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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 via mobile

My wife and I booked the River Cafe to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and also our 40th birthdays. The setting couldn’t have been better, the views were stunning and the setting was perfect! Yeah the food was pricey but that’s what we expected and...More

Thank callgood
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for somewhere special for dinner, this place is certainly that. In June, we booked a table to coincide with sunset to enjoy the spectacular view in both daylight and night time - and so glad we did. For those who say...More

Thank UKL808
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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

Thank jthomas1956
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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Bob A
3 November 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
30 September 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
29 September 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
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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: +98 31 3629 3250
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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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