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Riverview

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2-01 50th Ave., Queens, NY 11101 40.743579 -73.958358
at 2nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-392-5000 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

riverviewny.com

Hours

Mon-Thurs, 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave.; G at 21st St.

Prices

$16-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Long Island City

Profile

For a glimpse into the future of the Queens waterfront, Long Island City's Riverview makes an apt crystal ball. Nestled on the ground floor of one of the borough’s newest and tallest high-rises, decked out in chi-chi modernist décor, and with virtual dibs on the bucolic Gantry Plaza State Park and pristine Midtown Manhattan skyline, it's a far cry from the dingy delis and rundown coffee shops tucked among the industrial blight lining—for the time being—of Hunters Point's East River shoreline. But you may find reasons to like it anyway. For one thing, Riverview offers an uncharacteristically peaceful NYC outdoor dining experience; for another, the food is commendable. For starters, the mesclun salad's truffle dressing has a pleasant, lasting earthiness. And entrees like the seafood fettuccini, with its potent lemony broth and basil notes are flavorful. All in all, the Riverview's meals are distinctive, ample, and reasonably priced, not unlike Queens. Well, back in the old days, at least.

Recommended Dishes

Seafood fettuccini, $21

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