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The River Café

The River Café

Address :
1 Water St. USA - 11201 Brooklyn11201Brooklyn
Phone :
(718) 522-5200
Website :

Cuisine Contemporary

Over $75

Thanks to its enviable location and stunning skyline vistas, this waterside favorite more than lives up to its reputation as one of the dreamiest escapes in town. Delicate details like fresh, fragrant flowers, beautifully set tables, and cozy rattan chairs make for romantic environs-and though the tight space has a way of turning intimate whispers into public displays of affection, all will be forgiven after a bite or two of Chef Brad Steelman's solid-as-ever cuisine. Launch into plump wild shrimp smothered in creamy Hollandaise and served with crunchy white asparagus for added texture; or the perfectly crisped crab cake arranged with creamy uni, avocado, and a light herb salad. Pearly white halibut with roasted maitakes is a testament to the kitchen's focus on simplicity and supreme freshness, while a glistening rack of mint- and mustard seed-glazed lamb-charred on the outside with an evenly pink interior-exemplifies its artistry. Enjoy dessert, as the mouthwatering offerings (think milk chocolate soufflé with melted marshmallow, or dark chocolate marquise topped with a replica of the nearby Brooklyn Bridge) are a veritable education in soigné presentations and sumptuous flavors.

Useful Information

Main services

  • Brunch Brunch
  • Restaurants offering valet parking (tipping customary) Restaurants offering valet parking (tipping customary)
  • Private dining rooms Private dining rooms

    Public transport

  • High St

Payment options

Opening hours :

Lunch Sat - Sun, Dinner nightly. Contacter l'établissement pour confirmer ces informations.

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