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The Water Club

) #1,582 of 9,242 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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This place is superb! We were here for a saturday night after theatre dinner and had a great experience, the food and service were both very good . The scallops and lobster ravioli was delicious and the lobster bisque is the best anywhere! They put...More

Thank Edward K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Mediocre food and Over priced. Snobby main waiter. Not worth it. Messed up the bill. Soup was $16 a bowl. Ouch. View is great. Dont go not worth it. Tuna was not prime piece

Thank cintisam
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Came to NYC on a trip with my boyfriend's family celebrating his son's high school graduation. We had picked this place for our "date night" without the rest of the family. After drinks at sunset on the rooftop bar, we had a wonderful dinner with...More

Thank melissamon
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Been going here before Sandy hit and the food is better than ever. Just did the Southwest gig and back home for a while. Below are my findings. Setting: Can't beat the East River at sunset - A Service: Attentive - B Starter: Beef Wellington...More

Thank Russell R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I have lived in New York all my life and finally went to the Water club for a lovely brunch. The place is beautiful and right on the water with beautiful views through floor to ceiling windows. The staff is excellent and extremely attentive and...More

Thank wannatravelnow
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here for family occasions for several years. Each event has been better than the last. Ernesto and Armando always go out of their way to make the time special Looking forward to our next visit planned for April

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On the Ides of March my husband and I returned to the scene of the crime. We were married at the Water Club years before Hurricane Sandy did her worst and the restaurant had to close. Needless to say, we were thrilled when the Water...More

1  Thank CathyVIII
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter was in New York for St Patrick's Weekend with her partner celebrating her birthday. My sister and I wanted her to celebrate the event in a special way. I live in Ireland and with the help of Debbie Ulloa we were able to...More

Thank Laburnum1
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
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Is there a dress code?
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!
What can i expect to pay for a dinner of two people?
13 June 2016|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
$100 -$150 per person
Who has been there since it re opened .....is it beautiful,,is the food good .?
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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