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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 via mobile

Location, food and service were amazing. Such a memorable evening. The staff was courteous and food delicious. So glad we decided to spend the evening here. Thanks for making our sisters reunion so special.

Thank sctraveler05
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My birthday lunch was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. I often find the service in fine dining restaurants to be either unctuous or condescending. From the coat check girl to the maître d’ to our waitress our service could not have been better....More

Thank anitabee
Reviewed yesterday

Our first dinner at the river cafe was impressive from the minute we turned onto their property with a dedicated entrance attendee, into their garden within a concrete jungle, a magical space with greenery and delicate lighting, you'd never think you were under Brooklyn bridge....More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The price is very to high, but the place very great.Coffees here good.If the owner can low the price a little will be very good place to drink coffee here.

Thank kerryaltieerie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

E very expensive place with mean personal! It’s my second time here just because the views! 30US$ for an expresso and orange juice. That’s a 2 dishes, dessert and drinks menu in a good restaurant in Barcelona! In a regular one is15US$.

Thank JaimeK167
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us shared brunch at table #1, at The River Cafe. We were blown away with the service, the ambiance, the menu and the view. We were visiting from Palm Beach, FL where fine dining is quite common. We enjoyed a leisurely brunch taking...More

Thank williameickhoff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I guess this restaurant is one of the best restaurant I have visited in NY, Perfect location, Great view, high class service, good wine selection, fresh and tasty food, after your dinner you can switch to the bar where you can have good cocktails and...More

Thank Keresa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommended by friends, we booked a table for two. Ask if you want a waterside seat. Staff were very polite and professional. Menu offers a good choice and wine also. Next time we would opt for the wine pairing. Great to be there as the...More

1  Thank mark w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by having read about this place. We were looked up and down by the receptionist as she must have thought we were lost when we walked in. We told her wanted coffee and she said it was a minimum $20 per head and...More

2  Thank PopcornMonkeyReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular is what comes to mind first! It was a perfect day, my Wife and I have been wanting to come here for years. One of the types of places that many of us just wish we can go to. We made it, the decor...More

Thank vegman58
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October 13, 2018|
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Response from RickKristen | Reviewed this property |
It will be tight but if you tell your server as you’re seated should be doable
October 5, 2018|
Response from vegman58 | Reviewed this property |
I was talking to The bartender when we were there and he mentioned that they were open on Christmas Day. I would contact the Restaurant ASAP to make reservations and to answer your question directly about their Menu for... More
September 29, 2018|
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Response from msdet1529 | Reviewed this property |
Your description is perfect!!! We dress to kill when we went there for a great dining experience!!! Enjoy!!! A real dining treat!!!
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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
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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