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River Cafe

Address
1 Water St. Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone
(718) 522-5200
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(718) 875-0037

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
11:30am-3:00pm
Monday
12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday
12:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday
12:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday
12:00pm-3:00pm
Friday
12:00pm-3:00pm
Saturday
12:00pm-3:00pm

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  • Discover
  • Diners Club

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The River Cafe 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...

Due to damage from the storm on Monday, October 29th, The River Café will be closed until further notice. We are currently not accepting any reservations. The extensive rebuilding and restoration will continue to keep us closed for at least another month. We will not be open for the Christmas or New Year's Eve holidays.

The River Café and its owner, Michael “Buzzy” O'Keeffe, have become renowned for producing more great American chefs than any other restaurant in America. Mr. O'Keeffe has raised many talented chefs to national prominence - including Rick Stefan, Larry Forgione, Charles Palmer, David Burke, Rick Laakonen, Rick Moonen and Brad Steelman.

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Overall review sentiment

Score
82%

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Overall review sentiment

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Rating distribution

5 stars
150
4 stars
49
3 stars
23
2 stars
9
1 star
26
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Editorial reviews from the web (16) view all

No place in the city combines spectacle with hideaway intimacy and undiluted romance the way the River Café does. And if more customers will take photographs of the Brooklyn Bridge’s steel underbelly than of their plates, the food is still much better than you might fear if you’ve been to other restaurants with souvenir views. — Pete Wells

Average Rating
85

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.

When the River Cafe opened in the late 70s, its neighborhood was anything but attractive: nestled...

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Average Rating
60

I came here for my birthday dinner and requested a nice window seat when booking. This was not granted and we were instead sat in a cramped corner seat along the back wall. If one of us needed to get out to use the bathroom, we had to physically push the table or have a waiter pull the table away...

Average Rating
20

What a tourist trap! Not for people who know good restaurants.

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The views from this waterfront restaurant are dazzling, particularly at night, when the lights of Manhattan blaze brightly across the East River. The menu at the River Cafe covers an array of continental specialties, including rack of lamb, tuna tartar, and caviar. An exceptional wine and cocktail list is also available.

The River Caf 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...

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Too often derided for its preposterously beautiful view and identity as a romantic nirvana, the fact is that The River Cafe has always been and remains one of the very greatest New York restaurants.

Know Before You Go: The famed Brooklyn Bridge chocolate marquise dessert looks better than it tastes, but don't let that stop you.

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