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The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
+1 718-522-5200
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

What an utterly fantastic place many thank to the river cafe for making our daughter's wedding so amazing the food was beautiful the staff were very welcoming and friendly the service was second to none thank you for a wonderful day

1  Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Best place in NY. Great view on the skyline. Great food and an amazing romantic atmosphere. Is the place to propose. Try the tasting menu.

1  Thank Dariotrip
Reviewed 3 June 2015

If you are going for dinner at the River Cafe, you will know what to expect. Formal dining in an incredible setting. The food was marvelous, service attentive but unobtrusive, and the view is everything that you expect it to be. Be sure to head...More

1  Thank Donald H
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with a beautiful view. The food is amazing, cozy bar. Brooklyn at its best!

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We went with other couples for a friends 40th birthday. This is a very good fine dining experience and they really lay on the extras with super friendly staff (and lots of them) and everything you would expect from a top restaurant. The view is...More

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We celebrated with our children our special day at The River Cafe nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a wonderful place to celebrate! The food was very tasty and service was great! We never felt rushed and had a magnificent view of New York...More

Thank MoghaniALABAMA
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I usually come here for a Sunday Brunch with my family and I am always pleased. The presentation of the food is unique and the food itself is immaculate. The portions are rather small and expensive. Beside the good food, the marvelous city view is...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Having reserved months ahead for lunch, we were looking forward to visiting this place, and I am glad we made it. It is a beautiful place, elegantly decorated with a great view of the Manhattan skyline. We were promptly seated and attended. The three course...More

Thank Fardad F
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch here. The food was delicious, including a ranch steak that was one of the best steaks I've ever had, and the informal atmosphere and background music was relaxing. The service was impeccable - friendly but very professional - and the...More

Thank Macallan10
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This came recommended because of the spectacular view, the history and it's a 'must go' for visitors to NYC. Experience tells that any of those factors can be a red flag for someone seeking high calibre cooking. All too often, in the knowledge that people...More

Thank NormanMonkey
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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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Response from Misja K | Reviewed this property |
Sportscoat just fine, no dresscode
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Response from rjmunch | Reviewed this property |
Price FIXED around $100 for dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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