Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.3
504 reviews
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Breathtaking views of the New York Skyline.
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Al Fresco Dining.
Located on the Hudson River, 5 minutes from New York City!
Culinary Executive Chefs from the CIA.
Spectacular Atmosphere for your Very Special Event.
Zagat Rated.
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PN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, great service! Food was perfect.

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MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting; the restaurant's ambiance is hard to pin down; sports bar with tables with a panoramic view of NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the place, I will be back. It was my husband bday and they really catered to my needs, I ask for a window seat and got them to serve there special bday ice cream with sparkling lights.

Great place to celebrate and dance and eat.

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TV
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The shrimp appetizer was great. I didn't care for the lobster tacos. I asked prior to be seated to sit by the window. When we arrived, we were taken to the back corner of the restaurant. I asked the waitress if we can sit by the window as requested and she just said that everyone asks to be seated by the window and only offered one table by the loud patrons by the bar. Overall, the food was average nothing spectacular but the view from my corner seat was nice. Hopefully next time we can get a closer view!

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BV
Atlantic City
67 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, professional, solutions-based service. Sergio was outstanding!

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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday and I wanted to go somewhere we’ve not been to.. I was looking for fine dining with a NYC view and I found the Waterside restaurant. We were not disappointed, the food was very good, the service excellent. We will definitely be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When I made this reservation I had wrote that it’s for my wife’s birthday and that we wanted a table in the nice area. the waitress squeezed us in some time spot where we couldn’t even move , luckily the manager saw our faces and offered to move us. Our waitress looked like she hated her job and had no interest in making sure we had a nice time. It seemed as if she was eager for us to leave. I asked for a candle in the dessert
For my wife being that it’s her birthday,
That never happened. We will not be going back. Food is great but not a place
To go if you are looking to do something special for someone .

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! The food was great and the views were amazing the ambiance was excellent! I Would actually make the drive to come here again!

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YS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I expected more from this restaurant, it was our first time going and i reserved a table two days before and especially asked to make the service and overall everything special since it was my husbands birthday. Absolutely we left disappointed from everything and the servers were horrible, it took one server to take forever to take our order and say at least Happy Birthday to my husband!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I wouldn’t go back, it’s not worth it, I mean I had always to go, but I wouldn’t even recommend The place. It’s just hype.
Foods mediocre there really expensive but there’s really no class in service. I love food I’m not going to lie my lasagna was good but it was basic.,

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BM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great location however, severely hampered by the arrangement of the tables. You are literally sitting inches from other diners and the waiters are constantly pushing themselves against you as they try to navigate between the tables. Loudest restaurant I've ever eaten in (and I've eaten all over the world), so the atrocious noise level really takes away from any ambiance or view of NYC skyline. Waiter admitted after serving our main courses that our side dishes we had ordered were given to another table by accident. We were almost done with main courses before the side dishes finally arrived, lukewarm and appearing to have been thrown together in haste. Halfway through the meal, it finally dawned on me what the restaurant reminded me of...I felt like I was in a scene from Scarface. Not kidding, crazy noise, patrons screaming at each other to be heard, everyone pushed together inches apart from each other, huge "bouncers" (valets) standing at the double doors, gold guilding, lifted straight out of the restaurant scene from Scarface LOL. Would not try again, even though the mains were prepared very well.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I so highly recomento the restaurant if you’re looking for a romantic, intimate dinner with you loved one. Very nice staff. Food was amazing, clean stabelishment and price was very affordable.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

At the time that we went was little cold inside But beside that was perfect

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DD
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Like too many places that pin their reputations on ambience and views, the food here is mediocre at best. Fried calamari that are heavily breaded and chewy; scallops in a tasty sauce that barely covers their lack of sweetness and buttery texture; Brussels sprouts that are rock-hard and bitter; wines by the glass that taste like liquid filth. Go for a cocktail and a pretty view if you like, but don’t bother staying for the food. Oh, wait, the French fries were splendid, thin and crispy, and the steak was cooked rare as ordered. Hence, the third star.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely place
Food is awesome so are the staff
Very nice place to go for special occasions
Also the scenery is a plus

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

View and location are great. Service and food are just okay.

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NP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday and had a great time. Good food, great ambiance and service.

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OE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was great. Had the octopus salad which was good, the squid ink pasta, which was good, and the 32 oz bone-in prime which was delicious. A little on the salty side but that's about how all steakhouses make steaks unless specified (which I forgot to ask them to minimize the salt). But overall the food was great, the service was good, and overall a hidden gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and service. Food was great also.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We were rushed the entire time we were told we could not put separate orders in a little bit later we wanted to enjoy the evening and take our time we were still eating they took the dish away that's still had the sauce in there for the shrimp overall experience I would never go back there again whether I'm ordering five appetizers over a course of 2 hours or two appetizers and dinners we should have never been rushed out like that I feel your service needs to be reprimanded

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was ok, god forbid you as for a separate check ...

They Charged us $10 for reheating an appetizer the baked ziti with this cold then

Then charged us 20% Gratuity for two adults and two kids

I get it’s the holiday season and you do auto grad to party’s 6 or more but come on ...

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is where I met my husband it's our go to place for everyday dining, special occasions whatever!! I love this place!!!

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ZB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious, however the service was subpar for the cost.

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MF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I love the view, it was amazing.
But the food quality wasn’t that good for example: the risotto was totally different than the original one that we eat at any Italian restaurant

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The location and view were amazing. I was there to celebrate a birthday for my girlfriend. We were 1 of 5 tables along side each other that were a couple of 2. Our waitress offered us 1 form of water which was a $8 when we asked for tap. We also had to repeat multiple times throughout the night for orders we had made. She might have been overwhelmed with the amount of tables she was servicing which is understandable.

The biggest problem I had was that the manager went up to all 4 other couples which are two to the left & and two to the right of me all one to two arms length of our table and asked them if they needed help or how their night was going with disregard to our table. All & all it was a bad experience to a special night. I doubt I'll be recommending this location, the view is great, the location is awesome but the service was terrible.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and service! Food was delicious

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm really amazed at what a beautiful exotic place this is. I proposed to my girl and everyone helped to make a night to remember. Well definitely recommend this place for a proposal or wedding engagement.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful inside and out. Food great. Only low point was deception by waiter in getting more than 20 percent tip ($56 was actual amount, waiter wanted $60).

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Customer service was very poor. Food was okay. But the view of the city was amazing

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waterside is one of my all time favorite restaurants. I've been here on several occasions, all seasons, different crowds for at least the last 5 years. The staff from valet to the GM are awesome. The food is always fresh and the ambiance is breath-taking with that view of the NYC skyline. I recently moved to South Jersey and this 90 min ride is always worth the trip!

Thank you Waterside!

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. Great night life experience

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VK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots for dinner/date night and girls night out! Excellent Food! Excellent View! Great Service!

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TS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanks for helping us celebrate our cousin’s 93rd birthday... great food, service and location 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏼

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always like the place. Food is good but music depends on night and DJ. My only complaint is that the host forgot to confirm my reservation and I did not get my points.

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KP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

This is my second Time attending this resturant and this time I was totally turned off from when I step foot in the door.
First off we walk in had reservations and workers stood there talking to each other while watching us stand there and wait and took about 5 minutes to greet us
Second when I booked my reservation I had a special request to make sure they know we are celebrating a birthday which they did not acknowledge at all
I feel for such a beautiful resturant there cstomer service should be more on point
I would never go back because i felt like i was being judged and my money wasnt good enough

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, and scenic view . Great overall experience. I would highly recommend.

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

If you want a loud lounge atmosphere this is the place for you. Way too loud and busy for a romantic dinner, or even for a group of 4; but the food was delicious and it has nice views of NYC by the water.

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TB
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The view is so beautiful especially when you can dine outside. The food is great and very pretty place.

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