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Birthday Dinner at The River Café

I’ve celebrated my last three birthdays abroad, a tradition I very much enjoy, as you can imagine!

But since this is one of the busiest summers of my life, I decided to stay local and celebrate my 32nd birthday in New York City!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

The weekend before, Greg planned a special dinner for us at a restaurant I’d been wanting to try, The River Café.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

It’s located in Brooklyn, right at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

And with a location right along the East River, the restaurant has gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

We arrived for the early seating.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

And were sat right along the windows! Greg called ahead and asked for a prime table, knowing how much I’d love the view.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

He was right!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

We decided on the Six Course Chef’s Signature Tasting Menu in honor of the many tasting menus we enjoyed in Paris for my previous birthday.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Greg elected the wine pairings, while I decided to keep drinking bellinis. I normally consider bellinis to be breakfast drinks, but I had one at the bar while I was waiting for our table and it was the best bellini I’d ever had! So I figured if it’s not broke, don’t fix it!

Although, speaking of broken, there was a slight issue with one of my drinks. The raspberries that the bartender put into the glass were covered in mold, and I didn’t notice it until I’d already had a few sips. The restaurant replaced and comped the drink, as they should have, but it was still completely disgusting and nowhere near the standard you’d expect for such a nice restaurant (or any restaurant really).

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

But I hate to lead with the negative, because our food was amazing! It tasted (and looked!) absolutely divine.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Greg and I always believe in saving room for dessert, and the sweets arrived with much fanfare.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Greg’s chocolate dish was crafted in homage to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

And my dessert plate was in homage to… me!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

It was a very happy birthday, indeed!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

I loved our experience at The River Café. It’s such a special restaurant, and will make any occasion that much more memorable. I can see why Greg’s brother proposed to his now-wife here!

You can make a reservation for The River Café here. Don’t forget to call and request a table by the window!

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Afterwards we strolled along the water and watched the sun set over Manhattan.

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

Birthday Dinner at The River Café - Brooklyn / New York City dining - Wanderlust in the City

New York City’s not a bad place to celebrate a birthday, is it?

~A

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