The River Grill is one of the Newburgh waterfront restaurants that has been a consistent favorite of mine since this strip of riverfront restaurants first opened several years back. A more classy, grownup feel than some of the other establishments (all excellent in their own right, but more "meet markets"), the River Grill is everything you want in a special occasion restaurant for a birthday or anniversary: you have ambience both inside and on the back porch overlooking the river, you have a high quality of food, and you have like-minded clientele out for a special evening.
On our last visit, I had the filet mignon, while guests had the Southwestern ravioli, and a chicken dish. Each entree ran roughly $25, plus we had a coupon that saved us $25 on our total bill.
Was it worth it? Yes. But honestly, I come here mostly when I have a coupon or gift certificate, because the prices are on the high side. I don't mind paying for high quality, and the service here makes the prices somewhat understandable, but I do wish that dishes were just a few dollars cheaper and I didn't always have to go the coupon route.
But I'll be back, no doubt.