The Hudson River Cafe

American Restaurant and Bar · West Harlem
697 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Tue–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 109 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Will D.
    "love the Sunday brunch, jazz band"(4 Tips)
    Francs V.
    "They have $15 unlimited brunch drinks ^_^"(2 Tips)
    "amazing sangrias, garlic fries and yucca fries, AND buffalo shrimp "(7 Tips)
    "Brunch was delicious and bellinis were delicious!"(3 Tips)
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  • brunch food
  • live jazz
  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • paella
  • yucca fries
  • outdoor seating
  • hanger steak
  • churrasco
  • hookah
  • crab cakes
  • good service
  • dressy
  • comfortable
  • scenic views
  • garlic fries
  • grits
  • wine
  • shrimp
  • good for groups
  • Märlënë B.

    Great view, awesome drinks

    Märlënë Bëltrë · November 28, 2014
  • Arlie B.

    This place is lit!! Definately i will come back here!! Hell yeahhhhhhh!!

    Arlie Blanco · May 11, 2014
  • New York Habitat

    If you're a fan of Hip Hop and Latin music, this is a great spot to bring your friends to! It transforms from a cozy restaurant to a dance club full of vivacious music!

    New York Habitat · February 25, 2014
  • Francs V.

    Brunch is perfect! The portions doubled practically and the drinks are better! They have $15 unlimited brunch drinks ^_^

    Francs Villar · February 23, 2014
  • Andrew Thomas C.

    The new brunch menu is not nearly as good as the old one... Sundays will never be the same

    Andrew Thomas Clifton · January 5, 2014
  • Harlem A.

    Indoor ambience or outdoor entertainment? Paella with a music bent. Upstairs, downstairs. There is something to please most tastes. Go inside for dining and outside for partying. Upstairs for drinks.

    Harlem Ambassador · August 25, 2013
  • Matthew B.

    Besides the facts that the music can be very loud and the service is a little slow, I do have to say that the music is jamming with 90's beats and the food is savory and flat-out delicious.

    Matthew Barnett · August 9, 2013
  • Dominicana{{FJ}} 2.0 .

    It has a nice patio to enjoy a drink in a summer afternoon!

  • Veronica

    Service sucks.

    Veronica · July 21, 2013
  • Fredstar

    Nice Spot Would Recommend

    Fredstar · July 16, 2013
  • GuzzyGurl

    Brunch was delicious and bellinis were delicious!

    GuzzyGurl · May 26, 2013
  • Amanda

    Such a great brunch deal! Food was pretty good, and drinks were great. Except the coconut sangria tasted like lemonade (which is fine because it was good) and food was a little on the cooler side.

    Amanda · May 6, 2013
  • Maritza C.

    Instruments... But no music #sadface

    Maritza Camacho · April 7, 2013
  • Juan C.

    Empty cups, this place is seriously understaffed. We've been waiting to long to get our drink on

    Juan Camilo · April 7, 2013
  • Rose L.

    1 and a half hour unlimited brunch cocktails, entree, appetizer and live music for $25. Comfortable space, definitely coming back.

    Rose Larios · February 24, 2013
  • J B.

    Eggs Benedict con Crab. Legit.

    J Biggs · February 24, 2013
  • Nicole R.

    Crab cakes on point, must follow w/ Salmon & Rizoto ;)

    Nicole Rivera · February 17, 2013
  • Vincent A.

    Don't waste your time. The security will try to throw you out or cheat charge you for anything, and the music and service is nothing special.

    Vincent Allport · January 13, 2013
  • Sparkie

    Harlem – $21 unlimited bellinis or mimosas with brunch item

    Sparkie · September 25, 2012
  • Subira W.

    Servers need to work on their hospitality. Attitudes r not needed.

    Subira Williams · September 23, 2012
  • Duciel

    First I got patted down and violated at the door, paid cover before midnight, expensive drinks, and carded multiple times within my first ten mins at the door. Last time coming here.

    Duciel · August 25, 2012
  • Eric H.

    Steak & Eggs for brunch is pretty good

    Eric Hamilton · August 19, 2012
  • Eric H.

    Drinking the "Lost in Punt Cana Coconut Sangria" is like being in the tropics...

    Eric Hamilton · August 19, 2012
  • Alonso B.

    Food was good drinks were great might stick around a little longer...Valet definitely took care of me for a few extra $$$ of course

    Alonso Buendia · June 17, 2012
  • Rafi R.

    night club is crazy especially on saturdays

    Rafi Rodriguez · May 24, 2012
  • mary

    brunch is great! amazing sangrias, garlic fries and yucca fries, AND buffalo shrimp

    mary · April 15, 2012
  • Esteban D.

    Parties on Fridays & Saturdays are great, with music, drinks & amazing ambiance...

    Esteban DaHost · April 15, 2012
  • Style Icon

    Have the coconut sangria - it's amazing. Sans all the fixins; shaved coconut, apple bits make it a lil too much.

    Style Icon · April 1, 2012
  • Lukas W.

    How's it good

    Lukas Witek · December 31, 2011
  • Im Jamie J

    Sooooo, I love my Latins...but not the music all night!

    Im Jamie J · October 22, 2011
  • Will D.

    love the Sunday brunch, jazz band

    Will D👌 · October 18, 2011
  • Diane S.

    Ok I really don't Like cold French toast

    Diane Shelton · October 9, 2011
  • Lola S.

    Worst experience ever!

    Lola Soulfinger · September 11, 2011
  • Kristopher J.

    Pins Colada French toast was great. Too bad it doesn't come with any sides. However my side of Bacon sufficed. The Punta Cana sangria was tasty and I'm not a sangria fan at all.

    Kristopher Jay · July 23, 2011
  • MS P.

    Saturday nights is a nice crowd - outdoor & indoor party w/ bottle specials & hookah.For party details & guestlist info visit

    MS PRODUCTIONS · July 16, 2011
  • Opulent Ambiance I.

    Upon arriving hostess was horrible. Then waited to be seating for an intimate evening of wine and dinner and there's a baby stroller at the bar with a woman! I was in awwwww! Babies at the bar omg

  • Kay D.

    Worst customer service in LIFE!!! Management included. 20% gratuity is auto added so they do whatever the fuk they please. Smh!!!

    Kay Dee · June 11, 2011
  • Miss Butterfly

    Great afterwork day spot during the summer.

    Miss Butterfly · June 11, 2011
  • ellen r.

    It used to be amazing here. It was a hot spot and destination... MAX wake up...

    ellen resnick · May 23, 2011
  • Stephanie W.

    Get the churrasco or hanger steak w shrimp!

    Stephanie Wash · April 27, 2011
  • E. J. W.

    Try the shrimp and grits!

    E. J. White · March 19, 2011
  • ellen r.

    This could be the best place and it once was. Now its down the tubes. What fools the owners are. Wake up Max

    ellen resnick · March 11, 2011
  • ellen r.

    Originally this place started off as a class act. The best food and ambiance. Its sad it went down hill. It has a great location and it coukd be a hot destination.Wake up owners...

    ellen resnick · February 19, 2011
  • DeShaun H.

    Great wknd brunch that comes w/unlimited daytime cocktails + a live jazz band. Perfect for those lazy Saturdays, when you live in the neighborhood and don't want to venture to the UWS for ambiance.

    DeShaun Harris · December 15, 2010
  • Julie

    You can only order the brunch special on weekends until 4pm. They have a Jazz band playing and the outdoor space is nice. But I didn't like the food, I'm most likely not be coming back here for brunch

    Julie · October 10, 2010
  • Katie D.

    great brunch! decently priced, great crowd, plenty of seating (inside and out) and a jazz band!

    Katie Desmond · October 9, 2010
  • Tyra O.

    It's the place to be on Friday nights! The paella is fantastic.

    Tyra Orange · September 1, 2010
  • Jeff D.

    Food decent. Hostess wasn't too gracious and asked my brunch group to make room for the non-existent dinner crowd.

    Jeff D · July 11, 2010
  • Erik C.

    It was gorgeous sitting outside by the water but the food i felt was little overprice and the portions were small but go there for the outside bar more then their food.

    Erik Cintron · June 28, 2010
  • Nikki C.

    Don't use the restroom downstairs. Ewwwwww!

    Nikki Charles · May 30, 2010

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