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The Water Club

$$$$American, , Seafood
The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
+1 212-683-3333
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food & service was phenomenal. Great view especially at night. Loved, loved, loved! The drinks were great! If I ever go back to New York I will for sure visit this place! Very romantic place to go as a couple

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'd give it 4 1/2 stars if I could. Great romantic place with plenty of ambiance. Great view of the east river and across to LIC. Piano player doing great American songbook. Expensive, so go for a special occasion. Service was excellent. Wines at a...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It's overrated. The food is ok. The service is terrible. Some of those would even show the face with attitude. I think I only pay for the views. Besides, it's not worth at all. No more next time.

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We visited The Water Club with our cousins and had a splendid time. The restaurant is centrally located on Manhattan's east side, and the valet parking was helpful. We were promptly seated, and the view of the river was delightful. The service was superb as...More

Thank theredtomato
Reviewed 13 August 2017

A party of 10 enjoyed dining at this wonderful restaurant. We all enjoyed the formal setting and food. Service was good. Considering the setting is one of the nicest in nyc, to include watching boats, helicopters/planes taking off/landing with free valet parking the price of...More

Thank bigsteven1
Reviewed 12 August 2017

One word describes it, "Exceptional", from the food, service and view of Midtown Manhattan. Had the grilled hangar steak and my wife had the carmelized sea scallops. The summer salad and mushroom polenta appetizers were awesome. Nice table overlooking the East River and great service...More

Thank Mike4TraveI
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had a great time here for the closing dinner of a conference. We arrived in glorious evening sunshine on a bright spring day and had lovely views of the river and the buildings on the opposite bank with the evening light on them. There...More

1  Thank Legal_itinerant
Reviewed 31 July 2017

To be very clear, my husband and I visited for restaurant week Sunday brunch with a fixed price of $29 for a 3 course meal. I have not visited the restaurant to experience the regular full menu. The hosts were gracious and we got a...More

Thank ajefferson2015
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Despite being an island, New York has surprisingly few quality restaurants with clean riverfront views. The queen of them all is the Water Club. It is a destination for many needs - casual outdoor bar, lovely interior bar and the main restaurant is as good...More

Thank 212nyjack
Reviewed 6 July 2017

went for drinks at the water club sat outside , overall it was very nice service was ok , asked for olive oil for my salad and was advised they didn't have so I asked another waitress and she got it for me overall

Thank Albert S
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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16 November 2016|
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely people wearing jeans when we were there. It's trying to be posher than it actually is!
13 June 2016|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
$100 -$150 per person
11 December 2015|
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Response from turneretti | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'yes, it's beautiful, and the food is good, very good'.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$200
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The East River and FDR, The East River, New York City, NY 10016
    (a 23rd Street and FDR Drive, just north of Waterside Plaza and south of 3)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-683-3333
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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.
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