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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

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

Water and Wine Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Waterfront (36)
Scenic View (35)
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Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Business Meals (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This place never disappoints. Always have the best appetizer specials!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

wish it was a bit more private, but other then that everything was fantastic

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I did not like being seated based on the Open Table algorithm instead of where would have liked to be seated (since we did make a reservation). With a completely empty restaurant, the next couple after we were seated were put right next to us. Then, a table of seven people (including young and loud children) were crammed into a small table next to us on the opposite side. We felt uncomfortable with the wait staff and other customers so close to us. I probably will NEVER use Open Table for a reservation ever again, and I will NEVER go to Water & Wine. We were rushed by our waitress, we had to ask for utensils, and the ambiance was more like a sports pub than what we expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great menu for Valentines day. Had a great time with the girlfriend. Service was on point.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant needs to update its cooking of vegetables. Plain, boiled spinach!! At the least it should be sautéed. Chocolate dessert was good, but need to reduce its size, too big!! Cheesecake was good and right size. My baked chicken dish was good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good, but not great. Portions are generous. We were seated at a strange unusually long table which was not conducive to a cozy Valentine's day date. When we asked to be moved, we were told nothing could be done about it.

The service was prompt, but perhaps too prompt. They were clearly trying to rush tables through so they could get more "turns" during the big Val Day holiday evening. I was offended that the server pushed back on our request to delay bringing out the desserts a little while so we could digest our entrees. Ultimately they relented and gave us time, but it was not handled well.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Top notch service. Our window table request was honored. Excellent desserts - meant to share. A bit pricey but definitely worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First, there is only valet parking - it was fine, with friendly, conscientious attendants. Upon entering the hostess handled coats and seating, which took some time. Understandable, but you are waiting in an entry area that includes a bar. While waiting for our coats to be hung, we are in the middle of traffic and guests at the bar - very uncomfortable (and those poor waiters dodging people!). Once seated, we had a lovely dinner with very attentive waitstaff. The menu is very creative, and expensive (roughly $200/couple) for cocktail, wine, entree and shared apps & dessert. Entree special was halibut which was perfectly cooked but lacked seasoning. Appetizers (octopus and an asparagus/prosciutto dish) were very good. Desserts very good also. So, nice place to go, but certainly not every day and they need to check seasonings. You are well taken care of here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely outstanding. Celebrated a birthday. Adam was our server. Recommended a wonderful wine. Everything was great! Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We are regulars, as in once a week. The wine list is wonderful, but Italian and California - centric. Never fail to find something very good or bette to drink. Food always top notch. Steaks and chops, fish and pasta for every taste and mood. Just went back fir more of the black linguini with bottarga- truly great dish.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I can't even count the number of times we have enjoyed this restaurant! We have visited many times over the years, and it is always a perfect experience. I have celebrated my birthday here many times and tonight was such an occasion. It may be hard to believe, but I can't remember a time when I had less than perfect food and service.
There are many fine places to eat in this area, but Water & Wine remains one of my absolute favorites! Rita took care of us, as she has many times in the past. She even remembers our preferences. James always takes time to great us and all the support staff are delightful!
Can't wait to return!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

How do I love Water & Wine??? Let me count the ways...the ambiance, the view, the delicious food ( I love the salmon), the wine, the dessert, and the extraordinary staff...James welcomes us; and Adam and Rita take care of our table needs!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely spot, good food with ample serving size. Quiet enough for good table conversation, with enough room between tables that you don't feel crowded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, service, views. Perfect for special occasions. Upscale restaurant, however reasonably priced and in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent service and a beautiful view. We had Scott as our server who was attentive and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend the short rib papardelle!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything we had was really good. And good sized portions. Had enough for leftovers : )

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service and food was great! The entire group enjoyed the location and we were able to hear each other talk.

Tags: Organic, Waterfront, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love water and wine!!! Best restaurant!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always the food was excellent. Our server was not very attentive, didn't come back to ask us if we wanted additional drinks or needed anything. We had to wait for food to be delivered to request drinks. I love Water & Wine, but have always said the decor needs updating. It's a lovely restaurant, but it can be so much more.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The staff was very friendly and attentive, but not at all pushy. The food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was excellent. Restaurant has old world charm and nice views of the lake. Service was friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Had not been there for a year and it just gets better every time I go can’t wait to go back

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Perfect on all fronts

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great service and good food. Dependable quality and a nice venue to boot.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there for New Year’s Eve and had a wonderful meal with great service, 2 things usually not experienced on NYE. We were all very happy with Water and Wine!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love Water and Wine. Food is outstanding. Drinks are very good. Atmosphere is excellent. James (Manager assuming) makes you feel at home. He treats everyone with such respect. Recommend this place to all.

Only gripe I had is waiter spelled butter on my jacket and did not even say or do anything about it. Annoying. It happens and would not let this stop me from going to such great place.

Please go and support this place, you will love it.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Authentic, People Watching, Fun, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always attentive service & delicious food! There is something for everyone - great choices with beautiful presentation!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Out traditional Christmas Eve dinner never disappoints. The Ambiance, food and service are consistently excellent. The management here should be commended for being able to maintain high standards in all areas. The dinner menu is large and the daily specials are great. There's a reason we look forward to coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Excellent pasta and meat options. Nice fireplace in bar area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great as always. We live up the road and hit W&W once a month. Jimmy is always ready to greet us when we walk in. Can’t beat the short rib pasta, or the Branzino!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Just a nice experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Water & Wine has such a great ambiance that is second only to its delicious food..from entrees to desserts. Wine list is exceptional as well. Yet, most important is that I feel welcome, honored and totally taken care of by all wait staff! A most special place to dine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service, food and view! It's high recommended, specially for their pre fix lunch.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 2, 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 2, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 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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