 for 4 people with tax and tip

  9. T

    Tony

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. We will definitely be back!

  10. BM

    BillM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    service was excellent, lots of gluten free options. the steak was good but expensive

  11. SM

    SteveM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Dueling pianos

  12. JB

    JanelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for dinner and to enjoy the dueling pianos. Both were great! Looking forward to returning again.

  13. GD

    GinaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The atmosphere the food the staff our waitress and the manager all went out of this way to give us a beautiful experience. Thank you so much

  14. WB

    WBurton3rd

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was good. The service (i forghot our servers name) was excellent. Value was good.

  15. BP

    BillP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time. Food, drinks, service were all perfect. Large portions and the onion soup was great!

  16. EK

    EileenK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had an excellent time! The food was delicious, the service was great!

    Waterman's TavernResponded on April 6, 2022

    Thank you Eileen! Hope to have you back soon!

  17. NK

    NancyK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    I had the Beef and Reef special, it was tough and tasteless. I was really disappointed and won’t be going back

  18. DN

    DNCVB8

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner for Gramps!

  19. AK

    AnnK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food, excellent waiter.

  20. R

    Renee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were seated at a booth in bar area. We were there on Monday with drink and food specials. We were going to go for a big meal but that menu was kind of small. The bar menu was very appealing and reasonable. It was also music bingo night. We didn’t participate but it was fun to observe. Service was a little slow on drinks as there was just one bartender. Waitress was great! This is the place to go on Monday for Happy Hour which lasts hours!

  21. PD

    PaulD

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I love Watermans because they have gluten free options on the menu. The menu is limited on Sundays and Mondays, which we found out after being there last night. I got the califlower pizza and my husband got a burger which was huge. We ate at the bar and the bartender was sweet and attentive. There is happy hour all night from 3-close on Sundays and Mondays.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Service was good, food was ok. Crab cakes were large but heavy on bread crumbs and light on the crab.

  23. SK

    StephenK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Steaks were absolutely delicious. Service was great.

  24. DM

    DeborahM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    St. Patrick’s Day fun!

  25. OT

    OrlyT

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    We went for the Dueling Pianos and that made the entire experience well worth it. What a fun time! These guys were so super talented. The service was great from the second we walked in to our server., Elias who was really hustling. The food was ok. The prices were Really good; 2 apps, 2 Mains and 5 drinks total $88. Plus tip.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food

  27. l

    luvgoodfood

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server, Bernadette, could not have been nicer! The burgers were amazing!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious.

  29. c

    charlesg

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was perfectly cooked to order. Mixed drinks were outstanding. Service was excellent. Unfortunately where our table was located was by a back enterence door so we froze everytime someone entered.

  30. MH

    MichaelH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    It was my wife's birthday and my daughter and her husband had set up a surprise birthday party for her. The staff at the restaurant couldn't have been nicer and participated in making it a wonderful surprise for her. I don't know of any other restaurant on a busy Saturday night that would do this. My thanks to the staff and management of Waterman's Tavern! Michael H

  31. SS

    SSPG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Sat in the back room for the first time by the wine room , much quieter and nice experience. Service was great !

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent. Service got 4 stars due to the time it took, which was longer than anticipated. The waitress Pam was awesome and the food delay was no fault of hers. Only real negative was the volume, it was exceptionally loud in the back dining room

  33. SP

    SharonP

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Extremely disappointed in food and atmosphere. We sat in dining room and the noise level was beyond bearable. Waitress literally had to yell the specials to us and we had to yell our order to be heard. Food overpriced and not accommodating to my dietary restrictions. Would not substitute any of the vegetables or starches. Was told could not do that. Will definitely not return or recommend to anyone.

  34. PA

    PAJOPORA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    3 of 4 meals did not come out as ordered. All ordered medium rare and all were well done... We sent back one meal, and the filet mignon came back cooked properly but had a funny taste. The restaurant was busy and unfortunately short staffed. The manager did send out 2 desserts on the house, but, should have taken off one of the meals that my friend did not even eat :(

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable ! Much better from the last time when the host gave us a terrible seat by the from door … this Host was VERY Nice …We enjoyed !! We will be back 🥰👍

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good. Excellent service. Very nice ambiance and nice place for a quiet romantic dinner.

  37. BC

    BillC

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been here many times now and have always had a great time. Their bistro pork chop is incredible. The manager George and server Heather are very professional and friendly.

    Waterman's TavernResponded on February 15, 2022

    Thank you for the 5 star review! Hope to see you back soon.

  38. B

    Beth

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Made reservations and requested the bar area and was told they could request a certain area because it was first come first serve. When we arrived at the restaurant, a bar table was open and we asked to sit there and then were told we couldn't have it because it was reserved.

  39. s

    sadie

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    First time ate in the dining room. It was a small room but very noisy. Cod was really good but the steak we ordered medium rare was well done. They did take it back and made a new one to our liking. The also gave a free dessert. All and all food was good. Service was very good.

  40. PA

    PamelaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was amazing. Food was great. Very clean, nice and not too much noise. Overall pricey. It was $180 per couple (incl tip) with 1 glass of wine, 1 cocktail, 2 sodas, 2 apps, 4 entrees, 3 desserts, a coffee & a cappuccino. I felt about $30 over what I thought it should be. With that said, I would go back.

    Waterman's TavernResponded on February 15, 2022

    Thank you for the review! Hope to see you back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Waterman's Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Waterman's Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 722-8978.

Waterman's Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Waterman's Tavern

403 Higgins Ave Brielle, NJ 08730

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Brielle

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Prime Rib

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Maglione

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (732) 722-8978

  • Private party facilities

    Waterman’s Tavern also provides three private spaces for your next event, as well as the Main Dining Room, all complete with TV’s to showcase videos or presentations. Each room has a unique personality and can be used for any type of event from birthday parties to bridal showers, sporting events to holiday events, or just simple get-togethers with friends and family. Let Waterman’s Tavern become the location for your next work event and treat your valued employees to a memorable day.

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