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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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Open Now
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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Reviewed yesterday

Location is superior. Wow, actually. At the base of the Brooklyn Bridge with a wonderful view of Manhattan. The exterior of the restaurant is a bit rough, but I suppose it can pass as chic, and at night who would know. We had a wonderful...More

Thank C David B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place is very nice, amazing views of the city and the service is very good. The food is good but nothing wowing, if it wasn't for the views and service this place would get 2 or 3 stars. A must visit.

Thank TravelBuddy80
Reviewed yesterday

River Cafe, do not let the name fool you. !! This place remains the finest restaurant I have ever been to. Probably way out of my price bracket, but I am not going to die wondering. If you ever go to NYC, book and pay...More

Thank wwwvicbaycom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had brunch here with friends - whilst we enjoyed the food, the staff were really unfriendly to the point of being unwelcoming, kind of ruined what should have been a special occasion. Think their approach needs overhauling and an update to re focus them on...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the River Cafe and we weren't disappointed. We celebrated 20 years of marriage with dinner and we loved the food and service yet again. Yes, it's expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. Love it!

1  Thank TheForce11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding restaurant, the food was fantastic. The service was outstanding from the moment you walk through the door. The waiting staff are attentive but not intrusive. The view of the Manhattan skyline at night adds to the fantastic and elegant interior. Yes...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. I will start off with the bill which really shocked me. £425 !!! For 3 people. Yes I did expect a larger bill than at the local bistro. But this was out of context. Yes the food was lovely. Not worth The price though....More

Thank Adrianamartini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can only give 5 stars as there is not the option for 7,8,9, 10 stars otherwise I would do it! This restaurant is absolutely a dream! Superb food, breathtaking view, cool interiors, what else? Of course very expensive but I mean... it is the...More

Thank Jazzlove15
Reviewed 1 week ago

River Cafe is an enchanting gem tucked under the Brooklyn Bridge! One is greeted by beautiful flowers in a peaceful garden as you arrive, and there are many more beautiful flowers when you enter, a truly elegant setting. We were seated in the Terrace Room...More

Thank Maggie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited there last Friday to celebrate my wife's birthday and were given a table by the window. What can you say about this place that hasn't been said many times before. Delicious food, impeccable service and an incredible view over Manhattan on a lovely...More

Thank benK7429AG
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A piano player was playing while we were there for brunch.
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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