New York City Restaurants
River Café ****
1 Water Street at DUMBO
(Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
Cuisine: New American / Continental
Description & Atmosphere
Located under the Brooklyn Bridge at 1 Water Street, the legendary
River Café looks quite casual from the outside, but it
is considered one of the area's most romantic restaurants, with
of the best
views of the Manhattan skyline, and frequented by celebrities
and politicians alike.
The River Café has been the recipient of numerous awards
including selection as one of the five best restaurants in New
York by the French culinary guide “Gault
Millau”. Impressive wine list.
River Café's Three-Course
Dinner Menu or Six-Course Chef's Signature Tasting Menu may feature
King Salmon, Sea Bass, Atlantic Halibut, and Caviar to Crispy
Duck, Rack of Lamb, Suckling Pig, Steak, Roast
Hen, and Rabbit. The Main Lobster Special is
a house favorite.
And for dessert, we've heard rave reviews
about the the Chocolate
Marquise Brooklyn Bridge with
terrine of toasted hazelnut and vanilla ice cream — Yum!
Setting and Spectacular Manhattan Skyline Views
Enjoy a leisurely romantic dinner — or just go for wine and appetizers — and
savor the atmosphere while piano music fills the air as the lights of the Brooklyn
Bridge glimmer above you. If you can, time your dinner to see the sunset.
Private Dining at River Café
The Terrace Room offers spectacular
views overlooking New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. The
guests. Gift Certificates are also available.
Wine Spectators Best of Award
consistent recipient of the Wine Spectators Best of Award of
Excellence for over a decade, The River Café wine list was recently
inducted into Wine & Spirit magazine's Wine List
Hall of Fame.
Open daily for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Mon-Sat 12-3pm a la Carte Lunch
Mon-Sun 6-11pm Prix Fixe Dinner
Sun 11am-3pm Prix Fixe Brunch
Reservations are required.
Formal dress for dinner.
Street parking. Visit River Café's web site for more comprehensive directions.
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