A standby on the Flatsâ East Bank, Windows on the River opened its doors in 1990 and expanded soon after to accommodate demand. It now offers the City View and Bridge View rooms, perfect for a fancy corporate dinner, bar mitzvah, or whatever youâre jonesing to celebrate. In the usually bustling Powerhouse complex, the energy is intense before your guests even walk in. The pro staff will treat them like serious VIPs. The menu is simple but unique, the dishes fresh and tasty. And the river view will make even the sloppiest toast sound like Hemingway. If moneyâs tight, tell your guest of honor youâre waiting until January, when Windowsâ discounted off-season rates kick in.