- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Nova Scotia lobster, butter poached with sweet and sour butternut squash risotto, Trumpet Royal mushrooms, Brussels sprout leaves. $7 supplement
Crisp Duck Egg
creamy spinach, duck foie gras sauce, Sauternes pickled baby onion
Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gele, traditional garnish, toast points
If you are looking to have a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion, this is place is a must. Exceeded my expectations, as well as my husband. We just got married the day before and we were also celebrating his birthday! It was a great experience from start to finish, so happy we did this before the restaurants shut down again, can’t wait till we go back!
Just perfect, had a unforgettable evening .
Good service and great place
I came here to celebrate an anniversary with my girlfriend and was treated to some amazing service and food that truly made my time memorable. The staff was very attentive to me and my date’s needs. The food was truly exquisite and unique.
Great indoor dining in December 2020. Felt reasonably safe. Food and wines were top notch.
Everything was amazing
As usual, a class operation with professional staff made a most enjoyable dinner and evening. Nothing is overlooked.
Even with Covid restrictions, the staff continues to ensure that the operation is a finely tuned machine.
Went there 13 years after proposing to my wife there. Still a great place, good food and friendly staff. I recommend it highly.
Thanksgiving dinner was amazing 🍁🦃
There are so many places that have a beautiful view and I don’t think that should be the reason for River Cafe to have so high prices- $130 for three course dinner, well for me it’s only two because I don’t care much about dessert (3rd course). Besides service any thing else was not even close to being worth the money.
This is definitely a venue that I will be repeating many more times in the future.
A wonderful time in all respects!
Met and then exceeded expectactions! A perfect anniversary dinner. If you're looking for a romantic evening, this is the place to go.
We had such an amazing experience. The food was by far the most amazing. We were seated right next to the window by the River. It was a perfect evening !
Amazing place and great staff! The views are spectacular as well and everyone adhered to COVID rules to make my guest and I dine safely.
Cumpleaños de mi hija.
I've never been before and went for a special dinner and was blown away by the restaurant.
Has a beautiful atmosphere and is welcoming to anyone.
the service is poor and the staff dropped the cultery a few times. Also, nobody called in advance for the special dress code requirement for men.
Terrific as usual !
Very fancy, friendly staff and lovely ambiance!
My fiance and I celebrated our engagement. The views were beautiful, the food and service was amazing!!! Totally recommend, worth the price. Perfect for anniversaries and special occasions.
Awesome all around. Service food and ambiance all 5 star.
Beautiful location. Food was good and the service excellent.
The River Cafe is and always will be one of those special places...an amazing culinary experience....
My husband and I came for our 9th anniv
Thank you all so much for a lovely evening! All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The ambience was very relaxed and romantic. The food was delicious. We will hopefully be back in future!
Delicious dinner with impeccable service and in a gorgeous setting
So consistently excellent from the food to the service. For such a high-end restaurant, it's not pretentious, rather, it's a perfect balance of elegance, comfort and taste. Kudos!
River Cafe was perfect in every way. Food was delicious, service impeccable and ambiance beautiful. We opted for an outdoor table which offered a terrific skyline view. Heaters were provided so we were comfortable at all times although the evening was chilly. All in all, River Cafe is always superb in all respects and is one of the best restaurants in NYC if not the best.
The view, the food and service were incredible. The gentlemen who took care of us went above and beyond to make sure everything was addressed.
Very disappointed at their service. I requested a nice table by the window because we were celebrating our 10 yesr anniversary. I didn’t get a nice table at all, infact probably was the worst table of all by the entrance door. The waiters did not come by the table and I genuinely felt they were catering to the bigger group more. The food and the service isn’t worth the value. Very disappointed. I wont recommend this restaurant to any friends and family
When my wife and I want to dine at a place where the food is succulent, that has great service with great views and ambience to boot we always return to the River Cafe. Already thinking about our next visit.
Went for our anniversary and received a stunning table right on the water. All waitstaff were polite and accommodating. I ordered the pork belly and scallop appetizer which did not disappoint. Rack of lamb for my main was cooked to perfection. Portions were generous. Dessert was a predecided trio, it was delicious though nothing that stood out as must order again, would love to see what they regularly offer. Homemade chocolates were a nice touch.
Really the only negative point was that the bartender could not make the after dinner drink I ordered, which was one printed right on their menu and not entirely uncommon. I found it strange that a restaurant of this reputation would place something on the menu they were unable to accommodate. I chose something different and my husbands choice was upgraded.
This was definitely on our top five meals category, between table selection and food preparation it has to be.
Lovely meal, attentive service, seating on terrace offered unbeatable river views.
I was excited to visit the restaurant but after the way the host greeted us, We felt
uncomfortable to be there. She said welcome and you have 1 hour and 45 minutes for dinner. A horrible way to greet someone, for the price you paying you expect delicious food. But the food is mediocre, save your money and go somewhere else. I will never go back or recommend restaurant.
It was incredible. The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Unforgettable experience.
The most spectacular dining experience in NYC! It never disappoints and always surprises you. What more can I say.
Always special... romantic, super-delicious food. Intimate table for 2, open-air, right at water's-edge. The best!!
Just fantastic from start to finish. Every course was very good. The wine list is full of bucket list selections. But most of all it all feels authentic. Quality night all around.
Wonderful menu, service and view. The best? Well, the most dependable high end dining in NYC...IMHO.
River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 8506 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.