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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.

375 South End Avenue
New York, NY 10280
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 432-1451

Website:
http://www.merchantsriverhouse.com/

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.

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 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.

Executive Chef:
Jossemar Tejada

Additional:
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

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.1

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (21)
Scenic View (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
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Casual (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience and good food and service plus a wonderful view hear the windows. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy having a meal at the Merchants River House. The food is terrific. The views are spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had our 2nd anniversary lunch here and it was a fabulous location. Amazing food, incredible view, outstanding service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food is amazing. Not great for dinner if you want a happening place. To be fair it was winter and freezing out- this place is on the water. I can definitely see this place being a winner for brunch on a nice day! Food is great regardless.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Beautiful view day and night....hard to find but food worth the find

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great little restaurant overlooking the river in Manhattan. Friendly and helpful staff. Food was good but not great. Service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I took my friend for lunch for her birthday, since we walk passed this restaurant all the time on our afternoon walk along the River. Tuna wrap was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this restaurant. One of the best in the Battery Park City area. Superb service. The salmon dinner is especially good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved the view of the river as the sun was going down. Food was also delicious, just as good as the view.

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 (Cornwall)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had lamb meatballs , salmon and martinis. It was all really good. One of the original Battery Park restaurants which should not be forgotten. Best views in Battery Park.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food here was very well prepared and presented. The view of the Hudson, Statue of Liberty etc. added to the enjoyment.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very expensive. Above average food. Waiter was very nice but not attentive

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Spectacular view, full portions, average quality of food, a little bit expensive: the view isn't free ;-)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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)

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great location good food and easy to get a table

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My girlfriend and I love to experience new restaurants and food, but we've never heard or been here. It was about time!! Absolutely nothing negative to report!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good place to catch up with family and friends. Unpretentious, warm neighborhood place. Kid friendly. Food is casual fir the most part but delicious. Lots of options. Wonderful view and sunsets. Cozy in winter and nice outdoor space for quick summer bite.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food but a little pricey.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful view, delicious food, and great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great view of the water and Statue of Liberty. Perfect for Sunday brunch. We had very good wait staff taking care of us. Recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food with a nice view of the river

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoyed the view of the River and NJ across the water. Food was good also. Took too long for the water to come to our table

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service and beautiful view. Casual dining spot and quiet lunch space.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.)

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for brunch on a Sunday, lovely location on river watching the world go by.
Nice ambience with friendly service, eggs benedict good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding brunch on the promenade of Battery Park City. Rainy day, so the area was fairly quiet, which was perfect. Terrific, personable attentive service; outstanding food. I'm looking forward to trying this place for dinner now. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was off, had to ask multiple times for items like more coffee, ketchup, etc. they mentioned they had limited servers

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 (Bath)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had the mac and cheese waffle cones that were delicious and very filling!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We found this restaurant via OpenTable because it was more convenient to where we needed to be - and it was better and more perfect than we could have imagined. Combination of down-to-earth yet upscale. Now my favorite downtown restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Staff were possibly too attentively trying to remove our food before we finished. It was a slow night so this was perplexing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I went to Merchants River House to try the Quartet mac n cheese and loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fantastic service, great food - definitely returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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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