In a neighborhood with dozens of notable dining venues, there is still one place that stands – or floats – apart from all the others.
Water’s Edge restaurant in Long Island City is located on a barge on the East River, overlooking Roosevelt Island and a spectacular swath of the midtown Manhattan skyline.
When it first opened in the mid-1980s, Water’s Edge caused an immediate stir among the dining cognoscenti for its simple yet elegant menu, five diamond service and, of course, the breathtaking panoramic view. In 1986, a second floor, housing the grand ballroom was added.
In 2008, restaurateur and philanthropist Harendra Singh’s and his Singh Hospitality Group acquired the premises and has taken the dining experience at Water’s Edge to new heights with a menu as impressive as the Manhattan skyline view through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
From a sturdy English Pea Soup with crispy pork belly and white truffle oil to a Macadamia nut-crusted wild salmon – and everything in between – the menu is eclectic and designed to make dining at Water’s Edge an experience you’ll never forget.
Private affairs from 12 to 400 can be accommodated in the restaurant. The fleet of private yachts is available in-season for the moveable feast to remember.
Located at the East River and 44th Drive, Water’s edge is open for lunch and dinner – and not to be missed. For more information, call 718-482-0033 or visit www.WatersEdgeNYC.com.
– Victor G. Mimoni