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“You've been here long enough - get out”

River Street Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 251 Restaurants in Milford
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Madison, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You've been here long enough - get out”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Public Service Announcement - Do not go to this restaurant, unless you want to be home by 6pm on a Saturday night. Six of us went there on the recommendation of friends who had been there before. The food was fine, The waitress was OK. Our reservation was for 7pm, but it was more like 7:15 when we all got there. At 8:40 on Saturday night we were the only group left. The staff started putting all the chairs up on the table. The bus boy came by and took our water pitcher and told us there was a 2 hour limit. Then ts surrounding us. The lights were turned on brightly.....on our way out my friend who had been a patron expressed that he was bummed out by the treatment...I said it had not even been 2 hours since our arrival and the owner (presumably) told me I had had enough time to drink my fancy wines...I was really blown away by the lack of professionalism and given that the check had a 20% gratuity already included. I have never even thought of writing a review of a restaurant prior to tonight but this place really does not deserve your business........

  • Visited August 2013
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“Family Favorite!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

My whole extended family loves coming to visir and always wants to make at least one stop at River Street! Not a huge or complex menu but everything is really yummy!

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian restaurant, just tell the chap in the cap to smile”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Arrived on time and waited about 5 minutes before anyone appeared, even though the place was already half full. We were a group of 6 and the table was all laid, but our greeter was a glum fellow wearing a cap pulled well down. After a couple of grunts in response to being told the booking name, he pointed at the big table in the corner and vanished....

Things picked up a lot after that, a friendly greeting at the table from our waitress (owner?) and orders were efficiently taken. The starters appeared quickly and the chap in the cap was very busy and effective to give him his due. The mixed anti pasti plate was excellent and the mains, especially the crab ravioli special were wonderful. We couldn't manage desert.

I'd definitely want to come back, especially if they make the capped crusader smile a bit...

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank BerkhamstedJules
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“Romantic yummy little place :)”
Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Go here if you are looking for a nice date night or a cute place to meet up with your girlfriends. And it's BYOB so bring a bottle or two of your favorite wine. Being byob the bill is so much more reasonable. The food is pretty darn good. I recommend just about everything there including the seafood fradiavlo, chicken prosciutto artichoke, lobster ravioli, and eggplant rolitini. All dinners come with a salad which is also very nice.

The atmosphere is cute, it's a tiny place with white curtains and white Christmas lights make it kind of romantic. Give this place a try and I'm sure you will love it! Make reservations early in the day and bring cash because it is cash only! Enjoy :)

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank LindsayCSC
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“Yum! Best Breakfast in Milford”
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Breakfast is tough to make unique, but River Street does it effortlessly. This is easily our favorite breakfast joint in the Milford area. Don't miss the French toast trio or the pulled duck wrap...YUM. Only downside: decor is a little dated and there is no real waiting area, but definitely go visit!

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2 Thank Ajmiele
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