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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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Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed today via mobile

Where to start The view of Manhattan The quality of service The outstanding food Well let me assure you they are all outstanding Went for lunch and was completely blown away A must visit

Thank robwilliams2016
Reviewed today

Firstly, the view is lovely, and the staff was genuinely friendly, and attentive. Having said that, the menu options and the food itself were both disappointing (to say the least). Two people in our party are vegans and although the River Cafe offers a vegetarian...More

1  Thank DisappointedCouple47
Reviewed today

Came here with group of about 30 people for a business dinner while attending a conference nearby. The views were incredible from a lovely little outdoor area by our large private dining room. The restaurant is in a lovely area right along the river, and...More

1  Thank crkport
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Planned and booked from the UK as part of our NY trip to celebrate we both turning 60. FANTASTIC would suffice but here’s the detail. Location is key, with our evening meal having stunning views of Manhattan lit up, magical. We chose from a set...More

2  Thank LordLucan2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

we were lucky to get a table after calling and checking the waitlist and it was well worth it . We took the early seating were treated like Royalty with a River view table and Alexander our server was great. The maitre d' was very...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the best dinner of my life, amazing location of course, magic atmosphere... It worth it at all. CONSIGLIATISSIMO

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was best restaurant of our recent trip, food was amazing, service was so attentive & views second to none. Bill was was expensive, but worth it for a one off !

Thank chendo1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Me and my wife had an extraordinary dinner experiance at the River Café. The three course dinner was just perfect in all possible ways. Their selection of pairing wines was spot on. Part of this memorabel dinner was the fabolouse view over Manhattan. We toke...More

Thank Anders F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pure old school magical charm. The River Cafe never disappoints. Go early for a perfectly crafted cocktail at the bar while the piano plays. Enjoy any seat in the house because they are all great. We opted for then caviar - perfect. An amazing wine...More

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Almost under Brooklyn Bridge with fabulous views of Manhattan. Built on a platform over the East River you can hear the noise of the wake from passing boats hitting the underside of the platform. The restaurant is wonderfully formal... The staff in white jackets. Lovely...More

Thank eddi10c
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Ruth O
October 29, 2018|
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Response from alanbell613 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is as I recall but please call the restaurant to be sure.
October 27, 2018|
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Response from Nomad604927 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem.
October 19, 2018|
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Response from Zaiahummer293 | Reviewed this property |
As most of the other people that answered tried calling first specially if you’re coming from out of town make your arrangements early you might be happy when she get there but that’s the whole process in New York City... More
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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