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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (59 reviews)
“lobster” (93 reviews)
“rabbit” (31 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came on a Sunday and it was full, we recommend to make reservations before coming. Tgere was also an event going on. It has good reviews so we will be back. It is located at Dumbo station if you vome in the ferry.

Thank nabeab
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The excellent service and amazing view of Manhattan from Brooklyn makes this place on of the restaurants you can not miss in a visit to New York . I have been a couple of times with my wife and we really love the Restaurant for...More

Thank guerreroguarello
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service is excellent! The view of the river is amazing. Food was out of this world. Crabcake (pictured) was fabulous and Well worth the cost. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The River Cafe is a complete experience! Staff is great, the view is mesmerizing, drinks are great, and the food is delicious. There is a three course menu for USD 42,00 - which I believe is a great value. Highly recommend.

Thank Renata C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked for dinner here as a family of 4 adults, choosing 7.30pm so we could see the views in the light and then see the sun go down. It was a magical experience. The food was amazing. We particularly liked the lobster main course...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place for a special occasion. Make sure to plan ahead several weeks at least for a good time and table. Its a bit pricy but worth it. The food was great and the service was excellent. We celebrated my mothers birthday...More

1  Thank Rod L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

dear friends, we went yesterday at the river cafe for dinner. Fist we called at around 10.00 am to reserve a table and the best we got was a table at 10.00pm: this was good on a way as we had time to cross the...More

1  Thank Vera C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view. Real good food (and I'm french, so I know). Excellent service. Nice comments. The right tone, the right moment. Amazing view to celebrate graduation from my daughter (16 years old - High-School). I really recommend this place. So, yes, it's expensive, but this...More

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service, great menu, wonderful location. Cannot fault this place. Some will say that it's too expensive, but in my opinion a great restaurant experience. Took my girlfriend here and was asked a few times why we were there, what was the occasion. It was...More

Thank D0dgyDav0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the River cafe for the first time spring 2015(first time for me in New York) and we had a super lovely evening with delicious food, great views and love was definitely in the air. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

Thank hellkity
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Im from the uk and im not familiar with us tax and tips. I plan on booking a table in mid July the set price of $125 how much extra is the tax and is a tip auto included if not what is the recommended amount?
20 May 2017|
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Response from GroOsloNorway | Reviewed this property |
I do'nt remember if the tax was included in the bill, but it's 8,9 percent. The tip is not included. We were told that in a restaurant as expensive as this your tip will be approximately 15 - 20 percent. Normal tip in nyc is... More
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shawn c
Can men wear sports coat and tie or is a suit required?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Misja K | Reviewed this property |
Sportscoat just fine, no dresscode
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Dan S
what is the price range for dinner?
23 March 2017|
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Response from rjmunch | Reviewed this property |
Price FIXED around $100 for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Bar Scene, Romantic
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: +1 718-522-5200
  • 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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