About River Cafe
The River Café is one of New York and America’s most unique locations. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine.
Renowned for its exquisite setting, beautiful decor and seamless service The River Café serves a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients. With an award winning and outstanding wine list, romantic piano music nightly, breathtaking floral arrangements, the River Café is more than simply dining, it is often a magical experience. Whether you are coming for dinner or a private party, be sure to leave some time to enjoy The River Café’s spectacular garden.
Hours of Operation:
Open 365 days of the year; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Lunch: Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Old Fulton St.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
The River Cafe features live piano nightly.
Contact Luke Vossen in the Catering Department for details: (718)522-5200.
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
Private Party Facilities:
Nestled beneath the Brooklyn Bridge with breathtaking view of the New York Skyline, The River Café is the ideal setting for a wide range of events. From cocktail receptions to intimate dinners to the most elegant of weddings, our iconic location and unsurpassed service will dazzle your guests.
Private Party Contact:
Luke Vossen: 8883383996
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
River Cafe Ratings and Reviews
This is a perfect place for a lunch date ...
This is a perfect place for a lunch date and a dinner date. I was amazed by the view of manhattan and also the service. The whole restaurant and its premises are covered with flowers and plants and it is beautiful. We had lunch so we got to see Manhattan from the other side and it was beautiful! I had the salmon plate and my boyfriend had eggs and we had a few drinks. The server took pictures of us and was polite and the food was good. I highly recommend this place for a date
The food was fine but nothing special. ...
The food was fine but nothing special. It's hard to mess up oysters and the steak was over cooked. The cocktails were delicious and the view was very nice.
This Restaurant has a spectacular view! ...
This Restaurant has a spectacular view!! The Setting is very beautiful and the food is excellent Had a nice lunch
We had travelled to New York to celebrat ...
We had travelled to New York to celebrate our birthdays and a visit to the River Cafe was on our must do list. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would highly recommend it for the exceptional food, service and location.
My initial reaction is, "This is the bes ...
My initial reaction is, "This is the best way to start off a lovely and charming Friday in the city of Brooklyn!" The weather was perfect, the botanical scene quintessential, the picture perfect view of Manhattan on the waterfront with the larger than life Brooklyn Bridge that makes you want to reach out and touch it from your seat at River Cafe!🌉 I highly recommend ordering your favorite drink to enjoy with the breathtaking view! The dishes we ordered were delicioso! All of the staff are great and very attentive to your every need! I will be back again to bring my husband!
Good food, good wine, good atmosphere an ...
Good food, good wine, good atmosphere and good view of Manhattan. Disappointed with service though as we didn't get wine until half-way into each dish and some other minor things which would have been fine in less expensive resturants, but we expected better from this one.
Beautiful setting, no atmosphere.. Stuff ...
Beautiful setting, no atmosphere.. Stuffy staff, looking down on their guests. Poor Really disappointed, expensive considering there was no alcohol.... Would say to friends to visit for the views but to expect a very old fashioned approach... Smiles are free
My cousin and I had reservations for din ...
My cousin and I had reservations for dinner and decided to go with the 6 course chef special tasting menu. We were impressed! All of the dishes were so tasty and beautifully presented. On top of that, we received complimentary tastings of various wines paired with each of the plates and even had sparkling and port with our desserts. We left happy and very full. What makes the dining experience even more special is the beautiful view of the skyline of Manhattan. A great place to celebrate a special occasion or even just to celebrate making it through Monday! Make sure to check the dress code (especially for men). Just go! You won't regret it :)
we were celebrating our 35th wedding ann ...
we were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and the river cafe was the perfect spot. the ambiance is special the food and service were excellent. the views of the wayter and new york city were special. i highly recommend this restaurant for sspecial occasions
Fantastic evening for 4 of us, celebrati ...
Fantastic evening for 4 of us, celebrating 50th birthdays. Service was excellent as soon as we arrived, we were given a table at the window to enjoy the Manhattan skyline lighting up, and then had a true feast of food and wine. Highly recommended for special occasions.
From the start to the end it's an amazin ...
From the start to the end it's an amazing ambience, de lights that receive you to the view where you eat... Everything is perfect. My only Complain is that the food should be more careful selected. The desserts delicious.
The view of the East River, the Brooklyn ...
The view of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Lower Manhattan is exceptional. The food was less exhilarating, though some of the dishes did match the surroundings. The $125 prix fixe menu was overpriced (as were the wines), but your not paying for that alone.
This was by far the most enjoyable meal ...
This was by far the most enjoyable meal I can recall. The exterior gardens are lovely and invite you into a memorable dining experience. Staff was wonderful. Amazing view. We cannot wait to return.
Have brought groups and my wife here se ...
Have brought groups and my wife here several times over 30 yrs. Great dining experiences.. However the fixed menu price makes your restaurant over priced which greatly limits my familys number of visits.
Way overpriced with a table in the back ...
Way overpriced with a table in the back of the room.
The food was as spectacular as the view.
The food was as spectacular as the view.
Always fabulous....food service and ambi ...
Always fabulous....food service and ambiance !
Must visit on a New York trip
Must visit on a New York trip
The food, the ambiance, the views were ...
The food, the ambiance, the views were all wonderful. The service could have been better, given the prices. But we did really like the food and found it a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary. The Brooklyn Bridge dessert was a special treat.
so far our best Restaurant experiance it ...
so far our best Restaurant experiance it was a great evening
As always the food was fantastic.River C ...
As always the food was fantastic.River City is one of my favorite resturantsand the view can not be beat. Always look forward to the beautiful flowers on each table...but our table did not have them? I asked way and was ignored. The trio of Madernia wine was great for desert.
Lovely setting- food is good to very goo ...
Lovely setting- food is good to very good - host was rude and snobby - too bad
Great View. Very nice place. The crowd ...
Great View. Very nice place. The crowd is middle aged and the dress code passe'.
We were celebrating our 34th wedding ann ...
We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. River Cafe was outstanding in every way. Food, service, view, recommendations on the menu were all executed at the highest level. Sommelier was very helpful picking the perfect burgundy. Waiter understood the pace we wanted right away. We were never rushed. Highly recommended for a special night out.
We went to river cafe for my friends big ...
We went to river cafe for my friends big birthday😊It had been recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed!The location was fantastic and as it was her dream to cross the Brooklyn Bridge this was perfect with the most amazing foot and view. We had a fabulous day thank you for great service and food....!
What a wonderful dining experience for a ...
What a wonderful dining experience for a special occasion. The staff made us feel very special. The food was outstanding. The staff was outstanding. The view from our table was outstanding. Can't say enough about this restaurant.
A flawless night. Outstanding food and s ...
A flawless night. Outstanding food and service. And the view is unique.
Our visit to the River Café will be memo ...
Our visit to the River Café will be memorable. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed everything from ambience to the great food. we were fortunate to be seated at a scenic table. Thank You River Café!
Going to the River Cafe is always wonder ...
Going to the River Cafe is always wonderful. The hospitality is amazing! There is nowhere better in NYC, to my mind. They welcome you like royalty and the service is perfect. I can't think of a more splendid place. Thanks River Cafe, you make me so happy.
Fantastic service and food would definit ...
Fantastic service and food would definitely go back and also happy to recommend to anyone heading to New York or Brooklyn.
We were superbly looked after from the m ...
We were superbly looked after from the moment we arrived. A wonderful place to spend a special birthday.
Outstanding in every respect . Superb fo ...
Outstanding in every respect . Superb food, atmosphere , service and great piano
Best Diving Experience.. Ever
My boyfriend stumbled upon the River Café on Food Network which featured their famous "Brooklyn Bridge Dessert," and we decided to go for our 1 year anniversary. From start to finish it was INCREDIBLE. We arrived early for our reservation and had a few drinks at the bar until the hostess brought us to our table. Our experience from start to finish was truly unparalleled. The service was wonderful, the view was outstanding the food was absolutely delicious. Thank you River Café for a anniversary we won't forget and for becoming home to our new anniversary tradition. We will be back!
I have been dining at The River Cafe for 25 years and every time I am in New York it is the first Restuarant I book. It is the dining highlight of my year.
Very expensive, but if you're looking to ...
Very expensive, but if you're looking to celebrate a special event with someone special, and you know what you're getting into, it's worth it.
a thank you to all of you - everything u ...
a thank you to all of you - everything up to expectations
Went here with my parents and had such a great brunch. The view of the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan is such a great backdrop for it too. The food was amazing and the service was on point. Would highly recommend!
Exclusive and exquisite
A fantastic experience for any traveller looking to enjoy fine dining in a great location right under the Brooklyn bridge. We enjoyed a view next to the river while a pianist played at the back of the restaurant. The hosts were a delight to speak to and the food was something to remember. Overall a lovely experience and highly recommended.
Nice experience, beautiful view and expe ...
Nice experience, beautiful view and expensive. What else do you expect in NYC.
Celebrating our 32nd, the staff at the River View made this so memorable. From the view to the food to the service. It really was a perfect evening and the staff made it so.
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