Such a wonderful place. Been here twice for two special occasions and it was a delight. The waiters are great and their conversation was super friendly and knowledgeable. I'd recommend this for any special occasion or date planned.
Superb. However, a little more attention paid to the cleanliness of the restrooms would make it perfect.
My wife and I went to the Water Club for our St. Valentine’s Day dinner (a few days late) tonight. We love the restaurant but it was a bit sad. The restaurant is becoming an event only venue. We’ve had many great meals with family, friends and business associates and it never disappointed us. The wait staff was always professional and attentive. We will miss them and the Water Club.
On the occasion of celebrating my recent knighthood, my wife treated me to diner at The Water Club. The setting was magnificent; the restaurant is waterside on the East River with views of several bridges and the lighted buildings of Queens. Passing yachts and other boats provided interesting moments. But the real treat was the excellent cuisine; the generously poured drinks and the attentive staff provided additional bonhomerie. Highly recommended!
Lovely Valentine dinner...Food and service excellent...Ambiance outstanding
The nicest restaurant in NYC and
the most enjoyable.
The service is impeccable
We have been driving by for years and finally decided to go. It was worth it. Great service. Everyone was very helpful (even the ladies room attendant). Live piano music with singer. Free valet parking! Wonderful views. There were a lot of birthdays (perhaps attracted by the fireworks planted in the dessert). But we really enjoyed it and will definitely be going back.
Amazing atmosphere, excellent service. Wine lady was so nice, accomodating gentleman made sure we were comftable. I will definately recommend, and will return. Also bathroom attendant was great.
The generation of the employees in this place needs to be refreshed. Very poor approach by the host. I reserved a table by the window and the gentleman sat us in the opposite side of the dining room! When I asked the gentleman if there’s any availabilities he answered “ you don’t have a collar shirt” and walked away! I looked around my surrounding and almost nobody had a collar shirt near the windows. In my opinion they lost business basically because I will never return to this 16th century mentality. Thank you!
Absolutely gorgeous evening with superb service, amazing food and a heavenly ambiance.
Best place in all of manhattan!
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
Very good food. Amazing ambiance
Great food, good, classic cocktails, and solid service. Many thanks!
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.
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.
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.
Incredible view. Great staff. Just a bit difficult to get to
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.
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.
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!
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.
it is always excellent. been going there since 1987.
My fiancé and I️ love coming here. The food is always abo
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.
Great views and excellent food; Erv pleasant experience .
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!
Great restaurant.. can't wait to go back. Great for romantic dates and special occasions
I have enjoyed many birthdays, anniversaries and just plain dinners at Water Club. Never disappointed. Food is always excellent. Although pricey, portions are generous.