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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
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Unquestionably the best view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
DaveS1208
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Mohawk, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Mohawk, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Bayside, New York
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151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had the 12oz filet mignon and my wife had the "Brazilian Lobster Tail" both cooked to perfection. A real nice romantic evening with that special person in your life.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I went here on my birthday and even though lunch was not being servrd anymore they were more than accomodating. Our server was Kristina and she could not have been more pleasant and sweet. The food was exceptional. The Brazilian lobster and shrimp was amazing and the half chicken melted in your mouth. The mashed potatoes were the best I... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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304 reviews 304 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?