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Outside dining and bar area - Waterside Restaurant and Catering, North Bergen, NJ

Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.2
4.2
1166 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Breathtaking views of the New York Skyline.
Trendy
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Lounge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 861-7767 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Gus Shizas

  • Catering

    New York may get all the international attention, but some of the best waterfront views in the area are actually in New Jersey. This stunning venue is located on the edge of the Hudson River, offering beautiful panoramas of the Manhattan skyline with its lights glistening in the current. The sprawling space boasts two ballrooms that can be decked out to be as elaborate or as simple as the illustrious couple would like. Essentially a one stop wedding shop, Waterside Restaurant & Catering staff will handle all of the details and help create the ideal menu. Culinary Institute of America-trained executive chef Gus Shizas is known for making unforgettable food—including a Grand Marnier duck station with traditional Chinese garnishes—that’s sure to be nearly as memorable as the glamorous view.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for parties with 15 to 250 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Lesley Lovett or Shantal Videla: (855) 762-2729

  • Neighborhood

    North Bergen

  • Cross street

    Marine Place

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking.

  • Public transit

    The NJ Transit stops in front of our restaurant - the 158 coming from NYC Port Authority - the gate at Port Authority is 202. <br />You also have the Weehawken/Port Imperial Ferry. From there, you will have to take a cab to get to our restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,166 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - North

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for the quality of food we ordered. I feel like you pay more for the view and ambiance than anything else.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Came in hungry left starving the food is not good at all and the only thing that is worth to order the (fries) get hard as a rock as soon as you get home. You can go there for the view and drinks other than that don’t do it!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall experience here was great. We were able to sit outdoors on a nice day. Our server seemed less than excited to be serving us, did the bare minimum - no introduction, no review of the menu, just took our orders and brought the check. It’s always nice to find a waiter with a nice balance of checking in, politeness, minimal and appropriate small talk - he wasn’t it. Now on to the food! Get the Greek style chicken with fingerling potatoes - crispy skin, nicely seasoned….so good. The salmon my sister said was under seasoned. Zombie on water was a good drink, the bourbon tea was also not bad. I’d return again for that chicken and the ambiance.
  4. m

    michaels

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice view - outdoor dining very comfortable - service was excellent (Roberto was our server ) - turns into club atmosphere at 11 till 2 with great DJ - valet parking available
  5. PA

    PamA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We sat outside. There is a beautiful view. Very kind servers and staff. We tuna tartare and shrimp for appetizers. Both were good. We had the sea bass and steak for our meals. The steak was over cooked and lacked flavor, the fish was good. Overall, nice time.
  6. EL

    EileeenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Excellent food, busy Saturday service was sporadic due to volume of people we had a great night and would go back.
  7. LS

    LanceS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night place. View of NYC Skyline outdoor seating thats covered so it's not windy or chilly but you can open the doors if you want to. Food was amazing. Filet Mignon on point.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and excellent food. Thinking of having my wedding reception there
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary,the view is amazing it was raining but the view was still gorgeous,there was a some water coming in from outside dining but the staff was very attentive and on top of the situation,our waiter was great and very attentive,filled our water glasses without even being called over and asked would definitely recommend for a nice night !
  10. F

    Fjason

    Philadelphia

    234 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Beyond disappointing! Arrived at 5:45 for our 6:00 reservation and our hostess was one of the only positives of our evening. We were seated right away and she was quite pleasant. Our waiter came to take our order and we ordered two drinks while we perused the menu. When he returned with our drinks, we ordered a dozen oysters while we continued to look over the rest of the menu. We were informed he could NOT place our in pieces and that it had to all be placed at one time. We were befuddled and a bit annoyed but complied. We ordered the oysters, two other apps and two entrees. While only half way thru the oysters, the two hot appetizers appeared. Now, I was really annoyed and I sent them back. Why were we being rushed? The restaurant was more than half empty. When we were finished the apps returned but they were cold. Great, so they took them away but clearly just let them sit somewhere and get cold…what’s the point???? Thankfully our entrees were fine &amp; the banana bread dessert delicious. Also, if you are going to add a service fee to the check, you should inform your guests so that they don’t tip on top of it. Be up front and don’t hide it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The outdoor dining is causal (people were wearing shorts), but really not outdoor. The outdoor seating is technically inside located next to the bar with doors that open out allowing the fresh air to enter. The service is good as well as the food, but keep in mind they add 20% gratuity to the check. They have a nice view of NYC.
  12. QB

    QueenBree

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful! Windows all around with a great view of the water and the city. Wasn’t really drawn to the main dishes but the appetizers were amazing ! Would recommend getting a couple and sharing or eating as an entree. Service was ok. As an observant person I saw my family and I were not treated as special as the surrounding tables since tables were so close together. Nevertheless the service was still acceptable enough.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday at this restaurant. Amazing service and the waitress was very attentive. Love it, along with the music and ambience. Great club vibe
  14. NS

    NSSW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat overlooking the skyline. The price was reasonable as well. My husband and I enjoyed our meals.
  15. JS

    JoeS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful NYC views. Good food, drinks were excellent as was the music on a Saturday night.
  16. CJ

    ChereseJ

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    I felt rushed. I have been to this restaurant several times. I was rushed, my meal was rushed. They gave us a table that was in a slant and I felt like I was sitting on a hill.. doubt I come back anytime soon
  17. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I ordered a cod dish ate two fork fulls and told the waiter it was gross and I didn’t like it so he packed it up and handed it to me. $38 meal went in the garbage I worked at a restaurant for 15 years and this isn’t the standard when someone doesn’t like the dish. The cod was borderline raw
  18. CB

    CliffB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Honestly food was dreadful had the steak poorly cooked and veal extremely breaded and dry wish I never went there
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Disappointed!!!Overpriced food with poor service. Waste of beautiful location :(
  20. LR

    LinelyRod31

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    The food was the most disgusting food I’ve ever ordered at a restaurant. All the food we ordered was drenched in grease. The worst food ever.
  21. BN

    BiancaN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a quiet night at waterside. Food is always good
  22. AS

    AndreaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked the restaurant for a lunch with my husband because we wanted to try a nice place with NYC view. The restaurant has a nice review on the Open Table app but I don’t understand why and how!!! Absolutely worst experience ever! Wasted money and time, never again! Food was terrible, expensive, the table unclean and the waiter absolutely unprofessional and rude. The best thing was the service fee 20% on the bill…ridiculous!!! I asked to waive the fee from our bill and the response was it’s holiday and it’s automatically charged instead of “ Why and what was wrong “. Very disappointed!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    2 Salads + 2 appetizer + 1 drink including a non negotiable gratuity charge added of 25% = $150.00. There are better places in the area to get a better value for the cost.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food and view
  25. M

    Math

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thé food was excellent as well as the service. It was not our first time there and we had again great time.
  26. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with a beautiful view. If you want a nice dinner with good drinks, and an overall nice vibe with good ambiance this is a good spot.
  27. N

    Nancyjoi

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent! View was amazing! We had a rainy/cloudy evening, but this made the skyline interesting and unique. Rainbows and lightning in the sky-can't beat the Show. Service was good but waiter seemed less than enthused when engaging with us. All in all, Monday night, quiet night...GREAT birthday celebration with the Girls.
  28. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate early Mother’s Day dinner and we all had a great time. The food was delicious and we didn’t have to wait long for our meals. The view was amazing and our overall experience was wonderful. We’re looking forward to go back to Waterside!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Mothers Day celebration. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere were on point.
  30. H

    Happy1

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    This restaurant, highly and perhaps too popular. This has rendered the service poor and HURRIED. The staff, from the valet to the wait, appear to have had limited training in hospitality services. Physical plant of the restaurant has also not been optimally maintained. Signs showing Mother’s Day menu and 2-hour limit per table are placed on multiple entrance walls and fastened with tape, certainly not professional or sophisticated looking. Noise level, excessively high (outdoor seating not possible due to inclement weather) and the enclosed space; could not carry on a peaceful dinner conversation. Saving grace was the good quality of the cocktails and foods.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from start to finish! The food was amazing- probably the best scallops I ever had and service was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service. Food was delicious. We will definitely be returning when the weather breaks as we would love to experience the outdoor dining. Perfect date night space.
  33. GD

    GeorgeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Beautiful views of NYC great vibe but food was so so.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED IT😊
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food!
  36. BN

    BennyN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Didn't like the fact that gratuities were added onto my bill with a party of two..
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Waterside Restaurant. The food and service were excellent. Also a great view of NYC.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Drinks were good and so was the service this time. However, the tuna tartare was not good and a medium filet was served a good medium well. The tuna tartare was like a dip served with fried wonton chips. Do not order that if you are looking for a nice fresh tuna tartare. Also, since when was gratuity automatically included for a table of 2??
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!
  40. NN

    NicoleN

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    It was my second time here (its been seven years), so I knew the views were awesome and the restaurant itself has a great vibe. Had 8pm reservations this last Saturday night and was seated to left of the bar in these weird tables they must use for dinner then break down to make room around the bar once the dinner rush is over. If youre dining here with anyone elderly, note that the DJ spins on Saturdays and the music is kind of loud. Did not realize that or else we probably would not have come. Was a bit hard to hear one another and not great for anyone semi hard of hearing. We ordered drinks and needed some time to look over the very large menu. We decided on a few appetizers so when we tried to put those in before deciding on entrees, the server would not allow us to put the apps in without knowing the entree order at the same time. Sebastian is his name, and he said the kitchen needs to know everything at once - "thats just the way we work here". After reviewing the menu further, we realized we liked the appetizer options more than the entree options so we opted for a few appetizers for the table to spit- tapas style! The server let us know- well if youre going to do that, you must get AT LEAST 2 appetizers each, also please note its a two hour max at this table. I just checked, and nowhere on the website does it say this 2 appetizer max nonsense- I think the server just made that up on the spot. We said, well if we want 5 appetizers between the 3 of us then want some entrees after the fact -thats not allowed? He said nope- they need to know our entire order at once. We opted for 6 appetizers for the 3 of us to keep within their "rules". Our food came out in under 10 minutes which felt so rushed. Makes me wonder how this food is made. Food was alright, I would say average. Honestly, I was still hungry and would have gladly ordered more food but felt like I was not allowed- at that point I couldn't be bothered to give this place any more of my money/time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Waterside Restaurant and Catering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 861-7767 ext. 0.

Waterside Restaurant and Catering is rated 4.2 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Waterside Restaurant and Catering

7800 B River Road North Bergen, NJ 07047

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Marine Place

  • Neighborhood

    North Bergen

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sunday Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet parking.

  • Public transit

    The NJ Transit stops in front of our restaurant - the 158 coming from NYC Port Authority - the gate at Port Authority is 202. You also have the Weehawken/Port Imperial Ferry. From there, you will have to take a cab to get to our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Gus Shizas

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (201) 861-7767 ext. 0

  • Catering

    New York may get all the international attention, but some of the best waterfront views in the area are actually in New Jersey. This stunning venue is located on the edge of the Hudson River, offering beautiful panoramas of the Manhattan skyline with its lights glistening in the current. The sprawling space boasts two ballrooms that can be decked out to be as elaborate or as simple as the illustrious couple would like. Essentially a one stop wedding shop, Waterside Restaurant &amp; Catering staff will handle all of the details and help create the ideal menu. Culinary Institute of America-trained executive chef Gus Shizas is known for making unforgettable food—including a Grand Marnier duck station with traditional Chinese garnishes—that’s sure to be nearly as memorable as the glamorous view.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for parties with 15 to 250 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Lesley Lovett or Shantal Videla: (855) 762-2729

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