River Cafe
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River Cafe

1 Water St., Brooklyn, NY
(718) 522-5200 serving: Vinegar Hill
open:Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm; 5:30pm-11pm Sun 11:30am-3pm; 5:30pm-11pm

Sidewalk Score: 7 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:

Categories:

Traditional American, $$$$, Brunch, Local Favorite, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Private Rooms, Prix Fixe Menu, Romantic Dining, View Dining, Waterfront Dining, American Express Accepted, Diners Club Accepted, Discover Accepted, Mastercard Accepted, Visa Accepted, Catering, Restaurants, Cafes,

The Low Down

EDITORS TIPS

Where to Sit: All the seats are good, but a window seat is the ultimate score.

Look Good: Jackets are required in the main dining room.

A Note to Men: Jackets are required in the main dining room.

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.

When to Go: A Sunday brunch is served from 11am until 3pm.

Just Desserts: The famed Brooklyn Bridge chocolate marquise dessert looks better than it tastes, but don't let that stop you.

What to Drink: The River Cafe's cocktail program is world-class. Don't miss it.

What to Drink: The River Cafe's cocktail program produces a world-class sazerac, definitive gibson, and other old-time classics.

Rants, Raves & Reviews


by at Gayot

Some talented chefs have passed through the kitchen of this legendary Brooklyn establishment, including the likes of Charlie Palmer (Aureole) and David Burke (David Burke Townhouse). Brad Steelman, the current top dog, may lack some of the…
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great place
By James H at Insider Pages

Awesome decore. Went there for a special occasion and did not disappoint. Food was good, waiter was attentive. Their signature desert was very go... Read More


River Cafe is overestimated
By monique v at Insider Pages

visiting the river cafe during our stay in new york was recommanded to us by friends. The vieuw was really great, but that was all. The staff was ... Read More


Fantastic Views
By Nanette K at Insider Pages

You go for the view and ambiance. The food isn't bad but, given the sky-high prices, you could certainly eat better elsewhere. But the view of th... Read More


The Customer Can Go To Hell...
By Peyton G at Insider Pages

My boyfriend and I dined at the River Cafe celebrate my 1 year anniversary with my company. The wait staff wasn't very engaging, but as nice as th... Read More


Excellent Restaurant!
By Elizabeth T. at Judy's Book

River Cafe is a wonderful restaurant. It is located under the Brooklyn Bridge and offers an amazing view of Manhattan. Aside from the atmosphere, t... Read More