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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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  • Diners Club

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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,...

“The River Café opened in June of 1977 in a forgotten and abandoned neighborhood by the Brooklyn docks – desolate except for trucks waiting to enter the piers. When Michael Buzzy O’Keeffe first “found” this spot, it was barren and devoid of life. To him, this small strategic piece of chaotic waterfront was special – lacking any civility, but with wonderful possibilities. This was the oasis that...

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...

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Overall review sentiment

Score
85%

Top 3 sentiment words

food
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Score
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Score
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Overall review sentiment

Score
85%

Rating distribution

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92
4 stars
32
3 stars
14
2 stars
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1 star
19
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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
100

First time I've been there since it re-opened and somehow it's even better than before. View and atmosphere is breathtaking and sets the perfect mood. Food is beyond exceptional and staff is superb. Wine list is incredible. This is just the type of place you MUST experience

Average Rating
100

Location, location, location. Dining on a barge on the East River under the Brooklyn bridge is a unique experience. The river/harbor traffic is fascinating to watch.
The food is excellent. The bar is excellent. The decor is simple and elegant.

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“The River Café opened in June of 1977 in a forgotten and abandoned neighborhood by the Brooklyn docks – desolate except for trucks waiting to enter the piers. When Michael Buzzy O’Keeffe first “found” this spot, it was barren and devoid of life. To him, this small strategic piece of chaotic waterfront was special – lacking any civility, but with wonderful possibilities. This was the oasis that...

Water Street is located at 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY. This business specializes in Catering Services and Restaurants.

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

The Extras: Call to arrange parties of 30 to 120.

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