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Recs for good waterfront dining in Manhattan or Brooklyn

bnemes3343 Sep 3, 2008 08:46 AM

Looking for a nice place with good/great food on the water in either Manhattan or Brooklyn. Most any cuisine would work, but seafood would be nice.

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    MellieMac Sep 3, 2008 09:06 AM

    The Water Club. Upstairs outside for casual or inside downstairs for more formal. Great raw bar. And a fantastic Sunday brunch buffet.

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    1. re: MellieMac
      Spends Rent on Food Sep 3, 2008 01:06 PM

      That was going to be my recommendation as well.

    2. kcijones001 Sep 3, 2008 12:54 PM

      I know this may not be when you want to be, but the chart house in weekhawken is incredible...the food is fantastic and the view is BEAUTIFUL!

      1. misnatalie Sep 3, 2008 04:05 PM

        The River Cafe too

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        1. re: misnatalie
          bnemes3343 Sep 4, 2008 05:57 AM

          We have a reservation at the Water Club for Saturday and will post a review. Couldn't find out too much about the River Cafe, but the Chart House looks fantastic and has a great menu. We're in Hoboken, so Weehaken isn't a bad trip - we'll try that another time. Thanks for the recs.

          1. re: bnemes3343
            bobjbkln Sep 4, 2008 09:13 AM

            The River cafe is owned by the same person as the Water Club. Website: www.rivercafe.com . Check the outer boroughs board for hounds' opinions.

            1. re: bnemes3343
              kcijones001 Sep 4, 2008 10:47 AM

              You can literally walk to the chart house from hoboken (in the ruth chris complex)..request a window seat...

              1. re: kcijones001
                bnemes3343 Sep 7, 2008 05:11 AM

                With the rains last night, we decided to go to Chart House rather then schlep around New York. What a great move that was. The views probably would have been spectacular without the bad weather, but no matter, the fabulous food and service made up for it. Fantastic! The crazy halibut was outstanding. Oysters, spinach salad, stuffed shrimp and lava chocolate cake were also great. Service was spot on. Thanks for the rec!

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