About The Water Club

The Water Club offers classic American cuisine of the highest caliber, specializing in seafood, and breathtaking views of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the East River Bridges.

The East River between 28th Street and 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Wednesday & Thursday- 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday- 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday- 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
23rd St and FDR Drive, North of Waterside Plaza and south of 34th St.

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 683-3333

Website:
http://www.thewaterclub.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano music Thursday- Saturday, 7:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday Brunch, 1:00pm -5:00pm

Parking Details:
Valet service is available on site in our private lot.

Public Transit:
6 Train to 33rd Street. Walk across 34th Street to the East River (15-20 minutes) Walk South along the river to about 30th St. Pass the heliport and past the parking lot.
Or take the M34 crosstown bus to the last stop at the east river. Walk South along the river to the restaurant.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Events at The Water Club are always memorable. From beautiful weddings to business functions, The Water Club is the perfect place to host your next special event, private dinner or cocktail party.

three elegantly appointed dining rooms
two open air terraces
cozy fireplaces
sweeping river views
wonderful classic American cuisine
live piano music
valet parking

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please join us for St. Valentine's Day! We will be serving a lovely 3 course prix fixe. $95 per person. Drinks, tax and gratuity are additional. Please contact the Reservations Dept for additional information.

Private Dining

Located along The East River in Manhattan, The Water Club offers breathtaking views from its two glass enclosed private rooms.

The Water Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Romantic (25)
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Special Occasion (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (12)
Live Music (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous evening with superb service, amazing food and a heavenly ambiance.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best place in all of manhattan!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was the worst New Year's Eve experience I have ever had. Had relatives from out of town with us and it was embarrassing not to mention the cost for a terrible experience. One thing that could have been nice was the view and it was covered with streamers. Small tight booth! Not a very pleasant or comfortable time. Sorry to have paid so much and spent my holiday there

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very good food. Amazing ambiance

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, good, classic cocktails, and solid service. Many thanks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Right from check in, coat check, drinks, and all the way to the dessert order... we didn’t even pay much heed to the food because the service, hospitality, graciousness, and the friendliness of the staff just blew us away! That being said wine menu is a 5/5, view is a 5/5, appetizers are 5/5, main course 4/5, and desserts are 5/5. + the live music and beautiful skyline water views are a 10/10. Loved it! Will definitely come back for another family meal with my group of adults, kids, and puppies.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our group of four really enjoyed dining at The Water Club. The ambiance is elegant and the service is very good. Our appetizers and main courses were excellent, but the desserts were not so good. The breads offered were a standout with hot cornbread the table favorite. Cocktails were excellent. A special presentation at the table awaits you if you mention you are celebrating a special occasion. Prices are high, but not not unreasonable for the luxurious experience. The view over the water is tranquil but not spectacular. This is a great venue for a a celebration.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful dinner at the Water Club. Had lovely Christmas decorations in the lobby. Enjoyed a reasonably priced Alsacian Pinot Blanc, kumamoto oysters on the half shell (which are quite rare on the East Coast), fried calamari with dipping sauce, main dishes of braised short rib and prawn pasta, and creme brulee. All were outstanding, as was the service. The vibe is very classic New York and mostly families or older people, but it was perfect for a special night out. Has lots of special touches like piano player, coat check, and bathroom attendant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Incredible view. Great staff. Just a bit difficult to get to

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Let me tell you I had a great time at the water club.. it has one of the most beautiful sceneries I have ever encountered and the food was delicious..The staff there are magnificent and truly delightful. Thank you for the hospitality.. will definitely come again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Water Club is old school New York. The setting is great, even on a snowy evening when the views are curtailed. As a result this is a popular spot for celebrations, both large and small.

The big money is in weddings, so if you arrive for dinner, you feel a little like a second class citizen, until you get into the dining room. Once there, however, the service is very good, if slightly slower than some New York restaurants, given the number of birthdays and other events receiving special attention.

The food was great; straight-up American fare as advertised, nothing too fancy, but very well prepared, tasty and plentiful. Our dessert order was messed up, but we were left the originally delivered dish, served the correct one and not charged for either. Very nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Water Club exudes elegance and taste. The staff is incredibly well trained serving drinks and meals at the very best times. The waterfront view and piano player transport you back into yesteryears full of sophistication. This timeless institution is one that I cannot wait to return to. The Water Club is a must visit!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We go here every year at least once at Christmastime and sometimes in the summer. It is a beautiful restaurant and at Christmastime is decorated with Christmas trees and a beautiful train display. The bar has a beautiful fireplace and a piano player in the restaurant. The views of the east river are expansive. The food and service are always five-star. The beef Wellington used to be my favorite entree and has now been available only as an appetizer for the last few years but is a must have treat. It is simply one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in Manhattan. Well done.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

it is always excellent. been going there since 1987.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My fiancé and I️ love coming here. The food is always abo

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 (México)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner for a friend was the occasion, and the Water Club did not disappoint. Especially at the holiday season the restaurant is beautifully decorated, and the river view makes the expense well worthwhile. Food is okay, but that's not the point.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great views and excellent food; Erv pleasant experience .

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Water Club is a beautiful site with impeccable service and mostly good food. However, its
noise level is disturbing and distracting, which is why I took points off for "ambience." The noise just doesn't belong in that lovely setting.

When I made my reservation, t was told there was a live pianist/singer (a big attraction for me) but I couldn't hear him until I walked past the fellow on my way out. (A pity for both him and the diners!) In fact, I could barely hear my table mates over the din.

This is 2017, so surely something effective but unobtrusive can be down about keeping the noise down (carpeting, ceiling sound baffling, etc.), If you could accomplish this, I'd be back in a minute!

Best wishes,
Nancy Lang

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great restaurant.. can't wait to go back. Great for romantic dates and special occasions

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have enjoyed many birthdays, anniversaries and just plain dinners at Water Club. Never disappointed. Food is always excellent. Although pricey, portions are generous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Waterfront, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Could not ask for a better experience. The staff was very accommodating to my party of 6. This was my third time there and I will definitely be returning and recommending this venue to my friends and colleagues.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every part of our meal was a surprise in the devotion to service and kindness went into our meal. Each course including a wellington appetizer, fabulous monk fish, lovely wine selection and table side flambe dessert reminded us of service and sheer enjoyment of a few years ago. There was a gifted pianist!
The view of the waterfront is memorable and no where else,
Thanks Water Club!

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my favorite spots. I always enjoy the Lobster and potatoes.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great Place. Enjoyed the food and wine. Celebrated our anniversary. Will definetly return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a lovely experience. The ambiance, in particular, was wonderful. We had a lovely table with a view of the water. My friend had the sea bass which she said was excellent. I had pan-seared chicken that was a bit dry for my taste. All-in-all it was an extremely pleasant evening: attentive servers, piano music and good food. The complimentary valet parking was also a plus!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My bday was literally magical! The food- amazing, service- superb, view - breathtaking, restaurant is just a dream. Met and exceeded all my expectations! We will be coming back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wow what an awesome experience. Ernesto & Angel thank you for such a great dinner!!! To the minute we walked in it felt just right. Food was phenomenal the service was impeccable!!! Definitely a memorable night!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of my favorite places to dine! Every single person encountered made us feel special. I would recommend the Water Club to anyone coming to the city. It's one of the finest!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Elegant ambiance. First rate service. Excellent food

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is the second time we've celebrated a birthday with brunch and we were very pleased with the staff and the food. I think the price of the cocktails is a little high. The view is terrific.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was top notched. Great experience for date, who had never been. Worth the trip!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We received prompt seating and fast service. The menu selection was diversified and well planned out. The service was outstanding. The servers were very attentive and responsive. The portion were well balanced and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always enjoy the Water Club. They Need to learn how to make hot tea properly

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been to the Water Club many times, and we chose it for my wife's significant birthday. I ordered a cake in advance. What a disappointing experience we had! First, the server did not tell us about all the specials. We heard the server at the next table describe the soup of the day, but it was too late, or so we thought. Actually, we waited one hour for our food, filling up on the delicious cornbread and scones. My son's steak au poivre came without the sauce. He was given mashed potatoes even though he had told the server about his dairy allergy. Most important, my wife did not like the dish she ordered: scallops and lobster ravioli. There were three scallops, each about the size of a quarter, breaded, and she complained to an attendant that they were excessively salty. The three ravioli were extremely tough, more like dumplings. Our original server never came around to ask how everything was. Nothing was done to compensate for my wife's dissatisfaction with her dish. The cake was presented elegantly and the piano music was nice. Beautiful view up the East River. Too bad the occasion was spoiled by inattentive service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had to try the The Water Club because a friend and biz partner was in town and none of us had ever tried it! The view is awesome, the ambiance high-end, yet comfortable and would be a great place for dates and celebrations. The piano player and attentive staff brought this dining and relaxing evening full circle for us. Favorites of the night were the beef Wellington app and the seafood raviolo and the sourdough bread.. We will return!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Another wonderful evening thanks to one of the best waiters/floor managers in the restaurant business... Zee always treats us with the utmost care and we always have a wonderful dining experience.. the food again is exceptional, from the filet mignon to the monkfish... thanks again to everyone at the water club for another lovely evening

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Sehr gut und jederzeit wieder gerne!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I like it for special occasions. It's beautiful, comfortable, great ambiance, and great service.
It's a typical special night out and it's romantic. The food is very good, but it's not
special. I like the bread basket variety. I love the grilled asparagus. I liked the seafood
salad appetizer. The grilled tuna was tasty but I hated the sauce. The grilled branzino was
ok, but I've had much better at our local Greek restaurant. Creme brulee for dessert was OK, not nothing special. So, you don't go for the food experience. You go for the ambiance.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was wonderful and the servers were excellent.

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