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  1. Distance: 1.52mi
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  1. Distance: 1.52mi
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About Water and Wine

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.

141 Stirling Rd
Watchung, NJ 07069
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30-3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 755-9344

Website:
http://www.visitwaterandwine.com/

Parking Details:
We also have a private lot.

Executive Chef:
John Tocci

Private Party Contact:
James: (908) 755-9344

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open from 1:00 - 9:00. Serving our regular ala carte dinner menu, plus some great holiday specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be serving a special 3 course Pre Fixe menu for $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity) for the entire evening. Ala carte dining is NOT available.

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Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

Water and Wine Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Scenic View (37)
Special Occasion (37)
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Waterfront (34)
Romantic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Business Meals (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Not impressed. This used to be a great venue. We all left feeling slighted. We expected an experience like we had a few years ago. Not a good experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mariano was a great server and the host made sure our napkins were folded on the table. I go to W&W monthly and it always pleases. This is the first time I was in the wooden floor section, but my feet did not fail me -I did not slip, even with my heels. The bone-in filet is unreal! I suggest that and that crab cake app.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was amazing. Every person was very attentive to our needs. Champagne and wine was highest quality. I don’t know which was better, the meatballs or short rib raviolis. And the filet mignon special was tender and delicious. Still one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our first time dining at Water and Wine. Great setting and our server, Brian, was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My fiancé and I dined this pat Sunday I ordered the gnocchi bolognese, he had the angus steak on a bone. They were both very good l, just a little too much salt for my liking. The fig special was amazing along with the bread! This will definitely be a new spot for us!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything about our evening was superb....it was our 28th Wedding Anniversary and we live close so we chose this venue....The food and service were excellent along with the Holiday decorations and view of the lake.....I HIGHLY RECOMMEND for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a favorite place for us. Food is very good; but the menu needs to be changed. We are getting the same menu choices foe the past visits. Menu could be updated.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great ! The manager James was amazing and found us a table by the window. Mariano the waiter was also great.
Excellent place the go.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful time from start to finish. Everyone on staff was friendly , but professional. Raymond our server was knowledgeable. Food was beautifully presented and very delicious. Very pleasant atmosphere, lots of friendly coversation, but not too loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have going to Water and Wine for 10+yrs and have always had an outstanding dining experience. From the food to the service it is always excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Party of 4 enjoyed a Friday prix fix menu. Options were attractive and everyone enjoyed the 3 course meal. Appetiser and main courses were large and excellent desert choices. A very nice cocktail and wine list made for a fun evening

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary and have been going to Water and Wine for the last three years on our anniversary. Never disappoints, food is great and will be going back shortly for another dinner, It's worth every penny!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The best value for lunch in the area. Great prix fix selections. Great view of the lake and on a sunny day, it’s magic.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Consistently excellent service. Staff is friendly and respectful. Menu has many choices and full service cocktails. Food quality is precise and flavor balance pairs well with the extensive wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was excellent. The food was scrumptious and atmosphere was very romantic

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We enjoy the food and the view at W&W. Our server, Rita, made sure that our experience was seamless and it was. From the salads and appetizers to the entrees, our dining experience was relaxed and enjoyable. The steak was cooked to perfection as was the Bronzino Mediterranean style. Caesar and Endive salads were plentiful and seasoned well. Always a great meal Water and Wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service is excellent
Drinks are subpar
Branzino defiantly has bones in it. Saying minimal bones in fish is a understatement.
Cajun calamari is excellent.
Burrata excellent.
Worth about 100.00 bucks for 2.
Scenic

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is very upscale classy, most older men wear a sports jacket pure class!!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Water & Wine. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overall everyone was very happy with their dinners, with maybe the exception of me. We all started and enjoyed our appetizers which included the lobster cocktail, oysters, mozzarella and eggplant, and the seafood risotto. Dinners were swordfish special, the bone in steak, the halibut and I had the tagliatelle pescatore. I didn't care for the pasta dish at all...it was way over sauced and drowned in tomato flavoring. I thought it was going to be basically a white sauce with plum tomatoes in it. It was far from that. It was a heavy tomato based sauce. The shrimp were like rubber and completely inedible. I have dined here on multiple occasions and have never walked away disappointed until this dinner. We will be back and I for sure will try something different.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Water and Wine is our go to place whenever we want a special dinner and
we have never been disappointed with ambiance, quality of food and
great service.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love everything about W&W. Love the food, ambience, service. I keep going back there with friends.

Tags: Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A number of high school classmates meet semi-annually for lunch and since I live nearby recommended W&W as a possible lunch choice several years ago. Since we started meeting there for lunch they have fallen in love with the pleasant ambiance - all they ask for is a circular table with a pleasant view of the Watchung lake. If I knew a survey would be received I would have questioned the group but will do so when we meet again near me

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

How can I describe the joy and delight of having a delicious lunch with an dear friend in a special place filled with attentive servers, welcoming maitre d', and a meal par excellence!
I love this place (especially Rita, our server)!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Entrees were very good- a bit overpriced. Dessert was a dry (we had the bread pudding). The owners did a great job creating an upscale atmosphere (valet parking, well dressed wait staff), however many diners were dressed in jeans and tshirts which was disappointing. At 8:30PM on a Friday, a couple brought a 3 year old with them, who cried through the first part of the meal (more than likely because it was past his bedtime). Of course not the restaurant's fault, but made for an unpleasant dining experience, as we were at dinner for our anniversary and tried to pick a restaurant that would be special for the occasion.Also had to correct the waiter on our bill, which separately charged us for a dessert that was a part of the pre-fixe menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were there for my daughter's birthday. The service is very good. The food is also good with many different varieties, some heavily seasoned like aged beef is my daughter's ; some are light seasoned with tasty nature favor like fish;... this restaurant is located right next to Watchung lake, so the view is very soothing and romantic, both day time or night.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love to go out to eat and try to get together for family dinners when we can. My Mom is 86 y/o now and quality time has become very important to us. We have several really wonderful places that we visit regularly, but Water & Wine has always been my personal favorite. Although we have been going there for quite a few years, I can honestly say that I have never eaten a dish that was less then perfect, and my dining companions have always felt the same. We enjoy wine with dinner and it is a wonderful place to try something different. I am not that knowledgeable about wines, but I know what I like. If you tell the server what kind of wine you like, they will bring a sample to try.
Last but not least, is the service. We have had the most wonderful servers who have gone out of their way to make sure that we are well cared for. Our special thanks go to Diego for meeting all our needs during this meal. We also have to thank James for always making us feel welcome during years of visits!
If you enjoy great food, great service in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere..this place is for you!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The restaurant needs freshening up- old carpet runners, awkward flooring transitions and unattractive entry area. We dined on a Thursday night and it was not busy. Our waiter was good but checked on us too many times , interrupting our conversation. The water server was hovering around the middle of the dining room. I like the service to be more discreet.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Bryan our server was very helpful and is at point at attending to us., but gave us time to enjoy our evening. We didn’t feel rushed at all. Lovely evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner Food was excellent and service was very very good

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This my favorite casual lunch place as the view and service is excellent with decent food. This time was my wedding anniversary so we had full meal + wine. The service is their usual excellency, the waterfront view is amazing. We had too much food and had to wrap some to home and they did a very nice job. Overall, my wife and I love this place and have been spreading the place to friend circle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our fourth or fifth time visiting Wine and Water and as usual it was excellent. Food was great and service was magnificent.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently excellent in all respects. Have been dining here for years, since they opened.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The ambiance, the attentive, but never over-bearing, waitstaff, the outrageously delicious food available for lunch and the warm greeting by James, the mature d’.....make W & W my favorite place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Poconos)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Bartender (Michael) and Server (Rita)....good food pleasantly plated for presentation. Patrons don't dress for weekend dinner....perhaps a "Joisey Thing." Overall a pleasant (albeit on the expensive side) dining option. Appetizers very nice...ditto desserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I visited Water and Wine (one of our favorite restaurants) for our 20th Wedding Anniversary!!!! We went to the theater in NY and decided to come back to NJ for the perfect dinner. Water & Wine didn't disappoint. From the valet parkers, to the hosts and the waitress...everything was amazing!!! Thank you for making our night so special. Excellent!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Perfect in every aspect

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had an amazing time. Good food and great staff. They were very attentive and made our date night one to remember. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As always excellent the service, the atmosphere and the food was superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, atmosphere and service! Wonderful place to have a nice dinner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Scenic View
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