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Water's Edge

401 44th Drive - East River, Long Island City, NY 11101
+1 718-482-0033
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Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 1 block West of Vernon Blvd.
Transit: Subway (3 blocks) 7, E, F, G, to 23rd & Ely, Long Island City, Queens
Description: Water's Edge offers spectacular panoramic views of the New York City Skyline, world-class decor and renowned cuisine. Our landmark venue sits upon the East River leaving the breathtaking views etched into your memory. The combination of superb cuisine & unparalleled service is sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.
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Trophy Club, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We found a Livingsocial coupon for this restaurant (one appetizer to share, 2 main courses, 2 deserts, one bottle of wine). We choose to use it for our anniversary dinner in New York. I reserved via Open Table and let them know about our special day. We got a table outside on the deck - with a wonderful view of... More

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New York City, New York
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620 reviews 620 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
1,599 helpful votes 1,599 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

I usually try to take advantage of Restaurant Week. This tine we went here on a warm summer day for lunch. We each started with the Soft Shelled Crab Tempura. Then the Salmon, and finished with the Hazelnut Mousse. All were excellent choices. The portions were large and nicely presented. The service was pleasant and attentive. The fact it was... More

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Paris, France
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167 reviews 167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was invited by my cousins to celebrate my aunt's birthday for an early dinner at this supposedly top restaurant! What a disappointment! A very expensive a la carte menu with the most terrible service I have ever experienced for a very long time in any restaurant anywhere! And this in New York at one of the most beautiful locations... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Breathtaking midtown Manhattan view. Very easy to reserve. The food is not what I was expecting. Waitress is a bit inexperienced. The valet parking guy is their best employee.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This restaurant became one of my favourite, and definitely the best in NYC! We had our dinner at Water's Edge after our wedding ceremony. We enjoyed the place very much. The staff was extremely helpful and I believe this attention was not exclusively for the just married couple. They are very courteous. The dining experience was fantastic and a matching... More

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Recently went here with a Living Social Coupon & another couple. I got married here 27 yrs ago & had only been back here once before so I was excited to see if it was still as good as I remember.The place was still in good shape & the view as beautiful as my wedding pictures look! The other couple... More

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New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has lots of potential although the Decore is nice it's still leaves a lot to be desired.. The food is quite good the appetizers that we had with very tasty the entrées were also very good. Even the desserts were fine... The views from the outside seating are absolutely spectacular.... However and unfortunately there is a however.... My... More

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New York City, New York
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329 reviews 329 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Brought us here by our friend, it's not planned, a last minute treat for her lovely wife, and I have no time go home to change but fortunately got in because they follow dress code, it's a beautiful decor inside especially the outside picturesque of Manhattan skyline, superb food and good service and it's expensive .

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Dallas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I wanted to book a group lunch here but decided not to because of the drive up appeal. Maybe if the event was at night it wouldn't bother me. The restaurant decor is very nice, terrace and view is beautiful, bathrooms outdated, office door open and it looked cramped and unorganized (not professional). The waiter was excellent!! Food was very... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I Took my Mum here as a belated Mother day Treat on 1st May. It was a Thursday night the restaurant was quite, but we did not mind it made us enjoy the surrounding more. The décor was lovely, very clean too, We was taken to out table next to the window the view was amazing. Our waiter was amazing,... More

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