Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New Jersey
  4. Somerset
  5. Watchung
Water and Wine, Watchung, NJ
Water and Wine, Watchung, NJ
Water and Wine, Watchung, NJ
Water and Wine, Watchung, NJ
Water and Wine, Watchung, NJ

Water and Wine

4.8
4.8
2777 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Charming ambience and stunning outdoor views provide the setting to experience our steaks and seafood with Mediterranean flair. We invite you to enjoy our celebrated new American cuisine in this comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 755-9344
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Tocci
  • Private party contact
    James: (908) 755-9344
  • Neighborhood
    Watchung
  • Parking details
    We also have a private lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

What 2,777 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Somerset

    Great for fine wines

  • Somerset

    American

2,774 Reviews
  1. NJWineGuy

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Need to come more often! The food was outstanding. The recommendations from the waiter were spot on, and it was just what we needed last night.

    Is this helpful?

  2. Larry

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have gone here many times for special occasions. We celebrated a good friends birthday and had a great time.

    Is this helpful?

  3. StuartN

    New Jersey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Very tasty food, good service and a beautiful view. Valet parking was a bit unnecessary and inconvenient.

    Is this helpful?

  4. AndreaS

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Water & Wine. Service is always excellent. Food and cocktails are top notch.

    Is this helpful?

  5. ScottS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere...will be back again!

    Is this helpful?

  6. SuzetteS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely dinner experience at The Water & Wine Restaurant ! Beautiful views overlooking the Watchung Lake! The service was top notch! Our Server Bill was exemplary! He was very knowledgeable about the menu, answered our questions and made recommendations! Thank you Bill!! The entire team was attentive, poured our drinks, checked in on us, cleaned the crumbs off the table. Truly a fine dining experience! High compliments to the Chef and Kitchen Brigade!!! Delicious cuisine! We ordered from the Specials and regular menu. Every dish was well prepared and presented! My favorite was the crab cake appetizer! And crème brûlée!! Looking forward to returning. We made reservations. The restaurant quickly filled up so recommend making reservations. Parking- only valet parking on site on a Friday night. After dinner, we took a little stroll to The Watchun Lake Park and saw the water damn. It was a great night!

    Is this helpful?

  7. LynnO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure to dine at Water & Wine. They food is consistently delicious, and the menu is varied, and includes a page of specials. Hub had the tagliatelle and I had an entree portion of the special ravioli carbonara appetizer. We both raved about our meals, and had plenty left to bring home, as the servings are very generous. The service is always excellent, friendly and attentive without hovering. And the lake view is beautiful. Also, they make a really good gin & tonic! Special thanks to James, the manager, who always makes sure that the patrons have a first-rate experience. We can’t wait to go back!

    Is this helpful?

  8. PatK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I spent Valentines Day together in the restaurant we were married in, but it was no longer Water's Edge, it was now Water and Wine. It was wonderful. We were escorted to our table which was Lake View, as many are. I enjoyed a wonderful bottle of wine from the extensive wine list. There were many options across price levels. The food was amazing and the service was great. Very professional and highly trained staff all around. It was a very special dinner, in a very special place in our hearts.

    Is this helpful?

  9. JoseM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to visit definitely 5 stars ⭐️ all the way.

    Is this helpful?

  10. ROBIN

    New York City

    939 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    939 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice for quiet dining and wonderful cuisine. Thank you Rita for the great service, and for making our anniversary dinner an evening to remember. James and the entire staff work hard to bring the kind of service that customers so desire. Wine and water glasses are replenished, the tabletop is crumbed and while you are away, the napkins have that French (service) twist, when you arrive back to your seat. And regulars have their beverages already set up with ice and lemon, just waiting for the patrons to be seated. This is a welcome benefit of dining here often. In this post Covid age, the dining out experience in many places has been less than wonderful . Here at W&W it has remained a benchmark of what a great restaurant is and should be.

    Is this helpful?

  11. CelticItalian

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Special Valentine's day price fix menu. Limited menu, but a nice selection offered of 3 courses. Food quality very good as usual. Service variable in quality, overall nice. Over-attentive service at wrong times, for example, asking if we are enjoying it a few moments after it arrives or asking if you want something else in middle of course Came to $135 each for 3 courses, 1 drink, tax, tip.

    Is this helpful?

  12. Marcus

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Valentine’s Day and while the food and service were impeccable I do have one comment…the music on this night was little too much Smooth Jazz. Maybe it was just to set the Valentine’s Day mood but maybe just Jazz next time? And not as loud? Outside that it was a great food and service experience.

    Is this helpful?

  13. CatherineF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating my mother in law’s birthday. The server was attentive and made sure to surprise her with a dessert and candle. Thank you!

    Is this helpful?

  14. WineNdine

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was excellent, from valet to nightcap at the bar.

    Is this helpful?

  15. Spiffy

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My lamb chops came out raw which meant I had to send it back which meant I did not get to eat my dinner with my family. Since this is a very busy restaurant weekend Valentines Day falling on a Wednesday service and dinner expectations was not as you would hope. This is one of my husbands favorite places to celebrate his birthday and that we did. The flourless chocolate cake is delicious, signature cocktails excellent, try the sangria it was the best!

    Is this helpful?

  16. DebLee

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent with service & food. Specials are always a good option too!

    Is this helpful?

  17. MitchellK

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at the bar and enjoyed the excellent service of Diedra and Michael, delicious food and great ambiance. Water & WIne is an excellent restaurant for any occasion or just a fun, enjoyable evening

    Is this helpful?

  18. RandallV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the staff were very attentive to our needs.

    Is this helpful?

  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious! Always a pleasurable experience. Can’t wait to go back!

    Is this helpful?

  20. MarianF

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an excellent restaurant for a special occasion meal. The food is pricey, but it is beautifully prepared, and staff is efficient and pleasant. My daughter (it was her birthday) and I shared a beet salad followed by scallops for me and branzino for her--all beautiful to look at and delicious. Dessert, a bread pudding, was the only minor disappointment as it needed to be more custardy and less bready.

    Is this helpful?

  21. Bunknjo

    New York City

    187 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is impeccable. Always a perfect place for a great dining experience.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time there. Kind of dated place. Nice location by the water. Got a little loud inside. Service was outstanding. Steak was undercooked, but I kept it. Very huge portions more so than expected. That was a nice surprise. Definitely a value for the money. Excellent wine and drink choices. Had a dessert. That was unusual and very delicious.

    Is this helpful?

  23. ROBIN

    New York City

    939 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    939 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dining experience. Food was exceptional, service with Adam, impeccable. Scenic view, very serene. One of the few restaurants around where customer service is a priority.

    Is this helpful?

  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing . Consistently great food and service

    Is this helpful?

  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great experience last night at the Water and Wine restaurant in Watchung, NJ From the Valle parking too the beautiful settings at the table for four people next to the window overlooking the lake. The food was excellent along with the great service. A very nice restaurant to dine with family and friends

    Is this helpful?

  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & vibes! Will have to come back during the spring & summer for the lake views.

    Is this helpful?

  27. AndreaS

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Water & Wine. Excellent service, cocktails and food is excellent.

    Is this helpful?

  28. Vidalia

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully delicious dinner. Lovely room with lake view. Drinks were a bit slow but once delivered were delicious. The blackberry old fashioned was incredible. One of our group had the lavender spice mocktail and enjoyed it so much that she had a few more. Appetizers included homemade pasta, endive salad, and. garlic shrimp. So good! Dinners were so plentiful that enough had to brought home. Strip steak with garlic mash was cooked perfectly. The special New Zealand venison with a pistachio sweet potato side was enjoyed. The veal chop Parmesan was the largest we’ve seen and so tasty. The rack veal chop with potato croquettes was phenomenal. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  29. PeterW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent selection of food choices. Extensive wine list. Very unique specials.

    Is this helpful?

  30. JenM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service and a bountiful amount of very good food. Wonderful ambiance and view.

    Is this helpful?

  31. DeniseK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and service. Was offered tastes of wine when unsure what to choose and waiter nailed our palette! Can’t wait to go back !!

    Is this helpful?

  32. SJLJJ

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere as always!

    Is this helpful?

  33. steveh

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was wonderful, as we have come to expect here. We came with people who have not been here since it was a previous restaurant and style. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the ambience. Service was exemplary, as always.

    Is this helpful?

  34. NancyP

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! We would go back!

    Is this helpful?

  35. denilyn

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is so tasteful and is very consistant. The view of the lake is very romantic. You never have to wait long if you have a reservation.

    Is this helpful?

  36. MartinS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a wonderful restaurant with amazing menu. Food is always excellent as is the service.

    Is this helpful?

  37. tdecisions

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food served by an attentive wait staff. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  38. eat4two

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was wonderful from start to finish. The atmosphere was great and the service was exceptional. Of course the food goes without saying specialty drinks. Wow, they're the best.

    Is this helpful?

  39. PaulM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Delightful annual Christmas Eve dinner at W&W enjoyed by our family. As always the food was divine--fresh and tasty Halibut with risotto, yummy large portion of Chicken Parm, and perfectly cooked Lamb chops. David our waiter was professional, and personable and wait staff support was attentive and kind. A sweet treat was the sorbet, after dinner cocktails and coffee. Shout out to the kitchen and lovely to see familiar faces (Georgia you know who you are). Highly recommend this gem and their sister restaurant La Griglia!

    Is this helpful?

  40. ValerieG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Water and Wine is a cut above the rest. The staff is always friendly and the food is delicious. They never disappoint.

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Water and Wine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 755-9344.

Water and Wine is rated 4.8 stars by 2777 OpenTable diners.

Water and Wine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Water and Wine

141 Stirling Rd, Watchung, NJ 07069

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Watchung
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We also have a private lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Tocci
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
Discover
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo