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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 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...

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.

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Overall review sentiment

Score
85%

Top 3 sentiment words

food
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Score
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view
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Overall review sentiment

Score
85%

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3 stars
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2 stars
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An anomaly: food that's good enough to rival the view.

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

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Great View but Not the Food

Average Rating
60

We dined here for a special occasion. The view is fabulous and the service was excellent but not the taste of the food. We picked the 6 courses chef's signature surprise menu. We didn't know what we were going to eat until the dishes are delivered to our table. The portion are smaller/about half size of the 3-course prefix but...

Perfect Location, Food, Service, You Name It

Average Rating
100

My wife and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary here. We intentionally reserved an early table so we could see a sunset and the lighting of lower Manhattan. From our window table, the sunset behind the Statue of Liberty was spectacular, but that was just the beginning. The meal began with a small meatball beside lentil soup that was not...

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Business Dinner: From the River Cafe, diners are able to take in the majesty and spectacle of the looming skyline across the water. Inside, they find that service and food complement the wonderful view. Try sea bass with mashed potatoes for a real winner, and top it off with a luscious dessert. Sunday brunch, meanwhile, enamors with dishes like duck steak and egg, slow-roasted suckling pig, and...

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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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