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The River Cafe

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Tue, 10/15
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
$150 - $180
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The River Cafe is the best dining experience in NYC-the price fix menu is reliable and very good- the wine and liquor selections are excellent and the service is the best. when you throw in the view and the setting- it doesn’t get any better...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank BrooklynTom2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

First the reason for my 5 stars. The views of Manhattan were spectacular right on the water across the east river. We were welcomed by a bit stogy maitre d' and seated promptly. The wine list for whites was extensive with a wide variety of...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Jack E
Reviewed 6 days ago

The issues started quite early, before we left the UK, in fact. I emailed the River Cafe to check on dress code and also for clarification regarding the Menu. I received no response resulting in my phoning them. When I called them they were charming...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On recent trip to New York we decided to celebrate our Anniversary with a visit to the River Cafe. The service from start to Finish was excellent felt really special. The food was simply fantastic, loved every mouthful didn’t want the meal to end. The...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank E4165LUrobertm
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent a wonderfully sunny Saturday afternoon in this restaurant with our friends for a 50th Birthday celebration. The food was outstanding, the service very good, the setting and atmosphere was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place, but if I had a minor...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

As i had seen pictures of the view from the River Cafe, I thought this would be the perfect place for one of our anniversary celebrations and I was not wrong. Service was great from start to finish and as we went for tasting menu...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Sus2505
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing experience. The food was delicious, the place was very romantic and wonderful services. It is a most to visit in NYC.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alfredo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to come upon The River Cafe on a Monday morning while on our honeymoon to New York. Ok expensive for breakfast but I felt it was worth every penny. The view, layout , staff and food were amazing. My husband asked for hard...More

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Limgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a special place. The location is wonderful and the food is delicious BUT do not make the mistake that we made. We elected to have the six-course tasting menu with paired wines as it was a very special occasion. This was a big...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Aristotlelane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is average. Really nothing exceptional but very expensive. And the service is relatively poor. The waiter touched with his finger my oysters while presenting me the food! And he didn’t apologize. They gave us one pice of bread and when finished they didn’t...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from waynesrx | Reviewed this property |
Yes and he is there many nights
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 CariM397 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Incredible food with an amazing view. It’s worth it. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.
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