The River Café
Waterside dining with priceless views
American · DUMBO · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.8
Decor
4.6
Service
 
“Is there a more beautiful setting in NYC?” swoon fans of this Dumbo waterfront “classic” whose “romantic” dining room offers “unbeatable” views of Manhattan, as well as a fairy-lit “Garden of Eden” just outside; “elegant” prix fixe–only American cuisine and “exceptional” service complete the “high-end” experience – for which an “expensive” price tag is “to be expected.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
location 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA phone +1 718-522-5200 website www.rivercafe.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Chef's tasting menu
Duck breast
Chocolate Brooklyn bridge
Insider Tip
When you make your reservation, request a table by the windows for the best Brooklyn Bridge views.
Known For
Private rooms
Views
Business dining
Special occasions
Brunch
Lunch
Zagat Mentions of The River Café
Google Reviews
4.3
(581)
Best restaurant I've been to anywhere in the world. The location and view are incredible. The flowers throughout the restaurant are amazing. The service is absolutely superb from when you walk in until when you walk out. The food is unbelievable and the wine list is impressive, and includes some budget friendly options. This is an expensive restaurant but I do not regret a single penny I have spent here. It is absolutely worth it!
CrossFit Dumbo · November 16, 2017
Food was phenomenal. Caviar was exceptional and very generous portions for all three courses. The only disappointment was a presumptuous (and hefty!) tip automatically added to our final cheque. I understand how the tipping system works but I found this a massive turn off to end our night.
Jessica Coelho · January 5, 2018
Pricey but excellent service and food. Brunch menu is better value than dinner. Select an appetizer and entree set. Some substitutions cost extra. Dessert, get the Brooklyn bridge. It is cute and insta worthy but taste itself is alright.
Dan Chiu · January 13, 2018