River Cafe

4.8
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$50 and over
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American
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is only surpassed by the service and quality of food. We were very pleasantly surprised. The Madeira flight tasting was a perfect ending to a dinner of steak tartar, shrimp appetizer, duck breast and lobster entree. Reserve in advance and enjoy.

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AnastasiyaN
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for romantic dinner. Excellent food and service

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JohnR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River Cafe is a perfect experience. Panoramic view from the Statue across the skyline. Live piano. Hospitality combining vivacity and gravitas. A great wine list. Classic food, fantastically executed. River Cafe sets the bar for 5/5.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!!!!!!
Beautiful!!!!!!!
Wonderful!!!!!!!!

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MONICAQ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

El mesero al principio estuvo muy atento después se olvidó por completo de nosotros

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DEMH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The River Cafe is my favorite restaurant for special occasions. Everyone I brought here was extremely impressed with the food, service, view and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful way to spend our Anniversary. The staff and food were wonderful. Everyone was so considerate. It’s the perfect place!

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. Unbelievable location despite the bizarre NYC virus situation. We had a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible experience! From entrance, to decor, food service and exit. We were greeted by a doorman and walked through a carpeted hallway with fresh flowers. The hostess offered to take our coats and escorted us inside the main dining room. We were seated immediately and offered water, bread service and amuse-gueule. The food was the best I’ve ever experienced! Full of flavor well balanced and reasonable portions. Just a dream all around and totally worth the price tag on a special occasion. Overall excellent across the board for our first wedding anniversary dinner!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Bad service.

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DipenJ
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was presented wonderfully, the venue was brillaint with an amazing view of the financial district skyline.
Excellent very attentive staff

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TongaE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s 40th

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vipPFVEMV
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place. Wonderful, as always.

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vipWanderer1000
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous 6 course tasting menu. Delicious food with great service and a view to die for. Go

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great ambiance, great food. josh is fantastic!

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BrigidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The right place for a special occasion. The staff was very professional and welcoming. It was worth every penny. The food and ambience-perfect and really enjoyed the pianist. I have already recommended it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Semi formal wear is a must. MEN MIST WEAR BLAZERS.

Would recommend for EXTRA SPECIAL OCCASIONS

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Jussi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, views and service. The food was also classic and first class.

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vipSuchablondeintexas
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every year during our spring break vacation. This restaurant is hands down the best in NYC! The food is outstanding, the service is impeccable and the view is BREATHTAKING!!! If you want an amazing experience dine here!!!!

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AlfonsoR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is awesome, every detail is simply perfect. The commitment of service of all the team brings an invaluable ambiance, and the food is breathless, superb! A must when in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful time for her birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and courteous service in abundance...
Ambiance was excellent, the view fabulous.
And most importantly the food was Del and presented with an artistic flair...
I will be back!

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The highlight of our trip to New York, highly recommended

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FrancescaS
1 review