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River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Wethersfield, CT

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

4.3
4.3
2952 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
At River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, a multi-tiered deck will allow those who wish to dine alfresco a spectacular, panoramic view of the river and the Putnam Bridge. The views are equally sensational from the interior space where every table in the dining room and every seat in the bar enjoy the magnificence of the setting.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar features Prime Steaks and fabulously prepared Italian food, including house-made fresh pasta, wood-fired artisanal pizzas, locally-sourced seafood, and beautifully handcrafted desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 257-3344
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    River’s private event venue is the ideal space for corporate and social events! From full day business meetings to birthday parties, baby showers and more, it is the perfect location for all. River can accommodate small private parties of 20, up to 80 at banquet rounds, and even larger parties of 150 for cocktail style events. Our talented staff will make sure that your special event is a success! PRIVATE EVENT SPACES Columbia Boardroom 14- 22 guests Best suited for: Seated lunches/dinners, meetings Atrium 20-60 guests Best suited for: Cocktail parties, seated/buffet lunches and dinners, birthdays, showers, etc Great Meadow Room 25-90 guests Best suited for: Corporate and social seated/buffet lunches and dinners, showers, birthdays etc.
  • Neighborhood
    Wethersfield
  • Cross street
    Inside of the CBS Building, Just off Exit 26 on I-91
  • Parking details
    Since Putnam Park is an office building, most of the 600 parking spots are empty when it’s time for Happy Hour or dinner, so free parking is never a problem. Please remember, because there is so much parking, the lot could appear to be almost empty and yet there could be, literally, hundreds of people inside and on the deck, enjoying the party.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Mother's Day All You Can Eat Brunch Buffet 2024

    $85.06 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our buffet will have great items that are sure to please! From fluffy pancakes and scrambled eggs, from breakfast burritos to french toast, and from some larger offerings like our roasted Sirloin of Beef, Honey-Glazed Ham, to our Asiago Salmon & Chicken Marsala & more, mom won’t know where to start! From our sister restaurant, enjoy chicken & cheese quesadillas, empanadas, and more!! Reservations available from 10:00am to 3:15pm. $64.95++/person; children under twelve $32.95++/person; children under 5 $FREE Coffee, tea & juice included. To Note: The buffet will close at 4pm to allow us to prepare for dinner service. The normal brunch menu will not available. Outdoor dining is available on a first-come, first-served basis!
  • "Be Basic Brunch" Package (for parties over 7)

    $20.61 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Due to the size of your party, we can only offer our Family-Style Brunch packages! Choose from three different packages that will suit your party the best, and we'll have your feast ready approx. 15 minutes after your reservation! . . "BE BASIC" PACKAGE includes platters to share family-style: - Fluffy scrambled eggs - Crispy bacon - Juicy breakfast sausage - River's Home Fries - Stacks of Pancakes, dusted in powdered sugar - Your feast will be presented to you 15 mins after your scheduled reservation so you can focus on what matters: spending time with friends and family! - More items can be ordered upon arrival, including items from kid's menu! - Additional items will be charged.
  • "Big Badass Brunch" Package (for parties over 7)

    $30.91 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Due to the size of your party, we can only offer our Family-Style Brunch packages! Choose from three different packages that will suit your party the best, and we'll have your feast ready approx. 15 minutes after your reservation! . Includes everything from the Just Right and Be Basic Packages with additional platters to share family-style: - Fluffy scrambled eggs - Crispy bacon - Juicy breakfast sausage - River's Home Fries - Stacks of Pancakes, dusted in powdered sugar - Warm Sourdough Toast & Butter - French Toast w/ Vermont Maple Syrup - Fresh Fruit Medley from local farms - All of that will be presented to you 15 minutes after your scheduled reservation so you can focus on enjoying yourselves! Additional Items will be charged.

What 2,952 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Connecticut

    Great for scenic views

  • Hartford

    Great for brunch

  • Hartford

    Great for outdoor dining

2,952 Reviews
  1. Yanaira

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was great! They were very nice! The atmosphere was really nice and the view of the river was really nice! The only thing was the food wasn’t that good. I had gotten the seafood linguine and it just wasn’t very good. Like the calamari tasted bland.

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  2. Kitty

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have gone to River for quite a while now. My experience this last time was terrible. The portion of salmon I received for $10 to top a wet and disgusting new style of basic salad was the smallest portion I have ever seen! It was only about a 2 inch square. I was told that it was 4 oz but the person also with me thought it was not what we have seen in the past there. Would never order this again! I also got violently ill after consuming this lunch.

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  3. Matthew

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the restaurant is nice. I’d recommend everything except for the steak, ordered medium and came well done. My date ordered medium well and was served well done. Rethink the timing while cooking the steak. It’s important. Service was mediocre.

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  4. NeedsImprovement

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is okay. We went to Easter buffet and it was great. This time we went for brunch and it was terrible. Service on both occasions is terrible. No one was in the restaurant and we could barely flag down our waitress. We waited 20 min to order. She was not friendly at first and warmed up on the end. Wouldn't return.

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  5. JillC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hosts were great, waiter was fantastic and so personable and attentive, food and our drinks were awesome and bathrooms were spotless. Great job everyone!!!!

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  6. LauraD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, service and ambiance! We will definitely be back.

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  7. jmckjr

    New York City

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a window seat and the view of the river was very nice. We started off with Beef tip skewers and calms casino. The beef tips were tender but cooked very well done. The flavor was very good and nicely paired with mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes. I had the short ribs paired with mashed potatoes and spinach. It wea excellent. The others at the table had the salmon and the chicken parmesan and both were very pleased with their choices.

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  8. DamarcoV

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and vibe Will come back 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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  9. SheilaBStrong

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First of all, whoever is the decorator, I want to go shopping with you! The choices were amazing; something for everyone! The chocolate fountain was a great addition and the chocolate itself was tasty and delicious. I personally loved the marshmallows dipped in chocolate and the chocolate chip cookies were very good as was the flourless chocolate cake. The oatmeal raisin cookies, however, we're overcooked and hard as a rock and the strawberry/lemon cake was dry. The carving stations for ham and roast beef were delicious as was the pasta, roasted potatoes, bacon and fresh fruit salad. I had two delicious peach bellini's. I loved that a bottle of water was left on the table for us. It was awkward to walk down the same hallway for food, that people who got their food were using as well. But courtesy goes a long way. Of course, the view is outstanding! I was a little surprised we weren't offered coffee or hot tea after our meal, and we had to remind our waitress that our Bloody Mary hadn't been delivered yet (all forgiven for the amount of people that we're being waited on). We were a wee bit shell shocked at the bill - 4 people for brunch: over $350 including tip). I loved that our server was wearing bunny ears and a bunny tail, and that Martha personally stopped by and visited our table. All in all, we had a very nice and enjoyed Easter Brunch and most likely will be back next year.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the River and we will be back. But the Easter Buffet wasn’t our favorite. Our service was not great, and the food was good but not exceptional like it normally is.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 257-3344.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 2952 OpenTable diners.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

100 Great Meadow Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Inside of the CBS Building, Just off Exit 26 on I-91
  • Neighborhood
    Wethersfield
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Since Putnam Park is an office building, most of the 600 parking spots are empty when it’s time for Happy Hour or dinner, so free parking is never a problem. Please remember, because there is so much parking, the lot could appear to be almost empty and yet there could be, literally, hundreds of people inside and on the deck, enjoying the party.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 257-3344
  • Private party facilities
    River’s private event venue is the ideal space for corporate and social events! From full day business meetings to birthday parties, baby showers and more, it is the perfect location for all. River can accommodate small private parties of 20, up to 80 at banquet rounds, and even larger parties of 150 for cocktail style events. Our talented staff will make sure that your special event is a success! PRIVATE EVENT SPACES Columbia Boardroom 14- 22 guests Best suited for: Seated lunches/dinners, meetings Atrium 20-60 guests Best suited for: Cocktail parties, seated/buffet lunches and dinners, birthdays, showers, etc Great Meadow Room 25-90 guests Best suited for: Corporate and social seated/buffet lunches and dinners, showers, birthdays etc.
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