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“Great view, terrible food”
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The River Club
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I love the River Club. Well, I love to be there. The owner and his family are great people, the staff is great. There was a time when the food was great, too. That time was long ago! So go there if you want to get a drink and enjoy the people and the wonderful views, but don't plan to go there for a meal. It will not fail to disappoint. Even a cobb salad can be ruined by too-old, cold chicken that tastes like (and has the texture of) a dirty dishrag.

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Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views while catching up with old friends. We had the Cape Cobb salad and sword fish sandwich. My friends wanted different salad dressings and the waitress was able to accommodate them. Both dishes were delicious.

Thank MaryAnnD146
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

The view was awesome and so was the food. They had some specialty & unique dishes. Staff was professional and pleasant.

Thank apceoftime
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We came here for Sunday night dinner to be next to the water for the air and breeze...this place is perfect for it.

The menu is simple...burgers, sandwiches, salads, and variety of seafood dishes. Nothing amazing but solid decent food.

Same with the drinks...they have a full bar and some speciality cocktails. Again, nice variety nothing super exciting...just a solid drink. They had some local brews on tap which were tasty.

The service, like everyone else has mentioned, could be a better. Although our server was adorable...she could have been a bit more attentive thereby avoiding the constant, 'excuse me, excuse me' we found ourselves doing.

But the bill won't break your bank and for that...not a bad spot to relax and get a decent meal.

Thank D_ExplorerMiami_FL
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

It's unfortunate that the food at the River Club in Nyack, NY, doesn't rate as highly as the view. During the warm weather months, nothing beats a meal with a water view--in this case, the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge. In the nice weather, the restaurant's walls slide away, allowing you to be as close to the river as possible, with open views of sail boats and other vessels as they make their way along the river. In fact, during one visit, my companion and I watched as a mother bird sat protectively on her nest of eggs, which was located on a small dock over the railing from where we sat.

In addition to the great view, the River Club's prices are not as high as some other restaurants located on the river in Rockland County. The dress code is casual and the wait staff is pleasant. Once you have finished your meal, you can stroll over to the walkway on other side of the condo complex next door and get another view of the river. Or you can walk up the hill into town and browse the shops.

That all being said on the plus side, the food is just okay. I always order the same thing--a burger and fries. So while I cannot comment on the other menu options, I can note one consistency I have found on all my visits: The hamburger rolls are always stale. Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence, more than that is the norm. On my last visit, I wondered what would happened if I asked the waitress for a fresh roll. Would the kitchen be able to provide one? The burger is otherwise okay, the fries so-so.

My companion had the sticky fingers burger, which is a burger with pulled pork and cheese on it, and found the pork and the roll to be stale.

Whether these two burger options are typical of the rest of the menu, I cannot say. But based on my consistent ordering of the same meal, next time I may consider just coming for dessert and the view.

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Thank LFAN
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