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River City Grille
River City Grille

River City Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivercitygrille.com
  • Phone: (914) 591-2033
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, American
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Manzi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: River City caters all types of off premise events from small elegant dinner parties to large functions such as birthday or anniversary parties, BBQ's & holiday parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room will accomodate up to 30 guests comfortably.
    Alternatively, larger parties of up to 65 guests can be accomodated using the entire dining area.
  • Private Party Contact: Victoria Jenkins (914) 591-2033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: River City Grille is located a short walk from the Hudson Line of Metro North train.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the private lot just outside the restaurant. There is also street parking & a municipal lot just across the street.
A word from River City Grille
Centrally located on Route 9 in scenic Irvington, this bustling restaurant entices it's guests with an eclectic menu of creatively presented seasonal dishes. A major interior renovation this past summer reveals earth tones and a rustic chic look. The new bar room has seating for up to 30. A creative drink menu & a global wine list round out the experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been here several times. The food is always great. The restaurant has undergone a renovation and the decor is fresh and inviting. This is our go to restaurant for meeting friends."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went there quite a while ago and my husband decided to give another try. We remembered why it took so long to go back. Nothing bad to say and nothing good to say. Just BLAH!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "When we are in town for work, this is a place everyone can agree on as the food and service hasn't let anyone down. I love the seared scallops and for dessert, the simply sweet almond cake is a must. yum!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Nice get together at intimate round table for group of 7. Very good dinner"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "River City never disappoints. Whether in the mood for creative and interesting or simply grilled, you can find it here, prepared perfectly and delivered with a smile. Our go-to place in the Rivertowns."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant. Great menu, with many choices, and options. Fresh, locally sourced food for the most part. Gluten free menu provided. Only problem, was the organic chicken skewers that are marinated in soy sauce should not have been on the gluten free menu. But, staff was very accommodating. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We just found River City (through Open Table) and ate here twice in one week,once for lunch and once for dinner. Both meals were fantastic. The menu is very diverse and interesting and everything our group ordered was fantastic. We especially loved the grilled artichoke appetizer, which was cooked in a mouthwatering white wine, garlic and lemon butter broth. But, everything else we ordered was excellent also. The service is very attentive, friendly and helpful. The location is a bit surprising, next to a service station, but you shouldn't be put off by this. Once inside, you totally forget about this."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Arrived with a large group. Appetizers were delicious. Had the scallops and shrimp- excellent Waiter patient and attentive. Food arrived in a timely manner."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Nice lunch, very quiet, food good. Friendly staff!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "In a relatively non-descript building, on a well traveled road lies a cozy atmosphere with a great diversity of of food with responsive service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Delicious, fresh and interesting dishes for everyone at our table; service was fine and ambiance lovely too-- parking isn't easy but side streets were fine with a bit of a walk!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant because it was close to an event we were attending. We are so Happy to have found such fantastic food, service and ambience all in one place - we will definitely return for an encore!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Place was nice, but waited a very long time to get served when we got there. Having a 13 month old with us didn't make that waiting any easier either. Food was very good though and the peach sangria was excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went there for Mother's Day lunch and food was great. Excellent pulled pork, burgers. Good no frills service. Decor is smart and modern. Overall, very good experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Don't order the lamb. It was tough and tasteless. Others at the table enjoyed their crab cakes, salmon and chicken salad. No wines under $30; although our choice of Malbec was good in the low $30's. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I've been coming to River City Grille for years and whether you are stopping in for brunch (with amazing cinnamon stuffed French toast), a quick bite (the best fish tacos in westchester) or to hang out at the bar, you can always count on a great meal. The staff is always very friendly, fast, and accommodating. If you are in Irvington, or any of the river towns, you should definitely put this restaurant on your list of places to frequent. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I was there on a Saturday night and someone didn't have a reservation and couldn't wait as the place was packed at 7:30! The hostess could not have been more accommodating. She really made me feel welcome and was a was able to get me my open table reservation about 5 minutes early. The menu is great for all as they have small bites or main entrees and even have half entrees. The food was served beautifully and is very, very good. This is a great place. Just be sure to use Open Table for a reservation on a Saturday night!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I recently planned a 50th birthday dinner for 10 at the River City Grille. The staff was so helpful and so accommodating, it was such a pleasure! They were gracious enough to let us bring in our own cake and when we arrived, our pre-fixe menu was printed with the name of the birthday girl and laid at each place setting. The food was absolutely delicious - they started by serving a chick-peas appetizer that was outstanding. When one of the women told the waitress she was "gluten-free", the kitchen immediately sent out a gluten-free version of that same appetizer (and also a gluten-free dessert!) Every entree was delicious. I had the shrimp and scallops and they were cooked beautifully! I would definitely dine again at River City Grille!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was our second time eating here and we all thought the food was excellent. We will surely return again!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant offers such creative combinations of food, that it is a pleasure to just read the menu. Dont miss the kale salad with apricots or the apple beignets with salted caramel ice cream."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The menu has lots of small bites so you can mix and match!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food, friendly hosts, consistently a winner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I had been to the restaurant a few years ago. They have done a nice makeover. Clean, crisp interior. Intimate setting. Not too noisy. Our waitress was a bit of a character. We tried to joke with her and she didn't seem to get it. Nonetheless, the service was efficent. Food came out fast, too fast for us as we were in no hurry. Food was excellent. Would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food was so delicious - all 6 of us enjoyed our dinners & we chose specials & off the menu. The service & ambience was outstanding wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for a light dinner (salads) shared a pizzette which was all very good. Their house pinot grigio was perfect. Only complaint was they were out of bread pudding. One of our favorites. The waitress was wonderful, upbeat, very friendly, accommodating and professional."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Found this restaurant through Restaurant Week and we plan on returning. Food was very good, portions medium sized, service very attentive and friendly. Asian shrimp and bacon wrapped pork were both tasty. Creme Brulee was delicious! Drink menu was extensive but not my taste - too whiskey/scotch like."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Return visit , as we so enjoyed our first visit, and the service was terrible and the food was mediocre. We were disappointed."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was attentive. Someone in our group asked for the soup recipe and the hostess gave it to her! Great neighborhood find!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "One waiter kept forgetting parts of our order, but there was a second waitress there to pick up the slack that was very responsive. The food was very tasty, but the portions of some items were very small, good for us ladies, but gentleman would likely leave still needing to eat more after a 3 course meal."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There was a large party of 19 that took a long time to serve and leave. This backed everything up and there were many people waiting at and around the bar making it extremely noisy. This also caused everyone to have to wait about 30 mins to be seated"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Restaurant Week dinner on a Sat. night was crowded & very noisy. No greeting from anyone. Never even a perfunctory visit from owner or chef. Service was indifferent. No explanations were given unless you asked a specific question. Our menu did not include 1 item (scallops) which appeared in the on-line menu from the link in the Restaurant Week website; in its place was an Oriental stir fry shrimp dish. Butternut squash soup was good. Italian meatballs were surprisingly good. All of us liked our entrees (salmon; pork loin; chickpea cakes; Oriental shrimp), but none were memorable. Flourless chocolate cake was good but ordinary. Wine selection limited. Their parking lot is tiny; meters & a lot across the street. Maybe better on a weekday?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went there for the first time during restaurant week on a Saturday night. My almost 94-year-old dad LOVED the food, but was disturbed by the noise level . . . and he's slightly hard of hearing! There was a small party at a table to his right, and the sound really did reverberate. The food was really good, as was the presentation, and my dirty vodka martini capped it off nicely. We defintely plan to return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love going to this restaurant always have a good time. Went on restaurant week. Great deal ...."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The entire experience was very good. The food was excellent. The service was attentive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When we first drove by this restaurant we were't sure where to park and the exterior wasn't very impressive so we initially almost made a huge mistake by considering whether we should try somewhere else for dinner, but luckily we stayed. We are accustomed to NYC quality food and was thrilled with our meal. The food choices were very interesting and everything was delicious and prepared to perfection. We also thoroughly enjoyed the classic drink menu which added to the uniqueness of this restaurant. We left very happy and eager to return!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "River City Grille recently renovated their interior, completely redid their menu and change most of the staff… all to the better. It was always a good eatery, but now it's really a gem. Good and varied menu, interesting and tasty bar menu and attentive, friendly staff. It's now one of my regular venues for a no-hassles, delicious dinner or some wine and bar snacks."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great lunch option. Sauce and veggies with lightly fried fish. Great flavor."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. The food was very good, with interesting menu choices. The service was wonderful. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I usually love the place but my visit this past Sunday was not that great. I felt that even though it was not that crowded, the service could have been better and more professional. Also, we ordered filet migion and the piece was very small, not worth the price."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My first time visiting since the renovation. Great food and service. Loved our sweet waitress (wish I asked for her name). The roasted vegetable quinoa and horseradish-crusted salmon were delicious! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014