The River Café is a slightly snooty Michelin starred restaurant located right under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The best part of the experience are the views but the food was also really, really good. Worth being made to wear a jacket like a kid being forced to go to church.

River Café does a 3 course dinner for $130 and a 6 course Chef’s Signature Tasting Menu for $160. Seems like it would be worth it to pay the additional $30 bucks for the extra grub.

But we were obviously idiots, so we opted out and I’ll probably regret it til my dying day. Or at least the end of this sentence.

The Wagyu steak tartare was perfection and I don’t generally care for the stuff! You really must order it unless you’re some kind of filthy vegetarian.

My Halibut was also delicious, so order that too. Actually, don’t, because nobody likes a copy cat!

Their signature dessert is that chocolate Brooklyn Bridge situation (see below) and while it was decent, people are really just ordering it so they can throw it on the ole IG.

That’s Instagram, mom.

1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
b/t Brooklyn Brg & W Cadman Plz
Phone number (718) 522-5200

Amuse Bouche

Manhattan in Brooklyn!

Foie Gras Duet
classic pressed terrine of La Belle Farms,
parfait with Hudson Valley Farm, cider, walnut and warm brioche

Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef mixed with quail egg,
Cognac gelée, traditional garnish, toast points

Waguy Steak Tartare – all mixed up


Colorado rack of lamb, braised lamb breast and Swiss chard cannelloni,
Sicilian pistachio and arugula pesto, whipped ricotta

Key Lime Soufflé
meringue, graham cracker ice cream

Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge
milk chocolate Marquise, raspberry sorbet,
vanilla ice cream, crisp meringue,
dark chocolate glaze