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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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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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  • 31
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great views but bland food

It's incredibly romantic with breathtaking views of the city, but a pretty big let down on the food. I ordered the lobster risotto and it had a fishy and really unpleasant after taste. The dessert I ordered was a chocolate cake and it was cold and not so appetizing I asked if they would kindly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Cindy K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's incredibly romantic with breathtaking views of the city, but a pretty big let down on the food. I ordered the lobster risotto and it had a fishy and really unpleasant after taste. The dessert I ordered was a chocolate cake and it was cold and not so appetizing I asked if they would kindly write happy anniversary with icing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

With the groupon deal, we ordered two first courses, Maryland crab cake and tuna tartare. Both dished were good, but I liked the crab cake more. We ordered four entrees, cowboy rib eye, Colorado lamb rack, Chilean sea bass, and line caught swordfish. We all agreed that the lamb rack was the best. The service and place were nice, and... More 

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Yonkers, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I dont usually review restaurants, but this one was a must. I honestly would have given it 1 star if we actually paid full price for dinner, but we used a groupon. I'm not even sure where to start...the place was dingy..our table was indoors and shook..the waiter clearly saw we nearly spilled our wine a few times and did... More 

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 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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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
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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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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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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, Romantic, 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?