Queens >Restaurants > The Riverview
2-01 50th Ave, Long Island City, NY | Directions 1110140.743699 -73.958493
Mon - Sat: 11:00am- 3:00pm Dinner:
Mon - Thur: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri - Sat: 3:00pm - 1:00am
Sun: 3pm - 10:30pm
Brunch Sun: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mon - Thur & Sun: Till 1:00am
Fri - Sat: Till 2:00am
Neighborhoods: Hunters Point
This is one of my favorite spot, very relaxing the food is great all the times , celebrated my engagement and my wedding here , it was very well organized . The staff is very good. Love their drink menu.
I highly recommend this beautiful place.
would NOT go back.Service ok but unfriendly,filthy bathroom. – The high prices you're going to pay is for the view not for the food. The bar drinks were Eh, ok to say the least. The stuff tilapia was horrid...tasted like cardboard. We thought the dessert would be better, Wrong! $170 down the toilet...oh speaking of bathroom , the mens bathroom was disgusting. The floor was wet, the trash can filled with hand towels n all over the floor, no soap, and no hand towels left.
Go to son cubano in edgewater nj instead.
Great place to relax and enjoy your dinner – There is something about their atmosphere that makes me come back nearly every week. Place is open till late, no dress code. Good food: my favorite is the seafood spaghetti. Highly recommended!
BEWARE - Bait & Switch Shake Down Artists At Work! – Wish there was a no stars option because they don't even deserve one! Where do I begin? Maybe it's by saying that if you're thinking about having an event at this place, learn from my mistake and don't take a chance with allowing them to ruin it the way they ruined my sister-in-law's wedding reception. Let me provide some specific examples and start with the worst, which was the fact that these "decent" people actually called the cops and threatened to have the bride and groom arrested over a billing dispute for services they claim were provided which were not covered in the contract. And no, they didn't call the cops while the bride and groom were there, they waited until they left and were on their way home, claiming that they ran out on a bill for extra charges that were left unpaid!!!!! And what were those services? 1) asking the Manager, Tom, to put it a CD and play cocktail hour music, as well as other CD's for the bride & groom's first dance with each other and their respective parents! As Tom said in his pathetic attempt to justify his stance, "it's like you got a DJ for free." Our response to Tom was if there was a problem with the request, why didn't you say so when it was made? The answer became clear that it was because they were keeping a running list of all of these little extras to justify hitting the bride & groom up with $1000 bill, not even at the end of the night, but before they even got to cut their cake! There's the "decency" of this place shining through again. 2) Asking their wait staff, who we thought were assigned to our event, to help light candles as part of the decor. Real time-consuming manual labor involved here! At the time, there was more wait staff working than there were restaurant guests. I could list five more ridiculous examples but I think you get the point, which is that this place does not put your satisfaction above anything. To think that they would ruin a couple's wedding night, never show any bit of remorse for the misunderstanding and try to handle it professionally, and basically dare me to write this review with a snide comment of "we don't care about any web sites you want to make a comment on," just shows their arrogance and complete lack of regard for making your event the best it can be. As Tom said, "we're just a restaurant and not a catering hall," which is exactly why you need to move one to a more reputable place and give them your money because these guys will take it and figure out how to wring more out of you. The shake-down artists part of this review has to do with the fact that they clearly were watching what we were doing to only be able to throw it in our faces later. As with the CD example earlier, they also provided specific arrival times for guests who arrived earlier than the scheduled start time or for family members who arrived early to decorate. NEVER did they inform us that there was any problem with anything. They just made their notes and kept everything in their back pocket for six hours until the time came for the shake down to begin! Wouldn't the decent thing to do be to apologize for the dispute, try to put the wedding couple at ease, and talk it out rationally? Instead, they came on so strong that other family members had to intercede when it became apparent that there was a problem because of the animated way that the restaurant staff was speaking to the bride and groom. Guess disputing the charges wasn't something they wanted to hear. At the end, the bride and groom returned to the restaurant, under threat of arrest, and the police shortly left because even they saw how ridiculous the restaurant's claims were because they even questioned what the amount the restaurant was looking to charge. Do yourself a favor and don't consider giving this place a penny of your money, unless you could care less about losing it and being left completely unsatisfied.
Restaurant with a view – Celebrated my fathers birthday here. The food tasted very good. The family seafood entree was very good. The main entree was also very good. We order a bit of everything on the menu. Price is high but the food is good, so I would come back again.
Good food, but could care less about music choices – This is a good place, the location is nice. The food was great. The choice of dancers that performed for our new years dinner was very good.
But 3 straight hours of spanish music from salsa, bachatta and reggaeton made things unbearable. Now before you throw your race card, my wife is spanish and so was my best man who were there. One song was fine but the constant drone of spanish music plus the cheesy 70's and one 50's "white music" came on (as the DJ called them). We just had to leave.
This place hires DJs that only cater to a certain crowd of his choice and not the crowd that is actually there. After bearing it for 3 hours straight, we decided we didnt feel welcomed there (we went outside and met others that felt the same).
Do not go here for any big holidays unless you like to hear music that sounds the same from one song to the other.
Best dining experience in NYC – What a beautiful restaurant with amazing views of Manhattan. The food is excellent and so is the service. I highly recommend this one of a kind NYC dining experience.
Nice for one time special occasion. – Went for Mom's birthday brunch/lunch. They honored reservation on Sunday afternoon very well. Be aware. We were offered water for the table but were not told the Voss bottles of water were $8 a piece. Food was OK. Nice view of river and NYC.
Very disappointed – My husband made a morning reservation for brunch on Mother's day. . However, when we arrived at the restaurant we learned that the menu was changed and only a dinner menu was offered. In town that loves brunch, why on earth would you change the menu to an all dinner menu on Sunday at 11:00am?
I apologize that you were very disappointed on Mother's Day. For the past several years we have always offered a Mother's Day Menu instead of our normal Sunday brunch. I also apologize that your husband was ill-informed, however all of our websites made note that a "brunch menu" was not an option for Mother's Day. Our hostess of several years confirmed every appointment and made sure that each one knew that there was a special Mother's Day menu and not the normal Brunch menu.
I do agree that many New Yorkers do love brunch, but they do enjoy dinner foods as well.
I hope that you will join us next Sunday for our delicious Brunch menu.
Please call or email us to let us know if we can be of any further help.
Thank you kindly,
GorgeousView Terrible Service – This is a million dollar view and an amazing spot, the food if and when you get it, is very good, not fabulous. its awful that the service is beyond slow and the staff just doesn't get it. I will go back as I have for drinks and the view and NOT spend major money on the food...
Thank you for your comments. I hope when you come back for drinks you will notice that we have addressed this issue with our staff and you will stay for dinner. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know your concerns.
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