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The Waters Edge Lighthouse


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Hot Seafood Antipasto
Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, button mushrooms, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts in a sherry marinara topped with melted mozzarella and a fried eggplant garnish
Dozen Steamed Clams
Served with drawn butter and lemon
Bruschetta Pomodoro
Tomatoes, red onion, garlic and basil served on toasted bread, finished with Pecorino Romano cheese and balsamic reduction
Ahi Tuna
Wasabi coated grilled tuna served over a wakame and soba noodle salad, drizzled with hoisin sauce
Boneless / Bone-in Wings
Crispy chicken wings with your choice of sauce: hot, medium, mild, sesame ginger, BBQ, Thai chili, garlic parmesan or peanut thai. Seitan wings also available: Vegan - (vegan cheese available)
Grilled Portabella Mushroom
Seasoned spinach, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers on a grilled portabella mushroom over an arugula salad, topped with provolone cheese and a balsamic reduction
Chicken Satay
Two grilled chicken skewers over Asian slaw and topped with crispy onions served with sesame ginger and Thai peanut dipping sauces
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Fresh mozzarella stuffed inside a blend of ground beef and ground sausage meatballs. With homemade marinara, Pecorino Romano cheese and balsamic reduction
Eggplant Stacker
Chilled Fried Eggplant, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil on a bed of arugula with roasted red peppers. Finished with roasted garlic oil, balsamic reduction and romano cheese
Lighthouse Crab Cakes
Fresh crab cakes served over mango slaw topped with a lemon-vanilla bean aioli
Cup $4.0
Bowl $6.0
Soup du Jour
Crock $6.0
French Onion
Add: Chicken $4, Salmon $6, Shrimp $6, Fried Calamari $6, Steak $7, Ahi Tuna $6, Tofu $6, Seitan $5
Small $4.0
Large $6.0
Garden / Caesar
Ahi Tuna and Strawberry Salad
Mixed greens and arugula, topped with wasabi coated grilled Ahi Tuna, sliced fresh strawberries, toasted almonds, and feta cheese, served with a homemade lemon poppy seed dressing
Italian marinated olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts and mushrooms with fresh mozzarella, aged provolone, salami, cappicola, soppressata and prosciutto. Drizzled with a balsamic reduction, on leaf lettuce and topped with crispy onions and greens
Spinach Salad
Baby spinach, mushrooms, red onion, chopped bacon, and egg with a warm bacon vinaigrette
Pear & Candied Walnut Salad
Mixed greens topped with poached pears, candied walnuts, craisins, goat cheese and served with champagne vinaigrette
Thai Salad
Crisp shredded cabbage, arugula, fresh avocado, mango, julienne carrots and peanuts, tossed in a sesame ginger dressing
Lighthouse Salad
Mixed greens topped with walnuts, feta cheese, mandarin oranges and craisins, served with homemade champagne vinaigrette
Plate Share $3
Tuscan Shrimp & Asparagus
Shrimp, asparagus, cherry tomato, and white beans in a white wine lemon butter sauce over linguine
Peppardelle Bolognese
Ground beef, sausage and veal in a homemade tomato cream sauce with a hint of fresh ground nutmeg
Potato Encrusted Cod
Fresh baked potato encrusted cod served with broccoli and cheddar rice pilaf
Seafood Risotto
Shrimp, scallops and lobster tossed in a creamy corn risotto
Fish N' Chips
Hand breaded haddock, served with French fries and coleslaw, with a choice of tartar or cocktail sauce
Eggplant Parm
Traditional breaded eggplant layered with homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served with cappellini pasta
Chicken Parm
Hand breaded chicken, topped with homemade marinara and fresh mozzarella cheese, served with pasta
All sandwiches served with deli salad and a pickle. Add: French Fries $3, Sweet Fries $4, Eggplant Fries $4, Onion Rings $4
Black Angus Burger
Half pound Certified Angus Beef®, served with lettuce, tomato, and onion, topped with crispy fried onions on a grilled brioche bun
Grilled Swordfish Sandwich
6 oz grilled swordfish topped with a cilantro lime aioli and fresh arugula on a toasted brioche bun, served with a side of mango slaw
Beyond Burger
Made with 100% plant based ingredients to create a heart healthy and protein packed burger substitute that looks, cooks and tastes just like the real thing. Prepared on a toasted bun with arugula, sliced tomato, red onion and served with sweet potato fries
Salmon Po' Boy
Grilled Scottish salmon topped with a cilantro, lime and tomato, scallion coleslaw on a toasted roll with cajun tartar spread
Chicken Caprese
Italian marinated grilled chicken topped with fresh melted mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, sliced tomato, and arugula, drizzled with a balsamic reduction, on a toasted garlic focaccia roll
Reuben Sandwich
Thinly sliced Certified Angus Beef® corned beef or turkey, served on grilled rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and our homemade Russian dressing
French Dip
Thinly shaved Certified Angus Beef® Prime Rib served on a toasted hoagie roll, topped with melted Swiss cheese, served with au jus
California Veggie Wrap
A blend of peppers, beans, onions, edamame, spinach, corn and zucchini, with sliced tomato, sweet pickled cucumbers, hummus spread in a wrap. Served with an antipasto vegetable salad
Lighthouse Club or Wrap
Served on toasted white, wheat, rye or in a 12" wrap. Your choice of meat with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and mayonnaise
The Little Richard
Roasted turkey, smoked gouda, leaf lettuce, sliced tomato, and red onion. Served on a basil focaccia roll with a sun-dried tomato aioli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food is not good (tasted like previously frozen food) abd is very expensive. After spending $250 for a family of 4, the owner had the nerve to come over and ask if we were done eating because people were waiting for a table. I’ll...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bren861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant was five stars all around, from service, atmosphere, quality of our meals and drinks to the reasonable cost. Quaint and cozy all around. Recently we made our second much-anticipated visit, which was nearly five stars again. My husband’s dish...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank foodieinthe518
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We apologize if the Chicken Parm seemed underwhelming this time around, we always aim for the best in quality and service. We hope you'll be back soon for another try.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE best restaurant in all of the Capital District. Every dish was perfect. Such a variety and each one was delicious! Our server, Stephanie, was pleasant and most knowledgeable about the dishes and preparation of each. We were never rushed or neglected. Absolute professionalism. Will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gilded-Flamingo
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very well run restaurant. nice menu and very good service, especially at the large bar. food is excellent. I have dined there over 50 times and have had some excellent meals. in the summer it is very busy a sit is located on the Mohawk...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tomthebombb
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your business! 50+ times, wow! We hope you'll be back another 50+ times, cheers!

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Lighthouse-my significant other and I, as our children gave us a gift certificate. We sat in the back, next to the fireplace where the bar is located. It was quiet there, as the main restaurant appeared louder, as the sound seemed to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kellyv178
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed. Please come back soon!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

I have heard some great things about this place from friends and was finally able to try it. It is such a pretty location along the river both outside and inside. The menu has a nice variety of both pricier dinners and less expensive offerings....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lisa W
Watersedge L, Public Relations Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for dining with us Lisa, we're glad you enjoyed your meal and we can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

I am always more than satisfied with the dining experience at the Water's Edge Lighthouse. Each year on my birthday I organize friends to lunch with me on the patio overlooking the river. It is my summer "at peace" place. Recently I had dinner there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank satisfiedasusual
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

We love this review! We're so glad to be your summer "at peace" place! We can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed October 12, 2018

I visited this restaurant for the first time last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent along with the service. The only reason for a 4 star rating is due to the amount of time it took for our food to come out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank freda4950
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for coming in! We're glad you enjoyed the food and apologize if you experienced an extended wait time. We will look into this and expect speedy service when you return!

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

After a beautiful late day cruise on the Mohawk, the incredible smell of grilled burgers lured us to have dinner at The Watersedge. And boy were we happy it did! It was the last evening for outdoor dining so we got to enjoy the patio...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kelley B
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for the kind review Kelley! We're glad you enjoyed the patio and the burger, we hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed September 25, 2018

My husband and I were visiting the area and did a quick local search for seafood restaurants. This place popped up and was nearby so we went. Its a lovely view, right on the river and the interior and exterior were so nice. There was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank U1802ZTamandaj
Watersedge L, General Manager at The Waters Edge Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Thank you for coming in! We're glad to hear you found us for such a special occasion. We hope if you are ever back in town you stop in again! We are always working to improve and will take into consideration the suggestions you made...More

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Questions & Answers
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October 6, 2017|
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Response from Watersedge L | Property representative |
Hey there! Happy Hour drinks, specials, and times vary based upon the time of year. Call us ahead of time! 518-370-5300
Lynn C
April 22, 2017|
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Response from Watersedge L | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry for just seeing this question! For all wondering we DO have a children's menu. Trip Advisor does not allow us to put URL links in these responses. But, if you go to our websites and go to "Menus" we have a... More
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