Waters Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 4615 Barranca Pkwy

    Irvine, CA 92604

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  • 949-733-9503

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Will never come back to this restaurant again. From the outside it looks like a nice restaurant, but inside looks like some cheap buffet restaurant with ugly and dirty old carpets. The waitress we had did not even introduce herself and was not attentive to us at all. We had to ask for a bread basket while she was chatting with the hostesses. It was such bad services that we didn't want to even stay for the food. Overall, no way will I ever waiste money at the place!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Will never come back to this restaurant again. From the outside it looks like a nice restaurant, but inside looks like some cheap buffet restaurant with ugly and dirty old carpets. The waitress we had did not even introduce herself and was not attentive to us at all. We had to ask for a bread basket while she was chatting with the hostesses. It was such bad services that we didn't want to even stay for the food. Overall, no way will I ever waiste money at the place!!!!!!!!

Pros: on a lake

Cons: unprofessional from the hostess to the wait staff

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Waters is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommended for groups and larger parties - lots of personal attention that you don't always get. Food is always fresh and well worth the price. There aren't too many places that offer a great all around dining experience.

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★★★★★

Waters is one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommended for groups and larger parties - lots of personal attention that you don't always get. Food is always fresh and well worth the price. There aren't too many places that offer a great all around dining experience.

Pros: Nice lake setting, easy access, good menu variety, outstanding value

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Waters is definitely one of the best places to order seafood from since that is their specialty! It is a very fancy, stylish restaurant and it has an amazing view since it sits on top of the lake!
I highly recommend getting the clam chowder if you go!
The only downsides are: high pricing (because it is seafood) & because they have outdoor seating, the waiters constantly go in and out, which means lots of flies get inside ):

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★★★★☆

Waters is definitely one of the best places to order seafood from since that is their specialty! It is a very fancy, stylish restaurant and it has an amazing view since it sits on top of the lake!
I highly recommend getting the clam chowder if you go!
The only downsides are: high pricing (because it is seafood) & because they have outdoor seating, the waiters constantly go in and out, which means lots of flies get inside ):

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This place is located in such a great place. It is literally right on the water of woodbridge lake. The food is good but a little pricey. It would make a nice place to celebrate a birthday or something.

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★★★★☆

This place is located in such a great place. It is literally right on the water of woodbridge lake. The food is good but a little pricey. It would make a nice place to celebrate a birthday or something.

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In the land of food chains and strip malls that is Irvine, it's nice to fine a restaurant that is independent both in ownership and location. Waters is right on a small lake... OK, it's a pond and it's man-made but it's still very nice atmosphere. The inside is not quite "elegant" but it's a step up from a typical family restaurant. The menu has a good variety, from sandwiches to pasta to steak, and I've enjoyed every meal I've ever had here. Service is always very professional and pretty quick.

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★★★★☆

In the land of food chains and strip malls that is Irvine, it's nice to fine a restaurant that is independent both in ownership and location. Waters is right on a small lake... OK, it's a pond and it's man-made but it's still very nice atmosphere. The inside is not quite "elegant" but it's a step up from a typical family restaurant. The menu has a good variety, from sandwiches to pasta to steak, and I've enjoyed every meal I've ever had here. Service is always very professional and pretty quick.

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Based on the reviews, I made reservations to celebrate my husband?s birthday. Needless to say we were very disappointed. The food and service are mediocre. We will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

Based on the reviews, I made reservations to celebrate my husband?s birthday. Needless to say we were very disappointed. The food and service are mediocre. We will not return.

Pros: Nice view

Cons: Food and service do not equate to the view.

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I like this restaurant because of the beautiful location and very friendly staff. The food is good and reasonably priced. I would recommend going during sunset time.

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★★★★☆

I like this restaurant because of the beautiful location and very friendly staff. The food is good and reasonably priced. I would recommend going during sunset time.

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I have been to Water's on numerous occasions for special events, lunch, brunch and dinner. The serving staff is is always friendly and attentive. I tend to be a creature of habit and like to order what I know I like. The staff has suggested some of the specials and I was very pleased with recommendations they made. The restaurant also has a cozy little bar area that overlooks the lake...great place to meet friends for a drink after work.

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★★★★★

I have been to Water's on numerous occasions for special events, lunch, brunch and dinner. The serving staff is is always friendly and attentive. I tend to be a creature of habit and like to order what I know I like. The staff has suggested some of the specials and I was very pleased with recommendations they made. The restaurant also has a cozy little bar area that overlooks the lake...great place to meet friends for a drink after work.

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We've gone to Water's a few times on Friday evening to listen to live music by the water and enjoy a good meal. The bartender makes a fantastic cosmopolitan, which is a great way to end a long work week!! I usually order my favorite, the lakehouse halibut, but my husband is more adventurous and has tried the specials a few times. He always likes it and I usually eat half of it too!

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★★★★★

We've gone to Water's a few times on Friday evening to listen to live music by the water and enjoy a good meal. The bartender makes a fantastic cosmopolitan, which is a great way to end a long work week!! I usually order my favorite, the lakehouse halibut, but my husband is more adventurous and has tried the specials a few times. He always likes it and I usually eat half of it too!

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Lunch is OK at Waters, but why I went back for dinner I don't know. The first time I was here the waiter was "Mr. Invisible," and that happened again tonight. The first time here we waited a v---e---r---y long time for our glasses of wine, and once again that happened tonight. When the food arrived it was OK, maybe 3-1/2 on a 1-to-5 scale. Getting the check turned out to be a big challenge -- where is "Mr. Invisible?" After I enlisted the host's help in finding the waiter, the host could at least have come back to say "I found him and he's preparing the check now." But, no, the host went to the bar to chat with his buddies. The waiter delivered the check without so much as "sorry you had to wait." I work as a professional coach helping people thrive in their day-to-day work, advance in their careers, and provide excellent service. This place will never see me or my wife again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lunch is OK at Waters, but why I went back for dinner I don't know. The first time I was here the waiter was "Mr. Invisible," and that happened again tonight. The first time here we waited a v---e---r---y long time for our glasses of wine, and once again that happened tonight. When the food arrived it was OK, maybe 3-1/2 on a 1-to-5 scale. Getting the check turned out to be a big challenge -- where is "Mr. Invisible?" After I enlisted the host's help in finding the waiter, the host could at least have come back to say "I found him and he's preparing the check now." But, no, the host went to the bar to chat with his buddies. The waiter delivered the check without so much as "sorry you had to wait." I work as a professional coach helping people thrive in their day-to-day work, advance in their careers, and provide excellent service. This place will never see me or my wife again.

Pros: Attractive restaurant

Cons: Very bad service

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The location is super - on the lake and very picturesque. Unfortunately, the food is just so - so and the service was definitely on the poor side. We waited way to long for the Host to make an appearance and seat us even though there were plenty of empty tables. We had to remind the waiter that we had no setups even after the bread was served. There was no salt/pepper on the table and we resorted to getting our own from an empty table. My entree, a lobster pasta, had lots of lobster chunks in it, but the whole thing lacked any real flavor and was bland. It was a little better after the addition of some salt, but it seemed like the Chef used no seasoning at all. The prices are not bad, but considering the quality of the meal I would have been upset to have paid any more. The wine list has a fair amount of Chardonnay & Cabs, but is very limited in anything else. Overall, I would pass on a return visit if it doesn't improve - even with the beautiful lake setting.

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★★★☆☆

The location is super - on the lake and very picturesque. Unfortunately, the food is just so - so and the service was definitely on the poor side. We waited way to long for the Host to make an appearance and seat us even though there were plenty of empty tables. We had to remind the waiter that we had no setups even after the bread was served. There was no salt/pepper on the table and we resorted to getting our own from an empty table. My entree, a lobster pasta, had lots of lobster chunks in it, but the whole thing lacked any real flavor and was bland. It was a little better after the addition of some salt, but it seemed like the Chef used no seasoning at all. The prices are not bad, but considering the quality of the meal I would have been upset to have paid any more. The wine list has a fair amount of Chardonnay & Cabs, but is very limited in anything else. Overall, I would pass on a return visit if it doesn't improve - even with the beautiful lake setting.

Pros: The setting

Cons: service and food

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Someone should sink this place. The service is unprofessional--the food stale, and the ambience? A live band? Middle America! Take note from service standards in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. It could have potential if it had open handed service. Get tablecloths! Get rid of the dessert tray. It does not go with your upscale casual atmosphere. Size down your menu. Make it more thematic. Call your cuisine something. There are too many mediocre things from all over the globe. No one wiped our table between main courses and dessert. The server haphazardly set our leftovers in the middle of the table. We were forced for the rest of the meal to stare at the steaming plastic container of leftover steak. Why not pass out a number to the guest, and leave the food at the front to be picked up on the way out.

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★☆☆☆☆

Someone should sink this place. The service is unprofessional--the food stale, and the ambience? A live band? Middle America! Take note from service standards in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. It could have potential if it had open handed service. Get tablecloths! Get rid of the dessert tray. It does not go with your upscale casual atmosphere. Size down your menu. Make it more thematic. Call your cuisine something. There are too many mediocre things from all over the globe. No one wiped our table between main courses and dessert. The server haphazardly set our leftovers in the middle of the table. We were forced for the rest of the meal to stare at the steaming plastic container of leftover steak. Why not pass out a number to the guest, and leave the food at the front to be picked up on the way out.

Pros: Good Parking, inexpensive

Cons: horrible service, bad food, need to try harder

 

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