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“If you feel Depress dine at this Resturant”
Review of The Water Club

The Water Club
Ranked #1,994 of 16,843 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $60 - $200
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Kips Bay
Cross street: a 23rd Street and FDR Drive, just north of Waterside Plaza and south of 3
Transit: 6 Train to 33rd Street. Walk across 34th Street to the East River (15-20 minutes) Walk South along the river to about 30th St. Pass the heliport and past the parking lot. Or take the M34 crosstown bus to the last stop at the east river. Walk South along the river to the restaurant.
Description: The Water Club offers classic American cuisine of the highest caliber, specializing in seafood, and breathtaking views of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Queensboro Bridge. In the summer, join us at our rooftop bar, The Crow's Nest.
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for boaring & depressing food go to this place. I am a New Yorker and lived in the area for years always pass by. They got hit hard by Hurricane Sandy was closed for awhile. When they reopend we wanted to try it should have stayed close after Sandy or pass it on to someone that could do a better job with this restaurant. Well let me tell you this place is crap!!! when you are ready to die or cry or just feeling like giving up on life. This is the place to go. The waiters all need a freaking laxative to have them moving faster. This place has no life, The service is Slow as hell. The inside is as boring as the food and the service. I know most of the people that dine at this Resturant look like they are about to croak or from some part of Asia. We sat at the table for at least 20 mins before getting a menu we had to ask a busboy for water, the freaking waiter looked like he was afriead to talk to us. PS. This is New York the most cosmopolitan city their is. Did not say welcome or asked if we dined at the Resturant before. Started telling us about specials. The food had no taste boaring like the the ambience inside. Thank God for the view of the Hudson and the boat's passing by to take my mind off the crapy food . Could not waite to get my check and get out of the walking dead Resturant. We Went straight after for drinks at their competition Riverpark down the block. If you can walk on your own the bathroom are Upstairs if you have a walker you can use the one on the ground floor. I came out smelling like freaking bengay because the place smelled like that.
This place is recommended for people 60 and older or people visiting NYC.

True New Yorkers don't waste your time

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Beverly L
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

This year I was fortunate to spend some time at the Water Club. The barmaid was very helpful and was willing to enter into conversation, I can't remember her name but I do remember that she comes from Poland.
Dan Sweeny, the maître d', was brilliant. He found us a window table with an amazing view.
The food was excellent.
We visited during restaurant week and thought the price was very reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Nick G
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Though not by the sea, the Water Club does offer great water views up and down the a East River. Both outside on the open air deck, as well as within the plush interior, it is relaxing to watch the marine traffic (ferries, tugs, pleasure craft) on the water. But it's more than the view. Everyone was very pleased with dinner. The oysters were sweet and salty and entres (especially the Bronzino ) were prepared and presented to perfection. Servicevthroughout was first rate.This was a first visit (following a matinee) and worked out perfectly in synch with the nearby Sea Streak ferry. Would definitely do this again.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank johnpmr
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with a incredible view to the river. The food is delicious, I recomend the lobster raviolis.

I went there with my family and it was great, but it seemed to me the perfect place for couples. It is incredibly romantic, the second floor is beautiful.

However, it is very "gourmet". If you like to eat a lot, these plates may not be right for you.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank AstridHerediaG
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

A great, old fashioned style restaurant serving great food and with good service. The views are outstanding and we were given a table facing the window so we didn't have to keep turning our heads to look outside. It's right down at the east river heliport so you get to see all kinds of activity along that section of the river. I had the lobster ravioli and would highly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Joe1878
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