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About Water's Edge Resort & Spa

The Restaurant at Waters Edge is home to the best brunch in Connecticut and a multitude of fine entrees for lunch and dinner. Featuring innovative American cuisine, your palate will be seduced by the creative preparations of the freshest seafood, steaks, chops, homemade pastas, and decadent desserts from our in-house pastry kitchen.
Offering spectacular views of the Connecticut Shoreline, The Restaurant at Waters Edge is the perfect outdoor dining spot, making it an ideal choice for romantic dinners and breathtaking lunches, offering outdoor dining seasonally. The readers of Connecticut Magazine voted Water"s Edge Resort & Spa "The Best Sunday Brunch Statewide" and "The Best Hotel Dining Statewide", while food columnists for the Hartford Courant and the New York Times have rated the restaurant "Excellent."

1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 8:45am; Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Ripley Hill Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 399-5901

Website:
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com/

Entertainment:
Indoor live entertainment year round Friday and Saturday 9:00pm until 1:00am.
Outdoor live entertainment from Memorial Day to Labor Day Wednesday through Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm.

Parking Details:
Ample complimentary self parking and valet.

Public Transit:
1 Mile from the Westbrook Train Station and on the Shoreline Bus route.

Executive Chef:
Ken Cardner

Private Party Facilities:
Choose from multiple private dining options. The Bushnell room, with a great view of the sweeping lawn and Long Island Sound, can accommodates up to 20 people. The intimate Spencer Alcove can host up to 18 guests for private wine dinner. The Captains Landing with floor-to-ceiling windows can host a breathtaking lunch for up to 30 guests. We also have three ballrooms and other social function spaces to accommodate from 15 to 350, many with spectacular water views.

Private Party Contact:
Social Sales: (860) 399-5901

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Water's Edge Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (12)
Scenic View (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very disappointed with the service. We had a waiter with an attitude and in a bad mood! He forgot the bread twice and made mistakes on our appetizers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always enjoy our stay, dinners and brunches at Waters Edge summer and winter!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Beautiful setting but food was just mediocre. Prices are high and more in keeping with ambiance than food quality.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Service was terrible and it was only my party of 3 and one other part of 2. How difficult can 2 small parties be to manage. Apparently it was very difficult as we had to ask for more water and drinks multiple times. Food was okay but was not worth the long wait or poor service. Used to dine her often when I lived in the area 6-7 years ago and it was great. However the place always changes chefs the current Italian fare menu is underwhelming.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Anniversary.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The price went up fairly dramatically in the last 6 months. Also service was much better when we last went in March. This time we were ignored quite a bit. Also the food selection wasn’t as good as last time.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have been coming here for our Anniversary for the last 13 yrs and it does not disappoint. The staff is friendly and attentive. Our waiter Michael is the BEST...we met him on our honeymoon and instantly liked him. He is warm, engaging and personable, no wonder he has been there 21 yrs....We will be back for #14 and look forward to seeing Michael and the staff at Waters Edge

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

First visit and it was disappointing! The view was the best thing about the lunch experience

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The place was very lovely, I have been here before, I really enjoyed coming in to the Water's Edge when I am in Old Saybrook for the Summer but went over the labor day weekend and I was not impressed with the food. I will go back again and I hope that they have a new chef that can represent this lovely place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 4, 2017

For our anniversary my Wife and I dined at Dattilo at Water's Edge. We arrived at 7:50pm for an 8:00 reservation and were greeted warmly and promptly seated. By 8:05 we had ordered an appetizer of raw oysters, a bottle of champagne, and our entrees. Although our server was very polite and professional, the service was indeed slow. It took twenty minutes to receive our champagne, 30 minutes to receive our appetizer and our entrees didn't arrive until 9:10, more than an hour after we had ordered. Aside from taking so long, our entrees ranged from mediocre to horrible. My wife ordered the pan seared shrimp over a risotto with asparagus. Her dish was very bland and while not terrible, left a lot to be desired. I ordered the NY Strip with red potatoes and an arugula salad. As a steak lover, I can honestly say that this was the worst piece of steak I have ever eaten. It was slightly under-cooked, which normally I don't mind because I usually order "medium", but it had absolutely no flavor. When I say it had no flavor I mean absolutely no flavor, I couldn't even tell I was eating beef. The potatoes were exactly the same, overcooked to the point that all essence of the potato had been cooked out, and they were flavorless balls of cardboard. Overall it was a huge disappointment. For spending close to $200 for a dinner, I expected the food to at least be "good". The $12 sirloin I had at Denny's that same day for lunch made Dattilo pale in comparison, something I still can't wrap my head around. Needless to say I will not be going back, nor would I recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Waters edge experience quite a nice surprise. Location very nice overlooking the water while dining. Staff all very pleasant and food was very good. Would've finitely go back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We felt as though we were on a tropical vacation with the comfort of home minus The hassle of flying. We would definitely come back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Nice setting, but service was terrible. We waited over an hour for our food which only came when we complained - and it was not even lukewarm, almost cold. Despite the reduction on our bill, we would not return.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

It's a good place with nice ambiance and tasty food. The service was very good. One of the very best Italian foods I have ever had.
The desert menu was small but the desert was very good. I tried Tiramisu and it was superb.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Water's Edge was breathtaking with a water view, food was excellent, superior service. I can't wait to go back with the whole family for an overnight stay.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Wife and I went there (Datillo) for our 25th wedding anniversary while on vacation. We were told it might be "hit or miss" but it was a big hit for us. First, we were given a prime window table with a spectacular view of the water and grounds - great start. Second, our waiter (Diego- who also works at Routier) was very friendly, helpful and professional. Third, food was excellent. I had the veal and she had a seafood/sausage combo which the cook forgot to include the sausage, delicious nonetheless. The restaurant did make it up to us and didn't charge us for dessert- nice touch. All in all, we had a wonderful anniversary dinner while enjoying scenic views of the water and being waited on with great service. A great experience! We would return anytime!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Service was okay...not much energy or enthusiasm. Ordered a medium steak that arrived charred and well done...wayyy over cooked. They gave me a new meal, but my husband was already long done with his dinner by the time it arrived. DIdn't offer discount or free drink or anything. Restaurant is in a great spot...could train the staff a little more in customer service. We found this at the outside bar as well... it won't stop us from going back though. Our overall trip to Water's Edge was a lot of fun. We visit Ocean House in RI once a year. Water's Edge was a more relaxed and less refined experience, though our dinner price tag was very similar.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Beautiful views, great food, some things were a little overpriced in our opinion, but we would go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have been here twice for Brunch. The food was delish, specially the prime beef, tender and juicy. The selection of foods is adequate and the service was very good. We had the best sit in the house, overlooking the sea, just awesome. The price is pretty steep, there is only so much that one can eat. Registration was a bit disorganized.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

excellent, quiet resort, beach fair, pools great. dining wonderful
Would love to come again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Quick service. Small but eclectic menu. Average wine list. Lamb was over cooked.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Service was bad. Had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for entree . Claimed mix up in kitchen. Thought they might have compensated with dessert or something but apparently not important to them. Waitress Emily was new and did her best but restaurant should have been more concerned with their lack of service.

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

Food was awful. Each of us had something diff from menu and all bad.
The " special" of the night was chicken cutlet parmigiana which we thought was not worthy of the place. You would think a pizza restaurant staple would not be a special for the night at a restaurant that's supposed to be finer dining.
Risotto was tasteless, steak dry and boring and pasta bolognese tasted like it was out of a can. Not even edible.
The pomegranate martinis were delicious and drinks came out quick.
Took 3 request and 20 minutes for bread. Butter took another 10.
Won't go back. It's a shame, resort is beautiful but they can't get it together with the restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

While the acoustics make for a loud environment when busy, the food is totally worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed both dinner and Sunday brunch. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. Clam chowder was very good to this NE chowder fan. Menu is not extensive, but there is something there that will appeal to everyone. All ingredients were exceptionally fresh. The view of the resort, shore and LI Sound is lovely.

Definitely will return. Tip- if you have to choose between dinner and brunch, pick brunch. And bring your heartiest appetite. Amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Had dinner on a Saturday in June at the "fine Italian" dining restaurant. I was not impressed. I was expecting much better service. We had to ask about our drinks twice. One of them was wrong and had to send back and wait. Again. It was not resort level quality or service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

An absolute awesome experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food was ok, the view and the ambiance was nice. The food is quite bland for my taste but may appeal to some, like my mother who no longer cooks with salt. It’s a nice place to take someone for a special occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great enjoyable place!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent service, great atmosphere and very well prepared meals.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It was wonderful. The server was nice however, she forgot to take our entree order until much time had passed! Good thing we had our cocktails to sip on. In addition, it took some time for the bread basket to arrive. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Great service and meals were impeccable. Chef came out to talk to us. He was the executive chef when we were married at Waters Edge years ago. Always a wonderful experience coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

What a great place for brunch!!!!!!!!!!!! Went there a week before mothers day and was very happy with everything.. Kids enjoyed it and so did my mom.............

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The brunch buffet at Water's Edge is a great spread and worth the money. However, we were a bit disappointed with our service at the table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Way to busy and loud for a Saturday in early May. Our reservation, was for 8:00. There was not enough help so we had to wait at the table for a LONG time! The location is beautiful. And the food was delicious. But we will never go there again on a Saturday night!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Never disappointed! We have been back several times. Always excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. We were not rushed out, we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Brunch was fantastic. The variety of food was exceptional. Everything we ate was great. Though on the high side for price, it was well worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Enjoyable lunch on a rainy day. My sister was in from out of town and wanted lobster roll, so we stopped here. Much nicer ambiance than usual clam shack, and not much more expensive. The roll was hot, stuffed with lobster and butter, and accompanied by good, hot fries. We sat at the window and looked at the water. I'm sure it's more crowded in the summer, but it was a great shoulder season choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Wonderful and attentive staff. Great breakfast selection.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Amazing brunch only to be out done by the amazing view! Great piano player! All very romantic!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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