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1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335 (Old Fulton St.)
+1 718-522-5200
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 11:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Guildford, Surrey, UK
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Got the water taxi over for lunch on the only cloudy day of our holiday. I booked this as much for the views as the food, but the Manhattan skyline was covered in clouds! So we settled down for our lunch, which was stunning, beautifully presented and delicious. Polite, helpful staff, knowledgeable wine waiter and beautiful decor. Very romantic (on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

What am incredible weekend in New York to celebrate our 1st anniversary, I felt so spoiled by our meals and the River Cafe was no exception. The views of the Manhattan skyline are exquisite. The tasting menu was perfectly balanced and delicious. What an absolutely romantic place,

1 Thank Liz W
Milan, Italy
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

I asked my girlfriend to write a review of this restaurant, here it is :) I have been to this wonderful restaurant for my 30th birthday dinner with my boyfriend, during our first holiday in NY. As we stepped into the River Cafè the affable staff welcomed us in an elegant atmosphere. The wonderful location, the refined and delicious dishes... More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

What a special place. We went for an afternoon tea and I wish we could have stayed for dinner. The River Cafe is a perfect place to have a meal with someone special. Lovely gentleman played on the piano, service was fantastic and the view is absolutely breathtaking. Next time Im in NY I will make sure to come back... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant. The view from there is just fsntastic. To see New York tall buildings lights it is just breath taking. The restaurant is very classy but modern. The food is absolutely exquisite from the starter to the puffing... If you are about to visit New Yor you need to go there.

Thank Paula L
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

With the lights of the skyscrapers twinkling in the East River, this is a stunning spot for a special dinner. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge, River Café delivers a classic approach to service supported by a menu based on locally sourced produce. This was a highlight dinner of our trip. It was, in a word, faultless and the gentlemens dress... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

You cannot visit New York with out dining at The River Cafe. Food wonderful wine variable in cost & quality all very drinkable.All restaurant staff very pleasant and helpful. I cannot speak highly enough about this wonderful dining experience in a super location.

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

We went here for lunch on our last day in New York and it really finished off an incredible week at this vibrant and breathtaking city. The moment you walk in, following a lovely walk along the Brooklyn Bridge (though it is difficult to find on foot - take a walking map) you feel in another world. It is quiet,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Atmosphere is special here, with a courteous welcome, and nothing too much trouble. We had a delicious dinner sitting at a riverside table drinking in the view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. A perfect evening on a NYC visit. Thank you

Thank Clare V
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

Our 3rd time in The River Cafe, and again it was amazing! In the evening the place with its view of Manhattan skyline & Brooklyn Bridge right above is breathtaking...little lamps on the tables just add to the ambience. On our special occasion we started with a glass of Prosseco and ordered from the fix menu at $120/pp. For appetizers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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: +1 718-522-5200
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?