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Merchants River House, New York, NY

Merchants River House

4.2
4.2
1382 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Merchants River House is a casual, family-friendly restaurant located on the Hudson River Esplanade with stunning views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty. We have 55 seats of indoor dining and 150 seats on two outdoor terraces, the perfect locale for enjoying sunsets over the Hudson.

Merchants River House serves moderately priced American Bistro fare. The expansive menu includes burgers, chicken, salads and steaks. In addition, there are seafood choices such as North Atlantic Salmon and Fish & Chips. Our Kid's Menu features kid-friendly choices such as mac & cheese, chicken fingers and penne pasta.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 432-1451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antelmo Ambrosio

  • Catering

    Merchants River House offers full service in house catering, perfect for any event from 10 to 250 guests. From birthday parties to lavish wedding celebrations, our courteous and creative staff will work with you to design your own signature celebration. <br /><br />Whether ordering for delivery or dining at the restaurant, the Merchants River House dedication to quality, consistency, value and customer service guarantees a pleasurable experience.

  • Private party facilities

    Located on the Hudson River Esplanade in Battery Park, Merchant’s River House is an upbeat, casual, family-friendly restaurant offering great views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.

  • Private party contact

    Celine Labarre: (866) 539-0835

  • Neighborhood

    Battery Park

  • Cross street

    Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets

  • Parking details

    Parking is available on the street as well as several private parking lots. The closest 24 hour parking is Central Parking located at 345 South End Avenue, NY, NY 10280. Tel: 212-321-2316. There are no special parking rates at this time. Restaurant is located directly in front of the parking, facing the Hudson River.

  • Public transit

    Easily reached by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, E, N, R and PATH trains, as well as the M20 and M22 Bus.<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Classic French Onion Soup$8.50

    sourdough croutons, Gruyère, aged cheddar cheese

    • Avocado Fries$12.00

      beer batter, wasabi aioli drizzle

      • Spinach & Artichoke Dip$16.50

        crispy pita chips

        • Steamed Mussels$21.00

          curry or white wine sauce; grilled bread

          • Lobster Mac & Cheese$21.50

            mini elbow, lobster cream, cheddar cheese, lobster chunks, breadcrumbs

            • Charred Octopus$22.00

              spice marinated octopus, romesco sauce, gremolata, tahini vinaigrette

              Salads

              • Caesar Salad$13.50

                romaine hearts, parmesan, croutons, creamy caesar dressing

                • Fried Avocado Salad$15.00

                  zucchini, avocado wedges, watercress, pickled onion, radish, toasted pepitas, creamy jalapeño dressing

                  • Green Kale & Roasted Beets$16.00

                    chopped organic kale, roasted red and golden beets, caramelized pecans, crispy shallots, balsamic vinaigrette

                    Salads Additions

                    Add To Any Salad

                    • Chicken$7.00

                      • Steak*$12.00

                        • Salmon*$13.00

                          Entrees

                          • Grilled Cauliflower Steak*$16.00

                            quinoa, avocado, toasted pistachios, tahini vinaigrette

                            • Chicken Parmesan Pizza*$19.50

                              red chili oil, parmesan cheese

                              • Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli$20.00

                                brown butter-sage cream sauce, toasted pecans, sage

                                • Fish & Chips*$21.50

                                  beer batter, tartar sauce; shoestring fries

                                  • Roast Chicken*$22.00

                                    Bell & Evans half chicken, potato pavé, au jus

                                    • Pappardelle Bolognese Pasta$23.00

                                      pork, veal, beef blend

                                      • Pan Seared Salmon*$24.00

                                        red quinoa, roasted golden beets, beurre blanc sauce

                                        • Hanger Steak*$28.00

                                          roasted garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, choice: bearnaise, green pepper corn, Mâitre d'Hôtel butter

                                          Sandwiches

                                          • Fried Chicken Sandwich*$16.50

                                            cole slaw, pickles, yuzu aioli, potato roll

                                            • Signature Burger*$17.50

                                              short rib-brisket patty, Gruyère cheese, grain mustard mayo, arugula, tomato, onion, pickles, brioche; fries

                                              • MRH Steak Sandwich$19.00

                                                shaved roast beef, caramelized onions, Sriracha mayo, Gruyère cheese, Tuscan hero; sweet potato fries

                                                • Lobster Roll$29.00

                                                  Maine lobster, lemon aioli, toasted potato roll; Cape Cod chips

                                                  Sides

                                                  • French Fries$5.00

                                                    • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes$5.00

                                                      • Sweet Potato Fries$5.00

                                                        • Sautéed Kale$7.00

                                                          • Grilled Asparagus$8.00

                                                            Desserts

                                                            • Sorbet$7.00

                                                              mango or strawberry

                                                              • Ice Cream$7.50

                                                                chocolate or vanilla

                                                                • NY Cheese Cake$8.50

                                                                  strawberry compote

                                                                  • Chocolate Molten Cake$8.50

                                                                    toasted coconut vanilla ice cream ball

                                                                    Beverages

                                                                    • Iced Tea$3.50

                                                                      complimentary refills

                                                                      • Coffee$3.50

                                                                        complimentary refills

                                                                        • Fountain Soda$3.50

                                                                          • Hot Tea$3.75

                                                                            • Lemonade$4.25

                                                                              • Juices$4.25

                                                                                • Espresso$4.50

                                                                                  • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                                                    • Acqua Panna

                                                                                      • 1 Liter$5.00
                                                                                    • San Pellegrino

                                                                                      • 1 Liter$5.00

                                                                                    Specialty Cocktails

                                                                                    $15.50

                                                                                    • Island Mojito

                                                                                      Bacardi Black rum, lime juice, fresh mint, sparkling wine. Select: mango or strawberry

                                                                                      • Bohemian Breeze

                                                                                        Tito's vodka, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, sugar/salt rim

                                                                                        • Sinner

                                                                                          Ketel One Grapefruit & Rose vodka, lychee, grapefruit juice

                                                                                          • Summer Guardian

                                                                                            Angel's Envy bourbon, lime juice, angostura bitters, mint

                                                                                            • Sangria Flight

                                                                                              white, red, and rosé

                                                                                              • Aperol Spritz

                                                                                                Aperol, Prosecco, club soda

                                                                                                Cocktail for Two or More

                                                                                                $44

                                                                                                • La Patrona Margarita

                                                                                                  Patron Reposado, triple sec, salted honey syrup, lime juice, orange juice

                                                                                                  Draft Beer

                                                                                                  $9. 64oz pitchers $34

                                                                                                  • Bronx Summer Pale Ale

                                                                                                    • Erdinger Weissbier

                                                                                                      • Five Boroughs Hoppy Lager

                                                                                                        • Founders IPA

                                                                                                          • Lagunitas IPA

                                                                                                            • Raderberger

                                                                                                              Bottled Beer

                                                                                                              Beer Buckets (choice of 6): Domestic $35 | Imported $40 | Specialty $45

                                                                                                              • Abita Light$8.00

                                                                                                                • Budweiser$8.00

                                                                                                                  • Bud Light$8.00

                                                                                                                    • Corona$8.00

                                                                                                                      • Heineken$8.00

                                                                                                                        • Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale$9.00

                                                                                                                          Cans

                                                                                                                          • Guinness$9.00

                                                                                                                            Flavored Lemonades

                                                                                                                            Available in 64 oz Pitchers: non-alcoholic $24 / spiked $50

                                                                                                                            • Lemonade$6.00

                                                                                                                              cherry, mango, or strawberry

                                                                                                                              • Spiked Lemonade$15.00

                                                                                                                                ask your server or bartender about our spiked options

                                                                                                                                Champagne & Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                                  Prosecco

                                                                                                                                  • Luca Paretti, Prosecco, Italy

                                                                                                                                    subtle notes of green apple, pear; a hint of soft acidity

                                                                                                                                    • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$50.00

                                                                                                                                  Rosé

                                                                                                                                  • Ruffino, Veneto, Italy

                                                                                                                                    delicately fruity with strawberry, rose petals; a crisp lingering finish

                                                                                                                                    • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$54.00

                                                                                                                                  Champagne

                                                                                                                                  • Veuve Cliquot, Brut Yellow Label, Champagne, France

                                                                                                                                    tiny bubbles, yellow and white fruits; vanilla, toasty

                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$98.00

                                                                                                                                  Sparkling Minis

                                                                                                                                  choice of 6

                                                                                                                                  • Rosé or Prosecco

                                                                                                                                    • Bottle$72.00

                                                                                                                                  White & Rosé Wine

                                                                                                                                    Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                                    • Ruffino Lumina, Venezie, Italy

                                                                                                                                      pear, peach flavors; accompanied by an elegant mineral touch

                                                                                                                                      • Glass$12.50
                                                                                                                                      • Bottle$48.00

                                                                                                                                    Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                    • Tom Gore, California

                                                                                                                                      tropical fruits, butterscotch with a creamy texture; touch of oak

                                                                                                                                      • Glass$12.50
                                                                                                                                      • Bottle$48.00

                                                                                                                                    Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                    • Z. Alexander Brown, North Coast CA

                                                                                                                                      aromas of lemongrass, honeysuckle; tropical fruit flavors

                                                                                                                                      • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                      • Bottle$54.00

                                                                                                                                    Rosé

                                                                                                                                    • Breezette, Cotes de Provence, France

                                                                                                                                      bright flavors of peach, strawberry

                                                                                                                                      • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                      • Bottle$54.00

                                                                                                                                    Red Wine

                                                                                                                                      Merlot

                                                                                                                                      • Skyfall, Columbia Valley, WA

                                                                                                                                        bright cherry flavors, hints of cocoa; polished tannins

                                                                                                                                        • Glass$12.50
                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$48.00

                                                                                                                                      Malbec

                                                                                                                                      • Ruta 22, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                                                                        spicy, rich with intense flavors of blackberries; subtle hint of oak

                                                                                                                                        • Glass$12.50
                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$48.00

                                                                                                                                      Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                      • Josh Cellars, Hopland, CA

                                                                                                                                        aromas of cinnamon, clove, oak; cherry, blackberry; soft finish

                                                                                                                                        • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$54.00

                                                                                                                                      Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                      • Gerard Bertrand Reserve Speciale, Languedoc Roussillon, France

                                                                                                                                        ripe cherry, wild raspberry, spices; silky tannins

                                                                                                                                        • Glass$14.50
                                                                                                                                        • Bottle$56.00

                                                                                                                                      House Carafes

                                                                                                                                      • Chardonnay$42.00

                                                                                                                                        • Pinot Grigio$42.00

                                                                                                                                          • Merlot$42.00

                                                                                                                                            • Mimosa$44.00

                                                                                                                                              • Bloody Mary$44.00

                                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                What 1,382 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                4.2
                                                                                                                                                4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                • 4Food
                                                                                                                                                • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

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                                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Einen Teil der Speisekarte war nicht verfügbar

                                                                                                                                                2. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Bavaria

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                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Das Merchants River House hat unseren Silvesterabend gerettet. Wir bekamen am berühmten Times Square keinen Zugang mehr und alles schien ins Wasser zu fallen. Also habe ich bei OpenTable nach Restaurants am Hudson gesucht, die noch Tische frei haben und hab das Merchants gefunden. Es war ein wunderschöner Abend, mit sehr leckerem Essen und freundlichen Service. Eine absolute Empfehlung. Im Restaurant wie in den Iglus außen kann man beim Essen auf den Hudson River schauen, was gerade nachts eine sehr schöne Atmosphäre zaubert. Wir kommen gern irgendwann wieder.

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                                                                                                                                                  Leah

                                                                                                                                                  Jacksonville

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Excellent service and food

                                                                                                                                                4. PF

                                                                                                                                                  PrestonF

                                                                                                                                                  Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Maybe our expectations are different being from the South but one would think that a table would be checked on at least once after drinks and food have been served. The restaurant was not busy at our arrival and we were promptly sat. We were given the brunch menu and sticker shock went into affect. I ordered the eggs with home fries and a side of bacon. The eggs were cooked very well but the bacon was over cooked. My wife and son split the fish and chips. It was two pieces of fried cod and some fries. They say it was good. My daughter had the fried chicken sandwich. She said it was good. Nothing was bad but for the price it could have been better. The restaurant offers great views as it faces directly across the river into Jersey. If knowing I had friends in the area visiting I would suggest them thinking about trying however I don't think we would return.

                                                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Not thrilled with our first experience there. We went relatively early for happy hour. The tequila soda that I ordered was way too strong so I had to send it back and then the drink I got back was vodka (???). Didn’t want to send it back again so I just dealt with it. Then, I asked if we could get spinach & artichoke dip but with tortilla chips instead of the pita chips since my SO has a gluten allergy. The server responded by saying no, that they couldn’t substitute and that the kitchen doesn’t even have those available. I was confused because chips & guac are also on the HH menu and I assumed it would be an easy substitution. A few minutes later, after we told the server that we wouldn’t be getting food since we couldn’t make the substitution, I see the kitchen eating nachos with tortilla chips???? I was so confused and a little upset because I thought they weren’t available. Anyway, a bit disappointed because this was our first time and we were excited to have a place this close to our building.

                                                                                                                                                6. h

                                                                                                                                                  happycamper

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Merchants has been and remains one of my favorite restaurants. Staff consistently accommodating and kind, as is the view (one of my favorite sunset spots). The food , cocktails and wine are relatively straightforward and delicious. I go here for special occasions and “just because “, as the experience has you feel like it’s a special occasion. They also have a few clear heated tents outside which looked magical.

                                                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Overpriced food. Also why would you cut my steak for me?! Ruined it. Server barely checked on us. Would have had more to drink but I could see her hanging out by the bar. Won’t be back.

                                                                                                                                                8. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  This is our favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Every time we visit NYC, we go to Merchants Riverhouse, because it’s a cozy and beautiful place with great service and very good quality food. The view to Jersey city across the Hudson River is beautiful and also our favorite view, especially at sundown! Thank you! Marina

                                                                                                                                                9. DR

                                                                                                                                                  DivaRaven

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Made a reservation to dine outdoors. Really, it's an indoor greenhouse, but it was a quiet night and my friend and I were the only ones in there. I worried we would be forgotten, but that was not the case. The wait staff was attentive throughout, even though we were the only ones out there. The food was delicious. We split two appetizers and an entrée and frankly, overate. It's a lovely spot with a river view, though it's partially obscured from the greenhouse. I highly recommend the avocado fries!

                                                                                                                                                10. RD

                                                                                                                                                  RichardD

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  53 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Merchants River House probably has the best view of the Hudson River available from any Manhattan restaurant. It’s fun to watch the river traffic, including the occasional cruise ship going by. They open at 4 p.m. and don’t generally don’t get crowded until much later.

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                                                                                                                                                  LisaE

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Pre theater on a cold December Sunday. Opened at 12, with a bunch of reservations and they were still setting up. Hostess was doing many tasks including checking vax cards.. we are aware that every place is short staffed, but it felt like we showed up unannounced to hosts that were is a frenzy. Food was good.. it was, pricey but not for the city or current times. I had a glass of red whine that was nice and served in an appropriate glass My friends Aperol Spritz was in a small white wine glass, 1/2 filled w ice for 16 bucks. Could have been worse.. across from us were 2 bloody Mary’s served in a rocks glass. I’ve not yet seen that done before. Coffee in very annoying large espresso cups. Not much down here, beautiful view after they tried to seat us in a 2 top in a corner even though we were second group in with a resy.. poor couple after us got that table. If you are in the area and want a nice view with a less than sophisticated service team, it’s fine. I wouldn’t travel to go back down there. Burger was great even though over cooked to my medium rare order

                                                                                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  The cauliflower “steak” is just half a head of cauliflower. Frustrating for a vegetarian since these are commonly a vegan steak made from cauliflower. This was not. Portions were fine but the pear and spinach salad was underwhelming. Views are great. Service was good. The kitchen had some sort of burning grease issue and the place filled with the scent of it. Won’t return.

                                                                                                                                                13. KB

                                                                                                                                                  KristenB

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  I made a reservation for an outdoor table because we have a newborn at home and are still trying to play it a little safe these days. After reading some reviews on some prior issues with outdoor seating I called a day ahead to confirm there would be a heated outdoor section and that my reservation was locked in for that area, which they confirmed. When we arrived and checked in we were told that because the restaurant was busy with a party we would need to eat indoors. After explaining the situation to them we were allowed to be seated outside in a very cute greenhouse type structure next to a heat lamp. The beginning of the meal went great, but about 1/4 of the way through another couple was seated in the outdoor section and once they turned their heat lamp on it tripped the electrical system and the lights and both heat lamps went out. This happened no less than 10 times throughout the meal and by the end of our meal we all gave up on even attempting to run the space heaters and just ate the rest of our meal in the freezing cold. Given the outdoor section was set up for at least 4x as many diners you would think that this is something that they would have a solution for. While they kept resetting the circuit breaker and attempting to turn everything back on, no one came out to formally apologize or even acknowledge the fact that we were eating our dinner in the cold. I never expect anything free but typically in that situation when the customer is so inconvenienced the restaurant will try to make it right. If this was just a normal dinner I wouldn't have been so disappointed but this was meant to be a special night out for my husband's 40th, and unfortunately it just turned into a frigid cold meal that we could barely enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                14. MP

                                                                                                                                                  MichelleP

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

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                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Très bonne adresse Service très bien Nourriture frais à à un prix raisonnable pour New York Très jolie vue Merci pour votre accueil

                                                                                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Amazing view!!

                                                                                                                                                16. RR

                                                                                                                                                  RevReggie02

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Friday date night , dinner and then the theater.

                                                                                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  everything great except sometimes music is too loud

                                                                                                                                                18. KH

                                                                                                                                                  KaylaH

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

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                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Took our kids to eat and see the Statue of Liberty during sunset. We had reservations, but we were almost the only ones there. Food was good. Pricey but no more than anything else in the city. Great views!

                                                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  The merchant has spectacular views of the skyline and the food was delicious. We’re definitely going back!

                                                                                                                                                20. RS

                                                                                                                                                  RickS

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Loved the view. Great waitress.

                                                                                                                                                21. m

                                                                                                                                                  marys

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 3, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great location plus great service and food. Will definitely be returning!

                                                                                                                                                22. NW

                                                                                                                                                  NancyW

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 2, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  The view was great. The food was great. Service was very good. We were just too close to the opening / entering door on a cold night. I would take clients again!

                                                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Savannah

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  The appetizers (avocado fries and lobster mac n cheese) were very promising for the meal to come. I was underwhelmed by the steak I got with my caesar salad. Our server Kamilla (?) was very quiet and short with us and gave us an awkward vibe making the night even less enjoyable. All the other employees that stopped by our table were very friendly and kind!

                                                                                                                                                24. LG

                                                                                                                                                  LorettaG

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Excellent view of the Hudson River and I would definitely be returning.

                                                                                                                                                25. b

                                                                                                                                                  brianw

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Very good experience! Beautiful location right on the River, service was attentive, and food was very good. The random photographer was a little weird but I’d definitely recommend the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  absolutely amazing. the food is great, service is top notch, vibes are immaculate. i recommend this place to all.

                                                                                                                                                27. m

                                                                                                                                                  madelinem

                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Nice atmosphere and tasty food. Server might have been on the job for the first time but an overall nice experience.

                                                                                                                                                28. AC

                                                                                                                                                  AprilC

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  We are not from New York. Servers and hostess look down their noses at us. We won’t return.

                                                                                                                                                29. R

                                                                                                                                                  Rene

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  The view and food are amazing! However, the server’s attitude put a sour taste in me and my friend’s mouths. The not so enthusiastic server is the only reason for less than 5 stars.

                                                                                                                                                30. ND

                                                                                                                                                  NvyDoc

                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  This is a good place to have dinner in lower Manhattan with a river view. An unexpected storm blew in and the staff stood outside over a large family and held umbrellas over them. The restaurant was too small to move them inside. These guys went out of their way to help this poor family. We were really impressed with the staff.

                                                                                                                                                31. JP

                                                                                                                                                  JaniceP

                                                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great location and view! Good value, as well. Will definitely recommend to friends visiting that area.

                                                                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Bad wifi and few outlets

                                                                                                                                                33. GC

                                                                                                                                                  GingerC

                                                                                                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  It had beautiful view, helpful staff, amazing food

                                                                                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Slow waiter, delicious food! Worth it

                                                                                                                                                35. MB

                                                                                                                                                  MarkB

                                                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  This was our first time here at Merchants River House. We sat outside to enjoy the weather. The food was excellent. Our service was alright. We were seated immediately and placed our drinks and appetizer order which came out quickly. After that our server kind of disappeared. Eventually another server arrived and took our entree orders. Aside from that, there were no complaints. The managerial staff stopped by our table at least twice to check in on our evening. I would definitely eat there again.

                                                                                                                                                36. R

                                                                                                                                                  Repoman

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Do something about the bathroom lines! Staff waiting on tables took too long to bring items requested. For the price paid for their starter appetizers $17 for spinach dip that was not worth that price. Half would have been better.

                                                                                                                                                37. BV

                                                                                                                                                  BettyV

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  The weather was nice so we ate outside, with views of the river and the Esplanade. Service was efficient and friendly, food was very good. Reasonable for NYC

                                                                                                                                                38. DP

                                                                                                                                                  DannyP

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Ice machine not working for frozen drinks Asked for a birthday dessert on opentable reservation no dessert was provided Steak took over 35 mins to come out

                                                                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                  Starting with the rat that ran behind me, there were flies, bees, nats, and mosquitos everywhere including our food that was inedible and cold. This restaurant has so much hope from the outside but it does not live up to the image portrayed

                                                                                                                                                40. PF

                                                                                                                                                  PeytonF

                                                                                                                                                  Mississippi

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Other than being impossible to find, we had a reservation for indoor seating but was sat outside, not a big deal. Then they didn’t have the seasonal Sam Adam’s IPA, then they were “out” of the steak. Once our food arrived we then had to wait at least 4 minutes for someone to bring us silverware and the additions to our meals. Service was below mediocre. Overall pretty disappointing place. If it’s a date or a special occasion you might be better offer choosing somewhere else.

                                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                                                                                                                                  • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                                                                                You can order delivery directly from Merchants River House using the Order Online button. Merchants River House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 432-1451.

                                                                                                                                                Merchants River House is rated 4.2 stars by 1382 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                Not bookable

                                                                                                                                                This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                                                                                                                Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                  Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets

                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                  Battery Park

                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                  Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                  Brunch
                                                                                                                                                  Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                  American, Gastro Pub, Seafood

                                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                  Parking is available on the street as well as several private parking lots. The closest 24 hour parking is Central Parking located at 345 South End Avenue, NY, NY 10280. Tel: 212-321-2316. There are no special parking rates at this time. Restaurant is located directly in front of the parking, facing the Hudson River.

                                                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                  Easily reached by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, E, N, R and PATH trains, as well as the M20 and M22 Bus.

                                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                  Antelmo Ambrosio

                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                  (212) 432-1451

                                                                                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                                                                                  Merchants River House offers full service in house catering, perfect for any event from 10 to 250 guests. From birthday parties to lavish wedding celebrations, our courteous and creative staff will work with you to design your own signature celebration. <br /><br />Whether ordering for delivery or dining at the restaurant, the Merchants River House dedication to quality, consistency, value and customer service guarantees a pleasurable experience.

                                                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                  Located on the Hudson River Esplanade in Battery Park, Merchant’s River House is an upbeat, casual, family-friendly restaurant offering great views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty.

                                                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                  Celine Labarre: (866) 539-0835

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