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WATERFRONT
1 Review
8 months ago
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  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
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  • Order: honesty
 
AmitP
1 Review
8 months ago
  • An owner that deserves to fail
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • My brother chose this place to celebrate his 30th birthday on Saturday, July 27th. He called a day or two in advance to try and make reservations. He wanted to sit on the patio, but they didn't take reservations on the patio and told us it was first-come first-serve. That's not a unique restaurant policy, so we obliged without any protest. My brother showed up at 7:00 PM with around 10 people. They got a table on the patio. There were other people outside of our party there, which was not a problem. When they left and more of us trickled in, we slowly took over the entire lower level patio, abiding by the first-come first-serve policy. The waitress had everything under control and we did everything we could to help her keep things organized. She was very nice and helpful. Then, suddenly, for no rhyme or reason, the owner comes out and lectures us for 5-7 minutes on how he doesn't normally allow this many people on the patio and that we're going to be very difficult to manage. He repeated himself at least 5 times over to make sure he had interrupted everyone's conversations and had everyone's attention just to let us know how much we were hassling him by giving him our business. We all sat in shock for a while. I wanted to stop him about 2 minutes into his pontificating, but didn't want to cause a scene at my brother's event. Once he was gone, we all had to confirm with each other that that had actually happened and quickly decided we were going to settle our bills and leave. As we were doing this, the owner actually came out and imposed himself on one of our tables full of women (my cousins) like a stupid coward and, being even more confrontational than he was before, asked them if they had something to say to him because he heard they were talking about him. Maybe he would have left that meeting unscathed if it were different women, but this idiot obviously doesn't know the women in my family. They bluntly told him that he is unprofessional and needs to learn how to talk to people. He was smart enough to not push his luck and walked away. We went to The Port just up the road. They accommodated us, all 30 of us, very quickly despite being under-staffed, the service was excellent and the food was spectacular. Most of us ordered $30+ entrees that were worth every dime on top of lots of drinks. Nice move to the moron that owns the Waterfront by robbing your waitress of a lot of money. Thanks to The Port, The Waterfront was unsuccessful in what seemed like a deliberate attempt to ruin our night. Judging by other reviews for this place, they can't handle large parties and they generally have crappy food anyway. Go here if you want to waste money and not have your business appreciated at all by the owner.

  • Order: Nothing, didn't have a chance to
 
LaurenH
1 Review
9 months ago
  • Ruined My Event
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Thank you for ruining my special event. The night I wanted to book it for was free months ago and I was emailed a menu. Then I couldn't get a hold of Elaine because she wouldn't return my calls for weeks. When she finally did she left a message and slammed down the phone. Then she informed me the night was already booked. DON'T EVEN BOTHER TRYING TO BOOK AN EVENT HERE. IT'S NOT WORTH THE HASSLE. Now I have 2 weeks to find a place to book my once in a lifetime event.

  • Order: tried to order
 
LongtimeServer1
1 Review
2012/08/21
  • Dont go here
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Although advertising is a fine dining restaurant, this is more of a diner. The food was way over priced and the quality was mediocre. The pasta was overdone in a bland sauce, the steak was underdone. The fish was bland and the appitizers were the only thing worth getting. The service was poor for a large table, and a few dishes needed to be sent back. They overcharged on the bill at the end by putting in a more expensive bottle of wine then the one we ordered and got which made me feel like they were trying to rip me off if I didnt catch the error.

  • Order: speciality of the day steak cooked medium and it came rare
 
ojrr
1 Review
2012/05/22
  • Poor Service on Mothers Day
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 7
  • Our experience at Waterfront did not start well then quickly turned poor. The food was average, the service was very slow. When we arrived our reservation for 7 was not found, however, after much consultation a table was found. Unfortunately the triangular table was set for 6. We pointed out our party was for 7; they simply jammed an extra chair to an already cramped table. At our request, we were repositioned to a larger table that was located beside the bar and in the main servers lane from the kitchen (explains why the table was available.

    Our drink order sat at the bar for 15 minutes before being delivered; my Scotch with ice was missing the ice, the waitress laughed and said the ice melted. Rather than replacing the drink, I watched as she added more ice diluting an already skimpy drink.

    Our party included 2 children who are very slow eaters. As we have done in many restaurants, we ordered their kids meal to be delivered with the appetizers thereby timing their eating habits with adult maels. Unfortunately, the adult meals were delivered 1hour & 10 minutes after we ordered. After inquiring 2 times on the status of our meal (each time we were told in will be 10 to 15 minutes), the children finished their meals and they stated to get restless. So far our Mothers Day meal was not what we had expected.

    The final insult occurred when the Owner came to the table and started to argue with us. He stated that the meal with delivered to us within 45 minutes (not true), said that I should have instructed the waitress to replace the watered down drink (should have been a restauarnt policy), then proceeded to tell us that a party of 7 takes longer to prepare than a party of 4. I pointed that that the adult meals were for 5 (as the children's meal came earlier). It was clear to us that the owner was not interested in apologizing for our meal experience, perhaps he was more interested in defending his restaurant in front of other guests and staff.
    Interestingly, while the owner was very much argumentative, our bill was reduced by $50.

    WE will not return to The Waterfront, as well we will caution our friends.

  • Order: 2 Prime Rib, 2 Kids meals, 2 Filet Mignon, some Pasta meal, 2 Kid'sCalamari, 2 Escargot, salad, Drinks, wine, No desert
 
Boots02
3 Reviews
2012/03/11
  • Yumm!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • They have awsome wings, best iv ever had. The service is nice and the dining room is great. Nice and comfortable with great food. Can't wait to go back

  • Order: Wings, other stuff
 
CanadaKingKong
2 Reviews
2011/10/16
  • No joy for non-smokers
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • We've been regular customers for the Waterfront, especially the upper deck with a nice view of the lake. We loved sitting there in a nice summer day, enjoying a light meal with the lake in the background.
    Now the entire upper deck is a smoking area and the non-smokers are relegated to a small walk area along the parking lot. Great view of asphalt and bumpers, not to mention being constantly bothered by smokers heading for the upstairs. Without the view, the food is not good enough to make it worth returning to this restaurant. We certainly won't until the smoking policy changes.

  • Order: ceasar salad, calamari, burgers
 
DaphneA
2 Reviews
2011/07/14
  • An associate and myself visited The Waterfront on...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • An associate and myself visited The Waterfront on July 12th. We went for a casual dinner and to take in the scenery. We sat outside in the front of the restaurant as the upper floor was too sunny and hot. After being ignored by the waitress for a while, we finally received our drinks but had to ask 3 times for our table to be wiped as it was very sticky. Even though our table was on ground level, there was boards spanning the eating area. Every time someone walked by, our table shook like we were in an earthquake. We joked that we were waiting for the inevitable tsunami. We ordered a burger and sweet potato fries and the grilled veggie and goat cheese panini with a caesar salad. The salad and fries were $2.00 extra. What a disappointment! The smallest $11.00 panini ever. Hardly any veggies. The caesar salad was almost un-edible with way too much dressing. The fries were just average with no dipping sauce offered. Burger was just okay. The meals are too small and over priced. Our waitress never cracked a smile the whole time and we waited way too long for a couple of sandwiches. This was not the first time that we had been to this restaurant. We had been once before many years ago and found the food horrible. We thought with the passing of time, the food would have improved. It didn't!

  • Order: Burger - panini - rye & giner - Coronas
 
Idespisebadfood
16 Reviews
2011/07/13
  • Too salty
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • I went there because it was the closest to the boardwalk we had been walking on. It seemed to have a decent atmosphere so we decided to try it out for dinner.

    For a casual walk in, the menu was very pricey. We each ordered one thing and decided to share. Mussels and frites were huge but the tomato broth was so salty that I could barely dip my bread to enjoy the remaining broth. The prime rib was overcooked and bland without the gravy. And the gravy tasted like it was out of a can, also too salty. The pasta del mar was the best part of the meal as it was the least salty dish out of the three and the portion was generous. Considering we all ordered one item each, again, the bill was quite a shock.

    I wouldn't mind checking out their bar area next time as it seemed more casual and lively than the somewhat stuffy dining room.

  • Order: mussels and frites, prime rib, pasta del mar
 
daveo
1 Review
2011/02/04
  • Great total restaurant experience
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • My wife and I had a wonderful evening out and a very very good meal at our favorite local restaurant and bar.
    The 12 ounce steak was cooked to perfection and if you have not enjoyed the homemade fries, you are missing something.
    I started with oysters on the half shell to set the mood which are good but the rockerfeller rocks.
    We were also here for dinner with two other guests two weeks prior and our guests loved the service, meals and atmosphere as did we. The real nice part of the Waterfront is to enjoy a meal on the fine dining side or the casual side and then sit back and listen to real nice acostic or small group play and sing.

  • Order: oysters, saganaki,calamari, ceasar salad, prime rib, steak, seafood pasta
 
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