Waterman's Tavern

4.1
463 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

  • Santa Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a special brunch with Santa himself! A la carte brunch menu offered with a special workshops set up for children of all ages!
  • 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.
  • New Year's Eve Masquerade Cocktail Party

    $125.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

    Party Starts at 10:00pm! Start off 2022 with us and enjoy Premium Open Bar, Passed Hors D'oeuvres, Sushi and Raw Bar from 10:00pm to 1:00am! Explore multiple rooms while enjoying food and cocktails from around the world with entertainment and mystery around each corner. Multiple DJ's will be keeping the party in full swing all night. Your most interesting dress and masquerade attire recommended.
  • 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! SOLD OUT 11/22 CALL FOR WAITLIST

    Dec 16, 2021 only

    The Pianos are back starting at 7pm!!! The ALL REQUEST show that will have you singing along and laughing all night. All guest must order dinner entrees to reserve table. Pianos will be back January 20th make sure to book early!
  • Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Join us Christmas Eve from 3pm to 8pm for a prix fixe traditional menu of all your favorite holiday dishes.

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 463 people are saying
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Exit105HappyPatron
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 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
111 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
32 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
1 review
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

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DeborahL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant participated in the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week which prompted our first visit. I expected smaller portions but no! The appetizer (flatbread) could have been an entree for me. The main course (salmon) was a generous portion with some very tasty sides. And the desserts were excellent as well. We had great service as well. Will definitely return!

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Busymomof3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of THE BEST eggplant dishes I’ve ever had!!! GREAT happy hour food and prices!

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GregoryM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Impressed, service great, quiet, we could talk. Food was great. We had prime rib A OK. We will be back.

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JackieV
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Crab cakes were awful, margaritas were disgusting and hard to drink, calamari came with mysterious sauce that smelled like marinara but had the consistency and taste of warm water. Avoid!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went with a group before a show so we were there early. Had a great, friendly, enthusiastic server. Great burgers! Place was packed when we left. Manager came by and checked in on us, def would go back there.

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NBST
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service and atmoaphere, but the steaks we ordered were nothing to write home about - especially for the price.

Would try again for more tavern style food, burgers and sandwiches.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the chicken and waffle special. The surprise of the bacon in the waffle didn’t disappoint. Make sure you get a little of everything in each bite- it’s the best way to eat it!

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JamieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday night prime rib night! Great food,good value! Excellent service from Billie Joe M.!

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vipElAM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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Happy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service. Good value.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Prime Rib night! Delicious dinner.

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vipWalterF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good, however the service left a lot to be desired due to the fact that they were so understaffed.

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Mmmm
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was very good. Good variety.
Enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband the short ribs.

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vipMikeG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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
105 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

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 4.1 stars by 463 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.