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The Water Club

) #1,514 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City ££££ American, , Seafood
The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-683-3333
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“lobster” (21 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had anniversary reservation at the water club based on a recommendation. Made the reservation a month prior and asked for a water view table. When we arrived the restaurant we were shown to the dining room and put at a back table. Since most...More

4  Thank HighTechTraveller
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's been a number of years since I have been to The Water Club, and it will be a long time before I return. The restaurant is still beautiful and the service is great -- friendly and attentive. The problem is the food -- it's...More

1  Thank James1585
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Water Club always always the best best Christmas Eve menu lamb was wonderful scallops were better and the company was fantastic service is always the best the best

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service. If you love sea food this place is a must! The oysters are top quality and lobster was the best I have tasted. Great setting for an anniversary Meal.

Thank Nixon75
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had a brunch reunion with old friends. The Water Club is just lovely. It has a wonderful view (right on the East River), great service, delicious food, and free parking. The restaurant was decorated for the holidays including multiple holiday trees and train sets under...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The food here was really good, although for my personal taste it lacked only slightly in flavour. The meat we ordered were cooked perfectly, but just lacked a touch of seasoning considering the price. The wine was very nice, we had the cheapest Merlot, which...More

Thank BezzyBloke
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went here for brunch. It is a nice place with a lovely view but I found it a bit old fashioned for my taste (in decor and food style). Food though was good and service was helpful and friendly. Worth a try if you...More

Thank Joannie707
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful place to have drinks and dinner. We started the night at the rooftop bar, The Crows Nest and watched the sunset over margaritas. We went downstairs for dinner. Great views of the East River while dining. The mater d, Dan Sweeney, was very friendly...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 August 2016

my son took me there today for my birthday.......what a truly NY experience....leisurely brunch........the food was good......the bar in the other room next to the dining room was the perfect place to have an after dinner drink. and listen to the wonderful piano player and...More

Thank peperina826
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Normally I don't care for waterfront restaurants as the views are awesome but the offer poor quality food. I was severely mistaken with this choice. The only hiccup was arriving at the venue and that was due to traffic conditions. That being said we were...More

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15 November 2016|
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely people wearing jeans when we were there. It's trying to be posher than it actually is!
13 June 2016|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
$100 -$150 per person
11 December 2015|
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Response from turneretti | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'yes, it's beautiful, and the food is good, very good'.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$200
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
    (a 23rd Street and FDR Drive, just north of Waterside Plaza and south of 3)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to 33rd Street. Walk across 34th Street to the East River (15-20 minutes) Walk South along the river to about 30th St. Pass the heliport and past the parking lot. Or take the M34 crosstown bus to the last stop at the east river. Walk South along the river to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-3333
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The Water Club offers classic American cuisine of the highest caliber, specializing in seafood, and breathtaking views of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge. In the summer, join us at our rooftop bar, The Crow's Nest.
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