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Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hours of Operation:
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
PCH and Beach Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is validated
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
WATERTABLE PRIVATE DINING
Watertable Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed to see the Christmas decorations down already since we have not yet hit the 12 Days of Christmas, the holiday feel was definitely lacking, but the food and our waitress were both great, which made up for the horrible "music" playing and the missing Christmas feel. We love the place though, so we will be back.
Everything was great, the service, the food and drinks...BUT...I’ve done New Year’s Eve early here before and could order off the dinner menu. We were surprised this year by the Prix-Fixe menu pricing. The food was amazing but I never would have made these reservations had I known how much I’d be spending! There was no notice on the website, nothing on Open Table when I made reservations and nothing when I confirmed! I’ll be checking next time!
Watertable is an upscale full service restaurant and a great choice for New Year's Eve. A special menu was served which include 4 courses for $95 Per person. My 1st course was the hamachi crudo appetizer which tasted like Peruvian ceviche. It was delicious but a larger portion would have been appreciated. My second course was a fresh and crunchy kale salad. My main was a small but filling fresh fried fish over farro (grain). This was my favorite course. I was very disappointed with the chocolate cake portion. It was gone in 2 bites. :-(
Christmas Evening Dinner was really nice. Hyatt always does a great job with the decor and ambiance during the holidays. I loved the buffet style of desserts, hot chocolate, and apple cider, which were unique and out of this world. The Christmas Day goose was decent, but next time, I think I’ll go for the ham or branzino.
Beautiful restaurant. I can only speak for the Christmas Eve pre fixe meal. Rubber duck, bizarre fried whole branzino, and what looked like desserts that had been made and then frozen and thawed. It was pretty mediocre, I would assume their regular menu selection is a little better quality.
Great service and drinks though!
We were there to celebrate my mother-in-law's 93 birthday and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
What made it was the remarkable food and exceptional service from our waiter. I can't recall a more engaging waiter that really made you feel at home. He made sure my family felt special and we did. We will definitely be going back to enjoy another great experience.
First, I have to be honest. My husband made reservations to LSXO, but they messed up BIG time. That will be a separate review. A blessing in disguise is Watertable. Not that we never intentionally wanted to come here but if I had been the one to make a reservation for our 6th yr anniversary...Watertable would have been on top of my list...actually my husband's too. He only chosse LSXO because I wanted to eat lobster and Chilean seabass...and on Sundays...Watertable had a pre fixe dinner that doesn't include lobster or Chilean seabass. Anyways...in a nutshell...LSXO messed up so bad because even though my husband made a reservation for our 6th yr anniversary a week ago...they sat us at the bar. REALLY??? WOW! How do you seat a couple celebrating their 6th yr wedding anniversary at the bar??? Seriously? Never going to go to LSXO for sure. Anyways...when that happened...I told my husband...let's get out of here and head towards Watertable. We ended up going to Watertable and such a BLESSING! Delicious food, great price, good amount of food and IMPECCABLE service! Aside from this, a great atmosphere in the patio and even though we had dessert as a part of our pre fixe meal...THEY STILL GAVE US A CELEBRATORY DESSERT FOR OUR 6TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY! So, if you want delicious food, a great deal and impeccable serivce....GO TO WATERTABLE!!! We will be back for sure to have the lobster and Chilean seabass!!!
Our first time at Watertable and we couldn't be happier with our experience. Our server, Lance, was great; knowledgeable (and entertaining!). Of note was the Butternut Squash/Carrot Soup. Just. Fantastic! We also appreciated the champagne and gelato to commemorate our anniversary.
We all enjoyed our various and sundry meals... very unique menu with some recognizable entrees that they've added their own flair to along with some uncommon menu items like roasted pheasant.
The service was outstanding. Our server, Ricky, was engaging, attentive and fun the entire evening. The ambiance was very nice as well. We sat outside in late November and were very comfortable. This was due in large part to the heaters mounted overhead just above our table. This was much better than the traditional stand warmers.
Overall a very good experience and fit with our out of town business dinner goal of finding a good place to eat that is not affiliated with a National Chain.
5 stars on this one! We loved everything about this place; warm, chic atmosphere and the food and service sensational. Next time we venture down to Huntington beach and this restaurant, which is in the Hyatt Regency, we are going to stay overnight. This hotel and location is stunning.
Watertable specialized in serving basic food in a relaxed, elegant, and luxurious setting. The standouts were the "build it yourself" items on the right side of the menu where you could choose your fish or meat, sauce, and sides. Though perhaps looked down on by sophisticates, the quality of the fish and its preparation were outstanding, the same for the filet. Although perhaps lacking a bit of panache and professionalism, the service was solicitous and efficient. The only downside was the starter of hamachi crudo, which unfortunately may have been a bit turned, since it had a funny taste and my wife was briefly ill after eating it. The patio was extraordinarily pleasant with spacious and comfortable seating on a somewhat chilly evening, with blankets and heaters available if needed. A definite highlight of the HB dining scene.
Loved the food and service. The only bad thing I can say about the restaurant is that there was a live musician playing the evening we were there and it was too loud. If he toned it down a couple of notches it really would have improved on our experience. With the noise coming from other people, plus him, we could barely hear one another.
Probably the best meal I have ever had! Our group shared the starters: scallops, lamb chops, and potatoes. For the main course I had the pheasant which was excellent as well as the garnish. The highlight was the chocolate 4 layer cake. The 4 of us shared 1 piece and it was so rich and decadent. Definitely would recommed this place!
Very disappointed after all of the great reviews. The prior restaurant in this space was
wonderful!! They need to bring that chef back. Bottom line- the food was awful!!
The scallops smelled fishy, the salad was dry and prickly, the fish was basically inedible.
Fortunately the wine and the company were excellent- I was hoping for a good upscale
restaurant for Huntington Beach- not this one!!
Our waiter was efficient and checked on us frequently. Wine suggestions paired well with our entrees and the food was beyond superb! I have not seen a wine menu as comprehensive as at The Watertable Restaurant in some time. Very refreshing atmosphere.
Thank you for perfect service, décor and culinary creativity.
Selected Watertable for location and bonus points and was pleasantly surprised throughout the evening. The entry area is cozy. We were seated outside (6 for biz dinner) where it was pretty quiet even when it got busier. The wine list is outstanding (we had Turley red zin!), and everything we tried was delicious. I'll definitely be back.
Located inside the Hyatt resort, had indoor and outdoor spaces available. There was live music indoor when we went there on Saturday night but we chose to sit outdoor under the palm trees and by the fire pit. Smoking is not allowed on the patio. Food was good and prices are fair. Could be good for a date night or a friend get together.
Brandon our server was amazing. He knew everything about the menu and was attentive. My filet was average and my husbands salmon was also average. Charcuterie was great and I highly recommend it. Our friends said the sea bass was incredible. Brussel sprouts were also average.
The food was amazing! It is a small menu but offered fish, chicken, steak as well as the popular hamburger. Our salad, entree and dessert were really good and the bread was the best anyone had ever had. I wasn't as impressed with the drinks we received - custom craft cocktails but that really is a personal preference.