The River Café

Row 1

1 Water St (at Brooklyn Bridge)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-5200
American, New American, Café
$ $ $ $
Mon–Fri: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM Sat–Sun: 11:30 AM–Noon

Foursquare Tips

  • Enjoy the gorgeous views of Manhattan and solid American cuisine but avoid the special occasion crowds by having lunch at the River Caf. - Inspector
  • One of the citys best views, and excellent food still, after all these years. A sunset reservations best, with rabbit and dumplings.
  • try the salted caramels
  • For special occasions its hard to beat this mainstay with Brooklyn Bridge views. For a more relaxed date, sit in the terrace and sample appetizers, desserts and drinks ($25 per-person minimum).
  • breathtaking experience from start to finish. highly recommend the yellowfin tartare, crispy duck, and brooklyn bridge for dessert
  • The prix-fixe menu includes wagyu steak tartare, poached lobster, and mushroom Wellington. And, of course, River Cafe offers unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge and downtown Manhattan.
  • Dumbo waterfront with million-dollar views of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. Try the salted caramels, Foie Gras and oysters.
  • Provides a great experience from online reservation to the limo taxi service back to town. Fresh flowers welcome, amazing view, top food and service. Guy in front of us proposed, girl cried. Perfect
  • Load up on seafood at this MICHELIN starred romantic spot with famed views of the city skyline, but also be sure to order a few veggies from their vegetable garden in Red Hook. - Green Guide Editor
  • You can sit in the garden for free. Beautiful and shaded.
  • Great Food & Wine and a beautiful view of NYC. Be prepared to spend some loot! It's not cheap
  • They cancelled our Christmas lunch reservation without calling us first. They don't deserve the Michelin star they have just received.
  • Lived up to very high expectations from the service to the flowers to the view...and most importantly, the food. The suckling pig amuse bouche was spectacular.
  • Let me know if you find a place with a better view than here. Classic fine dining but nothing mind blowing or innovative. Three Shells to start, duck breast entree & chocolate souffl were delicious!
  • Dessert at the bar.
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  • Having a Heineken at my favorite place
  • Pessimo! Nao venham
  • Breathtaking view of Manhattan skyline sets the romantic mood. Add delicious food and plenty of ambiance and you've got the perfect spot for a little canoodling. It's well worth a trip to Brooklyn.
  • Apple crumb foie gras, lobster, and sea scallops were amazing! Finish off with Brooklyn Bridge dessert.