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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+98 31 3629 3250
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here for leisurely lunch on a Saturday . We were very lucky that it was such a beautiful sunny day so that our experience was made even better . The food was very good ( expensive but worth every penny ) , service...More

Thank Sanela B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the River Cafe on the 29th December with my partner and his family. The location is incredible with amazing views of the Manhattan skyline. The food and service were great and the family even voted that this was perhaps the best breakfast they had...More

Thank Jade M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a mini family reunion dinner and restaurant was very accommodating providing table for 9. Was a return trip for me but first time for most others, including several NYC residents. Restaurant is beautiful inside and offers gorgeous views of the river, Manhattan and...More

Thank DTMNyc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For our first trip to New York together we decided to visit this place. We booked 3 months in advance for a mid week dinner reservation. We had gotten engaged the day before so we were celebrating. The location was stunning. The gardens with fairy...More

Thank RobynVanner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a booking weeks ago. Just received an email cancelling it - "Due to an unforeseen expansion of a Private Event" and offering another date which is no use.

Thank Danielhe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is probably the most striking thing- just great views of Manhattan - although be sure to ask for a table by the window when you reserve. Food is excellent although not a huge choice for vegetarians and not really able to cater for...More

Thank groucho007
Reviewed 1 week ago

River Cafe is the best meal and best dining experience we've ever had. I booked the table on New Years Day with the intention of proposing to my girlfriend, and I mentioned this when I emailed the restaurant to confirm the booking. On arrival, it...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visted whilst staying in new york for the Christmas holidays. The restaurant is amazing the views are stunning and the food was out of this world. I couldn't recommended this place enough. The service from the staff is out of this world. Very well...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Australia for a unique Christmas in New York, my husband and I were looking for somewhere really special for Christmas dinner. After a lot of research, we decided upon The River Cafe. Reservation was only secured by calling the restaurant directly a month...More

Thank TruBlu88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this months in advance from Australia. Maitre D service was rude and unwelcoming, meals okay but nothing we haven't had else where for a cheaper price, the decor is stuffy and dated and the tables are so close together we could hear everyone...More

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Questions & Answers
11 January 2018|
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Response from buenvino | Reviewed this property |
The set menu is cheaper for Saturday lunch. Go to their website!
20 December 2017|
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Response from mrsmac3897 | Reviewed this property |
If the child is well behaved.
Bob A
4 November 2017|
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Response from a10sTravel | Reviewed this property |
It was a fixed price when we were there....I think that is consistent. Menu came with no prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 am
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
    (Old Fulton St.)
  • Public Transportation: A or C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge; 2 or 3 train to Clark Street; F train to York St.; Bus #41 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +98 31 3629 3250
  • E-mail
The River Cafe is open for Dinner service every day of the year. Dinner service begins at 5:30 Lunch is served on Saturday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
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