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Water's Edge

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American, Seafood, Contemporary
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Groupon visit

The restaurant sits inside an industrial area, but hey there diamonds in the rough. Rough it was, not much of a diamond. The ambience is very 80 like and definitely needs so.excited tlc. Bad painews and extremely used carpet. The view of Manhattan is not bad and would look better at night. The food... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Juan R
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Bronx, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Bronx, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The restaurant sits inside an industrial area, but hey there diamonds in the rough. Rough it was, not much of a diamond. The ambience is very 80 like and definitely needs so.excited tlc. Bad painews and extremely used carpet. The view of Manhattan is not bad and would look better at night. The food was not half bad I had... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This a great place for a wedding. THE GOOD - food is delicious. The views spectacular. THE BAD - was the heat in the room where we had the cocktail hour and nothing was done about it. I understand that the sun is shining on the window, but turn up the AC when you have 150 people and musicians in... More 

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Rising Sun, Maryland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Niece was married at this venue. Reception was also held here. View was beautiful. Reception had a brunch menu. Staff was very accomadating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

great restaurant, food never fails, delicious, staff are great. the views are phenomenal. I went here over ten years. Recently came back and it didn't disappoint.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Fantastic views, great service and good food all equates to good value for an occasional family treat. The wine list is 90% red but the recommended white NZ SB was delicious.

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We arrived from Georgia yesterday and visited last night. We called ahead to check the dress code and were told no jeans, sneakers, flip flops or t-shirts so..... we all had to go shopping to find something appropriate to wear! When we arrived the first person we saw was a woman at the bar wearing jeans and Berkenstocks. There followed... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful views , very good food and value. look for prix fix menu and try the group-on menu if possible or the living social specials

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food was great, the service was great, and the view topped off the whole night. Set on the opposite side of the river to Manhattan, you look into the city and the views are breathtaking. What made the experience even better is being there to watch the sunset behind the buildings for a silhouette of the famous city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A total disappointment. Aside from the view, this is not a good restaurant. First, hostess had a very blah attitude. The food is definitely not worthy of the price and of a supposedly upscale restaurant. My husband and I first shared the fried calamari, which was tough. The Water's Edge signature salad was good. I had the duck which was... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What was remarkable about our visit to Water's Edge is how this restaurant failed on the execution front in almost every facet of the visit. We had a reservation for 8:00 PM; we arrived on time and were told it would be just a few more minutes before our table is ready. At 8:30 PM I asked the hostess how... More 

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Additional Information about Water's Edge

Address: 401 44th Drive - East River, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone Number: +1 718-482-0033
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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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)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: +1 718-482-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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