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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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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

Walking along in this great area I spotted The River Cafe. We decided to pop in for an afternoon cocktail. The place is charming, the view is fantastic, our bartender, Jake, was knowledgeable and friendly! Fun spot for a respite!

Thank Katie K
Reviewed yesterday

We chose this for our Christmas meal and we loved it! The setting was perfect, situated at the base of Brooklyn Bridge overlooking the Manhattan night time skyline all lit up and looking spectacular. The restaurant was beautifully decked out for Christmas (not sure if...More

Thank jolee2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got as a present a sample dinner there. When we arrived there, we tried to shown our document, but the waiter told us that they already knew everything. Our waiter was nice but NOT deserving a 20% of COMPULSORY GRATUITY. From my point of...More

Thank Nereida T
Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Crix18 | Reviewed this property |
I had the set two course menu which was $47.00 although you need to add on drinks, dessert etc. An amuse bouche was included and our extra coffees were served with hand made chocolates.
20 December 2017|
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Response from mrsmac3897 | Reviewed this property |
If the child is well behaved.
Bob A
3 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
US$ 25 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
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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