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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

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4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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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 (27)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Healthy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Seasonal (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Organic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Authentic (9)
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Comfort Food (7)
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)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2013

Riverpark never disappoints. I had a lovely dinner with a dear friend who had never been there. It was a magical evening, with attentive but not intrusive service, and delicious food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 15, 2013

Recommended for a great foodie business lunch. Clients will be happy. Hard not to. Good prices too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2013

It may be hard to find (especially for cab drivers) but is worth the effort. Wonderful food and service and a nice wine list. Very petty contemporary restaurant. Lovely water view but some may find the proximity to the FDR Drive a problem (we did not). Great pasta, shrimp with bacon and swordfish dishes. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Always a beautiful evening - food is great, service is warm and efficient and not pretentious. Have been many times and it's always reliable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2013

I would recommend it as a beautiful looking space. The outdoor porch was really lovely - sitting and watching the boats go by while sipping a cocktail and nibbling appetizers. However, the restaurant itself was like eating in a strip mall venue out of town - did not feel like we were in NYC - and i live here!! The food was good but not amazing - i was expecting a lot more especially given the $$$.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2013

Beautiful dining room. Creative cocktails. Raw oysters, sweetbreads, octopus, panna cotta, consommé, rabbit, swordfish all delicious. Dessert too. I rarely go back to the same place twice, but if someone suggested Riverpark again I wouldn't be opposed to the notion. Maybe next time we'll sit out on the patio.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Usually & truly not given to using superlatives, I feel compelled to write the following: The Red Currant Royale was perfectly chilled and, surprisingly, the currants tasted delicious. My guests enjoyed a Sazerac Old Fashioned and several glasses of Gamay. The Crispy Sweetbreads served with asparagus & poached hen egg was nothing short of amazing & just when I thought this dish could not be surpassed, I was further impressed by the Bacon-wrapped Prawns. A seafood lover, I have never tasted such delicious shrimp! My friends remarked that the Fazio Farm Rabbit and the Beef Sirloin and Brisket met their usual high standards. The presentation of each dish was worthy of a photographer's attention and the service was respectfully attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2013

As usual everything was very nice BUT I was dismayed by some of the customers' inappropriate attire. A group of about 10 people arrived at the same time we did. We were shocked to see them were dressed in sloppy jeans with shirts hanging outside and sneakers.. I understand that strict dress codes are, in most places, a thing of the past BUT in a restaurant such as River Park, I do not excpect to see people attired in clothihg that looks as though the wearers had rolled out of bed and grabbed the first, and most comfortable, thing they could find. There should be SOME kind of expectation on the part of the restaurant that its guests arrive looking as though they belong in a refined dining atmosphere. Alice T. Pianfetti, Ph.D.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2013

Late-ish for a weeknight (8:15 reservation), there were only a few people in the restaurant besides us. The service was very attentive. We were really glad we decided to share a pasta course, as that was one of the best things we had (the begoli pasta). Salad was also quite nice. The swordfish entree was good, but a bit dense. Lamb entree was excellent. The waiter was helpful with wine choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2013

Sunny sky, outdoor setting, very good food and
caring service. What more could we want?
Oh yes, a view that does not have to see the
unexciting Queens waterside.
Even still a very pleasant lunch experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2013

This was my second trip (and it is a trip to get to Riverpark). It's worth the effort for the serene ambience and lovely river views. The food is excellent and the service friendly and very helpful. The last time our only complaint was that the food came too quickly and we felt rushed by the kitchen when we were looking for a relaxed evening. This time the service was on the slow side (we were at the table for 3 hours) but we were happy with the pace. Our waiter was extraordinarily helpful and we asked him to pair wine with our food. I highly recommend this place for a quiet comfortable evening of excellent food and wine at reasonable prices. It's off the beaten track but they will get a cab for you when you are ready to leave.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2013

The menu for lunch is varied and you can either choose the two or three course Prix fix. I had the Hanger Steak which was done perfectly . My husband and I shared the "to die for" french fries. One of the other things I like is that you can get a half portion of many wines by the glass if you want to celebrate but only want a small amount.
The service is as outstanding as for dinner and the restaurant is accommodating to individual needs. Try this place, especially if you drive to the location as there is a parking garage in the building and the parking is validated by the restaurant. This was our third time here and we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2013

The food was so delicious, seasonal, and fresh. During the meal, I was able to taste the spring pea panna cotta, grilled sardines, grilled chicken entree, banana cake, semifreddo, and house-made ice creams and all were AMAZING! We originally thought we'd sit outside, but seemed like it might be too cool so we opted for in. But it's just as lovely sitting by the water inside. Service was great - really attentive - and, as we'd told them we were there to celebrate my mother-in-law's 70th birthday, the server wished her happy birthday as they seated us and the kitchen sent her dessert out with a single candle and beautifully written message on her dessert plate at the end of the meal. Definitely recommended for a special dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 27, 2013

The food here is fabulous and the service was perfect. It is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 27, 2013

The service was on point. We were never rushed and the timing between drinks and entrees coming out gave time for conversation, but not enough for you to wonder what happened to your food. The chicken and waffles was certainly not the best I have had, but their other dishes are more popular for brunch. The drinks were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Food was good but not great for the price point. Outdoor dining is right above the highway.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Great bar staff...pork chop was ordered medium but served rare...both the waiter and manager handled it professionally...oysters were extremely small...bloody maria - tequila instead of vodka - was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Beautiful restaurant with a contemporary flair.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by Riverview. There is not a lot of exciting restaurants for foodies in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan. We were seated by the window and the view of the East River was great. The wait staff was attentive and the sommelier was knowledgeable. The soup was outstanding as was a couple of pasta dishes we tried. The bar was a little dead at 6:30pm, but then again, it was early.

I would recommend the Riverview for both couples and tourists who want a view the city while they eat. The bill including champagne, dessert and apéritif was a little over $200. Not bad for New York.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2013

Always lovely, serene setting and very satisfying lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2013

Had a wonderful lunch at the most reasonable price. The menu was very interesting, the perch absolutely delicious, with a crispy outside and succulent and fresh inside. the position on the river is stunning and to have free parking right there is a mga bonus. Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Riverpark shines! Food and service were amazing! The porkchop entree was a knock out! This restaurant is in a weird location, but definitely worth a trip.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We came here to celebrate a birthday and what a great time we had! The oysters were a delicious appetizer and just perfect! The two of us shared the ribeye for two and it was amazing! We even managed to have leftovers. To put it simply: our meal was YUMMY!!!! You can't end wrong with the upside down banana cake! Thanks for making our birthday celebration wonderful!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Was a great spot for my husband's birthday dinner. Lots of construction surrounded the area though, and our cab didn't
want to drive us to the door. Regardless, the location is fantastic, service was great and the food was wonderful. Not
kid-friendly however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2013

River Park was perfect for a business lunch. Beautiful, scenic,really good food, and great service. Nice spot to impress guests or a date.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Took my wife there for our anniversary and it was the perfect atmosphere with great food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

This is becoming a regular spot in my "dining rotation"; destination dining in Kip's Bay!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2013

Food is excellent but the staff rushed us and did not space out our dishes arriving to the table well at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2013

Riverpark is a true urban oasis; there ain't a heck of a lot to choose from in this neighborhood, but Riverpark would still be great in any part of town. Things get "cheffier" at dinner, and I was impressed by the techniques & style on display. Service, while competent, is not quite up to the level of the cuisine. I would visit the lovely Alexandria Center (RP's home) for the view and architecture on it's own; this is among my favorite dining rooms in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2013

Great outdoor dining, nice secluded area. Price point is a bit high but the food quality was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2013

Everything fantastic except for portions were ridiculously small! The calamari needed a magnifier to locate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2013

This was our second time here; the first time was much better. Sadly, it's gone downhill. Our ribeye for two (or whatever it was), while tender, was also flavorless. Our wine was excellent, but other than the 'tasting', we poured it all by ourselves. The waiter, who was friendly enough, plunked down the second wine glass (having removed it when my husband ordered a JD before dinner)and the wine bottle without pouring.

Tom Colicchio isn't our favorite chef ('weren't crazy about Craft either). Ambiance is his strong suit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2013

The service is incredible here. Everyone is friendly and responsive. The great service alone makes me want to come back, but on top of the service the food is fantastic! Beautiful view of the river as you dine. I would recommend the grits, the doughnuts, and the bananas, but truly it would be hard to go wrong considering the variety and quality of food. Will definitely be returning and would recommend highly to everyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2013

My wife and I have dined at Riverpark nearly a dozen times, twice for brunch. Our earlier brunch was the only time we were disappointed, and now our second brunch was a mixed bag. My food was terrific. My wife's was less so. We remain enthusiastic about Riverpark -- the food, the decor, the view, the service -- and someday we'll probably give brunch a third try. It's an excellent restaurant most of the time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2013

My Husband and I both enjoyed our visit. The food was pretty good, We had the Ribeye the presentation was beautiful.
We could taste the freshness of the vegetables, we were very pleased. The oysters were so good we had a full dozen while having drinks.

Our waiter was attentive without being over bearing which we really appreciated.
Overall it was a nice night out and we will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2013

I wanted to rate both Service and Ambiance as excellent, but I was unable to notate that above.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2013

i work in the bldg. i bring guests here all the time. we always have a good time.

1 thing: waiters shouldn't clear plates until everyone is done. maybe they need to be reminded. it makes the slower eater feel rushed.

other than that everything is wonderful here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2013

great setting and food was delicious. Service was good, let us talk and did not push us to order right away.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Service was non-existence. The attitude was that the customer comes last, no service, no smile! Out of the way and devoid of interest in customers

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Great drinks, tasty food, great service, wonderful evening.

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