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The River Grill at The Stewart House. - The Stewart House, Athens, NY

The Stewart House

4.7
4.7
104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please note reservations are for the 1883 Tavern Only. The River Grill is walk in only.

1883 Tavern features an Art Deco bar and dining room. Farm-sourced dishes comprise an ever-evolving menu. Enjoy dinner in a historical setting on the banks of the Hudson River with weekly specials, an inventive cocktail, fine wine or local craft beer. Happy first hour each day we’re open (half price drinks), live music on Thursday nights and a burger & beer special, Friday martini nights (every martini comes with a fresh oyster), Sunday Bloody Mary menu and special Sunday Roast dinner with all the fixings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 444-8317
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please inquire at info@stewarthouse.com or call 518-444-8317
  • Private party facilities
    Weddings and wedding related events, special occasion dinners, birthdays, anniversaries or showers. Corporate retreats welcome. Please inquire at info@stewarthouse.com or call 518-444-8317
  • Neighborhood
    Catskill
  • Cross street
    second Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    15 min from the Hudson Train Station.Taxi and Uber available
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Neighborhood gem

  • Upstate New York

    American

  • Capital District

    Best Ambiance

  • Capital District

    Best Value

  • Capital District

    Good for groups

  • Capital District

    Neighborhood gem

  • Capital District

    American

104 Reviews
  1. margaretq

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Choices for dinner were excellent and the food was delicious. Helen, who waited on us, was wonderful. Great personality and very attentive. A great experience.

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  2. glendora

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Had an earlier meal so the bar noise next to the dining room wasn’t as lively yet! Always a pleasure.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. We had the duck breast with greens and cherry sauce. It was fresh and delicious. Cocktails were very good as well. Service was stellar. We will be back.

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  4. Nate

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful restaurant! We really enjoyed our experience at the Stewart House. The ambiance was lush, the menu had some delightful options and the service was perfect. I started with a very fresh leek soup, then had a roasted beat salad and yet another side for dinner. I loved the food, very tasty. We didn’t stay for dessert as we had other plans but the options looked great. I recommend this restaurant for groups, there’s something for everyone.

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  5. LindaS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere, food, drinks and service are top notch. Our stay at the inn and dinners in the Tavern couldn’t have been better. The servers work hard to give everyone personal attention. The drinks are well done and carefully crafted. And the menu has a great selection and the food is consistently excellent. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you to Audrey and her team for the best weekend!

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  6. MattK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant, great atmosphere. Food and service were spot on!! Many thanks!

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  7. LaurenceP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, lovely waitstaff, charming pub-like feel with adjacent more traditional dining area.

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  8. CHARLIER

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around dining experience...can be a bit loud but enjoyable just the same

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  9. AndrewK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stewart House was a very pleasant place to eat. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. We will definitely return!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here with a bridal party and didn’t have a private room booked - they saw we were there for a special occasion and gave us the private dinning room, encouraged us to play our music on the speaker - it made for a perfect evening and the food was top notch. Great experience!

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  11. MikeL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated in the dining room at a L shaped bench, a spacious but intimate setting. Had a wonderful dinner, drinks & live music was playing in the adjacent very cool bar. Will be back many more times!

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  12. MicheleG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently great. My salmon was cooked perfectly.

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  13. SuzaNYC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just love this place. Have been here a half dozen times in the last few months since I moved to the area. Have had a great meal and friendly service every single time.

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  14. JimK

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had the one flip burgers and they were great. Heather our sever was very attentive and friendly. Definitely will go back.

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  15. glendora

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a gem with great food and great service. Have gone at least a half dozen times for different occasions in the past 2-3 years and have never been disappointed.

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  16. SheilaC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy atmosphere, leisurely dining experience with varied food and drink offerings. Enjoyed our meals and ambience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, in every way

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  18. GinaF

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was amazing Food was delicious, new Fav spot ♥️

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  19. KatrinH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I had a wonderful time during the Victorian Stroll event. Stewart House was bustling and it was so much fun! Food was good, atmosphere were excellent.

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  20. KateP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a bad word to say! Ive been here many times over the last couple of years, tried many of the dishes - everything is wonderful.

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  21. HiStyle

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous time at a fabulous place The Stewart House in Athens NY….Thanks to the chef, staff and management: we’ll go back to have parties there again for sure❣️ HL from New Jersey

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Very cool place. Nice ambiance. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning.

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  23. WilliamU

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for the music . They lose one star overall because I attempted to let them know we wanted to be near the music and they didn't respond . I tried calling and I also made a note on Open Table. We wound up straining to hear the music over the chatter. A closer table would have been great !

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  24. JMAC

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We Love to get away from too busy Hudson to the quiet Stewart House.

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  25. RobertR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stewart House went above and beyond! We hosted a small (9 people) post-wedding dinner at The Stewart House and they arranged to give us our own private room with a private bathroom for no extra charge. The room was quiet and atmospheric. One of our guests was in their 90s so having this private space helped with noise levels and made it easy for her to get around. The food (as always) was delicious and the staff was accommodating & friendly. They surprised us all with a complimentary digestif at the end of the mean, a great way to end a special night.

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  26. Kels

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at The River Grill. Amazing ambiance, friendly staff, and delicious food. We’ll definitely be back!

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  27. KimV

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner overlooking the water. Never felt rushed. Enjoyed the meal, the view, and the company without issue. We will be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This spot is beautiful, but the service was really slow, and the servers were often just hanging out, taking smoke breaks, and sitting a table in the middle of the dining area. The server was nice, and we didn’t have the easiest party to serve, but we didn’t receive any drink refills and got minimal check-ins. I was a little surprised at the price point given the casual environment and lack of service.

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  29. sleepyhollowland

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot on the Hudson River with welcoming staff and good food. Live music, ice cream bar, fun vibes!

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  30. LindaS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at the Stewart House for 2 nights and ate there for dinner each night. The food was delicious both nights. They were busy but gave us attention and treated us well. The menu had so much to choose from, including a carefully picked wine list. The appetizers, main courses and desserts were all great. Fish, steak and veggies all cooked perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our meals. The Stewart House is truly a special place!

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  31. Jenna

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood gem! Food is fantastic and superp service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed this time around as our experience this visit did not match our first time which we enjoyed so much. First of all, the service was poor. We felt forgotten about. In fact, I had to go up to the bar for help. Our cocktails were mediocre. I’m not sure the bartender knows how to make a martini. The food was just so so. $30+ for a small chewy steak. My husband’s fish dish was a little better but also overcooked. We’ll give it another try down the road a bit perhaps. They were busy and I know restaurant staffing is challenging and it could have been an off night.

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  33. LindaS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food, wine and cocktails! Atmosphere was great for our romantic getaway. We stayed at the hotel and ate at the Tavern over 2 nights and couldn’t have been happier. We recommend highly and will definitely will be back!

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  34. tomcat

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, dining room could benefit from one more waitstaff,

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  35. NatashaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food, lovely staff, charming interior. Have taken my family here a couple times and have not been disappointed. Good for all ages. Excellent menu.

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  36. JackieM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food quality & preparation was very good. I will call it upscale pub food. While it was a tad pricey, it seems all restaurants are these days. The ambiance was charming. A bit noisy in the bar area, but the dining room was fine. Will definitely return.

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  37. Peter

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the Caesar chicken, steak, pasta and the cod dishes. All were excellent and good value based on what was served.

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  38. DonaldS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Greeted when we arrived immediately served at the bar. Hostess confirmed reservations and had the table prepared, explained specials. Waitress was helpful and was available at all time for our needs.

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  39. MaryB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place & can’t wait to go back! Great food & wine list.

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  40. Piper

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Interesting and different dining choices and we were very pleased with our choices. Overall a good experience and we will be back.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Stewart House using the Order Online button. The Stewart House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 444-8317.

The Stewart House is rated 4.7 stars by 104 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Stewart House

2 N Water St, Athens, NY 12015-1406

Additional information

  • Cross street
    second Street
  • Neighborhood
    Catskill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    15 min from the Hudson Train Station.Taxi and Uber available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (518) 444-8317
  • Catering
    Please inquire at info@stewarthouse.com or call 518-444-8317
  • Private party facilities
    Weddings and wedding related events, special occasion dinners, birthdays, anniversaries or showers. Corporate retreats welcome. Please inquire at info@stewarthouse.com or call 518-444-8317
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