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Riverpark
Riverpark

Riverpark Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riverparknyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 729-9790
  • 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 (212) 810-1814 x403

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food and great service. Thanks for the lovely time! The lamb stood out as did the blueberry cobbler."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I really appreciate the personal touches that Tom Colicchio puts in to each experience. This is our second visit to one of his restaurants and they really pay close attention to detail. For someone like myself, who works in this business, I can truly appreciate this kind of hospitality. The food was spectacular. I was surprised with a lovely dessert at the end of the evening. Thank you again for a great experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Nice picnic style tables outside if you have a party of 4-6, or if it isn't too busy 2 may have a table to themselves. Overlooking the FDR and East River, even so close to the traffic it wasn't unpleasantly noisy, and sitting at the picnic tables was more private than indoors where it was a bit crowded. The entree was very slow coming out, but the chef sent a sample dish to keep us busy eating while we waited; a complimentary beverage would have been more satisfying. The avocado hamachi first course was wonderful! The swordfish, not so much."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "outstanding in every way: food is creatively prepared and presented; service is warmly professional as is hostess' greeting; outdoor dining with wonderful view"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is the second time we have gone to Riverpark, and the food was still excellent. I would highly recommend this restuarant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "When making the reservation, I noted that it would be my friend's birthday brunch. The restaurant changed her menu so it said happy birthday to her at the top. They spelled her name wrong but it was still a nice surprise. We were also seated at the nicest table at the restaurant that overlooked the water. We could see Queens and a little of Brooklyn. It was delightful. Get the donuts, they're fresh out of the fryer."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "From the warmth of reception, to the professional service, to the wonderful food, Just rediscovered your "farm this restaurant never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food tasted good overall.However,the food was not farm to table.The octopus appetizer was the best dish that nite. But for the Cobia entree,we expected the Cobia to be the center of the dish but the fish was masked in a heavy smoky salsa which dominated the dish.The Peking Duck breast entree was a good dish but its flavors were more Indian then Chinese. More Garam Marsala than 5 spice.The duck was paired with potatoes which was more of an Indian "aloo". But the worst was the disinterested service starting with the "cold" hostess (were given menus with different menu items) to the inattentive wait staff which were rarely seen after taking our orders. It needs better service to be worthy of the brand/money. We are in NYC, Go somewhere else!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a treat to sit outside on a low humidity night and overlook the East River. Great setting, delightful staff who memorized every ingredient of the menu. The food was totally trumped by the atmosphere and service, yet maybe we ordered the wrong things. Best dish was the buckwheat pasta."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I'd been trying to get to this place for a couple of years ... Finally had a great lunch ... Food is very , very good , great fresh and different .. Terrific wine list .. A view of the east river and easy access all made this a very enjoyable experience. Try the salads and the pate with the side of berry jam and the greens with mulberries was a real find ... Want to go back soon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Once you step into Riverpark, any preconceived notions of dining in the middle of Bellevue and NYU Hospitals are gone. The views of the East River and the skyline are stunning. Even in a rain storm! The decor is subtle, contemporary, warm and inviting (considering the space is off the lobby of the Alexandria). Parking is a breeze and makes the entry super easy. Our table (with two chairs and a sofa on the opposite side) set the stage for a delicious meal to come. Waiter was attentive and informative. The food was perfectly prepared and the "farm to table" freshness was fabulous. Can't wait to return. Love that they called and even asked if we were celebrating a special occasion or had any allergies before we arrived! A gem!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "BEWARE BEWARE, I had $2500 worth of damage done to my car, and the Restaurant continuously passed me off to other people because they didnt want to get involved with the Alexandria Center Garage, despite VALIDATING stamps from there, thereby ENCOURAGING their patrons to park there. NEVER AGAIN RIVERPARK!!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Brunch is a great value -- breakfast tacos only $11. And the setting is wonderful, spacious, great views, even a farm to look at!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Wanted a foodie type place with a NY view to impress an out-of-town friend on a hot summer evening. Read mixed reviews about food and service. Well, we were "wow-ed"! Reservation was for 7pm Saturday evening. Service was pleasant without pretense or drama - efficient and pleasant and then, gone. The outside terrace was almost full but not many in the restaurant at that time.( Very windy, so might want to wear your hair up, ladies!) our courses promptly- the corn panna cotta was to die for! Wine list was a vast tome with many Chilean. Every mouthful of food was a fresh and glorious taste sensation and we were blown away. Be aware - the restaurant is right on the FDR Even was topped off with the rising of a full moon over water! Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Love, love this place. Whoever I bring to Rierpark can't believe what a wonderful place it is."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As former (native) New Yorkers we were excited to have the great east river view. Our waiter Aaron was so good natured and informative. He really knew so much about the food - it was wonderfully helpful. All waitstaff was smiling, friendly and helpful. Our indoor corner window table was perfect. My only disappointment was that I learned, after we had already departed, about the raised bed gardens for the restaurant just outside. Wish we had checked them out. The food and wine selections delicious. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Have not been back since it opened as I did not think the food was that great at the time. However, this time the food was excellent. Service needs to be prioritized. We arrived a half hour early to have a drink and the restaurant was 1/3 full. We asked to be seated so we could enjoy the view while we had a drink instead of moving and they said a few minutes. 50 minutes later after many inquiries and empty seats all around us, we had to let them know we were going to have to leave as our sitter could not stay too late. None of this should have happened-really. Most impressed with the way the kitchen is delivering the food. Excellent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "great birthday dinner. service is great. when confirming reservations they asked if it was a special occasion and also asked about allergies. this resulted in a personalized menu for the birthday girl and follow up about allergy ingredients. the local farm ingredients make a huge difference. everything was yummy, service was perfect, view was beautiful, outdoor seating was intimate and cool, even on a hot night. to boot, they validate parking. most of all, the odd location keeps it from being too busy and noisy."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends to celebrate two birthdays. Location is beautiful. Sat at an out door table. Opened my menu and there was a personalized "Happy Birthday" message for me and my other friend who was celebrating her birthday. Nice touch! Food was great! Every item was more delicious than the next. Service was fantastic. I have already booked two more reservations there in the next two weeks."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Both my wife and I totally enjoyed this dining experience. The food typical of every Colicchio restaurant we have eaten at was excellent. The rabbit dish which my wife ordered almost made her swoon. The setting on a warm summer night sitting outside with a view of the East River was perfect. The only drawback the sound of the cars speeding by on the FDR Drive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Been to many Tom Colicchio restaurants and this was just average and adequate food in a very pretty, high end surrounding. There were 4 of us so I got a good sense of what they have to offer. Everything looked and tasted OK and expect tourists from cities that do not have food scenes would be pleased. Nothing was bad but nothing excelled. Recommend it mostly for location and quiet - a reason we picked the place. Most interesting (to us) part was they have their own "farm" on site for growing some produce and only found out about that when looking at the web site - totally underplayed and not mentioned on site as that could have made the meal special."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Riverpark combines superb food with a memorable view and lovely atmosphere along the East River. Our salads were scrumptious with crisp, fresh greens and vegetables seasoned perfectly.The entrees were delicious as well. Since it was a beautiful, clear evening ,we had cocktails outside which was lovely. However, the noise of the traffic on the FDR Drive made us opt for dinner inside, where it was nice and quiet. This was my first visit to Riverpark, and I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I love Riverpark. There is nothing like sitting outside looking at the East River while sipping a cocktail. And that is just the beginning. Food is magnificent here. The pastas are beautiful, fresh with amazing flavor combinations; bigoli w/ ramps & charred onions. Seafood is beautiful: scallops w/moral mushrooms...Not to mention to famous "cereal & milk" dessert. For a calm relaxing summer evening in Manhattan, try to get an outside table and have dinner at Riverpark. We will always go back with and without friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Flawless execution, outstanding services, view of the east river, comfortable space, and delicious inventive foods! What more can one asks for?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the food was good. the waitstaff were great and very attentive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "So-so food. Nothing I have ordered there has ever really tasted like you would expect the menu description to. Even something as basic as a green salad had some mystery ingredients that threw the whole thing off. I would go there for the view and good service."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A great place for brunch! We had cinnamon donuts, fried chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, and asparagus frittata at our table. All were excellent. We also had the Mimosa which was not the run-of-the-mill champagne and orange juice, but a perfectly balanced, delicious blend of Prosecco, orange flower water, seemingly fresh-squeezed orange juice, and some French cognac. The indoor decor is attractive and serene; great outdoor seating options also overlook the water. Resist the urge to turn around when you first arrive - this place is in an office building just beyond the old Bellevue buildings - and make your way to this restaurant. It's well worth it. We'll definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "So glad I found Riverpark for brunch -- reasonable prices, amazing view and the good is creative and very good. Will definitely head back for brunch."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, and the service matched the food. We celebrated our anniversary for dinner here, and we enjoyed the ambiance tremendously. The arancini and hamachi were excellent, as was the salmon tartare; the scallops and rabbit were excellent. The dessert, which we usually do not order, was out-of-this-world. We'll be back!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Celebrated Anniversary here last week, highly recommend! As requested we got a table with a great view of the East River; we started with a glass of Sparkling Wine & a greeting from the manager. For appetizers we ordered Charcuterie & Goat Cheese Panna Cotta. For entrees I had the LI Sea Bream & he had the Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin, both very good. We complimented our lunches with a bottle of 2011 Copain Touse Ensemble Shiraz. For dessert he enjoyed the "Cereal & Milk" & I enjoyed the Basil Cream Puff. The waitress brought us complimentary red dessert wines to compliment our after lunch selections. The menus had "Happy Anniversary" on them as did our dessert plates! Everyone keep wishing us a Happy Anniversary, a great personal touch!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was inventive and tasty, the service was balanced and attentive and the space is open and welcoming. Spot on as always"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Diver scallops is amazing! cereal and milk dessert is great!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is in a stunning yet oddball location -- far east side of Manhattan amidst all the hospitals, in a generic office building that seems more Atlanta than NYC. Yet it's a gorgeous room with wonderful river views. The food, however, was a disappointment. Each plate had two or three ingredients too many and much of it didn't work. A rare miss by Colicchio."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The banana foster came out cold and the it took 20 minutes to warm up. They still charged us. The service was slow."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "From the view to the food, everything was perfect. Food was times perfectly. Staff was very efficient and friendly. Would come again!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "River Park is a gorgeous restaurant with the added advantage of the outdoor patio overlooking Brooklyn and the East River. A party of four, we enjoyed East Coast Oysters, White Asparagus Gazpacho with green almonds, cucumbers grapes and nasturtium... a delicious sensation, Bigoli pasta w/ charred onions, ramps, charred breadcrumbs another winner. Sweetbreads w/Fresno chile, sugar snap peas, crispy ginger and lemon purée, and a signature dish of Hamachi/Avocado salad with charred chile, spicy and delicious. We had an accommodation for a vegetable plate that had a wonderful combination of greens, egg, fava beans with a Mediterranean twist. We enjoyed Sisha Ortúzar's inventive menu. We'll be back to sample more."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " We had an excellent meal, good wine and great service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Appetizer and entree were great. We had the lemon tart for dessert that was disappointing. We also ordered espressos that came before our dessert and the waitress had a bit of an attitude when we pointed it out. Overall though I had a good time and it still is a restaurant that I enjoy. I would definitely come again and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The server, Nicola as so professional, friendly and very helpful. She made the lunch even more enjoyable because of her personality. Once again my expeience was more than I expected. Keep up the good work. I remain a big fan."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I was looking for a good outdoor place we'd never been to before... Without a "Soho House" scene. As soon as I saw Riverpark is a Colicchio restaurant, I made a reservation; his others are so beautiful and the food is excellent that I just went with it. I'm so happy I did. It is an incredibly beautiful restaurant, the food is amazing and it is tucked away far on the East side ... Behind Bellvue Hospital.. :) I love Tom Colicchio and will definitely be going back over the summer."
    Dined on 6/15/2014