Not a bad alternative to the
Not a bad alternative to the chains (shake shack, pj Clark's, etc...). Great mussels, great salads and great fries. Menu has quite a few options.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to dine!
I've been to Merchant River House several times before, but I think that this last time was the most enjoyable. The food was great and our waiter, Gene, was incredibly attentive.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great little spot on the river.
great little spot on the river. good food, good prices. will definitely be back!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought a group of 16 this past week. Great good and great service. We will be back!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special setting, OK fod & drink.
Right next to the Battery Park Esplanade with great view of the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty, Merchants River House offers a spectacular setting along with OK food and good service. Prices are reasonable and tables are generally available. Go with good company and enjoy.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
our favorite go-to for brunch
The view from the restaurants can't be beat and the food is good quality as well. Overall, a totally dependable and fun neighborhood restaurant. The service is excellent and Charles, the manager, is very hospitable.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back on my list
My family and I visit Merchants River House frequently. It is our neighborhood gem. The previous occasion we were a bit disappointed, The food was not up to par. My daughter's Fish was a bit overcooked., my Roast Beef sandwich was not the quality I expected. This visit with my niece we both had fish and they dishes were delicious, done just right. Appetizers were good, service always good. So we shall be going again soon.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient and friendly
I live in the building in which this restaurant is located. I eat out virtually every night and am a 'regular' here.
The cuisine is consistent and early dining make for a relaxing and satisfying experience. For years l complained about there wine selection and as of last week it has been remedied. You can now truly enjoy a good glass of red
wine with your meal.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places
I always bring friends who come to town to this restaurant. Although a limited menu, the food is good and the outside dining is wonderful with the view of the Statue of Liberty and ...the sunset, if you time it right, and the boats and the river. It's a little out of the way for people out of the neighborhood, but I like walking down to it. The service when I came Wednesday was not totally perfect; it was friendly, but our waiter was quite busy and it was hard to catch him. But no hard feelings.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and scenic setting for an enjoyable lunch on a beautiful sunny day! Great experience.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining getaway in NYC
Enjoyed a terrific lunch with my wife and kids after taking a river cruise checking out the sites. Had seared tuna sandwiches which were more like a tuna patty, than sliced seared tuna, but it was tasty nonetheless. Kids had huge bowl of Mac and cheese and a pizza, which were both tasty. The view and ambiance of sitting outside overlooking the river was the best part.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Quiet NYC spot for Sunday Brunch
This was my second visit to Merchants River House and it did not disappoint. I'm sure during the week this location is much busier being right in the midst of the financial area but on a Sunday you couldn't ask for a better spot to relax for brunch. The day was a bit threatening weather wise but we enjoyed our visit; the Brunch menu pleased all of our taste (though the Merchants River House Burger was a bit small according to my 17 year old nephew - though very tasty). I would definitely return and recommend this place to friends and colleagues.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth looking for Aldo
Not an easy place to find based on the address but well worth the search. View is spectacular. Great for tourists and my out of town friends. Service was very slow.....l
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has very good food and a magnificent view of the Statue of Liberty and Hudson River. Worth a try.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reasonable and good
This restaurant was always decent. There were days I thought it was going down hill However the last few times the food was excellent again. Fish and Chips great, fish not overcooked, moist. Always liked their hamburgers but we all had fish this time, salmon was good, They used t have a delicious Prime Roast Beef but no longer. I haven't tried their Liberty Roast Beef Sandwich yet will do so next time.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
As first time visitors to NYC, we found this restaurant via a recommendation book in our hotel room. We were celebrating a 60th birthday, and after significant research, this seemed like just the place. Although it was a rainy night and we were seated inside, the views were absolutely incredible--we were seated at a window overlooking the Hudson River and Ellis Island and if you were seated outside, you would be able to see the Statue of Liberty as well. The food was fantastic and the service was delightful. Thanks for making our trip!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The great escape
Thanks for a nice lunch. Despite the unbearable heat of summer, the staff served us with a smile and great cocktails. Food was reall yummy too. You can beat the view of the Hudson!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place on the riverfront
Great place on the riverfront just a few blocks from 911 memorial. Reasonable prices for downtown manhattan.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful spot, good food
I went here on a warm summer night, which of course is perfect to sit outside and watch the sunset over the hudson. The food was very good, service also very good. (Some have complained on websites about the service, and one or two items were slow to get, but overall quite good). The price, for NYC, was low which is pretty remarkable given the setting.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the Hudson Rivera and Statue of Liberty while you eat. Had brunch there on a Sunday. Food was okay, nothing special, but the view made it well worth it.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to dine in the sunset.
We were 13 people and had a very nice waiter who helped us all the time. So we will gladly recommend this place to friends and colleagues. Not expensive and very nice food.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view of the Hudson and
Great view of the Hudson and Jersey. Food was good too, however, they were understaffed so service was very slow. But I had great company and a such a great view where it barely even mattered.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view! The Food! The Service!
I have been here twice in a week. When the weather in NYC is great, this is the place to be! Boats on the water, the Statue of Liberty in the distance..... And the food? Mussels devine, wonderful burgers and salads and entrees of salmon and other great seafood and meats. Our hostess offered me a glass of wine "on the house" because they were busy that night and our bartender was serving as our waiter. It was relaxed and delicious...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view, the food, the service
The view, the food, the service and the weather - we'll come again.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you sit outside along the Hudson river along sundown, you'll have a great view as you dine.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very, very good. We were 8 people and we all enjoyed the appetizers and meals. Service was good, it is just too too small inside and very, very, very noisy. But I def would recommend. Beautiful view
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the restaurant very much. Great food, excellent service, and great scenery. It was a lovely gem. Although- very difficult to find from the street! Really enjoyed lunch and will surely come back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service and food, but the view is spectacular.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the view. Eating outdoors with a skyline view across the water is a pleasurable afternoon brunch scenario for me. Brunch menu so yummy.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cant beat the view. The only restaurant along the Hudson Riverfront Park. There are sunny tables or under umbrellas. Food is very good. Great choices on menu. Burgers delicious and mac and cheese great. One appetizer did not come out until our lunch entress did so we sent it back. But otherwise, everything was spot on! Recommend it to everyone I know going down to Battery Park.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally an A rating
I stopped going here because they had a big orange C in the window. Anyway, they got an A this time. The menu was varied and they did something new. They had a separate menu for vegans and gluten free dining.
The service was good. The place was extremely busy and they still were helpful and delightful.
The prices were moderate...really reasonable - no complaints here. Yes, I will not only go back, but I will gladly recommend
them to friends..in fact , I already did so on my facebook page.
Oh...another thing....they give a discount for three garages///and on weekends it's only $12. I think it was for three hours...
def not less. It was a bit more pricey during the week. Parking is difficult on South End Ave.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Along the River.
I've been here many times, and the view, the food, the service is always great. I always look forward to coming here when I'm in the area.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exactly what I was expecting.
My wife and I took the ferry to The Statute of Liberty that morning and returned to eat on the water at Merchants. Initially we sat outside, but the wind started kicking up a bit and we decided to move inside. This led to our only issue, our waitress from outside stuck with us, but we seemed to be her only inside table. It was not enough of a problem to cause any strife, however. The views from outside or inside are absolutely wonderful. If you are looking for a great view of the river while you dine, this place is highly recommended. My wife and I both had seafood and it was very good. If you are visiting the financial district, Statute of Liberty or the Trade Center Memorial, this is a great place to eat while you're close by.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends from Saturday Night
Great ambience. Great find. All in all had an amazing time. Spiked Sweet Tea did the trick!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really cute place!
This restaurant has an amazing view of the River. The mirrors make it so that no matter where you sit you have a great view. There are a lot of outdoor tables for when the weather is nice. Brunch choices were delicious! French toast tasted like dessert! I will definitely go back to enjoy both the food and the view. And after eating you can enjoy a romantic stroll next to the water! Great photo ops!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place near WFC
Can see Statue of Liberty from outside restaurant. Reasonable.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dine to Remember
Twice I have had lunch at the Merchants River House -- and twice I am very happy that I did.
The food was enjoyed by all...as well as the magnificent river view.
Indoors for the first lunch, and outdoors for the second ... both were wonderful, with good service over all.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night view of Jersey City
Night view of Jersey City was incredible! All food was excellent, pricing good for area. Daughter ordered the Mac and Cheese. Outstanding!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor seating
The view was impeccable, the food was above-par and the service, while not the most knowledgable, was very attentive and friendly. Would certainly come again.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Nice spot with good service and an awesome view of the Harbor.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view; hard to have conversati
Great view; hard to have conversations due to close proximity of tables and to the kitchen.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good, always great
If they only had lobster (not the roll, real lobster, as did their predecessor), it would be a perfect place. My favorite place to take newcomers and visitors to the city - and to come with friends.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This gem is a little hard to find, but definitely worth it. We went for a family birthday dinner and were all very pleased. We asked for and got a table right next to the window and were able to watch the sunset over the river - spectacular! Service was very attentive and every dish was delicious. Prices are very reasonable. Will definitely return!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and great views
this restaurant sits right next to the hudson river and has beautiful views, especially at sunset. food was very good and the atomosphere is quite cozy. the only negative was that the table next to us was so loud it was a huge distraction. still, that was not fault of the staff who were friendly and helpful. we will definitely be back next time we are staying in lower manhattan.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Let me start by saying that I was a tourist when dining here. We made reservations without knowing the area and were pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem. We were there on a Friday evening and had no issue getting a table at the bar at 7:00, followed by our immediate seating for an 8:00 reservation. I assume that it's much busier during the day, as it's positioned at the bottom of an office building. The drinks were plenty and the bartender was great! As I remember, the food was also quite delicious. I ordered the mussels as my entree and it was quite a generous serving, with a wonderful light broth. I highly recommend it! If you're a foodie looking for something special, this might not be it, but it's the perfect neighborhood joint.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
You simply cannot get a panoramic view from the Statue of Liberty to Hoboken and beyond up the Hudson River, today, without renting a helicopter, and the food won't be near as good! Hard to find unless you know that it's around the back of South End Avenue on the River promenade. Friendly and warm in winter, nice patios in summer.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome view with great food!!
I always enjoying going to Merchant Riverhouse with my family and friends. The food is great and it's the best place in NYC to watch the sunset.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good family meal
Thanksgiving. A table was ready at the reserved time. The specials were very good, especially considering the reasonable cost. After we got past a distant hostess, the staff and service were fine. A dessert special, mixed berry cobbler, was perfect. After dinner, we took a walk alongside the river.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food, beautiful view,
Amazing food, beautiful view, reasonable prices
Strongly recommend it
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Sunday Brunch
We had a terrific Sunday brunch here yesterday. The staff was very polite, very helpful, and always smiling. The view from here just can't be beat. The food was excellent, and also a good value. We'll be back again soon!!!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM