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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%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (66 reviews)
“lobster” (98 reviews)
“rabbit” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the best nights of my life; we had an amazing table next to the window with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Food was top notch and service extremely attentive.

Thank Bex D
Reviewed yesterday

We celebrated our 30th anniversary here a month ago on a return visit from England to New York where we honeymooned. We could not have chosen a better place for our special dinner, it was magical from beginning to end. From our arrival into a...More

Thank jennyjs854
Reviewed 4 days ago

I tried multiple times to make brunch reservations for 4 through Open Table which is the only way other than calling direct. The website states they take reservations same day and yet turned us away at the entrance stating that the gentlemen in our party...More

Thank Jennifer E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular view, great service great food, expensive but itvis worth it! I had the foie grass and the duck and both were great!

1  Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The River Café surpassed my expectations from the moment we arrived. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and could not have chosen a more romantic restaurant. Of course the views are beautiful and amazing, but the service and the food are fabulous as well. The...More

1  Thank K O
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, this restaurant is classic NYC. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful. The menu for brunch is a fixed prix menu with fantastic choices : oysters, lobster, steak. Also the desserts are amazing. I would also recommend to speak to the sommelier...More

Thank AvidTravelerBTB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I pre booked for a 40th birthday. You would think they would at least give you the window seat but they didn’t. We did eventually move there for dessert. Food was good. Presentation stunning. View is what you paid for. Meal for 2 with 2...More

Thank sha-7
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a 65th birthday meal for my husband he had been before and our daughter and best friend where their for their 40th birthday last year. The staff where really good and you couldn't have find fault with the food. we had a great...More

1  Thank julie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

we are not used to eating in places like this, this was a birthday treat for my wife. The staff were outstanding and the food was incredible. The view is amazing too,

Thank welerfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The River Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in the USA. The view of NYC skyline is spectacular, the service is very professional and the food is excellent. It is a bit pricey but worth it. A great place for a special occasion. Highly...More

1  Thank Jbulfin
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22 March 2018|
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Response from Mercy R | Reviewed this property |
No 👎 To be honest with you view is nice but I’ll recommend you Water’s Edge, breathtaking views, piano entertainment food is delicious and cheaper
Nicola H
21 March 2018|
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Response from MamaBearCharlesworth | Reviewed this property |
Most "high class" places provide jackets, if they are required, for no charge
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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