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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+98 31 3629 3250
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
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LOCATION
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brunch with my family overlooking New York. Fantastic food, beautifully decorated and amazing service. Stunning views in a generally lovely place. Would go back

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Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mobile560625
Reviewed yesterday

Celebrated 60-yr Birthday with special Friends and the Service, Food, Evening was truly a Memorable experience! The Ladies were draped with glitz and diamonds, and the Gent's were elegantly dressed too. A very special Dinning experience for sure. If your thinking for a special occassion...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank soniarealtor2000
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, great view, food excellent along with service. Looking forward to going back there in the summer to enjoy the waterfront café

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dentalcop
Reviewed 3 days ago

Called beforehand and asked if I could have a drink at the bar. I was told “no problem” since it would be at 3:30 in the afternoon. Well before dinner which started at 5:30. Upon arrival we were told there was no room. When I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sdah2008
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am so blessed to have been able to visit this spectacular restaurant with my family. An experience of a lifetime and one I will never forget. The staff are the most accommodating and friendly and extremely efficient, making you fee like the only and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank staceyprice87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The River Cafe. It was amazing the minute our Uber driver pulled in the drive. We received a warm welcome and were taken to a beautiful window seat. The service and food were great as well. You won’t find...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ksmortician
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great spot, right on water, top flight-elegant service. Wonderful French food, not overdone, not fussy, just very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as part of a celebration dinner recently and service/staff absolute world leaders. Views of Manhattan amazing as expected and food soooooo good. However what I will never forget is how the staff made us feel. Thankyou to all! 100% recommend. Worth every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison690
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we booked our next trip to NYC last Christmas, the first place we booked was River Cafe having been there previously on my wife’s birthday and my daughters birthday. We went for Saturday lunch, and arrived early so we had time for a couple...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TheBrownsofMargate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (3) visited from the UK last Sunday for brunch after a recommendation by friends. We arrived 30 minutes early but were made very welcome buy the staff and were shown to our table after about 15 minutes. Fantastic views. The brunch was sublime for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Malcolm R
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longhauladdict
December 9, 2018|
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Response from anitabee | Reviewed this property |
I am just a patron. You will need to contact the cafe.
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
call them their number is 718-522-5200
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Yes it is as I recall but please call the restaurant to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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