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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 yesterday via mobile

My fiancé wanted to give me the most memorable evening he could on my 40th birthday,and, therefore, was thrilled to be able to procure a reservation here, which claims on the website to offer "a magical experience." He made the reservation, and though the website...More

Thank Janelle G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend booked is in here for my birthday dinner, it was lovely, the service was great. We had the 3 course meal, it’s not cheap but including 2 half bottles of bubbly it was $400 inc service charge. However i would say it’s worth...More

Thank Roman R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Celebrated our one year anniversary at The River Cafe and was not disappointed! Excellent service, delicious food and stunning views. So many little special touches that make for a memorable dining experience! It’s pricey, but worth it for special occasions.

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The River Cafe was a perfect place for us in New York, with the most amazing view!!!The breakfast was fabulous and the service excellent. Thank you for making it so special!

Thank Daniela I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had travelled to NY with the intention of coming to this restaurant . We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service frankly was so good I can’t think of an adequate superlative. From the front of house to the numerous waiting...More

Thank Crhbl
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can't get enough of the River Cafe, I don't have to say anymore. Everything is PERFECT!!!!!! Dining experience from dinner, brunch and breakfast, perfect! The flowers are especially beautiful and well tended, perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel Food Restaurant: The River Cafe (NY, USA) February 8, 2018 The River Cafe, a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant boasting Manhattan's skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in one sweeping view, is an all-American fine dining experience. The Michelin star is a guide that was established by a...More

Thank Kbaria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at The River Café before it was destroyed by the floods and now we were back again. OK, it’s pricey (we paid over $ 500 for two) yet the location and view are spectacular: Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, East River,......More

Thank DeKokkies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got The River Cafe highly recommended by some friends of ours so we decided to make a reservation for lunch. This is a pretty upscale restaurant with a one star on the Michelin guide. And I totally concur with the star. Beautiful food and...More

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling from California for some yummy food. Love the table setting. Unfortunately we were not given a table by the window. We enjoyed our Saturday lunch. Appetizers of scallop & pork belly, crab cake and oysters were yummy. The entrees of sea bass, fillet mignon...More

Thank BeaNPCA
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22 March 2018|
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Response from cmksj1 | Reviewed this property |
A piano player was playing while we were there for brunch.
Nicola H
21 March 2018|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
Brunch does not require a jacket. Enjoy the views and walk across the bridge
23 February 2018|
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Response from jolee2017 | Reviewed this property |
As the other person mentioned, very very smart! Evening wear, trousers, shoes, shirt and jacket. Very smart. They draw a line with a tie, but a gentleman must wear a jacket, and the jacket cannot be taken off during the... More
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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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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