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The Water Club

The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-683-3333
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Opens in 20 min
American, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got a call which cancelled our March dinner res. Restaurant is now closed except for private events. Rooftop bar will be open May - September. No explanation or further information… Odd.

Thank iPhoneFan
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Water Club finished off our Christmas Day, in style. The staff were extremely friendly and very efficient and attentive without being obviously so. The service was a slick operation that meant there was no major wait between courses. The food served was excellent and...More

Thank Mumgle34
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Booked this for Christmas day evening meal through Open table reservations which was painless. Highly recommended on Timeout listing and not disappointed. Staff super friendly and set Christmas menu hit the spot. We all had a different main and everything was beautifully done. Great views...More

Thank bg50
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The ambiance is beautiful, and the view over the water is tranquil. Service is very good. Our appetizers and main dishes were all good, and the breads offered were good, with the hot cornbread a standout. Cocktails were exceptionally good. The desserts were mediocre, with...More

Thank Mervmeister
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was our first visit to the Water Club and I really can’t explain why we haven’t been before. I suppose having passed it many times over the years the somewhat garish lights on the outside never seemed attractive to me but this time we...More

Thank AlanwManchester_UK
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere wonderful food the ambience was great nice view to long island city I highly recommend it

Thank Raul G
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The food & service was phenomenal. Great view especially at night. Loved, loved, loved! The drinks were great! If I ever go back to New York I will for sure visit this place! Very romantic place to go as a couple

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I'd give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. Great romantic place with plenty of ambiance. Great view of the east river and across to LIC. Piano player doing great American songbook. Expensive, so go for a special occasion. Service was excellent. Wines at a...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

It's overrated. The food is ok. The service is terrible. Some of those would even show the face with attitude. I think I only pay for the views. Besides, it's not worth at all. No more next time.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We visited The Water Club with our cousins and had a splendid time. The restaurant is centrally located on Manhattan's east side, and the valet parking was helpful. We were promptly seated, and the view of the river was delightful. The service was superb as...More

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There were definitely people wearing jeans when we were there. It's trying to be posher than it actually is!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$200
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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