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River Cafe

4.8
4.8
7921 Reviews
$50 and over
American

The River Café is one of New York and America’s most unique locations. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine. 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.

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Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 522-5200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Required

  • Executive chef

    Brad Steelman

  • Private party facilities

    The Terrace Room at The River Café is uniquely capable of offering your guests an unsurpassed setting for private dining with spectacular views overlooking New York Harbor, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.Inquiries about special events please contact privateevents@rivercafe.com

  • Private party contact

    Luke Vossen: (888) 338-3996

  • Neighborhood

    DUMBO / Vinegar Hill

  • Cross street

    Old Fulton St.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is always available to guests with reservations. The River Café's cobblestone entrance is beautiful but sometimes challenging for people to navigate on foot. If you arrive by taxi, please insist your driver take you past the cobblestones, directly to the restaurant's front door roundabout.

  • Public transit

    A or C train to High Street 2 or 3 train to Clark Street F train to York Street Bus #B25 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West

  • Entertainment

    The River Cafe features live piano nightly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Fixed Price $180 per person

Appetizer

  • River Café Oysters

    warm lemon glazed Irish Point Oysters, caramelized sweet onion, Speck ham, Pacific sturgeon caviar

    • Hot Foie Gras

      sautéed duck foie gras, Pell Farms strawberry and caramelized onion crêpe, strawberry vinegar gastrique, toasted pistachio

      • Wild Shrimp

        Pacific blue shrimp, vegetable stuffed baby sweet pepper, whipped white polenta, smoked shrimp butter

        • Scallop Ceviche

          Maine diver scallop chilled on the half shell, tomato citrus marinate, sea beans, avocado and coriander

          • Scallop and Pork

            seared sea scallop, Berkshire pork tenderloin wrapped with herbs and smoked trotters, spring onion, fig mostarda

            • Yellowtail Hamachi

              thinly sliced Hamachi, crisp edamame and toasted sunflower seed filled tempura squash blossom, aromatic ginger, white soy and lime leaf sauce

              • Tortelloni

                buffalo ricotta, asparagus, ramps, roasted Maitake, Madeira mushroom jus

                • Wagyu Steak Tartare

                  hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gelée, traditional garnish, toast points

                  • Octopus

                    Portuguese octopus ala plancha, black garlic, basil emulsion, zucchini, crisp potato

                    Caviar Service

                    each served with traditional garniture, toast points, tiny corn pancakes

                    • Caspian Golden Osetra, Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii, (Germany)

                      • per ounce$180.00
                    • Siberian Sturgeon, Acipenser Baerii, (Germany)

                      • per ounce$95.00

                    Main Course

                    Vegetarian Menu available on request

                    • Lamb

                      pan roasted Colorado lamb loin, merguez sausage, "stuffed" baby eggplant, spring English peas, natural lamb reduction

                      • Beef

                        Char grilled Niman Ranch strip steak, cipollini, brocolini, russet and yam potato gratin, Pinot Noir sauce

                        • Duck

                          crispy Crescent Farms duck breast, confit risotto cake, poached rhubarb, Tuscan kale, duck jus

                          • King Salmon

                            seared Ora King salmon, sunchoke purée, roasted beet and organic carrots, red wine star anise sauce

                            • Black Sea Bass

                              wild Atlantic bass, lobster brown butter, white asparagus, fennel lobster croquette

                              Dessert

                              • Toasted Almond Semifreddo

                                almond dacquoise, Cara Cara citrus sorbet, candied almond lace

                                • Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge

                                  dark chocolate Marquise, poached blueberries, honey vanilla ice cream

                                  • Pistachio Soufflé

                                    Winonoa Farms peaches, peach sorbet, fresh Chantilly cream

                                    • Artisanal Cheeses

                                      Five American cheeses and seasonal accompaniments. $22 additional

                                      • Blandy's Madeira Dessert Flight

                                        5 Year Verdelho, 10 Year Bual, 5 Year Malmsey - each paired with petit sweets, $24 additional

                                        • Handmade Chocolates And Confections

                                          Specialty Cocktails

                                          $22

                                          • Hound of Culann

                                            Jameson Irish Whiskey, espresso, salted Guinness honey

                                            • A View of Manhattan

                                              Widow Jane Bourbon and Rye, 10 Year Malmsey Madeira, Ramazzotti, Angostura and orange bitters

                                              • French 77

                                                Plymouth Gin, Champagne, lavender honey, lemon, egg white

                                                • The Centenario

                                                  1921 Añejo, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, antique triple orange au cognac, cacao, agave

                                                  • Vintage Daiquiri

                                                    Barbancourt15 year rum, Flor de Caña 18 year, fresh lime

                                                    Cognac

                                                    • Hennessey VS$22.00

                                                      • Hennessey XO$80.00

                                                        • Hennessey Paradis$132.00

                                                          • Hine Antique XO$40.00

                                                            • Delamain Pale & Dry XO$28.00

                                                              • Pierre Ferrand 1840$20.00

                                                                • Courvoisier XO Impérial$80.00

                                                                  • Remy Martin Vsop$23.00

                                                                    Brandy

                                                                    • Domaine de la Romanée Conti - 1992$100.00

                                                                      • Domaine de la Romanée Conti - 1981$175.00

                                                                        Armagnac

                                                                        • De Montal XO$29.00

                                                                          Calvados

                                                                          • Busnel Pays d'Auge VSOP$18.00

                                                                            Special Flights

                                                                            • Blandy's 10-year Madeira Flight - Verdelho, Bual, Malmsey$25.00

                                                                              • Port Variety Sampling - 10 Year Tawny, 20 Year Tawny, 1992 Vintage$35.00

                                                                                Wine by the Glass

                                                                                  Champagne and Sparkling Wines

                                                                                  • Prosecco Superiore$18.00

                                                                                    Mionetto - Valdobbiadene - Non Vintage

                                                                                    • Champagne$22.00

                                                                                      Pommery - Apanage - Brut - Non Vintage

                                                                                      • Rosé Champagne$29.00

                                                                                        Alfred Gratien - Brut - Non Vintage

                                                                                        White Wines

                                                                                        • Riesling$18.00

                                                                                          Hermann Wiemer - Finger Lakes - 2017. Off-Dry

                                                                                          • Sauvignon Blanc$18.00

                                                                                            Chatelain - Pouilly-Fumé -2017

                                                                                            • Chardonnay$26.00

                                                                                              Domaine Michelot - Meursault - 2016

                                                                                              • Chardonnay$24.00

                                                                                                Heitz Cellar - Napa Valley - 2016

                                                                                                Rosé Wine

                                                                                                • Pinot Noir$18.00

                                                                                                  Guillerault-Fargette - Les Panseillots - Sancerre - 2018

                                                                                                  Red Wines

                                                                                                  • Pinot Noir$28.00

                                                                                                    R. Dubois et fils - Nuit-Saint-George - Les Chaillots - Burgundy - 2016

                                                                                                    • Sangiovese Blend$20.00

                                                                                                      Monsanto - Chianti Classico Riserva - Tuscany - 2016

                                                                                                      • Cabernet Sauvignon$24.00

                                                                                                        Kenwood Vineyards - Jack London - Sonoma Mountain - 2012

                                                                                                        • Tempranillo$20.00

                                                                                                          Marques de Murrieta - Rioja Reserva - 2014/15

                                                                                                          Beer

                                                                                                          • Amstel Light$10.00

                                                                                                            • Corona Extra$10.00

                                                                                                              • Heineken$10.00

                                                                                                                • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA$11.00

                                                                                                                  • Brooklyn Brewery Lager$11.00

                                                                                                                    • Duvel$13.00

                                                                                                                      • Beck's (N/A)$9.00

                                                                                                                        Last updated: March 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        What 7,921 people are saying

                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                        4.8
                                                                                                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                        • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 4.2Value

                                                                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                          DennisB

                                                                                                                          Glasgow

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Can’t praise the place enough. Food and service was amazing

                                                                                                                        2. JM

                                                                                                                          JoannaM

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                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          This has been our favorite place to celebrate for years! The view, food and service are unparalleled.

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                                                                                                                          Moay amaizing level.of service i have ever experienced...

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                                                                                                                          SoleSuares

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                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          It’s a beautiful place at an outstanding location. The food is exquisite and the service, impeccable. The prices are a high but a worthwhile experience overall.

                                                                                                                        5. BR

                                                                                                                          BRLwine

                                                                                                                          San Francisco

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          50 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everything was perfect

                                                                                                                        6. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Charlotte

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We were visiting NYC for an early anniversary weekend, The River Cafe was recommended by dear friends and it did not disappoint. The attention to detail and expertise of the entire staff was incredible. The view is unmatched and we dined at the perfect time to see it both in the sunlight and the early evening light. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.

                                                                                                                        7. EB

                                                                                                                          EmilioB

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                          Great view of downtown manhattan… but not professional service and sooo noisy space! Food very well prepared and presented…but really too expensive: tw people with a simple red wine…. Total 560 usd!

                                                                                                                        8. PA

                                                                                                                          PATRICIOC

                                                                                                                          Central Coast

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Magnificent view. Excellent food. Liked de Wine List. Good service. Top 10 restaurant. I would go again.

                                                                                                                        9. J

                                                                                                                          Joleen

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Scrything was wonderful, start to finish.

                                                                                                                        10. CT

                                                                                                                          CiTi

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          The best place in NY!

                                                                                                                        11. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great ambiance but not worth this price. Too expensive.

                                                                                                                        12. RB

                                                                                                                          RussellB

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Magical......outstanding food and service! 70th Birthday celebration for my wife and River Cafe did not disappoint!!

                                                                                                                        13. DJ

                                                                                                                          DocJoe

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Best is the view on Manhattan by night. 50% of the Budget. Perfect

                                                                                                                        14. C

                                                                                                                          Cristina

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                          It was extremely expensive for the quality and quantity of the food and the ambiance was really noise and very cold. It was a real con and a fraude!!! Not recomendable at all !!

                                                                                                                        15. DS

                                                                                                                          DSC1964

                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Beautiful setting. However, when you get one of the tables at the back of the restaurant, it's not quite so good. You pay the same as everyone else, but have a worse view. Somewhat annoying. The food is good, but the portions are small. Very, very expensive. Not sure it is really worth it. Plus, why charge $25 extra for cheese. That is ridiculous.

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                                                                                                                          doorguys

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                                          We had a major service problem when we first placed our order we asked the waiter if it was possible to make the soufflé chocolate even though it says in the menu coffee he said soufflé and then my wife said I’d like a chocolate soufflé too and he reiterated the word soufflé little did we know that he didn’t understand and we would get a coffee soufflé that was the second time we saw him the entire evening, to ask what happened . We had to ask for our water glasses to be filled on two separate occasions the view is spectacular but the service took a lot away In addition we felt like we were rushed out from the time we sat down to the time they cleaned our dessert plate one hour and five minutes that’s a little too quick for a three course meal (and then 20 minutes for the check to come)

                                                                                                                        17. PF

                                                                                                                          PFVEMV

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          23 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Wonderful experience, as always.

                                                                                                                        18. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Anniversary

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                                                                                                                          FabriceA

                                                                                                                          Baden-Württembe

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                                                                                          Accueil peu sympathique mais service agréable et professionnel avec une mention particulière pour la sommelière. La cuisine est très bonne mais manque de finesse. Par contre ce restaurant est très inconfortable en raison du trop grand nombre de tables et trop petite pour le nombre de convives.

                                                                                                                        20. L

                                                                                                                          Laurentius

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          76 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          76 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Fantastic location and great views, paired with delicious food! Service was a bit distracted, but overall an amazing experience with a lot of care and detail! Thank you to the great crew!

                                                                                                                        21. PS

                                                                                                                          PatriciaS

                                                                                                                          Cincinnati

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Exceptional service, delicious food, and incredible views of the East River and Manhattan. My favorite restaurant in NYC. I appreciate the numerous gluten free options. Not an after thought like many places! Every dessert was gluten free. Live piano music struck just the right mood. The gardens out front are a small paradise to revel in after dinner.

                                                                                                                        22. BF

                                                                                                                          BeckyF

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great service and food, lovely setting and staff are very friendly

                                                                                                                        23. PA

                                                                                                                          PearlandAsh

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          I had not been to the river cafe in many many years. It was a family favorite for special occasions when I was a kid. When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day I thought let’s go!! I had no idea if it would still be the same (obviously with a different chef!) but felt the ambiance was exactly what I wanted. Making the rez was a little tricky and the number of times (emails & calls) I received I have to admit was a little annoying. But once we arrived everything was amazing!! The dining room is exactly the same old timey yet chic. The view of course is breathtaking. The piano is so charming and brings me right back to my childhood. The service was fantastic and food absolutely incredible!! Even better then I had imagined. We will definitely be back soon!!

                                                                                                                        24. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day, amazing

                                                                                                                        25. NW

                                                                                                                          NinaW

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Mother’s Day’s dinner was amazing. I can’t wait to return. One of the best Mother’s Day dinners ever!!!!!

                                                                                                                        26. M

                                                                                                                          Musgrove

                                                                                                                          London

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                          Beautiful but has become unreasonably expensive since it last visit

                                                                                                                        27. P

                                                                                                                          Poison

                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          So romantic

                                                                                                                        28. C

                                                                                                                          Carol

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We went to River Cafe to celebrate my fiance's 30th birthday, and it could not have been more perfect. It was a lovely, lively ambiance. The service was impeccable and the food was phenomenal. We look forward to visiting again for another special occasion.

                                                                                                                        29. BD

                                                                                                                          BrianaD

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          I took my mother out for an early Mother’s Day celebration and she had an amazing experience . This is her second time at the River cafe , she first dined there 29 years ago shortly after giving birth to me . She’s still in love with the River Cafe after all this time . Thank you !

                                                                                                                        30. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great experience in a very special day for us

                                                                                                                        31. FM

                                                                                                                          FranciscoM

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Such a romantic and wonderful place, my fiancee loved it and of course me too

                                                                                                                        32. B

                                                                                                                          Bcb90

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                          Beautiful location, the ambience is nice. However, I did book my reservation weeks in advance for a window view for my husbands birthday and did not receive it. I also had a really long wait for dessert which they knew way ahead of time as we requested the brooklyn dessert. I knew going in the price for portions as I saw others complain about this but the flavors were very unique and delicious. Overall a nice experience.

                                                                                                                        33. M

                                                                                                                          Mayte

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Romantic dinner with my boyfriend with an amazing views.

                                                                                                                        34. ME

                                                                                                                          MarcE

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          First time at River Cafe. It was my Wifes birthday. Fantastic service and the food was presented beautifully and the was extremely delicious. The best view ever.

                                                                                                                        35. DR

                                                                                                                          DennisR

                                                                                                                          Vancouver

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Perfect in every way!

                                                                                                                        36. CB

                                                                                                                          CharlesB

                                                                                                                          Fayetteville

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          You'll literally dine over the water with the most stunning view of the NYC skyline - excellent food and service - $180 prix fixe menu with aps + entree + dessert.

                                                                                                                        37. JS

                                                                                                                          JenniferS

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Service and food were amazing, wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special ocassion.

                                                                                                                        38. b

                                                                                                                          barbara

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Magical! Excellent service Breathtaking views

                                                                                                                        39. ET

                                                                                                                          EdwardT

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          One of the most special venues in New York. We had early reservations (6:15) and had seats by the window and the place pretty much to ourselves for a while before things got busy. Can't wait for the next excuse (celebration) to go back.

                                                                                                                        40. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          This place is one of the romantic places in all of NYC. Highly recommend it if you’re from out of town and want to go on a date.

                                                                                                                        Safety precautions

                                                                                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                        • Screening

                                                                                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                        River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 7921 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                        Google Map for River Cafe

                                                                                                                        1 Water St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                          Old Fulton St.

                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                          DUMBO / Vinegar Hill

                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                          Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          American

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Fine Dining

                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                          Jacket Required

                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                          Valet parking is always available to guests with reservations. The River Café's cobblestone entrance is beautiful but sometimes challenging for people to navigate on foot. If you arrive by taxi, please insist your driver take you past the cobblestones, directly to the restaurant's front door roundabout.

                                                                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                                                                          A or C train to High Street 2 or 3 train to Clark Street F train to York Street Bus #B25 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West

                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                          Brad Steelman

                                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                                          The River Cafe features live piano nightly.

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          (718) 522-5200

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          The Terrace Room at The River Café is uniquely capable of offering your guests an unsurpassed setting for private dining with spectacular views overlooking New York Harbor, The Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.Inquiries about special events please contact privateevents@rivercafe.com

                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                          Luke Vossen: (888) 338-3996

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