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Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.4
825 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 825 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my bridal shower here 3 years ago and it was amazing! Came back for my birthday with family the other night and it was just as good! Service, food, ambiance was all great. VIEWS of the City are spectacular. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Post COVID this is the spot to go. Great experience and ambience. Food is very good too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. The view was great and the food was wonderful. Cosmo was an excellent server and took good care of me and my date. Will be back.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a birthday dinner and they sang for other customers, but even after acknowledging they knew it was a birthday, skipped it for my wife. The food was
good yet way overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience. A beautiful atmosphere with delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend and family

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Welcome was beyond rude. Place was empty. Told if we sit by fire pit table could only order apps and could not have lunch. Place was empty. Ridiculous. Waiters had no masks on at all or wore under chin. Won’t return. Bartenders wore no masks. Think illegal.

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CGirl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and the food was good. You only have a reservation for two hours and because of that I feel the waiters were rushing and I felt like they were pushing us out

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Ricci
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outstanding location and views with outdoor heat lamps for the chilling weather but the staff has GOT to properly wear masks at all times. Diners have no choice but to remove masks when eating but the staff has got to do a better job of consistently covering their nose and in some cases their actual mouth with their mask. Not sure risk is worth the food. Great location so get it together please.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The only thing I was disappointed was that I requested a table by the window when I made the reservation and when we got there there wasn’t any table available where I requested! Besides this, the service was really good, the food was delicious and the volume was perfect! We were in five and we could have a conversation without yelling.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was everything so delicious, the service was impeccable!

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AngieO
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food ! Amazing view.. overall our waiter was so nice and sweet. Made my moms birthday truly great. Thank you

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vipShaniceS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterside is my favorite restaurant in New Jersey the staff is always amazing. They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice good time

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mp79
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great up until the tables were moved around and almost everyone was outdoors. It was too crowded, no social distancing as I wasn't wearing a mask at my table. but other than that the food, drinks and service was great!!!!!

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EvelynO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, ordered what ever you want

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vipvectorw8t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

It had been years since we had been back to Waterside, having had two negative prior experiences. Giving it a final shot, nothing has changed. The food continues to disappoint. Tuna tartare appetizer comes out looking like cat food on a plate with greasy wontons. Seafood with Cappellini is unfortunately overcooked to the point the lobster is grainy and the pasta is mush. The service was wanting, but more importantly many of the staff are incorrectly wearing masks (chin guarding is not the point of a mask), including the manager, while the seating is as close together as if there wasn’t an active pandemic. The ambiance and view are great, but if you actually value quality food, drinks, and service, pass over Waterside there’s better options in the area to support.

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KimberleyW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waterside Restaurant was a beautiful venue for dinner. We will absolutely visit again! The food was delicious!

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Phyllis
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food is very good and the atmosphere outside is spectacular!

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SadeB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

great view & food. Waiter was a little short with us but all in all we enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The hostess was very rude and my wife and i was seated poorly and when asked to sit in Several open tables we were told that they were reserved for elite guest. The scenery and ambiance is great but the service was terrible and i would not recommend this place for anyone of color.

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Hazel
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice view, good food, but I tables were a little close to each other, making it relatively short of 6 feet distance and capable of overhearing neighboring tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing and beautiful.

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KathleenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for a perfect family events. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and GREAT DRINKS!

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MrsZak
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s dinner! Perfect as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the service was great I will definitely go back.

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Slou
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here in outdoor dining. Food and everything was good. It was a bit chilly and windy out. If it were warmer, it would have been perfect.

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ErikaS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit chilly but I love outdoor dining. I had seafood capellini which was delish

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vipLoriK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional!

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edwinv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went to this restaurant with my wife and friends around 8:30 in a very slow night upon arrival we ordered drinks and we want to order some appetizers and the server refused because he say we have to order entree because the restaurant don't allow you to order app not matter how hungry you are .in order for us to order some app we have to order 2 appetizers each afternoon we have been a very good customer for a very long time supporting then during COVID-19 that what we get the manager was very rude he's said he can't not do anything about.my friend and I will never go back to this place

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JennyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2nd visit...love the outdoor ambiance & views. Makes all the difference during covid. Food & service were good as well.

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vipwhippanyjr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, with the NYC skyline as a backdrop. What else could you ask for?

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Mel1
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Appetizers clams oreganata and garlic shrimp had no flavor at all. They made me wait 20 minutes outside because apparently you need to be 25 to get in on a Friday night even though I had reservations to eat dinner.

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Katerina
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff accommodated us outside dining, a bit cool, by turning outdoor heaters on and off according to our whims.
Food excellent, risotto with filet tips and mushrooms...
Excellent experience...
My compliments to Francis...hope to see her next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wedding anniversary

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Andrew
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good ambiance. I would recommend for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Made a reservation for me and my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. I made a request for a birthday dessert at the end of dinner and we never received one or any acknowledgment. I don’t have a large appetite and I appreciate fine dining but the portions for dinner are extremely small- it’s like a kid’s meal. We were still hungry after an appetizer and our entrees. Pretty poor value considering the price tag. The sauce for the black cod dish was overly sweet. I asked for a substitution for this dish and was quickly turned down, no big deal but strange they don’t accommodate that. The view is great and the ambiance is beautiful with the city’s skyline. That’s what you’re paying for. There’s plenty of other restaurants along that road with the same view and better food.

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vipNestle713
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

restaurant, vibe, scene was all wonderful. Service was excellent and even the manager or owner came out to greet us. Must try the lamb riblets!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 2 pm, on time and we were seated promptly. The restaurant had a few scattered occupants. We were seated by the water side, placed our order for drinks, placed our order for entres, while waiting, and 80% of the restaurant is empty, they sat a party of 5 at the table next to us, certainly no more than ONE foot away, I can smell the next person’s deodorant. In COVID times, the rules of social distancing apply still for outside seating. I expressed my concerns to the waitress who said she can’t do anything about it, she sent the manager who proposed moving us rather than the party they just Sat. If that is not not ridiculous and insulting, I don’t know what is. My wife asked me to just move and keep us all safe, finish our lunch peacefully and let it go, so I did. I’d personally would have left and reported it to the health department. We were moved AND our food to another table and finished, skipped desert and coffee. The food was good, service was professional but not friendly, I guess I should have not said anything and risk my health and my family’s health, NOT. Management never bothered to stop by to offer and apology or even a glass of water as a friendly gesture for their poor decisions. The food was good, the location is very good. Would not go back for a WHILE!!! If you’re worried about social distancing, not the spot for you.

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 4.4 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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