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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 16 November 2015

Had lunch date at the River Cafe after travelling by subway. Fantastic location and fine food. Wine list extensive with some jaw-dropping prices, but also many affordable alternatives. Only blot on the service was that starter course was finished by the time wine arrived. Otherwise...More

1  Thank Beaufortbo
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Like the old saying, you pay for the view.... That defiantly goes for this restaurant..... I'd heard from a couple of chef mates back in the uk that this place was worth a try/good, After per se, it was a massive anticlimax/ right-off except for...More

1  Thank cookiedave
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We visited here as a treat on our last afternoon in nyc and it didn't disappoint. The selection on the $55 2course brunch menu is of good quality and range of food. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and were more than happy to...More

Thank duchess86
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

It is not an usual meal more like a special treat. The river cafe staff was welcoming and attentive. Menu comes in two parts. One for the starters and main, then the desert menu. Standard menus start from $120 so be prepared to reach around...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This was the place we chose to have the expensive dinner of our Honeymoon visit to NY. Whilst not a cheap place, it did not disappoint. The wine menu offered a good range of options and the service was excellent. But the most important point...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We had a good dinner at The River cafe. PROS: very good food and wine selection, beautiful atmosphere and incredible views. CONS: service is just average (slow, confused and not attentive), tables are very close so the place seems packed and noisy.

1  Thank Phill_bsb
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Visited The River Cafe with my girlfriend and was taken aback by the fantastic views of New York from across the River - it has to be one of the best places to eat on NYC! I had steak and it was quite simply the...More

Thank Bags B
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Wow! View!, Champagne! Fabulous caviar Service! Deserts to die for including signature chocolate Brooklyn Bridge over the top beautiful restraint floating on the river you will feel encased in eleagance the minute you step on board this floating barge. Close your eyes smell the heady...More

Thank samantha h
Reviewed 12 November 2015

For old school glamour, classic New York, choose The River Cafe for your next "special occasion" restaurant. Prix Fixe menu, excellent service, unparalleled views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline, romantic ambiance. Dress for the occasion and make a night of it. Crowd...More

Thank LadyExecutiveKat
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We found the river cafe through one of our friends. The outside looks like something out of the movies. The view from the restaurant and the river walk is amazing. We didn't get a chance to eat there because we didn't make a reservation, but...More

Thank Annie S
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Response from NYCityfoodie | Reviewed this property |
The River Café has their own valet parking.
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Response from NYCityfoodie | Reviewed this property |
The River Café has their own valet parking onsite.
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Response from tlvcmedway | Reviewed this property |
We have only ever gone by taxi from Manhattan and dropped off I can’t remember seeing a car park. Best to ring them. Sorry can’t be of more help
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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