Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.3
1073 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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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
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
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Hanneyp
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer, I really enjoyed the view it was epic, we had an outside table right on the water, good food I had the branzino my date had the fillet portions we good not to
Much just right. Good drink selection, the place does get busy after 7, there was a party on the top floor and the music was loud but tolerable, we will return for sure.

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vipMCKK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We were placed at a table as soon as you walked in which was also next to two large swinging kitchen doors and behind the bar. Patrons at the bar and wait staff were bumping into us, knocking our jackets and bags on the floor. The noise was deafening loud as it’s more a night club than a nice restaurant. The credit card system “broke “ and unless we paid cash we were forced to use the ATM machine which had a service charge. Luckily I had enough cash to pay dinner for both myself and my friend but then the waiter claimed they did not have enough singles in the place to give us all our change back. So the waiter lost out on a better tip or perhaps that was his way to pad his tip indirectly
Will never go back there for a quiet relaxing dinner
Food was not bad though

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stephaniec
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service is always amazing! Our waiter all 3 times we have been have been knowledgeable & great recommendations! The food is always fresh hot & delish! Must try the Bang Bang shrimp! My only complaint was we order a spaghetti with marinara for my son & instead they brought out penne with sauce & he didn’t like it so he didn’t eat any of it at all. They didn’t offer to take it off the bill or get him something else so we stopped to grab him food elsewhere but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

10th year anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

View is beautiful. The outdoor area seems runned down, it has so much potential for more. Inside is nice, needs more cleaning and maintenance, no toilet paper in bathroom and no one was checking. Food was more like a chain restaurant, in one hour we were served appetizers, entrees, desserts and after drinks and done, meaning food is pre-prepped. Would only return for the view and drinks.

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vipkashaf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was horrible, the waiter couldn’t be bothered, valet brought me different car and didn’t even say “ sorry “ not what I expected for this place

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kellya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word “ Stunning “ The food , service and ambience were amazing ! I will make this my new favorite place to go .

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vipRobert
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Been there multiple times Friday night is my favorite. A little chilly to sit outside had a table for two that seemed like it was just stuck on to the floor but I guess with Covid everything changed. I hope things get back to normal wasn’t the vibes are used to enjoy last year or so but I’ll be back

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Rosie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Horrible hostess who is rude. Bad service from waiter. Not recommend for anyone who is LGBTQ+. They were super nasty about my wife and my anniversary. It was completely disappointing and ALMOST ruined the evening… good thing we got out of there and went somewhere else! Plus we find fun wherever we go. It’s very hard for us to be somewhere and be THIS unhappy, but this place took the cake for worst dining experience in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

If you’re looking for a place to go out with friends and have drinks you can’t beat the view of the river and NYC. But other than that I wouldn’t recommend going for the food which was at best ok and sometimes, pretty bad. Appetizers were decent, however a bite into a scallop revealed it had been frozen before (and maybe refrozen) with a strong ammonia taste. It’s a shame that the food couldn’t be better because this is prime real estate overlooking the city skyline.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mediocre experience ! The staff find it difficult to serve when there are too many guests

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ParisE
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I want a refund I paid for VIP and didn't get any service. My table was even ready. No server was available. Total disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing frm the view the drinks the food the staff was everything… and to top it off I got engaged there it’s was everything

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Sindhuja
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views, good food and cocktails. Nice ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The view and the location is amazing. The sunset over the river looking on the West side highway is absolutely gorgeous.

The service right now everywhere is lackluster because of the shortage. However the attention for the amount of tables was a little short. The restaurant were paying attention to other tables more than others.

The menu was absolutely huge for this type of restaurant. I enjoyed the variety, the ragu was amazing the appetizers were well portioned.

I would highly recommend going to check this out, it would be a fun group outing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance is amazing. Great views and very good mix of music. To start it would have been nice to get 4 pieces of bread given that we were four at the table. Also I wish I could have called my waiter by name but I didn’t get the chance to know it for the welcome greeting was “hi how are you? What will you have to drink?” The lobster tacos were so disappointing. You get 3 one inch tacos for about $19. Had the taste would of been at par I would have not mind. The stake was ok but could use a better presentation for a $100. Bartenders do know what they are doing, my Moscow mule was right on point. Delicious wine. Also the valet team need to be a little more organized and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and wife went to waterside on a date. We both fell in love with view until the food came than we fell in love with too. She had ink pasta which was amazing. I had the steak frites which was amazing and I loved the fires.
The whole experience was divine.
Kudos to the staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Staff very professional and nice. Always have lunch here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends Birthday. We ordered 3 different appetizers , they were all delicious. Then we each had an entree as well and shared all three. One was better than the next!! It was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food is very very average. The service is very transactional, almost rude. There’s absolutely no emphasis on customer service or courtesy. They realize you come for the ambiance. The views are fantastic

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AyzrielP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My experience at Waterside was terrible. The only thing that saved my night was the dj! I took my boyfriend out to eat for his birthday on a Saturday and made reservations for outdoor dining. I got there on time 9:30pm and they did not seat us until 10:00pm. Then when they seated us at the table, they told us we can’t seat you outside because other guest are still seated at the table outside. But I had a reservation so how was I not able to get what I requested? Second the waiter was not present for us at all and forgot to put some of my order in to the kitchen. So now I didn’t even get to have my full order. All the waiter said to me was “I forgot” and I asked him can you put the rest of the order in now and he said no because the kitchen is closing. On the website it clearly states that the kitchen doesn’t close until 11pm and at this time it was 10:30. Furthermore my boyfriend asked for some extra sauce in which he never brought back either. I had to ask another waiter to get my waiter and it took him at least 15 minutes to even find him. We both ordered the salmon in which was very over cooked so we couldn’t eat that either. Then I told them it was his birthday so that they can sing happy birthday. I literally saw like 4 other tables that had birthdays and they came and sang happy birthday with a dessert and they never came to my table. When my waiter finally came to the table I just asked for the check. Furthermore I didn’t even know that my boyfriend was supposed to propose to me at the restaurant and he couldn’t do it because I was so upset and just wanted to leave. This was a very bad experience for me!

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vipfredg
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Restaurant is drop dead beautiful. Service was good.
Food last night was mixed.
Shrimp cocktail and clams were fresh and presented well.
Salmon was overcooked
Broccoli rabe was well prepared and tasty
Nutella crepes for dessert were excellent

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MargariteC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing, food delicious with wide variety and service was on point.

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vipalan
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a view - what a view 👍

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Sawab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I drink wasn't made properly, the server spilled parmesan cheese all over the table and all of my wife. The table that we sat at was not level, it was held even by shims and a cork. In all my wife did not enjoy her food or her drink. My lasagna was excellent and the appetizers were very good. I give it overall a C.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go on a date

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiter was very unprofessional.

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HemaV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is Best - view, atmosphere, food, ambience… best place for every occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful place, doubt we’d go back.

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Crimson1982
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at the amount of food we received on our plates. Waterside gives you a sizable portions of food for the price. The seafood pasta was incredible and very flavorful

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, waiter was great! Thank you very much

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service could have been friendlier, food was ok at best not anything special

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambiance is amazing. The restaurant wasn't crowded. Drinks were tasty. Food was not good. We enjoyed the fritto misto appetizer but the rest of the food was not seasoned well or did not taste good at all.

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Zigster
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

NYC skyline backdrop. Fantastic Ambiance. Outdoor dining. People Watching. Viagra Alley. Overpriced food. Average food quality. Decent service. Automatic 20% gratuity.

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MaritzaB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place with excellent view
The service was overstanding, specially our waiter Manny,

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Allen
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner with my wife. Service was amazing and the view was brilliant. Try to go just before sunset, thank me later.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our food, lobster tacos were basic. Seafood pasta a tad overpriced for worth came back clumped together definitely not al dente. Flavor was good, view was beautiful! Best part is location and view

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SarahS
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place - home run !

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TonyaJ
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband and brother-in-laws B-day’s

Server was awesome too!!! Thanks Jose

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time

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 4.3 stars by 1073 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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