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About Merchants River House
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 70 seats of indoor dining and 150 seats on two outdoor terraces, the perfect locale for enjoying sunsets over the Hudson. The decor features a copper top bar, bistro chairs and blue checkered table cloths in the dining room.
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.
New York, NY 10280
American, Gastro Pub, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Our brunch menu is offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Easily reached by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, E, N, R and PATH trains, as well as the M20 and M22 Bus.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Merchants River House Ratings and Reviews
This is a neighborhood restaurant for us and we enjoy eating here. For NYE we were a little disappointed. Martinis have been exceptional in the past but not so much this night. The pour was rather skimpy and the drink was shaken when I requested stirred. Rest of the meal was fine and our waitress was responsive and polite. As always the entire staff makes themselves busy and stays on top of things.
My family had Christmas Day lunch here. This is not a formal restaurant which is exactly what we wanted because we had 2 teenagers with us. The food is good but basic. The staff were very welcoming and efficient. It is the view that makes this restaurant a great place to have lunch - looking out across the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty and watching all the walkers and runners go by.
Took my teenage daughter and her friends for lunch for her birthday. Made a reservation the night before and my table was ready on time! The Mac & Cheese Quartet was absolutely amazing - the girls, especially my daughter, LOVED it! Sweet potato fries are the best we've ever had. (one drawback is that they charged for every refill of flavored lemonade even though menu says free refills)
We had Thanksgiving dinner at Merchant's Riverhouse...food was good, but sat waiting to be
picked up and served ( we sat across from service area)...would have liked my meal a bit hotter. I realize it was a holiday and busier than usual. Views were beautiful, very relaxed atmosphere and workers very friendly. We have been to brunches during warmer months and have been very happy with our experiences. Overall, we really like this restaurant and will return in the future.
Great place for a late lunch with an excellent view of the Harbor and NJ. Sat at a high top in the bar area and loved it. Good food (lobster rolls with sweet potato fries were very good) , good drinks (Bloody Mary and also Hustle and Bustle highly recommend), and super friendly staff.
Each time I visit this restaurant I asked myself why I'm not there a lot more often. Really, truly a neighborhood gem. Way better than the much noisier places just blocks away by the marina, this is just around the corner, and worth the extra two block walk. (In fact, would be worth an extra mile walk)
Starting with wonderful river & harbor views and spectacular sunset (if you're there at the right time), it only gets better. The waiters are always extremely helpful. Their food is really top notch. My favorite appetizers are the Spinach & Artichoke Dip (with amazing chips for dipping) and the Giant Pretzel (words don't do it justice). For a main course, I almost always order the Ahi Tuna, and then salivate at the dishes of my companions. And don't skip the Cookie ala mode for desert.
(P.S. The reason I'm not there more often is that I don't eat out near my office very often.)
This was second visit. First one sept 23 for 8 people at lunch. Every thing was great! Service indoors and everything great! Second visit this past sun oct 23. Crowded did not have our outdoor. Table for 6 which was reserved. Service terrible! Slow! Waiter forgot a lunch order! Waited and waited! It was embarrassing as I had raved about the place to friends . Will not go back! Sorry to sAy this
I received several contacts/confirmations/emails from the restaurant about the time of our reservation. Upon arrival the hostess had a different time for our reservation. I showed her the email/confirmation # rom my phone and she just gave me a blank look and insisted I was incorrect.
The food was not up to par. The drinks were very light. Best part of the meal was an extra large pretzel we ordered to have with our drinks.
There were 6 in our party and the consensus was unanimous....great view but never again.
My daughter works in the financial district and I took her and her two friends for dinner at Merchants River House. We sat outside on the patio watching the sunset over the Hudson River. The views are spectacular. Our server was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed sharing the Quartet of Mac-n-cheese Cones. They were very good and flavorful. Chicken dumplings, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and Grilled Tuna Wrap were all very nice dishes. In addition, our bar drinks were served promptly.
Loud. They gave us hesitation about reservations but nobody was there except the super loud birthday party... Which they sat us right next to. The wine was cheap, the service curt and the food.... The food was so bad we didn't even finish it. Over priced restaurant charging for the view which you really even couldn't see because the windows were so dirty.
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