Situated on a barge beside the Brooklyn Bridge, this superb, elegant restaurant is where old-money New Yorkers and people who want to impress their ... More
River Cafe (The)
Situated on a barge beside the Brooklyn Bridge, this superb, elegant restaurant is where old-money New Yorkers and people who want to impress their dates gather for special occasions. With a spectacular view of lower Manhattan right outside the window and beautiful flowers blanketing the room, it all culminates into an incredibly romantic setting. The service is excellent, and the creative American cuisine is always in the hands of the capable chefs in the kitchen. Jacket and tie are required for men at dinner.
I was at The River Cafe on 6-14-08. We were a group of ten people. The food was Out Of This World and the service was the best ever. Our guests are still raving about it. I can't wait to go there again. Oh!, the view was extraordinary!!!
I didn't even get to the restaurant! The know-it-all manager, Scott, needs to learn a service mentality. Talking with you was frustrating, and your not returning my later call was inexcusable. While Erica was delightful, you have problems that a good restaurant doesn't need. My best wishes to your customers and employees - they'll need it.
The River Cafe is one of the most romantic places ive ever been! The atmosphere and the view, combined with the fabulous food and service make if a memorable night for anyone, the perfect venue for that special occasion. (We got wngaged there!!!)
The view is fantastic, the food is only very average, the service is noisy and hectic (a troop of waiters don't leave you alone to talk to the person next to you and run around crazily banging plates), the ambiance would be fantastic if it weren't spoilt by the running waiters. The tip is already set at 15% when you receive the receipt to sign, not nice. Finally, they serve real quick trying to free the table for others and then won't either bother to call you a cab. First you think it will be a great experience because of the view, price and men's jacket requirement. Then you feel tricked and ripped off. Go to the pizzaria up the street for a really good experience.
This is one of my families favorite resturants. A must when we are in New York City! I love the location and charming entrance tucked under the bridge. When you enter the resturant I am always amazed by all the flowers. Then the veiw of New York City without the Twin Towers so sad. The food and service is wonderful. I love this resturant and cannot say enough. Thank you so much RIVER CAFE!!!
The vue is excellent.
Service is not at the level of such place, main waiters are professional but there are some cheap tray carriers with no education.
Food is only good but not impressive and definitely doesn't value what it's cost. At least meat should be tender.
We visited for dinner on our 20th Wedding Anniversary in June and what a fitting venue for the most memorable time imagineable. We watched the sunset over Manhattan and then looked on amazed as the skyline began to light up to bring the most wonderful view of this exciting city. The food and service matched the view. One or two of the waiters were perhaps a little aloof and perhaps need to pinch themselves and appreciate that most of the diners were there to celebrate a special occasion. to addthat extra special something to a trip to New York I would recommend The River Cafe whole heartedly.
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Situated on a barge beside the Brooklyn Bridge, this superb, elegant restaurant is where old money New Yorkers and people
who want to impress their dates gather for special occasions. It is incredibly romantic, with a spectacular view of ...