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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+98 31 3629 3250
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I recently enjoyed a delicious, romantic dinner at this beautiful restaurant. Our food was very good, the service was excellent, but the evening views of the New York skyline with Lady Liberty in the distance....amazing!! The dress for gentlemen is jacket, but...More

Thank pjb75
Reviewed yesterday

Location ,looking at Manhattan from the Brooklyn side over to New York.This was at night WHAT A VIEW ,

Thank jthomas1956
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A bit expensive but without doubt it’s an experience to try at least once in your life. The view is breathless. Food is quite normal nothing special.

Thank MissyFleva
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything about our lunchtime dining experience was quite wonderful. We were placed in the back row but while our view didn't encompass the Manhattan skyline, we saw a broad expanse of the Manhattan shore and the lower part of the Brooklyn Bridge pylon. We also...More

1  Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my 4th time enjoying The River Cafe. Hands down one of the best restaurants in the world. The staff, the food and the views make it one of a kind. I'll be back.

Thank John E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is historical NYC fine dining at its peak. Come for the views, stay for expertly executed creative cuisine and the expertly curated wine list, act like a tourist and get the Brooklyn Bridge chocolate dessert, and take out a mortgage to pay for it...More

Thank BIllyBobBrooklyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our girl's trip could not squeeze in dinner here, but we really wanted to check it out so we decided to have cocktails instead. This place was beautiful. The small lounge was intimate but had an open view of the entire restaurant and bar. The...More

Thank Christi R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second time here. Breakfast was fabulous Beyond Compare. Everything was fresh made to order the view is spectacular. The service was amazing didn't wait for a thing.

1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view makes me reserved for a diner ,the meal was perfect , the thing that is less good is the number of guest which is for me too high , with less tables would have appreciate more our meal with less noise but it...More

Thank laurent f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic - 2nd visit here, visited last year for wife’s birthday from UK, this year we are over for daughters 21st. Setting is perfect, service was fantastic, food was incredible. Can’t ask for much more Wife and daughter had steak starter, prepared at table, my...More

Thank TheBrownsofMargate
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Bob A
November 3, 2017|
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Response from giggles2018 | Reviewed this property |
Two levels of pre fixe.... available. recommended Level 1 as 4 courses vs 6 for level 2.
Debbie R
September 29, 2017|
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Response from the100max | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Tavern on the Green in Central Park for Brunch. I would reserve the River Cafe for Dinner or a very special occasion, as it is pricey, but worth the expense. You still get the sophistication, service and... More
September 29, 2017|
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Response from PaoloAmerican | Reviewed this property |
tasting manu is 130 usd, unless there is a special tasting menu for xmas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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: +98 31 3629 3250
  • E-mail
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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