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Merchants River House

771 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (22)
  • Scenic View (16)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Gastro Pub, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 432-1451
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jossemar Tejada
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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.
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Cross street
Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets
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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.
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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.
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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
What 771 People Are Saying
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enthusiastic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 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.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipDavenport (New York Area)
4.0  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.

vipemma (New York Area)
5.0  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.

nycvisitor (Cornwall)
4.0  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.

vipSlue (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipsjshanno (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

vipritap (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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