Waterman's Tavern

4.3
349 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*While we try our best to accommodate reservation requests, seating is subject to availability at time of arrival. *
*Due to restrictions we cannot guarantee specific rooms or tables.

*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.

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every Sunday for an a La Carte style brunch.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 349 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MICHAELM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

From the time we walked in , we should have walked out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was just average, I had to wait 45 minutes for the Kani salad on a Friday night. The staff was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had dinner for 4 and were very happy with Watermans. The room was great the staff was exceptional and everyone loved their food. Steaks, pork chop and lamb chops all came out exactly as ordered and were perfectly cooked. The manager Erik checked on us many times to make sure we were doing well and to see if we needed anything.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Overall food and service were good. Enclosed porch dining was warm, windows open for cooling. Sushi chef did not know how to make a roll on their menu. I’ll chalk it up to start of the season after the pandemic and expect improvement. Will dine their again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent. My Cosmo was made perfectly. My only complaint was the broccoli rabe on my sandwich was too tough to be eaten on a sandwich.

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vipGVH3RD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Waitstaff is awesome, food is ok, if not a little bland & the bartender doesn’t know what rye is, which is disconcerting. Overall it’s not a bad place, tho it has the potential to be excellent. One of the managers could use a course in customer relations, however. No - he wasn’t on duty last night.

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Wino
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waitress was very nice, but the order came out incorrect. Sent back and still not 100%
Maybe 1 more try, or Wayside, their other restaurant.

CP
CathyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Will definitely be returning.

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Fakelake
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four adults celebrated just being together again. Food was tasty and interesting. Very difficult to choose. So many good choices! Daughter smiled as she chose her gluten-free meal…so many wonderful gf items! She really LOVED the flourless chocolate cake 😊. We asked to be seated in the wine room and requested salmon with a bourbon sauce that was not on the menu ((but had been previously)…and both were provided with no hesitation. Staff was pleasant and friendly while being quick and efficient. We are all very happy with our evening.

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vipGary
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the power went out temporarily, our waiter was up to the task as she was informative, helpful, and even apologetic (even though she didn’t need to be). Once power was restored, we continued to enjoy our experience. Good food, good ambiance, affordable, and good value! Hats off to whoever the waitress was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waitress was not the most attentive. Granted ,it was Saturday night and that may have been the excuse but I expected better. Food was good!

JL
vipJLCphd
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful! Do yourself a favor and visit Waterman’s Tavern! The drinks were consistent and inspired. The pearsecco cocktail was so delicious. For appetizers we had the most tender calamari, flavorful stuffed mushrooms, and east coast (Delaware) oysters. Entrees were equally phenomenal. The lamb entree was perfectly cooked and a huge portion. We also got the short rib Mac and cheese and short rib grilled cheese. Neither disappointed. And we tried the sushi: tuna tartare, crab Rangoon roll, and Jersey roll. We finished with espresso martinis, blueberry bread pudding, and cheesecake. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our waitress, Lisa, was knowledgeable, attentive, and created the perfect evening for us. Do yourself a favor, come here with a couple people so you can sample as much food as possible. The menu is large and varied, but everything was executed perfectly. This place is a gem.

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vipRobR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The only thing worth coming back for was the service.

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LesleyF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Live music very nice! Great bar!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

MDW Sunday dinner. We waited a long time for drinks because they didn’t have enough glasses???? Octopus appy was mushy but ok. Bacon appy wasn’t thick cut but tasty. Crab cakes were good. Bone in rib eye was a decent cut of meat but flavorless. Waited again for drinks due to lack of glasses. We got the chocolate bomb which was supposed to open when the hot fudge sauce was poured on it, but the fudge sauce was ice cold. Not rushing to go back.

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GregK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was inconsistent with our prior experience there.

KD
KristenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. Sushi was great and they are very accommodating to gluten free dietary needs.

JW
JessicaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from Pam. She was attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Waterman’s. Food is excellent as is the service

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JustinS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good stop.

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vipRenee612
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great dinner out! Food was good! we had the Cod and pasta. The service was outstanding and a fun duo was playing. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Fool me once – will never be returning to this restaurant. We tried this restaurant for the first time and were served the worst Crabcakes I had ever eaten. The sauce that was provided which was supposed to be some form of a remoulade or tartar sauce was thin and absolutely tasteless. My husband treated himself to an Angus burger which was supposed to be served medium and the interior was medium rare and the exterior was black with bitter tasting burnt meat. I asked to have a glass of white wine served when the main meal came. The wine came after they were two bites left on my plate and when I refused it, The waiter made a big deal of having it credited on the bill as if doing me a favor. Worst restaurant experience my husband and I have had in years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I’m all about supporting local businesses, but I have to let you know how disappointed the four of us were with the food at Waterman’s Tavern last night. The Cod entre was literally no more than 3 inches by 3 inches at 1/2 inch thick. It really was embarrassing to get a portion size that weighed approximately 3 ounces. We brought this to our waiter’s attention and were apologized to, but nothing done to correct. We also ordered a NY Strip steak for $45. It was a cut of beef that a diner would be embarrassed to serve their patrons at 4 am. What a shame... if you’re gonna charge top dollar, why wouldn’t you serve better quality and decent size portions? Wouldn’t you want your customers to return?? Needless to say, unfortunately we can’t go back again.

JS
JenniferS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant was great, very nicely decorated and a good feel to it. Crab cakes, sushi and dessert were delicious! Biggest negative were several dishes they were out of but you didn’t know until after you ordered and then had to select something else. Would go back to to try it again as I’m sure it was off due to not being able to get staff in place due to nobody wanting to work right now.

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vipConstanceM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Worst sushi ever. Place is trying to meet needs of too many different consumers. Fancy part of restaurant is so damn loud, I couldn’t hear my husband sitting across from me. I would have preferred to stay at Last Wave Brewery and ordered a pizza for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service was excellent!

VH
VeryHappyFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

our sandwich and burger were a good value & very tasty. Our server was very personable. Ample parking

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StephanieM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the live music on Wednesday had a great time!

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vipLisochka
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Extremely disappointed. Food was not good. Not cooked properly etc... sent it back, every one else was almost done eating by the time they brought it back & still was cooked right. Service, while she was very friendly, had to keep asking someone else to find her.... We were there earlier, so it wasn’t that busy. So, no excuse for any of it. Will not go back.

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SUSANZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit there. Had lamb chops and short rib. Excellent presentation. Food was excellent! Will be back again.

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kalelover
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bar area is more causal, like eating in a pub. The dining room is lovely & are quiet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mac and cheeses is outstanding!

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Luigi
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overrated I wouldn’t go back

JC
JulieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My husband and I fully enjoyed the food. We will return

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Caro
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recently visited the dining room of Waterman's and have had two exceptional experiences. Adrienne was our waitress on Mother's Day and she was patient, kind, competent, courteous and everything you would want from a waitress. The food was delish both times we went! On both occasions I ordered the sushi because it is honestly too good not to get. Every time the rolls are made perfectly and the rice is exceptional. Apparently, the sushi maker was trained under Morimoto. WOW. I had the crab cakes last time and they were unique and delish. My mom's favorite dessert is crème brule and they had one with bacon, need I say more. We have all eaten crème brule with her countless times but this time was the best because they made it work with bacon! I highly recommend eating here - date night, friends, birthdays, anniversaries, really any occasion! Both times we were approached by the manager to ensure our experience was going well.

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JanetM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day dinner. All appetizers, entrees and desserts were delicious!!! Friendly staff.

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GL83
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for Mothers Day. We were seated on time, the server was attentive. The food came out really fast especially since the place was busy.

We are going to go back for dinner again.

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vipBrunchdinner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch 2021. Party of 3. Excellent food, and our server was great. She handled us and the larger parties surrounding. Prime rib hash eggs Benedict is excellent, as was the breakfast bowl, and French toast compote! Highly recommend!

FAQs

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

Waterman's Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 349 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.