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Merchants River House

375 S End Ave, New York City, NY 10280-1014
+1 212-432-1451
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
375 S End Ave, New York City, NY 10280-1014
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Sunny with great views of the Hudson. Solid lunch fare, including burgers and salad. Mac and cheese flight is fun, but overpriced. Cobb salad was good. Draft beer and good cocktails.

Thank cracklinob
Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We are very pleased you enjoyed our menu offerings. We look forward to your return visit. Best regards, Charles

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ate here on our last night in New York. Found it near our hotel on google maps and was able to reserve using Opentable. It was easy to find and we loved the view over the Hudson river in the evening, so much so...More

Thank GCoulter
Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for dining at our establishment and sharing your amazing experience. We look forward to your return visit, please be sure to check with a manager for the ingredients in our mayo! Kind regards, Charles

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were over this side of town around dinner doing some sightseeing and google maps showed this restaurant. It was a little hard to find, you have to walk along the esplanade, but well worth it. The food was divine and you have amazing views...More

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Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you for joining us and sharing your great experience. We hope to see you join us soon. Happy Holidays, Charles Waddy General Manager

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were looking for a casual brunch near the Trade Center memorial. Only a few blocks away and views of the river, we decided to stop in here. They really pack people in tightly but that was fine. Great eggs benedict!

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Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for joining us and sharing your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Wishes, Charles Waddy General Manager

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Right on the Hudson looking at Jersey City. Hard to get to because it is on the back side of an apartment complex that will not allow you to cut through. After finding it, we were quickly seated and served. Mostly lighter fare - think...More

1  Thank m2swim
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My wife and I were walking on the Hudson River Esplanade and came upon this restaurant. We decided to have lunch. We were pleasantly surprised, because the restaurant exceeded our expectations. We split the Wagyu burger, an order of sweet potato fries, and the chocolate...More

Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife and I wanted a scenic and relaxing lunch with good food and service. We found it at the Merchants River House. The view of the Hudson River was outstanding! I had the Clam Vermicelli and it was very good. Great location with great...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great brunch at Merchants. The view of the Hudson River was excellent. Also great for people watching. The food was good too. I had the fish and chip. Very good, but a small portion of fish. The Mac & Cheese in a...More

Thank BAHuston3
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This restaurant hires excellent servers. They were quite attentive and we didn't feel rushed. The food wasn't as stellar. I ordered the eggs benedict. The eggs were undercooked, that is, the egg whites were not entirely solid but still clear and runny. We were there...More

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I thought this would be right on the water but it is inside the Esplanade walking area. This is a long restaurant with outside tables on the outer ends and indoors in the middle. The bathrooms are just two and they are separate unisex bathrooms....More

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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 S End Ave, New York City, NY 10280-1014 (Formerly Steamer's Landing)
    (Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Easily reached by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, E, N, R and PATH trains, as well as the M20 and M22 Bus.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-432-1451
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Located on the Esplanade between Liberty and Albany streets in NYC, Merchant’s River House is an upbeat, casual and family-friendly restaurant offering great views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the American bistro experience, with tasty, affordable food served in a unique and gorgeous setting.
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