The food, location and wait staff were great. The exception was a reasonable heavy set Asian gentleman who cleared the table, brought bread - seemed more of an aid. He stood over the table, bumped into my husband (no apology) and accidentally brushed my breast (also no apology).
The biggest kicker was payment. My husband forgot his wallet - totally his bad. But Apple Pay should have worked and did not and we were told my hostess it would. Neither would you accept direct deposit to bank account. This meant we were deeply embarrassed and held up for an hour while we contacted NZ to release my husband’s credit card details over the phone. The alternative we were told was for “one of us to taxi back to Manhattan for the card”. Pretty outrageous way to treat people after a $600 meal and not what can be called service.
Always a memorable experience. Fantastic food , service and views.
Amazing from start to finish. Felt like stepping back into a more glamorous time. Food, service, setting, everything was absolutely perfect
Absolutely one of the best Dinning experience of my life. The service was impeccable, friendly and efficient. Nothing could have been better.
The food was good but it was served to fast. We hardly finished one dish before the next one was served. Also we didn’t get any explanation about the wines they served and very little explanation on the food. I don’t want to be rushed out of a Michelin star restaurant.
impeccable service & food. it was such an amazing experience here & looking forward to coming back in the future!
Wow...we were WOWED @ the River Cafe today @ Sunday Brunch!
Starting with the manager who made possible my party of 7, an increase from 6!
The River Cafe restaurant is nestled right under the Bklyn Bridge, easy commute from NY, NJ, Staten Island. The restaurant offers spectacular views of the Bklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline! ✅They provide valet parking to patrons with a reservation✅
The service by EVERYONE...friendly personal attention...attentive hostess and staff that caters to your every need ... just amazing! ✅ It is clear that they work hard at the Customer Experience to keep patrons returning.
Now the food...the food!!! 3 words...delicious, tasty, creative!✅
Yes, it’s a but pricey, but the overall experience made it well worth it!! We will definitely be back next summer for dinner!✅
If you really care for your significant other and want to have an amazing time in NYC, then you most certainly should consider bringing them to the River Cafe. (S)he won't be disappointed😀 Exquisite food and outstanding service all round!... and what a great sight to boot! Bring something warm in case you wish to spend 5-15 mins outside on the observation deck.
Always the absolute best from beginning to end. The ambiance, the food, the service...a very special place. Worth every penny.
Wonderful environment with incredible views of the city. Everything we tried was delicious. Service perfect. Price as expected.
The food and the service are excellent.
Valet parking is a nice extra bonus.
I love the piano player.
It's a world of leisure and indulgence. Everyone should get the chance to experience it.
I noted on my reservation that we are celebrating my friend’s birthday. They did not ask if it’s any special occasion. We ordered the Brooklyn bridge cake, while others tables have candles and “happy birthday” written on their cake, our wasn’t. Very disappointing service.
The restaurant was over price the chairs was not contruble the person how take my order was horrible i will never going back and never recommend this restaurants
What a load of overpriced tut. Bang average food. Bang average cheap wine. Two for dinner $830. Total joke
Wonderful. Didn’t get the window seat I asked for months ago but I know everyone asks for their special occasion. I would like if you noted that we have been going for special occasions for 15 years and recognize us with a “welcome back”. That’s all..... you don’t have to give us anything else special.
This is quite simply my favourite restaurant. I live in the UK and visit New York every 2 years and always come and dine here. The staff, views, food, atmosphere are all excellent. The best evening you can have in New York - guaranteed every time!
There are so many exciting new things to do while in New York! We make it a practice not to repeat experiences but this is our exception!! We will visit here EVERY time we come to the city!!! A must!!
Wonderful! The martinis were the best the lobster superb, the steak tartare a gem. The soufflé was a big problem aNd a Big bore. But it is a six-star place!!!!
Wonderful experience, enjoy a beautiful ambiance with a gorgeous manhattan skyline right next to you.
Beautiful view and surroundings fs, ideal for an event, the service is great. Classic good quality foods.
Amazing and perhaps best dining experience anywhere.
Food was perfect and the service the best.
Next Year, same place
This place is a New York institution, just the best. The job they did rebuilding after Sandy is amazing. I make it a point to go there very few years, am never disappointed. Can't say enough good things about it!!
Amazing place! High professional crew, the food- to die for! Unforgettable experience, definitely coming back again. My wife said that she wants every her Birthday to celebrate in this place . Thank you !
Personnalized and very refined welcome, in à very quiet place: a garden of Eden in front of the wonderfull skyline of New York by night.
We came from France and were here to celebrate my 50th birthday and the finishing of the marathon. At the end of a succulent diner, there was a charming surprise for dessert.
An absolute unforgettable memory!
Thank you River Café and ils staff!
Great location, great service, great food. A real treat one of the best in New York.
River Cafe always provides the most professional service, the most delicious food and the most incredible view of any restaurant in New York City. I have been going to River Cafe for more than 20 years and it has never disappointed. The gorgeous floral arrangements when you first walk in set the tone for a spectacular dining experience! The view of Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and of course the Brooklyn Bridge are like no other and are only out done by the wonderful food and service!
The staff at River Cafe was outstanding! Jake at the bar who prepared great drinks, Joshua who found us the same table as 12 years before and Jake who made wonderful wine recommendations. We wanted a special evening for our daughter’s birthday and The Rivet Cafe delivered again!
Absolutely stunning! Wonderful views of the city, delicious cuisine and a very extensive wine list!
If you want a memorable dining experience with outrageous views of the Brooklyn bride and Manhattan this is your place. Very price but oh so worth it. Phenomenal service and our meals were perfect. I ordered the duck breast which was quite possibly the best I’ve ever had and my aunts steak was perfectly cooked medium rare. Drinks were stiff and delicious. This place is a must for anyone’s bucket list!
The views are amazing and be sure to check out the garden out front. The staff was extremely attentive. I proposed to my girlfriend before we went in for dinner. The maitre d, Josh made our evening exceptional. The staff made my fiancee and I feel very special and helped us celebrate a romantic evening. I highly recommend for a special evening or to celebrate a special occasion.
The most romantic and beautiful atmosphere of any restaurant anywhere! The food is amazing, the music amazing, friendly and efficient wait staff and overall a top notch dining experience. This is our new favorite celebration restaurant. We will definitely be back. And we'll be sure to get the chocolate Brooklyn Bridge for dessert again!
food A Service A+ Wine list C. note well chosen and way over priced
Wonderful experience. An elegant restaurant, the view is fantastic and really makes it special and the service is first rate. Great for a special treat. The prix fixe lunch is a good deal, but be prepared for a substantial bill increase after adding drinks and dessert. Lunch for three with dessert and non-alcoholic drinks (water, soda, coffee) came to almost $350 (with tip).
The best food I have ever eaten with one of the most stunning views in the world. For a special occasion in New York I don’t think there is anywhere that could top the River Cafe.
It is a magical place with a beautiful view. It was a perfect place for my wife's birthday in New York.
too fast service
pushing us out the door as soon as possible
Good but expensive. Beautiful views. Old style.