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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the most amazing experience ever!!! Our expectations were exceeded in every aspect. The food was excellent, the ambiance was awesome and the service was great!! The view over the river and Manhattan is breathtaking! Special thank you to Javier, Patrick and Andrew!!!.

Thank Mustapha L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an overall positive experience at the River Cafe in Brooklyn. The experience for us started not so positively first a broken train from Manhattan which threatened us not reaching our restaurant in time. Also, I found the staff a bit stiff and unfriendly...More

1  Thank jazsacher
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just wow! This is a very special place and certainly one for special occasions. Everything was perfect from the cute cobblestone entrance with fresh flowers everywhere to the crisp white service staff to the beautiful views, it was just phenomenal. The food and drink were...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Impeccable service, imaginative presentations and indelible gastronomical memories. Lunch served only Saturday 11:30-2:30pm. Reservations are a must. Be prepared to spend more time (and money) to fully experience this delight. The Key Lime Soufflé is divine and compares favorably with the Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge-- both...More

Thank eatafood
Reviewed 6 days ago

If I could give a 4.75 rating, I would. The service was top notch and the food delicious. My review could end there. For our style though, the restaurant missed the mark. We both commented that the restaurant felt like a boisterous wedding - everything...More

Thank MrsTheophile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't get a nicer, romantic view of NYC than the River Cafe! Every course was delicious! Highly recommend coming to celebrate a special occasion. $$$ but worth it 😎

2  Thank travelcat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited here on the 23rd of June to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we were blown away with the River Café. It's a beautiful setting both in and out, my wife described it as feeling as though you were in...More

2  Thank Voay22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Birthday dinner with special view on the NYC skyline and under Brooklyn Bridge. Great menu and coreographic Bridge-cake.

1  Thank Rossella R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best views of the city!! Great food !!! A great place to go for a romantic dinner !! Ask for stable close to the river ......!!! A must of NYC!!

Thank Jaime J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for our 28th wedding anniversary. According my data,they have 1 michelin star but they deserve 3. We found this the best restaurant in NY

Thank NickDundee
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19 May 2017|
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Response from GroOsloNorway | Reviewed this property |
I do'nt remember if the tax was included in the bill, but it's 8,9 percent. The tip is not included. We were told that in a restaurant as expensive as this your tip will be approximately 15 - 20 percent. Normal tip in nyc is... More
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Response from Misja K | Reviewed this property |
Sportscoat just fine, no dresscode
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Response from rjmunch | Reviewed this property |
Price FIXED around $100 for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • 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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