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Merchants River House

4.4
787 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • 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 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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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 787 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lots of hidden charges - they charge for literally everything - we ordered cheese on our "eggs, any style" and were charged a dollar more for that. My scrambled version of their omelet ended up costing me $3 more than the omelet would have. That's silly. I've never had that happen anywhere else.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Kinda disappointed. Pics looked very good but place didnt live up to pics. Got all our orders wrong. The salad didn’t have lettuce in it. And the bread on the burger was stale. Asked for two condiments to be kept off. But instead got all condiments kept off. Basically got stale bread with a slab of meat. Won’t be going back

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was great! The food was even better. I’d highly recommend getting the Mac and cheese in waffle cones starter.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great view. Good food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love this place as it keeps you always engaged looking at the water. However, beware of families!. Place is small and families with small children will come in and make it very noisy. Go early and you will love it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This very quiet and relaxed restaurant was noisy when sitting next to fan at south end of restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Really enjoyed our lunch here - I booked online before our visit to NYC. We had just visited the 911 Museum and Memorial and this was a short walk from there. We had a lovely view of the river from our hotel, food was delicious and staff were great. Thank you

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Unacceptable service from start to finish. It took 15 minutes for them to even visit our table. Our food sat on the server window as our waiter walked right past it several times. The food was actually pretty good (especially the muscle appetizer, but the poor service ruined the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We loved dining here! Wonderful food, amazing views, and caring washout staff made for an amazing evening.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delicious food,great views of the Hudson, reasonable prices!!!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service with lovely waterfront location!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The curry mussels were excellent. Avocado toast very good but not a good value choice three small pieces not worth the price. Lovely view even on a cold windy day. Will go back on a warmer day. Close to the Paulus Hook ferry so commute from JC is lovely and easy.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice view of the Hudson and the statue of Liberty. If its a clear day its amazing. Food is nice and the staff are friendly. Worth a visit for the river views alone.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We went for my husbands birthday and they went out of their way to make it special. Mojito was fantastic. Super kid friendly!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Delicious and great location! Definitely recommend the brunch and mac and cheese cones!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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)

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great location good food and easy to get a table

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food but a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful view, delicious food, and great service!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food with a nice view of the river

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