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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
08:30 - 11:30All hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for my wife's birthday and couldn't have been happier with the whole evening. The service is exquisite the food delightful and the views simply stunning. It's expensive but worth it for a special occasion. We look forward to returning next time we are...More

Thank andrewomahony23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant. If you have the opportunity when you are in HK this restaurant is a must try. It's a bit on the pricy side but in comparison to what you are getting its a great deal. It the usa a silimiar...More

Thank Greentea M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most special restaurants in NYC. Impeccable food, design, flowers and a great view! They are now serving breakfast, which is fantastic.

Thank andybachman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum had come here 20 years ago with my nan and I wanted to bring her back as part of her Birthday trip - she had a picture of them in the restaurant then. She showed the picture to the staff and they absolutely...More

1  Thank Dollyncrumpy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal to celebrate special event. Great location and must book well in advance. We had tried to get a window table but they appear to give these to groups of 4. We got a table facing sunset and seats side by side....More

1  Thank Hamish M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grew up in Brooklyn but could never afford to dine here. Always wanted to. Today I and my wife did on 10th anniversary due to being blessed in life. Wonderful!! Great service, best view of lower Manhattan you could imagine. My favorite view of the...More

1  Thank KennyKaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to be a regular( I worked in the neighborhood but had been going there for a slice of old NYC well before that). I don't think I've ever had a fair experience. Only the best. The front of the house is always gracious...More

Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location location location,this restaurant situated under the Brooklyn Bridge with stunning views looking back towards Manhatten is what makes it special. With fine dining menu to match and service second to none, If you want to dine somewhere special in New York book early and...More

Thank PrestonpansEast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a Dinner reservation for 7 pm made back in early April. The location of the restaurant is wonderful with fabulous views across the East River to downtown Manhattan. As mentioned by several other reviewers, the tables are very close together and it’s difficult...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view the food the staff are beyond excellence. every time I visit this beautiful place its always like the first time! I would diffently recommend it to anyone who wants to have great memories and take a special someone or special occasion it's great...More

Thank italifrnchbello
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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
4 August 2017|
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Response from shayne r | Reviewed this property |
I am NJ ignorant. Sorry
20 May 2017|
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Response from GroOsloNorway | Reviewed this property |
I do'nt remember if the tax was included in the bill, but it's 8,9 percent. The tip is not included. We were told that in a restaurant as expensive as this your tip will be approximately 15 - 20 percent. Normal tip in nyc is... More
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 11201-1335
    (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
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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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