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.
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
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.
2 or 3 train to Clark Street
F train to York Street
Bus #B25 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
What Insiders Are Saying
A special-occasion restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Wonderful piano player
I haven’t been there in such along time, it was well worth the time and money spent..
It’s also so easy to get to from Manhattan, just jump on the ferry and you are there!!!
I Rate it 5 Stars.
Overpriced. A dinner for 2 cost more than a brunch for 4.
Wonderful meal from beginning to end. Servers were attentive to us throughout the course of the night — even going beyond to make sure we had the best dining experience there. When it comes down to food, well, where do I begin? It was an absolute mind-blowing experience!
Dinner was great, service was outstanding, loved every aspect of the meal except the bill haha.
Great service, ambiance and romantic. We went here about 10 years ago and 10 years later the service and food are still exceptional. You can also see the Statue of Liberty and the view of Manhattan is breathtaking from this view.
This is a MUST GO place. Food, service, and environment are beyond what words may describe. Will definitely come back the next time my wife and I return to New York
Service was less than expected .disappointing
Waitress was not interested in customer needs but met her needs. Interrupted x3 . Never came to check on us.
Every time we get in to the NYC Area we love to visit River Cafe, the food quality, service and the view are amazing, I am not sure yet why they had not got their 2nd Michelin star, they deserve it.
An expensive, upscale experience which lives up to its billing. Food is fantastic with everything else to match. Gents having to wear a jacket is not the obviously most fun thing to do but treat it as contributing to the charm and elegance of coming here
Wonderful! The way you see nyc dining in movies but not real life! Everyone was professional, exacting, meticulous!!!! Perfection. With the NYC skyline as your view, the staff could slack off. But, they didn’t. They were very very attentive.
BTW...food was really terrific.
Outstanding meal as usual, where the staff is so attentive and accommodating! Great views and atmosphere. Thank you for being mindful of my gluten and pineapple allergies! See you again soon!
A beautiful setting overlooking the East River, almost under the Brooklyn Bridge... we had the brunch tasting menu, which was excellent. The staff graciously accommodated an allergy to one of the courses by substituting another delicious choice, and let us substitute the Brooklyn Bridge dessert for another choice on the set menu. It was a very special way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Highly recommended!!
One of the top 5 vest restaurants in New York! This place invented the term "free range chicken!! This is the perfect place to dine and celebrate
As always, everything was excellent! A must at when I visit NYC.
Food was amazing but service was very slow.
Fantastic evening, great food, service, and ambience.
The most amazing meal I have ever had!! I would highly recommend this place!
Fabulous and romantic!
Increible lugar y comida, muy caro
We chose this based on Open Tables list of 100 most scenic restaurants. This was a special celebration. The dining experience was outstanding! Food absolutely wonderful. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, and over looking the river right under the Brooklyn Bridge the experience is one we will never forget. Wait service impeccable and attentive. Incredibly beautiful and appointed dining room but not stuffy or over bearing.
Everything was delicious, though save room for dessert. It is massive! Ir also takes a very long time (~20 min) to get the check.
Thank you for making my parents 40th wedding anniversary a night to remember!
Visiting before going to a wedding
We had the great time, we went there for an wedding anniversary and early birthday celebrations. The services was amazing. Food was delicious. Definitely will come back.
Fab place. From the location, to the attentive service to the quality of the food and presentation, an overall 10. Friendly and attentive staff. Good timing between courses. Goes without saying the view is priceless. Worth the price
Most wonderful evening spent at the River Cafe to celebrate our daughters birthday! We travelled from Thailand for this special occasion and it didn’t disappoint, in fact it excelled on all levels! Such a beautiful restaurant and location is wow!
Thank you all at River Cafe, great memories forged hope to see you again soon! The Osborne’s
7 years married
It was awesome. The food was unbelievable. The views are priceless.
The A/C was freezing!! The rest is just perfect for a romantic dinner in front of the skyline!
I felt like I had walked into the dining hall on the Titanic for dinner. Spectacular views and top notch service. The staff and chef went out of their way to make this night a special occasion and No one there knew it was my birthday. Food was exquisite.
Llevamos años cenando en el River Cafe en nuestro aniversario. La vista es espectacular, la comida es excelente y presentada muy fina. El ambiente es muy agradable, y todo el personal de lo más amable.
Could not have been better. As always - many many thanks to Joshua and his team (and Mikey). River Cafe remains our favourite restaurant.
This was a wonderful place to share on Father's Day. Outstanding food and service above all expectations. A real hidden gem
hadnt been back since destroyed by hurricane several years ago and was outstanding -- just as before. highly recommend for special occasions, holiday get-togethers, etc... impeccable service with a smile, and great food. perfect.
The atmosphere was very romantic. The service was great and they were very friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the gluten free options, especially considering I had not indicated any food allergy until our arrival. Our meals were exceptional. We started with the octopus and scallops for the appetizers. Sea bass and lamb were our entree choices and we finished with peanut butter dessert. The dessert was probably one of the best I have ever had. The drinks were also quite tasty. Overall it was a lovely experience; however, we did feel it was a bit overpriced.
3 course meal including Entree, Main, and Dessert was rather simple; none of the "foam" and flourish of other Michelin starred restaurants. All but the veggie option were praised. Cost reflects location. Dinner for 4 with moderately priced wine, drinks came to just over 800.00 before gratuity. Memorable but expensive.
Surprised my wife for our Anniversary and couldn’t have been happier with the selection. Everything from pulling up to the restaurant to the dessert was perfect. The staff was great, the view and food were amazing. This is definitely not a place you come to often because it is on the pricier side but well worth saving for.