R17

3.9
26 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Indulge your vices.

Hidden atop Pier 17, R17 seduces all the senses, with craft cocktails and inventive New American small plates in an opulent setting. A discreet destination for the modern-day hedonist, R17 whisks you beyond the gilded curtains to an indulgent, candlelit dimension, where life can be anything but ordinary.

Discover the jewel of lower Manhattan at R17.


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What 26 People Are Saying
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3.3
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4.3
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3.5
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The space is amazing, but they have a lot of kinks to work out. I booked a reservation for dinner and was given a coffee table with two couches. We had to wait almost an hour for a table outside where we could actually eat, but the servers were very nice.
The food was good but options were very limited. They sold out of oysters by 6:30pm on a Friday, which was disappointing.
The bathrooms were disgusting - they were out of toilet paper (extra rolls were on the floor and were wet), and the soap dispensers were all broken. Only two unisex stalls for the whole rooftop.
I have high hopes for this place that they’ll get it right, as it has amazing views and at least the food was good.

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

For such a nice restaurant the bathrooms were very gross. Service was on the slower side because it was busy, but the food was delicious and beautiful view. There was a table next to us who obviously underestimated how much space they needed so we ended up with one of their guests almost on our lap by the end of the meal.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible; they send everyone up in the 5,000 elevators & only notify you at the top that outdoor seating is closed. Don’t waste my time R17 & a please put a f*cking sign at the ground level to inform people of the seating situation.

R
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Starting with the positives:
1. I was seated quickly with my reservation and the host was friendly.
2. Nice views and upscape vibes
3. Oyster Happy Hour were great
Negatives:
1. Service: My waiter (a blonde girl) was very uninsterested, unattentive & slow. Ignore my table many times and delayed my requests to brings a lemon to eat the oysters. Waited 30 mins for a lemon and beer with oyster untouched on table.
2. Overpriced cocktails with not so good of a taste
3. Not a much of a food selection

Overall, just go to enjoy the view during Oyster Happy Hour and order a beer or wine to be safe. Hopefully you'll get one of the good waitresses and have a good time!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Had a reservation for a date night. Came into the city JUST to go to this restaurant. Confirmed the reservation the day before and when we arrived the night of...NOPE. "Restaurant is having a concert...cant let you in". Total waste...seriously...unbelievable!!

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service. Relaxing ambiance. Perfect for a daytime date.

MB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

The setting is lovely but the food was mediocre and they ran out of entrees. The staff were very kind but it was a very disappointing evening.

i
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The location is great, and the food is good but could be better. The service is amateur at best and negligent at worst. Even mentioning to the manager the myriad mistakes we endured (including no drinks showing up even after following up with 2 different people) yielded nothing other than a weak semi-apology/excuse about having just opened. Since I was also there this past winter, that doesn't make much sense. I'm not sure why they got an entirely new set of staff for the summer season but it certainly doesn't seem like an upgrade.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Came here for my love’s birthday. We wanted a view. Noh mistake. The view is about all we got. We came for lunch (1:45 res). The food selection was so poor. We chose the iceberg lettuce salad which was ok. The king salmon was terrible. For $28 you’d think it was fresh caught but nope! You could totally taste the frozen/microwaved Salmon for what it was. Service was good. Overall, I was very very very very VERY Disappointed!! So thankful that we came with $$$. We skirted out of there as fast as possible. Went down to the other restaurants for better food. Don’t waste your time. I wouldn’t even want to come here for after work drinks. Not worth it.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

This is my second visit to R17. The first visit, shortly after they opened this winter, was great; however this time was far less impressive. After ordering drinks, the waiter informed us that the kitchen had run out of nearly every meat and fish dish on the menu and was closing shortly. We ordered a few other things and the waiter returned to tell us that a number of those were now unavailable as well. Instead of the nice dinner rooftop dinner we had planned, we ended up just having a drink and leaving to find a different restaurant to eat at as there was almost no food available. Overall, very disappointing.

AN
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

👍 we had an amazing time . love to do it again. The place is amazing.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow. They were totally understaffed.

FM
Zurich
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

service terribly slow. I ordered "heirloom tomatoes" and got a micro-dish with no cheese.
Lunch on a sunny day in this roof-top bar could be beautiful, but there is no shadow at all and after a while the sun is too strong.

NY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took three tries to get the drinks right but the venue and view are outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Apparently there was an event today at R17 and they are closed. They did not call, text or email me to let me know.

MV
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning view, very relaxed atmosphere. Classy. Great place to hang out after a long day of work.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to be with family or friends. Very friendly service. Food was nice. Best is of course the great view. Having dinner looking at the Brooklyn bridge was time really well spent.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The view is spectacular and the rest needs tremendous work. You couldn't even find the entrance they had rails blocking each way to enter. Service took 15 minutes to come over and ask for drinks.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a reservation at R17 because I was interested in dining in the Seaport but not really knowing what to except. Was 100% pleasantly surprised. Not a typical dinner experience and most other people were there for drinks and small bites but we ordered most of the menu items and made a full meal out of it which was perfect! Had drinks and dined in a cozy lounge area and enjoyed the beautiful sunset on the rooftop on the water. Awesome drinks, great service, casual / chic environment and DELICIOUS small plates menu. The hush puppies were outstanding- never tasted anything like them. Will be raving about those for a while! I will certainly be back!

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was better expected and the cocktails are great. Service is outstanding.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Horrible service and food

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 3rd time back! We love the place!! Food and Service are exceptional! Great for a small group or couples. Beautiful setting!!

M
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glamorous fireside snacks and drinks. Could only have been improved with slightly lower volume all around. Winter wonderland. Great staff.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant! Great ambiance and food. Steak was delicious. Best experience I’ve had thus far! Thank you!

R17
Responded on January 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing your kind compliments and thoughtful comments about your dining experience. We are glad our ambiance and cuisine delighted you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Carol A., R17

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S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space. Both the manager and bartender took very good care of us!