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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday

Great view. Real good food (and I'm french, so I know). Excellent service. Nice comments. The right tone, the right moment. Amazing view to celebrate graduation from my daughter (16 years old - High-School). I really recommend this place. So, yes, it's expensive, but this...More

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic service, great menu, wonderful location. Cannot fault this place. Some will say that it's too expensive, but in my opinion a great restaurant experience. Took my girlfriend here and was asked a few times why we were there, what was the occasion. It was...More

Thank D0dgyDav0
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to the River cafe for the first time spring 2015(first time for me in New York) and we had a super lovely evening with delicious food, great views and love was definitely in the air. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Thank hellkity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at The River Cafe ! Our table was booked at 17.30 this was nice because we where able to enjoy the beautiful view on the Hudson river. We choose for the 7 course tasting menu! All dishes tasted lovely and...More

1  Thank Louise Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was talked into taking a work colleague out to this restaurant while here in NY. What an amazing food and dining experience. Magnificent and creative food that was perfectly enhanced from plate to plate (chefs degustation) through the evening. And what a view! Service was...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exprience begins as your car enters the circular drive. Woody Allen couldn't have invented a more atmospheric New York City dining experience. The food, wine and service matches the ambiance. Try to get a table adjoining the windows. You will pay for this experience,...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was incredible! The food was just delicious, absolutely heavenly. We watched the sunset, being able to see the city go from light to dark was amazing! No complaints from anyone. Definitely try and go if in NYC. Ideal for any occasion: a romantic dinner,...More

Thank Saba L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful almost summer evening we dined in the charming River Cafe. The views were spectacular and the food was very good. The service was attentive and not intrusive. While it may be overpriced it was a pleasure.

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went along for Sunday lunch, and took the advice of some other reviewers, doing the right thing by making a booking and dressing appropriately! We were looked after so well with a lovely private table on the front. Hard to fault anything here. The...More

Thank Andre1892
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated an early anniversary dinner at The River Cafe, exquisite service, delicious meal and wonderful ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed our special evening and The River Cafe is an unforgettable experience!

Thank Lisa B
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Im from the uk and im not familiar with us tax and tips. I plan on booking a table in mid July the set price of $125 how much extra is the tax and is a tip auto included if not what is the recommended amount?
19 May 2017|
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Response from GroOsloNorway | Reviewed this property |
I do'nt remember if the tax was included in the bill, but it's 8,9 percent. The tip is not included. We were told that in a restaurant as expensive as this your tip will be approximately 15 - 20 percent. Normal tip in nyc is... More
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shawn c
Can men wear sports coat and tie or is a suit required?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Misja K | Reviewed this property |
Sportscoat just fine, no dresscode
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Dan S
what is the price range for dinner?
22 March 2017|
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Response from rjmunch | Reviewed this property |
Price FIXED around $100 for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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: +1 718-522-5200
  • 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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