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.
What Insiders Are Saying
A special-occasion restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Food was absolutely delicious. My husband and I eat Keto and the chef made some wonderful substitutions to their menu to make the experience very low carb. Our server also reviewed the menu with us in detail and warned us about any sugary or starchy items. Thank you all for an amazing anniversary dinner!
Fantastic evening, and amazing food. The view is beautiful, and makes it a wonderful restaurant. The staff were also wonderful, and very attentive. Would highly recommend.
Excellent food and ambience for special occasions!!
Came back to celebrate our anniversary again after 5 years and it’s still a wonderful experience from start to finish. Highly recommend.
Brilliant service, lovely food and fab location. Seemed very expensive for a lunch without drinks.
I’ve visited River Cafe several times. It’s always superb, both in food and service!
Slightly disappointed that even for a big birthday celebration with only two people, they didn’t seat us by a window though there were several open tables. Others who knew the maitre’d waltzed right to those tables!! Hmmm!
Fantastic views, excellent friendly service and amazing food (King salmon was superb). Given views and location they could have got away with less effort on the food. Highly recommended and great value on Saturday lunchtime.
Exquisite dining fir the most special occasions. Enjoy a long uninterrupted dining experience. Never rushed. Highly attentive staff and outstanding food.
Glorious spot, delicious food, impeccable service. Admittedly, I think the prices are a little high, but you're paying for that view of the river and the city on the other side. So not really an issue. Absolutely somewhere to go for a special occasion.
I took Chef’s tasting menu for the dinner and everything was perfect at The River Cafe.
Didn’t expect that they would give birthday person a plate of small pieces of cake but they actually did and it was so amazing.
The guy introduced and explained every single plate patiently and the service was beyond wonderful.
Thank you for the very nice dinner.
One of the best anniversary dinners we have had.
River Cafe never fails to provide an exceptional dining experience. The staff is friendly and courteous, the ambiance is divine, and the food is exquisite. The overall experience is wonderful.
Date night with my wife
The staff here is wonderful! Nowhere can you get this level of amazing cuisine, attention to service, and also have such an amazing view. Thanks to hour maitre-d Josh, he made the afternoon very special.
Ricky is so nice to introduce the dishes for us
We got married nearby and decided to celebrate with our wedding meal nearby, just the two of us.
The ambience is delightful, staff are charming, the views are stunning and the food is great too.
This is a place to celebrate a special occasion without doubt, yes it’s not cheap, but it has the Wow factor..
Was great just the main host was kind of ridiculous. Dined w a broken arm and they tried to force a blazer on me. Other than that food was phenomenal and the service was great.
It’s my third time been there and I really enjoyed the atmosphere.
Atmosfera elegante, trovi l’alta Società di Manhattan a condividere la cena con te.
Servizio impeccabile e cibo ottimo.
La vista è davvero qcosa di unico!!!
Spesa decisamente alta, obbligatoria perchè hanno un menù fisso di 145€ a persona vino esclusi. Abbiamo speso 200€ a testa.
Certo sei a NY City, nel 🔝 del 🔝.
Se vuoi sorprendere qualcuno il posto è davvero ottimo.
Absolutely fabulous! From the food to the service to the ambience, truly a treasure. And what fun to have a tiny, upholstered stool placed beside each of the ladies to hold our purses!
Food was good but overprice not worth the price we pay for it
Terrific evening! Relaxed dining! Delicious food!
The food was whatever but the service was amazing, the view and the whole experience. You’re paying for that more than the food, I was expecting something blowmind but it wasn’t.
Anyway I’d go again and recommend it.
The view was beautiful and the service was exceptional. I’d definitely return the calamari was delicious, too.
Great service and amazing setting for a special occasion!
I have eaten at the River Cafe numerous times over more than 30 years.
The surroundings are like no other in NYC but the food has not always been in the same category.
This recent visit was our best meal ever.
Amazing food, and a beautiful view.
Wonderful food—everything we ate was delicious! We both did the tasting and it was divine. Specialty cocktails were superb. Our waiter was fantastic—very attentive but not overly so. He was helpful with recommendations and knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance is perfect. The view is pretty much unbeatable. Would be perfect for a date night or special occasion and even just a Sunday night dinner. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting or living in New York.
Loved our experience, however the lamb entry was disliked by 2 of my guests. I almost asked not to be changed for those 2 dinners.
Travelled from the UK, and it exceeded my expectations. Made my partners 40th extra special. Nothing was too much trouble-thank you so much to all the staff
Very elegant but comfortable dining. Presentation of dishes is excellent as is the quality, creativity and taste of the food. Excellent service; beautiful piano playing; flowers , view, and a totally enjoyable experience.
It was the perfect pick for our special occasion. The only glitch we felt was one of the desserts that we ordered which didn’t hold up to the rest of the meal, service or ambience. It was the soufflé and had a strong taste/smell of an egg.
Went for a post birthday lunch & had a wonderful time! The bar staff was so lovely, they catered to our specific drink requests. The staff all around were absolutely fabulous, so attentive, knowledgeable & kind. The moment you walk you notice all the amazing efforts they make to keep this classic restaurant so special.
Amazing food; great staff. It was very pleasant dining here and will come back again.
Wonderful atmosphere, amazing hostess who was so personable and helpful. Food was amazing and the view could not be beat.
A must when visiting NYC. It is a unique dining experience not to be missed. Their professionalism and attention to detail is first class.
Very enjoyable for special occasion.
great place and worth going to. nice inside and they have good food
Just an outstanding place with awesome food. The views are spectacular. The service is first rate. We hav an awesome time
Amazing experience! Beautiful scenery and amazing service. The food was exquisite, would recommend to anyone looking for a special dinner experience.