Merchants River House
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
short rib-brisket patty, Gruyère cheese, grain mustard mayo, arugula, tomato, onion, pickles, brioche; fries
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
We made reservations for Easter brunch a week in advance, and when we get there, we find out that the restaurant is closed (and has been closed for several months), and won't reopen until May'21.
Not sure why the restaurant owner or manager alerted this to their distribution partners. Very poor business etiquette.
THE RESTAURANT WASNT EVEN OPEN!!!
Great place with a view of the Hudson, perfect!
Between the weather and COVID, the beauty in the location was somewhat lost. We were seated in our own "house" outside and it was fun. A tad cold and a bit cramped, but safe and enjoyable. Avocado fries were really poppers and were excellent! Burger was delish also. Service was perfect. I will definitely return when the weather is better and I can enjoy the scenery and a nice walk on the water.
My friends and I had an amazing time here for my birthday. The staff was so great. The views were breathtaking. The food was so delicious and accommodating for my vegan and pescatarian friends. This was the perfect restaurant.
Even though we dined out doors lit was nice and quaint. The staff was very attentive and service was fairly fast
Outdoor heated seating is in process I hear, but bc of this particular day of cold weather, we were able to be kindly accommodated inside. COVID: temp scan and tracing slip on entry. Waiters are safe; masked and gloved. At least in my lunch experience, all were kind. Plexiglass dividers between tables. Not super social distanced but I understand, they’re trying their best. Food was kind of what you expect in that area? It was good, not amazing but it does the job! Hefty drink pours though and for the price, I was pleased! Would go back for drinks and watch the water from inside. Can see this be a great place to grab dinner if in area come dinner time during the holiday season, given the warm vibes of the interior. So overall, go if you’re in the area and enjoy the drinks, the vibes, and the views. Be safe, Tip well, all of us including restaurants are struggling
Restaurant did an amazing birthday cake surprise for my daughter and sang her happy birthday. It made our day!
Good food and nice view. As well the service are very polite.
Delicious food, great portions for the price, and a fantastic view of the Hudson.
It’s been awhile since we’ve been to Merchants River.
The hamburgers were cooked as requested but the rolls were a disappointment. They felt stale & fell apart. Fries nice & crispy. My granddaughter liked her kids size chicken fingers & fries.
The setting is spectacular🗽
My wife and I have loved this restaurant for many years. Fine food (especially the salmon), excellent service, spectacular views of the New York harbor.
Sat outside. Gorgeous day. This restaurant is one of my favorites. Great food, exceptional service.
Perfect outdoor place to go. Beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty, great food what else can we ask for at this pandemic times.
It was absolutely amazing and they made our celebratory dinner absolutely memorable! We had a double celebration, my dad’s birthday and my mom and dad’s anniversary and the servers were the sweetest when they brought out the desserts for the celebration. The food was flawless. My dad’s steak was cooked perfectly. My mom’s salmon was exquisite and had beautiful notes of flavours popping up everywhere. My chicken was so juicy. Chicken is so hard to pull off because of its fragile temperature-cook it too long and it’s dry, not cooking it enough could lead to health problems BUT this chicken was cooked to perfection with its juicy meat and amazing flavours. The aromatics of the rosemary really sealed the deal for me. My parents, who came all the way from Maryland to come visit me and celebrate their special days were very happy, as was I. The servers were very sweet and the waitress who had our table was so great. She really made us feel welcomed and made my parents’ first time at the restaurant perfect. We loved everything from the view, to the food, the service-everything. I will definitely be back as when my parents visit me in New York again, I’m sure Merchant’s River will be the first restaurant they will want to visit again!!! Cheers!
Great service and warm setting, views were spectacular!
We were reluctant to even think about going out to brunch in NYC during these crazy times but a friend was visiting who I had not seen in many years and we really wanted to get together. We made a reservation to sit outside, however it was pouring so we had to sit inside (which I was worried about it because of COVID), however, everything was great.
We felt very comfortable and safe. Our temperatures were taken at the door. All servers and employees were very cautious. The food and service were very good. The view is AMAZING.
Food was good. View was good. Service was excellent.
Be careful eating outside — no heaters when we went. Brutal!
Good restaurant and service overall, I didn't like the waiters wearing gloves since germs etc ..could transition easily between handling different things. Also the masks they wore were one layer fabric ones so not sure how effective these were, thankfully we were outside not inside. Other than that good ambience, service and food. Cocktails could be better.
Great staff and the food quite tasty
Great view of the river
Will be back though on a warmer day
it was great!!
The food was great the staff was extremely kind and courteous. We had a wonderful time. Great view of the water and very quiet and peaceful.
If dining outdoors, ask to be seated on the South Terrace so you aren't disturbed by building residents leaving to walk their dogs every 2 minutes walking past your table and slamming the building gate closed.
It was quiet with great food and views. Would definitely come back.
Food is ok. Prices are excellent. Service is excellent. Music on one side of the 2 outdoors seating areas was too loud, people were too loud; we asked to move to the quieter side which was lovely. You're very close to water with nice views.
Everything was great except the sharp pins dropping from the apartment building while we were eating.
Nico was great!
The food was great and the service was exemplary.
We have lived in the building since 1996, we've eaten here too many times to recall, and never had a bad meal.
We celebrated my bff birthday over good drinks and food.
Fantastic restaurant! Absolutely enjoyed the scenery. Staff was extremely kind and welcoming especially Charles! Will definitely be going back. Great spot for romantic dinners, date nights or just a family dinner.
This is a must go and enjoy an excellent meal plus service is outstanding
Amazing dinner! Awesome location, great service. The food was outstanding. Certainly coming back soon.
What a beautiful place view , service , food . Go before gets to cold !
Felt very safe. Staff were fantastic. Recommending wines and really going above and above. Fabulous evening.
Absolutely excellent from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience for our first dinner out in 6 months! We were greeted warmly at the door and shown to a spacious table with a gorgeous view of the sunset over the water. The staff was courteous and very helpful, and we felt absolutely safe - everything was well spaced, the other tables were far away from us, the staff were excellent with masks and gloves, and everything was pristine and clean. The drinks were pricey (I mean, it is NYC after all) but expertly mixed and definitely generous with the booze. And the food was delicious. I had the fried chicken sandwich, which was crispy and juicy, with a toasted brioche bun and fries. Hubby had the cauliflower steak, which was perfectly seasoned. All in all, a fantastic night out. Thank you so much!
The food was amazing and reasonably priced considering the great view! Would definately come back.
Excellent service and great views of the New York harbor and Statue of Liberty. The salmon dish is delicious, although it would be much better if accompanied by something other than kale.
Everyone was extremely nice , attentive and the atmosphere was great.
Merchants River House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 432-1451.
Merchants River House is rated 4.4 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.
Merchants River House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://merchantshospitality.securetree.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.