River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
At River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, a multi-tiered deck will allow those who wish to dine alfresco a spectacular, panoramic view of the river and the Putnam Bridge. The views are equally sensational from the interior space where every table in the dining room and every seat in the bar enjoy the magnificence of the setting.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar features Prime Steaks and fabulously prepared Italian food, including house-made fresh pasta, wood-fired artisanal pizzas, locally-sourced seafood, and beautifully handcrafted desserts.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice dinner. They are doing their best with the situation.

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Brian
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice venue. Greeter at the door wished me happy birthday as I had noted it on my reservation but it was never mentioned again on my visit? Food was very good. Server was attentive.

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shirleyj
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely safe, clean, amiable staff. the food, drinks were outstanding!sitting by the river,the ambiance was phenomenal! to be able to sit with a friend,enjoy every moment,feeling safe, couldn't have enjoyed it any more than we did. Friends went 2 days later and loved it! Cannot wait to go back!

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jasonc
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Appetizers, dinner and desert were awesome. Prices were fair. Definitely a spot we would come back to.

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JoeE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great on water.location. great precautions relating to phase 1

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THOMASK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

RIVER RESTERUANT:
Good: martinis, taste of all food, hot lobster roll, awesome fries, river view, and service were all very good.
Bad: fried clams and b sprouts very salty but tasted very good. Rib eye steak cooked perfect and tasted good but VERY fatty.
Overall I would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great out and CoVd19 Freind

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nicoled
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

In the past, the food and service has been spotty, at best. But on our most recent visit, everything was very good. We were very impressed and can't wait to return!

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vipTerrieW
New England
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at The River. We had made reservations and walked in with our masks through the restaurant interior to the outdoor patio by the river, where we took them off when seated. We had a very lovely young women named Justina who was our server and she took very good care of us. The food was absolutely delicious and cooked to our liking and dessert topped off a wonderful night. The tables are space 6 or more feet apart, it's very quiet because there is hardly any people, although all the tables were filled. The view at this time of year is spectacular! The green, green trees with the lovely river view of folks driving their watercraft up and down the river. Please note due to limited seating you can only stay at your table for 1 hour and 30 minutes so they can seat others. We really love this place!

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vipAnthonyA
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu selections. Simply prepared. Generous portions.

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ShawnB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was polite, friendly, and professional. Great spot with delicious food

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had the pleasure of dining at River for the first time on Sunday and we had a great time. The view was perfect and the food was nothing short of delicious!

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Brittney
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Decent choice for outdoor dining. Fast service, great music and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was excellent once we were served. Friendly and quick. Food was good a little on the expensive side for what you got but taste was great. Did a great job social distancing our tables. Beautiful location.

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Julie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great escape! Nice views and good service. Very clean

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Our waiter was so respectful and kind and the food was delicious!

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TVAdGuy
Springfield
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on the second night they were open after the lock down. Dining only outside. They did an excellent job setting it up for social distancing, the service was superb, and the food was outstanding!

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BobR
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our waiter did a nice job, service good and Food good. Only concern was that is was chilly and heat lanterns were put on 30 minutes after requested.
But, we will be back.
~Bob.

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CTgirl
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went the first day of restaurant patio reopening. Everything was top notch!! Food was very good - we had fried calamari to start (so yummy), Cesar salad (my fav), and fried clams. Cocktails were spot on!! Service was EXCELLENT (and I’m picky). The owner was also out greeting all guests. Everyone was respectful of the social distancing and safety guidelines. And as always, the view was GORGEOUS. Just a note - they now have the covered patio in place so you can still enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner whatever the weather!

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Laurier
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was wonderful! Beyond relaxing. Our server Cody was THE best waiter we have ever had. He was knowledgeable and gracious. He put us at ease immediately in regards to the restaurant's practices for infection control during this scary time. He had us feeling like regulars immediately. Our view was stunning. The cocktails were expertly prepared and delicious. The prime rib was more than a bargain and was wed to perfect sides. The manager was a lovely soul who walked us all the way out the front door. We cannot wait to return and hope that River reopens soon. We are on a mission to bring family and friends back with us.

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MarleneA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was outstanding From the food to the service. My friends were from out of state and enjoyed the river view with the lights and moon on the water. A very pleasant place for an occasion except the noise level was a little too high. There was a group of 7-8 at the next table but otherwise Thanks for a nice evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. William was friendly and excellent waiter.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The selection of foods offered for the various buffet tables easily meets the taste of anyone. The wait staff is very attentive, and our server, Justina, was friendly and made our visit even more enjoyable. We can't wait to go again.

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vipkathleenf
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter, Nate, was amazing! He'd only been there 2 weeks, but was attentive and knowledgeable! Food was tasty!

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LoriD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Party of 6 and every dish was incredible. Unfortunately we were too full to try any desserts, but will try to save room next time. I will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great selection of happy hour

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virgencitaf
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time, celebrating my birthday! it was beautiful, food amzing!
amber the waitress so awesome ! I will return soon

thank u
virgin & tony

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking forward to this dinner. Supposed to go on New Years Eve, but my wife broke her hip the week before so we had to cancel. Out Anniversary was March 1st and her hip was much better so we decided to try again. Server was great and the food delicious. Can't wait to go back

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vipPasserby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The lower level of a corporate building with view of the river and highway bridge. All in all, it was a good experience.

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vipdennisR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Management cane around to every table during dinner to ask if all was fine. They truly cared. I would highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food, attentive staff and management.

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vipWelovediningout
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A fun evening during a winter/restaurant week. Three pasta dishes were very good and our server Amber was friendly and very accommodating. The view of the Connecticut River is outstanding and helps to add to the dining experience. We will return at lunch time in the future to have a daytime river view!

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MichaelD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Tina was excellent! So pleasant and friendly. Food was wonderful

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Italiannight
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went for brunch and wasn’t a fan of the theme

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ScottL
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice meal-pasta, salmon,and great service. Also, a beautiful spot on the river.

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vipRichardV
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was slow. Waitress handling multiple tables. Waited 20 minutes to place order. After order, pace was steady. Some of the food was overcooked. What was not overcooked was good.

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patricep
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The setting for The River is lovely. It was clear that there are issues with the service. We were not the only table who had problems. The drinks took a very long time to arrive & one of us got the wrong drink. My husband & I had the Chateaubriand which arrived cold. Our check was incorrect & had to be redone. All that said the staff is friendly & polite. Hopefully it was just an off night although we have heard the same issues from friends that have gone before.

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Wowbaggerip
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. My wife and I were very happy with the food, and the service was excellent. I've never had someone come by to check that my steak was cooked properly. That was most welcome. Excellent desserts also. Surprising level of dedication considering it was such a busy night (Feb 15).

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Serrvice! Very friendly staff and the ambiance for Valentine’s was amazing. Will definitely be back in the summer, the view of the River is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, especially for Valentine's Day. Terrific atmosphere, and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance. Wait staff was excellent. Food was good

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River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 257-3344.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

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