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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
Crisp Duck Egg
creamy spinach, duck foie gras sauce, Sauternes pickled baby onion
Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gele, traditional garnish, toast points
So consistently excellent from the food to the service. For such a high-end restaurant, it's not pretentious, rather, it's a perfect balance of elegance, comfort and taste. Kudos!
River Cafe was perfect in every way. Food was delicious, service impeccable and ambiance beautiful. We opted for an outdoor table which offered a terrific skyline view. Heaters were provided so we were comfortable at all times although the evening was chilly. All in all, River Cafe is always superb in all respects and is one of the best restaurants in NYC if not the best.
The view, the food and service were incredible. The gentlemen who took care of us went above and beyond to make sure everything was addressed.
Very disappointed at their service. I requested a nice table by the window because we were celebrating our 10 yesr anniversary. I didn’t get a nice table at all, infact probably was the worst table of all by the entrance door. The waiters did not come by the table and I genuinely felt they were catering to the bigger group more. The food and the service isn’t worth the value. Very disappointed. I wont recommend this restaurant to any friends and family
When my wife and I want to dine at a place where the food is succulent, that has great service with great views and ambience to boot we always return to the River Cafe. Already thinking about our next visit.
Went for our anniversary and received a stunning table right on the water. All waitstaff were polite and accommodating. I ordered the pork belly and scallop appetizer which did not disappoint. Rack of lamb for my main was cooked to perfection. Portions were generous. Dessert was a predecided trio, it was delicious though nothing that stood out as must order again, would love to see what they regularly offer. Homemade chocolates were a nice touch.
Really the only negative point was that the bartender could not make the after dinner drink I ordered, which was one printed right on their menu and not entirely uncommon. I found it strange that a restaurant of this reputation would place something on the menu they were unable to accommodate. I chose something different and my husbands choice was upgraded.
This was definitely on our top five meals category, between table selection and food preparation it has to be.
Lovely meal, attentive service, seating on terrace offered unbeatable river views.
I was excited to visit the restaurant but after the way the host greeted us, We felt
uncomfortable to be there. She said welcome and you have 1 hour and 45 minutes for dinner. A horrible way to greet someone, for the price you paying you expect delicious food. But the food is mediocre, save your money and go somewhere else. I will never go back or recommend restaurant.
It was incredible. The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious. Unforgettable experience.
The most spectacular dining experience in NYC! It never disappoints and always surprises you. What more can I say.
Always special... romantic, super-delicious food. Intimate table for 2, open-air, right at water's-edge. The best!!
Just fantastic from start to finish. Every course was very good. The wine list is full of bucket list selections. But most of all it all feels authentic. Quality night all around.
Wonderful menu, service and view. The best? Well, the most dependable high end dining in NYC...IMHO.
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.
River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 8477 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.