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Water's Edge

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401 44th Drive - East River, Long Island City, NY 11101 (1 block West of Vernon Blvd.)
Subway (3 blocks) 7, E, F, G, to 23rd & Ely, Long Island City, Queens
+1 718-482-0033
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12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Water's Edge offers spectacular panoramic views of the New York City...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Happily found this place as a result of an Amazon offer

As a result of an Amazon offer we were delighted to find this off the beaten path romantic restaurant. Our candle lit dinner overlooking the East River and the Manhattan Skyline was priceless. Our server Kirkland was friendly and efficient. The drinks were a bit pricey but delicious. We shared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Gershwin12
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Forest Hills, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Forest Hills, New York
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260 reviews 260 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

As a result of an Amazon offer we were delighted to find this off the beaten path romantic restaurant. Our candle lit dinner overlooking the East River and the Manhattan Skyline was priceless. Our server Kirkland was friendly and efficient. The drinks were a bit pricey but delicious. We shared the gnocchi appetizer. The portion was more than ample. It... More 

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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This place is wonderfully located on the “edge” ~ of the East River in Queens, NY, facing the awesome skyline of New York City. This is a great party place and would be just perfect for summer events on their waterfront deck. Water’s Edge is a multi-functional restaurant and banqueting facility and offers a varied repertoire of experiences.. and one... More 

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Queens, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The only reason I did not give this review a 5 is because the restaurant was cold. It could have been heated better. Other than that, the food, service, decor, view of Manhattan, etc is exceptional. I have been here before in both winter and summer and the heat or AC seemed to work fine. I am sure I will... More 

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Hubby's office Christmas party was held here and it was incredible. The view of the Manhattan skyline at night is breathtaking but the food isn't that boring catering food. The meal was superb! Fine dinning and a wonderful view. Valet parking and coat check are available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This restaurant offers a nice, elegant and romantic atmosphere, with a spectacular view on the skyline of Manhattan, located on the edge of the East River. The service was nice, perfect and timely. We spent 120 $ for 2 persons, incl. 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, 1 dessert and 2 glasses of white wine. Some dishes are particularly well thought... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I dined at this spectacularly located restaurant for our anniversary. The service was great, and the information provided by our knowledgeable server helped in choosing an entree. The view of Manhattan from the East River side was beautiful. The food was standard fare, not bad, but not exceptional either. The restaurant does provide a romantic setting for... More 

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Flushing
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Perhaps I was there on a busy night the last time, but I had a much better experience the second time. I was greeted warmly and sent to my table while my husband checked the coats. Asked for and got a window table. The restaurant was not very busy and I appreciated being taken to my table instead of waiting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Took my wife for her birthday view is beautiful food was ok not bad but not delicious bar drinks not done well wine selection very expensive for quality of wine 20 bucks for glass wine was so so wine menu advertise half bottle for 40 bucks false advertising doesn't exist according to waiter desert menu was just ok nothing to... More 

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La Quinta, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If it wasn't so foggy the view would have been spectacular, but even with the skys low overcast could still see the lights of Manhatten over the water. Waiter had attitude but the pre-fix menu very good...

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wirral, Merseyside
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Me and me partner are from the UK and wanted somewere nice to eat on thanksgiving..He suprised me with waters edge. Driving through the neighbourhood looked pretty rough but once at the restaurant my views changed completely. The service was great polite and friendly, bar staff and our waiter. We were sat by the windows and the view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 44th Drive - East River, Long Island City, NY 11101
    (1 block West of Vernon Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway (3 blocks) 7, E, F, G, to 23rd & Ely, Long Island City, Queens
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: +1 718-482-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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