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Merchants River House

375 South End Avenue, 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” (11 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
375 South End Avenue, New York City, NY 10280-1014
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank ElyseNYC10021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit indoors or outside on the Hudson River Esplanade. Beautiful tables set by the windows. Just be aware of the sitting sun. Food and service was excellent. The sesame tuna was to die for. The only down fall is there are only two WC (restrooms)....More

Thank bfcantwell
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant deserves 5 stars- service was excellent and the view and ambiance was even better! We all enjoyed our meals thoroughly 😊the view of the Statue of Liberty wasn't bad either🗽

Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious food (calamari for ever!) and excellent service! If that's not enough, you can have a breathtaking view on the Hudson River for free. Went there many times with my colleagues and it was always perfect!

1  Thank nora c
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, particularly the lobster roll, seared tuna wrap, and kids meals. Very family friendly but also a really nice location for couples, groups, etc. Service was also very good.

2  Thank Cg122
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Discovered this place using Yelp. We were downtown and wanted to have lunch by the water. I ordered the lobster roll that came with shoestring fries and Cole slaw. It was all very tasty. Even though the lobster roll was served on a hot dog...More

Thank MsPepper
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant is right on the Hudson River with great views. The food is fabulous, and the service was great! Would highly recommend.

1  Thank georgesB7150BY
Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you very much for dining with us and sharing your wonderful experience. It is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you return soon! Best regards, Charles Waddy General Manager

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A great brunch location and really good food. The burger was really tasty and cooked to order. The eggs benedict was fab and the chicken salad was very good too. The iced coffee was not the best but all round it was a lovely meal....More

Thank Mantaaal
Merchants R, General Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for joining us for brunch and your review. We very much appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you soon! Best regards, Charles Waddy GM

Financial District
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
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - 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
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 South End Avenue, 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
  • E-mail
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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