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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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5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Travel Food Restaurant: The River Cafe (NY, USA) February 8, 2018 The River Cafe, a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant boasting Manhattan's skyline and Brooklyn Bridge in one sweeping view, is an all-American fine dining experience. The Michelin star is a guide that was established by a...More

Thank Kbaria
Reviewed today via mobile

We ate at The River Café before it was destroyed by the floods and now we were back again. OK, it’s pricey (we paid over $ 500 for two) yet the location and view are spectacular: Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, East River,......More

Thank DeKokkies
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got The River Cafe highly recommended by some friends of ours so we decided to make a reservation for lunch. This is a pretty upscale restaurant with a one star on the Michelin guide. And I totally concur with the star. Beautiful food and...More

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Traveling from California for some yummy food. Love the table setting. Unfortunately we were not given a table by the window. We enjoyed our Saturday lunch. Appetizers of scallop & pork belly, crab cake and oysters were yummy. The entrees of sea bass, fillet mignon...More

Thank BeaNPCA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great view great food expensive but worth it can go for just drink. Sometimes has music reservation necessary

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Okay, so you're looking for the perfect place to celebrate. Well, now you’ve found it. Expensive? Yes. But it’s a Michelin one star and it definitely deserves it. I know that some of you have looked at the negative reviews on this thread and said...More

Thank epochsee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't adventurous. We downed a nice bottle of red wine ( pricey but a really good recommendation) and had a couple of steaks- which were done just right. This may have a lot more to offer, but we wanted something simple -just because it...More

1  Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience class, then this is the place for you. First the view is amazing. The service first class, great wine list and the food was excellent. I had the Nova Scotia lobster, delicious. Dessert was a chocolate that was a replicate...More

Thank Suzanne0888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to have a bear during sunset... it is not a rooftop but the scene point is fabulous. Beside that, nothing exceptional. Perfect for a drink or a coffe of the terasse.

Thank pilou13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in to enjoy chowder snd a beer for my layover between ferry rides. It is 2:00 pm on a Saturday. They were out of their draft IPA and the chowder was a disaster. Grey in color ( reminiscent of wallpaper paste from 60...More

Thank MaureenPol
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22 March 2018|
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Response from cmksj1 | Reviewed this property |
A piano player was playing while we were there for brunch.
Nicola H
21 March 2018|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
Brunch does not require a jacket. Enjoy the views and walk across the bridge
23 February 2018|
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Response from jolee2017 | Reviewed this property |
As the other person mentioned, very very smart! Evening wear, trousers, shoes, shirt and jacket. Very smart. They draw a line with a tie, but a gentleman must wear a jacket, and the jacket cannot be taken off during the... More
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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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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
  • 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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