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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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Open Now
08:30 - 11:30 Hours
American, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for an uncle who was visiting out of town. Seafood is good and fresh. The feels of the place is very welcoming and good for large parties. Our party consisted of 3 kids and several adults. Food didn't take long considering there were...More

Thank arturo c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by friends and were not disappointed. We booked the brunch which had pretty much the same options as the dinner but was more within our budget. The service was impeccable from the moment we arrived to when we left. It...More

2  Thank Emma K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch and the ambience. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the scallops and pork belly appetizer and duck breast entree. My family enjoyed the tuna tartare, steak tartare appetizers and branzino appetizer. We passed on dessert but the selection appeared divine. You...More

1  Thank cmksj1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The River Cafe was fabulous! Top class waiters and the food was wonderful. It is not actually an ordinary cafe, but rather an expensive restaurant. We had three course menu + wine and water, total $760 for the four of us, service included. The view...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view! Delicious food & awesome service. This restaurant is ideal for couples or a special occasion. Absolutely worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fine restaurant recently improved its Sunday brunch two notches. The ribs are exquisite and the mostly Mexican fare is quite delicious. A nice variety of foods with excellent service. Don’t miss it.

Thank marshingle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting NYC and had to come here again as it is the most fantastic restaurant. The sauces with the wild shrimp starter and the lobster main course were outstanding. The Niman steaks were as good as ever and the soufflé for dessert was...More

Thank EddieOnTour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten in Atmosphere at the top of the Burj Khalifa last year which was SERIOUSLY EPIC, although this is the second best restaurant we have ever been to without a shadow of a doubt. The food was at an amazingly high standard, served...More

Thank Ja F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily one of the very finest Resturant in NYC. Consistently excellent. European flair and professional service. Nothing can beat this Resturant for an elegant lunch, brunch or dinner. Dress up! And add to Tempe elegant atmospheric....And enjoy the view! The wine list that the sommelier...More

Thank Cireakim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this 'cafe' by accident. Go down to the riverside for great pics of Manhattan and look left to find this amazing place. First class in all respects. Although a little pricey, you don't have breakfast with views like this every day. If you book...More

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Nicola H
20 March 2018|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
Brunch does not require a jacket. Enjoy the views and walk across the bridge
22 February 2018|
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Response from jolee2017 | Reviewed this property |
As the other person mentioned, very very smart! Evening wear, trousers, shoes, shirt and jacket. Very smart. They draw a line with a tie, but a gentleman must wear a jacket, and the jacket cannot be taken off during the... More
21 February 2018|
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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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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: +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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