Water and Wine

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1866 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Charming ambience and stunning outdoor views provide the setting to experience our steaks and seafood with Mediterranean flair. We invite you to enjoy our celebrated new American cuisine in this comfortable and elegant atmosphere.

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KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and menu options. Good service and a decent selection of wine choices.

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time. Quality food an drinks. Excellent atmosphere.

AF
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Central NJ. They never disappoint and the staff is exceptional.

If you never tired Water and Wine, well now it's a MUST TRY!!!!!

SP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a wonderful night out.

B
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We loved the NY strip steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable

F
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was impeccable. The cocktails were expensive but delicious. The food was only good for the prices. The venue/ambiance is outdated.

LI
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing as usual! The ahi tuna and shrimp appetizers were delicious as were the short rib and veal entrees!

JE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxing dinner overlooking the lake, with very attentive service. The bread basket had a nice variety to start us off. We then shared a very fresh burrata and tomato salad. Our mains included a delicious veal milanese which was served bone-in and a chicken breast with a tasty sauce. The portions were large and we couldn't finish, so we took our leftovers home for lunch. We finished with a glass of port. Great date night!

E
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister retired this week after 38 years of service to the Veterans Medical Center as a Social Worker. Of course, we decided to celebrate at Water & Wine. Food and service were outstanding, of course! The lovely Georgia was our server and did a great job meeting our needs for the evening. Our special thanks to Georgia and of course James for making it a perfect celebration!

DD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to this place since it was Werner's Lake Edge. It has continued to improve consistently over the years and it is now at its pinnacle. What a pleasure to dine here.

JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & dinner for my husband & I! We truly enjoyed it & will definitely be back❤️

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice sat right by the window. Good food. Would have been nice to have the singing done for the bday, but other than that everything was good.

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second dining experience here for a date night. Service was phenomenal and food was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Maybe we caught it on a bad night but it Just was not what we expected for our special occasion for a restaurant with the prices and reputation that water and wine has. They did have Blowfish tail for an app which was outstanding but that was really it. Everything else was good to just ok. Waiter got lost a lot. Sorry but we Just expected more.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very pleasant dining experience as always!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully prepared, first rate service, and beautiful views, all at reasonable prices. We love it there!

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at this restaurant is second to none. I have brought colleagues from out of the country to this restaurant and have never been disappointed. The staff is attentive and the menu offers an assortment of meals that is pleasing to all palettes, whether you prefer fish, meat, or a vegetarian entrée.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife Birthday

R
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First this was the first time here. Our server Raymond was just outstanding. He made the dining experience at Water and Wine outstanding. Our appetizers were the oysters and the ahi tuna. The oysters were fresh and extremely tasty. I had the steak and was a little disappointed. It was a little under cooked but the outside which was cured was extremely tasty. The selection of wines and cocktails were also quite good. We will return for another evening.

L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Water & Wine has been one of my favorites in the Watchung area for many years. It’s always been top notch!

M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here before and they never disappoint. It was by birthday, another 39th, and I thoroughly enjoyed my manhattans (those black cherries are the best), appetizer, dinner and my dessert with a candle. My favorite guy by my side, a great night. Thanks for making it special.

GB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the ambiance to the food to the service was amazing. Very romantic.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World-Class dining in Watchung NJ. This restuart has been in Watchung for many years, I consider it a historic landmark and the food & wine have never been better. The wine is all top-notch nothing like store-bought. Relax and stay a while you won't be let down.

GV
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been fortunate enough to have water and wine be a part of my life for over a 2 decades. I cannot stress enough how it has imparterd upon me the qualities I should expect from any restaurant of fine dining.

PS
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Anniversary dinner with my wife. Our waiter was exceptional with recommendations and his service was over the top. Our food was great and I would highly recommend the restaurant.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food was great and service excellent. Food actually came out a bit too fast, wanted to eat a slow meal. Don't like how it is Valet parking only however

OT
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister restaurant to La Griglia in Kenilworth, prettier setting but same menu. Consistently excellent food and professional service. Nice selection of wines by the glass

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress Georgia was very nice and provided great service. The atmosphere is well worth it. Also I was surprised that the food is great nice and fresh. No complaints. I would go back again

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, however a bit pricey. Great place for special occasions!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation at a fancy restaurant last Friday but said why when we have water and Wine. Everything in consistently excellent here

W
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant and we always look forward to dining here when we can. It was my wife’s birthday, but we enjoy eating here for any occasion.
Food is always excellent as is the service and ambiance. Plus it is very convenient for us as we live right up the street from it.
Beautiful setting on Watchung Lake and a REAL GEM!

c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose this restaurant for our Friday night date. This is one of our favorite places. The service was impecable. The food is always wonderful. We can’t wait to go back.

E
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended this restaurant to many people because it is really perfect. I don't know how many times we have eaten here over the years. I know I have celebrated my birthday here for many years, and I have never been disappointed. We eat out every week and have become very fussy with the quality of food and service. This place never disappoints!! This evening we had Carmen meeting our needs but we have enjoyed the service of many fine servers over the years and never have we been disappointed. James is wonderful and is always attentive to all of our needs(love him). I can say we have NEVER had a problem or complaint during the years we have visited here, and that is a tribute to the restaurant's quality of food and service!

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great in every way. Food excellent. Service excellent. Our favorite place to go. Like a good New York City restaurant, however they do allow you to enjoy your time at Water and Wine and never rush you out.

a
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Water and Wine is my favorite place to dine for lunch and dinner! And yet, for a special occasion, like my friend's birthday, it is even more special....the food, the wine, Rita and James! Who could ask for anything more!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Nice ambiance.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal as always, my wife had the Halibut special cooked to perfection and I had a fantastic Filet Mignon medium rare. All meals were prepared perfectly and let's not forget the Fresh NJ Tomato salad!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Water and Wine early (4:30pm) Sunday afternoon. The staff and restaurant was responsive and fully ready to provide the outstanding service as if we were there at prime time. Our server Adam was knowledgeable and friendly which made the experience even better. Food was prepared perfectly and sauces were spot on. Cocktails were prepared and presented properly even down to the Luxardo cherries in my Manhattan. Good job as always.

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