Riverview Restaurant & Lounge

★★★★☆
See Most Spectacular New York City Skyline While You Dine
  • 201 50th Ave

    Long Island City, NY 11101

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  • 718-392-5000

About Riverview Restaurant & Lounge

Hours
Thursday- Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Sunday-Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:00PM
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we had a terrible experience at this restaurant: instead of $89 the waiter tried to charge us $225. When my boyfriend pointed out to him the items that we did not order, the waiter said his computer screwed it up, and brought the bill for

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★★★★★

we had a terrible experience at this restaurant: instead of $89 the waiter tried to charge us $225. When my boyfriend pointed out to him the items that we did not order, the waiter said his computer screwed it up, and brought the bill for

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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.\r
I highly recommend this beautiful

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★★★★★

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.\r
I highly recommend this beautiful

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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!

3
★★★★★

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!

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Came in last Thursday. Great food, outstanding service. Outside area has fantastic view. We'll be back!

5
★★★★★

Came in last Thursday. Great food, outstanding service. Outside area has fantastic view. We'll be back!

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Friendly Staff. My party felt very welcomed!

Cons: Over priced?

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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?

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★☆☆☆☆

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?

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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...

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★★★☆☆

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...

Pros: Out door dining for all 3 meals

Cons: awful service

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I was a little concerned going in because of some of the reviews but I have to say that I couldn't have made a better choice. I took my girlfriend to Riverview last night for her birthday. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The staff is very courtious. The waiter did an excellent job. He was nice and made us feel welcomed. He was also very attentive to us. Granted it was a tuesday night but nevertheless I have been to restaurants where you never get good service regardless of the day. My girlfriend ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. Her words exactly: "That was the best sea bass I have ever had.." I had the Fillet Mignon and I have to say it was great. So, in general, I was very surprised (even relieved) with the entire experience. We will definitely be going back. It is a bit pricey but it was well worth it! I highly recommend.

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★★★★★

I was a little concerned going in because of some of the reviews but I have to say that I couldn't have made a better choice. I took my girlfriend to Riverview last night for her birthday. The restaurant itself is beautiful. The staff is very courtious. The waiter did an excellent job. He was nice and made us feel welcomed. He was also very attentive to us. Granted it was a tuesday night but nevertheless I have been to restaurants where you never get good service regardless of the day. My girlfriend ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. Her words exactly: "That was the best sea bass I have ever had.." I had the Fillet Mignon and I have to say it was great. So, in general, I was very surprised (even relieved) with the entire experience. We will definitely be going back. It is a bit pricey but it was well worth it! I highly recommend.

Pros: Great Food, service, Beautiful View & Comfortable Atmosphere

Cons: None

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I brought my wife and parents to the Riverview over the weekend for a thanksgiving celebration. The people working were courteous and helpful. the bartender makes outrageously delicious martinis and the food was so good. i had filet mignon, and my wife had salmon. everything was prepared well and full of flavor. we really had a very nice time and cannot wait to come back. maybe over christmas or new years!

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★★★★★

I brought my wife and parents to the Riverview over the weekend for a thanksgiving celebration. The people working were courteous and helpful. the bartender makes outrageously delicious martinis and the food was so good. i had filet mignon, and my wife had salmon. everything was prepared well and full of flavor. we really had a very nice time and cannot wait to come back. maybe over christmas or new years!

Pros: wonderful ambiance, great filet mignon

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sometimes i go there and its a great expereince, other times i go and the service is slow. The strip steak is horrible. some of the food on the menu is good but the prices are too much,. portions are small but the prices are hight, thats because you pay for the ambeince and now what u actually get on ur plate.

THere a guy at the front i guess shes the host, i think he has glasses i really dont think he knows what hes doing, never greets us never says anything, i dont know its wierd i cant explain it.

um also went o was inquring about having a party there just to see what it would cost. its like $85 for the food and extra $50 a person for open bar...SO RIDICULOUS

one day i asked for water and they bring me water that they ended up charging me at the end withouth me knowing it, its was ridiculous..

so conlusion the area is nice and all some of their food is good, but the service can be slow, the portions are small and the prices are up there for sure. with this recession that is a BIG NO NO THANKS

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★★☆☆☆

sometimes i go there and its a great expereince, other times i go and the service is slow. The strip steak is horrible. some of the food on the menu is good but the prices are too much,. portions are small but the prices are hight, thats because you pay for the ambeince and now what u actually get on ur plate.

THere a guy at the front i guess shes the host, i think he has glasses i really dont think he knows what hes doing, never greets us never says anything, i dont know its wierd i cant explain it.

um also went o was inquring about having a party there just to see what it would cost. its like $85 for the food and extra $50 a person for open bar...SO RIDICULOUS

one day i asked for water and they bring me water that they ended up charging me at the end withouth me knowing it, its was ridiculous..

so conlusion the area is nice and all some of their food is good, but the service can be slow, the portions are small and the prices are up there for sure. with this recession that is a BIG NO NO THANKS

Pros: restaurant is nice, outdoors is nice, food is ok

Cons: too pricey, small portions expensive prices, service slow

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What a fantastic restaurant ? from the owner, manager, assistant manager, bartenders, hostess and staff ? we had an amazing experience for our wedding! The owner is a masterful planner and took all the worry of planning off our hands. The food was exceptional and we had almost everything on the menu from chicken, fish, to my favorite, the filet mignon ? it all measures up to the finest served in Manhattan. Riverview has a tasty drink menu as well ? try the mojitos. To top it all off, the location is perfectly situated on the water which allows for a view Manhattan that can not be rivaled. Thank you Riverview for making our wedding such an amazing experience; one which we will forever be thankful to you for.

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★★★★★

What a fantastic restaurant ? from the owner, manager, assistant manager, bartenders, hostess and staff ? we had an amazing experience for our wedding! The owner is a masterful planner and took all the worry of planning off our hands. The food was exceptional and we had almost everything on the menu from chicken, fish, to my favorite, the filet mignon ? it all measures up to the finest served in Manhattan. Riverview has a tasty drink menu as well ? try the mojitos. To top it all off, the location is perfectly situated on the water which allows for a view Manhattan that can not be rivaled. Thank you Riverview for making our wedding such an amazing experience; one which we will forever be thankful to you for.

Pros: Food, staff, location, drinks

Cons: None

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A large room with good ambiance where the feel is comfortable. The menu seems to fit everyones taste with prices that don't necersarly dictate whate u might order. The entrees were excellent. Avoid the soup and deserts--- overpriced and nothing to rave about.Over all a good deal east of the east river!!

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★★★★☆

A large room with good ambiance where the feel is comfortable. The menu seems to fit everyones taste with prices that don't necersarly dictate whate u might order. The entrees were excellent. Avoid the soup and deserts--- overpriced and nothing to rave about.Over all a good deal east of the east river!!

Pros: No need 2 go to Manhatten

Cons: Dimly Lit and Techno Music

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Had my daughters party there......
great!
The hostess was a pleasure to work with.
Catered to what my daughter and I wanted
The price was reasonable and the location is great...

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★★★★★

Had my daughters party there......
great!
The hostess was a pleasure to work with.
Catered to what my daughter and I wanted
The price was reasonable and the location is great...

Pros: Great service

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the atmosphere and ambiance is great here
as soon as you walk in you are greeted with the upmost
mannerism
the food is delicious
had the lobster ravioli
awesome!

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★★★★★

the atmosphere and ambiance is great here
as soon as you walk in you are greeted with the upmost
mannerism
the food is delicious
had the lobster ravioli
awesome!

Pros: location, service and delicious food

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the service was pleasant
the best part was the Burger
Tasty

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★★★★★

the service was pleasant
the best part was the Burger
Tasty

Pros: Delicious Hamburgers

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Took my family there loved it !
Great view and very well mannered waiters.
Took advantage of the great prices.
Try the seafood platter delicious.
Gotta go again...

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★★★★★

Took my family there loved it !
Great view and very well mannered waiters.
Took advantage of the great prices.
Try the seafood platter delicious.
Gotta go again...

Pros: Great deals!

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Great view by the water...
Right in L.I.C.
The food was delicious........

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★★★★★

Great view by the water...
Right in L.I.C.
The food was delicious........

Pros: Valet Parking, Great service

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This is one of my favorite spots! The food is great, and the prices are super reasonable. My friends and I enjoyed 2 for 1 in the lounge, after we ate we even split desserts, they were awesome!! (or as someone called it "Orgasmic"!!)

Great food, great music, amazing view & good times!

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite spots! The food is great, and the prices are super reasonable. My friends and I enjoyed 2 for 1 in the lounge, after we ate we even split desserts, they were awesome!! (or as someone called it "Orgasmic"!!)

Great food, great music, amazing view & good times!

Pros: Great for familiy, dates, and even a girls night out!

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I went on a date and we both had a fantastic time and the food was great. I view made me feel like I was in a movie.

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★★★★★

I went on a date and we both had a fantastic time and the food was great. I view made me feel like I was in a movie.

Pros: Very Romantic, Great Food

Cons: The train ride back to Manhattan

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We have spent every New Years Eve and holiday inbetween at Riverview for the past few years. The pre fixed menu is great, the staff is great, and everything is really fun to be apart of. The music is always nice, the drinks are incredible....have the filet mignon, or lobster.. you will not be disappointed. come join in on the fun.

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★★★★★

We have spent every New Years Eve and holiday inbetween at Riverview for the past few years. The pre fixed menu is great, the staff is great, and everything is really fun to be apart of. The music is always nice, the drinks are incredible....have the filet mignon, or lobster.. you will not be disappointed. come join in on the fun.

Pros: theres no place like it

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I had been wanting to go out to a romantic meal with my GF and sit waterside. We found the Riverview on Citysearch, and it gave us all of this. The music was nice, the service was good, the drinks were delicious, the fish was fresh, my GF had salmon, and I had halibut. Overall this was a great experience! We will be back soon.

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★★★★★

I had been wanting to go out to a romantic meal with my GF and sit waterside. We found the Riverview on Citysearch, and it gave us all of this. The music was nice, the service was good, the drinks were delicious, the fish was fresh, my GF had salmon, and I had halibut. Overall this was a great experience! We will be back soon.

Pros: water views, valet parking, food, drinks

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My wife and I went to the Riverview restaurant in LIC and had a terrible experience. We thought we were either in the ?twilight zone? or on an episode of ?Punked?. We went on a Saturday, during Brunch at 12:30pm. Before entering we looked at the menu and saw that they had burgers and sandwiches. Once seated and drinks were ordered, we looked at the menu at the table and no such burgers nor sandwiches were to be found. The menu had dinner items. Who eats lobster and pork chops at 12:30 in the afternoon. We were bamboozled. Before I go on I must say that we did ask both the waiter and the hostess if the restaurant served burgers. We were told on both instances that the menu (menu with burgers and sandwiches) we saw in the front of their establishment was only for the weekdays. We could have left but decided to just have salads. As we waited for the salads, to our amazement, we saw burgers being served to two other customers. I was confused. So I asked another waiter about the burger question and he stated that they did serve burgers but it was upon request. Well, I did inquire about it, but I guess I was supposed to have a magic word or something. We didn?t bring it up with our waiter nor the hostess as to not be confrontational. I will never go their again and suggest no one go there. We were bamboozled, probably for a higher tip as our bill was higher than it would have been otherwise with the burgers. If you go, be prepared to be bamboozled. I am still appalled?

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to the Riverview restaurant in LIC and had a terrible experience. We thought we were either in the ?twilight zone? or on an episode of ?Punked?. We went on a Saturday, during Brunch at 12:30pm. Before entering we looked at the menu and saw that they had burgers and sandwiches. Once seated and drinks were ordered, we looked at the menu at the table and no such burgers nor sandwiches were to be found. The menu had dinner items. Who eats lobster and pork chops at 12:30 in the afternoon. We were bamboozled. Before I go on I must say that we did ask both the waiter and the hostess if the restaurant served burgers. We were told on both instances that the menu (menu with burgers and sandwiches) we saw in the front of their establishment was only for the weekdays. We could have left but decided to just have salads. As we waited for the salads, to our amazement, we saw burgers being served to two other customers. I was confused. So I asked another waiter about the burger question and he stated that they did serve burgers but it was upon request. Well, I did inquire about it, but I guess I was supposed to have a magic word or something. We didn?t bring it up with our waiter nor the hostess as to not be confrontational. I will never go their again and suggest no one go there. We were bamboozled, probably for a higher tip as our bill was higher than it would have been otherwise with the burgers. If you go, be prepared to be bamboozled. I am still appalled?

Pros: None

Cons: Criminal business

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Great food, great atmosphere, great service. It's like stepping into a different world (or country). My favorites were the Assorted Seafood platter. once you try it for a special occasion bewares... You can't stop! You'll be there for every anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day...

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★★★★★

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. It's like stepping into a different world (or country). My favorites were the Assorted Seafood platter. once you try it for a special occasion bewares... You can't stop! You'll be there for every anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day...

Pros: Great atmosphere, service, food and the view

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The location is dazzling. Perfect view of the city skyline.
The food is the best I've had in a long time.
Definetly recomended for a special ocasion. You will not regret it!

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★★★★★

The location is dazzling. Perfect view of the city skyline.
The food is the best I've had in a long time.
Definetly recomended for a special ocasion. You will not regret it!

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Great time, had a great waiter by the name of Alfred on Friday July 25. Weather was perfect and so was the atmosphere. I had the jumbo shrimp coctail, and the talapia for dinner, my girlfriend had the pasta and seafood which was a perfect portion. We also had a bottle of wine and desert and it only came out to $110.00. I say only because that is a very reasonable bill for the evening we had. Very pleasant staff and we even sat at the bar to watch the rest of the yankee game. I was dressed very casual, i saw a few peolpe in shorts and a few suits so it is pretty wide open. I guess as long as your neat. A few people had gotten lobster which looked huge and i also saw a seafood tower which looked good as well. Great experience, will be going back shortly. Im not sure what the policy is for reservations or the crowds, but when we went we sat right away and it wasnt to crowded, but very steady. When we left at 1030 peolple were still being seated. The view is unreal if i didnt mention that.

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★★★★★

Great time, had a great waiter by the name of Alfred on Friday July 25. Weather was perfect and so was the atmosphere. I had the jumbo shrimp coctail, and the talapia for dinner, my girlfriend had the pasta and seafood which was a perfect portion. We also had a bottle of wine and desert and it only came out to $110.00. I say only because that is a very reasonable bill for the evening we had. Very pleasant staff and we even sat at the bar to watch the rest of the yankee game. I was dressed very casual, i saw a few peolpe in shorts and a few suits so it is pretty wide open. I guess as long as your neat. A few people had gotten lobster which looked huge and i also saw a seafood tower which looked good as well. Great experience, will be going back shortly. Im not sure what the policy is for reservations or the crowds, but when we went we sat right away and it wasnt to crowded, but very steady. When we left at 1030 peolple were still being seated. The view is unreal if i didnt mention that.

Pros: Service, food and atmosphere

Cons: NONE

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Me and a group of friends went there on a week night, place was packed. We had a great time. Drinks were fabolous (pitcher of sangria red). Service amazing, our waitress catered to our every need. Food outstanding ( shrimp salad with payaya and mangos). And the view spectacular.

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★★★★☆

Me and a group of friends went there on a week night, place was packed. We had a great time. Drinks were fabolous (pitcher of sangria red). Service amazing, our waitress catered to our every need. Food outstanding ( shrimp salad with payaya and mangos). And the view spectacular.

Pros: Smoking section

Cons: bathroom lighting

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The view was fantastic, however that was about it. The salmon I ordered was dry, nothing of note. The steak my husband got was chewy according to him. Prices were way too high, for a mixed drink was starting at $12! Wait service was slow. Although it was interesting to get out of the Manhattan and see the city from another view, was definitely not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The view was fantastic, however that was about it. The salmon I ordered was dry, nothing of note. The steak my husband got was chewy according to him. Prices were way too high, for a mixed drink was starting at $12! Wait service was slow. Although it was interesting to get out of the Manhattan and see the city from another view, was definitely not worth it.

Pros: Great View

Cons: Everything else

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Great service .
The view is amazing ..Overlooking Manhattan.
The food is great..
Price range: Affordable.
If you want to dine out without going to far this is the place to try.

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★★★★★

Great service .
The view is amazing ..Overlooking Manhattan.
The food is great..
Price range: Affordable.
If you want to dine out without going to far this is the place to try.

Pros: Valet Parking, Great service

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I had reservations on valentine's day for 8:00 and we weren't seated until 9:00. I don't know why they bother taking reservations when they make you wait an hour anyway. The waiter then took about 10 minutes to even walk over to our table, had to wait another 10 minutes for bread and sat at the table for quite a while during my entree with no water or drink I had ordered that did not come. The service was terrible. It wasn't just our waiter, it was everyone. And they weren't even full. There were numerous empty tables all around. The food was mediocre. Definitely not worth the $75 per person. We decided to go there because of their supposed great view of the NYC skyline, however we were seated next to a solid wall so we had no view at all. I would never ever go back to that restaurant. The whole experience on Valentine's Day was awful and really put a damper on the whole night. I don't know if they are any better on a normal night, but I am not wasting one more dime on that place.

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★★☆☆☆

I had reservations on valentine's day for 8:00 and we weren't seated until 9:00. I don't know why they bother taking reservations when they make you wait an hour anyway. The waiter then took about 10 minutes to even walk over to our table, had to wait another 10 minutes for bread and sat at the table for quite a while during my entree with no water or drink I had ordered that did not come. The service was terrible. It wasn't just our waiter, it was everyone. And they weren't even full. There were numerous empty tables all around. The food was mediocre. Definitely not worth the $75 per person. We decided to go there because of their supposed great view of the NYC skyline, however we were seated next to a solid wall so we had no view at all. I would never ever go back to that restaurant. The whole experience on Valentine's Day was awful and really put a damper on the whole night. I don't know if they are any better on a normal night, but I am not wasting one more dime on that place.

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I tried this place two years ago on my last visit to LIC while visiting my sister and the place was not that great. I was here this past weekend and decide to give it another shot. I was really impressed. The bartender was explaining that the hired a new manager about 2 years ago and he changed the chef, changed the menu, changed the staff and really turned the place around. Our waitress was really nice and helpful, the chef came out to our table to answer our questions and even modified some of the entrees to our liking. The food was great, they play cool funky music and they have a cool bar and lounge area. Great place, unlike anything else in the area, very cool and now on the track.!!!

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★★★★☆

I tried this place two years ago on my last visit to LIC while visiting my sister and the place was not that great. I was here this past weekend and decide to give it another shot. I was really impressed. The bartender was explaining that the hired a new manager about 2 years ago and he changed the chef, changed the menu, changed the staff and really turned the place around. Our waitress was really nice and helpful, the chef came out to our table to answer our questions and even modified some of the entrees to our liking. The food was great, they play cool funky music and they have a cool bar and lounge area. Great place, unlike anything else in the area, very cool and now on the track.!!!

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Was here 3 years ago when I was visiting my sister and wasn't thrilled with the place. Well I was visiting again this weekend and decided to give it another try. What a great meal! They've really turned this place around! New menu, new staff. Cool chef who came to our table to explain the menu and even made us something not on the menu. Cool funky music, Cool vibe, Great food! Deffinately worth checking out!

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★★★★★

Was here 3 years ago when I was visiting my sister and wasn't thrilled with the place. Well I was visiting again this weekend and decided to give it another try. What a great meal! They've really turned this place around! New menu, new staff. Cool chef who came to our table to explain the menu and even made us something not on the menu. Cool funky music, Cool vibe, Great food! Deffinately worth checking out!

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Friendly staff, with excellent food. Try the price-fix dinners you'd be surprised at the portions.

Restaurant has a wonderful view of the city i.e. Riverview :)

My family and I had gone on Friday evening (11/30) before heading into the city for a show. We all enjoyed our meals.

P.

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★★★★☆

Friendly staff, with excellent food. Try the price-fix dinners you'd be surprised at the portions.

Restaurant has a wonderful view of the city i.e. Riverview :)

My family and I had gone on Friday evening (11/30) before heading into the city for a show. We all enjoyed our meals.

P.

Pros: Romantic spot, reserve one of the private banquetts. Valet Parking a plus

Cons: none

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THE SERVICE AT RIVERVIEW IS SO OUTSTANDING, YOU FEEL LIKE ROYALTY. THE COOKING HERE FOCUSES ON VERY ELEGANT TASTES OF FINE FOODS, A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE SKYLINE .ONE OF MY BEST RESTURANT EXPERIENCES.PHENOMENAL SCALLOPS AND LOBSTER.AND FABULOUS DECOR, TO -DIE-FOR.

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★★★★★

THE SERVICE AT RIVERVIEW IS SO OUTSTANDING, YOU FEEL LIKE ROYALTY. THE COOKING HERE FOCUSES ON VERY ELEGANT TASTES OF FINE FOODS, A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE SKYLINE .ONE OF MY BEST RESTURANT EXPERIENCES.PHENOMENAL SCALLOPS AND LOBSTER.AND FABULOUS DECOR, TO -DIE-FOR.

Pros: THE BEST RESTURANT EXPERIENCES.

Cons: FABULOUS

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I was with a group of eight visiting from England. As soon as we walked in the door we were put off by a nasty, oppressive smell. We found we were the only clients, though a couple did come in later. There was no sparkling water available. I ordered the scallops, which were tough and bitter, followed by the mozzarella and tomato salad with basil. I think they must have run out of basil and snipped the leaves from their ornamental plant: it had no flavour at all. They had only one creme brule available and had no chocolate mousse at all. A waiter asked if he could 'retire' my partner's plate before he had finished. The only reason I have given the restaurant one star (it doesn't deserve any) was because we were served by a girl called Jill who was utterly charming and who couldn't have been more helpful. The view is gorgeous and deserves a better chef.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was with a group of eight visiting from England. As soon as we walked in the door we were put off by a nasty, oppressive smell. We found we were the only clients, though a couple did come in later. There was no sparkling water available. I ordered the scallops, which were tough and bitter, followed by the mozzarella and tomato salad with basil. I think they must have run out of basil and snipped the leaves from their ornamental plant: it had no flavour at all. They had only one creme brule available and had no chocolate mousse at all. A waiter asked if he could 'retire' my partner's plate before he had finished. The only reason I have given the restaurant one star (it doesn't deserve any) was because we were served by a girl called Jill who was utterly charming and who couldn't have been more helpful. The view is gorgeous and deserves a better chef.

Pros: Jill the waitress

Cons: the food

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This place is a city lovers dream come true... during the warmer months... you sit outside and drink your cocktails and eat fancy delicious food.. and you can gaze into the sunset, or off to the east river views... or the lighting on the empire state building... or just around you.. at the piers that long island city have...
The inside is well lit with generous lighting, and the staff is really friendly. The food is superb, and everything about this place is just surreal. The music is great on Saturday nights, and they have dance parties late night...for the younger crowd.
Over all.. you have to try this place out... at least once.. youll be back, im sure.
Ps they valet park you.. this is just a no brainer

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★★★★★

This place is a city lovers dream come true... during the warmer months... you sit outside and drink your cocktails and eat fancy delicious food.. and you can gaze into the sunset, or off to the east river views... or the lighting on the empire state building... or just around you.. at the piers that long island city have...
The inside is well lit with generous lighting, and the staff is really friendly. The food is superb, and everything about this place is just surreal. The music is great on Saturday nights, and they have dance parties late night...for the younger crowd.
Over all.. you have to try this place out... at least once.. youll be back, im sure.
Ps they valet park you.. this is just a no brainer

Pros: The Views and food; the new park

Cons: There just arent any

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MY WIFE SURPRISED ME THIS PAST SATURDAY FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY.THE SERVICE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WAS IMPECIBLE. I HAD THE SEA BASS AND IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. MY WIFE SCALLOPS WERE FANTASTIC AS WELL. THE MAITER DE CAME BY TO ASK HOW OUR MEAL WAS AND WHEN MY WIFE TOLD HEM IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY , HE CAME BACK WITH TWO GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE. IT WAS AN AWESOME EVENING AND WILL RETURN VERY SOON!!!!

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★★★★★

MY WIFE SURPRISED ME THIS PAST SATURDAY FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY.THE SERVICE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WAS IMPECIBLE. I HAD THE SEA BASS AND IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. MY WIFE SCALLOPS WERE FANTASTIC AS WELL. THE MAITER DE CAME BY TO ASK HOW OUR MEAL WAS AND WHEN MY WIFE TOLD HEM IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY , HE CAME BACK WITH TWO GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE. IT WAS AN AWESOME EVENING AND WILL RETURN VERY SOON!!!!

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I made reservations last saturday for me and nine of my best friends to celebrate my birthday.Before heading i went online to get some directions.I came across the reviews .... I was so surprized with all the complains !! . my boy friend had just took for lunch and I loved it.Since it was too late to cancel,i did not have a choice.
We had the best time ever..and guess what 21$ for 3 cources with so many choices,and greet portions.
I do not understand those reviews.somebody had a bad date????
riverview is the place to be for me and my girls we will be back soon...........

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★★★★☆

I made reservations last saturday for me and nine of my best friends to celebrate my birthday.Before heading i went online to get some directions.I came across the reviews .... I was so surprized with all the complains !! . my boy friend had just took for lunch and I loved it.Since it was too late to cancel,i did not have a choice.
We had the best time ever..and guess what 21$ for 3 cources with so many choices,and greet portions.
I do not understand those reviews.somebody had a bad date????
riverview is the place to be for me and my girls we will be back soon...........

Pros: ambience,music and staff

Cons: can't kiss the cook

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we have moved recently to long island city,and discovered the riverview restaurant.we have been regular diners since.
the view is breath taking, we have come to know most of the server's and they all very attentive and friendly....

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★★★★★

we have moved recently to long island city,and discovered the riverview restaurant.we have been regular diners since.
the view is breath taking, we have come to know most of the server's and they all very attentive and friendly....

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all i have to say that riverview is one the best restaurant that ive dinned at the food was exellent the service is professionel and i would highly recommended to anyone

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★★★★★

all i have to say that riverview is one the best restaurant that ive dinned at the food was exellent the service is professionel and i would highly recommended to anyone

Pros: beautifull place to dine at

Cons: none

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Lets say the food and decor was amazing now on to the service... We had a waiter we could barely understand extremely cocky and spoke so low.... He didn't even tell us about the specials. The funny thing was that he wore a ridiculous black vest while the others waiters didn't. After we finally finished eating and paid the check my date had to use the bathroom i waited for her by the bar, I witnessed the manager harass one of the waitresses he yelled at her in front of the restaurant. That was so unprofessional the only way i would ever eat there is if I ordered out so that i wouldn't have to deal with the unprofessionalism of the staff

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★★☆☆☆

Lets say the food and decor was amazing now on to the service... We had a waiter we could barely understand extremely cocky and spoke so low.... He didn't even tell us about the specials. The funny thing was that he wore a ridiculous black vest while the others waiters didn't. After we finally finished eating and paid the check my date had to use the bathroom i waited for her by the bar, I witnessed the manager harass one of the waitresses he yelled at her in front of the restaurant. That was so unprofessional the only way i would ever eat there is if I ordered out so that i wouldn't have to deal with the unprofessionalism of the staff

Pros: the view and the ambience

Cons: the unprofessionalism of the staff

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MY HUSBAND AND I WERE MARIED TWO YEARS AGO AND COME BACK EVERY YEAR FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY . WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PLACE. IT`S A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE AN AFFAIR. THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. THE VIEW OF MANHATTAN IS SPECTACULAR.

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★★★★★

MY HUSBAND AND I WERE MARIED TWO YEARS AGO AND COME BACK EVERY YEAR FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY . WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PLACE. IT`S A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE AN AFFAIR. THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND SERVICE IS EXCELLENT. THE VIEW OF MANHATTAN IS SPECTACULAR.

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i went to riverview on monday with my wife and i had a great time the food was exellent and the service was to the point i would highly recomemend it to anyone the place is just beautiful i would say that riverview has the best view in new york

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★★★★★

i went to riverview on monday with my wife and i had a great time the food was exellent and the service was to the point i would highly recomemend it to anyone the place is just beautiful i would say that riverview has the best view in new york

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We went to Riverview on a Monday evening around 8PM. It was Restaurant Week in Queens and they were on the list of restaurant. We walked in and were seated in a short period of time. Even though it was Restaurant Week in Queens we were not informed of this and had to ask for the special menu. The food was acceptable, nothing special. The service was horrible. Especially considering out waitress had only one other table of guests while we were there. The restaurant was not crowded. To top it off after we finished our dinner the waitress came over to take our dessert order. We ordered 2 coffees, cheesecake and a chocolate souffle. We finished or coffees and waited for our waitress to come back with our desserts. After approx. 15 minutes when she finally did return she had no desserts. We told her they never came. We asked for the check and left. Not once during dinner did anyone come over and offer to refill our water glasses or our coffee cups despite having to wait more than 15 minutes for a dessert that never arrived.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Riverview on a Monday evening around 8PM. It was Restaurant Week in Queens and they were on the list of restaurant. We walked in and were seated in a short period of time. Even though it was Restaurant Week in Queens we were not informed of this and had to ask for the special menu. The food was acceptable, nothing special. The service was horrible. Especially considering out waitress had only one other table of guests while we were there. The restaurant was not crowded. To top it off after we finished our dinner the waitress came over to take our dessert order. We ordered 2 coffees, cheesecake and a chocolate souffle. We finished or coffees and waited for our waitress to come back with our desserts. After approx. 15 minutes when she finally did return she had no desserts. We told her they never came. We asked for the check and left. Not once during dinner did anyone come over and offer to refill our water glasses or our coffee cups despite having to wait more than 15 minutes for a dessert that never arrived.

Pros: View

Cons: Horrible service, average food.

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I agree with everyone that said the food tasted frozen. I was so looking forward to eating here and it was terrible. I had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat, I'm still waiting for the crabmeat. My husband had the lobster ravioli, which was mediocre to say the least. Even though the view of the city was beautiful it couldn't replace a lacking meal.

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★★☆☆☆

I agree with everyone that said the food tasted frozen. I was so looking forward to eating here and it was terrible. I had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat, I'm still waiting for the crabmeat. My husband had the lobster ravioli, which was mediocre to say the least. Even though the view of the city was beautiful it couldn't replace a lacking meal.

Pros: Our waitress was great

Cons: Food not worth the view

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This past weekend, my family celebrated my sister's graduation at Riverview. Although a private party was coming to a close, we were seated promptly after arrival (which was before our designated reservation time).
We were all impressed by the level of service provided at Riverview. When we left, at least five different members of the Riverview staff wished us a nice evening with huge smiles. It seemed like every person on duty that night came by our table and offered us great service.
The food was wonderful as well. We enjoyed the quality, quantity, and variety of food on the menu.
After the dinner I emailed the restaurant to find the name of the wine we had at the restaurant and within a few hours I was sent a response.

We highly recommend Riverview restaurant! Our total bill was very reasonable for a party of 6!

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★★★★★

This past weekend, my family celebrated my sister's graduation at Riverview. Although a private party was coming to a close, we were seated promptly after arrival (which was before our designated reservation time).
We were all impressed by the level of service provided at Riverview. When we left, at least five different members of the Riverview staff wished us a nice evening with huge smiles. It seemed like every person on duty that night came by our table and offered us great service.
The food was wonderful as well. We enjoyed the quality, quantity, and variety of food on the menu.
After the dinner I emailed the restaurant to find the name of the wine we had at the restaurant and within a few hours I was sent a response.

We highly recommend Riverview restaurant! Our total bill was very reasonable for a party of 6!

Pros: Parking, View, Service

 

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