We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Water Street Cafe

143 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
(860) 535-2122
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 19 restaurants in Stonington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

124 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
    63
    34
    16
    7
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hopewell, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It had been recommended and since we had to stay in stonington for the night we gave it a try. My husband found it the best swordfish ever, which is saying a lot. I found my little neck clams fabulous but the wine sauce very salty. Terrific service...we would go again and again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having heard "how quaint" Stonington is decided to see for myself on the way home from a RI vacation. Water St. is A small street near the water(go figure) with shops and restaurants.Having read the window menus of all, decided on Water St.Cafe. Many of the dishes are Asian inspired, and the fish is really fresh.The bulk of the menu... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Jefferson, NY
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I write this review with mixed emotions. During the summer months, it is a nightmare to try to get a table in the Mystic + Stonington areas (we have a home in the area). On one hand, I love Water St and want to see them do well, but I also know that Tripadvisor reviews can drive the crowds into... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford CT
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had dinner here on Sunday; salad with local fresh ingredients, halibut perfectly cooked and a chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream with some hazelnut coffee. One of the best meals I have ever had-anywhere. Service was superb. An unexpected bonus was the Charlie Holland Jazz Band-I didn't know they played on Sundays-it was like getting a gift in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vicksburg, Michigan
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went for a quick lunch, and I had the tuna over greens with wasabi dressing, which was absolutely heavenly. The server, Quinn, was by herself with many tables, and she managed to do a fantastic job. Great service, great atmosphere, great value, GREAT FOOD! What more can one ask for?

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A jewell of a restaurant in the most wonderful town. The food is wonderful and so is the atmosphere. A wonderful find.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montclair, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food. The innovative trout Putanesca special was light and flavorful. The appetizers were delicious as well. There was a quesadilla topped with prosciutto on the specials and it was quite good. We has another appetizer that I don't recall the name of but it was very good. It was a crab stuffed nem (egg roll). It was light and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I been here for lunch before but never dinner. What a different set of menu combinations. The service was great and food delicious. While I rarely order dessert, I did and was yummy as well. Give it a try.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jackson, Mississippi
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hard to argue with anything about our lunch -- attentive service, comfortable booth, good food, classy background music, reasonable prices. Can't go wrong here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I ordered the tuna, which was out of this world. It was very rare and served with a wonderful set of green vegetables, which I normally don't like but in this case they were very good. Nice wine selection. My husband ordered the duck, which he enjoyed. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Water Street Cafe also viewed

 
Stonington, CT
Stonington, CT
 

Been to Water Street Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Water Street Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing