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The Water Club

The East River, New York, NY, 10016
nr. 30th St.
212-683-3333

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 9
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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Hang on to your breadstick

By LadyMBL on 6/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is fine and the view is FANTASTIC. I found the service to be overly solicitous. There were many servers and an attentive maitre'd - but it got to the point where I had to hold my fork in my hand to ensure that I would not be asked "if I were finished". I would return because the view is a knockout but this time I may bring a sign saying, "don't call me, I'll call you".

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29 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

Best Birthday Experience Ever!

By jordanmom on 8/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My mom, daughter, sister and I were going to be traveling to New York City at the end of August. We planned our trip for 4 months. Our mom was going to be celebrating her birthday (August 29th) while we were there. Sadly, our mom is battling cancer right now. We wanted to make this the birthday to end all birthdays and The Water Club helped us do just that. The staff, ambiance and food were excellent. From the appetizers (lobster bisque, calamari, french onion soup) to our entrees (veal T-bone steak and surf and turf), right down to our desserts (cheese cake, key lime pie and banana/strawberry flambe) were delicious. The cheesecake was supposed to come with an apricot sauce. My sister really wanted the cheesecake, but does not like apricot. We asked if she could have it served another way. The chef created a whole customized dessert for her with raspberry puree and pistachio gelato. She thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the extra effort taken. The presentation was exquisite. We were treated like royalty throughout the whole evening. Had a wonderful table by the window with a spectacular view. We cannot thank the whole staff enough for making this a birthday we will never forget. We have many Canadian friends who frequent NYC and we will be sure to recommend this wonderful restaurant to all!!! Thank you, thank you again!

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51 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Tavern on the Water

By dredge on 1/28/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Bad food, bad service. The food took an hour to arrive, and was by far the blandest piece of meat I've ever had. How do you ruin a filet mignon? The view is nice, as is the decor, so have a drink at the bar and go to The Palm.

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64 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

big disappointment

By Metkin on 7/16/2007

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Yikes I have had better steak at Outback. The presentation was like at a diner-only worst. The salad was dripping in dressing,with canned tomato. There are a hugh number of wait staff but all they did was to stand around and do nothing. The chairs were small bamboo and incrediably uncomfortable. If you weigh over 100 you won't fit !!! My final recommendation - DON"T GO.

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279 out of 517 people found this review helpful.

Great Time

By CVandling on 6/21/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

All I can say about this place is WOW what a great restaurant. The food was delightful. The service was good. I highly recommend this restaurant. The only thing I had a problem with is I had requested a window table for the romance of the evening due in part that it was my wedding anniversary. To my dismay we had to sit in a booth but I think that one negative out of many positives is just fine I guess that is the way they will bring us back. Also for all of you out of towner’s directions to this restaurant are kind of bad make sure you call a head and get them from the restaurant it can get a little tricky but over all I give the water club an over all score of 9.5

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341 out of 705 people found this review helpful.

Bring Your Wife,Or Loved One..Have an Affair,Dont Get Caught,However!!

By adsong on 6/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is beautiful.I am on a barge on the East River.A beautiful Barge.In the private party rooms,many affairs going on.A wedding, A Bar-Mitzvah,an engagement, a birthday.Perhaps an amicable divorce?.. Perhaps not. The restaurant is Very romantic.The food very good. Getting there,not easy(Not by subway, anyway although Valet parking is available,or via taxi.)American cuisine with music nightly.A hidden gem.

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389 out of 796 people found this review helpful.

Best Brunch

By CityPixie on 3/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Best brunch with your spouse and kids, your mom for Mother's Day, out-of-town visitors. The Sunday brunch here is an incredible value, with a never ending raw bar, omlette station, fruit and cheese spread, bagels with all the fixin's and all the desserts you could possibly dream of eating. The service is impeccable! The setting is spectacular on the East River ... if you arrive by cab, foot or private yacht, you're always going to get the royal treatment and the feast of kings at The Water Club.

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301 out of 660 people found this review helpful.

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