The Hudson River Cafe

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
West Harlem, New York
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  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 6, 2013
    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.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BarnettAugust 9, 2013
    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.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatFebruary 25, 2014
    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!
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorAugust 25, 2013
    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.
  • DeShaun H.
    DeShaun HarrisDecember 15, 2010
    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.
  • ellen r.
    ellen resnickFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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...
  • Kristopher J.
    Kristopher JayJuly 23, 2011
    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.
  • Rose L.
    Rose LariosFebruary 24, 2013
    1 and a half hour unlimited brunch cocktails, entree, appetizer and live music for $25. Comfortable space, definitely coming back.
  • Francs V.
    Francs VillarFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is perfect! The portions doubled practically and the drinks are better! They have $15 unlimited brunch drinks ^_^
  • Alonso B.
    Alonso BuendiaJune 17, 2012
    Food was good drinks were great might stick around a little longer...Valet definitely took care of me for a few extra $$$ of course
  • 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
  • Style Icon
    Style IconApril 1, 2012
    Have the coconut sangria - it's amazing. Sans all the fixins; shaved coconut, apple bits make it a lil too much.
  • Julie
    JulieOctober 10, 2010
    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
  • Esteban D.
    Esteban DaHostApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Parties on Fridays & Saturdays are great, with music, drinks & amazing ambiance...
  • mary
    maryApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    brunch is great! amazing sangrias, garlic fries and yucca fries, AND buffalo shrimp 
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RiveraFebruary 17, 2013
    Crab cakes on point, must follow w/ Salmon & Rizoto ;)
  • Mike S.
    Mike StreetSeptember 22, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Had brunch here on a Sunday recently and it was good. They have really stepped up their game and this is now THE BEST place to visit and eat at in all of Harlem.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DesmondOctober 9, 2010
    great brunch! decently priced, great crowd, plenty of seating (inside and out) and a jazz band!
  • GuzzyGurl
    GuzzyGurlMay 26, 2013
    Brunch was delicious and bellinis were delicious!
  • Duciel
    DucielAugust 25, 2012
    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.
  • Andrew Thomas C.
    Andrew Thomas CliftonJanuary 5, 2014
    The new brunch menu is not nearly as good as the old one... Sundays will never be the same
  • Eric H.
    Eric HamiltonAugust 19, 2012
    Drinking the "Lost in Punt Cana Coconut Sangria" is like being in the tropics...
  • Eric H.
    Eric HamiltonAugust 19, 2012
    Steak & Eggs for brunch is pretty good
  • Märlënë B.
    Märlënë BëltrëNovember 28, 2014
    Great view, awesome drinks
  • ellen r.
    ellen resnickMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This could be the best place and it once was. Now its down the tubes. What fools the owners are. Wake up Max
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 25, 2012
    Harlem – $21 unlimited bellinis or mimosas with brunch item
  • Arlie B.
    Arlie BlancoMay 11, 2014
    This place is lit!! Definately i will come back here!! Hell yeahhhhhhh!!
  • Im Jamie J
    Im Jamie JOctober 22, 2011
    Sooooo, I love my Latins...but not the music all night!
  • Will D.
    Will D👌🏾October 18, 2011
    love the Sunday brunch, jazz band
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WashApril 27, 2011
    Get the churrasco or hanger steak w shrimp!
  • Mike S.
    Mike StreetMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Unlimited cocktails from the brunch menu is the way to go.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DJuly 11, 2010
    Food decent. Hostess wasn't too gracious and asked my brunch group to make room for the non-existent dinner crowd.
  • Miss Butterfly
    Miss ButterflyJune 11, 2011
    Great afterwork day spot during the summer.
  • Fredstar
    FredstarJuly 16, 2013
    Nice Spot Would Recommend
  • Subira W.
    Subira WilliamsSeptember 23, 2012
    Servers need to work on their hospitality. Attitudes r not needed.
  • Maritza C.
    Maritza CamachoApril 7, 2013
    Instruments... But no music #sadface
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronJune 28, 2010
    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.
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RodriguezMay 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    night club is crazy especially on saturdays
  • ellen r.
    ellen resnickMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It used to be amazing here. It was a hot spot and destination... MAX wake up...
  • wILL H.
    wILL HMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like dancing merengue & salsa, this is the spot for you
  • Tyra O.
    Tyra OrangeSeptember 1, 2010
    It's the place to be on Friday nights! The paella is fantastic.
  • Juan C.
    Juan CamiloApril 7, 2013
    Empty cups, this place is seriously understaffed. We've been waiting to long to get our drink on
  • Vincent A.
    Vincent AllportJanuary 13, 2013
    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.
  • Kris A.
    Kris ArecheDecember 19, 2009
    Happy Hour 4-7pm worth the trip 4 drinks $25... Not bad...
  • E. J. W.
    E. J. WhiteMarch 19, 2011
    Try the shrimp and grits!
  • Hashim W.
    Hashim WarrenSeptember 28, 2009
    For a hearty, lower cost meal, combine the $5 sides.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BlackApril 18, 2010
    The peach bellinis are the truth.
  • Kay D.
    Kay DeeJune 11, 2011
    Worst customer service in LIFE!!! Management included. 20% gratuity is auto added so they do whatever the fuk they please. Smh!!!
  • Cha P.
    Cha P.April 26, 2010
    very nice spot..i enjoyed myself
  • @HarlemVoice
    @HarlemVoiceJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fabulous brunch here on Sundays!!
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki CharlesMay 30, 2010
    Don't use the restroom downstairs. Ewwwwww!
  • Diane S.
    Diane SheltonOctober 9, 2011
    Ok I really don't Like cold French toast
  • Lukas W.
    Lukas WitekDecember 31, 2011
    How's it good
  • Veronica
    VeronicaJuly 21, 2013
    Service sucks.
  • Lola S.
    Lola SoulfingerSeptember 11, 2011
    Worst experience ever!
  • Gerardo V.
    Gerardo VialJune 9, 2013
    Buena sangría y muy buena música el domingo al almuerzo
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