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“Sensational”
Review of The River Cafe

The River Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 5,364 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old Fulton St.
Transit: 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
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
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Sensational”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Eating here with friends / family remains one of my fondest memories. What a wonderful meal.

This place is the nuts. The service is good - a leaning towards formality but not overly so. The location is - as other reviewers have pointed out - majestic. It was like being in a film as we drank wine looking at that skyline.

Most importantly, the food lives up to its billing. It would have been so easy for this place to rely on its location alone - thankfully, it hasn't. The food was a joy - altogether interesting (scallop carpaccio), traditional (new york strip steak) and carefully prepared (trio of rabbit).

For the food and service we received I thought the bill was more than reasonable.

This was one of life's pleasures - I urge you to go.

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The most beautiful restaurant in the world”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

I was lucky enough to spend my 40th birthday in this restaurant and what a wonderful experience!
It was simply perfect - from the food to the service.
The views were simply breathtaking and something which I will never forget.
Yes it's very expensive but this is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
The chocolate dessert which comes in the shape of the Brooklyn Bridge is also a nice touch.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Million Dollar View”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had dinner with family at this restaurant and I have to say that it was excellent. The food, the service and, oh that view!! Great experience, a bit pricey.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Very Expensive.... Perfect for special occassion.”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The whole dining experience is an event! the food is exceptional, the service wonderful, but it really is expensive and unless you have money to throw away it's not the place for you.

The desserts are spectacular and end the meal in a perfect way.

  • Visited December 2012
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New York, New York, United States
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“Long dinner”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is great for special occasions. It located on the water with a great view of Manhattan. The only thing is that this will not be an hr dinner. You will be there for maybe 3 hrs as they really pace things out.

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