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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
8:30 AM - 11:30 AMAll 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

Exquistie food and service. Lost for words at how fabulous everything was. View over the Hudson is incredible. We were devasted when the food was done, it was so perfectly delivered, presented and tasted devine. Our side of sweet potato has brown was our highlight.

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to River Cafe on a few occasions now and our last trip in February 2018 cemented it as our favourite restaurant in the world. I would describe the restaurant as old school glamour, the food is incredible, the service faultless and view...More

Thank SapphiBee
Reviewed 3 days ago

But you would be missing the best part! The food was incredible! The service was 5-star! Our sommelier guided us through perfect pairings of wine with our dinner. This is not for the faint of heart when it comes to price however your get what...More

Thank sbrad6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and very nice place for an extremely good dining experience. Dont cheat yourself for a drink as the bar is well equipped.

Thank Henrik B
Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing to talk about...the view. Under the Brooklyn Bridge with water and views of the city. Just outstanding! Then there is the food and service. We have been to some of the nicest restaurants in the United States and this place did not disappoint....More

1  Thank Canniff9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to dine here and today was the day! It would have been my parents 57th wedding anniversary and took mom here for Sunday brunch. Although there were some minor errors, they more than made up for up! We both opened up...More

Thank Timothy L. C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful anniversary dinner! Truly a great dining experience! Highly recommend a visit for a special occasion. Service was exceptional! Reasonable price for the quality and service.

Thank kimRN19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my mother to a meal here for her 70th birthday meal. We had been before on a previous visit before the restaurant was damaged by hurricane Sandy. It was so good to be back and to see it had been so beautifully restored....More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Cafe does not disappoint. We selected The River Cafe as the final night of a weekend celebration for our mother's 80th birthday. She has remembered dining there many years ago. The meal, the service and the view did not disappoint. Combined, they made...More

Thank lsbhomesale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant beautiful in all its ends: the look and feel, the view, the service, the food, the place, the ambience...if you want to have a special moment... this is the place! Go with time to enjoy the wonderful views of the city,...More

Thank maceitu
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Cedevine | Reviewed this property |
There is no price for main courses. The menu is set.
20 December 2017|
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Response from Cedevine | Reviewed this property |
Uhm. No. Just don't. For your sake, and the sake of your fellow diners.
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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