Nice business lunchRecommended for a great foodie business lunch. Clients will be happy. Hard not to. Good prices too.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt may be hard to find (especiallyIt may be hard to find (especially for cab drivers) but is worth the effort. Wonderful food and service and a nice wine list. Very petty contemporary restaurant. Lovely water view but some may find the proximity to the FDR Drive a problem (we did not). Great pasta, shrimp with bacon and swordfish dishes. Will definitely go back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a beautiful eveningAlways a beautiful evening - food is great, service is warm and efficient and not pretentious. Have been many times and it's always reliable.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEat HereBeautiful dining room. Creative cocktails. Raw oysters, sweetbreads, octopus, panna cotta, consommé, rabbit, swordfish all delicious. Dessert too. I rarely go back to the same place twice, but if someone suggested Riverpark again I wouldn't be opposed to the notion. Maybe next time we'll sit out on the patio.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Food & a Lovely ViewUsually & truly not given to using superlatives, I feel compelled to write the following: The Red Currant Royale was perfectly chilled and, surprisingly, the currants tasted delicious. My guests enjoyed a Sazerac Old Fashioned and several glasses of Gamay. The Crispy Sweetbreads served with asparagus & poached hen egg was nothing short of amazing & just when I thought this dish could not be surpassed, I was further impressed by the Bacon-wrapped Prawns. A seafood lover, I have never tasted such delicious shrimp! My friends remarked that the Fazio Farm Rabbit and the Beef Sirloin and Brisket met their usual high standards. The presentation of each dish was worthy of a photographer's attention and the service was respectfully attentive.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on May 3As usual everything was very nice BUT I was dismayed by some of the customers' inappropriate attire. A group of about 10 people arrived at the same time we did. We were shocked to see them were dressed in sloppy jeans with shirts hanging outside and sneakers.. I understand that strict dress codes are, in most places, a thing of the past BUT in a restaurant such as River Park, I do not excpect to see people attired in clothihg that looks as though the wearers had rolled out of bed and grabbed the first, and most comfortable, thing they could find. There should be SOME kind of expectation on the part of the restaurant that its guests arrive looking as though they belong in a refined dining atmosphere. Alice T. Pianfetti, Ph.D.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLate-ish for a weeknight (8:15Late-ish for a weeknight (8:15 reservation), there were only a few people in the restaurant besides us. The service was very attentive. We were really glad we decided to share a pasta course, as that was one of the best things we had (the begoli pasta). Salad was also quite nice. The swordfish entree was good, but a bit dense. Lamb entree was excellent. The waiter was helpful with wine choices.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSunny sky, outdoor setting,Sunny sky, outdoor setting, very good food and
caring service. What more could we want?
Oh yes, a view that does not have to see the
unexciting Queens waterside.
Even still a very pleasant lunch experience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience againThis was my second trip (and it is a trip to get to Riverpark). It's worth the effort for the serene ambience and lovely river views. The food is excellent and the service friendly and very helpful. The last time our only complaint was that the food came too quickly and we felt rushed by the kitchen when we were looking for a relaxed evening. This time the service was on the slow side (we were at the table for 3 hours) but we were happy with the pace. Our waiter was extraordinarily helpful and we asked him to pair wine with our food. I highly recommend this place for a quiet comfortable evening of excellent food and wine at reasonable prices. It's off the beaten track but they will get a cab for you when you are ready to leave.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA deal for lunchThe menu for lunch is varied and you can either choose the two or three course Prix fix. I had the Hanger Steak which was done perfectly . My husband and I shared the "to die for" french fries. One of the other things I like is that you can get a half portion of many wines by the glass if you want to celebrate but only want a small amount.
The service is as outstanding as for dinner and the restaurant is accommodating to individual needs. Try this place, especially if you drive to the location as there is a parking garage in the building and the parking is validated by the restaurant. This was our third time here and we will be back.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGo!The food was so delicious, seasonal, and fresh. During the meal, I was able to taste the spring pea panna cotta, grilled sardines, grilled chicken entree, banana cake, semifreddo, and house-made ice creams and all were AMAZING! We originally thought we'd sit outside, but seemed like it might be too cool so we opted for in. But it's just as lovely sitting by the water inside. Service was great - really attentive - and, as we'd told them we were there to celebrate my mother-in-law's 70th birthday, the server wished her happy birthday as they seated us and the kitchen sent her dessert out with a single candle and beautifully written message on her dessert plate at the end of the meal. Definitely recommended for a special dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was on point.The service was on point. We were never rushed and the timing between drinks and entrees coming out gave time for conversation, but not enough for you to wonder what happened to your food. The chicken and waffles was certainly not the best I have had, but their other dishes are more popular for brunch. The drinks were great.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is fabulousThe food here is fabulous and the service was perfect. It is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar staff...pork chopGreat bar staff...pork chop was ordered medium but served rare...both the waiter and manager handled it professionally...oysters were extremely small...bloody maria - tequila instead of vodka - was wonderful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA glowing coal amidst the embersI was pleasantly surprised by Riverview. There is not a lot of exciting restaurants for foodies in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan. We were seated by the window and the view of the East River was great. The wait staff was attentive and the sommelier was knowledgeable. The soup was outstanding as was a couple of pasta dishes we tried. The bar was a little dead at 6:30pm, but then again, it was early.
I would recommend the Riverview for both couples and tourists who want a view the city while they eat. The bill including champagne, dessert and apéritif was a little over $200. Not bad for New York.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways lovely, serene settingAlways lovely, serene setting and very satisfying lunch.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful lunch at theHad a wonderful lunch at the most reasonable price. The menu was very interesting, the perch absolutely delicious, with a crispy outside and succulent and fresh inside. the position on the river is stunning and to have free parking right there is a mga bonus. Can't wait to go back.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMRiverpark shines! Food andRiverpark shines! Food and service were amazing! The porkchop entree was a knock out! This restaurant is in a weird location, but definitely worth a trip.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRiver Park was perfect forRiver Park was perfect for a business lunch. Beautiful, scenic,really good food, and great service. Nice spot to impress guests or a date.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodTook my wife there for our anniversary and it was the perfect atmosphere with great food and service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA DestinationThis is becoming a regular spot in my "dining rotation"; destination dining in Kip's Bay!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Destination In It's Own RightRiverpark is a true urban oasis; there ain't a heck of a lot to choose from in this neighborhood, but Riverpark would still be great in any part of town. Things get "cheffier" at dinner, and I was impressed by the techniques & style on display. Service, while competent, is not quite up to the level of the cuisine. I would visit the lovely Alexandria Center (RP's home) for the view and architecture on it's own; this is among my favorite dining rooms in the city.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything fantastic exceptEverything fantastic except for portions were ridiculously small! The calamari needed a magnifier to locate!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is incredibleThe service is incredible here. Everyone is friendly and responsive. The great service alone makes me want to come back, but on top of the service the food is fantastic! Beautiful view of the river as you dine. I would recommend the grits, the doughnuts, and the bananas, but truly it would be hard to go wrong considering the variety and quality of food. Will definitely be returning and would recommend highly to everyone.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have dined atMy wife and I have dined at Riverpark nearly a dozen times, twice for brunch. Our earlier brunch was the only time we were disappointed, and now our second brunch was a mixed bag. My food was terrific. My wife's was less so. We remain enthusiastic about Riverpark -- the food, the decor, the view, the service -- and someday we'll probably give brunch a third try. It's an excellent restaurant most of the time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceMy Husband and I both enjoyed our visit. The food was pretty good, We had the Ribeye the presentation was beautiful.
We could taste the freshness of the vegetables, we were very pleased. The oysters were so good we had a full dozen while having drinks.
Our waiter was attentive without being over bearing which we really appreciated.
Overall it was a nice night out and we will go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI wanted to rate both ServiceI wanted to rate both Service and Ambiance as excellent, but I was unable to notate that above.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMi work in the bldg. i bringi work in the bldg. i bring guests here all the time. we always have a good time.
1 thing: waiters shouldn't clear plates until everyone is done. maybe they need to be reminded. it makes the slower eater feel rushed.
other than that everything is wonderful here.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat setting and food wasgreat setting and food was delicious. Service was good, let us talk and did not push us to order right away.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat drinks, tasty food,Great drinks, tasty food, great service, wonderful evening.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great spaceWe went for the prix fix lunch and the pastas to start were amazing. The main courses we tried (lamb chop and burger) were good, but not great. The space is beautiful and the service professional and friendly.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial meal for parntersSpecial meal for parnters birthday. One to remember and if we return to NYC we would come back to this resturant. Thank you for such a lovely experience & making our holiday one to remember.
Miss E Pestell3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection personified!This was our 5th visit. First for Brunch and every time it just gets better and better! Every aspect of this experience was perfect.... Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food was beyond delicious.... Even the Bloody Mary was simple and yet exactly the way it should be! No gimmicks.... A wonderful visit we will no doubt repeat soon!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff - especially theThe staff - especially the manager, John - was charming and warm. Our food was a bit long in coming and John came to the table to apologize and re-assure us. He didn't have to do that - we were enjoying the view and the company and hadn't even noticed the long wait. *3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing setting and overallAmazing setting and overall ambiance of the restaurant. Wait service was great.
Food was nothing to rave about and could use a bit more falvors. Considering a Tom Collichio restaurant thought that will be #1 on the priority list....this doesnt mean it was bad either.
Regardless will be back only beacuse of the restaurant setting.....but this time with clients rather than friends and family.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bad note: wine came afterThe bad note: wine came after the food... i think the waitress forgot us...3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMShhh, don't tell anyone aboutShhh, don't tell anyone about this tucked away gem.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSitting right on the EastSitting right on the East River!!! What a view. AND, great food,3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable, pricesService was impeccable, prices reasonable and fair. For our taste, bronzino dish needed salt and citrus, coffee (cappuccino and cortado) not very good. Too fruity. Bloody Mary was bloody marvelous, perfectly spiced.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant. AndI love this restaurant. And my guests fell in love with it too. It is such a beautiful setting, with the fabulous interior and incredible view. And the food is delicious - Interesting and memorable dishes that everyone loved. I keep returning and everyone I bring to the restaurant wants to return.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA favoriteThis has become one of our favorite NYC restaurants! It is in an unusual location, on the first floor of an NYU building overlooking the East River. This place never fails with food that is carefully prepared but not overly fussy, service that is attentive and knowledgeable but never snarky, and a comfortable modern atmosphere with views of the river. Whatever version of roast chicken they offer, I usually can't resist ordering it. There are some nice wines, many from Chile, a good beer selection, and even some inventive non-alcoholic cocktails (appreciated for when you can't or don't want alcohol). The only item this time that wasn't spectacular was the beer sundae - it was a nice concept, but the beers in it were a bit too much.1/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best and one ofOne of the best and one of my favorites all year long. Tom does Restaurant Week as it should be done, with his whole menu and a few supplements. Can you beat a 20 oz steak with appetizer and dessert for $38.1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI have eaten here before butI have eaten here before but went back for Restaurant Week. (They have one of the best Restaurant Week menus!) I had the squash and crab fondue appetizer--amazing. For the main course, I had branzino--very good but not great. The service was fabulous, and the room is beautiful.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my most favoriteThis is one of my most favorite restaurants. It is a beautiful space, the staff is very gracious and professional, and the food is delicious. I take all my out of town guests here. Everyone I bring to the restaurant falls in love with it and returns with others.I highly recommend it.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM