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Waterside Restaurant,
A North Bergen, NJ Restaurant Review

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant & Catering
7800 River Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 3 Stars

Decor: 3 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Scenic waterfront views of the NYC Manhattan Skyline

Serves well prepared food using fresh ingredients.

Quiet conversation is difficult with loud DJ music

Value: Very good

Noise Level: High

Dress: Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well prepared food with trendy modern ambiance and scenic waterfront views.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more casual dining on a limited budget

Recommended dishes: When available; Whole Grilled Fish; Baked tagliolini with house-made egg noodles; and the Dry Aged Cowboy Steak.

Liquor: Good selection of wines and specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

The Waterside restaurant is a destination restaurant for special occasions and for aged 35+ late night diners who enjoy staying on for drinks and dancing.

The restaurant also is popular with trendy singles enjoying the music and the vibrant bar scene at the center of the room. Once the dinner rush has subsided, the venue transforms into "dance club" vibe with flashing lights, a small dance floor, and a DJ.

It's featured attraction is it's location on the Hudson River where the floor-to-ceiling windows look out directly across the river at the Manhattan upper west side and midtown skyline.

The decor and ambiance is "Modern South Beach/Miami" with an indoor water fall, polished wood, white fabric and subtle blue lighting.

Not to be outdone by the ambiance, the kitchen is well attended by Owner and Executive Chef Gus Shizas, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

The seasonal menu includes small and big plate entrées with an extensive raw seafood bar, as well as traditional pasta, meat, and fish entrées.

During the warmer months, they offer outdoor seating overlooking the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. The "inside" bar, turns into an "outside" bar when they open up the water front side of the building.

They are open for Breakfast/Brunch and Dinner on: Monday - Saturday:    11:30 am - 2:00 am and Sunday:12:00 pm  -  12:00 am. and encourage family dining with a child's menu

The Waterside Restaurant is open on Thanksgiving and is one of the few non-Asian restaurants in northern NJ open on Christmas.

They also accommodate private functions from 50 to 210 guests with two rooms that overlook the New York Skyline for a variety of events such as weddings, showers, holiday parties, sweet-sixteens, bar and bat mitzvahs.

(updated: October, 2018)

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