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21 Must-Try Restaurants in Riverdale, the Bronx

By: The Sandhya Tidke Team, BHS Riverdale

Riverdale is easily one of the most popular areas of the Bronx for dining. The neighborhood's diverse cuisine is reflective of the vibrancy of the borough.

Looking to experience the flavors of Riverdale? Here is a roundup of the neighborhood's top restaurants, curated by the Sandhya Tidke Team, a leading real estate team in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

Riverdale, Bronx, food

The concept behind Tobala extends far beyond cuisine and cocktails. It is, in essence, an exploration of Mexican culture, its people, and its distinctive traditions.

A go-to market for locals, the owners of Emiliano's wanted to bring the authentic ambiance of small-town, Italian culture to the Bronx. Given the market's loyal following, it's safe to say they succeeded.

Offering dishes made from local and artisanal ingredients, this café features fresh sandwiches and pastries, as well as scenic views of the Hudson River and the Palisades.

With a menu of flavorful and authentic Indian dishes, this restaurant is a Bronx community staple that is also known for its friendly staff and welcoming setting.

Yukka Latin Bistro creates Latin food with simple yet flavorful ingredients. The restaurant's open, industrial design creates a communal atmosphere perfect for enjoying time with loved ones.

A must-try for anyone who loves tapas, the restaurant also offers creative cocktails and live-music nights.

Tin Marin, Riverdale, Bronx

Cocina Chente serves artisanal Mexican food seven days a week. Among its specialties are its mezcal cocktails, which are always a hit with the public.

Moss maintains a commitment to community, sustainability, quality, and creativity that is reflected in both its ambiance and its food. The café utilizes local ingredients to create simple yet memorable dishes.

Regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Riverdale, Beccofino offers homestyle cooking in a comfortable and friendly environment. The menu includes everything from homemade pastas to seafood entrees.

A go-to for locals looking for authentic Greek cuisine, this eatery offers large portion sizes that are perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Quality and consistency are among the top virtues of Palace of Japan. The restaurant's experienced chefs bring the flavors of Japan to all patrons, many of whom are frequent guests.

Palace of Japan

To experience "da best burger in da Bronx," look no further. The restaurant's signature, custom blend of Black Angus beef is chopped fresh every day and served in over 17 unique combinations.

From salads and nachos to tostadas and fajitas, your Mexican cravings will definitely be satisfied at Metate. The restaurant's extensive menu has something for everyone.

Offering classic Italian food in an intimate yet casual setting, Salvatore's is popular for its catering services, which are done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Along with a hearty menu of Irish favorites like shepherd's pie, An Beal Bocht is also popular as a venue for local music performance, poetry and comedy nights, and even art exhibits.

Serving the local community since 1979, Connaughton's is easily one of--if not the--most popular steakhouses in the Bronx.

Bella Note, Riverdale

Bella Notte offers an assortment of traditional Italian comfort fare, including unique pastas and pizzas, all of which is served in an environment reminiscent of nonna's kitchen.

Heralded as a Bronx landmark, Liebman's is known to provide some of the best Kosher foods and catering to the Bronx and beyond.

A casual saloon offering a variety of bar bites and a wide selection of craft beers, the Bronx Alehouse is perfect for a casual afternoon meal, especially before a Yankees game.

Yo-Burger is known for its high-quality burgers served at affordable prices, as well as made-to-order shakes and frozen yogurt fortified with nutrients.

Simple and contemporary, Aoyu offers a diverse menu of sushi and classic hot entrees like ramen and teriyaki.

The Sandhya Tidke Team at Brown Harris Stevens specializes in real estate sales for the Riverdale, Manhattan, and Westchester markets. Learn more about the team and view their current listings.


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Marlene Ramirez
Marlene Ramirez
Dec 04, 2023

I tried Tin Marin a Sunday afternoon with friends. Oh my lord. I needed a bed after to sleep off the great food we had. Tons of perfect tapas. Drinks were really good too. It's a perfect spot! Ambience is trendy and laid back. Just try it!!! 😍


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