The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn
(718) 522-5200


Monday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Thursday 5:30 - 11:00 PM
8:30 - 11:30 AM
Friday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 - 11:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 - 11:00 PM


Google Google: 4.4
Facebook Facebook: 4.8
Tripadvisor Tripadvisor: 4.5

Recent Comments

Caitlin Donaldson

Gorgeous view, incredible food and really lovely staff!

Simone Collins
The River Cafe serves the best Christmas dinner anyone in our family has had, and we have been to some top drawer Christmas dinners at other NYC more

Great food with stunning views. Staff were plentiful and very attentive, a very efficient and pleasant experience all round.

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More Info

Parking: Valet
Attire: Formal (Jacket Required), Formal
Cuisines: Caterers, American, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine


#Appetizer | #Caviar Service | #Main Course


Taylor Bay Scallop Ceviche
chilled on the half shell with sea beans, tomato, coriander
Chilled East and West Coast Oysters
Beau Soleil and Kumamoto oysters, lemon pepper granita
Pork Belly
smoked and slow-roasted Niman Ranch pork, poached egg, creamy white polenta, grilled peach, pork jus
Crisp Duck Egg
creamy spinach, duck foie gras sauce, Sauternes pickled baby onion
Scottish Salmon
lightly cured and smoked over fruitwood, mini fresh baked bagel, squash blossom, artisanal cream cheese
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
pressed mosaic terrine, maple ~ cider ~ verjus reduction, toasted walnut, warm griddled brioche
Asparagus Salad
jumbo green asparagus, fresh Burrata cheese, curly frisée, roasted sweet peppers, white balsamic vinaigrette, semolina crouton
Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef mixed table side with quail egg, Cognac gelée, traditional garnish, toast points

Caviar Service

each served with traditional garniture, toast points, tiny corn pancakes
Tsar Imperial Ossetra (Italy)$170.00
Royal White 'Transmontanus' Sturgeon (California)$85.00

Main Course

French Onion Omelet
farm eggs, three varieties of caramelized onions, brandy flambé, crusty gruyère cheese, rosemary roasted marble potatoes
Niman Ranch Strip Steak
Char grilled with red wine mushroom marmalade, whipped Russet potatoes. $7 supplement
poached Nova Scotia lobster, squid ink cavatelli pasta, lobster infused marinara, lobster claw and spinach gratin
Duck Breast
crispy lavender and spice crusted skin, tender braised red cabbage, sweet potato spaetzle
Waffle Eggs Benedict
poached eggs, oatmeal and grain waffle, lightly smoked ham loin, classic lemon hollandaise
Golden Pancakes
buttermilk pancakes, gold dusted milk chocolate, caramelized hazelnuts, smokey bacon, Vermont maple syrup
crusted with shrimp and chorizo, grilled baby zucchini, romesco sauce, Spanish olive oil, lemon
Mushroom Wellington
vegetarian roasted mushroom, truffled mushroom duxelles, crisp puff pastry, vegetarian bordelaise

The River Cafe

1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201