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Riverview
Riverview

Riverview Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.riverviewny.com
  • Phone: (718) 392-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday thru Saturday: 11:00pm - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 4:00pm -11:00pm /Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - :Midnight. Saturday Brunch: 10:00am-3:00pm /Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Campis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: All occasions, Weddings, Private Parties, Baby Showers, Birthdays and more.
  • Private Party Facilities: Riverview can accommodate groups as small as 25 and as large as 250 for formal, seated events, and up to 500 for cocktail parties. From weddings and showers to birthdays and bar/bat mitzvahs, Riverview is the perfect place for your next celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimo Raouf (718) 392-5000
  • Special Events & Promotions: Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day, New Years Eve,

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 49th Ave & East River
  • Public Transit: 7 Train to Vernon/Jackson Blvd stop. Just walk 2 blocks towards the east river. New York Water Taxi - 1 block /LIRR Hunter's Point Station
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Riverview
Located directly on the shore of the East River at the Avalon in Long Island City, Riverview Restaurant commands the most spectacular views of New York City's skyline. Directly facing the United Nation with Citicorp Center, Trumps International Hotel and the Queensboro Bridge to the north and the Chrysler and Empire State Building to the south, Riverview is unmistakably, " A Room with a View".Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Unfortunately the wait staff is inexperienced, confused, and not trained to serve a busy night, the food is very average, overall, very nice outdoor space, but the service and food needs a lot of improving."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Terrific dining experience with a stellar view of Manhattan just a few steps away for a second dessert--this one for the eyes. Friendly and very competent staff put it all together very nicely. Can be romantic for two alone. Friends, especially out of towners, will think you're a genius. We're especially fond of having brunch here."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Was ok not worth the price food was blahhhh lacked flavor"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I've been here 3 times so far. I like to bring family and friends from out of town to enjoy this amazing LIC treasure."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food is ordinary but views are great. Scallop appetizer was too salty. Hanger steak main course was average. French fries were pretty good. Service was slow. Prices were average."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The experience has been dependable for good food and good service, everytime"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went here for a birthday celebration. The service was excellent. Although there is no kid menu, the staff had no problem whipping up some spaghetti and meatballs for our child. We ordered 2 bottles of a Rioja which was excellent. All of the dinners our guests ordered were cooked to perfection. The seafood diablo was TO DIE FOR, and the filet mignon was terrific. When we were leaving, the bar in the front was livening up and the music was great for a Saturday night bar scene. We will definately be coming back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Expensive Mother's Day menu, our food was brought out cold, waited 1.5 hours before we were served, staff was horrific, never again. It's a shame, this used to be a nice restaurant but new management is terrible. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They were over booked, still they took walk ins. Had a reservation but waited 40 min. to be seated another 40 min. to get water and drinks. Waited for every course and when salads came there was no dressing also, salt, pepper and some of the forks were missing from the table and the extra glasses were never removed. It was a fixed price menu and no other orders would be taken but when the bill came there was an extra dinner on the bill at a different price from the fixed menu, they also added a 20% tip not mention on the menu. Had them redo the bill but my credit card has been charge for both and I had to call to have it removed. I know it was Mothers Day and restaurants can be busy but this was the worst I have ever seen."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good food at reasonable prices but the waiter was slow to bring drinks and check. Kids eat free on Mother's Day which was awesome!! They don't take Amex."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There were a lot of problems with this visit: Reserved a table for 3, got a table for 2 set for 3. Asked for a different table, another of the same offered. Tons of noisy kids running around. Absolutely no effort to keep them in check by parents or staff. cigarette smoke wafting in from outdoors. There's more, but that's the main stuff. This was 5:30-7:30 on Saturday night, day before Mother's Day. Food is good enough if you can endure the rest."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was the second time at The Riverview. The staff was friendly but the restrooms were messy and loud level was very high. The food was better the first time I was there. It seemed the Restaurant has changed or maybe it was just a bad night for the chef. I'm not sure if I would go back. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Spaghetti Bolognese was excellent, Pizza's was great as a starter. Excellent menu selection. Wine I thought a little pricey and limited selection"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I was a bit worried about this place based on reviews I have read, but overall it was a decent experience. The buffet had a nice variety of offerings and I think the price is fair for all you can eat. A big drawback was no beverage addition--only a la carte (we would have paid an upcharge for a beverage package, e.g. unlimited mimosas). The staff could be friendlier and not stare at diners while they are eating--most of the time they were gathered in a corner and either watching you or gossiping (I'm not saying they were talking about my party, but still it was uncomfortable). Our server also could have done a better job describing the dishes that were offered as there were no item display cards at the buffet. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went on a date, and she loved it. Nice view, setting and ambiance. Very eclectic. Food was really good. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My family and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary here at the Riverview. We could not have chosen a better place. The waiters were very attentive and it was so caring to see management and owner walking around greeting the patrons. VIP was exactly as it should be. Our utmost thanks and appreciation and we hope much success."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Had a great course pre fixe menu... very tasty and server was excellent!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The place was great. My GF had never had Filet Mignon and now she is hooked. The service was ok although my waiter was hard to find at times. The one aspect I was caught off guard with was the pre fix dinner menu for the night. All in all I def would go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were not told that our only option was a $95 per person Valentine's meal. But the main issue was the way in which they treated us as we left. Totally unapologetic and totally rude. We ended up somewhere else which was fine but I was very frustrated the rest of our night from having wasted time and money ($7 for drinking a sip of their water)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is decent but over priced. The manager is a joke and service is horrible. It was the worst restaurant experience I ever had. I was treated horribly on Valentine's day by the staff but this is regular. If you read reviews online you will see that tony the owner doesn't know anything about his business and its really just a horrible establishment. Please don't go here their is plenty of great restaurant s in LIC. I work in the area and this place is always empty. What is amazing is they are still in business. They probably just need a different owner though."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We booked on open table but found out the day of that there was only 1 prefixed menu unfortunately we did not stay since it's our first time there . We would be charged $95 per person. The waitress stated that it mention it on their website and I checked later that evening and it wasn't ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went late on a post snow Friday. I thought it was an upscale, high end place. We were one of 4 tables there. The hostess never alerted wait staff and I had to get up to flag a waiter. After that experience was better. Our waiter Carlos was attentive and the food was very good. I just felt the name of the place was misleading. I certainly couldn't see the river from my table. They said summer is excellent with outside tables, but I just don't quite see it. So if u want good food in a comfortable setting, I recommend. If u want spectacular views, I might try some place else or atleast go in the summer."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "we reserved this place quite last minute for a group of 10 people. The food was outstanding! Great NYE menu - really enjoyed the Tiramisu, the lemon sole, and the arugula salad (the dressing was so yummy). The service though was very mediocre - maybe because it was NYE and they were getting ready for prepping the place for a party afterwards. The view was great of course. Would come back again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was not terrible, but nothing special. Beer list was super generic, wine was overpriced, and furniturchipped and rickety. Service was very friendly and attentive, though."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Visiting from Australia with two friends of mine, my mum had arranged to pay for our entire bill as a gift (as a surprise for us). When we arrived at our table, Hassan, the owner of the restaurant, came out and introduced himself and said that they were happy to help us and that they could arrange for us anything on the menu (regardless of the set menu; we were there Christmas day), which was so lovely of them. They really looked after us and we could not have had a better Christmas dinner experience in New York. The food was amazing, the staff attentive and so friendly. Also the view of Manhattan & the water was amazing! I really recommend this place to anyone. Fantastic."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Medium restaurant with good food and service but not outstanding. Great view on East River and Manhattan. Really overpriced, we had a xmas menu for 3 adults and 2 kids for 235 USD! Better go for a walk and eat somewhere else..."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The only thing I didn't like was the outside dining room, too cold"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great experience, terrific views of Empire State building and Chrysler building at night, but the service was slow and not very attentive."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was great. I loved the scallops and rack of lamb. My husband enjoyed his filet. The service began sub-par but did improve toward the end. We were initially seated outside on the street, which is great during the summertime as the view is amazing BUT this was in the middle of November and very cold outside. The heating lamps just weren't providing enough heat to make a difference. We had to be very persuasive to the waiter and hostess to let us sit inside as the inner room was not full despite the claim from the hostess that the whole room was pre-booked by patrons for the same time frame. In the end, we had a nice Thanksgiving dinner inside a nice, warm, and clean atmosphere. Thanks so much!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Visited for special Thanksgiving menu. Had a fantastic and varied menu. Skipped the turkey this year and went for Filet Mignon. Everything from end to end was well done, service was efficient. Always a good option in the neighborhood, whether ordering for delivery or dining at the restaurant itself. Great for outdoor eating in the spring/summer too!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The wait staff was friendly and fast as well as knowledgeable. They made great suggestions. The ambiance and atmosphere was great. I would recommend this place to my friends."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Location on the water is great for family brunch. There is a nice playground around the corner. Restaurant is nicely spread out, so there is room for kids to spread out! Brunch menu was fine, but food was bland, bland, bland! The children's menu had nice stuff -- fish and chips, French toast. The main part of the menu being omelets and different types of eggs benedict, all served with really bland potatoes -- no spice no flavor. They should ditch those and give the excellent fries that came with the fish and chips instead. The menu and the vibe was more about going through the motions of brunch as an afterthought, rather than really making things appetizing. The good news is that it could easily be improved, and the location is great!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "A gem of LIC. The staff was very attentive even as the restaurant became crowded. The food especially the rib-eye steak which was a special of the night was amazing. I kept taking bites off my husband's plate. The beet salad with goat cheese was also very good. We're planning on having our engagement party here. It was that good and the private room in front of the city view was just the icing."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The Good: We had a nice glass of Riesling. My girlfriend enjoyed her Seafood Fettuccini. The bad: I ordered a steak for $26, requested medium rare, it came out completely grey. They did however cook up a new one. Overall the value isn't very good. Overpriced food for a sub-par experience. The restaurant is huge and was empty on a Friday night. That should have been a clue to me. The large empty space did not provide a warm atmosphere. For the price I would have rather just gone somewhere nicer in Manhattan."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Great brunch ! Outstanding way to start a week ! Food was delicious and music great !!"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "The food was ok , I had the salmon but im not sure if it could have been any better due to the fact i had the queens restaurant pre fixed menu. My fiance and i had the crab cake,calamari and steak. They were pretty good but the calamari could have been alot better as in quality wise it was also room temp when i got it. The steak was satisfying and the desserts was very delicious and beautifully presented. Maybe the regular menu is better that was presented there would have been a better choice? I dont know weather to go back or not. I do have to say the waiters were very polite,always came to refill my water and didnt come to the table unless was asked. its always good to be in a restaurant and not feel rushed. THANKYOU FOR THAT!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We moved to LIC a year ago and this is the first time we've been to the River View. I'm glad we've been spending our time elsewhere. We chose this location because we had guests and wanted to sit outside/enjoy the view & weather. We enjoyed the outdoors. The service was EXTREMELY slow and the wait staff wasn't very attentive. The food was average and we paid a lot more to get a lot less quality than elsewhere in the neighborhood. My rose wine came out almost warm. When my meal came, it included ingredients I'm highly allergic to and I had to send it back-but it still appeared on the bill (maybe my fault as I didn't argue with them about it).A decent place if you want to relax outdoors and don't mind paying a lot for average food."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "It was a great place. They called the day of the reservation to confirm and check if I wanted outdoor seating or if in door was fine. As much as I would have liked outdoor I wanted to make it easier on the staff and they recommended indoor My friends got there before me and were allowed to be seated. I arrived soon after and was seated right away. The hostess was friendly and quick to help all patrons. Their menu is more on the fine dining side, but the prices are quite reasonable. Food was great, although there was some question over the steak. One friend got medium rare but felt it was a little cold and another got well done and had burnt pieces. It wasn't disastrous since they enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "We were a little skeptical to eat here because of mixed reviews but decided that we wanted to have dinner outside on a beautiful summer night. I made the reservations ans wasn't expecting more than a so so meal with a beautiful view. I have to say we were surprised. The service was good and so was the food. We would definitely go back. I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed it as much inside and might chose another smaller cafe in LIC in the cooler weather."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Fish dishes refused to be deboned Mussels should be served with a magnifying glass because they are so small. Waiter never came back with drink reorder Waiter totally aloof. Front of restaurant might as well have been sitting on the ferry terminal opposite the restaurant Get the idea? To many other choices in LIC to waist money there."
    Dined on 8/3/2013