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Mezze on the River, New York, NY

Mezze on the River

4.3
4.3
189 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Situated directly on the water overlooking the Hudson River, in the Battery Park section of Manhattan, diners will experience a fresh take on Mediterranean, Greek and seafood dishes created by Executive Chef Antelmo Ambrosio.
Mezze on the River boasts two outdoor dining terraces with direct Hudson River views in addition to indoor seating with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving diners an unobstructed view of the passing sailboats and yachts leaving the nearby North Cove Marina.
Featuring delicious Brunch offerings, a perfectly-crafted cocktail menu, and signature dishes like Flying Octopus and Black Squid Ink Truffle Lobster Pasta, Mezze on the River creates the perfect escape from the daily NYC grind .

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 432-1451

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Antelmo Ambrosio

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events, please visit: https://merchantshospitality.tripleseat.com/party_request/20397.

  • Neighborhood

    Battery Park

  • Cross street

    Mezze is located on the Hudson River Esplanade between Liberty & Albany

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 &amp; E at World Trade Center<br />R &amp; W at Cortlandt St. <br />4 &amp; 5 at Fulton St.<br />PATH Train at World Trade Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Val/Gal-entines on the Hudson @ Mezze on the River

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's & Galentine's Day at Mezze on the River with a curated waterfront dining experience. Wine & Dine as you watch the boats sail by with Champagne, music & delicious food in a one of a kind setting with iconic nyc views. Enjoy our "Double Date" or "Galentine's Evening" Experience below. Each Table for 3-4 Includes: ($100/pp) -Long Stem Rose for each guest -1 Bottle of Moet Imperial or Veuve Clicquot Champagne for the table -Choice of 1 Mezze Item Per Guest -Choice of 1 Entree Per Guest from the Special Curated Valentine's Day Menu Offerings -2 Desserts to Share (Choose from Chocolate Lava Cake, Baklava, Tiramisu) *Sales tax and 20% gratuity are not included in the price and will be due at the restaurant.
  • Valentines On the Hudson at Mezze on the River

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's & Galentine's Day on the Hudson at Mezze on the River with a curated waterfront dining experience. Wine & Dine as you watch the boats sail by with Champagne, music & delicious food in a one of a kind setting with iconic nyc views. Each Table for 2 Includes: ($125/pp) -A Long Stem Rose -1 Bottle of Moet Imperial or Veuve Clicquot Champagne -Choice of 1 Mezze Item Per Guest -Choice of 1 Entree Per Guest from the Special Curated Valentine's Day Menu Offerings (Choose from Whole Grilled Branzino -1 Dessert to Share Enjoy music, water views & a romantic experience at MOTR. *Sales tax and 20% gratuity are not included and will be due at the restaurant.

What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Great for scenic views

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  1. C

    Carter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely bring people here in the future.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Slow service on a Saturday. Space is very tight. We were seated close to the back with a constant draft. Drinks (mr atticus) excellent. Food was decent. The location and views create a remarkable ambiance.

    Mezze on the RiverResponded on January 29, 2023Hello, I am sorry to hear that your visit with us was not a positive one. Thank you for taking the time to leave this honest review as we use these to better the restaurant in all areas. Id love to invite you back and give you the positive experience we aim to provide. Should you like to make a reservation, please email me at stephanie@mezzeontheriver General Manager Stephanie Mendoza

  3. CK

    ChrisK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We arrived before the dinner crowd, but the wait staff forgot to bring my friend’s drink, even though they weren’t even busy yet. The tables were setup way too close to each other for profit, waters and guests had a hard time navigating, impossible to get out of your table and all around without brushing against others or their tables. Food was ok/good, everything tasted good, but most were hard to chew. The view and neighborhood are lovely, if you reserve table ahead of time or arrive not in rush hours, you get window seats. I also recommend ordering food that are easy to cook softer/moister. Food quality is good, but their cooking it isn’t the best.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot on the river. Highly recommend
  5. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The resturant staff in a whole was very polite and the food was great. The place is small and cozy to have a wonderful intimate meal. I would return to the establishment
  6. LD

    LaurenD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The nice place to have a dinner with family and friends, food is delicious and the view is beautiful.
  7. MS

    MicheleS

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends. Great experience. Beautiful view. Excellent service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    It isn’t worth the trouble of getting there. The food is as lousy as the view is stunning. My suggestion would be to take a walk on the esplanade and then remove to a restaurant where the emphasis is on the food and not the view. Alas one can’t eat the view.

    Mezze on the RiverResponded on January 7, 2023Hi there, I apologize for our food not being up to your standard and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review as we use this feed back to improve the restaurant in all areas. Id love to chat more about your experience and invite you back to dine with us. My email is stephanie@mezzeontheriver, please don't hesitate to reach out! Stephanie Mendoza General Manager

  9. K

    Kris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    We had reservations for two people at 12:00pm. Got there at 11:58am but doors were locked. We could see employees looking at us from inside, reservation came and went and they still didn’t let us in until 12:10pm. Very weird. We were provided menus, after some time we submitted out orders. 15 minutes later the waitress returns and says she accidentally gave us the wrong menu and we need to choose from a different menu. We chose a different order. When food came out, one of the orders was wrong. Towards the end we noticed a commotion at another table. This other table paid their bill, but the waitress returned their receipt but not their card. They were looking around for the card and eventually found it. When we paid our bill I jokingly said to my friend that I bet their card wasn’t inside. Sure enough, they also didn’t return our card and had to go hunt for it. Good food, but overall extremely slow service and repeated sloppy mistakes.

    Mezze on the RiverResponded on January 12, 2023Hello Kristin, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this honest review. We take these matters seriously and use the feedback to improve. I apologize your time with us was less than what we strive to have our guests experience when they dine with us. I'll be messaging you directly shortly. Stephanie Mendoza General Manager

  10. RC

    RonaldC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The restaurant gave us good time, fantastic food & great experience to celebrate the New Year Eve!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for a birthday celebration. Food and service were great, beautiful view of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty
  12. L

    Letseatout

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I had the Chilean sea bass which was perfect. They were a tad slow in serving it and knew we were making a show and offered complimentary wine and profuse apologies. We made our show easily but greatly appreciated their concern. Highly recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Lovely staff.
  14. L

    Loshie

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The best server ever, delicious food, beautiful view!
  15. J

    Juliac

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice service. Beautiful view.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service and food was amazing, the music was too loud for us to talk. Aside from that the location with the view is exceptional!
  17. AH

    AmyH

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of the esplanade! The food was wonderful. We had the lamb meatballs and the brunch burger! I would definitely recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food and views were fabulous! They also have some really great signature cocktails. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. It was a great evening for our group of 10!
  19. K

    Kela

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband planned a birthday dinner for me here. It’s a cozy space well decorated. It has an amazing view! My server was sweet. He had a slight misstep but bounced back nicely. The food was delicious and The drinks were well made. Will definitely be coming back over the summer to experience their outdoor space.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing foods!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great ambiance , delicious food, and outstanding service. I appreciated that small menu and that choices weren’t overwhelming. They also accommodated our daughter because there is no kids menu. Everyone was happy!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great little place with fabulous views, excellent staff and some really delicious, thoughtful and creative meals. Highly recommended.
  23. F

    Fooddoc

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Facing the Hudson river, and Statue of Liberty, what a jam this restaurant is. Not only the food is of top quality, but the views, the sunsets and the quality of service. Enjoy your meal while watching the ships cruise by. Highly recommend it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place! Try the pita and dips platter. It’s outstanding!
  25. DA

    DANNY

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, Fatmir was our host and extremely professional, food and ambiance were above par.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cute aesthetic date
  27. C

    Catk

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The saganaki, prawns, squid ink pasta and paella are good. The tomahawk steak is bland and not worth the price, the hanging octopus/squid is just okay. The ambiance and service are both great. Overall experience was okay.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful except they ran out of the molten lava cake which is what I wanted for my boyfriend’s birthday dessert.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    It took us an hour and half to get our first appetizer. Second appetizer was just a trio of dips and pita and we never even got that. Took another 40 min to get our main dish. Overall horrible service and kitchen was so backed up. The kitchen is wayyyy to small for such a large place. Also the open kitchen does not work here. It’s not a nice kitchen you want to see, it looks like a diner. Also it just creates noise of panicked waitstaff lingering near the open kitchen. Would be much nicer ambiance if the kitchen was completely closed off.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience2
    The food was good with. Great view, but it was very cold inside and the music was very loud
  31. n

    najak10

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The view is GREAT helpful wait staff with very good food. The hanging Octopus was good and exiting to see and eat; there could of been more. The hamburger was big and looked as good as it was. We were happy with the Lamb chops; the sauce is great. The Chilean sea bass was tasty but small. Overall a great experience - we will return
  32. LA

    LindaA

    West Palm Beach

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious seafood! We had the flying octopus and garlic prawns. The prawns were huge and tender. Octopus was presented in a unique way! Tables were very tight to the point where we had to shift people and table to get in and out. However the waiters and bartenders were friendly and attentive. Overall a wonderful experience on the Hudson River!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Mediocre and very overpriced food. Indoor and outdoor seating both too loud to have a conversation at the table.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was just ok and and the portions as small I have seen in NYC. Wine was below average. Server was excellent but manager was jerk coming to our table to kick us out by 10pm because there was no one else in the restaurant. Good outside seating. Unfortunately I would not recommend it based on food portions and manager behavior
  35. JC

    JanetC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful view and venue. Food excellent
  36. G

    Gertie23

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really excellent view and decor. The inside seemed a little small but we sat outside in the back with a beautiful view of the sunset. The food was really delicious and a good value for money considering how much you would pay at other restaurants without the vibe or the view. Will be returning
  37. JW

    JaneW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    You can only go there if you like very loud music. The quality of the food is fair. If you want to leave through the apartment building to get directly to the street you must wait until a resident happens to come by. The gate is locked and the restaurant doesn't have a key.
  38. A

    Ansafo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Só Nice placê and Food was very good
  39. c

    chlazaris

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good! The location is excellent. The issue is the price. Highly overpriced food
  40. LD

    LynnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is just amazingly beautiful. The staff? Phenomenal. And they speak multiple languages which was so helpful (shout out to Maya!!!). The service was amazing. The food? Delicious. It was my first time trying Greek food and they really did an amazing job. The view was gorgeous and the vibe is picture ready as well. Everybody was super kind, I absolutely loved it and will be going back soon!!! Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Mezze on the River is rated 4.3 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mezze on the River

375 South End Ave, New York, NY 10280

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mezze is located on the Hudson River Esplanade between Liberty &amp; Albany

  • Neighborhood

    Battery Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    1 & E at World Trade CenterR & W at Cortlandt St. 4 & 5 at Fulton St.PATH Train at World Trade Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, South Asian/Indian, Women

  • Executive chef

    Antelmo Ambrosio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 432-1451

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Events, please visit: https://merchantshospitality.tripleseat.com/party_request/20397.

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