Water’s Edge Restaurant Review
Are you looking for a special place to take your love one for a special occasion? Or, are you just looking for a fun place to enjoy a really good meal? You say, Yes? I think I can help you with your quest for that “special” place. Have you heard of Water’s Edge Restaurant? No. Why? Well, its okay because I didn’t know it existed until recently and I am now a change person. Water Edge Restaurant, is a hiding gem(well at least to me) but its been around since 1981 though it has recently undergone some major changes. From the outside the restaurant looks like a charming lighthouse/boathouse on the edge of the ocean and sort of reminds me of a restaurant on the boardwalk of Vina Del Mar in Chile. It features amazing views of the Queensborough Bridge, New York City skyline, and Roosevelt Island. The first thing one sees upon entering the is bar, then there’s the dining room with its stark white-linen covered tables, very classic aesthetic, then there’s their well stocked wine cellar that’s along the walls and there’s a fireplace. Cool, right? And, I am not done. Because there’s food which is absolutely delicious.
The restaurant’s distinct American Cuisine is the careful planning and vision of Executive Chef Rory O’Farrell with his original creations and interesting twist of traditional fare such as the fried Calamari with a sea-weed salad.
I must say the creation is simply DELICIOUS and very different. More importantly, though Chef Rory uses the season’s best ingredients and it shows rather tastes likes it. For instance, I had seared tuna dish with mushroom and Jasmine Rice, the tuna was fresh perfectly cooked to my liking (medium rare) superb.
While, my dinner companion had the Turkey Sandwich.
The ambiance of the restaurant lends it self to that perfect romantic date if you are so inclined. And, the experience begins before you take your first bite or enter the restaurant because there’s the 30 minute across the east rivers on the restaurant private ferry that departs from the Manhattan’s East 23rd Street Pier/Skyport Marina that takes you to the Restaurant. The ferry departs every hour on the hour from 6PM to 10PM on Wednesday’s through Saturday’s. And, it returns every half and hour beginning at 6:30Pm to 10:30PM.
Once there you can take advantage of the amazing views, great food and fun ambiance. If you aren’t sure what suites your fancy, there’s the “Chef’s Seven Course Tasting Menu” that will set you back $70 per person but you will have the opportunity to sample the specialty dishes such as the Asian Influenced Pan Seared Tuna (which is what I had) or the Miso Crusted Rack of Lamb and of course there’s the dessert. The restaurant also holds private events such and you can get the both of worlds.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: Lunch 12:00-3:00pm Monday – Saturday Dinner: 5:30-11:00pm Please call for current Ferry Schedule. As of July 2009 Ferry Service is Wednesday through Saturday Starting at 6:00pm Closed Sundays
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