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Water's Edge

44th Drive - East River, Long Island City, NY 11101
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Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, 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: We offer 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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55% Recommend
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New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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299 reviews 299 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 The restaurant decor is very nice, terrace and view is beautiful, bathrooms outdated, office door open and it looked cramped and unorganized (not professional).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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Found this place when I was looking for a place to propose to my girlfriend with the Manhatten skyline in the background and very glad I did, not a world class restaurant but still very good topped off by the outstanding view. I booked a 7pm sitting so we could turn up in the light and see the transition into... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The view of the city is unbelievable and a MUST for anyone who doesn't get to see it very often. The food is very good and tho the decor feels a bit outdated, it was worth it to see an out-of-the way place during our stay in NYC. PS - the citron cosmo - YUMMY!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It's decor is a bit stuffy and the location is a bit outside the normal but this place has GREAT views of the midtown skyline including the UN, Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Bldg., the Citicorp building and the rest of midtown east. I went with relatives for a dinner. We... More

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We found this place online, and would have been happy with a burger and fries with the amazing view, but I promise you the food will not disappoint. We had the Duck and the Lamb and they were both out of this world good! The service was excellent as well. The view alone is worth going for, but the food... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Maybe it was because it was a thanks giving set menu but the food was only average, mass produced and the service very poor. The set menu included bar drinks, we only had 2 and had to keep asking for service. Felt as if we were in the way and rushed out the door. All round the worst food and... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went to the Water's Edge for Thanksgiving dinner. The view was great of the Manhattan skyline. The food was ok but it was a prefixed menu and we both ordered the turkey - so it could be that it was turkey and all the fixings and it only goes so far. I would like to go again for dinner... More

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