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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 7 September 2015

Went for Sunday brunch- a fixed price menu with first course and entrée, about 5 choices of each. They served small starter also and tiny chocolates for dessert. You could also order a separate dessert. Beverages are extra. It is pricey HOWEVER it is wonderful....More

Thank anna z
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This restaurant is GREAT. Pricy, but great. We have been here before and have always loved it. We will be back.

Thank Vince Z
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is expensive. This restaurant will turn you away if you aren't dressed appropriately. This restaurant goes above and beyond in service. The chef prepares, not only great tasting food, but art work on a plate, it is so beautiful. (You'll see many people...More

Thank D L W
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Had a great romantic meal here for my other half's birthday. Food was good and matched the price and service was spot on, and the view blew us away. The best place to get a view OF Manhattan is from OUTSIDE Manhattan. Only slight niggle...More

Thank SAshleyC
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I'm sure that it's a wonderful place, but we weren't allowed past the lobby because my boyfriend didn't have a jacket. It was 90 degrees out and we were dressed nice, but it was a no-go. My daughter had looked at their website ahead of...More

Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Celebrated my daughters birthday while on holiday in NYC. We were so lucky to have a table by the window, amazing views of the Brooklyn bridge & the east river. Food was great, $120 for three courses.

Thank kinrosslady
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We were fortunate to have a table by the window with beautiful views over Manhattan. The food was first rate and the staff were very kind to prepare for us a chocolate model of Brooklyn Bridge because we were celebrating an anniversary. Truly memorable.

Thank Dash12345
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Great view if you manage to get a table by the window if not NOT! I didn't like this place AT ALL!! We took there a couple of friends who were visiting us from Barcelona. We were 4 in total. Their food is ok tasting....More

1  Thank Eva S
Reviewed 3 September 2015

So i had a meal here last week with two friends, i read some reviews and they were very mixed so i did not set any expectations for my visit. The views are stunning, there is no doubt that this is the major point of...More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The River Cafe in Brooklyn provides an opportunity to enjoy fabulous food and service while looking back at the Manhattan skyline. I have been here twice now and each time consider it an experience. The latest visit, we were sat on a cushy bench seat...More

1  Thank GeriH67
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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