Merchants River House

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1092 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top Tags:

Casual
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.

Specials

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Cocktail

We’re teaming up with @moulinrougebway to bring you a special cocktail for the month of February at Merchants River House! Stop in to try the Bittersweet Bohemian (Makers Mark Bourbon, Green Absinthe, Peychaud Bitters)!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 13, 2020

Ends: March 1, 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-9:00PM

What 1092 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
LR
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and views. Excellent service. Kids menu a plus.

ER
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous view of the harbor and statue of liberty. Food was good and friendly competent service

SR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here not just because of the good food and amazing view but because of the outstanding staff!
I made a reservation on Open Table and requested a specific table (something I never did before) and expected to be told why I couldn't have that table; instead, I was ushered right to the requested table and enjoyed a delicious meal with a dear friend.

Merchants River House
Responded on February 3, 2020

Shelia, we're thrilled to hear that your reservation went seamlessly and that you enjoyed your meal with us. Cheers!

Report
BH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes, Charles, the excellent manager, always takes very good care of me. I would like to see more choices on the menu, but what is available is well prepared and very good. Service is always friendly and caring.

Merchants River House
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks for your review, Beverly. We love feedback from our regular customers and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Report
Y
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Thought there would be more seafood options. Food was OK you go for view and maybe drinks..

Merchants River House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks for your review, Yardley. We're glad you enjoyed our famous view and appreciate your feedback!

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and we loved watching the happenings out the window. Such a great place.

Merchants River House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it!

Report
EV
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. We all loved
the fish and chip as it was recommended by many before us.
Definitely, we would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, and the view was just what we were looking for."

Merchants River House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Eunsun, thank you so much for your kind review. It's great to hear that your entire family enjoyed the experience and we are thrilled to welcome you again in the future. Cheers!

Report
OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

View is beautiful but the food is just ok. The calamari taste frozen but the French onion soup is good. The fish and chips, the fish was heavily coated and could have more flavor.

Merchants River House
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that you were disappointed.

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosy place, very nice view combined with good service and food

A
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for dinner. Very good food and a very friendly waiter. The view was stunning! Would definitely come back!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed it!

Report
OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comme la 1ère fois, nous avons beaucoup apprécié ce moment passé dans ce restaurant au bord de l’eau. Le service et l’accueil était très bien, les plats généreux et délicieux ! Nous recommandons !

Merchants River House
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!

Report
BS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views , very attentive service. Had the Quartet if Mac and cheese cones and it was gooooood!!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thanks for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our famous Mac n Cheese and stunning views! Happy Holidays.

Report
L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Battery park must every time we visit.

SR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

great burger and fries, good service, beautiful views!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thanks for your review, Stephanie. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our famous burger and view! Have a very Happy Holiday season!

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service....great Margaritas too

Merchants River House
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your experience!

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped in after visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum. It was a bit difficult to find but well worth the search. The view of the water and Statue of Liberty in the distance was awesome. Every one of us ordered the crispy chicken sandwich with fries and we all loved it. It had great flavor and seasoning. The fries are thin and crispy. Our food came quickly and we were in and out in an hour. That being said this is the type of place I could sit for longer looking at the view and having drinks with friends.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you all enjoyed our Crispy Chicken Sandwich and had a great experience. Happy Holidays!

Report
OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy and delicious dinner spot! Perfect all around, especially the view.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for your review, we're so glad that you had a great experience!

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great views- great food and attentive service-

Merchants River House
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a relaxing dinner with friends! Seeing the ships pass by on the Hudson is a bonus!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for your review, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed it!

Report
HM
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The view is out of this world and the food matches.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your kind review, we're so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience!

Report
JA
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was terrible. We were sat right beside the hostess station, and it was like we were invisible. Was at least 15 minutes before we were asked about ordering. Had our orders ready, including drinks. Food came out quickly, but hadn’t yet been presented our pitcher of beer before food arrived.

When our server finally asked how we were, we wanted to comment, but she turned around so quickly she didn’t know we were unhappy with one of the plates.

The signature burger was great, but the fish on the fish and chips plate was soggy and not good at all. Very disappointing. It was the busboy that notices something was wrong, had our server come back. The fish was taken off our bill, but had we been asked sooner maybe it could have been fixed.

Definitely disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 4, 2019

We're sorry that you had a disappointing experience, this is not reflective of out typical service level. I will DM you to learn more.

Report
OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great Thanksgiving meal. Beautiful view and perfect time of day-we got to watch the sunset. Food was good and service was great!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks for your review, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal at Merchants River House!

Report
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of New York harbour and very good service. Overall great experience.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, amazing food, just overall great ambiance!

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you, hope to see you again!

Report
FS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the burgers, and after an initial confusion the service was very good and we felt welcome with our 11 month old baby

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Florence, thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you had a good experience.

Report
LB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, great service and great for any kind of event (business lunch to friends’ gatherings)

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks for your review, Ludy!

Report
OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fast service and good food. Would definitely go back next time I’m in town

Merchants River House
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks for your kind review, hope to see you again soon!

Report
DA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and the view is spectacular! Would definitely visit again.

Merchants River House
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thanks for your review, Dalyn. We're so glad you enjoyed it!

Report
LP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food was delicious! Loved the view!

Merchants River House
Responded on November 18, 2019

Logan, thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed it!

Report
ET
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very touristy. Probably good for a drink after work, not dinner.

Merchants River House
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thanks for your review, Emma. We welcome all customers, locals and visitors. Happy Holidays.

Report
NL
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous location, calm atmosphere, good food, fabulous, helpful hostess. If near the World Financial center and want someplace special and away from the hustle bustle, I would recommend this restaurant.

Merchants River House
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks for your review Nancy. We're so glad you had a great experience!

Report
OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

NYC food tour

Merchants River House
Responded on November 18, 2019

Glad you enjoyed!

Report
b
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views of the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty in the distance! Excellent service!

Merchants River House
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed the views and service!

Report
OD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Rubbery chicken dish. Noisy ventilation in the corner where they sat us. We’ve tried to give the place a chance multiple times, and now we’ve lost our patience.

Merchants River House
Responded on November 6, 2019

We’re sorry to hear about your experience. We work hard to keep our food and service standards high and hate to hear that we disappointed a guest. We will look into it right away.

Report
OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Fish and Chips in North America, and I’m a Brit

Merchants River House
Responded on October 29, 2019

Wow, we'll take that compliment any day. Thank you for your review!

Report
LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in the city. Always a fantastic experience!

Merchants River House
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you, Logan. Hope to see you again!

Report
MK
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I picked merchants river house for the view, but was positively surprised by the quality of the food and wine.

Merchants River House
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you, Mr. King - glad to hear we surpassed your expectations!

Report
F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have heard, "The better the view, the worse the food", but that was not the case here. It is a wonderful view of the river and the skyline of Jersey City. The food was solid, and reasonably priced for a good dinner in NYC. The service was very good too. I would recommend it.

Merchants River House
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. Thrilled to hear our food and service exceeded your expectations.

Report
DF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Merchants River House was not fancy but fine for meeting a friend for a bite to eat. We both had the mussels in white wine with toasted bread spread with a lemon butter. Very tasty and manageable serving size. It was quite loud, making it difficult to have conversation. And it was pouring that night so the view (which is why many recommend) was hampered. Overall, nice meal.

Merchants River House
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your meal and we'll certainly keep your feedback regarding noise level in mind.

Report
M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food over rated for the price.

Tweets by Merchants River House