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River City Grille

4.5
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788 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Currently we are serving dinner nightly with the exception of Tuesdays when the restaurant is closed.
Guests may reserve a table for outdoor dining on our patio or inside the restaurant. Our menu features
Italian-American inspired dishes as well as our most popular items from past menus such as
the Porcini Dusted Filet Mignon With Truffle Fries, Thai Beef Salad
and the River City Burger. Daily specials are also offered.
Tables are well spaced to encourage social distancing and keep our guests safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 788 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNancy
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We ate outdoors at a new section set up to socially distant
It was fine being outside
The food was great as always

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vipUnhappyS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ate inside. Excellent service. Food quite good. We will go back again.

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Girlzniteout
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining experience with delicious menu options and attentive service.

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vipGinaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great find.
Excellent food and service!

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DavidL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second meal at River City and both times we really enjoyed. We were able to relax and have a nice quiet meal. The food is great and they have a nice selection of small dishes and entrees. I had two appetizers which was way more food than I expected. And the desserts really make it difficult to choose. I loved the Black and White Shake!! We will definitely be back!!

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vipChristineK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, as usual. I had the mushroom ravioli which may have been the best mushroom ravioli I’ve ever had. My dinner companions had the steak and the seafood linguine special. Both loved their meals. Three of us shared the apple ginger beignets. They were fresh and delicious. And the order of 5 beignets was just enough for the three of us! I have to remember how much I like this place and frequent it more often!

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kathy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We dined at River City Grille on Friday night. The service was wonderful and the food delicious. I had the ziti with chicken. Try it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful small space just perfect for an evening with friends. Honestly we were pleasantly surprised with the nice ambiance as we entered. We were greeted outside by a valet who helped ensure our parking was correct.

Service right from the welcome was courteous. We ordered cauliflower pizette, crispy goat cheese salad and chickpea bites. All of them were scrumptious and tastefully presented, latter very innovative. For mains we got their cod entree, sesame crusted salmon and grilled shrimps. All of us enjoyed our food and were very pleased with attendant staff who ensured our requests were cared for.

We will bring other friends to this establishment soon. What a lovely discovery. The friends that came with us were planning on the same. Strongly recommended.

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vipSarah
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Our go-to!

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vipnerakeus
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Aside from very mediocre service, the kitchen ran out of one of the specials before 8pm.
Although a nice atmosphere, there was nothing about the food that would interest me enough to return.

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vipLorraineB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband, a friend and I just had dinner at River City Grille We haven't been there for a while(I live in Bayside) and I forgot how good it was.
Everything was perfect from the minute we walked in. Bobby and his staff are very welcoming First they asked if they could take our coat(in many restaurants you have to sit with your coat) The meal was well paced, never rushed.
We began our meal with the Mushroom Ravioli Appetizer It was outstanding. My husband had the jumbo shrimp stuffed with crab meat The portion was quite large Our friend had the Sesame Crusted Salmon,and I had the Simply Grilled Salmon which was cooked perfectly
The menu is quite diverse it has something for everyone
We shared the chocolate molten cake with mint chocolate ice cream( one of the best molten cakes I've ever had)
We will definitely return whenever we are in the area
This is a must try restaurant,I promise you will not be disappointed

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TrikaldarshiP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent meal! Service was delightful, prompt, and answered all my questions.

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vipSdr24
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch.
Soup of the day and Thai beef salad.
Great service.

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vipSasfish
New England
148 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We came for brunch and really enjoyed it. The fixed price menu included a fresh fruit cup, main dish, and coffee, tea and juice. Service was attentive, inquiring about food allergies. Food came promptly and was good. We were not rushed once we were done with our meals and we could easily hear eachother in spite of a nice buzz in the restaurant.

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vipWWWW
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently good. One of our go-to’s for special occasions and when we’d like a nice mean out.

On the evening we dined the dining room was especially loud so that was somewhat distracting, but I guess it’s the price you pay for having a full restaurant and we’re always happy to see a local favorite busy and thriving.

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vipTtowndiner245
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good. Noise level made conversation challenging . Service was uneven. Appetizers came quickly - entrees took way to long and one came long after after all others.

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vipKarynS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was extremely enjoyable from beginning to end!!!
Perfect dining experience!!

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Chris
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just perfect, we had great service and the food was awesome.

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Randi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nicer inside than it looks from the outside. Service was very good. The appetizers were very good. We all ordered a variation of the mixed grill and although it was ok -very plain and needed to be seasoned better and to be served with some kind of sauce for flavor. The almond cake desert was awesome.

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LISAC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

River City Grille is an old favorite - and, once again, did not disappoint. We were warmly greeted when we arrived. Service was good. Atmosphere is good. Food is good. Diners are not rushed out of there.

The $21 brunch menu (although higher in price than when our little group first began eating there years ago) is a good value.

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vipHarris
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, the food was excellent and service was perfect.

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vipBarry
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food fair prices, great service.

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justme
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was outstanding
I am a repeat customer
I travel from fort lee,nj and my friend from northern west Chester. This is our meeting spot

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vipEats
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The portions were small for the price. $28 for a small piece of Salmon and about the same for 4 shrimp. The food was okay but bad value

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Elena
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Food and service is always amazing. I would definitely recommend

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vipaimles1
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time there. Had an amazing lunch. Started off with the fried calamari and cauliflower pizette . The pizette was crispy with bacon and mozzarella and truffle oil, just delicious! Calamari was light and crisp and perfectly fried in a light batter.
There were four of us.
We ordered Korean beef tacos in lettuce cups, spicy chipotle shrimp tacos, balsamic glazed salmon salad and bacon cheeseburger sliders . My shrimp tacos were spicy and crunchy with the veggies on top. Loved them! The Korean beef tacos were just as flavorful in the crispy lettuce cups. My mother-in-law got the balsamic salmon salad. She said it was absolutely by far the best salmon she’s ever had in her entire life! The salad looked beautiful, and tasted just as good. My daughter enjoyed her crispy bacon cheeseburger sliders with her mashed potatoes. Also tasty.
For dessert, we had root beer floats, apple ginger beignets and sorbet. The root beer floats were a perfect ending! The beignets were absolutely delicious! Warm crispy perfection. The service in this restaurant was impeccable. The waiter was friendly nice, busboy was extremely attentive. We will definitely be going back for dinner next time.

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vipJopesjr
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been here a few times. Consistently good service, inventive menu, quality ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of six saying good luck and farewell to three of our closest friends moving to Florida, so three friends leaving and the other three staying in NY. RCG is always our go to place for celebrations with friends or just intimate dining when good service, good food and ambiance is needed. Consistency is the word for RCG, always a pleasant and fulfilling dining experience!!!

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vipLovingnapa
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Not as good as it used to be. Menu has been "dumbed" down. No specials on a Sat. evening which was odd. Appetizers are better than the main dishes.

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vipLelando
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner at River City is always a treat. The menu is creative and good healthy portions. Bobby made a pork shoulder that was to die for. Tasty and not fatty. If I could critique just one aspect of the restaurant, I would say the bottle wine prices are outrageous - starting at $40. There are lots of wines that could be appealing in the high 20's and low 30's. Food for thought.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere and the noise level were perfect for our gathering. We had a couple of senior citizens with us and I was concerned about the acoustics for them. But everything worked out perfectly. It’s a lively atmosphere but you can still hear yourself easily. And the food never disappoints

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JNDK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Food is always tasty and fresh, waitstaff is great!

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Elbratka
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made reservations not knowing about this place at all, was just on the way home with whole family from sports activities. We were pleasantly surprised on how great the ambiance was, friendly staff and most importantly the food was superb. Our appetizers: Meatballs, teriyaki Quesada, fried calamari (although calamari salad was ordered) and truffle fries were out of this world good! Life-changing good! The mains did not disappoint either: their special seafood risotto was very tasty (additional salt needed but did not stop me from leaking the plate), veal cutlet with arugula salad, sesame crusted salmon and penne with chicken were all amazing. Ice cream for desert was cherry on the top of this amazing dinner. Would return again!

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vipDanR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were the first to be seated on a Saturday night the waitstaff were helpful, knowledgeable and there when you needed them . I had the scallops and shrimp and my wife had the fish and chips. Both were perfectly prepared. The chef stopped by to check on our meal and all in all we were very pleased.

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JeremiahC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

1st thing when they give you a menu that feels and looks as it was just came of a computer copier you should not have high expectations. The squash soup was so watery and tasteless. The highlight was the meatloaf and service was very good. The view of the garage service station next door was something I could do without.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our restaurant week experiment was a success. We will surely return to try the regular menu. Bravo

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five old friends had a marvelous time at brunch. Food was excellent. Our waiter, Abraham, was fantastic.

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sarahh
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Enjoyable evening . We were expecting the restaurant week menu but it was not available on Saturdays.
Food good. Lively ambiance. Will be nack.

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MaryannF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The waiter ignored us despite standing very nearby. Never checked after food was delivered, never asked if I’d like a second glass of wine though my empty glass sat there halfway through my meal and had to ask for the check 3 times. There was a bone in my paella sausage and the flavor of the dish was not good. To add to all of this, the watery, tasteless butternut squash soup was on the menu for $8 but we were charged $9. It wasn’t worth either price. I will never return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff was friendly and accommodating. We had to switch tables because we went from 4 to 5 and it happened seamlessly. Most ordered off the restaurant week menu and all was delicious!

FAQs

River City Grille offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 591-2033.

River City Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

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