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The River Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 5,583 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 100
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old Fulton St.
Transit: 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
Description: 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
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The menu is pricy but the service, atmosphere and quality of food makes it worth a visit. With the water view of Manhattan you really don't need to carry on conversation just sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The place is really nice, the atmosphere is great. It's the perfect place for a romantic dinner, or just a special one.
The view is breathtaking, it is the most outstanding view of Manhattan ever!
The food, the cocktails and the service are superb.
Is it pricey? Yes it is, worth every dollar you spend.
If you visit New York, you cant miss a lunch or a dinner at this iconic place.

Thank 969MariaO
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This had the potential to be a 5 star experience but our server was unfriendly to the point of rude. No matter how many times we said thank you to her as she served us, we were met with a disgusted look and silence. Bussers were the most friendly ones in the restaurant.

The food was superb, beautiful flowers on each table and the view was spectacular. If the service had just risen to level of the other elements, it would be have been worth the high fixed plate charge for a very special evening.

We were taken aback by the restaurant's requirement to sign a contract for our party of six reservation. We did so, obligating us to the full price of our meals if we didn't provide 3 days notice of a cancellation.

Ours may have been an isolated server experience and for a restaurant that has so much potential to be extraordinary, I hope it was.

Thank cincynatalie
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I chose the River Café to celebrate our first Wedding Anniversary and it was absolutely magical. Food was delicious, great service and the view... oh, the view! You can't beat that gorgeous Manhattan's view. On top of all, the restaurant's ambiance is very romantic and the piano bar adds the perfect touch. Thanks, River Café.

Thank Johanna R
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Overpriced for the food they serve and service they provide. I do not think they hire professional waiters. Place is expensive. For the main entry and its price it has to be enough food (and i am not a big eater) and t should be delicious.

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Thank susannam57
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