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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393
718-522-5200
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Ranked #4 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, International, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old Fulton St.
Transit: A or C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge; 2 or 3 train to Clark Street; F train to York St.; Bus #41 to Old Fulton St./Cadman Plaza West
Description: Due to damage from the storm on Monday, October 29th, The River Café will be closed until further notice. We are currently not accepting any reservations. The extensive rebuilding and restoration will continue to keep us closed for at least another month. We will not be open for the Christmas or New Year’s Eve holidays.
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Durham
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Never been to a restaurant with such a fantastic location and the views of the Manhatten skyline left you speechless. We got some fab photo's. We had dinner there so had the nighttime views of all the lights. The staff were friendly and service great. The menu was quite limited but very good food. Maybe a littel expensive, but worth... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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214 reviews 214 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very old school, and we loved it that way. Views are spectacular. People should understand that looking from Manhattan is great but looking towards Manhattan is even better. Older crowd, a place for graduations, big celebrations, for parents to have formality and kids to have experience of how fine dining used to be (and that isn't a bad thing). Tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My fiancée took me to a special dinner at River Cafe last weekend and it was a fantastic dining experience ever. There's the gorgeous views of the New York City's famous establishments across the river such as the the Peace Tower, The Empire State building, and of course the Brooklyn Bridge! If you ever go there don't forget to try... More 

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south yorkshire england
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went for lunch on Sunday 14th December. Everyone was extremely welcoming wished me happy birthday at every opportunity. The food and service was excellent. The brooklyn bridge desert was amazing. The views were great we were not at a window seat however this did not disappoint the views are all very good. Lunch has a set price of $55 which... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You must go to this restaurant at least once, just for the view. It's one of the most beautiful in the city (looking across at the Manhattan Skyline and up at the columns of the Brooklyn Bridge). The food was good, but nothing exceptional. The serving staff was attentive but not overly friendly. When I asked if we could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last Sunday evening during a 4 day break to NYC. I wanted to find somewhere special for us and overall the River Cafe didn't disappoint. The setting is amazing giving you great views of Manhattan but make sure you leave enough time to get there if you are staying in Midtown or Uptown... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful surroundings, excellent service and food. Brooklyn bridge chocolate cake is a super way to top off a lovely meal. A meal worth lingering over.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had hoped for a memorable evening in this something of an iconic restaurant. Unfortunately memories for all the wrong reasons have been formed. We booked four weeks prior from home in Spain, agreeing to the 4 day cancellation policy (which must be done by fax?!) Duly turning up In time, in our finest (again as requested) to be told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner whilst in ny with work. Far surpassed my expectations, probably the nicest meal I've ever had. We ordered the tasting menu and it was exquisite with wine to match every course. The views are stunning and the staff really know their stuff. Highly recommend!!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A must visit if not for the food the view ! We visited on a Sunday evening and were greeted and as we were early took a drink in the bar However our table came free early so didn't have much chance to savour the views from the bar Chose the taster menu which was very nice Only complaint is... More 

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Additional Information about The River Cafe

Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393
Phone Number: 718-522-5200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Fusion

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