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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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American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday

Elegant and lovely place on the water. Very European feel. Expensive so we went for breakfast which was very nice.

Thank dogmama1
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful meal for my partners 40th birthday. Our concierge secured us the best table in the house with amazing views although slightly obscured by a bid snow storm on the night. Food was very good. Ox Tail starters fantastic, main courses good but not...More

Thank bax52
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want something different don't hesitate to try this place. The restaurant is very romantic and has a rustic setting and the servers were attentive and was very polite. It was pretty good and delicious food you can't go wrong with their dishes. Excellent...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is difficult to find the first time, but once you do find it, it's hard to forget. Before you get inside, you have to walk past their own little park. Inside, there are fresh plants everywhere and of course the spectacular views of...More

Thank gmcnab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Exquistie food and service. Lost for words at how fabulous everything was. View over the Hudson is incredible. We were devasted when the food was done, it was so perfectly delivered, presented and tasted devine. Our side of sweet potato has brown was our highlight.

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to River Cafe on a few occasions now and our last trip in February 2018 cemented it as our favourite restaurant in the world. I would describe the restaurant as old school glamour, the food is incredible, the service faultless and view...More

Thank SapphiBee
Reviewed 6 days ago

But you would be missing the best part! The food was incredible! The service was 5-star! Our sommelier guided us through perfect pairings of wine with our dinner. This is not for the faint of heart when it comes to price however your get what...More

Thank sbrad6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and very nice place for an extremely good dining experience. Dont cheat yourself for a drink as the bar is well equipped.

Thank Henrik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing to talk about...the view. Under the Brooklyn Bridge with water and views of the city. Just outstanding! Then there is the food and service. We have been to some of the nicest restaurants in the United States and this place did not disappoint....More

1  Thank Canniff9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to dine here and today was the day! It would have been my parents 57th wedding anniversary and took mom here for Sunday brunch. Although there were some minor errors, they more than made up for up! We both opened up...More

Thank Timothy L. C
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23 February 2018|
Response from Elaine W | Reviewed this property |
Very, very smart. Men MUST wear a jacket. Ladies must be very dressy.
21 February 2018|
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Response from pjb75 | Reviewed this property |
This great restaurant has valet parking. Enjoy!!
21 February 2018|
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Response from NYCityfoodie | Reviewed this property |
The River Café has their own valet parking onsite.
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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
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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