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- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Nova Scotia lobster, butter poached with sweet and sour butternut squash risotto, Trumpet Royal mushrooms, Brussels sprout leaves. $7 supplement
garlic roasted Pacific shrimp, local corn mousseline, guajillo chili shrimp jus
Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gele, traditional garnish, toast points
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.
Great view and service! Food of course phenomenal as well!
The place is very romantic and food is great. The outdoor seating is warm under the heater which makes the whole experience even better. Would definitely recommend my friends to go there!
Always an experience worth waiting for, the food is wonderful and the service is attentive, yet not pretentious. Won’t be long before I’m there again. Incomparable view and ambience!
Sooooo impressed !!! I loved everything from the view to the attention to detail the staff and the food ! It’s definitely a special occasion place and prepare to spend $$$$ but worth every dollar ! My birthday was super special and celebrated with dije cuisine . Would highly recommend !
Given the times....exceptional. Never dissatisfied.
Worth it, beautiful views, very professional staff, and Covid-19 safe. A memorable experience!
Amazing experience celebrating our anniversary. The table was absolutely perfect and we couldn't be happier with the experience we had.
Everything was amazing! Best restaurant in NYC
The River Cafe has figure out to do fine dining Covid style. The employees are all wearing masks that compliment their attire. The food is, as it has always been, fabulous! The tented setting is perfect.
Everything was perfect. Superb service. Excellent food selection
Excelente lugar! Si bien no es nada económico, es una experiencia que vale la pena. El lugar con una vista perfecta, la comida deliciosa (recomiendo la entrada de pork belly y la carne con strudel de papa), el personal muy amable. Todo perfecto!
Amazing service, food and views! Highly recommend for a special night!
Excellent choice for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. We pretty much knew what to expect since we had eaten there several times before, but considering the ongoing pandemic, we felt extremely comfortable without any of the experience being sacrificed.
This restaurant has been our "GoTo" place for the past 6 years in a row. We celebrate our wedding anniversary there. Outstanding quality, service, and attention to detail.
Uncaring staff. Friendly, but no effort. At this price point ($250+ pp), I expected more (plenty of restuarants do it better; for example Buddakan). Manager was so condescending to me that I told him to get lost. I've never said that to anyone at a restaurant before.
Food was good but hard to call it spectacular. And the whole experience was rather underwhelming except for the view (but Cecconi's view is better, as is the service and food in my opinion).
Felt like they thought they were doing me a favor by letting me eat at their restaurant. Living on their reputation from the past, but hopefully the attitude catches up with them.
Always a wonderful time at River Cafe!! Service ambience and food are excellent.
Wonderful from start to finish staff was attentive food a d service was as always wonderful
We had a fabulous time celebrating our wedding day and dinner at River Café was the icing on the cake! Everything from the outdoor gardens and waterfalls, to the lighting, skyline view and the food and staff was perfect! The ambience was magical and it felt like a fairytale. Thank you for such a beautiful evening!
Absolutely wonderful and special with a million dollar view.
Absolutely stunning, lovely and romantic place to celebrate a special occasion. Came here for my husband’s birthday. The ambiance, food and service were exceptional. We will definitely be back.
Amazing ! The outdoor dining set up is incredibly elegant and comfortable . I am a 40 year patron and it was better than ever . Service outstanding . Everything just fantastic
Sublime. A magical setting with stellar food.
The ambiance, the food and the service was outstanding. I rated. 4 for value because a cup of coffee should be included in a fixed menu. It was a great experience that you should do at lease once. Ooh. And the steak perfection. !!!
Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing view! Such a wonderful dating spot and family dinner!
This place was more than amazing, I went with my boyfriend for our anniversary and people where so special. All the time they were polite and cheerful. This restaurant at the river is beautiful more than in pictures!
Amazing really nice service and food. The view is outstanding.
Great ambiance, great staff. Thank You to the maitre d' and Wait staff for making my wife and I happy on our anniversary. We will be coming back for lunch.
Every year three of us ladies get together to celebrate our birthdays. This year the River Cafe was a perfect choice. The staff and venue certainly rose to the occasion especially considering the difficulties we are all facing right now providing a much needed interlude of peace and pleasure. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The view of course is outstanding. We joked (?) about returning once a month.
The atmosphere of the place is excellent, it has an incredible view of the Brooklyn bridge. Service is unbeatable, sommelier made an excellent pairing recommendation. I loved the place. About food, may be I was expecting it a little bit more outstanding.
Got engaged to my Gf right before our dinner and we had a fabulous evening! Treated so well throughout and the food/wine etc. was top notch!
You know the term “Disney Magic”?
That’s what I felt dining at River Cafe.
Once you dine here, you’ll never want to dine anywhere else.
I came here to celebrate my 5 year wedding anniversary. We’ve been here on several occasions and have always been treated politely by the hostess. This time however was another story. Upon requesting for a seat facing the water we were told the seats were only for “regulars” which is interesting because we’ve sat in those seats before. The tables then remained empty for over an hour. As we ate our meal, we watched two different couples request to sit near the water granted and one other couple even returned down the table. The food and wine were exceptional. However the poor customer service experience by the hostess will forever leave a sour taste.
Highly recommend coming here for a nice dinner in Dumbo. Beautiful views, great food, and beautiful restaurant.
River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 8469 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.