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River Street Cafe

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429 River St, Troy, NY 12180-2822
+1 518-273-2740
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Best restaurant I have been to in a long time....if you really care about quality of food, this is your place-- perfect combination of creative and classic...

1 Thank Carolyn D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

**Stairs only! No Elevator/Ramp upstairs!!** Before I start know that this place is a cultural experience. They don't advertise and the only way people know about it is by word of mouth. From the outside, it looks like a shut-down restaurant supplier. They're only open Weds-Sat from 5-10; it's one chef and, most of the time, one server. The restaurant... More 

3 Thank Ryan Q
Albany NY
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Went there as a group of six, a Saturday night and the place was not very busy. We were in no hurry so the wait for everything was not a problem. The appetizers were good, we had meatballs, shrimp and salmon, with the meatballs getting the edge. The owner/chef gave us an amazing cold pasta dish that was out of... More 

Thank Rooman1
Grafton, New York
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We've been going to the River Street Cafe for years. It is, without question, the best restaurant in the area and that's all because of the cooking skill of George, the cook and owner. I recommend a fish course because George's sauces are not to be beaten.

Thank LakeRecluse
Delmar, New York
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465 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We go to this restaurant for special occasions (the price is somewhat hefty for a full course meal) but for a special occasion it is well worth it. On the outside it is rather disarming in that one would not expect the culinary delights that are inside to be just that based on the "storefront" outer exterior. Once the doors... More 

1 Thank Edward2651
Troy, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is a romantic place for two or more. The food is made to order, the salads fine and the palate pleaser exceptional.

Thank 443ann
Schenectady, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

My wife and I had dined here several times about 10 years ago and returned to celebrate an anniversary. The food was as good as we remembered. I had the duck with an excellent flavorful sauce. There was a complementary pasta appetizer which as also excellent. The salad, with an interesting Asian fusion dressing was notable. The servers were sensitive... More 

Thank Richard A
Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My husband and I had tickets to an event at a Troy concert venue and wanted to have dinner at a restaurant within walking distance. The River Street Cafe fit the bill - an easy fifteen minute walk. I had forgotten that we had dined with friends there several years ago. But when we entered the dining room on the... More 

2 Thank RowingMom66
Troy, NY
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188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Made reservations 3 weeks in advance for our Gourmet Group party of 10. Arrived on time at 6 PM on Saturday, 11/15 and were seated promptly in the upstairs dining room. When we placed our order for 2 bottles of wine and bottled water, we asked that bread be brought right away. Waitress told us when we the food order... More 

4 Thank JudyTroy_NY
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had dinner on a Saturday night with a party of 4. I have to say the food was very good: I had mushroom ravioli which was really excellent, as were the complementary and ordered appetizers and the dessert. Everyone else at the table complemented the food too. However, dinner took at least 2.5 hours, which was just too long... More 

3 Thank Tom X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 River St, Troy, NY 12180-2822
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-2740

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?