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1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393 (Old Fulton St.)
+1 718-522-5200
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 11:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Upavon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a beautiful location, super views and wonderful service! Food is horrendously expensive, but what the heck! you are paying for the quality of the service and location and i, for one, feel it is worth it. Will return for our anniversary.

Thank ixrtehaikr
Mountainside, New Jersey
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first time I ever visited this restaurant was in the early '80s for lunch ... It was memorable then... it continues to be SPECTACULAR now... Quality of both the food and service are EXCELLENT... There is not a more romantic setting in the City... simply charming... from the time you walk in the door to the time you plan... More 

Thank rjmunch
New york
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a lunch reservation at River Cafe for today, February 25. We made it clear we would be casual and were told it was no problem. In fact, we stopped by the weekend before in nice shorts and asked if this attire was okay. We've been many times for dinner and understand the dress code at dinner is formal... More 

Thank TriBeCa166
Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For a special occasion, in any season, this is the perfect place! Nighttime is most beautiful. Grab a drink at the bar, eat a fabulous dinner, or book the party room. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Islandtime11
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a pleasure coming here - friendly staff and good service. Will be coming back in the not too distant

Thank jklondon23
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance (it's right next to the Brooklyn bridge), the food and the wine. The only flaw in a perfect dinner was that the service seemed a bit slow once the restaurant filled up. This was particularly apparent and a bit annoying when we wanted to pay for... More 

Thank Alizeh H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Men must wear a jacket. The food nothing special. Table was ready on time and the service was very good. If you want to live the experience and you can afford it, just do it. But if you want to enjoy the view while you eat, is much better to make a picnic in the area. [YS👓]

Thank Yanara S
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for my 50th birthday in February 2017. from the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The three course, well with the free appetiser presented to us, four course meal was simply delicious. Fresh ingredients, a fantastic and extensive wine menu to cater for every need and wish. The views from the shore across to Manhattan... More 

Thank Franckeman40
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64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An extraordinary evening, in all aspects. Yes, it is "only" a restaurant, but it is also a floating "time machine," and a water borne trip to "a gentler place and time." It was either M.F.K. Fisher or Elizabeth David who remarked that true perfection, in the sense of dining, could be had in one of three or so settings -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving of the cobbled stones, the twinkle of every light and sound of live piano when you make your way in. Have time to get a drink at the bar first, gives you time to soak in the wonderful (and unpretentious) atmosphere. We had the chefs tasting menu, six courses! Changes daily but we had oysters, wild shrimp, monk fish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 11:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1393
    (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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?