Waterside Restaurant and Catering

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$31 to $50
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Breathtaking views of the New York Skyline.
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Located on the Hudson River, 5 minutes from New York City!
Culinary Executive Chefs from the CIA.
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Happy Hour on the Hudson

Monday Through Friday
5:00-7:00PM
Half Price at the Bar Only!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 9, 2019

Ends: September 10, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM

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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was ok. Great wine selections and awesome city view.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing is the dinner is for anniversary and the singer happy birthday for me.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ariel was a wonderful server as was the rest of the wait staff working on Sunday, Nov 10th. The food was great, my filet was cooked perfectly and I enjoyed it so very much. The avocado salad was delightful, not shareable, FYI. Great view of NYC for pictures before or after dinner. There was a wedding occurring and they seemed to be enjoying themselves which was really nice to hear. It was my sister's birthday and they brought out a sparkly candle with her dessert. I didn't even think to ask, since we we were all enjoying the meal and appetizers. The take out bags are actual cloth totes, something you can use more than once and not just to hold left over food.

BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

After my third visit to Waterside, I was disappointed from the moment I approached the front desk. It took awhile for a greeting. I arrived at 8:25, and was told it will be 30 minute till a table becomes available. If I wanted to be seated at 9:00, I would have made the reservations for 9:00 not 8:30.
Once we seated at our table, it took 15 minutes before a server approach our table. I had to ask for water twice. Our order arrives, and now I am looking for our server to ask for some bread. The food was average not great for what they charge. It was my wish wife's birthday and I was embarrassed. I was ready to spend some money and have a great evening. We left Waterside disappointed. We found a place near by and, had a great rest of the evening. Sorry to say,that your staff was not impressive.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was good however our NY Strip steaks were overcooked. We felt a bit rushed as our reservation was for 5:30pm and arrived around 5:45pm. We have been to Waterside many times and request a table by the window but have yet to be accommodated which we find disappointing. We may reconsider going back in the future.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to celebrate my bday, food was great, the location was beautiful!

k
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our Filets were cooked very well, but a little over. We eat here often as we are locals. service was good. We will be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We were hoping for a nice lunch off the regular menu only to find out Sunday is just buffet. Unfortunately, their website doesn't state that. Way to many parties going on that our table wasn't ready for an hour even though we had a reservation. The buffet food wasn't refilled and it felt rushed. We were so disappointed and expected a beautiful view and great lunch only to get awful service for an expensive lunch.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

my food was too salty - no discount was provided either - at the time of the reservation requested online a week prior of the day where specified under - comments " special occasion / request table by the window " yet was not provided upon request

it seems you are obligated to park on the Valet Parking / on top of what you pay to have a meal there you still have to pay / tip for valet parking as there is no other parking provided as you run into the residency parking

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Have been a frequent patron as enjoy their grilled fish. This time the staff was not at all accommodating. We were seated among several very large tables. We ordered a Caesar salad to share and were not given an extra plate. My husband eventually tracked down our server who blamed the glitch on the individual bringing out the salad. I ordered a $57 tomahawk steak and had a difficult time changing the French fries on the menu for another type potato. We were told no substitutions which is fine for a casual inexpensive place bit not for pricey fine dining. The food os OK but they have lost our patronage.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

For such a beautiful location, I can't believe you can't staff up your kitchen properly. I have never tasted blander food that was over-cooked and felt barely prepared at all. It tasted like you threw the ingredients on a plate and microwaved them with no seasonings at all. You should cut your losses and sell that space to someone who deserves it. Really pathetic.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome waiter. Ariel. He was amazing. Food was amazing. Only thing I could really say needs to be changed is the music. Having a DJ play very loud music at 730 was a little disappointing. It felt more of a club than a nice dinner. And guys at the bar area yelling over the game on tv. That was also very annoying as other people are trying to enjoy their dinner at a top scale restaurant. Other than that it was very nice.

YA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful vacation feel! Oscar made the evening extra special.

FR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I thought it would of been a higher dress code towards “ dress to impress” and it really was “Pay the Bill” type of situation. Food was good but needed that extra unfum. To get you over the hump. But that’s me and my wife.

YA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outside seating restaurant with fantastic NYC skyline views!

FI
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night dining under the stars. Our seafood pasta was incredible, the service simply impeccable - and the view of Manhattan spectacular. Highly recommended for a most memorable evening. These superlatives are accurate and well-earned!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great. Food is consistently amazing. I Highly recommend it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service. Great views of Manhattan. The staff were very polite and accommodating. Food was amazing. We had the veal (delicious) and seafood capellini (amazing). For appetizers the west coast oysters were fresh and the lamb rib-let ...to die for....should consider making that an entree.
I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends and would return to this restaurant.
Great for dates as well as hanging with friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a good experience every time I go to that place that’s why I’m always gonna keep go over there. Nice view, great customer service

B
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The thing here is you go for the view which is wonderful. It was an uncommonly beautiful end of summer breeze with a delightful breeze under the outside canopy. The brunch was $39 including an alcoholic beverage. There was a mimosa which was sweet and with little orange juice. The Eggs Benedict had a soggy English muffin. They did not replenish the bacon and sausages. When I asked for half and half or cream for coffee, they did not have it. The guacamole was very good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had nice time. The views are incredible. Overall very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny was a great server, and the food, of course, was delicious!

RS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John and Gus you are amazing. The food was incredible as well thanks

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The view was breath taking!! I can’t wait to go back with a date!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Poor menu, expensive for the quality of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and ambiance

LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit to the waterside with the wife and it was just as fantastic as the first ! Weather was great , food was great, crowd was great.. really have nothing to criticize. The waterside is a great restaurant with a beautiful abiance .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was perfect just the way I expected it. I had some nice pictures over there.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible Dinner Experience .. start to finish.
Reservations not honored searing based on unorganized hostess “SYSTEM “.. outdoor seating is cheap decor and uncomfortable. Food was not superb taste was basic. Dinner for two $178 for that price alone food should have Been exceptional/ Dining it was not. View is nice however you have to step down and risk table being cleared by management. Server was ok, she recommended seafood unfortunately husband is allergic to shellfish. Steak was pricey and not cooked as ordered. Will definitely not recommend ever or return as a guest.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

It is a beautiful location and the views are amazing. Very loud music, more disco type than to have a nice sit down dinner. One of our entrees was overcooked and overly priced. Our waiter heard our complaint and removed that from our check. Again, they could work on making the ambiance more inviting.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We went for my mother’s birthday and the server that we had It wasn’t attending like we spect I had to ask for him couple times.

c
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The view is great but the quality of food horrible and way overpriced!!

T
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Went for my wife’s birthday! The food was mediocre at best too few servers per table so we were continually waiting. Did not acknowledge let alone do anything for birthday despite reminding them when we arrive.
Awesome view but that’s it!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place to see the skyline of nyc and food is good value staff friendly and helpful. Lovely time thanks

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a good experience. I was expecting to order from the menu, but it was Buffett. They had good salads, no too many options for the main course, but it was really good overall. The view is amazing. Good service too.

RS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go tooooo spot. Love it. Service n food outstanding. Thanks John. U da man.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The restaurant had a lovely view of the Hudson River and Manhattan. The receptionist was friendly, professional and accommodating. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best--nothing special. We were most disappointed in the service. Our waiter and his assistant were rushing us from the moment we were seated. They seemed impatient even while we were deciding between flat or sparkling water. Even people at McDonald's are more patient than that! When taking our order, the waiter was impatient and seemed to be too busy to answer questions. He seemed annoyed at the question we were asking. His assistant took our bread plates away when we were still enjoying the bread. We found it offensive that he took away our child's bread plate right from under him as he was reaching for another slice of bread. Your waiters need to be taught etiquette and basic manners. For the prices you charge, clients want to experience better service than that. We left wondering how training is conducted at Waterside, if any, and by whom, and whether your staff receives continuing education on customer service. We will not be returning.

GP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with a spectacular view of NYC!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was perfect - weather, food, service and company.

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