River City Grille

4.6
808 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Currently we are serving dinner Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Closed Tuesdays) 5pm - 8:15pm.
Saturday dinner is served 1pm - 9pm. Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm / Dinner 3pm - 8pm
Guests may reserve a table for outdoor dining on our patio or inside the restaurant. Our menu features
Italian-American inspired dishes as well as our most popular items from past menus such as
the Porcini Dusted Filet Mignon With Truffle Fries, Thai Beef Salad
and the River City Burger. Daily specials are also offered.
Tables are well spaced to encourage social distancing and keep our guests safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 808 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BarryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good all around experience.

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AndreaK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a friend. Very quiet. Food & service were excellent. Would be nice date night.

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vipFlyBob
Orlando
59 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice service, wide menu and fine service.

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vipCherieM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service. I wasn’t able to get a glass of Malbec even though it was listed on the menu. Otherwise a nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful pasta !

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vipEileenE
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food and service were great. The ambiance was not in line with the quality of the rest though. I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve eaten here in the past and loved the food. Brunch was always amazing. Dinner as well.
We came back post COVID and it was just “meh”. The chicken scarp had no flavor at all. The calamari was not really an appetizer, rather it was a huge platter that could have been family style. Had we known we would have skipped it. Butternut squash soup was also meh. Nothing special.

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SamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Food And Great Quality. Very Friendly Staff. Never Disappointed!!!

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vipAdams
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fish - we love coming here for fish but there’s plenty of other choices too.

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NadP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!

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trwjr
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was in town for a wedding this past weekend. Made a reservation a River City Grille. The service was excellent and food was great! Would defiantly go back to this place when in town.

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vipStraitjacket1964
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They got my wife's order wrong three times. It was a matter of cooking a piece of salmon so it wasn't raw on the inside--shouldn't be a difficult mistake to correct.

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DinaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed, the only thing I would suggest is using larger pieces of chicken instead of wings for the lemon chicken dish.

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KJLW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned! This time we brought our friends. The four of us had an outstanding meal. Loved dining al fresco,,too. RCG made it so cozy out front with some gentle background music. Our friends ordered chickpea bites—surprisingly delicious! And those THE MEATBALLS!!!! Ahhh again I had to have those meatballs as an appetizer. For dinner, we ordered two servings of the daily mixed grill, one salmon dinner and one filet mignon. And everything was superb! I know,we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant time dining at River City Grille. The new outdoor dining ran smoothly and the food was excellent as always

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melinda
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very quaint place . Good food. Very nice service. All in all a lovely night!

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vipLuvgoodfood
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined outdoors and the staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, as always.
They are doing the best they can to offer a really nice experience during these unusual times.

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DawnB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at River City Grille to celebrate a birthday. We totally enjoyed our dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. Each of our party selected a different entree and all of the food was superb. We usually go into NYC on special occasions but I am happy that we visited a local establishment. I highly recommend River City Grille and plan to visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food!

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MilesH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and attentive staff practicing all the Covid-19 requirements.

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vipNancy
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We ate outdoors at a new section set up to socially distant
It was fine being outside
The food was great as always

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vipUnhappyS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate inside. Excellent service. Food quite good. We will go back again.

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Girlzniteout
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience with delicious menu options and attentive service.

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vipGinaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find.
Excellent food and service!

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DavidL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second meal at River City and both times we really enjoyed. We were able to relax and have a nice quiet meal. The food is great and they have a nice selection of small dishes and entrees. I had two appetizers which was way more food than I expected. And the desserts really make it difficult to choose. I loved the Black and White Shake!! We will definitely be back!!

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vipChristineK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual. I had the mushroom ravioli which may have been the best mushroom ravioli I’ve ever had. My dinner companions had the steak and the seafood linguine special. Both loved their meals. Three of us shared the apple ginger beignets. They were fresh and delicious. And the order of 5 beignets was just enough for the three of us! I have to remember how much I like this place and frequent it more often!

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kathy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined at River City Grille on Friday night. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. I had the ziti with chicken. Try it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful small space just perfect for an evening with friends. Honestly we were pleasantly surprised with the nice ambiance as we entered. We were greeted outside by a valet who helped ensure our parking was correct.

Service right from the welcome was courteous. We ordered cauliflower pizette, crispy goat cheese salad and chickpea bites. All of them were scrumptious and tastefully presented, latter very innovative. For mains we got their cod entree, sesame crusted salmon and grilled shrimps. All of us enjoyed our food and were very pleased with attendant staff who ensured our requests were cared for.

We will bring other friends to this establishment soon. What a lovely discovery. The friends that came with us were planning on the same. Strongly recommended.

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vipSarah
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Our go-to!

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vipnerakeus
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Aside from very mediocre service, the kitchen ran out of one of the specials before 8pm.
Although a nice atmosphere, there was nothing about the food that would interest me enough to return.

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vipLorraineB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband, a friend and I just had dinner at River City Grille We haven't been there for a while(I live in Bayside) and I forgot how good it was.
Everything was perfect from the minute we walked in. Bobby and his staff are very welcoming First they asked if they could take our coat(in many restaurants you have to sit with your coat) The meal was well paced, never rushed.
We began our meal with the Mushroom Ravioli Appetizer It was outstanding. My husband had the jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat The portion was quite large Our friend had the Sesame Crusted Salmon,and I had the Simply Grilled Salmon which was cooked perfectly
The menu is quite diverse it has something for everyone
We shared the chocolate molten cake with mint chocolate ice cream( one of the best molten cakes I've ever had)
We will definitely return whenever we are in the area
This is a must try restaurant,I promise you will not be disappointed

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TrikaldarshiP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent meal! Service was delightful, prompt, and answered all my questions.

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vipSdr24
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch.
Soup of the day and Thai beef salad.
Great service.

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vipSasfish
New England
148 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for brunch and really enjoyed it. The fixed price menu included a fresh fruit cup, main dish, and coffee, tea and juice. Service was attentive, inquiring about food allergies. Food came promptly and was good. We were not rushed once we were done with our meals and we could easily hear eachother in spite of a nice buzz in the restaurant.

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vipWWWW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. One of our go-to’s for special occasions and when we’d like a nice mean out.

On the evening we dined the dining room was especially loud so that was somewhat distracting, but I guess it’s the price you pay for having a full restaurant and we’re always happy to see a local favorite busy and thriving.

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vipTtowndiner245
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Noise level made conversation challenging . Service was uneven. Appetizers came quickly - entrees took way to long and one came long after after all others.

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vipKarynS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely enjoyable from beginning to end!!!
Perfect dining experience!!

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Chris
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect, we had great service and the food was awesome.

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Randi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nicer inside than it looks from the outside. Service was very good. The appetizers were very good. We all ordered a variation of the mixed grill and although it was ok -very plain and needed to be seasoned better and to be served with some kind of sauce for flavor. The almond cake desert was awesome.

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LISAC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River City Grille is an old favorite - and, once again, did not disappoint. We were warmly greeted when we arrived. Service was good. Atmosphere is good. Food is good. Diners are not rushed out of there.

The $21 brunch menu (although higher in price than when our little group first began eating there years ago) is a good value.

FAQs

River City Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 591-2033.

River City Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.