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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 29
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
K27PAULR
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My wife and I wanted a nice quiet dinner that was a little above the local places we frequent. With a reservation we arrived on time and was seated promptly. The service was quick and attentive. The appetizers were very good. The main course arrived as ordered and was good. Steak quality probably could have been a little better but... More 

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mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ok I´m actually glad I found the worst restaurant in NYC so I have nothing to worry about when I go to other restaurants... It can´t just get worse than this restaurant. Yeah! The view is one of the best, but you can get that view from many other places in LIC or Williamsburg and you won't pay per person... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I were dog sitting at our granddaughters Apt. in LIC and she had bought us a Living Social deal for here and are we glad she did. Valet parking is free (gratuity only for Valet attendant) and the restaurant is located right on the river with nice views of Manhattan skyline. They had outside dining tables but... More 

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Mohawk, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was average to above average. The staff was very accomodating. We had a wide variety of appetizers - all good. It is a breathtaking venue providing the weather is clear. The bartender nailed my manhattens - just the right of vermouth and cherry juice. The filet was nicely prepared. The valets were very prompt and efficient. My only... 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: Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?