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The Water Club

4.5
2240 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View

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About

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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 683-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
23rd St and FDR Drive, North of Waterside Plaza and south of 34th St.
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Parking details
Valet service is available on site in our private lot.
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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.
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Entertainment
Live piano music Thursday- Saturday, 7:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday Brunch, 1:00pm -5:00pm
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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
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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

Private Dining

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

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Water Club is CLOSED for business and yet I still had a confirmed reservation on Open Table?! Ruined my birthday as had reservation for dinner after seeing a play only to find they are not open for dinner anymore. Why did nobody notify me?

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Superb. However, a little more attention paid to the cleanliness of the restrooms would make it perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely Valentine dinner...Food and service excellent...Ambiance outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The nicest restaurant in NYC and

the most enjoyable.
The service is impeccable

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Best place in all of manhattan!

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food. Amazing ambiance

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 9, 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.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 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!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 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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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

it is always excellent. been going there since 1987.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing!!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Great views and excellent food; Erv pleasant experience .

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4.0Dined on November 25, 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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 17, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 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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5.0Dined on November 11, 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!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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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5.0Dined on November 3, 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Elegant ambiance. First rate service. Excellent food

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