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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Riverpark! We are offering a 3 course menu for $95 per person with optional wine pairing.

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (45)
Scenic View (42)
Special Occasion (35)
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Quiet Conversation (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Business Meals (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Organic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful lunch and dinner menus. Great views of the East River. Very relaxing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved eating here as usual! Always send people to this restaurant. Yummy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our second time at Riverpark and they did not disappoint. Ed the GM was courteous and efficient. Our server John was friendly and made the guest of honor, my friend turning 40, feel very special. The food was amazing, the lamb was tender and perfectly prepared. We had an amazing night and will definitely return!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Located just west of the East River, this charming restaurant features good food and good views of the traffic on the river.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great view, great service, great food !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Riverpark serves consistently excellent food in a beautiful setting. The service is gracious and attentive. The noise level is perfect unlike most Nyc restaurants. It is one of my favorite places to eat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Tucked behind NYU Langone Center is a restaurant worthy of wedding proposals… or gatherings with long-time friends.

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

Great place to spend New Year’s Eve! Wonderful food , service and venue. The staff were terrific! A joyous way to ring in 2018!

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

We were there New Years Eve. There was a live band, small but adequate dance floor. That was fun! 💃
The food was delicious. The whole evening was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Riverpark was an unexpected delight. A bit pricey. My lamb chops were excellent. My wife enjoyed her short ribs. Excellent lentils. Superp cinnamon ice cream. Recommend for special nights out with the special people in your life.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We came here for my husband’s birthday with our almost 4 year old and a 5 month old. Staff was so nice and accommodating and put us at a table where I could get up quickly, if the baby became fussy. We had a great dinner!! Delicious as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I came with my boyfriend for his birthday. The staff were very friendly and even offered to take our picture for us. The waitress provided us everything we asked for. The atmosphere was truly romantic and I'm glad we found this place. We got the pork for two and it was delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Organic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Bar is quite close to many tables which could be a problem for conversation. Water was warm and took awhile for them to bring some ice. Service was a bit amateurish for a expensive restaurants and i found the selections..."strange." Given the view , i would recommend but with caveats.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We've eaten here several times and like the innovative menu but this time the meals were overall a bit underwhelming. The crudo appetizer was excellent but the squash was just OK - the crab was fresh but not interesting. The duck entrée was especially good - soft, tender, tasty. The dorade was good, nothing special. As usual the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The wine list is great but could use more selections in the $75-100 range.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Celebrating holidays in NYC. Started the night with an excellent meal. Food was delicious, wait staff was attentive, yet not hovering. The chef accommodated a vegan diner in our party easily. Particularly loved the lamb chops and cereal and milk dessert. Creative and scrumptious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Riverpark is always an exceptionally wonderful experience. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is beautiful, and my partner and I had a wonderful time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had dinner with friends visiting from Japan. Two couples and each of us shared an appetizer, pasta and entree. The appetizer (peekyboo crab w/custard in squash) was not good at all. very fishy and flavors didn't meld well.
Our 2nd course: pasta was very good though: smoked chicken w/cavatelli. My friends also liked their pasta (w/mushrooms). However, very disappointed with the 3rd course: entree. The scallops were good, (my friends) but the branzino w/prawn was just fair (bland?) and extremely small, even though a 1/2 portion. This was a Sunday night and I wondered if the regular chef was off.

Drinks: Aperitifs: Margaritas were good. Wine selection was also good and the Sommelier suggested one that we all thought was very good (Bergström 2015 Cumberland Reserve, Oregon Pinot Noir).
I might add our first waiter seemed not to be informed on the menu; could not answer basic questions on the menu nor the wine list. He eventually brought us someone more informed on the wine . Our bill was @$ 400 and we still tipped 20% because it is expected. We thought the meal was 'fair' and overpriced and there was nothing to rave about except the pasta and wine. Dessert (maple creme brulee) was good though. This restaurant was the only restaurant my friends wanted to go to on their 1-day trip in NYC, as they heard good reviews about it in Japan and really looked forward to it. Unfortunately, it was disappointing.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Surprising location. Great starter and maincourse. Side dish (vegetables) was dissappointing with to much strong flavoured sauce wich didn't match the main.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I went to Riverpark to celebrate my wife's birthday. They made everything to make it memorable. Incredible how they pay attention to every single detail. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was good. Service was ok. Space, bland and soulless

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our experience was great from the moment we made the reservation. Riverpark emailed me to confirm the reservation and to ask for any special dietary restrictions. My husband and I were taking my mother out for dinner during her visit to NYC. He and I are both vegetarians, so it was nice to alert the restaurant to this ahead of time. When we were seated, the waiter already knew to offer us accommodations, including any of the regular meat dishes, with mushrooms as a protein substitute!

Every dish was superbly crafted, with extra attention to detail. It was obvious that the kitchen staff puts energy into preparing each plate specifically for the individual diner. As a first course we ordered a very nice and refreshing salad, as well as a delightful burrata cheese dish that was so simple and yet didn't need to be complex to pop. We also tried all of the vegetable side dishes and each one was elegant and delicious.

The desserts also did not disappoint. The dish that stood out was the "Cereal and Milk," a dark chocolate ganache exterior that oozes a vanilla malt when you cut into it with a fork.

The manager Ed came and checked on us several times, and was very friendly and genuine. I would definitely recommend Riverpark to anyone looking for a quiet and romantic fine dining experience that's off the beaten path.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have been to dinner several times. Each time the food and service was impeccable. The room is gorgeous. And happy hour at the bar before dinner is a treat. The bartender and waiters are friendly and extremely competent. I was thrilled when I discovered it the first time. Make sure you go to first avenue and 29th street and make a right. It is in a commercial building but really great dining. Anything you order is delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We chose Riverpark for David’s retirement lunch for its consistent quality and impressive service. Riverpark is sophisticated yet casual. The quality did not disappoint (loved the Burrata, Curried Carrot Soup, and the Zucca pasta), but our server seemed to be a novice in that he seemed reluctant to agree to the simplest substitutions. This seemed strange since Riverpark has never been anything less than accommodating in the past. While our server was completely competent and polite, the warm service we had come to expect was lacking. This was especially disappointing given the momentous occasion. They printed one menu with “Congrats David!” but presented it to another guest whom our waiter mistakenly assumed was the new retiree. All in all, we shall continue to recommend Riverpark, albeit a bit less enthusiastically.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautiful open space with nice view. Great service and good food! Thanks!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing all around, food, atmosphere and service was untouched!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife took me here for my birthday after hearing about how fantastic the food was and boy did this place deliver. We were sat in a semi-private cozy window corner as the snow came down and it was great. Not only was the food top notch but so was the spectacular service we received from our server Vlad. What I did not expect, for a simple birthday, was for the manager Ed Torres to come to our table and wholeheartedly greet and thank us for coming in from so far. Ed made sure our dining experience was nothing less than fabulous by suggesting dishes we would have otherwise never ordered. Ed also did a wonderful job of pairing each meal w an appropriate glass of wine and thoroughly explaining why and the region it came from.

Summarily, this place is a hidden gem in a neighborhood we would have otherwise not ventured to but the food and service is absolutely worth the trip here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been to Riverpark around five times for dinner. The food is truly outstanding as is the service. The staff is very welcoming, warm , and friendly. They take service and hospitality very seriously.
Riverpark's menu is wonderfully seasonal and the food is prepared beautifully. No matter what I order, I am always amazed at how simply delicious and expertly executed each dish is.
If you have not been Riverpark, you are missing one of the best restaurants in Manhattan- and I have been almost everywhere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Riverpark really delivered. It was my wife's birthday. The hosts greeted her at the door with a big happy birthday and every staffer did the same throughout the night. They even had a custom menu for her with Happy Birthday _______ written across the top.

A nice quiet table by the window (too bad it was snowing), excellent service and quality, tasty food made for a great night out to dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was great!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Besides being overpriced, we had a gorgeous view and its location was really nice and felt secluded.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Thanks to the chef for accommodating dietary and allergy restrictions. Pekin duvk, buratta, onion soup, cod croquettes, ink pasta all delicious! Thank you to the staff for great wait service.

Tags: Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

You can’t miss with a TC restaurant. The food is always amazing and the service is perfect. Plus to have cocktails outside with a view right by the river is amazing one of the truly unique views in New York City

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went with a friend of 50 yrs who lives on the west coast. Great leisurely dining. Tables well spaced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Thank you so much for the nice evening in your restaurant. The service was excellent, the meals were fantastic, tasty and really very fresh. It costs a little more than other very good locations but once a while you can do it and with that service.... fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for our anniversary and EVERYONE, from the hostess to the busboy, waiter and sommelier all wished us a happy anniversary! Very welcoming staff, interesting menu, delicious food. We felt special!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful space and ambiance--and great food to match! Enjoyed the pork roast for two which included ribs, loin, and belly. The ribs were overdone, but the loin was delicious and the belly was phenomenal with great texture and smokiness.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a lovely Thanksgiving Dinner at Riverpark. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was ever so lovely!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A great place off the beaten path of most New Yorkers. Once you find it - you will be likely to return

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A near-perfect Thanksgiving dinner! I suppose the only improvement I can think of would be if the restaurant itself was in a less office-like setting, but overall the food, the drinks, and the service all more than surpassed my expectations. I would definitely return for another special occasion in the future.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A very weak Thanksgiving dinner. Stuffing inedible

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