Waterside Restaurant and Catering

4.4
961 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
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
What 961 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarielaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only reason why food didn’t get all 5 starts was because the chicken really didn’t have flavor, I got the brick chicken, the potatoes need flavor too, however the candies lemon was amazing! I had asked for outside dining and they sat us inside, really wasn’t a big deal cause they music was really good and service was great too! Definitely would recommend this place and I will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good. Unfortunately the food was rushed out, if I wasn’t actively touching my plate the waiter without asking tried to take the plates multiple times. I get they need to turn tables over but to be rushed is just not worth the trip out or dining there. Doubt I will be back unfortunately.

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vipLetseat
New York Area
297 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The 4 of us had a great early dinner with the best view of NYC.
Food was very good. Service was very good. Excellent view.
My only complaint they had plastic shield up outside. I think it can come down now. But all was enjoyable.

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adelg
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service start very good
The end everything was rushed
Not the right wine glasses

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely server, enjoyed the experience. Will come again!

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vipalina
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mother’s day dinner. Oscar is the best and provides the best service.

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vipmeredith
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The view was blocked by plastic sheeting for outdoor dining. There were many people waiting in the lobby area. Food was fine but not worth the price in my opinion.

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MariaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My salmon was way over cooked. It was extremely dry and unsatisfying. I am very disappointed in how my salmon turned out. Everything else was cooked well though. Nice ambiance, I would revisit but would not order the salmon again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Seating was prom

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The ambiance and atmosphere was loungy and fun, and the DJ spun some tunes to promote a great vibe for a Friday night. Perhaps the server was new, or just having an off night, but the service was not so great. Appetizers were OK.

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JamesE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Ossobucco with Polenta and Broccoli Rabe was delicious and good portion.
Tuna Tartare good. Fried Zucchinni Blossoms were a big disappointment and certainly not worth the price for a a pre-made frozen product. Desserts were just ok. Service was very good and not rushed despite knowing they were anxious to turn the table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

The view was great. The food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For being a labeled a upscale Restaurant,The service was not up to par, The hostesses and servers are not welcoming. Not what you would expect from a restaurant at this caliper. Pass

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

First time going and celebrated my birthday. had a great time. Food was great, wine was great. Got to sit in the heated outdoor area with a great view of the skyline. Good service, Dino was a great server, friendly staff. Will be returning soon. Nice ambiance, good music.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing and the service is great. Everything came out quickly and the staff was very friendly. The food taste great, and they had a variety of selections if you don’t like seafood. I really love this place for special occasions, many people celebrate birthdays here and the staff sings happy birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!!

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TrinaTrine
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I took my staff out there for Sunday brunch, well not so much brunch because they don’t have one. It was more like dinner not even a lunch menu. The food was just average not terrible not great. The vibe just was not there I guess because there is no brunch, it’s a dinner menu early in the afternoon. It just felt a little on the empty side. Our waiter had no personality couldn’t crack a smile and argued with me over french fries Because I did not like the truffle oil. Other than that the company was great that I would give a five star.

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SarahD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always have a great time at Waterside! Such a great way to treat yourself with AMAZING food and music! Got there around 6 and the dj wasn't too loud and the music he was playing was on point! I could groove to the music but also talk with my friends and hear what the waiter was saying with his mask on :) highly recommend!

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slr2021
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

This place had too much going on -- a DJ, Sports showing on screens, valet parking, people dressed in their finest for a fancy meal while others wore baseball caps.

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Monica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Beautiful view. Very upscale. Decent menu although of veil and filet was way over cooked. Nice servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing better. Ambiance service and elegance. Top notch !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time always ! Food is always on the money! And the dj was spectacular. Will be back ASAP!

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vipGlenn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fritto Misto appetizer large enough for 3-4 people but lacks flavor.

Steak Frites is absolutely covered in black peppercorn. Extremely over powering to the steak taste like you’re just eating black pepper.

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vipEdwinC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire evening was great. The service was great and the food was excellent. We will be returning back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a beautiful view ... can’t wait for the outside dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Mother’s Day early!

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KarenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We made a reservation for 4 for 9:30pm We waited until 9:45pm to be seated because they had given our table to a group that just walked in. At 10:10pm the waiter finally came to take our order and told us we had to order everything as soon as possible because the kitchen was closing, so we didn’t even enjoy dessert. My boyfriend found that there was a lipstick print on his glass of water. Yuck! After our dinner, I also had made a reservation for bottle service for 10 people. We had only 4 of us at the table and they gave a hard time to my other guests when they tried to come into the place. I actually found the security guard yelling at one of my guests when I met her at the door asking her why she couldn’t come in. He yelled at her, ma’am please step back! Which was very rude. The same thing happened when my other guests tried to come in. He said the owner said they are at Max capacity, mind you, we spent close to $2,500 on just the bottle service and dinner. The place is overpriced, they make you wait for food and service and treat you like you owe them something meanwhile they didn’t mind overcharging for food and the 7-9 bottles that we ordered. Not that fun for a double birthday celebration. Thanks Waterside staff😐

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RobertIglesias
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE FOR FAMIL AND FREIND TO ENJOY A FANTASTIC DINNER

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Talullah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was very polite and a good listener. The food not so good, the portions are very small. Noise level is high. Free valet just give a tip afterwards. Beautiful place but a little over crowded. In all I don’t mind going again.

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AshleeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice for drinks and apps. Food was a little bland for the price but overall a nice experience.

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Overall, I wasn’t happy with my experience. I made a reservation online for outdoors and was called that morning and was told that it’s first come first serve and outdoors isn’t open. Even though I had a reservation. The place was PACKED and they were sitting people outdoors and wouldn’t allow us to go outside. They had enough space to accommodate people sitting more than 6 feet apart but yet, they sat everyone in one area while the entire restaurant remained open for over an hour.

Additionally, the food was ridiculously expensive and our server wasn’t very knowledgeable or helpful on any specials. He seemed like he overall didn’t even want to be there.

I wouldn’t recommend Waterside Restaurant to a friend and I definitely will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff ! Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service is excelente. My server was very attentive, l
The view exquisite and the manager always checking on us to make sure everything was ok. This is my fav restaurant in NJ because of the hospitality, view and service.

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vipHungryartist
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food & service but pricey. No substations allowed, even for accompaniment that you may not be able to eat -which means you have to order the main dish w/o any accompaniment and order an expensive side. and then order a side a la carte. Recommend it for leisurely dinner - beautiful views .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this food, ambiance and atmosphere. Great for girls night out or date night. Love how it turns outdoors. Just amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

For this beautiful place you would expect great service but service was horrible .!

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yollyo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Servers were great. Ambiance was great. What can I say it was a great experience.

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TomasO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was spacious, plenty distance between tables, and had space heaters to keep warm in the cool weather. The view is magnificent, and you can stay to take photos once you closed your bill with no problems.

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 961 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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