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Bridge Café

279 Water St., New York, NY 10038 40.708529 -74.001302
at Dover St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-227-3344 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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Sun-Mon, 11:45am-10pm; Tue-Thu, 11:45am-11pm; Fri, 11:45am-midnight; Sat, 5pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Classic NY
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic


  • Full Bar




This location is temporarily closed due to Hurricane Sandy.

The oldest surviving tavern in New York and one-time home to a brothel, the Bridge Café is located in a simple wood-frame building erected in 1794. Although times have changed and the Brooklyn Bridge has since been built next door, the old speakeasy continues to thrive thanks to a modern mix of eclectic American entrées. The uniformly excellent menu includes standouts like a tender buffalo steak with lingonberry sauce.

Recommended Dishes

Calamari with spicy tomato aioli, $9; buffalo steak, $29