Riverpark
Riverpark

Riverpark

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riverparknyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127299790x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Thursday: 12 pm-10 pm
    Friday: 12 pm-11 pm
    Saturday: 11 am-11 pm
    Sunday: 11 am-10 pm
    NOTE: For parties of five or more please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sisha Ortuzar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Riverpark offers several unique spaces for hosting your next event. With seasoned sensibilities in food and service, Riverpark Events is a seamless extension of what we do best each day. Uncommon are Riverpark's selection of spaces, East River views, and culinary team headed by Chef Sisha Ortúzar and Restaurateur Tom Colicchio.

    Our dedicated Events team will work with you to create an inviting environment and menu tailored to your needs; from a dinner with friends, to a corporate presentation or reception for 300 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Cervantes 2128101814x403

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue and the East River
  • Public Transit: By subway, take the 6 train to 28th Street


    By bus, take the M15 bus northbound on 1st Avenue to 29th Street. If headed southbound take the M15 on 2nd Avenue to 28th Street or M34A 2nd Avenue to 29th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: From First Ave, turn right at E 30th St. towards the East River. At the stop sign, take a hard right onto the FDR Service Road (E 26th St) - do not proceed onto the FDR ramp. The entrance to the garage is located on the right. Parking is validated when you dine with us.
A word from Riverpark
Located on a unique garden plaza with romantic East River views, Riverpark represents a dynamic culinary destination in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood. Riverpark reflects Tom Colicchio's overall vision as restaurateur, and Chef Sisha Ortuzar's creative concept showcasing the restaurant's own urban farm just feet away from the kitchen. Riverpark's modern American menus change daily, highlighting seasonal ingredients from local farms, Greenmarkets and Riverpark Farm.
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Riverpark reviews from OpenTable diners
430 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (302)great for outdoor dining (282)fit for foodies (267)special occasion (251)romantic (199)neighborhood gem (146)great for lunch (136)great for brunch (129)notable wine list (102)good for groups (102)hot spot (38)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (14)Show More
  • View and great food
    suttonplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The Riverpark is a destination location. Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting. You sit very comfortably and the views are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Colicchio does it again!
    ImaniVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It's a bit off the beaten path; but Rivercraft is a gem. Beautiful views of the East River and top notch food and service. I visited for brunch and was NOT disappointed. Best peach bellinis I've ever had; the doughnuts are worth every calorie--ditto for the fried chicken and waffles and hash browns. The staff (from the hostess, to the bartender, to the manager, to our waiter) was attentive and charming but not intrusive. Did I mention they have validated parking? A major plus when you're dining ON the FDR Drive. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    One of my favorite NYC restaurants. The food, the service and the beautiful view are always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oddly Unkown
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This excellent restaurant is virtually hidden on a "new" street--29th, East of 1st Avenue. In a corner of the last building on the block--across from the restaurant's vegetable garden--is Riverpark. You will feel a bit like an explorer the first time you come here, but chances are you will become a regular. Reliably good food, very knowledgeable sommelier (with no attitude) personable staff everywhere and a chef who delivers. There are some oitside tables, albeit with noise from East River Drive, but the vews, especially at night, look like a Hollywood set.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stunning, delicious+ free parking!!
    JoanRVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Riverpark's setting and décor are stunning. In nice weather, it is a treat to sit on the lovely patio overlooking the river. The traffic on the FDR below is intrusive at first, but the boats on the river and the sky overhead quickly compensate. The food is fresh, artistic, and sophisticated. Lunch items are reasonably priced. An extra plus is free parking for those dining at Riverpark!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    GoudadeanVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Lovely bartender and terrific outdoor seating. Found the prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    mnf700
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and the entire experience was fantastic. I called ahead and mentioned it was our anniversary and the host, our waiter, and sommelier all wished us a happy anniversary. The service was flawless and they helped make the dinner feel special. The food was also phenomenal. Interesting dishes and presentation. Great wine list and the sommelier gave us a great recommendation. This is a great place to celebrate a special night or even if you want to just want to have a great dinner with a great view. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multiple occasions
    AnavVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Perfect for any celebration or just a delightful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    EatandrinkVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Every dish came out perfectly. A meticulously organized wine list. The service is impeccable and noise level at a minimum. A grown up place for the young and the very old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way!
    RosesRRed
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Riverpark exceeded our expectations in all ways. We had an unforgettable evening there- quiet, quality service, superb cuisine, enchanting concept and location. A night we will remember with delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Riverpark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The interior of the restaurant is quite lovely. There is also an outside area, but the hostess was unable to seat us there even though we had a reservation (we would have been seated at a communal table). My avocado and hamachi salad was the best item of the night. My entree, cavatelli with lamb, was on the salty side and not nearly as good. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
    CJinNYC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Just discovered Riverpark and I've already been 4 times this past month. The food, service, and ambiance are flawless!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    porkfritter
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice outdoor venue, cool ambiance. Not too bad price wise given the location!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A go-go
    Mickie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A not to be missed experience that was totally enjoyable. We booked for outdoor seating but got too windy and chilly to remain there. We were graciously re-seated indoors and had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not overwhelming
    SwissFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Decent food in a nice atmosphere. However, food wise nothing stands out, all dishes were nice but not surprising or very inspired. I loved the quiet atmosphere, which allows for better communication at the table
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch!
    JimmyB
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the second time I had lunch at Riverpark - the menu is great - very diverse and great choices including vegetarian and fish - the ceviche appetizer and salads were delicious and our entrees are impeccably cooked and delicious! The wines by the glass selection is excellent and dessert and coffee selections are wonderful and perfectly presented - this is a very first class restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Loved my experience! Been meaning to get here and so glad I did. As it was a gorgeous day, we ate outside. The inside is quite lovely as well. Sebastian made the entire lunch memorable. His recommendations were spot on. The sweet corn panna cotta was a delight--smooth, light and balanced by the textures and flavors of the lime, peppers and avocado. The prawns were sweet and packed with flavor. The pork loin with grilled peaches was subtle and delicious. And the desserts!!! As fantastic as the peach blueberry cobbler was (balanced beautifully by the lemon verbena ice cream), the cereal and milk stole the show! Imaginative and a great, adult take on cocoa krispies. All beautifully presented. Another Colicchio smash hit!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as usual!
    Alice
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    There is a feeling of great warmth and welcome. Lovely dining experience, especially at window table for which request is respected. They are very aware of service and customer comfort. Dr. Alice T. Pianfetti
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • riverpark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    a wonderful brunch al fresco with delicious food, good choices & great service. A very perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's not just the view
    DemandingDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While main attraction during the summer may be outdoor seating overlooking the East River, this place is well worth a visit at any time. Menu is interesting and uniformly well executed - as one would expect from a restaurant with Colicchio's name attached to it. And staff could not be more accommodating, so you are assured of a consistently satisfying experience at all levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feedback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was yum, outdoor table was good as well. The bad point is staff soused beer over me. Unfortunately, I wore my new suit I've just tailored. Everyone fails sometimes but what I think terrible is manager didn't come to me to apologize. Usually manager should do that. My little retaliation was just paying somewhat low 13% tip... Other was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Riverpark is special
    Lisaloo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The restaurant is in an unusual setting, with a gorgeous view all around. You feel like you are in a pacific coastal city. Food is amAzing as is the menu and drink menu. Service is very professional and very friendly as well. Not a bad thing to say. They call you a taxi when you want to leave, and that's super easy too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service
    bakedbeans212VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Innatentive service put a damper on a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My first visit to Riverpark was a memorable one and a home-run from start to finish. Every course was beautifully presented and very creative--an unusual mix of textures, flavors, and colors! Inventiveness can sometimes backfire, but that wasn't the case here. The highlight of the evening was my entree, the grilled Berkshire pork chop. I hardly ever order pork at restaurants, but the server said this dish was a winner. She was right--a very tender 10-ounce chop accompanied by candied pork belly, bourbon marinated cipollini onions, and sautéed collard greens. It was outstanding. Service was top-notch as well as the outdoor seating overlooking the East River. It doesn't get any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The views are worth it!
    Joannej
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went for Sunday brunch and sat on the patio. The views are worth waiting for a table! The food was very good, the servers seemed to have a hard time keeping up with orders and getting them right. Overall, very good and I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful space but older crowd
    tastybuds
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    beautiful space,gorg furniture, amazing outdoor, perfect service, delish thoughtful food, but def senior citizen crowd for a saturday night....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Birthday-Nice Occasion Spot
    OpenTable22
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Recently tried Riverpark for my wife's birthday. I would agree with other reviews that it's a solid place for birthday or other special occasions. The two of us dined on their patio, which offered scenic views of the East River. At times, however, it could be a little loud with the FDR traffic. I provided advance notice to Riverpark that we were celebrating my wife's birthday and they responded with a thoughtful birthday dessert, as well as a custom printed menu with her name and "Happy Birthday" wish included - a very nice touch. Our server, John, was great. Highly recommend trying out, especially when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riverside palate pleaser
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The flavors here were intriguingly complex and enjoyable. The ingredients were very fresh. We did at times wait quite a bit for our waiter which is why service is a 4 instead of a 5, but he was very knowledgable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant with a lovely view
    sardar
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first time. The food was excellent, the service great, and the outdoor dining space magical
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the drive
    TallCdngirlVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant was a disappointment from the beginning. We had requested seating with a view and even though there was room, they first seated us in the centre. The waitress seemed irritated by our questions about the menu, the plates took forever to clear and the food was just okay. The only shining light was the somelier -- she was friendly and had great recommendations. The final disappointment was the declaration that they wouldn't help with getting a cab for us and although the security guard called, one never arrived...so we walked (in high heels) to the main street. Don't bother, not worth the drive for this mediocre place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    BistroGregg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I wanted to surprise my wife with the ambiance of the water and a view. And of course great food. Upon arrival, we were early, I asked if we could enjoy a cocktail before dinner and were told no problem. It was a beautiful night. We ordered a drink and a bottle of wine and the "Board". We dined for about an hour and then went inside. In fact one of the female staff was just coming out to see if we wanted to go inside. They gave us probably the best seat in the house - right in the corner by the window which I had requested. Upon receiving the menu we noticed it was personalized with our names and a congratulatory message. The food was great and plentiful, service exemplary and the ambiance awesome. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rose
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Restaurant Week selection for lunch was great. Lots of choices. Great scenic view. Would certainly return to try other menu selections. It was a little difficult to find since it is in an office building and the signage was poor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imperdível
    Maude
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Eu fiz uma conexão e vôo em New York, e uma reserva no Riverpark. Tudo é maravilhoso....um restaurante elegante, uma vista maravilhosa, um atendimento ímpar, esse é o começo de uma refeição perfeita em cada detalhe. Os alimentos são frescos, a apresentação é delicada e harmoniosa, o sabor então é fantástico. O menu do almoço está em torno de US$ 25, entrada, principal e sobremesa. Sempre lotado, é necessário reservar com antecedência. Imaginem que eu estava com o meu marido no JFK, e air train + trem até a estação Penn + taxi, para não perder a oportunidade de almoçar no Riverpark e driblar o trânsito de NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Run to Riverwalk
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is qonderful, the service smooth yet personal. The view spectacular, though if you choose to eat outside you will have to deal with the noise from FDR Drive. We went for lunch, but expect to be back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dmitry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is my favorite spot for restaurant week. Unlike most restaurants, they offer their regular menu at a discounted price. Bring a group so you can try everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers amazing
    susiecVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were thoroughly pleased with the wine that the waiter helped us choose as well as our appetizers. Good sized servings and wonderful service. My brother's fish entree was fantastic. I had the lamb pasta dish which was a little over-spiced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh but okay
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    their food was very fresh- but keep in mind their menu changes often-so you may not find what you see online and the food though fresh some was ncie tasting and other low on salt. we loved the dessert
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Continuously Outstanding
    Laurencex
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    For over two years Riverpark has been a restaurant I've called home. The service has always been phenomenal, the management knowledgable and the food outstanding. This was again the case. I have a top 5 list of restaurants, my go to places, Riverpark has never waivered. This is as professional and delicious as anyone can get in NY and beyond. Aesthetically there are grew places more pleasing to the eye and dishes that are as inspiring. Servers and bartenders and management first class! Kitchen a cut above. We'll always be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chuck
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food, sevice, view of the East River all superb for lunch. The garden reflects the focus on fresh ingredients. I'll keep coming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    oldbjb
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience because of the excellent food and service. We sat outside and enjoyed the setting despite some nearby construction. We both had the oyster apps, and they were delicious. We also had the same dessert, blueberry cobbler with the lemon verbena ice cream, which provided a unique blend of tastes. Our entrees, Zucca and Merluza were also very enjoyable. The warm bread provided a great avenue to enjoy the tomato consommé which came with the Merluza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic