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North River

North River Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.northriverny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 228-1200
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -11:00pm
    Friday: 5:30pm -12:00am
    Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, 5:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Adam Starowicz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 10th Street
  • Public Transit: L train at 1st Avenue and 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from North River
North River is a restaurant in New York City's East Village serving modern New York State fare. Named for the Hudson—the waterway that for so long, has brought so much worth eating to New York City—North River pulls the very best produce, dairy, fish, and meat from our neighbors and turns it into dinner nightly. (And into brunch on the weekends.)

Our cocktails are rooted in American classics from a simpler time, but have modern elements, shaken and stirred to impress and/or intoxicate. There is beer and wine too.

Our dining room is casual and our service educated, a balance we look to strike in all things we do.
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Diner Reviews
  • "What a find! I wanted so many things that it was hard to choose. Service was warms, friendly and excellent. Excellent food with a creative twist."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I wanted to order every single appetizer and entree on the menu but of course that is not possible so I will be forced to make multiple return visits. The food was simply amazing."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have only eaten in the front room and by the bar. The tables were great! The servers are knowledgable and friendly. I asked my server where they sourced their produce and he answered without hesitation. Without going into every dish I have had just try out a few apps like the roasted carrot salad, the deviled eggs, or the heirloom tomatoes. The food is original without being pretentious. A really great casual dinner spot."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The grilled broccoli was awesome and the fish too. Small draft beer list of two micro brews, I will come back soon"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We watched the sunset in Hudson River Park and headed here for a late dinner. We arrived and were seated immediately in the back. The ambiance is lovely with simple art scenes depicting the Hudson River Valley. Although seated right away it took a while to get any attention. The restaurant was busy but not completely full. The menu options were interesting although not overwhelming. We started with the smoked deviled eggs which were superb. One entree was their burger, the other was the steak. Both entrees were cooked to perfection and served with freshly made sides. The service remained uneven throughout the night, at one point, while we were eating our entrees, we were offered a second service of everything we had ordered."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great mimosas here! Fresh OJ and ample champagne. I was disappointed with the cavatelli carbonara. It was more like a take on mac and cheese than freshly made carbonara. The ambiance was nice. I'd go back and try the burger."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "North River is an excellent choice for a night out for any reason. The waitress was quick to bring us our drinks, helpful with recommendations, and constantly gave useful advice for our meal. The food was excellent, we shared 3 appetizers, the fried chicken, the salmon crudo, and the grilled broccoli, all of which were delightfully plated, and tasted great. Our meals were just as well prepared, plated, and served, but the best part was how delicious they were. The dessert choices had us all excited from the moment we looked at the menu, and we loved everything we got, 2 of us got the s'mores and one of us got the lemon cake, both of which were excellent choices. I would recommend North River to anyone and everyone, you have to try it!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I recently found North River on Open Table when a friend and I were meeting for dinner in the area. We loved it! So I brought my husband here when we were looking for a special place on our anniversary. We enjoyed it so much we will be sure to come back - all the way from our home in New Jersey."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friends and I came here on a Friday night. We were running late but the patron was kind enough to hold the table. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu, and made some killer recommendations. The pork doughnut and the brisket burger were out of this world. Decent wine list as well. I'm definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the restaurant there was a warm & friendly vibe. Wait person was helpful & knowledgeable about the food. The a tall bottle of water & sparkling water was delivered to the table-free of charge- soon after we were seated. Unheard of in NYC! The menu is based on seasonal foods & changes weekly. No endless additions to slosh through via wait person. The food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We shared a lot of the starters and skipped the main entrees. Some were really good, a few I would pass on for next time but I think in this situation it's personal taste. I didn't love the potatoes and the server said its a popular dish. Our favorite was the broccoli and the pork belly. The service was so friendly and great. It's sad that its rare in NYC anymore and it was nice to see in this cute restaurant. I'll be back to try brunch and would come back again for dinner to try more. Can't go wrong with good food and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Really good menu. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. It was very empty so it wasn't buzzy, but besides that i'd totally recommend it. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We chose North River based on Open Table reviews and the menu. It was a great choice. Not a huge menu, but everything we ordered was delicious. It would have been nice to see more than one vegetarian entree though. Other than that, no complaints. I would definitely eat at North River again if I have the opportunity."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I discovered North River via a review on Sosh, and was eager to try it. We were a party of 5 and booked last minute. We had a big table in the back room, the main dinning room in nicer/warmer. We tried some cocktails (excellent) and most of the main dishes, and it was really good! It could be a bit pricy but we will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal. The deviled eggs were divine. The Corvina (fish) and chicken were quite excellent. The Pork "stack" was less impressive, but still good. Cocktails, coffee and dessert were all good. The service: great. The decorating budget was probably not large, but the colors, materials, and lighting provide a perfectly cozy atmosphere for a relaxed dinner. Would recommend."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, really wonderful. Each dish was thoughtfully prepared and presented, right down to the dinner rolls. Just be prepared to WAIT for it. We went with three kids and a train schedule, so there was a fair bit of stress as we waited for each course. It took over 45 minutes from ordering, to appetizer to entree. Much to the chagrin of the children, we gave up on dessert in order to catch our train. I am sure it would have been wonderful if we had the time. If you have the time, great value and excellent food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was the worst experience and meal I have ever had. We sat at the bar before going to our table. The only thing the bartender offered us was a glass of water as he threw two menus at us. The eggs I ordered, which were recommended by the waitress were sweet and greasy. The home fries were cold and soggy. We were also not offered coffee or desert after our meal. The plates were cleared and the check arrived with some tiny squished lemon caked. So happy mother's day to me. I will never go back there again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "we went for mother's day brunch and we were excited to try a new place in our neighborhood. the aperol spritz was delish, as usual. the porky donut thing was a bit much, i'd feel better about myself eating 3 orders of pork buns from momofuku or the pork pecan sticky bun from northern spy food co. i ordered the carbonara and it was neither delicious nor filling. soggy chopped up bacon in the sauce which was mainly cream and not eggy. my husbands burger and fries was delicious, though!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "North River was fantastic. The good was great. I had the steak. The drinks were very delightful too. The service was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a great treat. Asian greens, charted broccoli, pasta, brisket burger. Each dish better than the last! Excellent food. We will be back "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is outstanding. beyond delicious. friendly staff. go now before everybody catches on! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Pretty cool little spot and good overall ambience. They had really amazing rolls at the start of the meal. Food was good. It was a bit spendy considering the neighborhood. Overall, I liked it."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was solid. I liked that the menu was limited - a one pager, but had enough to chose from. The waiter knew a lot about the dishes. It was a fair resturant and a sturdy choice. I don't think the food is anything to write home about (my pork was very oily from frying and the eggplant starter was greasy too). There was a great atmosphere and I would probably go back for a drink at the bar. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Brunch was very good and at this new spot and it has a clean, rustic atmosphere. Burger was well flavored and the bloody Mary's were quite good and just the right amount of spice. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is much nicer than a burger joint, so I wouldn't have normally ordered one, but I went by other rave reviews, and boy, was I glad. I've had some amazing burgers in my life--kobe beef, grass-fed, artisian, you name it. This tops them all. So ridiculously juicy, but the the bottom bun was constructed ingeniously to stand up. (Such great bread, btw. Baked fresh every 2 hours!) Get it. You won't be disappointed. My wife, a pescatarian, had a fish dish which was also great--stood up to some of the best restaurants in the city. Stay away from unrecommended dishes, and with the faves, and this place will suit you very well. We went at 6:30 on a Thursday and it was empty, but by the time we left it was jam packed, so make a reservation."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I went on a Thursday night for dinner and everything from the food to the service was great. The staff is charming and helpful, and the food was really delicious. I highly recommend going with a few friends and just enjoying a relaxed time together. The cocktails were well made too!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 5 of my family members without having heard of North River at all and not knowing what to expect (which I rarely do). When we walked in, there weren't that many people, so I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be good. But boy was I wrong! The food was absolutely amazing--every single thing! But the Belly Doughnut is 100% now on my top 10 things I've ever had the pleasure of eating--OUT OF THIS WORLD. The cocktails are also fabulous...perhaps too fabulous because we all got a little drunk. The service was phenomenal. Our server was so kind & attentive! Overall, I LOVE this place and can't wait to go back! I half want to tell everyone about it and half want to keep it on the DL so I can have it all for myself :) "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Great new find. Service friendly and informative. Comfort food with visual appeal"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had a great time. Our server was exceptional. With lots of personal contact making sure we were taking care of and giving insights on the menu. A true gem in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had din with boyfriend at north river on Friday at 7 pm. Wanted a nice spot that wouldn't break the bank. Delightfully surprised when able to make reservation with no problem and even more pleased by the kind welcome we received from owner. Waitress was very sweet and timely. The cocktails were exceptionally good. Great variety. Bread they serve in basket while waiting for food is amazing.... Don't skip it! Liked the appetizers a lot and Burger was really, really, really good. Great fries. Though it was quieter when we arrived, bar picked up by the time we left. Atmosphere was perfect for us - relaxing but still felt a bit like a scene. Will note that I am a fairly picky eater. Food is quality. Service is quality. It's a gem."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food and service, what more could you need/want in a restaurant? Staff was kind, knowledgable and interested in helping you select what you want (both food and drink). The menu was delightful and we enjoyed every morsal of our dinner. Cocktails were delish and we then enjoyed a beer and glass of wine. All and all, I would recommend north river to anyone looking for a quality place to enjoy a nice dinner."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was great. This restaurant updates their menu list quite often but the update is not provided to the website in a timely manner. So there was aparticualr dish that I was looking forward to eating but when I got there and saw the updated menu and saw that my dish was no longer there, I was very disappointed. I was able to find something else which was great."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, and our server was very sweet. We loved everything we tried, including our drinks, and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "North River was a very pleasant surprise. The service was top notch, interesting menu, fantastic food and very good wine at reasonable prices. Smoked deviled eggs were amazing. My Chicken w popover - exceptional. The owner stopped over to chat, always a nice chat. Adam Starowicz is doing some very nice work in the kitchen. Go for it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From the host to the waitress, everyone was very nice, attentive and informative. As a starter, my son & I decided to try the pig ears which we've never seen on any menu in NYC. The waitress described it perfectly and we enjoyed it (with some hesitation...it's just the idea of it). My 5 large crab meat raviolis were not particularly tasty...sort of bland. The wrap could've just been a bit thinner and the filling needed more salt or spices. My son enjoyed the lamb stew, but there was not much of it. We had the pecan pie dessert which was the best part of the meal. We didn't feel sated because of the small portions. Although the food could be a bit more flavorful, I would recommend this place for a dinner date,"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "New place. Spacious and comfortable. Relaxed atmosphere. Interesting menu, with some different items. We tried five of the appetizers, and all were great. The trout dish was also delicious. Service was excellent. Bourbon specialty cocktail was nice. Perfect neighborhood place with a chef who knows what he's doing."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food here is good, not great. It's a fine place for a pleasant meal. The service was very pleasant but a little slow."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "So glad we decided to try something new. This was such a great meal. Everything was delicious. Unpretentious. And friendly, personable, fast service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was A+++ and the service was excellent. Belly doughnut, fried chicken, and burger were all solid."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive and made us feel welcome. There were only a few people when we arrived, which can be a bad sign. But, I don't think many people have discovered this lovely spot. The drinks were well crafted and pleasantly strong. The food was tasty, and nicely presented. We will definitely be back, and we can't wait to try brunch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014