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River Cafe

4.8
6716 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Open 365 days of the year
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30am
Lunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(718) 522-5200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Brad Steelman
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Cross street
Old Fulton St.
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Parking details
Valet parking is always available to guests with reservations.

If you plan to bring a car to The River Café, please call us to find out if parking is available for the date of your visit.
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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
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Entertainment
The River Cafe features live piano nightly.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 6716 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.9
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fab! Beautiful venue, impeccable service, wonderful food, memorable evening.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary they made it special

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is in a fabulous location. Went to dinner for a birthday celebration and the service could not be faulted from the moment we arrived and had a drink at the bar to when we were served our last course. The waiting staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. Very old school NYC in the very best way.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Consistently fabulous! We keep trying to order from the regular menu, but always end up asking for the Chef’s Tasting menu. Never disappointed... Thank you!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Celebrated my significant other's birthday at The River Cafe this past Saturday evening, and was blown away by the amazing service and exquisite menu. River Cafe is absolutely worth it. Will definitely dine here again in the future.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

That was anexo incredible experience in New York! Delicious food, very atencious staff, outstanding view! Totally recomend It!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

An unbelievable experience overall, from the hosts to the mixologists to the waiters. The drinks were strong, the food was delicious and the view was to die for.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I would characterize the River Cafe as a special restaurant for a special occasion with a million dollar view. The food is excellently presented but just average. The menu is fixed priced and the portions are small. The overall value for the food is poor. That said, the service is excellent and the staff friendly. This is a restaurant you would go to to experience the total ambiance of the occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and service! Amazing view, very romantic.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Es mul alto el precio si bien es excelente todo lo que brindan. No pueden cobrar u$s 55 de servicio de mesa. No lo cobran en ningún lugar de USA

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It has been a great experience. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Outstanding food and service as always. The best view of NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Stunning. A huge thank you to the staff for looks my after us so incredibly well

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

コースを頂きましたが、メインのラム肉までの前菜一品一品出てくる毎に期待が高まる、見た目も味も最高でした。イタリアワインを出して頂き、これがまた美味しいかった!
4月上旬は、日没が19時半くらいだから予約は19時が良いかも知れない。

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The River cafe is absolutely divine!
The valet, coat Check, Maitre ‘d, Somalier, and everything in between was wonderful. I felt like the whole staff was vested in my personal experience being over the top. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food & wine evening at iconic NYC venue. Magical night with great food and excellent service by Ricky and his team.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I have been trying to get in here every time I have come to NY for the last 2 years. Worth the wait even if we did have to eat at 5:30. Will absolutely come here again. Will splurge on the caviar!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Was truly wonderful. The views outstanding.
Breakfast was probably the best I’ve ever had.
The breakfast cocktails were lovely.
All in all, a 5 star experience that I would recommend

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful setting , great service and fantastic juices . Granola and eggs average . As my son says Mums are better

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fui a cenar con mi esposa en nuestra luna de miel, el lugar es inmejorable por los detalles, el lujo, el ambiente y la mejor vista de Manhattan.

El código de vestimenta es formal, todos los hombres de saco forzoso.

La comida es buena pero hasta ahí, muy buenos insumos e ingredientes pero el sabor nada del otro mundo y las porciones pequeñas y el menú tiene un precio carísimo, $125 usd por persona más taxes y más el 18% de propina mínimo.

Al pedirles una foto no lo hacen de la manera más amable y es absurdo porque lo mejor q tienen es la vista.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

very good location, very good service, and very good food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

BEST experience we have ever had! Make sure to put this on your bucket list. Views are spectacular and the food is absolutely incredible! Chef Brad is exceptionally talented and every plate was beyond excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excelente en todos sus aspectos. Comida, atención, decoración, vista espectacular de Manhattan, por eso hay que ir al atardecer

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Perfect atmosphere, food and view. Great birthday celebration , the stuff was professional and friendly. Definitely a wonderful experience overall.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing meal at one of my all time favorites in the world!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My birthday!
It was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

What a beautiful place! We visited on our last night in New York and couldn’t fault a thing. The food was excellent, gorgeous cocktails and wine and brilliant service. It is not a cheap night out but if you go knowing that it is the most romantic and special place to have dinner in New York. We went at sunset and to see the sun go down and the lights come up over the city was fab. We will be coming every time we visit!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Never disappointed in eating their delicious meal preparations, executed in a classic atmosphere, with perfect skyline view wherever you sit.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place is perfect for a special occasion. I came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The restaurant has a stunning view of Manhattan. Food is unforgettable. I got the steak tartare as a starter and lamb chops as my main course. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

In all my years of dining all around the works this is by far my favourite place to eat!!! The food was exceptional, the service was absolutely fantastic but the views, the decor were breath taking so so beautiful. Highly recommend, my favourite restaurant in the world!!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It was amazing!! Ricardo a great host, he is awesome he went out of his way to make sure my proposal dinner were one of a kind. Gracias Ricardo!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excelente lugar y relación precio calidad excelente

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very good experience overall. If anything, it could have been a bit more time between courses.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Accueil superbe
Le maître de salle français a su nous accueillir avec gentillesse et efficacité.
Superbe restaurant as usual

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We go to the River Café every time we're in NYC. We love it but this time we were slightly disappointed. First, although we arrived on time for our 8:30 p.m. reservation we were not seated for fifteen minutes. Second, while my food was perfect, my wife's main dish, lobster, was not warm and some sort of bean paste that came with it was inedible. Third, although we visit three or four times a year, we are never seated by a window.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great but expensive

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I made the reservation for 9pm and they seated me at the table at 9:40 pm. Wait 15/20 minutes seems tolerable, but 40 is too much. The dress is with a dress jacket they could clarify it in OpenTable, although if you do not have one they will give you one. The food very good and good service of the waiters. It's really worth it for the view.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

food very average/below average for $400 dinner for two

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Vacances en famille

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