River City Grille

4.5
729 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Centrally located on Route 9 in scenic Irvington, this bustling restaurant has been enticing it's guests with an eclectic menu of creatively presented seasonal dishes since 1998. A major renovation in 2014 has the space feeling as if it is new.
Whether you are dining with that special someone, or getting together with family and friends, River city strives to make your experience a memorable one.
The bar room has seating for up to 30 guests, and t.v.'s for watching sports. A special bar menu features small plates. Happy Hour is Monday - Thursday 4pm until 6:30 PM.
Private events are popular with three different rooms to choose from depending on the size of your group.
A creative and season cocktail menu & a global wine list round out the experience.
What 729 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood spot!

F
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was a little gem in so many ways! Our server Mike was excellent with recommendations, attitude and attention to detail. The offerings for the Gluten Free member of our party were numerous and delicious. Drink menu was fun and also included a few Gluten Free items. A basket of treats muffins and breads was a real treat! WE will be back!

7
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very good food. Good service also! Will go back!

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant is not large so I was happy that they were able to accommodate our party of 11. The staff were all welcoming and professional. The food was excellent. I got a lot of compliments for choosing this place!

OT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

City quality food...delicious. Service was excellent; all staff was very pleasant. If you sit close to the bar it is more noisy than if you were in a different location. Nice fresh decor. Will definitely be back.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had lunch before going to Octagon House! Our server was attentive! I had the crab cake with corn and black beans. Delicious!
My friends had salad with salmon! Fresh and cooked perfectly!

n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday celebration. Lovely dinner. Waiter was very attentive.

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

River City Grille remains one of my favorite restaurants. Their menu has many selections that are delicious. And the offer of a half-portion is one of my favorite ways to take advantage of a delicious filet mignon steak at a reasonable price. Other favorite dishes are their crispy goat cheese salad, and the almond cake desert.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was ok; have eaten here many times and this occasion seemed less impressive. Excellent soup of the day; salad over-dressed (soggy). Pleasant service.

US
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Dependable good food and service. Makes you feel like you’re having an evening out.

DD
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

So disappointed! We had a great meal last time we were there. So we picked it as the place to celebrate our son getting his first post college job. The place was filled with little kids. The service was inattentive and we spent a good deal of the time looking for our server. The steaks wer horribly over cooked and tasteless. It took 15-20 minutes to get our drinks. Overall it was so disappointing. Never again.

h
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, cozy atmosphere and outstanding experience

JM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took friend to the River City Grille to celebrate her birthday, first time here. Ambiance was lovely especially with white tablecloths. Tables not on top of each other. Owner greeted us at the door and others were equally welcoming. Our waiter gave us ample time to peruse the menu. Ordered drinks, a shared appetizer and finally the entre. Our many questions were answered comprehensively. We appreciated the waiters attention to our dietary needs and made suggestions. The food was prepared beautifully, and was wonderful. Water glasses were continually filled without interrupting our conversation. Coffee was perfect. Our waiter sent over a dessert to celebrate the birthday girl. Price was perfect as was afternoon. I am from Manhattan and eat out often. If The City River Grille was in my neighborhood I’d be there often, both to celebrate special events or just to eat out. Bravo. Judith

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Post college reunion brunch

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our server, Abraham, was super-attentive and great! Good food, good fun.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My dish at River City Grill was excellent, and not one that I have seen on any menu before. U had orichetti with chicken sausage, cauliflower, pine nuts, raisins and parmesan. Delicious. The blackberry margarita was a big hit as well. We were thankful that we got a table by the window as it was fairly noisy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Appetizers were great, entree fantastic. It was Mother’s Day so the menu was limited but very nice. My kids ate which is always a plus. Only negative which is partly my fault was the dessert. For a $50 set menu to come with cookies as a dessert is a little insulting and the kids meal for $14 didn’t come with a ice cream or something. I should of read the menu first. I would recommend the restaurant on the food and service alone.

SS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant serving excellent food and providing great service

TG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

River City Grille’s food and service is always spot on. This is a neighborhood gem!

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Looked much better inside than the street view.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing!!

ML
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service

MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here today for Easter Brunch & it was delicious!!! Peach Sangria, assortment of canapés, breads, muffin & croissants. The stuffed cinnamon French toast was to die for served with warm maple syrup and walnuts! To top it off, coffee and and a nice selection of Italian cookies!!

L
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

River City Grille is always consistent in delicious food. There is something on the menu for everyone and the portion sizes are ample. Bobby is an outstanding host and he runs a very smooth operation. My one request would be to offer a more affordable wine list. Starting prices for white wines are $40 and reds even higher. Not a great value.

B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

very pleasant lunch with many options. Shrimp and fish tacos were excellent. Gluten-free friend was also pleased.
thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent find! Food was excellent,very well priced. Will go again for sure.

n
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner here. River City Grill is a cozy friendly and satisfying dining experience. We were greeted by a lovely hostess and seated promptly. Other diners were having a good time and this added to a good impression of the restaurant. I had a very good filet mignon with a nice accompaning tomato blend dipping sauce. For dessert was an excellent warm berry cobbler. An excellent meal and we will gladly return to River City Grill.

CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place. We passed it many times and thought we’d give it a try being that it was restaurant week. I was disappointed that they did not honor it on a Saturday night like other restaurants do. Still had a good time.

US
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Quality is not what it should be. Red wine was Undrinkable . Sesame noodle dish was way too sweet. I’ll give them a pass cuz it’s restaurant week in Hudson Valley.

AS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

River City never disappoints.! Great good and service as always. Thanks!

TF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, comfy and elegant atmosphere, spot-on service. Had a great family dinner. I would strongly recommend this place to my friends and all.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent, an enjoyable dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entrees were freshly made and delicious. Service was attentive and helpful. Warm and inviting ambiance. Overall a wonderful meal. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was decent

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

River City Grill is my go to restaurant for dinner or lunch with family or friends.
Patron for the past 15 years . Always consistent with their innovative menu and friendly service

BL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat. Six of us went for a business lunch and everything was phenomenal from beginning to end.

JA
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Reservations were for 7:30PM on a Saturday evening which anyone living in the New York tristate area knows is not late for dining out and they had already run out of shrimp. This was the first disappointment. The second was they add 3% charge for kitchen staff onto the bill. If their kitchen staff is not paid enough pay them more and increase the menu prices by 3% and be done with it. I have no idea who comes up with these ideas. Next you’ll see a charge for the maitre d and another charge for the manager. Where does it end?

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice local Rivertowns place to visit and support for lunch, dinner or brunch. Small menu, but good quality food. Nice small bar in the back. They do something here that I've never seen before...they add a small percent to the bill for the kitchen staff. The men and women who we don't see, but who are responsible behind the scenes in the kitchen chopping, dicing, slicing and cleaning. Kudos to them. Pay them a visit. You won't regret it.....try the fried calamari.

NL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful as always :-)

RO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This place is always good. Menu was a little limited for Valentine's Day so we struggled a bit to find something for a younger "picky" eater, but regardless we were satisfied. Had a nice out-of-the-way table and service was great.

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