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1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335 (Old Fulton St.)
17185225200
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dining here was a delightful experience. The food was delicious & creative; service was impeccable and the views of the Statue of Liberty and a variety of boat traffic right outside the window created an entertaining backdrop for this jewel tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge. Wonderful for couples or gatherings of family and friends. There is a stunning bar area... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Normally we are out of the country for my birthday and anniversary because I enjoy relaxing beaches and just being away just the two of us together. To my surprise he told to dress we had 6:30 reservations and would not say where he would take me. As we drove in the downtown area close to the Brooklyn bridge I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice dinner - if you can make it fit in your plans then I say go for it. Not worth working your day around though. Easy jaunt from Manhattan.

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houston, mn
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't beat the service, food and view! It's worthy of being an evening's entertainment destination. Great time was had by all!

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Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The nighttime view of New York City from this excellent restaurant is worth the trip alone. The food is exceptional and the service could not have been better. As expected, the price is in the typical high-end dining range for NYC but the quality food and experience are well worth it.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends were visiting in NYC and wanted to take us to The River Cafe in Brooklyn for lunch. The restaurant is located in Dumbo right on the East River. The view is spectacular with a clear view of the Downtown Manhattan skyline. The tables are set with numerous utensils and white cloth napkins and a white tablelcloth. All the tables... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go between Lunch and Dinner and sit at the bar. The view of lower Manhattan is specular. It's a great location to bring a date or just share the experience with friends or a loved one. The drinks are pricey, but IMO worth it for the view. Jackets are required for men.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can you say that hasn't already been said. The River Cafe is always a great experience from the amazing views to the fantastic food and service. It is well worth the cost. Just be prepared for the check. But you can not put a price on the experience. It is my go to place for any important evening!

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Thank Richi M
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love to visit the River Cafe, the food is great and the view is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the service is superb and the staff is friendly and engaging, makes you feel right at home. Then there is the view, breathtaking view of Manhattan like jewels on a black dress. My family just loved, loved, loved this... More 

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Thank DonFerdy2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything at the restaurant if perfect. Best view of the New York skyline there is. Food and service are superb. Wine sommelier is most helpful suggesting great wines without the great prices. Flowers on the table are the best in the country--by far.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, European, International, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
    (Old Fulton St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 17185225200
Description
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?