Waterside Restaurant and Catering

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$31 to $50
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American
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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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.4
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food was delightful and staff very polite. Also the view is breathtaking

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our waitress was not friendly, not knowledgeable. We sent back the Tuna-tartare. Oysters were fair.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service were amazing !

CR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La mejor experiencia un lugar mágico seguro que regresamos lo recomiendo excelente lugar súper nice

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P
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is around the 5th time i come ..always great, food is good , service is good the view...Amazing!!! I have been there for sunday brunch over summer and it's awesome , i totally recommend!! Worth the drive from long island !

JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I ordered a seafood dish and literally got only 3 shrimps and 2 scallops.. food was great but should have def been cheaper.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s not our first visit to this restaurant and we loved it. However this time it was a bit disappointing. Ordered fresh artichoke but only the heart of it (a small portion) was really edible. In my reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday and asked for a cozy table at the window. But we were offered a table in the front of the section meaning that we would be sitting in the way of other guests and servers. Not cozy at all. After our request they hesitantly offered another table. Mind you, there were a lot of available tables. And finally, we felt awkward when the staff brought a treat with lights and Happy birthday greetings to the table next to us. Nothing for our guest who celebrated his birthday as well. Maybe I should have asked the server but in my experience, when I book a table and note that we’re celebrating a birthday the staff gets it right. Well, I hope it was some sort of misunderstanding. Everything else was nice.

BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were here for my mother's birthday. The service was excellent, the food was extremely good, and the view is amazing.

GW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kelly was an excellent waitress. She was pleasant and helped us greatly.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would 100% recommend this restaurant and will definitely come back. The only thing is the waiters or front desk should explain the way so that the customers know the way around.

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for a celebration. Great food. Great Service. Great Music!

AB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not good. The waiters were rude. My drink was not good either. I ate the bread at the table. Would never go again

m
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent view and amazing waitress 5 star cant wait to comeback.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet brunch was amazing. The view of NYC was stunning. I will definitely go back!

AR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice location/view. The food is delicious. Looking forward to going back with friends ad family

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have eaten at this restaurant before.
Saturday night they had no table that was acceptable.
They wanted to put us in the hall next to the bar. My husband and I refused.
We decided to eat at the bar. We could only get a bar menu not a full menu.
At any other restaurant I can always get a full menu at the bar.
This was their loss as my husband and I only ordered a small amount of food for a little amount of money. This is the last time I will go to Waterside!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Hostess and hat check people not friendly. Food server was outstanding. Views were outstanding. Restaurant decor also beautiful.

HC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great with delicious food and wonderful view to NYC. Service was up to par and we enjoyed the evening.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music. Danced till closing! The DJ was a bit full of himself but besides that it was a great night. Took my tip but didn't play the song I asked for "Despacito" till the end of the night. Very rude.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud room. Extremely limited vegetarian choices. Staff did their best.

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
12 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.