About Us


River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is situated in Putnam Park, also known as the CBS Building, the only office building in the State of Connecticut to be located directly on the bank of the Connecticut River. A suburban office building is an unlikely spot to find a restaurant serving first-rate cuisine, but, just one look at the views of the river, and the reasoning becomes crystal clear.

River is the ultimate dining experience, an unrivaled setting with spectacular views of the river, coupled with the highest quality steaks, seafood, and phenomenal Italian/Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. There is nothing quite like it anywhere. Just one visit and you’ll understand completely. Please join the experience, great setting, great food and service, in short, great fun!

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In some restaurants and bars with a beautiful setting, there are often only two or three tables that can really see something spectacular and thirty tables that can’t see much of anything. Because of the way River has been designed, with the long expanse of space running along the Connecticut River, virtually every seat enjoys a great view.

River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is the proverbial exception that proves the rule: the views are sensational but we will make certain that the food is on the same high plane as the setting.