Waterman's Tavern

4.4
488 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

  • Sunday Brunch

    Nov 7, 2021 - Mar 6, 2022

    Start your Sunday off right! 10:00AM to 2:00 PM - Brunch features seasonal brunch cocktails as well as a our new a la carte brunch menu.
  • Margarita Monday

    Multiple dates available

    Sip some margaritas and enjoy happy hour all night!
  • Three Course Prime Rib Dinner

    $26.95 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Come out every Wednesday starting at 3pm for Prime Rib dinner, including a starter salad, two sides and dessert!
  • Dueling Pianos!

    Feb 3, 2022 only

    The interactive performance where you control the show! Dinner must be purchased to be seated in the showroom for reservations.
  • Dueling Pianos!

    Feb 17, 2022 only

    The interactive performance where you control the show! Dinner must be purchased to be seated in the showroom for reservations.
  • Valentine's Day Weekend

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Celebrate Love at Waterman's Tavern! A thoughtfully curated Valentine's Day menu featuring favorites including Dry-Aged Porterhouse for Two, Lobster, and Specialty Desserts is just what is needed to make your night unforgettable.

Offers

  • Sushi Night

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Every Tuesday enjoy $2 off the entire sushi menu and happy hour pricing all night!

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 488 people are saying
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SCOTTC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food friendly staff. Quiet establishment available out of bar area.

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vipDbbsjwn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I want to like this place. Service was decent and everyone was kind and welcoming. People who looked like managers/owners checked on us two times. Food was honestly not good. Strip steak was super salty to the point of inedible. The room is pretty and deserves a better kitchen staff.

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MattC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We visited Waterman's Tavern for the first time to attend the "Flying Ivories" dueling pianos show. We drove down from north Jersy. The show was outstanding, and my girlfriend and I had a GREAT time.

The food was also excellent - we loved everything we ordered - several appetizers, salads, and entrees. The French Onion soup was great, too.

Our server was a young lady (I think her name was Danielle??) who gave us great service along with her big smile. Her recommendations were spot on.

We had a wonderful evening. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Onion soup lukewarm..for.2 people. Mac and cheese tasteless. Cheeseburger was just ok. French fries good. The booth by the side door...was freezing when someone opened the door..eek avoid sitting there

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vipCarolZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Waitress was very nice!

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KevinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food.
Would definitely go back

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Sharon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together. Everyone raved about their dinner!
The short rib is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome thanks

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ClementB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back again. Very noisy though. Even though it was not crowed.

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RogerK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very limited menu, onion soup was served with overcooked cheese. Eggplant rollitini was served with tasteless pasta sauce. French dip burger was also not very good. Won’t return. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is Always Excellent..will keep going back.

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vipMikeG
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and wonderful service. We feel that this place is very under-rated.
Lots of GF options from meat to fish to apps to desserts. Specials and entertainment available during the week. Would 100% return and would 100% recommend to our friends.

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KristenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our Christmas Eve meal. Seven fishes meals were delicious the rest of us enjoyed rack of lamb and filet mignon; all cooked perfectly. Always love starting our meal with the onion soup too. Desserts were lovely as well. Meals timed nicely and our server was a pleasure. On of our local favorites and our out of town parents enjoyed as well. I also have celiac disease and appreciate the ability to eat a GF meal safely.

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GregB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the feast of the 7 fishes. 1st course was mussels, clams oreganata and calamari. All were good but the calamari stood out, it was cooked to perfection and the breading was light enough to not over power the calamari. 2nd course was a crab cake, again breaded to perfection, with plenty of crab meat. A wonderful and tasty sauce topped by flavorful greens. The final course was grilled swordfish finished with capers and a very nice sauce, seared scallops, shrimp scampi all served with roasted parmesan potatoes and vegetables. Dessert was NY style cheese cake. The wait staff was very attentive food was prompt, but not rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer specials were fantastic. Service was friendly, prompt and professional. Steaks were cooked perfectly.

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CarterH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Every restaurant in a 2 mile radius is packed, but Waterman’s is half empty. Ambiance, it has none. Service questionable. Only saving grace was the food was good. Compliments to the chef. The place needs a face lift and probably new management. Unfortunately I don’t think we will be back anytime soon and we only live 5 minutes away.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pam our waitress was outstanding. Thanks

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RossP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific food and great service!

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was excellent and the room we sat in was very nice. The service was horrible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Wasn’t impressed

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Probably a bad evening to go. It was music bingo night and only the bar area was open, not the main dining room. Therefore it was loud and understaffed. Obviously,we were not playing the game! I may try it again on a regular night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was wonderful

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Lani
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family birthday brunch and had a wonderful time! The food was creative and delicious!! The staff was kind and attentive. Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was poor. We did not get one of our entrees and the manager was horrible. Do not recommend.

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GerriW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Waterman's Tavern. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. French Onion Soup was perfect and the short rib mac and cheese was excellent. We liked it so much we went back for brunch the next day and the Sunday Brunch was outstanding. The Prime Rib Eggs Benedict, that my husband had, was original and delicious. The Blueberry Lemon Pancakes were amazing too.

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Exit105HappyPatron
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Randall and escorted to the table of our choice.
Our waiter was fantastic as was the food. We will be back all Winter for Sunday Brunch!
We also ordered menu selections to bring home for dinner!

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LaurenP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food ok. Service poor. We ordered steaks, rack of lamb, shrimp, grey goose martinis. We were here for a nice dinner! One dinner (rack of lamb) delivered 35 minutes later than the rest. They forgot to serve the brussel sprouts and the Mac and cheese entree. I discreetly spoke to manager since our check was $300. He said he would handle it. Check came and there was no adjustment nor did management come over to ask us about our experience. After bill came I discreetly went to speak with manager and this time I got another manager (female) and then a 3rd manager came over. Not one of them apologized or offered anything. They probed me on the quality of the food and how often I dine there. I explained I have been there for burgers and sushi but wanted to treat my friends to a “nice” dinner so we chose Watermans. Management very rude. Food was just ok. Room very noisy. I will never go there again because of how rude the management was. Servers did a fine job. We were patient bc of understanding the shortage of employees but there is no excuse for rude and nasty managers. I have no problem spending $300 or so for a nice dinner. Never go to Watermans. Nasty management!

Waterman's Tavern
Responded on November 19, 2021

You wanted a table in a room that was fully booked and we accommodated you. We apologized for the rack of lamb timing, but you insisted on free items and then threatened to “stiff the server.” You also claimed you had never been here before. When asked about the issue, you got defensive and said you wouldn't be back. Three managers spoke to you and all got the same attitude. The “noisy room” was a dueling pianos show and you requested that. We agree that you should dine elsewhere going forward.

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Figmuffin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We weren’t expecting the restaurant week menu. We did take advantage of it though. The appetizers and dinners were excellent. The place was busy(good to see) we will definitely be back to have dinner with the regular menu. We have eaten here serval times with mix results. Management was on a top of helping out the wait staff with refilling water and clear. We will definitely be back!

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viplba315
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had two of the best burgers we’ve ever had! We’ll most definitely be back! Great service too!

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AudreeF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent & the service was as well. My only criticism is the bread, it was terrible. A very big disappointment to someone who loves bread.

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MarkF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Under a previous name, this restaurant used to have a decent dining room area, but now that seems to be closed off and only used for private parties. The rest of the place is just a loud noisy bar with little to no atmosphere. On the bright side the food was delicious.

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vipIraw
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Service was off. Drinks were not made correctly. Steak came overcooked. Dessert called the orchard looked liked something a child would make. Would not go back! Very nice venue, unfortunately needs help in the kitchen and wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful experience. Great food.

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vipSonalS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server. The food was delicious and had lots of great options on the restaurant week menu. The only drawback was the level of noise in the room we were in.

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Fted
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Entrees arrived cold. The food was good but it was barely warm.

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KarenL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Jersey Shore Restaurant Week and they had a great menu, and food was delicious! Pam served us and was great! We will be back!

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MicheleA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was delicious. Their wine selection is limited but the speciality drinks made up for that. Highly recommend.

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KatherineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for jersey shore restaurant week. Food and service were fantastic

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SIdad
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Jersey Shore Restaurant week. Had the French onion soup, surf and turf (6 oz fillet mignon and two shrimp) with mashed potatoes, two small carrots and broccolini. Dessert was an apple cider donut with cream, cooked apples with walnuts. Food was very good, but servings were small. Took advantage of happy hour, $5 glass of red wine. Also had a nice bread basket. We sat in the restaurant area which was quiet, but there was a lively bar area with large screen tv.

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ArleneG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for jersey shore restaurant week. Food was delish, waitress was attentive. It was busy and fun

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 4.4 stars by 488 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.