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“By the Water's Edge” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Water's Edge Resto Bar Grill

Water's Edge Resto Bar Grill
Ranked #69 of 241 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlottetown, PEI
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440 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“By the Water's Edge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Delta has revamped their dining room by replacing the old Selkirk with By the Water's Edge. Great menu, be sure to try the oysters and the bannock bread but the atmosphere is very lacking. Your best option is to sit in the bar area, the "dining room" option is cafeteria style and dark. Unusual menu, ostrich, bison, etc and most/some local. Service is well informed and friendly. They have some specials but very limited ie. their Girls Night ($5 wine) is for one low end wine offering.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HappyCanadian13
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Breakfast rocks...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

A week at the Delta and three breakfasts here - THE WATER'S EDGE, not the SELKIRK. Good service, prompt friendly - and a good selection of hot and cold for brekkie.

I always went for the buffet for the eggs benny and potatoes.

Coffee was a STARBUCKS blend I think - earthy, hot. That'll wake you up!

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Had late supper and drinks at the WATER'S EDGE bar. Superb Fish & Chips and finished a bottle of Talisker with friends.

Nice reno which will be amazing once fully complete.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JayCl
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Now called Water's Edge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This restaurant is in the Delta Prince Edward hotel and is recently renovated -- expanded too, I think. I was at the hotel for a week and had several meals in this restaurant. For breakfast, my favorite was eggs in a nest, with potato pancakes and smoked salmon slices. Yum! Vegetable frittatas were tasty, too. At lunch and dinner, seafood chowder was super, fish and chips were very tasty. Service was always very friendly and welcoming.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Regina H
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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New Year's Eve 2012”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Well lets start of by saying very disappointing. Dinner was cold, depressing atmosphere.The menu was lacking creativity for a New Year's Eve dinner.The service was so slow even with only five tables to serve with 2-3 waiters/ waitresses.To end the meal with the worst chocolate brownie dessert.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ghurry
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
“Delightful surprise in a kitschy hotel lobby and on an island short of sophisticated cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We arrived at dinner at the Selkerk restaurant on August 20, 2012 in the generically grand lobby of the Delta Hotel with singularly low expectations. The place was huge and nearly empty and without a single window to the beautiful historic neighborhood and waterfront surrounding it; we’d had serious doubts when the owner of the B&B we were staying at recommended it to us. Boy were we wrong.

We had come to PEI on a pilgrimage of sorts for great seafood, and we have eaten at great fish restaurants in New York and San Francisco. But this place stood out for its inventive cuisine on an island that has great fish but seemingly few sophisticated restaurants.

The chef, Olivia, prepared a six-course tasting menu for about $50 a person before tax and drinks, with full license to cook whatever she felt like preparing, but with a focus on seafood. Highlights included a wonderful seafood chowder of bay scallops, salmon and a white fish, topped with a froth of foam and accompanied by a sweet grilled butterflied prawn; a salad of very thinly sliced, impossibly tender duck breast, roasted hazlenuts, arugula, a cube of cranberry gelee and a hint of plum sauce dressing; and a seared sea scallop halved and stuffed with a slice of grilled pineapple. The dishes were creative but let the high quality of the ingredients shine through, and portions were surprisingly generous for a tasting menu. With the exception of a lobster fish cake, the dishes were not oversalted, which we have found to be a common problem with high-end restaurant cuisine.

Our only serious critique for the chef centered on the entrée: slices of roasted pork tenderloin topped with a cherry tomato relish and served over thinly sliced local potatoes and carmelized onions. The potatoes were remarkable, but the pork was overcooked and sliced too thickly. We also found the desserts to be completely incongruous with the rest of the meal. They were overpoweringly sweet, sat heavy in the stomach, and were excessive in every way.

We ended at the restaurant on a chance recommendation from the owner of the Colonial Charm Inn we were staying at. But with so few customers and a setting like this, we can’t imagine such a talented chef will stick around for much longer. If you’re in Charlottetown, get over there while you still can.

[Also posted on Yelp]

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris S
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