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The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
The River Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
Award-winning

The River Cafe

4.8
4.8
8905 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The River Café is one of New York and America’s most unique locations. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine. Renowned for its exquisite setting, beautiful decor and seamless service The River Café serves a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients. With an award winning and outstanding wine list, romantic piano music nightly, breathtaking floral arrangements, the River Café is more than simply dining, it is often a magical experience. Whether you are coming for dinner or a private party, be sure to leave some time to enjoy The River Café’s spectacular garden.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (718) 522-5200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Executive chef
    Brad Steelman
  • Private party facilities
    The Terrace Room at The River Café is uniquely capable of offering your guests an unsurpassed setting for private dining with spectacular views overlooking New York Harbor, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.Inquiries about special events please contact privateevents@rivercafe.com
  • Private party contact
    Alyson Pike : (718) 522-5200
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighborhood
    DUMBO
  • Cross street
    Old Fulton St.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is always available to guests with reservations. The River Café's cobblestone entrance is beautiful but sometimes challenging for people to navigate on foot. If you arrive by taxi, please insist your driver take you past the cobblestones, directly to the restaurant's front door roundabout.
  • Public transit
    A or C train to High Street 2 or 3 train to Clark Street F train to York Street Bus #B25 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
  • Entertainment
    The River Cafe features live piano nightly.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day 2024

    $230.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Celebrate Mother's Day 2024 with our special 5-course prix fixe menu at $230 per person. Choose from a selection of appetizers, main courses, and desserts, featuring a mix of The River Café classics and seasonal holiday offerings. Please note that beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included Reservations are available from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. NO DEPOSIT WILL BE TAKEN – PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AFTER COMPLETING THE MEAL. You can modify or cancel reservations up to 5 days prior. Cancellations within 5 days of the reservation will incur the full $230 charge per person. Our dining room has a formal dress code, and gentlemen must wear suit jackets. We look forward to welcoming you!
    Mother's Day 2024 Photo

What 8,905 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Best Ambiance

  • New York City

    American

  • Brooklyn

    Best Ambiance

  • Brooklyn

    Romantic

  • Brooklyn

    Good for special occasions

  • Brooklyn

    Most Booked

8,912 Reviews
  1. GreatFood

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and terrific view. Noise level is very high and chairs are very uncomfortable.

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  2. SReH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The price point is extreme. It is a beautiful location, but there are other ways to experience the East River and a glass of wine without such expense.

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  3. MarkA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was out of this world, the staff from the moment we arrived could not be more attentive. The service & food were exceptional & just when you think you’ve ordered your 3 course set menu, the staff bring out small plates, compliment of the chef. The view from the Resturant looking back on Manhattan was fantastic & breathtaking! If you can afford it try it, it’s not the cheapest by far, but probably the best dining experience most people will have ever have! Superb & thanks again to all the staff!

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  4. AMartin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Singular NYC dining experience. Fantastic service from all staff, beautifully-designed space, great food and a gorgeous view. Not cheap! But for a special occasion splurge, well worth it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A table near had many little children and it was quite noisy. Also my fish was very dry We had been there many times over the years

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  6. XinJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love the atmosphere. Food is so delicious. The server is so nice. I am Asian. For desserts, is too sweet for us. I could understand it. Ice cream is perfect. Next time, I think I need to talk to server not too sweet for my desserts. I will recommend to my friend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant Dining Room and impeccable service. Very very expensive but i highly recommend regardless

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  8. Stephanie

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my husband’s birthday. Once arrived we were prompted to have a seat at the bar to wait for our table. Our drinks took a bit to arrive at the bar, but it seemed like the bartenders were swamped. We waited at the bar for about 20min for our table to be ready, which seemed a bit long. Once at our table the food and service was impeccable. Thank you to Izzy and Alex our waiters, who took care of us most of the night. Every course was well thought out and went perfectly with each other. We can’t wait to go back in the summer.

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  9. JonH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most places with great views have indifferent to bad food. Not River Cafe. The food was marvelous. For some reason they treated us extra specially this time, seating us at a window table, giving us champagne before the meal and giving us an extra course between the apps and the entrees. Perhaps they were acknowledging the fact that we had been there a number of times before. In any event, a splendid night.

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  10. OKLAHOMAN

    Oklahoma City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a beautiful experience in every way. Each person you encounter makes you feel special. Food, wine and cocktails are all extra special. Beautifully decorated with flowers and piano music floating from the bar. Views of Manhattan and even the Statue of Liberty down the river. Our go-to place every time we go to NYC!

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FAQs

The River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 8905 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The River Cafe

1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Cross street
    Old Fulton St.
  • Neighborhood
    DUMBO
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is always available to guests with reservations. The River Café's cobblestone entrance is beautiful but sometimes challenging for people to navigate on foot. If you arrive by taxi, please insist your driver take you past the cobblestones, directly to the restaurant's front door roundabout.
  • Public transit
    A or C train to High Street 2 or 3 train to Clark Street F train to York Street Bus #B25 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brad Steelman
  • Entertainment
    The River Cafe features live piano nightly.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 522-5200
  • Private party facilities
    The Terrace Room at The River Café is uniquely capable of offering your guests an unsurpassed setting for private dining with spectacular views overlooking New York Harbor, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.Inquiries about special events please contact privateevents@rivercafe.com
  • Private party contact
    Alyson Pike : (718) 522-5200
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