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1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393 (Old Fulton St.)
+1 718-522-5200
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Today
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 11:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arriving of the cobbled stones, the twinkle of every light and sound of live piano when you make your way in. Have time to get a drink at the bar first, gives you time to soak in the wonderful (and unpretentious) atmosphere. We had the chefs tasting menu, six courses! Changes daily but we had oysters, wild shrimp, monk fish,... More 

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Thank Jennie B
Roanoke, Virginia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I LOVED this restaurant. We enjoy trying new restaurants when we come to NY and this one did not disappoint! Upon walking in you smell all the fresh cut flowers. Walk through to the restaurant and you are presented with a spectacular view! After having a drink at the bar we were seated. We both chose the... More 

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Thank Jennifer L
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Steak was good, salmon small, service good ( very polite). Some use the location name in your maps when you look for the restaurant. Use the cross streets. I got So lost. We were about 15 minutes late for Our reservation but there were no issues.

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Thank millerlite2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its just a wonderful atmosphere, great food, fantastic view. I have been on quite a few occasions and have always enjoyed the experience. One needs to book as it quickly fills up, even if you only want a drink at the bar, I would suggest you reserve a place at the bar to ensure that you get in. Its very... More 

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Thank Mark R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu did not change much over the years and I had tried every item on the menu over the years; they all met Five-Star standard in taste and presentation. My favorite item was the venison steak, which appeared on the menu only twice in two winter's deer hunting season in New York. The service was always Five-Star quality and... More 

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Thank Rocky Y
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must for an anniversary, or even proposal! At least once! It's a beautiful restaurant right by the water and very romantic. And the food and service is great too!

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Thank Shirley R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent! I loved it! What a view!!! They offer two options of prix fixe menu One for $120 for three courses and one for $150 for six courses. Go the extra mile! Make sure to get a drink at the bar!

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Thank Wandris D
Long Island City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for my 30th birthday and got a table right by the window a little before sunset. I didn't see a drink on the cocktail menu I liked so the bar staff was very accommodating and created something a little more my taste. Everything you order here is fresh and the service can't be beat. If you carry... More 

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Thank gcorcella
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This very deluxe place is under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side. Prixe Fixe lunch was $42.00 plus drinks. Food and service were superb and the view of the downtown Skyline and East river more than made up for the high price. We will go again.

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Thank ttravel3
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing and the service from the staff from start to finish was 5 star. I was taken here as a surprise from my partner who asked me to marry him at the restaurant. It was the most perfect setting, the staff brought us champagne and couldn't have been helpful. The food was also delicious, the services of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393
    (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: +1 718-522-5200
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?