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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Thanksgiving is about family (blood or not) & being thankful for what we have. Let The Water Club family cook for yours! Lots of options including turkey & all the trimmings. We're serving a 3 course prix fixe for $95, kids 2-10 are $45, 12pm-8pm. The best part besides the food? We'll do the dishes!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Seasons Greetings! Join us for a special 3 course prix fixe on Christmas Eve from 5:00-9:00. $95 per person. Drinks, tax and gratuity are additional. Children 2-10 are $45. A credit card is required for all parties, 72hr cancellation policy. Please contact the reservations dept for parties over 6.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Seasons Greetings! Join us for a special 3 course prix fixe on Christmas Day from 12:00-8:00. $95 per person. Drinks, tax and gratuity are additional. Children 2-10 are $45. A credit card is required for all parties, 72hr cancellation policy. Please contact the reservations dept for parties over 4.

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (56)
Scenic View (52)
Romantic (47)
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Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Live Music (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Great for Brunch (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Cozy (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Healthy (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Come here at least once a month.
Always great food , and service is impeccable!
Really love this place

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was just right this night. Lots of good food, good service, great table and spectacular view!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service and food. Thank you for making my sister Pam a very special birthday. She and her husband were thrilled to spend her big day here in big city at Water club, they traveled from Fort Lauderdale.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was really good, but the music (Kenny G almost on a loop), needs serious updating, just as much as the interior decor. It was a step back in time...

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening at The Water Club. The service is outstanding. Nothing remarkable about the food. The restaurant want wasn't crowded at all for a Thursday night. It would probably be pretty loud if it was full of people.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We've only been there for brunch (which is terrific) and decided to try dinner.
Lovely view, delicious food and very good service!!
We'll definitely go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great setting and wonderful views. Good meal and wonderful service. .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Piano played through out the evening. Good view, good food, good service.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We have been here for Valentine’s Day before and I had been craving their lobster ravioli for the longest. We ordered a lot of food. I had to take some of it home but I do not regret it at all. When they brought out the desserts, they had a little firecracker candle and it was literally the highlight of the night. So glad we went to celebrate here. Thank you to the staff for being so considerate even though we came 30 minutes before closing.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was excellent great service and food beautiful view of the water

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was our anniversary. The Water Club staff made the evening wonderful!!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and old world fantastic service. I was shocked at dirty bathrooms and place in need of sprucing up.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was my birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I enjoyed the water club however, I appreciated the offerings during restaurant week more than I did for the regular menu. The service is always fantastic. I have the pasta with crab meat the crab meat was sufficient but I thought the sauce was missing something. I was disappointed because it tastes like a dish I could've had at Eataly.

Aside from that, the views are fantastic as is the service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Another wonderful night thanks to our great duo of Charles and Armando! The food again was top notch from the filet mignon to the lamb chops and the smoked salmon.... our favorite restaurant and it's better now more than ever! Thanks also to the great wait staff (our bussers were the best) go as soon as you can.... beautiful tranquil setting and wonderful piano player on top of everything!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The place was fantastic.

The head waiter needs a lesson in dealing with people. He was not friendly, never smiled and needs a lesson in dealing with people.

The servers under him were fantastic!!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I needed a great evening out after a long week. I was lucky enough to get my own table outside by the water. The food came out perfectly timed as soon as I took my last bite of the prior dish. The service was above and beyond. The staff wasn't invasive and my glass was always filled. I'd recommend The Water Club for any and all occasions. 5 Stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Last night my mother & I attended The Water Club for the last day of NYC Restaurant Week. We had such a great & fun experience! I set reservations for my mother and I as her pre-birthday celebration. She's been wanting to come to this restaurant for as long as I could remember; I thought why not take her during NYC Restaurant Week! We started with a nice strong glass of Rosé, for our appetizers we had the Sweet Pea Hummus & Roasted Beets (DELICIOUS), for our entree I had a Grilled Hanger Steak & my mother had the Pan Roasted Dorade, & for dessert I had the Strawberry Shortcake & my mother had the Coconut Panna Cotta. Everything was delicious!! The ambiance was lovely, definitely a great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or on a date. Definitely coming back to try more of this delicious menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went here for restaurant week and had an excellent time. I recommend getting a table by the window if you can. I also recommend checking out the upstairs/outside deck for a night cap or 3. Be careful of your drinks and personal belongings close to the edge on the outside deck. We saw someone's fresh drink go overboard. Also, be sure to tip Sweetie in the women's restroom.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I loved everything about this restaurant! Wonderful food and ambiance- definitely a more classic and old school place. Highly recommend for a nice date or a special occasion. Everything was delicious- especially the scallops were probably the best I ever had. Beautiful view of the east river and some city buildings. Will definitely return!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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