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The River Cafe

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Wed, 8/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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The River Cafe is open for Dinner service every day of the year. Dinner service begins at 5:30 Lunch is served on Saturday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM Brunch is served on Sunday from 11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
$145 - $145
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, European, International, Fusion
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From the moment you arrive at this place it is a magical experience. Absolutely impeccable service, and absolutely incredible food. One of the best meals I have ever eaten and so beautiful to look at too! The signature cocktail we had was delicious too. And...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank songbird4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very lovely restaurant with amazing food and great staff. We were there for a birthday so they brought out a (very tasty) cake in the shape of the Brooklyn Bridge with candles on. Will definitely be returning on my next trip to New York.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our anniversary/birthday. Great food beautiful restaurant and grounds. Staff attentive and knowledgeable on menu items.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank NewYork0331
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to celebrate an anniversary. It had been over 25 years since I’d been to River Cafe. It is a ride from Westchester but I go to NYC all the time and it’s just across the Brooklyn Bridge. We will return very soon. The...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank paul1009
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing. The service is amazing. The view is amazing. It is a pricey meal but totally worth it. The only little thing that I would warn you about is be ware of tripping over the table lamp wire.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank cheapowned
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely six (HOT!) days in NYC exploring it from one end to another. On the last night, we splurged for dinner at The River Cafe. We took the subway from Times Square to Brooklyn, which took about 45 minutes. It wasn’t a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank 523sandrao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate a fabulous meal and had a wonderful experience. We were seated at the windows overlooking the river which was lovely. Service was attentive but not pretentious. Not inexpensive but absolutely wonderful for a special occasion or a splurge. Would love to visit again!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 143jnjn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a gorgeous spot for a special occasion, then that’s where you should go. It’s open for breakfast and dinner. We went for breakfast and it was lovely. The ambiance is beautiful and very romantic, the food is delicious. However, it’s...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Ladydarcy13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the river cafe for my partners birthday and it was amazing. The location was fantastic with brilliant views of Manhattan as well as being under the Brooklyn bridge. The staff were super attentive and the food was the best I have ever had....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank lyndseym2910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my Mum to the River Cafe as part of her New York 70th Birthday celebrations. Our experience there exceeded my already high expectations, we had an amazing evening. The location is perfect, just so beautiful to watch the changing colours in the sky...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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July 21, 2019|
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Response from Jimmythecurb | Reviewed this property |
Did Not go for Christmas Dinner. If you want an ultimate NYC Christmas Dinner you MUST go to One if by Land, Two if by Sea on Barrow Street in the Village. The beef Wellington is the meal to get. Fireplaces roaring... More
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Response from Cari M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Incredible food with an amazing view. It’s worth it. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
March 20, 2019|
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Response from vanessa_walsh | Reviewed this property |
Agree ... window would be the best ... I was in the middle of the room but could still see the view but had to duck and weave around people's heads. Enjoy
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