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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 11 December 2015

They have an amazing menu! The New York Times called this restaurant as "The Harvard of the culinary business" A lot of very famous chefs have worked here. It also is consider as the most romantic restaurant in America; the views are breathtaking, wine selection...More

Thank Eduardo D
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Took my girlfriend to the River Café last night and had a fantastic evening. For starters I had oysters with an amazing dressing and my girlfriend had Octopus. For main courses I had a rack of lamb cooked to perfection and my girlfriend had lobster....More

Thank Philip D
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Fantastic restaurant in great position. Very expensive with excellent service. Worth saving up for! Need to book a way in advance.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We wanted to finish our trip to New York in style and this was the way to do it. We arrived and were shown to our table, the view was amazing. We were offered a table next to the window but there was a time...More

Thank paul357
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. We were worried that it might be a little stuffy but it was anything but. It was fine dining but in a really buzzy restaurant where we were made to feel very comfortable and well looked after. The food...More

Thank Wildheart15
Reviewed 10 December 2015

There could not be a more perfect place to celebrate a special evening that The River Cafe. We had the good fortune to go during the Holiday Season and this utterly charming place was so festive with lovely decorations and simply stunning flowers. The staff...More

Thank LynnSeattle
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Decided to book this restaurant after looking through trip adviser. Wanted to go here just for the view of the Manhattan skyline which was amazing as was the food. As you would expect the service is impeccable. I would recommend their version of a Manhattan...More

Thank CThompson86
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Getting to brooklyn from Manhattan is not the easiest thing to do, but if you want a new atmosphere and great food, this place is highly recommended. Especially for couples, you can enjoy the great view of the bridge, seated in this cosy environment. The...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing food , deserts and entire menu are outstanding. The restaurant is very closer to the Brooklyn bridge and has an amazing view of the city

Thank Francisco D
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Well worth the trip over the bridge everything about this place is perfect. The food was amazing and the view looking back over Manhattan is breath taking.

Thank ManchesterMa
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23 February 2018|
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Response from jolee2017 | Reviewed this property |
As the other person mentioned, very very smart! Evening wear, trousers, shoes, shirt and jacket. Very smart. They draw a line with a tie, but a gentleman must wear a jacket, and the jacket cannot be taken off during the... More
21 February 2018|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
Yes valet
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Response from NYCityfoodie | Reviewed this property |
The River Café has their own valet parking onsite.
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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