The Water Club

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$50 and over
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American

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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.

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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Private party facilities
Located along The East River in Manhattan, The Water Club offers breathtaking views from its two glass enclosed private rooms.
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Private party contact
The Water Club Private Dining Department: (212) 545-1155
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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
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
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

MY all-time fave in NYC after 60 years of living here.
Especially in clement weather on the roof.

BF
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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?

J
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

FD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The nicest restaurant in NYC and

the most enjoyable.
The service is impeccable

e
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in all of manhattan!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 3

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Amazing ambiance

BC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

M
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

LS
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

S
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SC
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

ZH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it is always excellent. been going there since 1987.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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J
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

BC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views and excellent food; Erv pleasant experience .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

p
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

g
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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