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“Will not disappoint”
Review of On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront
Ranked #3 of 148 Restaurants in New London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed June 13, 2013

On a trip to the New London area, we wanted an unpretentious place for an evening, seafood meal. On the Waterfront is exactly that and is also a professionally run restaurant. The view, over a marina, was great because the windows were spotless, as the rest of the restaurant appeared to be. The food was simple, fresh and good. Service which was delivered by a wait staff team was pleasant and efficient. For the value we believe it was reasonably priced. The only negative is the parking, which is on the street, so you may have a modest walk to the restaurant.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

CT natives visiting family & friends...decided to try something new. Thanks to trip advisor we found this location. Nestled in amongst a marina & Electric Boat along the Thames River, we found this diamond in the rough. Two ordered the halibut special, one ordered the zuppa from the menu & I ordered the Bourbon Tuna from the specials menu. All were cooked to perfection & I particularly enjoyed the wasabi mashed potatoes with the tuna! Great blend of flavors used in all the meals. We also enjoyed the spicy garlic butter served with the bread. Pleasant & attentive staff. Definitely a repeat visit next time we are in the area!

1  Thank SJBBeachme
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Waterfront has great seafood and Italian food. Excellent wine paired well with the food. The scallop appetizer was just yummy. All this and a view of the marina too. Our family had a great meal celebrating our son's graduation.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

There were five of us sitting by a window overlooking the water....so relaxing. We enjoyed our meals (we all ended up ordering different seafood dishes!) along with two bottles of their house wine (free with a promotion they offered during the winter.) Although the restaurant was busy, we were still able to speak with each other as there was plenty of space between tables.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Driving through New London decided to stop for lunch and happened upon this restaurant via our GPS. I'm a bit of a seafood snob and therefore not always easy to please but On the Waterfront had one of the best lobster bisques I have ever tasted. I wanted to try their fried clams but I was told they are only on the menu if the chef has access to fresh whole clams which he did not. Had the calamari appetizer instead and it was also terrific - very tender rings coated in marinara, and small chopped sausage, peppers and onions. Never had it this way before and loved it. The portion was so large I brought half home, especially after a bite of my husbands delicious English style fish and chips, also a huge portion. Would love to return for dinner and another look at the lovely view.

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