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RiverFish on the Bay
RiverFish on the Bay

RiverFish on the Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Riverfishny.com
  • Phone: (516) 883-5600
  • Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your next private event with us and mingle on the outside deck while looking at the pleasure boats moored at the Aquarelle 45. Allow us to treat you and your guests to cocktails and fine cuisine while listening to some “Big Band” music in the style of the old Riviera.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator (866) 970-6254
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check our FB page & website!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manorhaven Boulevard
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from RiverFish on the Bay
Riverfish On The Bay brings a brand new dining experience to one one Long Island’s most cherished waterfronts. Situated on Orchard Beach Boulevard in Port Washington, Riverfish On The Bay combines expert culinary craftsmanship with a relaxed, upscale atmosphere to produce a seafood fusion restaurant unlike any other. Our menu includes the freshest grilled seafood, homemade artisanal pizza, delectable sandwiches and salads, a delightful raw bar, and more. Riverfish On The Bay caters to all ages, offering lunch, dinner or after hour comfort seafood in a beautiful outdoor setting. With its breathtaking waterfront views and ample interior, Riverfish On The Bay is also a fantastic location for parties, business gatherings, showers, and mitzvahs. Call us at 516-883-5600 to reserve your party or event today. Stay tuned to our website to keep up with Riverfish On The Bay specials, events, and promotions. We look forward to serving you a waterfront dining experience like none other!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I was cautious having read the reviews before I went, but the food is very good with ample portions. The service really needs to improve. There are burgers and sandwiches along with lobsters and other seafood, but it felt more like a lunch menu to me. Can't beat the view for any meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have been to RiverFish three times before. Maybe it was because of the crowd this time- I guess due to Karaoke night- but the food was mediocre. I ordered chicken marsala, which I had enjoyed at the restaurant before. It was tough and relatively tasteless."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A great view of Manhasset Bay located in the Capri Marina Shipyard in Manorhaven, NY. Food was fairly typical seafood and burgers- all prepared for lunch decently. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary; nothing other than what is on the menu, but I am not certain that I went here for the food. Rather the view sitting on Manhasset Bay is exceptional. The drawback is the poor, uncoordinated service- too long for the food and simple requests such as separate ice for ice coffee were difficult to get done."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • " The location on the water is lovely, and the restaurant's decor is well-matched to the seaside location. The waitress had just started the day before, and definitely wasn't ready for prime time. It was a weekday evening, though, and she had a very pleasant way about her and a positive attitude. With additional training and experience, she'll be fine. While the appetizers (calamari and the wedge salad) were delicious, the entrees were both overcooked. The sea scallops were dry and pressed down so much they looked flat, and my friend's stuffed shrimp were dry as well. I think I'd wait for them to gain more experience before I go back for dinner. Lunch might be a better bet, several salads, sandwiches and burgers are on the menu."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "one of our most favorite places in the neighborhood, food is consistently good, service is excellent and the view is wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " lovely enening outdoors n the Bay. Food good but not outstanding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "generous portions, great view, pleasant staff but waiter seemed newish"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Portion size was excellent. Food was average. Service was poor"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "had a craving for a lobster roll and this was the closest place. Outdoor seating was windy and cramped but the view was beautiful and the roll was good! Probably would have preferred sitting inside. Would try again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Set on a marina with docking facilities for watercraft, it should be easy enough to wait for customers to float in and just concentrate on the food -- which needs a lot of attention. After checking to affirm that the lobster roll indeed was made of "fresh chunks of lobster" as the menu suggested, it proved to be a very below average chopped lobster salad made primarily of celery -- the kind made with almost no lobster and available at most low-end deli's. The accompanying french fries were luke-warm and soggy, as if they had been waiting around in the kitchen for hours. From other tables within ear-shot, we heard many complaints to the attentive and eager staff about the poor food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We dined outside on the deck right next to the boats in the bay. It was a beautiful ambiance and delightful experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was mediocre for mid to high price. Had to send back food that was cold and ask them to zap it. The booze was great, except I had to ask twice for my drink to be "topped off" since they brought half a glass on the rocks. We had never been to this restaurant, and have plans to go in 2 weeks with friends, so we thought we'd try it out.......needless to say, we have booked at another restaurant for 2 weeks from now."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was an exceptionally favorable experience. The food and service were both very good. It's a lovely location and the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed River Fish--even though it was a stormy night--but dramatic with lightning and dark skies outside. But--there were still a number of people eating in this pleasant waterside restaurant. My scallops with mashed sweet and asparagus was very enjoyable----our other party had the large lobster roll with sweet or regular fries. Started with a salad (just OK) for just $6. which we shared. Just ended with coffee and tea-a light dinner--but there were some nice desserts you could choose- key lime, sherbet, etc.--altho. the cobbler was out. We would go back --especially on a sunny day for lunch."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed the food. Would return another time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Our party knew that patience was required when after placing our order with our server who did not write down the order...... had to come back and confirm what we ordered. The caesar salad respectable. One issue that seemed odd....when members of our party asked for rice pilaf to accompany the fish ordered...we were informed....no rice was being offered. The salmon grilled as requested...well done....the linguine with white clam sauce...bland and disappointing to the table. One other note about the serving staff. The World Cup Soccer matches was on the TV at the bar...but we were not prepared when one of the servers (who was carrying a tray of food to a table)....let out a very loud.....YEAH!! The restaurant....a work in progress."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "RiverFish has really gotten their act together after rough start. The service (Cody was our waiter) was extraordinary. Cody went out of his way to please - substituted menu items gladly, was attentive, available, upbeat and knowledgeable regarding the menu items. Water glasses were refilled immediately. We dropped a fork and without asking, a busser immediately arrived with a new one. Lobster rolls were perfect - very little, if any, mayo and perfectly seasoned. Observed other diners around us all very happy - especially with a beautifully prepared lobster tail. Decor is pristine and nautical blue. View is one of the best on Long Island - marina with VERY nice boats. Yay - we can finally go back to this beautiful restaurant - a lot!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Finally a place that might actually last in this fabulous location. It was a great meal, good service and lots of menu options. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great spot, view and food...needs a little plus in flavor. Would go back for more. Friendly, feels good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was a disappointment and our server was clueless regarding menu items and was not attentive. We will not go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "After two terrific dinners at this new gem, we decided to try lunch. We chose outdoor seating and enjoyed the beautiful waterview. We started with the seafood avocado appetizer, which was really delicious. The lobster roll was absolutely terrific. The pretzel roll was lightly toasted and was a nice change from the ordinary roll. The fresh lobster meat was bountiful and thankfully not swimming in mayonnaise. We also tried the fish tacos. The Mahi Mahi was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. The wait staff was pleasant, professional and efficient. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "went on fish taco tues, tacos were tasty & priced right."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Went here for lunch. New servers a bit clueless. Served ice tea without sugar. Had to ask twice. Had trouble reading wine list correctly. No bread served-just flat crackers. Chicken Parm with pasta seems to have been from night before. Lobster roll sandwich was good. Good atmosphere with water view. Many choices in area- food was just not that good for price paid."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I were pleased when we got our reservation only few hours before we dined considering News Days gave them a favorable review two days earlier. Our experience did not start off well. The wine pour was 'short' and inconsistent with other diners. The kitchen was slow. We saw other diners sending food back for various reasons. Our server was inexperienced and couldn't read his own handwriting on daily specials. We never got our salad and the main course was just 'okay'. This was not a memorable experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lovely to look at ,but that's it. Salad wedge was sad. Swordfish and scallops were over salted. The worst offender was that our main course was brought to the table while we were still eating our appetizers, then removed and brought back barely warm. Total disappointment."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The wait staff are not trained. It's all about the water view If not. ,they would be out of business"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went Friday night and had an outside table with a nice view of the marina, food was very good and staff was very friendly and polite. We will definitely be going back to Riverfish more often."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great location and the menu has greatly improved (since the last owner) but they need to run it much better! Last week we ate there on Friday Night and they started turning off the lights and air conditioner at 10:30 and were out of several items. This past weekend we ate there again on Friday night and they ran out of bread, several deserts and cappuccino. So we finished our dinner and went some place else for desert. May come back for lunch nice burger and pizza menu but not so sure for dinner again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have been to RiverFish when it was the multitude of other establishments. Though the ambiance was always beautiful, the meal was only subpar at best. We were delighted that not only was that million dollar view still perfect, the food was great. We had the avocado crabmeat appetizer, and for entree's we had the lobster roll and fish tacos. Truly it was an excellent meal and will be back soon!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Service not very good. Bread not fresh. Food ok. Little expensive"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is in an area that needs a very good seafood restaurant. We sat outside with a great view of the bay. The restaurant is large and has a room for large private parties. Try the LOBSTER ROLL. One the best I have had. They worked hard to provide very good and friendly service. Fair pricing."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service was awful here. The waiter had no idea what he was doing, spilled soda into a glass of wine, when he served my lobster ravioli and I asked for cheese, he asked me what kind. When we were finished and he asked us if we wanted coffee or dessert, we said we were finished. 25 minutes later, we had to flag down another waiter to ask for the check. He came over and said he didn't know that was what we wanted - I asked him what he thought we wanted and he gave me a blank stare. The few times that he did come over during our dinner, he had to keep apologizing for his errors. He brought us a basket full of bread sticks (or pretzels according to him) and told us they were free. This was such a disappointment and I'd never return."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great Father's Day dinner with my family! Good food, good wine, great service!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What River Fish needs is a new manager and hostess staff. Inexperience and rudeness nearly ruined Fathers Day. Imagine being told tp change your table after appetizers and wine and just as the main course is being served. It happened to me 2 times- the !st and last. The manager challenged us to write this in a review/ DONT GO"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "restaurant relatively new, but need to get the kitchen up to speed to serve meals on a timely basis--took 1.5 hours to get food. Also, wine list for new restaurant mediocre and needs to be expanded especially white wines. Moreover, some wines no longer available! How can that be?"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had high hopes for this one since many restaurants have come & gone in this location. Location still great...food very mediocre. Very casual dining with open & airy design. Beautiful view of the water & boats. They had live music outside to add to the ambiance but became too loud inside. We really wanted to like this place because of its location especially in the summer but out of the 4 meals we had all 4 were very disappointing...including the hot water for tea which was served Luke warm the 2 times we asked for it!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the first time we visited this restaurant it was very good. This time was another story. We had 3 orders of the skirt steak, all were ordered medium, all three came out red and cold and had to bed sent back. One person ordered the twin lobster tails one was good the second was mushy and undercooked. One dinner didn't come until everyone else at the table was finished. We felt like most of the night we were looking to get our servers attention. Disappointing but everyone is entitled to a bad night, we'll try it again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, the service, and the ambiance! Our food was well-prepared and delicious. Special requests were honored. Our server, Tara, took excellent care of us! We will return often. We brought out-of-Port Washington friends with us, and they said that they would definitely go back also. We highly recommend River Fish on the Bay!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Any food establishment located on the water and who's menu has more to offer than burgers and fries is a find, and if the food is good it is a home run. After all, how many times can you go to Louie's? This was our first time there under the new management and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the place was packed, the food took a little longer than it should have but the quality and presentation made up for the extra time it took. The servers are friendly, up beat and there is no shortage of them. Did I mention the docking facility is brand new and plenty of spaces? We are hoping to make this a regular place."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food. super ambiance with a hands on owner , Dennis present to suggest, chat and help out in this extremely busy new kid on the block. I have not seen such large portions or superb presentation of all dishes as the two times I have had dinner once with a large group and the second time with a friend. The swordfish dish was prepared to perfection, as well as the Skirt steak....large and juicy. I would recommend this to all for a scenic, delicious restaurant representing Port Washington on Manhasset Bay. ENJOY!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014