Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is absolutely worth it if it means you get enjoy an incredible waterside meal at The River Cafe. Nestled directly under the bridge, the fairytale-like restaurant offers views of Manhattan’s skyline and Lady Liberty. The winding entrance to the magical place is lined with lanterns and plants, setting you up for a night of pure romance. Elegant new American fare is served in the form of dishes like duck breast with crispy lavender and spice-crusted skin, mushroom Wellington, and sea bass with lobster brown butter and artichoke ravioli. There is a dress code, so be ready to look your very best. If you’re lucky, you just might witness a wedding proposal or two. Make a Reservation.