About Riverpark

Located on a unique garden plaza with romantic East River views, Riverpark represents a dynamic culinary destination in Manhattan's Kip's Bay neighborhood, reflecting Tom Colicchio’s overall vision as restaurateur and showcasing the restaurant’s very own urban farm just feet away from the kitchen. Riverpark’s modern American menus change daily, highlighting seasonal ingredients from Riverpark Farm as well as local farms and green-markets.

450 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Weekday Lunch:
Monday-Friday, from 12:00pm to 2:30pm*

Weekend Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday, from 11:00am to 3:00pm*

Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday, from 5:30pm-9:30pm+
Friday & Saturday, from 5:30pm-10:00pm+

(*) = indicates the final daytime seating with the full menu; during midday, we offer continuous drink service and a more limited food menu (called the Bar Menu) until Dinner begins, except on days when we are closed for a buyout.
(+) = indicates the final seating of the evening; the kitchen accepts final orders shortly thereafter.

The Beer Garden has closed for the season.

Cross Street:
First Avenue (in the Alexandria Center)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 729-9790

Website:
http://www.riverparknyc.com/

Parking Details:
Our dining guests enjoy 4 hours of parking for just $5.00 (with validation) at the Alexandria Center garage, located at 400 FDR Drive (just south of East 30th Street). For more information, please call the garage directly at 646.439.1610 or visit www.parkme.com.

Public Transit:
By subway, take the 6 train to 28th Street


By bus, take the M15 bus northbound on 1st Avenue to 29th Street. If headed southbound take the M15 on 2nd Avenue to 28th Street or M34A 2nd Avenue to 29th Street.

Executive Chef:
Chef Tom Colicchio and Executive Chef Andrew Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information on hosting a private event at Riverpark, please contact us at 212.810.1814 ext. 403 or at events@riverparknyc.com.

For information on booking a Farm Dinner or group reservation for up to 16 people, please contact us at 212.729.9790 or at guestrelations@craftedhospitality.com.

Private Dining

Riverpark offers several unique spaces for hosting your next event. With seasoned sensibilities in food and service, Riverpark Events is a seamless extension of what we do best each day. Uncommon are Riverpark's selection of spaces, East River views, and culinary team.

Riverpark Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (61)
Scenic View (52)
Special Occasion (48)
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Good for a Date (43)
Romantic (42)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (28)
Local Ingredients (26)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Healthy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Seasonal (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Organic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The pre-fix dinner is an outstanding value.
Dusan (Beverage Director) is very knowledgeable and very professional.
Employees that bring you to the table should be thought to pull out the chair an invite the woman to sit. It just makes a wonderful initiation to the dining experience. I had to do it for my wife.
The male employee just walked away...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The prices were a little high, but of course that was expected and reflected in its $$$ rating. However, plates were beautiful and interesting, flavors were spot on, high quality service, etc. Overall, me and my lovely girlfriend had an amazing experience for our belated Valentine's day lunch, and have been recommending Riverpark to whomever asked us about it. Thanks again for an excellent meal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day. Unmemorable as far as the food. Scallops were ok. The fish was average. Dessert was good (creme brûlée). Burrata and oysters were average. No special treats for Valentine’s Day. Overall, the restaurant has nice ambiance but the food is just above average and this is certainly not close to Michelin star material.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The Bartender was rude, the meal was over priced and the waiter was uninformed. I would never waste my time going to this place again.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

My daughters and I decided on an early Valentine's Day dinner on Tuesday at River Park. First, the parking was perfect ! Validated parking for $5 can't beat it! Dinner and service was amazing. There were 3 of us, and we had 2 apps (Octopus and Sweet breads), 2 pastas, (Cavatelli and Fussili) , and 2 entrees (Chicken and Duck) All amazing and the wine steward was knowledgeable and gracious and we ended up with a super tasty Turley Zin. We came for the view, which was a lovely skyline, but we honestly didn't pay much attention to it, the food was so good and the conversation. I'd highly recommend. (P.S. Hey Tom C., maybe a little more salt on the birds :) )

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Had $42 prix fixed dinner. Food was absolutely fabulous! Place is nice and view of Brooklyn is great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Save your money! Mediocre food, poor service and not a fabulous river view! We went for brunch on a Sunday and we were the only people there for quite a while. Less than 20 were there when we departed - that's quite telling! One host, two servers and 4 serving assistants for a small crowd and yet the service was slow and lacked any enthusiasm, energy or personality. Quite disappointing overall.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Location, location, location

A good (though not great) restaurant ruined by its miserable location and lack of signage. The restaurant is tucked away in the chilly, characterless corporate lobby of some chilly, characterless office building, with zero warmth and character (see above re chilly and characterless) and amenities -- coat-check, etc. -- that are so poorly located and thrown together they seem nothing more than second-rate afterthoughts. The signage overall is really bad -- it's a problem when diners can't find the bathroom -- and the dining room itself feels about two steps up from a hotel coffee shop. And improvement on the coffee shop....but not enough to warrant the prices. Cap all of this with the fact that it's a healthy hike from anywhere, that there are NO signs as to where the entrance is....all in all, not really a great experience. Good food, nice service, never going back.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

There is nothing quite as amazing as "simple foods" prepared well that taste excellent... and that is how I'd describe Riverpark. Every bite was perfection! Tom's focus on quality is evident from the food, environment, and staff.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner
.Service was excellent as was the food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service. Beautiful ambiance. Creative cuisine.
A great place for a special meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Scenic View, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I went to Riverpark for restaurant week. The only negative was the weather on that particular date, but it was worth the while.
There were more selections on the menu than any other restaurant I have been to for restaurant week, and all the selections were good.
The food was exquisite, and the service outstanding. The location is great and the restaurant ambiance is fenomenal.
I will definitely go back and most definitely will recommend to family and friends

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food, as always, was delicious..service was great...always enjoy being there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wow, nice what a deal. Went for with friends for restaurant week, cause we have never has a a poor experience at a TC resturant. This was a major score, off the beat and path where I would usaul go. But we'll worth it.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent service and quiet, low key atmosphere. We went during restaurant week and the menu was varied and superb. The octopus carpaccio was amazing. The desserts were phenomenal. The presentation is exquisite - very minimal and artistic. Highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Have eaten at Riverpark a few times before and the food was always very good. This time we found the bream a little fishy and crispy duck fatty. The appetizers and desserts were good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My daughter and I went for restaurant week lunch. I'm so glad we did!! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was above and beyond! I'm definitely going back for dinner.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

A few friends and I went for restaurant week and it was great! 3 courses for $42, and everything was spectacular. Everyone left full and very pleased. Between us, we tried squid ink risotto, bolognese, brisket, salmon, baby octopus, creme brûlée, and everything was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fantastic as always

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

We loved it! The food was amazing, the serving incredible they cared bout every single detail, the ambience was pretty nice also! We enjoyed and incredible night!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing dining experience with exceptional service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was less interesting than in summer. In season more foods available and more variety
Service excellent with exception of a snippy older male when we sat on coaches at entrance

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I visited Riverpark for a restaurant week lunch with my fiancé. Everything was phenomenal. The service was great, food was tasty and presentation of the dishes were very creative and interesting. Even the olive oil that was served with the bread for the table was delicious. The taste was so fresh! The only thing that could have made it better is if we were able to be seating near the window to have a view of the water.

This was easily one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Keep doing what you do Riverpark!

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Came for the restaurant week. The kale salad srsl was huuuge as a starter. Super flavorful and had various textures. For entree I had the roasted branzino. The skin was crispy and tasted fantastic (tho I was shocked by the last bite which was super salty). The quinoa as a side was a lil bit too sweet for me. For dessert, I had the maple pecan buree. A nutty & milky kind of taste. Very creamy. Not a supersizing one but was decent. Overall, great experience here. Made me happy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service in a beautiful room in a semi-secluded Manhattan location.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We were at Riverpark during NYC Restaurant Week. Food was excellent, menu offered more than 25 dishes, pasta could be chosen as a starter or main course and desserts were gorgeous. They also had a special drink menu for Restaurant Week. Service was outstanding and noise level just appropriate to have a nice conversation. Perfection!

Tags: Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had dinner here for Winter RW 2018 on a Thursday night, so this place was quite busy. Despite being busy, they were able to deliver great service!! Octopus Carpaccio was delicious!! Do yourself a favor and get their Cereal & Milk dessert! You won't be disappointed!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was great. Excellent value for the money Restaurant week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

nice view, good service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week to have lunch at Riverpark. While the regular lunch and dinner menus are somewhat pricey for just a casual lunch with a friend, the Restaurant Week lunch Menu was wonderful and was a great value. The setting is gorgeous, right on the East River with unobstructed views; the menu inventive and interesting, and the service was great. It's a special occasion place and I will certainly put it at the top of my list for lunch or dinner when a special occasion calls for something special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Came for Restaurant Week and was so impressed that the entire menu was part of the Restaurant Week menu--so many options! Everybody we encountered (for the woman at coat check, to the hostess, and the servers) were so friendly and attentive. Not to mention we were seated by the huge windows and had an amazing view! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing! I’ll definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I’m never disappointed with the food and service at River Park. We went for Restaurant week and there was a big selection of entrees and the portions were nice size

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful meal in a lovely setting!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food is good, the service is very good!

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent!!! Good service and food!!! Nice place!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was disappointing, wine selection too as it was all restaurant week focused. Somehow it seemed as if they lost their mojo, unfortunately.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The restaurant has always been one of my favorites, especially, since I live in the area. This time it seemed even better than usual. Our waiter, John, was fabulous.
Thank you again for an incredible dining out experience.

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

A nice suprise. Excellent high quality new American Food. The best roast ever!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My husband and I decided to try the restaurant for Restaurant Week. I never knew this location existed which is offers a view of the East River and Long Island City skyline. The restaurant offered practically every dish for dinner on their normal menu for the restaurant week special price. It was the first time that we had trouble with picking a dish. My husband and I had the lamb chops, which were cooked perfectly. The drinks can be pricey, but they an very extensive wine selection. I cannot wait to go again once the weather is warmer.

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