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
432 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (304)great for outdoor dining (284)fit for foodies (268)special occasion (252)romantic (200)neighborhood gem (146)great for lunch (136)great for brunch (129)good for groups (103)notable wine list (102)hot spot (38)vibrant bar scene (27)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (14)Show More
  • Good brunch food but oh, so heavy
    NnrcVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The Breakfast sandwich was essentially a slab of pork belly with egg atop and served in a bun with french fries on the side...wow... Not the most digestible of meals...maybe if fruit or salad had been sides would have been better. But a pretty restaurant with a great river view...
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  • Not Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I would never think that is restaurant was owned by Tom Colicchio. The food was average (actually below) it came out VERY fast which leads me to believe that it was premade and it was almost cold. The restaurant was also very empty for a Sunday Brunch (this could be a red flag) We specifically went for the view but we had to sit behind the bar that completely blocked any type of view (why would you put a bar in the middle of a restaurant when the view is the focal point?) Staff was not anything great either The menu also did not flow - very random
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Jem in Murray Hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Love this place! Great for dinner, brunch, or just a few glasses of wine at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Somewhat disappointing
    2ndtimerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first visit to Riverpark and had high expectations because I frequent other Collichio restaurants. It was for a birthday celebration and the restaurant did a superb job in acknowledging my dinner partner's birthday. The menu was very interesting and the wait staff did a very nice job explaining the dishes. We started with the sweetbreads and pasta as appetizers and they were very good. The disappointment was in the entrees. The short ribs were bland. The duck breast was tough and chewy and both dishes far from what was expected. The dessert was deliciious. The space is wonderful as was the service. I will probably give the restaurant another chance in future.
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  • Elegant and mature
    dustygirlVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A wonderful restaurant to go to when you want to eat well and hear your companions. The service is attentive but not overbearing. A lovely place. We've been there several times and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    appelanzi
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal for our 10 year anniversary. The staff at Riverpark really went above and beyond and it was such a wonderful evening. The food was spot on, service and everything about the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food is delicious with a great staff have been there several times always with different friends and the comment is always the same. How did you find this restaurant and everything is delicious!! They and I always return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem on the River
    TorontoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A bit out of the way on the East River but worth any extra taxi ride. Beautiful space, beautifully decorated - luxe moderne. Fabulous views and great outdoor dining in warm weather. Excellent food and service and a balanced wine list at all price points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pickydiner
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great meal, great service, beautiful view. Repeat visit and more to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our evening
    NRoxy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    They took tremendous care in making our anniversary dinner a very personal and special experience. Fantastic food! Loved the oysters and duck. Very generous in many ways. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom knows how to do it right
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Tom Colicchio just knows how to do it right. The tables are spaced apart so you can have a private conversation, the lighting is warm and inviting, but not too dark so you need a flashlight, the menu has a nice variety and the dishes are delicious and beautifully prepared. If you sit by the window, you can see over the East River.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    notanyjoe
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    As a Colicchio loyalist who has been a frequent patron of Craft, CraftBar, and 'witchcraft, I had high expectations for Riverpark and they were met and then some. The room/décor/ambiance were all great. The food was fantastically delicious. The wine list was well rounded. The service was excellent. My group of friends and I had a great time. I would definitely recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • problem with the food, this time
    bizluncher
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    In the past, I have used Riverpark for important business lunches, and always been proud to bring guests to the restaurant. This time, both the guest and I ordered 'Bigoli' pasta for lunch, and it was under-cooked (not just 'al dente', but actually not boiled long enough), and the sauce was a little sparse, with no other garnish on the plate. It was a disappointment, instead of a treat.
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  • Great food, bad rest rooms
    Interested
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Very good foor, portions small, bathrooms out side restaurant, too far for comfort
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Vibrant experience
    Michele
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I've been in Riverpark last monday: it has been a very exiting and vibrant dinner. The service was so good and quick, but not invasive, and the atmosphere was very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Beautiful view. Farm to table concept. Was not busy but it was a weekday evening. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Unhappy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu was very limited; I ended up with scrambled eggs. We had to keep looking for our wait person, who was more interested in the larger tables.So in a nutshell: few food choices and very bad service.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had the West Coast oysters and the octopus and both were great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem at East river
    Cerisier
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Second visit, this time for lunch, and again a great experience. Surprising food combinations, herbs and vegs from own riverpark farm besides the restaurant, excellent wine and very friendly service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My newest favorite
    susan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My first experience at Riverbank was outdoors for drinks....it was love at first sight. I have since enjoyed a lunch and several dinners there. On each occasion the food, service and ambiance have been excellent. Every person who has been with me has thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT ATMOSPHERE - QUIRKY MENU
    JeffreyGLVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Loved the setting and decor. Menu a bit quirky. Seems to be specializing in esoteric cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining worth the price.
    Chris
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4 1/2 Stars. Went with a group of 8 and we were very satisfied. Menu was nicely varied so that nobody had a problem finding something appealing. Our waiter Mark was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Everyone was thoroughly pleased with their meal from appetizers to desserts. It has a nice view of the East River. We ate inside thinking the noise from the FDR might be annoying but it looked lovely. The location and space will impress your guests as it's a tremendous surprise where it's located.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, excellent service and a drop-dead view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Off the beaten track
    OctDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Way back out of the way, hard on the East River, it's worth the effort to find Riverpark. The staff was professional and friendly and the food was absolutely excellent. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Memorable dining experience
    jeddkarenVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Riverpark never disappoints, but somehow this evening it seemed extra special. The oysters were incredibly fresh. We enjoyed sharing and sipping half glasses of wines recommended by the wonderful new somm, Jarred. Our service was all-around impeccable, warm, friendly and professional. If you see cobia on the menu, order it. Desserts were also fabulous. I can't say enough about this dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Mike
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was very surprised and very thankful to the staff. What an amazing touch when they put our names on the menu, creating a night just for two!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Reunion
    JannVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Four women who worked together met and enjoyed a Reunion dinner Thursday night. The food: starters of Oysters, Burrata & Corn Panna Cotta were all excellent. We all loved our entrée choices, three of us of Zucca (pumpkin shaped pasta) & one of spiced roasted Cobia with a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, finishing with coffees. Were were all too full for dessert. And the night view of the East River, MAGICAL.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
    Wouldbgourmet
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Riverpark combines outstanding food with an excellent view and appropriate service. It is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The salad is perfectly seasoned, with lettuces and veggies so fresh they seem as if they had just been picked an hour before. Our entrees (brisket filled ravioli and duck breast) were scrumptious. I wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BankergirlVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Flavours didn't make any sense am pork chop was crazy fatty. I will not go back. Service was great but food was a disappointment
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • amazind drinks and dinner
    jkl2014VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We are big fans of Craft in LA. We decided to try Riverpark. It did not disappoint. One of the best meals I have had in Manhattan in awhile. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    colin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came here for our one year anniversary meal. I had told them in advance that it was a special meal and the staff were amazing for us. Brilliant table, top notch service and really great food. The desserts, in particular, were a delight!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    joyboyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beyond the insightful and solicitous service and delicious meal, we were especially appreciative that our table for two was held for us on a Friday night when we were delayed 30 minutes by a traffic standstill. Every dish was a treat. And the birthday commemoration at the end was just right (so were the terrific desserts :)). One suggestion - it would be great to have in the little "Parking" box at your web site (for cut & paste) more precise directions to the garage, to include how to go from the FDR Drive, as well as the name of the building, as it is a tricky area -- the complimentary parking is a wonderful perk, when successful in finding it. :)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Phenomenal cocktails!
    SK71VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Aside from the superb food and overall cool scene, one must try the creative/delicious cocktails served up by Bailly Roesch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing service
    smoo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    you're guaranteed good food, but the great service was a pleasant surprise for a high end restaurant! they even printed a special birthday menu for my husband! a great gem of a place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waiter was disingenuous
    bene
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    the waiter had a lot of attitude for a place for that relies on expense accounts and is in such a classy, beautiful and different setting. the place and food feels like you're on vacation, it's a real find. this is my second time there and the waiter was a real jerk and cast a pall over the delicious and fresh, and beautifully presented food. he had barely veiled sardonicism the whole time and was the exact opposite of congenial.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Scrumptious September Date
    Hutsulka
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What can I say? The food is sublime! The pork chop was cooked to perfection, and I am completely obsessed with finding a recipe that will mimic the wonder that was the lemon verbena ice cream. Ambiance was relaxed yet upscale, and the waiter was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. A lovely place for a delicious meal, we will certainly be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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  • 95 th Birthday
    LivetoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    95th birthday dinner for mother- in- law. 8 family members. Everyone from the hostess to the waitress, the busboys, could not have been nicer. Flowers ordered were already on the table. Manager came over (John) welcomed my mother in law and whole family very warmly. He provided complimentary champagne for toast, very thoughtful. The waitress was knowledgable and very helpful with menu questions. John checked backed more than several times and helped with serving. He made sure we were well cared for, so did our waitress. The food was all delicious. I have eaten at Riverpark many times and never have been disappointed. A special occasion was made extremely satisfying by excellent food and wonderful service. very appreciative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    FooooodVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The service and the food are a 10...The drinks are really good as well, and the view is pretty cool of the river. In the evening it is very romantic. It is hidden and a secret place for my boyfriend and I, we can stay there and talk for hours, and time passes us by. All of the staff from the bar to the hostess stand are very very nice and attentive including the server!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • High expectations
    lsgnyc
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Riverpark is a street and an avenue over from where i live. Was more than excited to try this restaurant because of the view, the decor and the fact that it is a Tom Colicchio restaurant. The service was wonderful although a little slow for a Monday night as the restaurant was not packed. Seemed they were short staffed. The wine list had a nice selection of wines from California and France. Our meal was perfectly executed but the flavors did not make me want to continue eating my dish. The flavors were too heavy and/or dark. My favorite part of the meal was the bread they serve at the beginning and the farm to table salad. Glad I went, I'll be back for only drinks and appetizers. Even the oysters were disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • An instant favorite
    Molly77
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    A beautiful space with delicious food. We booked a table around sunset by the window and had a perfect view of the light going down over the river. The menu features seasonal food and they even grow some of their own produce on site. I would highly recommend everything that we ordered: pork chop (perfectly seasoned and prepared), squid ink pasta with seafood (the pasta was made in house and the seafood was so fresh and delicious), and the berry cobbler (probably the last of the summer berries, side of house made ice cream). The wine list was also very good and reasonable; it's a great spot to come by for a drink as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate