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Water's Edge

3.8
896 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Romantic (1332)
  • Special Occasion (1262)

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The incredible view of the Manhattan skyline from Water's Edge creates a dramatic backdrop for this classic American white-tablecloth restaurant. From raw oysters to thick slabs of steak, Water's Edge is a true carnivore's delight and its location on the East River cannot be beat.

Leisurely sip a glass of wine in the Water's Edge's cozy piano lounge while you snack on appetizers like calamari or fresh burrata cheese. The restaurant's pan-seared Chilean sea bass with a red wine Worcestershire glaze is a definite highlight, as is the restaurant's thick and juicy filet mignon. The lobster mac and cheese and onion ring tower are fun sides. Water's Edge recommends making a reservation.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday Dinner: 4:30-10:00pm
Friday -Saturday Dinner, 4:30-11:00pm.

Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(718) 482-0033
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Cross street: 1 block West of Vernon Blvd.
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What 896 People Are SayingWrite a review
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3.8
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3.7
food
3.8
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steph (Aberdeen)
1.0
Dined on December 10, 2015

I booked a table here for my boyfriend's 30th birthday a week beforehand only for the restaurant to cancel with less than 24 hours notice saying it was closing for refurbishment! Surely they would've known that when I booked the table 6 days before that so why take the booking?! All the nice restaurants that we then tried to book into were full so we ended up not eating out! Thanks for ruining what was meant to be a special day!

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OpenTable Diner (Derbyshire)
1.0
Dined on November 24, 2015

We arrived from England and taxi from Manhattan to Queens to find the restaurant closed since September. Open table should make sure restaurants exist before they book tables for people !!!!!!!!! Not happy at all .......

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Marc (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on November 6, 2015

We payed 401 USD (4 people, starter & main course only, 1 bottle of wine) for a scenic view but food only woth 80 USD!
The clamps were ok, the gravalacs was minimalistic and had no taste, the boullabaise (?) had nothing to do with a boullabaise, but was a mix of left-overs in a thick sause. The solle meuniere was overcooked and had no taste. The rib-eye steak was ok but expensive (42 USD!)

I had trouble paying with VISA as the owner pushe dme to pay cash (machine does not work, etc.). Never again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 24, 2015

This restaurant was great. The staff was very friendly. I made reservations and called ahead to say I would be late and it was still ok. The food was great!!! And the ambiance is lovely. Very warm n cozy.

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Offthechecklist (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on October 24, 2015

This place is catagorized as a "has been". Needs to go on Restaurant redo reality show. This was a premier restaurant long ago, in need of face lift, revamping of menu and wait staff. Hostess unaware of access to outdoor deck, dressed shabbily. Waiter brushed crumbs off table and threw on the floor. Skirt steak was miniscule and lacked taste $30 for that plus $16 for sides. I do not need quantity, a quality morsel is worth its' cost. This was downright terrible. Calamari was rubbery. Even the bread had a stale frozen taste. So sad

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LoveIsLove (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 24, 2015

Very beautiful view of Manhattan. Their coconut mojito was excellent. Food was just as good. Service was good. Overall a great restaurant. Pricey but great.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on October 17, 2015

I planned this dinner for my daughter who was turning 16! She loves NYC and loves to take photos! Everything was fantastic...the food, the waiter, the atmosphere. I just wish the huge cranes weren't in the way of the fabulous view! Bad timing but I understand couldn't be helped!

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Dgame (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 16, 2015

I think water's edge was a really great place celebrate my 5th anniversary with my girlfriend. The view is amazing and the place ia really nice and romantic. The food is good, although a little expensive, but i would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 13, 2015

1st time here in this restaurant on 10/13/15. Food was ok, not bad, I gave 4 stars for food. We had Long Island Duck, and Rib Eye steak, appetizer is Tuna Tatar. Service was good, but I think a bit too much to check back to customers. We got at least 7 times interruption to ask from severs about "is everything all right ? ,, is everything ok?,, ....." I totally understand they want to make sure we had a good time,, BUT IT IS TOO MUCH. Let customers enjoy their food, and atmosphere. The atmosphere of Manhattan view is fabulous, but they closed the seating outside. We will be back when they open the seating outside. 4 stars for them.

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Fingers (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on October 12, 2015

Waters Edge, has lost it's "edge" I was very disappointed with the quality of food. I started with the calamari which was fresh and quite good. But the meal went south from there. My guest had the Chilean Sea Bass which was heavy with salt. I had the Duck which wasn't bad, but far from good. For desert, we shared a Creme Brulee. It was watery and barely filled the dish.

This was not my first time at WE, I came to love it for its ambiance, and scenery, and for that I am still an admirer. But the quality of the food has dropped drastically. I am almost positive that they changed their chef.

The service was impeccable. I'm sorry that I didn't get our waiters name. He was very gracious and professional.

The entire restaurant seems to have lost it's flair. Even the outside of the building needs repairing and a spruce-up. I hope the owners read this revue and do something. I would hate for such a lovely restaurant, in a lovely spot, to go the way of the dinosaur.

Overall, it was not a bad experience, I just came to expect more from WE. I will give it another chance. Every business has a down-day, and maybe this was theirs.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday Dinner: 4:30-10:00pm
Friday -Saturday Dinner, 4:30-11:00pm.

Closed Sundays
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Cross street
1 block West of Vernon Blvd.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(718) 482-0033
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Entertainment
Piano player on Friday and Saturday.
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Catering
All cuisines.
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Parking details
Friday and Saturday Private parking by Valet
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Public transit

Subway (3 blocks) 7, E, F, G, to 23rd & Ely, Long Island City, Queens
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Executive chef
Dave Salony
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Private party facilities
Sparkling chandeliers and panoramic views of Manhattan make this venue impressive to all who visit. Amenities include balcony, bride's room, glass elevator, Party Yachts. Full service includes everything needed for your occasion including china, linens, event planning services, full time chefs and waiters. Please call for an appointment and tour.
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Private party contact
Banquet Office : (718) 482-0033
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Special Events are available in our upper level Ballroom as well as within the Restaurant for 10 to 350 guests. Off premise catering is also available for your home, office or unique space.

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