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The River Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13901-2704 (Formerly Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel & Conference Center)
+1 607-722-7575
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be great with lovely atmosphere and interesting changing menu. Now not so much. The wine I ordered was really not good, menu was very expensive and the whole feel of the place had changed. I miss the old cool vibe--!

Thank Liz R
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is the third time I have gone to either the bar or the River Bistro in the past 6 months and ordered a glass of $10.00 Chardonnay only to be told they are out of it. Last night at a table near by, they ordered 2 glasses and were told the same thing. I selected the Pinot Grigio for... More 

Thank Reba2010
Forest Hill, Maryland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Never once have I had a bad experience with the restaurant or lounge...the staff of the River Bistro ensure the food is made to order and provide friendly and professional service. I will recommend the River Bistro to fellow travelers. Jerry S

Thank jshepard2008
Saint Augustine, Florida
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had the buffet breakfast at the River Bistro, twice, while staying at the Doubletree/Binghamton. The buffet is beyond standard, having scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, potato's, with various fruits, yogurts, juices, make your own waffle, pastries, bread. The service was great, both Nick and Sahra went above and beyond with customer service. Most hotels buffets are higher priced than... More 

Thank teamthominator
Manlius, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

restaurant staff is top shelf. chefs are excellent. food was fantastic, i only wish i left room for a dessert :)

Thank csalomonjr
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

The brunch buffet put on at the River Bistro for Mother's Day was delicious! As we waited for all family members to arrive a few of us sat at the bar and were waited on by "Nick". Nick poured great drinks and was very congenial. We were quickly seated and walked the buffet. There was such a great variety of... More 

Thank Always_have_Paris
Westchester County
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

By design hotel bar / restaurants serve middle-of-the-road food with limited creativity given guests who stay on property obviously prized either comfort or convenience over going out into the wider city looking for a hidden gem. By that standard, the bar here at the Double Tree excels with a somewhat cool menu and cooler staff. Horseradish stuffed shrimp wrapped in... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

The choices were not extensive. Only 5 or 6 entree choices. Pricing was fair and food was quite good Staff very attentive

Thank Juliaann3
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Years ago I loved this place. Now it just seems overpriced and sad. I ordered a glass of wine that was actually undrinkable and they offered a French champagne drink that they didn't seem to know how to make. The atmosphere is still lovely,m but really, I'd rather walk down the street to Lost Dog or Burger Monday. Maybe they... More 

Thank Liz R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

The River Bistro is an unexpected jewel, tucked romantically along the water's edge, offering a warm, welcoming and cozy ambiance. The atmosphere is both energized and tranquil, as an enclosed well-stocked bar area stimulates light conversation with friends while the dining quarters cater to parties of two and more, encouraging a more intimate setting. The service at The River Bistro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13901-2704 (Formerly Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel & Conference Center)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Binghamton
  • Phone Number: +1 607-722-7575
Dine with us at The River Bistro a sleek, modern dining room overlooking the Chenango River serving Contemporary American fare with an influence on French technique, a delicious array of salads, small plates and entrees delivered by attentive, warm and hospitable service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?