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River Street Cafe

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Italian, Mexican, American
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429 River St, Troy, NY 12180-2822
518-273-2740
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gourmet dining experience

My wife and I had dined here several times about 10 years ago and returned to celebrate an anniversary. The food was as good as we remembered. I had the duck with an excellent flavorful sauce. There was a complementary pasta appetizer which as also excellent. The salad, with an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Richard A
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Schenectady, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Troy, New York
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a romantic place for two or more. The food is made to order, the salads fine and the palate pleaser exceptional.

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I had dined here several times about 10 years ago and returned to celebrate an anniversary. The food was as good as we remembered. I had the duck with an excellent flavorful sauce. There was a complementary pasta appetizer which as also excellent. The salad, with an interesting Asian fusion dressing was notable. The servers were sensitive... More 

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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I had tickets to an event at a Troy concert venue and wanted to have dinner at a restaurant within walking distance. The River Street Cafe fit the bill - an easy fifteen minute walk. I had forgotten that we had dined with friends there several years ago. But when we entered the dining room on the... More 

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Troy, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Made reservations 3 weeks in advance for our Gourmet Group party of 10. Arrived on time at 6 PM on Saturday, 11/15 and were seated promptly in the upstairs dining room. When we placed our order for 2 bottles of wine and bottled water, we asked that bread be brought right away. Waitress told us when we the food order... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had dinner on a Saturday night with a party of 4. I have to say the food was very good: I had mushroom ravioli which was really excellent, as were the complementary and ordered appetizers and the dessert. Everyone else at the table complemented the food too. However, dinner took at least 2.5 hours, which was just too long... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This was a decidedly schizophrenic experience. The upside was the knowledgeable and friendly waitress and the coziness of the dining room. Other than that, I would have to say it's not worth a visit. There was ONE person taking care of the whole front of the house on a Thursday night, and she was slammed. The prep cook (dirty apron... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here during my college class reunion. I had the mushroom ravioli and she had the mahimahi with pistachio brown butter sauce. Both were very tasty. The portions were large. We ended up taking the remainders of both home for a second meal. Our waitress was very pleasant and accommodating, though the service was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this place probably 5 times; each time the food is quite good, but other parts if the experience are lacking. Asking our server, in an empty restaurant, "Can we sit on this side, so we're not in the sun?" We're told no, the owner doesn't allow it, they have to fill up this section first. Another time,... More 

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Brunswick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Dinner was well prepared and excellent as usual. The restaurant was crowed but the wait staff worked along to keep up with orders and tables needs. Its a wonderful place to enjoy a fantastic meal.

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Brunswick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My husband and I went here last night for a "date night" and are so happy we did. The food was soooo delicious!! Definitely not your run-of-the-mill menu, with interesting dishes and flavor combinations that you don't often see. The Korean Dumplings appetizer was amazing, we had to stop ourselves from licking the plate! Great bread, great salad, great complimentary... More 

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Address: 429 River St, Troy, NY 12180-2822
Phone Number: 518-273-2740
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 River St, Troy, NY 12180-2822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: 518-273-2740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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