Our first time. During dinner we were moved to a window table. How nice of them. It was her birthday dinner and management could not have been nicer. It’s an elegant dining experience. The food was not just wonderful, the presentation was beautiful. Wine list was extensive and we enjoyed a smooth Malbec.
We enjoyed everything, and hated to leave. Thanks for a memorable, romantic evening.
We had an excellent table by the wi doe in a beautiful clear night. My guest was from Paris and raved about the food. Service was fine if a bit slow. Be aware that the dinner is prix fixe si come hungry. Outstanding desserts as well. No complaints if you are prepared to pay a lot for the experience.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is very sophisticated but friendly. The day I visited was very sunny day, so it was so bright and plants inside the restaurant look beautiful. I do recommend my friend to go and I would like to visit in dinner time again.
Locale ed atmosfera incantevole! Mi ero recato per trascorrere la domenica è fare il Brunch con mia moglie! Non ho mai mangiato un bruch composto da sole due portate! Un antipasto ed un secondo piatto. Costo elevato decisamente elevato! Peccato!
We always love it when we come here, but I did something extra special by adding a message on our menu for my fiancé. AND HE LOVED IT!!! He’s actually framing it. The food was awesome! They got us drunk😂😂😂😂 and the dessert was amazing with every bite. We are coming back for Mother’s Day so that we can spread the joy of the menu and the ambiance with our favorite people on earth. Thank you River Cafe for allowing us to dine with you this weekend
Unbelievable setting lovely ambience and fantastic service. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. I loved all the flowers 🌷
It was our engagement meal but disappointed that we where put at the back of the room , there was an electrical lead to a lamp passing through us . I did pre warn them about my intentions of proposal and all we had in return was congratulations
This was our second dining experience at River Cafe. It is hard to top the magic of the first time for any occasion but we had seats with a wonderful view of the river and the food and service were spectacular. We will be back when we visit NY again!
What a find! Under the Brooklyn Bridge the views back to Manhattan are stunning. The service is courteous and extremely professional. The food is the best I have had in the USA. Can’t be faulted!
Perfect place, amazing location , superb food, unparalleled view , sublime flowers
Patrick was excellent! The wait staff was excellent and the food was amazing!!
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Delivers on its promises. The food was excellent but maybe a tad on the conservative side. Service side very good made it all a very pleasurable experience. Ok
This place was incredible. We went here for my birthday dinner and view definitely matched their food. The service was impeccable too. Sure it's expensive - but it's once of those restaurants for special occasions.
The River Cafe is a special setting meant for special celebrations. The atmosphere, setting, service and food are all top notch but it is expensive. A brunch for 4 with only 2 drinks cost just over $400 with tip. We loved it and had a good time but just be forewarned.
Food was between good and mediocre. I told before hand that I try to stay away from cream. I’m not deadly allergic, but I’m intolerant. Either the staff member did not deliver this information or the chef didn’t care. I got sick from what I’m guessing must be the potato puree. So our dinner night celebrating my birthday ended very painfully for me. I started feeling sick after two bites and stopped eating. It was the last course. I didn’t even have the energy to say something to anyone and I was too disappointed to spend the energy honestly. I just wanted to get out if there at that point. I’m so glad I came here, so I’m not going to wonder how cool this place must be. I know not to ever come again.
Just perfect from the beginning to the end. Four sisters were in NYC to celebrate the 70th Birthday of one.
I had requested a window table and said we were celebrating a birthday.
All wishes were granted. The Birthday girl and two others had never been to The River Cafe. I had been a few times.
They were in awe of the location, view, flowers and service.
A lovely memory that will stay for a long time.
Have always loved The River Cafe! It’s been a while since we’ve been back but this visit just re-affirmed that this is still one of our all time favorite places! The views are spectacular and the food and service excellent!
Fabulous dinning experience!
Nice place but they didn't have the lamb and the price fixe lunch no longer includes dessert (it used to).
Best of the best
The pear salad, the crab cakes, the lamb and the steak. All delicious and delectable. A jambalaya of flavors that will take your palate to heights not ever reached before. The outside and inside decor, super romantic and beautiful. The service was perfect, specifically by Michael and his assistants; everyone was very patient by pleasing us in taking our time ( 3 hours)going through the experience of celebrating my wife’s birthday. Also loved the music. A must come back and neighborhood gem.
We spent a great night in this wonderful restaurant celebrating our engagement. Coming from Belgium, home of the refined kitchen and a lot of Michelin starred restaurants, we have to admit that it is quite expensive. Value for money is not really in balance, but we have to value the setting as well! And the view is priceless!
The staff is friendly and professional. Though they gave us a very warm welcome and nice souvenir. They were responsible for our unforgettable experience! Oh yes about the food; The Wagyu tartare is great and the lobster is WOW! The sea bass is great as well and the Tuna and ... Great place!
Believe it or not, there are still places in NYC that require men to wear a jacket to dine. This is one of those places. If you're a man and show up in business casual/standard office attire, you will be required to wear a house jacket to enter the dining room (which they will provide, to their credit). The only way to describe this experience is snooty, but their house, their rules. Staff was lovely and attentive (except the gentleman who told us we couldn't have an open table by the window because we were in house jackets -- he thanked us for understanding). Food was excellent. Atmosphere, a little dated but luxurious. It was our anniversary and the dessert plates had very nice touches commemorating that. Willing to own the fact that we could have researched more to understand the dress code, but overall there is a feeling of EXCLUSIVITY that pervades River Café. That's probably what they want and if you want to feel better than others and spend a lot of money doing so, you'll have a good time here.
Beautiful atmosphere, very attentive staff. Absolutely wonderful experience every single time!
It was from all perspectives a very positive, exceptionally good evening. We highly recommend this restaurant
A lovely relaxed breakfast with excellent service and fabulous views
Really good food and beautifull restaurant...a little bit too expensive
For such a special restaurant I find the tables are too small and way too close one to each other, which rests exclusivity to the restaurant cause it makes it hard to have an intimate/private conversation. Food was delicious but we found it quite overpriced.
It was fantastic from start to finish.
Loved everything about it! The price is very high but worth it!
It was a great experience, almost every table at the restaurant had a great view, very good for special occasions.
First-time lunch at the River Cafe, everything was fantastic. The food was cooked perfectly, presented beautifully and service was outstanding.
Das Essen war sehr gut, der Service aufmerksam, humorvoll und freundlich... Das Ambiente ist großartig mit wunderschönem Blick auf den Hudson River und die Skyline von Manhattan!!
Unbedingt einen Besuch wert!!
Always a wonderful experience for foodie. The tasting menu was exquisite, the service phenomenal and polished. Go to location for wonderful cuisine and view, even if you live here in NYC
From the service to the food, River Café is much more than my original expectation!! Due to the restaurant location (with the first line river view of Brooklyn Bridge) I thought river café will be nothing but a Instagram restaurant – perfect through the frame not from real experience. When I arrive, this preconception was informed since the restaurant is deco with hundreds of beautiful flowers- make you wonder if you bomb into a greenhouse rather than a dinning place? However, once we seat, the service, the food were both wonderful. Even though we were the last arrival and all the other customer left before our entrée served, we still can enjoy the meal and took as much time as we want – not even been rush by the waiter at once. Thank you River Café! It is a place worth visit!!
The service is so fast that you can’t enjoy the place.