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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
View was very good, food was good....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
TomGfx35
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Long Island, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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English first
NY
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140 reviews 140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Even jaded New Yorkers have to be impressed if you score a table by the window but its not enough. Nothing runs smoothly. Surely the kitchen is largely responsible for having to wait 35 minutes to be seated with a 8:30 reservation. But the problems extend further. There was no acknowledgement of my birthday, multiple requestsfor butter and high prices... More 

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mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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312 reviews 312 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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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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, 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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