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East River Cafe - CLOSED

1111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8701
+1 212-980-3144
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
26 Mar 2016
“Fantastic food & views”
28 Jul 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options
1111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8701
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1 - 10 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2016

I visited here on one of my many business trips to NY I walked over the bridge and down to the restaurant,food was great and the views were fantastic,would visit there again

Thank Seabreezetony789
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We went there for brunch (less expensive) and was DELICIOUS. Service, Food and Wine! All Delicious with a beautiful view of Manhattan!

Thank Ricardo D
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I brought a whole bus of guests here to enjoy a magnificent night view of the Manhattan skyline together with some delightful food and fluid. I was very happy with the entire experience, and so was my guest - many of whom are quite demanding....More

1  Thank Viking-Headhunter
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We walked over the bridge and then walked in a circuitous fashion to find this lovely, hidden away restaurant. I guess it's a converted river boat or barge, but no movement detected whatsoever when in it, so maybe not! Looked like it from the ferry...More

3  Thank HoratioT
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Visited the River Cafe with friends on a long weekend from the UK. The view was only surpassed by the food. It's certainly not cheap but for that special occasion it's worth every penny. We were well looked after by all the staff and the...More

1  Thank HappyTel
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The River cafe closed in 2012 after a hurricane and only re-opened in Feb 2014. The restaurant has a set 3 course menu at $115 per head, the food and the service were all very good but the price was sky high.You are paying a...More

2  Thank clarkio
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Booked for my special birthday! And it was special - from cocktails at the bar looking at manhattan skyline to excellent food. Is expensive for 6 of us it came to just under 200 dollars a head but we all agreed it was with it....More

1  Thank Jtu19
Reviewed 31 May 2012

If you like to eat superb quality food at a restaurant that prides itself on service and style then the River Cafe would be a good choice for you. If you want the bonus of having an iconic backdrop while you enjoy the food, this...More

2  Thank Merlin25
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Olivia, formerly known as East River Café, is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant. The space is large and comfortable, with a nice bar and piano player several nights a week. The menu is varied and everythingwe have had has been great. The portions are huge....More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Third visit to the River Cafe. Always very good. Having dinner looking at the Manhattan skyline at night is wonderful. Restaurant is great, perfect service, good piano music and delicious food. A little expensive though as dinners have a fixed menu for 100 dollars per...More

1  Thank MLFL
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-8701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-980-3144
  • E-mail
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