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Merchants River House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Financial District
American, Bar, Pub
As featured in NYC Off the Beaten Path
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375 South End Avenue, New York City, NY 10280 (Formerly Steamer's Landing) (Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets)
+1 212-432-1451
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had great lunches last week. One of the best burgers ever with wygu beef. And the river view across to Jersey City was great . They seemed like they might have been a bit understaffed, so service was a bit spotty, but we were in no hurry.

Thank skiplarry
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you want to be in Manhattan, but feel like you can step away to a waterfront oasis in the islands, this is the place to be! The outdoor dining area is so nice in the spring, summer and fall. The brunch and all food menus are great!! The drinks including the wine list are excellent! Well-priced and I've never... More 

Thank nymalajin
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place although decent, doesn't compare to many other places in New York City. I had many problems. My waiter barely spoke English and was very confused. The view really isn't that great. And my food was very salty and expensive. So overall look at some other restaurants before coming to this place.

Thank TTheo105
Augusta, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were here for lunch, and it was OK. Our server was prompt and efficient. The burgers were good. It was crowded and we were near the door (and happy to get a table) but there's a sense, and understandably so, that the staff are really working to get people in and get them out. It was too chilly to... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here before we had to leave town for our flight. We had a lovely lunch. Good and tasty and a nice to finish our trip. Its also slightly off the trail sop not too busy with tourists. Reasonably priced too and the views across the river on a clear day were pleasant. Recommended.

Thank Chris S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great location and view. Had lunch there which was good. Sat outside which is beautiful; however, we had to sit in full sun, no umbrellas on the one side as ALL the tables with umbrellas were marked "reserved" but no one sat in any of those 10 tables the entire time. Since this was about 2PM I really question if... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have been here for lunch, brunch and dinner. We go in the summer when you can sit outside and enjoy the view and people watch. The food is good and the drinks are great! I've seen everything from a very small wedding reception to frat brothers trying to recover from a long night. Prices are New York prices, but fair.

Thank Tracey G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The location is outstanding for watching NYC sunsets. Staff are excellent. Food is excellent with great value for NYC. The burgers are good. The chicken breast starter is a good healthy option for a main meal in itself with a side of salad (or fries.....;-) Soft drinks are great (lemonades) As are the cocktails. Recommend to Family, Friends etc. Probably... More 

Thank GS-Music-Film-Travel
Redland City, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had been walking the financial district and had already eaten in the key areas by the water so were looking for something different and this restaurant was a lovely surprise. The service is fine but nothing to write home about and the setting was good but not brilliant - you can see the river but I wouldn't say the... More 

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SouthWestNY, Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this review

Dear Yassie G, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about out restaurant. We sincerely appreciate our customers and hope you will come back to give us another try soon. Please feel to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns. Hope to see you soon! Sincerest regards, Charles Waddy General Manager 212-432-1451... More 

Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We didn't have a reservation and arrived mid-evening, so sat outside at the tiny table that was the only one available. It was a bit tight, since we had been out and about all day with all of our gear with us. My hubby had a hamburger and I had the striped bass - both were absolutely delicious. Fish was... More 

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SouthWestNY, Manager at Merchants River House, responded to this review

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. At Merchants River House we are always looking for ways to improve our guests experience. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Hamburger and Striped Bass. We offer our sincerest apologizes regarding our server not making you feel like more of a priority. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 South End Avenue, New York City, NY 10280 (Formerly Steamer's Landing)
    (Hudson River Esplanade between Albany & Liberty Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Easily reached by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, E, N, R and PATH trains, as well as the M20 and M22 Bus.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-432-1451
Located on the Esplanade between Liberty and Albany streets in NYC, Merchant’s River House is an upbeat, casual and family-friendly restaurant offering great views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Enjoy the American bistro experience, with tasty, affordable food served in a unique and gorgeous setting.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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