Main Dining Room

Fine Dining

Waterman’s Tavern is a new American restaurant located in the heart of Brielle, NJ, serving hand-crafted cocktails, specialty salads, homemade pasta, fresh seafood, dry-aged steaks, burgers and more, including a variety of gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options.

For a sophisticated experience, make your reservation in our Main Dining Room providing a memorable night of fine dining, in a stylish space creating an elegant environment by night.

The Main Dining Room seats 70.

Serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5-10PM

Reservations are recommended.  Please call us at 732-722-8978.

Main Dining Room Menu

Enjoy fine dining in our Main Dining Room at Waterman's Tavern.


The Wedge

Baby Iceberg, Chopped Bacon, Tomatoes, Red Onions and Blue Cheese dressing, finished with crumbled Gorgonzola (Gluten Free) $9

Classic Spinach Salad

Baby Organic Spinach, Bacon, Red Onions, Fresh Mushrooms and chopped Hardboiled Egg, tossed in a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette (Gluten Free) $10

Chopped Salad

Iceberg Lettuce with Salami, Provolone, Mixed Olives, Cherry Peppers, Tomatoes and Red Onions, tossed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar, topped with Homemade Croutons (Gluten Free Upon Request) $11


Mushroom Bisque

Wild Mushroom blend, Sherry, touch of Cream $6

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Local Chopped Clams with Tomatoes, Peppers, Bacon, Onions and Potatoes (Gluten Free) $7

Hearty French Onion Soup

Three Onion Soup made with Red Onions, White Onions and Chives, baked with Gruyere, Provolone and Parmesan (Gluten Free Upon Request) $7

Raw Bar

Tuna Tartare

Asian Sesame Style, served over diced Avocado (Gluten Free Upon Request) $14

Seasonal Oysters

On the half shell (Gluten Free) $16

Middle Neck Clams

On the half shell (Gluten Free) $14

Colossal Gulf Shrimp

Wild Caught, served with Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Wedge and Horseradish (Gluten Free) $15


Waterman's Crab Cake

Colossal Crab Meat combined with Onions, Peppers, Corn Puree and Corn Bread, baked and served over Avocado Crema $17

Charcuterie for Two

Chef’s Selection of Artisanal Meats and Cheeses, paired with Traditional Accompaniments (Gluten Free Upon Request) $17

Steakhouse Bacon

Thick Sliced Applewood Smoked Bacon, finished with a Maple Bourbon Glaze, served over Citrus Fennel Slaw $12


Ricotta and Parmesan stuffed Pasta Purses in a Tomato Blush Vodka Sauce, topped with Crispy Prosciutto $14

Baked Oysters

Freshly shucked and stuffed with sautéed Baby Spinach, topped with Hollandaise and finished with grated Parmesan Reggiano (6) (Gluten Free) $14

Drunken Clams

Middle Neck Clams steamed in Garlic, Beer and Lime Butter Broth (Gluten Free Upon Request) $14

Mediterranean Octopus

Marinated and Grilled, served with Mixed Olives, Lemon and Capers (Gluten Free) $16

Chef Specialties

Grouper en Papillote

Grouper with Shrimp, Artichoke Hearts, Olives and sliced roasted Potatoes, seasoned with Garlic, Herbs, White Wine and Butter, baked in parchment paper (Gluten Free) $29

Pasta of the Day

Chefs choice, homemade daily $21

Long Island Duck Breast

Thyme infused and seared with an Orange and Cherry Compote, served with Roasted Root Vegetables (Gluten Free) $32

Waterman's Crab Cakes

Dual Colossal Crab Cakes combined with Onions, Peppers, Corn Purée and Corn Bread, baked and served over Avocado Crema with Roasted Root Vegetables $29

Grilled Pork Chop

Glazed with smoked Peach and Honey, served with Mashed Potatoes and charred Asparagus (Gluten Free) $29

New Zealand Rack of Lamb

Grass fed, Herb crusted, and pan seared with Demi-Glace, served with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Root Vegetables (Gluten Free) $34

Merlot Braised Short Rib

Boneless, slow braised in Natural Jus, served over Mashed Potatoes and drizzled with a Red Wine Reduction (Gluten Free) $34

Pomegranate Chicken

Roasted semi-boneless organic Bell & Evans Airline Chicken Breast, marinated with Rosemary and Fine Herbs, glazed in a Pomegranate Reduction, sliced over Brussel Sprouts and Au Gratin Potatoes (Gluten Free) $26

North Atlantic Cod

Roasted with Broccoli Rabe, Idaho Potatoes and White Beans in a Garlic Broth (Gluten Free) $27

Bourbon Salmon

Organic, seared and glazed with Maple Sugar and Kentucky Bourbon, topped with Maple Compound Butter, served with Roasted Root Vegetables (Gluten Free) $28

Frutti di Mare Fra Diavolo

Seared Scallops, Clams, Jumbo Shrimp and Calamari, tossed with Spicy Tomato Sauce, served over Homemade Linguine (Gluten Free Upon Request) $29

Signature Steaks

8 oz Filet Mignon 100% Grass Fed

Center Cut, Grilled and topped with Cabernet Compound Butter, served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable of the Day (Gluten Free) $38

14 oz Prime NY Strip, Dry Aged 45 Days

Steak Lovers Steak, Grilled to Perfection, served with Waterman's Crispy Steak Fries and Vegetable of the Day (Gluten Free) $45

18 oz Bone in Ribeye Prime Cowboy Steak, Dry Aged 45 Days

C.A.B., Seasoned and Grilled, served with Baked Potato and Vegetable of the Day (Gluten Free) $44

18 oz Chateaubriand (For Two) 100% Grass Fed

Grass Fed, Center Cut Tenderloin, Seared and Sliced Tableside, served with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable of the Day (Gluten Free) $88


Au Poivre Sauce, Blue Cheese Demi, Hollandaise, Bearnaise, Sautéed Onions and Mushrooms $2 each / 4 oz Lobster Tail $16 / Grilled Colossal Shrimp (Gluten Free) $15

Signature Sides to Share

Colossal Baked Potato

Sour Cream, Cheddar, Chives and Crumbled Bacon (Gluten Free) $6

Brussels Sprouts

Bacon, Onions and American Honey Bourbon Glaze, served in a skillet (Gluten Free) $8

Skillet Tavern Potatoes

Fried then Sautéed with Garlic, Onions, Hot Cherry Peppers and Parmesan (Gluten Free) $8

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Butter and a touch of Cream, served in a skillet (Gluten Free) $6

Grilled Asparagus

Topped with Parmesan (Gluten Free) $8

Roasted Root Vegetables

Parsnips, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots and Celeriac (Gluten Free) $6

Skillet Potato Medley Au Gratin

Sweet and Idaho Potatoes, Baked with Swiss and Parmesan (Gluten Free) $8

Waterman’s Crispy Steak Fries

Waterman’s Special Seasoning with Herbed Chipotle Aioli (Gluten Free) $6

A majority of our menu items are either naturally Gluten Free or can be made Gluten Free upon request. Please be sure to advise your server of all food allergies. We are also able to accommodate Vegan and Vegetarian dietary needs. Please ask your server for today’s available options.