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201 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101-5824
+1 718-392-5000
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible23%
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“crustaceans” (4 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
“river view” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International
££ - £££
201 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101-5824
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11 - 20 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2015

I had the Crustacean salad, it really was one of the best I ever had. Outside terrace with a view of the pier and the water in the distance. There were six of us, and everyone really enjoyed their food. I would definitely go back.

Thank annwithany
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Everything was below expectations, especially the view of which we had very little even tough we sat outside as the trees block the view of the water and the city almost entirely. I had lower expectations for food and it was mediocre indeed. So were...More

Thank piterskiiNewYork
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I went here for a Communion over the weekend. It was extremely crowded with 3 parties plus patrons (1:30 on a Saturday afternoon). The wait staff were very good, though overwhelmed. It took a while for the courses to be served, probably because the kitchen...More

Thank noelle1156
Reviewed 19 April 2015

we had a terrible experience at this restaurant: instead of $89 the waiter tried to charge us $225. When my boyfriend pointed out to him the items that we did not order, the waiter said his computer screwed it up, and brought the bill for...More

Thank thomas g
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

First we show up and the reservations are lost. So as I am standing around waiting for are table I notice the department of health rating "B". So we wait a few more minutes and are seated. I notice the staff handling the food with...More

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Hassan R, General Manager at Riverview, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Thank you for your analysis of our eatery. I see that you provide reviews on numerous establishments and wonder how often you've visited us and if you've had a chance to dig deep into our varied menu and wide range of special offerings? I ask...More

Reviewed 27 October 2014

Come here for the view, but don't expect much of the food. The service is fair. Al fresco dining is nice. The food is unremarkable. I would not go back.

Thank Leendar
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Be sure to eat dinner at an outdoor table the view is fantastic. Prices were okay. I had the Filet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly. The staff is friendly and very helpful with menu choices.

Thank clvandyke1958
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We were so hungry and between mealtimes but they let us in for an early dinner. The salads were just wonderful and huge. There is plenty of outside seating. It is large on the inside also. The staff were very sweet even though we were...More

Thank gfarmer668
Reviewed 25 August 2014

waiters are good, the location is very good but the food is so so average, my pizza was more like cheese on toast and it came while i was still eating the starter..there are so many better restaurants just round the corner

Thank jimbo657
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I am surprised to see all the negative reviews. If I had read them before, I would not have wanted to go here. So I'm glad I didn't read them before. Our family with two teens left our hotel on Aug. 3 and we decided...More

Thank emolina22206
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101-5824
    (49th Ave & East River)
  • Public Transportation: 7 Train to Vernon/Jackson Blvd stop. Just walk 2 blocks towards the east river. New York Water Taxi - 1 block /LIRR Hunter's Point Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: +1 718-392-5000
  • E-mail
Riverview Restaurant & Lounge commands the most spectacular views of New York City's skyline. We directly face the United Nations with Citicorp Center, Trump International Hotel and the Queensboro Bridge to the north, and the Chrysler and Empire State buildings to the south. Riverview Restaurant & Lounge is undeniably "A Room with a View."
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