The River Café

Modern American

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Since 1977, The River Cafe has showcased sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty from its DUMBO location on the East River. Refined New American dishes change with the seasons but include the likes of poached Nova Scotia lobster atop squid ink cavatelli pasta, roasted rack of lamb with Swiss chard cannelloni or pressed terrine of foie gras on griddled brioche, as well as the popular Brooklyn Bridge dessert of milk chocolate marquise with raspberry sorbet and meringue. The full bar features a multi-time Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner for its expansive wine collection.

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  • One Michelin star 2014-2017
  • Two stars from the New York Times
  • Zagat rating of 4.6 out of 5

1 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  • Price Range: $$$$
    Atmosphere: Refined, Romantic, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Jacket / Tie Required
    Good For: Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, View
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (718) 522-5200
  • Private Dining Room: Yes