The River Cafe is not the cheapest place to eat in New York by any means, but it is on everyone's short list of places with best view and ambiance. The food is excellent and the service is top-notch as well. Basically, this restaurant has simply the best view of the Brooklyn Bridge of any restaurant in the city. Best time to go is at sunset and reservations are essential. For the budget-minded, come just for drinks at the bar or come during the twice-yearly Restaurant Week promotion.