- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
pan roasted Colorado lamb loin, merguez sausage, "stuffed" baby eggplant, spring English peas, natural lamb reduction
Hot Foie Gras
sautéed duck foie gras, Pell Farms strawberry and caramelized onion crêpe, strawberry vinegar gastrique, toasted pistachio
Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg, Cognac gelée, traditional garnish, toast points
what an amazing experience! this place is not something you can read about it, nor appreciate in photos. nothing comes even close to the atmosphere, quality of service, creativity of it's menu and their attention to details and neccesities of each guest. If you can afford it, you NEED to try it out, even once in your lifetime.
Wonderful atmosphere, flavorsome food and ideal service. Will return again.
From the greeting to the goodbye, it was perfect across the boards. No weak links at all. The food was marvelous, as usual, and the setting is like no other in the city.
The River Cafe is our go-to destination for special occasions, because they always deliver a first class experience.
An outstanding, albeit pricey experience as would be expected at a restaurant of this caliber.
The location is outstanding, the food superb, and the staff exemplary.
Unique, special and great service! The food was wonderful and the ambiance was great!
Great staff, very attentive and knowledgeable
Such a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and amazing service. A wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary.
Very good and unique
The River Café more than lived up to expectations! What an amazing view from every seat in the restaurant, amazing food, great drinks, and great service! Alex took good care of us and we had a great discussion about whisky. We will definitely be back when we return to New York.
It was a pleasure dining at The River Cafe. Their attention to detail was unlike any other restaurant I’ve dined at. Each staff member was focused on ensuring that the night was one to remember. The food was top notch and I left very satisfied. Good value for money.
We come here every year. Beautiful setting and excellent cuisine.
The best restaurant that I have ever been to !
amazing views amazing dinner and wine will go again i love it
Would love to come back again.
Food was excellent and love the view as well. Amazing experience
Reserved 2+ months in advance, they contacted me weekly to confirm, which I did. Then they called days before to confirm, which I did. Then asked about my special occasion, which I confirmed. Got to the restaurant and after all that they sat us in a small booth, near the back corner and away from anything that felt special. Really? Food was excellent and service was great until we were done and then no one to be found for our bill so we waited and finally flagged someone down to help. Frustrating experience overall.
The service, food, and ambience werw amazing. Perfect place to celebrate our wedsing anniversary.
Excellent food, service, and ambience. The staff is extremely attentive; the food was amazing.
Impeccable food and experience. The views of the city are beautiful. Will return for sure
30th Wedding Anniversary. The total experience from the staff to the food to the ambiance was great.
Fue una experiencia única, la comida, el servicio y el lugar son fantásticos, debo decir que no es nada económico pero si tienes la oportunidad, Do it !
Me encanto el lugar ! Lo recomiendo totalmente , la comida excelente y el servicio igual ! Reserva con tiempo que esta súper lleno
Hermoso lugar, gran ambiente. La comida es buena y la atención también. El precio es caro unos dólares 300 por persona
Great service from the minute you show up to their front door, till when you get to exit. Amazing time and excellent venue. View was great! Food was brought up on time, not to mention how delicious it was. I will definitely be back. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and he loved it. 10/10.
The River Cafe is a very special place. Elegant atmosphere with outstanding service. Fixed price menu with several delicious appetizer, entree, and dessert choices. Portions are not large but there was plenty and we left very satisfied.
Breathtaking views of the Manhattan night skyline from all over the restaurant. We recommend arriving early for photo ops on the adjacent pier and in their beautiful courtyard.
Men are required to wear a jacket, and ties are preferred.
Get your reservation early. This place is quite popular.
Wonderful ambience, great food--especially the foie gras appetizer--worth the cost!
Wow - what a place but WOW - WHAT A TERRIBLE ATTITUDE.
First of all, nothing is genuine - let's start there.
This place is no welcoming AT ALL. Everyone is a robot, programmed to act as if they're providing outstanding service but you can see right through it. The location is amazing, the restaurant beautiful - everything seems to work, but it falls way short.
No one is genuine, they are aware they are in a very fancy restaurant and they just act as if.
The first guy you see is literally blocking your way asking: "What can I do for you..." No question mark... When it should be- "Good evening! Welcome! Do you have a reservation for tonight? " Then, the girls inside have ZERO personality. No questions no chit chat, no fun pitch telling you about where you are - only worried about you not following their dress code.
Remember! You're about to spend a boatload of money for so-so food!
At this place, with these prices it should be all be P-E-R-F-E-C-T !
The headwaiter is another robot with no personality and they sit you at a table with a cable that runs between you and your date.
The view of the harbor is blocked partially by a huge awning and reservations in the earlier slots get crappier tables.
Then - the selling begins, done in a style that makes you feel as if they think you can't afford to be there but that even if you can they will almost guilt you into buying the extra items to raise their revenue to the tune of $300 per person.
If I go to this place and I want a glass of wine or a bottle of wine or two - I ask for it... I don't need someone coming to my table every 5 minutes to sell it to me - it's ridiculous. There were at least 10 employees standing right by our table waiting to pounce on tables interrupting and being kind of a pain.
Then comes the food. SURPRISINGLY NOT THAT GREAT! As a contender for a culinary art contest - yes... but as a gastronomy contendor I would give it a B+ at most.
The octopus appetizer was sublime and it overshadowed the extre
I took my boyfriend for special surprise birthday dinner here, one of the best experiences I've had.
The food was amazing, the staff friendly, and so courteous. The service was impeccable, they were on top of every step of how the timing the food was brought out and to when the water was poured.
Definitely will be coming back here again for special occasions
I loved it, everything is good, the food is spectacular, the ambience is cool, the service and the attention 10/10 I highly recommend it.
Food, Service, and Ambiance was great but you have to get buy Appetizers, and dessert along with your Entrée. Makes this place very expensive and I don’t know if it was mandatory but the waiter pitched it to me as if it was and when I got the bill I was shocked! To say the least…
Celebrated our anniversary. Fabulous as usual! Hope to return soon.
Could not have chosen a better place! The venue, the location, the view, the service, staff and last but not least, the food…all outstanding!
We celebrate our anniversary here every year. It is always a pleasure to make the trip here from the Jersey Shore. The food is always top notch and the service impeccable. I highly recommend eating here.
JUST AMAZING, WE HAD A TABLE BY THE WINDOW AND ENJOYED NOT ONLY THE FOOD BUT THE VIEWS..GROUNDS ARE AWESOME TOO.
They used to do a tasting menu which was a great experience, and made it feel worth the price tag. Now you only get to pick a starter, main and desert for $180… the food was good but definitely not worth the price any more with no tasting menu
Romantic atmosphere, beautiful view, delicious meal
Always a very positive, memorable experience. Ambience and gracious service
are both first class: truly professional but in no way pompous atmosphere.
Can't image anyone not having an very enjoyable experience Prix fixe menu
offers sufficient choices, is delicious and, we thought, fairly priced for NYC.
Very bad food
Amazing atmosphere, had live piano. Food was great, specially the sides of the main dishes.
My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our wedding anniversary at the River Cafe - the food was delicious and interesting, the setting was so romantic, and the best thing (we thought) was the service. We are both long time New Yorkers and this felt like a special, old school New York experience.
It was wonderful!! Amazing, best dinner in our trip to NYC
River Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 8392 OpenTable diners.
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.