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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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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 12 August 2015

A beautiful place that is the most beautiful view of Mew York City. Perfect service + very good food make this a great place to have a memorable evening.

Thank sbsbklyn
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Always a place to go for special occasions. Food is pricey but different but all of te food is excellent. Nice views of NYC and Brooklyn Bridge as well. Make sure you get the Brooklyn Bridge chocolate.

1  Thank Johnjlm718
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The bar, the VIEW !!!!, the food, the ambiance.. I mean this has to be the most romantic place in NYC. Be prepared to spend some $$ but be prepared to have an amazing time. We were a party of 4 and I do not...More

Thank EdgarSGuatemala
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I took my parents to River Cafe in their wedding anniversary during a family holiday in New York. The views from the restaurant are amazing, you can see all the skyline from the other side of the river. The food was also very tasty and...More

Thank elenage86
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Our group of four had dinner here to celebrate a wedding anniversary. I'm puzzled by earlier, bad reviews where men were asked to remove jackets before dining. We knew the dress code and dressed accordingly, like everyone else. The food was great, service was efficient,...More

Thank Lightning_Slim
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The River Cafe is a once in a lifetime experience if you don't live in the NYC area. The restaurant is set among gardens and promenades in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn - just beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and facing Manhattan. The restaurant is waterfront...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Absolutely fabulous...It has no competition in the world for elegance, detailed attention to all customers, and the most glorious food. It's a fairyland of delight as you enter into a large foyer abound with magnificent garden fresh flowers. The lovely hostesses that greet you will...More

Thank barbarak211
Reviewed 6 August 2015

First time I was there 2000, and now much better, amazing view, perfect food, a gift when NYC has fireworks. You should be there and experience.

Thank Karla D
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We booked this restaurant a few months before our visit to NY. I really wanted a view back over Manhattan and a real New York restaurant experience and this restaurant delivered with alluringly served delicious meals and a fantastic romantic ambiance. I cannot fault this...More

Thank Clare F
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Amazing food. Breath taking views of Manhattan. Excellent customer service. We visited The River Cafe to celebrate a birthday. We had an amazing time. I can not recommend this place enough. Make sure you reserve a table a long time in advance.

Thank Drakestravels
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Debbie R
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Response from the100max | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Tavern on the Green in Central Park for Brunch. I would reserve the River Cafe for Dinner or a very special occasion, as it is pricey, but worth the expense. You still get the sophistication, service and... More
29 September 2017|
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Response from PaoloAmerican | Reviewed this property |
tasting manu is 130 usd, unless there is a special tasting menu for xmas.
Caroline P
18 August 2017|
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Response from stephaniestratford | Reviewed this property |
We were there for brunch, awesome, we pushed the boat out, champagne, cocktails, all worth it, fabulous views, waiters, service and of course the food, very special and memorable
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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
Local cuisine, 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: +1 718-522-5200
  • 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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