2019: Brooklyn Voted River Café Best Atmosphere!
1 Water St.
(718) 522-5200 – www.rivercafe.com
The River Café opened in June of 1977 in a forgotten and abandoned neighborhood by the Brooklyn docks – desolate except for trucks waiting to enter the piers. It soon emerged as the forefront for the arrival of Classic American cuisine on the East Coast, searching out the finest and purest ingredients in every aspect (and boasting a view like no other in the borough). The now-landmarked, newly renovated eatery — which overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge — offers a New American menu with stunning views of Manhattan, all at an affordable price. Couple all of that with its stellar staff and pre-made photo ops and it’s easy to see why the River Café takes the cake when it comes to best wedding rehearsal dinner spot in Brooklyn.
2017: Brooklyn Voted River Café Best Atmosphere!
One Water Street (718) 522-5200 www.therivercafe.com
This landmark eatery in the heart of DUMBO is renowned not just for its superb food and refined service but, perhaps most notably, for its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. First opened in June of 1977, the restaurant – now newly renovated – has been serving up an American menu (which blends both classic and innovative cooking techniques with American and international styles) as well as an unbeatable atmosphere. Its views aside, the décor at River Café is enough to take the cake alone. Walk in and be transported, as River Café is more than just an award-winning restaurant – it’s an experience. No wonder it’s the best in the borough.