Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.4
1094 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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AnthonyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and great wait staff.
We will be back

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LeahM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, great view. Did not like how they stuck us in the corner. The table was in an awkward position.

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Alwendy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unbelievable. My family and I decided to eat out for Thanksgiving Day, much to our chagrin. We arrived at 3:30 for a 4:00 reservation. Management seated us right away which was a star on their side that is until after we had dined I realized why we were seated so quickly.....they had ample space; I many were smart enough to READ reviews before stepping foot in there. The order was taken at 4:00pm...we didn't get our food until 5:45. The food was disgusting....I had their salmon which was "tasteless" and drenched in some bean mash soup-like dish that resembled what would be found in an unflushed toilet. We observed another patron arguing with management over the bill, she felt she was overcharged. Our waiter never checked in on us to see how the dining was going but what right there to hand the bill with a plugged in tip....The waiters are unprofessional and mostly men. The women whom were the receptionists were quite professional and hospitable. The waiters appeared to look frustrated at the fact that they had to wait on guest.... No one is forcing them to be a waiter.... They should just hop in their Lamborghini and drive off into the sunset with Hollywood shades on smh.... Unbelievable. The place is terribly mismanaged. The only thing that is probably keeping this establishment in business is the fact that it is by the waters...... Spare yourself the headache and the waste of hard earned money..... EAT AT HOME or look at reviews BEFORE going to any restaurant.... Don't 'just' look at the stars... READ THE COMMENTS. A BIG FAT "0"... Then I forgot my cellphone in the table out of disappointment and frustration... The waiter was kind enough to bring it outside while I awaited for my car to return. Even our waiter felt bad for us but.... He just works there and he looked more like a bar tender who was asked to be a waiter for the night...... HORRIBLE

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vipConnie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Had to track down waiters to serve food we were paying for.

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vipReemaM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were excellent along with the food dessert selections. The view of the city is breathtaking. Live DJ played great music

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful birthday experience for my new boyfriend who had never been there. The table setting was perfect, the view and ambiance, magnificent and the food was exceptional!

At one point a family with a young child was sitting beside us. Not something I'd anticipate from a restaurant such as this one. The noise level and baby shrills kicked in but fortunately didn't last long. No fault to the restaurant.

My only disappointment was that I mentioned in the reservation that it was for a birthday. When we ordered dessert, I hinted to the waiter that I'd allow the "birthday boy" to choose. I was hopeful for a candle or something, but I guess my reservation note and hint wasn't picked up. That being said, the Creme Brule he chose was delicious!

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Ariana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing, the servers were attentive, and the drinks were rather good. I suggest the spicy magherita for spicy lovers. The tomahawk steak was an amazing price and an incredible quality. The seafood was also great. The lobster tacos were good, but there could have been less guacamole and more lobster.

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MarkZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. Recommend the pasta with mushrooms

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vipemil
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I live in Views of the Hudson Pointe and knew all the restaurants here. We usually bring our out of state guest here for the ambience.

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vipDivafoodgoddess
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was yum

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I mentioned that we’re celebrating our anniversary. Nothing was done by the restaurant .

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LynetteP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Amazing view of the city. Perfect for date night!

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MaryAnnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible birthday dinner celebration for our future daughter-in-law. The view is amazing and we enjoyed our meals, drinks and desserts on the outdoor dining patio. The service was excellent!! We enjoyed taking pictures on the promenade with the New York City skyline behind us and enjoyed the after dinner drinks and music at the bar!! Looking forward to going back!!

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RickG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat outside and they provided plenty of heaters. View of the Hudson River and NY Skyline was amazing. Food was perfect, wine was great. overall would def go back. We finished the night with a cocktail at the bar inside and listened to the DJ.

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vipHanyE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy upscale gorgeous views. Doesn’t get better then this! True vibe ambiance and amazing dishes. No need to cross the River. Hats off to the team at Waterside!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Restaurant was so beautiful the view was gorgeous the food was delicious the server was great and patient. EVERYTHING was really amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in the water. Had a lovely time.

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KathyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good quality and very tasty. The view is beautiful. We got a nice table by the window. Highly recommended.

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vip4thoseWhoDineOut
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So disappointing

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MVJJAdventuresOOOOOOOOOO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food and service were subpar and not worth the price. The Dj was good.

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Hanneyp
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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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REBECCAV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The range of appetizers is amazing!

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vipMCKK
New York Area
4 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
New York Area
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
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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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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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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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 1094 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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