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The Romantic River Café

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The Bottom Line

The River Café is the perfect spot for a romantic evening for two. Dine on gourmet food while looking out at incredible views of the Manhattan skyline framed by twinkly fairy lights decorating the trees. If dinner at The River Café doesn't get your sweetie in the mood for love, then I don't know what will.


  • Those amazing views of Manhattan
  • Incredibly romantic atmosphere
  • Delicious food
  • Great for special occasions like Valentine's Day and anniversaries


  • Pricey
  • Men must wear jackets


  • Location: 1 Water St. in Brooklyn
  • Getting There: Take A or C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge. Take 2 or 3 train to Clark Street.
  • For Reservations: Call 718-522-5200

Guide Review - The Romantic River Café

Dinner at The River Café is a memorable New York dining experience. There's something about that view of the Manhattan skyline that makes New York lovers teary-eyed.

It's hard for the food to compete with the view and the romantic atmosphere, but The River Café offers a menu of delicious options. They're known for their seafood, and the Blue Fin Tuna and Black Sea Bass do not disappoint. Another specialty is the Chocolate Marquis Brooklyn Bridge dessert, an amazing confection in the form of a chocolate bridge. It's almost too pretty to eat (almost).

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