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Water and Wine

4.6
1495 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(908) 755-9344
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Tocci
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Private party contact
James: (908) 755-9344
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We also have a private lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1495 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

As always a very pleasant experience at this Gem of a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We thought we were going mainly for the relaxing view of the water but we ended up falling in love with the food and the stellar service. The fact that both my husband and I had no complaints about anything speaks volume. We were both amazed that we have never dined here and shocked that it wasn’t busier. My husband recommends the beef carpaccio amongst so many other dishes and my recommendation is the Red Snapper! Bon Appetit!!!

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service and atmosphere were very good. The food , Zucchini flowers, Tuna tartar , filet mignon, and a pasta dish with shellfish all came up very short . Nice wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have eaten at Water & Wine for years and can't remember a poor meal. My Lions Club meets there twice a month and I can testify to the consistency of their meal quality.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a lovely Easter Dinner loved the crab stuffed blossoms...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We always enjoy our time at water and wine. The food is consistent and the people are so friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The meal and the service was excellent our server was able to accommodate our sensitivity to food ingredients.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant NEVER disappoints. Never had a bad meal. Too many restaurants these days forget about service. Not Water and Wine; their service is always outstanding. The food is delicious and always beautifully presented. So glad Water and Wine is close by.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Unbelievable views and service, Food awesome! I highly recommend this restaurant to impress

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Spectacular menu and impressive service. The food was just amazingly delicious. Would highly recommend to anyone!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Went to celebrate a friends Birthday - they have an excellent "standard" menu that could stand alone by itself and nightly specials. We could come here weekly and not be bored! Nice menu of specialty cocktails that they've put their own twist on. Extensive wine list. Prices on the high side (for New Jersey) but worth it. Very attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I had a nice dinner with

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent Restaurant!! Went for Our Ten Year Wedding Anniversary.
The service is Fantastic, The food is Excellent.
The Service was the best I have had in a long time, They actually allow you time to eat and drink and do not rush you. We ordered a bottle of wine, appetizers and dinner. The perfect amount of time between courses and we ever once felt rushed.
Highly recommended for someone looking for a nice , quiet evening.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

the atmosphere was very nice. outstanding service. the food was delicious! wonderful wines.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This has become my favorite restaurant since moving to New Jersey. Always quality food and amazing service. Perfect place for just an evening out or a special occasion

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My daughter and I recently enjoyed dining at Water & Wine--again. To begin, there is valet parking--very convenient, especially in inclement weather. When you enter, there is a fireplace and comfortable seating. Even if you come in warm weather, you look at that fireplace and think about how nice it would be to return in cold weather to sit with a cocktail, glass of wine, or cup of coffee. Upon entering the dining room, the lake comes into view. It is visible from all or most tables and looks lovely in all seasons. I have always found the wait staff to be friendly and accommodating. The menu is varied, well prepared and beautifully presented. It is a refined and comfortable setting which enhances the enjoyment of the dining experience at Water & Wine.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was amazing, the service exceptional...and yet the overall experience was somewhat pretentious and over-priced.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Amazing experience

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As always, dining here was a pleasure. It has become our favorite restaurant. It continues to provide outstanding food and a creative menu of dishes and wine selections. The service is always consistently courteous and attentive. The fact the parking lot is always full each and every night of the week also says something and eating lunch there is also a satisfying experience.
We chose Water & Wine for our post wedding luncheon reception.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food is outstanding quality is unsurpassed. We loved the dover sole, meatballs, crab appetizer to name a few. View of lake is beautiful. We will definitely return

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and drinks were outstanding !!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The setting is beautiful. You walk into a small bar with a cozy sitting area near a stone fireplace. The dining room is lovely with pretty views of the water. We were seated to the rear of the room at a sweet table near the window. The burrata was mouthwatering and beyond delicious. Each bite better than the next. Our entree’s were perfection, halibut with an amazing risotto and my husband had short ribs over sweet potato mash...yum!!! Our dessert was a heavenly marscapone cheese cake. The only negative I have is when we went back to the bar to sit near the fire. I ordered an after dinner cocktail, a Cosmo, which was $17...astronomical! This is Watchung, NJ not the upper west side of Manhattan. I was appalled, it caused such a stupid fight between my husband and I because I was so furious at the audacity of charging this kind of price for a 4oz beverage. Truly ridiculous, as a result, we’ll never come back. A real shame

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The appetizers were excellent. The main courses were quite large but I think quantity won out over quality. And, finally, the mascarpone cheesecake was too sweet and too heavy. I was disappointed although the service was very good and so was the wine and beer we enjoyed. We'll return for lunch rather than dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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