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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 13 November 2015

We had a good dinner at The River cafe. PROS: very good food and wine selection, beautiful atmosphere and incredible views. CONS: service is just average (slow, confused and not attentive), tables are very close so the place seems packed and noisy.

1  Thank Phill_bsb
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Visited The River Cafe with my girlfriend and was taken aback by the fantastic views of New York from across the River - it has to be one of the best places to eat on NYC! I had steak and it was quite simply the...More

Thank Bags B
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Wow! View!, Champagne! Fabulous caviar Service! Deserts to die for including signature chocolate Brooklyn Bridge over the top beautiful restraint floating on the river you will feel encased in eleagance the minute you step on board this floating barge. Close your eyes smell the heady...More

Thank samantha h
Reviewed 12 November 2015

For old school glamour, classic New York, choose The River Cafe for your next "special occasion" restaurant. Prix Fixe menu, excellent service, unparalleled views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline, romantic ambiance. Dress for the occasion and make a night of it. Crowd...More

Thank LadyExecutiveKat
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

We found the river cafe through one of our friends. The outside looks like something out of the movies. The view from the restaurant and the river walk is amazing. We didn't get a chance to eat there because we didn't make a reservation, but...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

In our first night in NYC, I was taken hereby my girlfriend. Before you reach the restaurant, Brooklyn bridge, welcomes you, then the garden lit up, and finally the wonderful reception room with flowers. The setting is nautical, in a former barge. The views are...More

Reviewed 11 November 2015

This part of Brooklyn is so cool, along the river facing downtown Manhattan. The view of the skyline with the wolrd trade center is utterly amazing. This set the tone for the evening and expectations were high and were well met. Make sure you make...More

Thank RandyCP
Reviewed 11 November 2015

You have to travel to Brooklyn to this place for the best views of the Manhattan skyline. It is priced, but well worth it for the food, the outstanding service, and those breathtaking views. Try to get a table by the Windows!

Thank Yogatastic
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Went with family for dinner. Not inexpensive but worth it far a special evening. The fixed dinner is excellent food and choices. The view and ambience is special.

1  Thank GregSCPA
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We was there on 16th Oct. in a very special night when my boyfriend ask me for marriage. They was really nice with us and the views of the skyline are incredible!!! The food was spectacular! Thank you so much for help my boyfriend to...More

1  Thank Sandra E
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Cedevine | Reviewed this property |
There is no price for main courses. The menu is set.
20 December 2017|
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Response from Cedevine | Reviewed this property |
Uhm. No. Just don't. For your sake, and the sake of your fellow diners.
Bob A
3 November 2017|
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Response from a10sTravel | Reviewed this property |
It was a fixed price when we were there....I think that is consistent. Menu came with no prices.
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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: +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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