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Merchants River House

4.4
1166 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Merchants River House is a casual, family-friendly restaurant located on the Hudson River Esplanade with stunning views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty. We have 55 seats of indoor dining and 150 seats on two outdoor terraces, the perfect locale for enjoying sunsets over the Hudson.

Merchants River House serves moderately priced American Bistro fare. The expansive menu includes burgers, chicken, salads and steaks. In addition, there are seafood choices such as North Atlantic Salmon and Fish & Chips. Our Kid's Menu features kid-friendly choices such as mac & cheese, chicken fingers and penne pasta.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 1166 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMissN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good restaurant and service overall, I didn't like the waiters wearing gloves since germs etc ..could transition easily between handling different things. Also the masks they wore were one layer fabric ones so not sure how effective these were, thankfully we were outside not inside. Other than that good ambience, service and food. Cocktails could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great staff and the food quite tasty
Great view of the river
Will be back though on a warmer day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great the staff was extremely kind and courteous. We had a wonderful time. Great view of the water and very quiet and peaceful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

If dining outdoors, ask to be seated on the South Terrace so you aren't disturbed by building residents leaving to walk their dogs every 2 minutes walking past your table and slamming the building gate closed.

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FrankieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was quiet with great food and views. Would definitely come back.

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vipCharlesDickensLover
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is ok. Prices are excellent. Service is excellent. Music on one side of the 2 outdoors seating areas was too loud, people were too loud; we asked to move to the quieter side which was lovely. You're very close to water with nice views.

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vipJonN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great except the sharp pins dropping from the apartment building while we were eating.
Nico was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was exemplary.

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DougM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have lived in the building since 1996, we've eaten here too many times to recall, and never had a bad meal.

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StephanieC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We celebrated my bff birthday over good drinks and food.

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DianaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Absolutely enjoyed the scenery. Staff was extremely kind and welcoming especially Charles! Will definitely be going back. Great spot for romantic dinners, date nights or just a family dinner.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must go and enjoy an excellent meal plus service is outstanding

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Anya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner! Awesome location, great service. The food was outstanding. Certainly coming back soon.

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vipMaurs
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a beautiful place view , service , food . Go before gets to cold !

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DerekC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe. Staff were fantastic. Recommending wines and really going above and above. Fabulous evening.

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RCitron
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience for our first dinner out in 6 months! We were greeted warmly at the door and shown to a spacious table with a gorgeous view of the sunset over the water. The staff was courteous and very helpful, and we felt absolutely safe - everything was well spaced, the other tables were far away from us, the staff were excellent with masks and gloves, and everything was pristine and clean. The drinks were pricey (I mean, it is NYC after all) but expertly mixed and definitely generous with the booze. And the food was delicious. I had the fried chicken sandwich, which was crispy and juicy, with a toasted brioche bun and fries. Hubby had the cauliflower steak, which was perfectly seasoned. All in all, a fantastic night out. Thank you so much!

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NathalieR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and reasonably priced considering the great view! Would definately come back.

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vipDavenport
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great views of the New York harbor and Statue of Liberty. The salmon dish is delicious, although it would be much better if accompanied by something other than kale.

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AUDREYB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was extremely nice , attentive and the atmosphere was great.

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Connie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I asked for my dish to substitute a starch for a vegetable And it was delicious. Salmon cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Too many mice

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TemaraF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

The food was okay and the price was very expensive. The view was amazing

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Paulr
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great food and a really nice view. The waiters and hostess were nice as well. Would definitely eat again even though it was a little pricey.

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REISS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is great but since it’s very windy, we couldn’t stay longer. The host accommodated us at 8pm but gave us a spot when it’s very windy when there was a vacant table on the other side.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The view towards the water is beautiful, the food was all good and the service was fine. I would go back for the view mostly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

me & a girlfriend wanted to eat some food & have a drink by the water, we found this place & it is the CUTEST place ever. the staff was so friendly & amazing, the views are great, the food is great, really such a great find. we kept saying we felt like we were on vacation in paris instead of nyc!! will DEFINITELY be back!!

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KassandraG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place, the food, the ambiance and the service was amazing!

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Alex
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food and service were great, location is pretty, would definitely go back

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The outdoor seating area provided a nice view of the water. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The fried avocado appetizer was outstanding. The service was friendly and attentive. We definitely will return.

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NEFTALIG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! We all appreciated the accommodation and spectacular view!

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome servers, food was deicious. highly recommend!

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marianal
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic spot beautiful view and the food was great!

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vipRichardD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Merchants River House has two patios for outdoor dining with great views of the New Jersey skyline and all the activity on the Hudson River. The two patios are separated by an indoor dining area which will also have a great view when indoor dining resumes in less than three weeks.

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AldoF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The sangria I ordered was watery, tasted nothing like a real sangria, had to order a glass of red wine. I had mussels, very salty, just tasted like salted garlic.
My girlfriend had a lobster roll and she thought is was very good. I guess I ordered the wrong items.
Service was adequate but they did not offer to replace the sangria when I told him I did not like it.

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Rasheda
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The location is decent. The food choices were minimal. The food was ok. The outdoor dining is connected and close to the walkway close to where people come out to walk their dogs.

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Jack
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Staff was friendly and attentive. Was really nice to be able to sit outside (without traffic or people buzzing by) and have a good meal in a wonderful setting.

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DahliaRose
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly service. Delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Cute restaurant. the food was ok with excellent attentions. But what I did not like and I recommend that they should let the client enjoy the meals and not have everything brought so quickly. I felt they wanted us to leave quickly. Ah and the table for 2 it’s too small .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Arrived early for reservation waited 27 minutes to be seated. Drinks were diluted. Meal was disappointing. Under seasoned all in all should have stayed home and cooked.

FAQs

Merchants River House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 432-1451.

Merchants River House is rated 4.4 stars by 1166 OpenTable diners.

Merchants River House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://merchantshospitality.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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