The River Cafe is one of my favorite places in New York, and I wrote about it being a total mood-lifter here. That post showed the view overlooking an icy East River, but here is a recent summer shot I took. The view, the view! It's unmatched in New York. Did you know Jerry Seinfeld loves eating New Year's Day Brunch at The River Cafe? Or at least he used to before he had kids.