About Waterside Restaurant and Catering

Breathtaking views of the New York Skyline.
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.

7800 B River Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:30am

Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:30am

Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:30am

Cross Street:
Marine Place

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 861-7767

Website:
http://watersiderestaurantandcatering.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

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.

Executive Chef:
Gus Shizas

Private Party Facilities:
Available for parties with 15 to 250 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Lesley Lovett or Shantal Videla: (201) 861-7767

Additional:
Banquet, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Catering for all special occasions.

Waterside Restaurant and Catering Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (25)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Scenic View (20)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Romantic (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came here for Thanksgiving dinner absolutely phenomenal the service was outstanding the hostess and the owner both came to the table to make sure everything was to perfection never have I had such a delightful dinner and dessert was heavenly… This should be your next step for any dining experience or a club scene on Friday and Saturdays the best ever!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Views are priceless

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic all around!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Spectacular. We had a great time. Definitely coming back again !

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been to waterside several times for brunch and I never have had a bad experience. This time, my server, Bruno continued the exceptional quality of service that I am accustomed to from waterside. I got to speak to also my previous server, Jose who is equally amazing.

If you go to waterside, I recommend going for brunch on sundays but with this caveat, MAKE RESERVATIONS. It will be packed but the space is more than accommodating for the large crowds that are there. The ambience is perfect on beautiful weather day. I recommend sitting slightly outside, just under the shade as my biggest issue are the tables can be quite blinding on a sunny day.

Regardless, the food is wonderful, the shrimp served on ice are nice and meaty. Lots of variety. You really cannot go wrong.

Waterside is a perfect blend of ambience, server quality, food, and very friendly people.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Five stars! Great service and Great view!! The outside seats are great!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I were married here when it was "Franks waterside" and we've been for drinks but not for dinner . Always heard mixed reviews . Beautiful venue and an energetic vibe . View is gorgeous ! We were surprised it wasn't busier on a Saturday evening but it sure was picking up as we were finishing our meal. We brought our son and nephew as they enjoy fine dining in trendy places . The music was awesome. Our server was an absolute doll! Highlights were the roasted artichoke, truffle fries and caramel popcorn dessert. My son was unhappy with his swordfish by the steaks were good . Everything was seasoned well. I'd like to return for a date night and be able to enjoy the bar . The wine list was excellent and reasonable . Loved the light up menus !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I did not have a good experience. My husband and I were out celebrating our anniversary and wanted a nice place by the waterfront. We asked for a table near the water and was told that those tables were reserved for parties of 4 people. I later noticed TWO tables by the water with only 2 people on them. At least one of those tables has people who arrived after we did (so much for the 4 people rule!). We were rushed to order our dinner entree with the appetizer and when we told the waiter we would order later were told the place would get very busy. I did not appreciate this but thought he might have a point. The place did not get incredibly busy in the next hour. I was not satisfied with my entree order because it was a rushed order. Finally, I noticed the waiter highly recommending the most expensive items on the menu regularly. It just felt like a sales pitch more than a well though-out recommendation based on a specified preference. Overall, not as classy a place as I expected. We will not be back. The food was ok but nothing extraordinary.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was at the waterside 2 weeks in a row. Both times I had a reservation for brunch and a party of 8. The first time they set up a table in front of kitchen door and we waited 15-20 to be seated. And second time after asking for indoors they called the day before to say they had to put us outside with heaters, the heaters did not work! What an awful expierence!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waiter was terrible, brought out wrong orders even after being told that there were allergies at the table and then stated that there was nothing he could do because the kitchen was closed. He was rude and repeatedly stated that it was too loud in the restaurant and could not hear our orders. The manager came over and instead of solving the issue, he made excuses for the waiter and said that all the chefs went home but that he could try to personally cook a meal but that he is not a chef. Horrible staff, furthermore the female bartender was unsure of how to make drinks and I had to tell her to use a 3/4 count of alcohol when pouring one ounce. The only
Positive was the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Probably our favorite place to go to eat , the views are unparalleled. Originally hostess told me I could not sit in the inside table I wanted table number 20. But Manager quickly rectified the problem and set us where we always sit . You get what you pay for ! It's not cheap but worth every dollar !!!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our company had a business dinner at Waterside on a Thursday evening. Everyone absolutely loved the views. Our guests enjoyed great food and great service. We will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I actually live in Colorado and got a tip that this was a must when I visited Jersey for vacation. It lived up to the hype. I enjoyed my anniversary dinner with friends and family and was so glad I made it a point to plan this spot into my celebration. The bartender Richard was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food & service.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ambience is great and beautiful view... food takes a while to be served, we waited two hours for our entrees to be served. Everything else was on point!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Live Music, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Really felt the Waiter was overwhelmed and forgot about us on several occasions. Seems to be very nice but the table that was seated after us receive their food before us and we ordered similar dishes. Something is really wrong with that scenario

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful weather today and we got to eat outside!
Came inside for drinks and DJ at the bar! Had a fun night!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The location was great for the occasion. Great food, the atmosphere was amazing and the noise level was perfect. Great vibe, and wonderful staff.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I went with my husband for dinner, the ambiance and food was good and the service excellent.
I wanted to seat outside watching Manhattan view but the tables without linens make it look so casual that you will feel eating in a coffee shop.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was an amazing night. Drinks at the bar before diner two thumps up!!! From appetizer to desert food was great. Last but not least an amazing view of the city.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was excellent at the dining area and also at the bar. Perfect for our anniversary

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

John is amazing. The views and food are awesome as well.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Staff were rude and not helpful. Manager is rude and condescending. They need to decide if they are a restaurant, bar, family place, catering hall. Seats outside for dining are ridiculous and too small for almost anyone. They did not honor this reservation and said they never got it. I called them the day before to confirm and then made another reservation. When we got there they said again they didn't have it again and I had a hard time. The waiters kept grabbing our plates so fast we couldn't enjoy anything. I am so disappointed because it was my daughters birthday.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love it! Took my my family there and they can't stop taking about the location and view! - it also very relaxing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food. Expect an hour wait for it to actually get to the table though.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Booked a reservation to be near a window. Had I known how good the views were, I wouldn't have bothered to make that request. All of the views are amazing (and we would have been too hot sitting next to the window.) Spectacular views from every table.
I had lunch with a friend in from Florida, and this was the perfect spot for a scenic lunch. The food was terrific and had a good selection of gluten-free. My companion had a chicken Caesar salad that was terrific-the breast was pounded flat and formed into the bowl that held the salad. I had the risotto special, which was terrific and abundant.
Will think of this place first when entertaining guests from out of town again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Todo muy bueno !! Le recomendáremos este restaurante

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Everything was lovely except for the service we received. There was a overall wierd vibe throughout the staff. I did not feel welcomed and they weren't very friendly. They served our food and did not make mistakes but they were quite distant and passive aggressively rude. My friends and I just felt like they were staring at us and acting rude.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place is overall great, the ambiance the scenery etc. Had a great time and wouldn't have a problem recommending it to family and friends

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The restaurants has been renovated since the last time I was there. The design and decor are very visually appealing and reflect the more upscale vibe they intended. The food wasn't as great as I thought it was going to be. Had the clams and bang bang shrimp for appetizers which were satisfactory. Had a small entree of octopus & calamari salad that was just okay. My sister did not enjoy her grilled chicken (paper thin and mediocre at best). Our waiter never smiled and ended up swiping credit card three times which resulted in being charged a couple of times. The setting is nice with the view of the city and dessert proved to be the best (Nutella crepe was amazing). It was nice but definitely not worth the prices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was a busy day and the server was too occupied with the large group of people that he paid no attention to our table. We had to wait more than an hour for our food and it wasn't even worth the wait. I would only go there for the view and the drinks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant for lunch, and possibly dinner during the week provided the DJ isn't there. The view is outstanding, service good, food good enough with the exception of my husband's way overcooked steak . (He should have returned it, but didn't want to wait since the food took quite a while in the first place.) However, the last two times we've been to this restaurant the noise level was so high we couldn't understand a word we or our other guests were saying. The constant bass of the club music that the DJ played (for the benefit of the bar customers) was so loud and irritating that we just cannot return. All of us had sore throats the next day from trying to talk. Not sure why so many restaurants think this is appealing to dining customers (it isn't). I understand the bar element, but when the bar is right next to the dining area, some consideration should be paid to diners. At least lower the annoying music a couple of decibels.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I requested a cake for a birthday celebration & no one there ask or mentioned. Food was ok. View is great. Value is extremely high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I went on Sunday with a reservation for 5 for Brunch at 12:30. I have been here many times before and as much as I wanted you to redeem yourselves from the last visit, unfortunately it got progressively worse. This past weekend, we were seated outside where u wanted to be however the Bridal party that was being hosted was annoyingly moving in and out with tables being brought in and around us. The food was cold, all of it. Cold eggs are disgusting. I got up three times to see if the dessert platters had been replenished to no avail. We were all highly disappointed. The cook that makes the omelettes was no where to be found for the two hours we were there. To say that $242. Was excessive for French toast is an understatement. The waiter came to our table once. ONCE in two hours. Thanks but no thanks. Won't be going there again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great view of NYC skyline, as Waterside is right on the Hudson River. Food was better than average & noise level was high. Our reservation was on a Friday evening & there were multiple large parties for a couple of birthday occasions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Loved it there, watched sunset and lights come on over Manhattan.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I had an awesome time celebrating my birthday here at waterside! Beautiful scene and food was awesome

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was good a bit overpriced for quality but a place like this you are paying for the view. Overall enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Drink are very watered down!!! But a fun enviorment

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fun
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food is okay, overpriced, but you are paying for a wonderful view. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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