Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.7
466 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Blue Ribbon Brasserie's cozy yet bustling dining room and friendly bar have served neighborhood regulars, culinary professionals and celebrity chefs for 25 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Burger and a Pint, Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 4pm until 4am, seven nights a week.

Our youthful culinary vision first sprang to life here in 1992, and in the years since has become a New York institution. We are proud that our flagship continues to be a local favorite even as it has blossomed into an international culinary destination, known especially for our late-night dining scene.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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The original Blue Ribbon in Soho, in which you can eat bone marrow, fried chicken, and oysters from a white table cloth at 3am. What a world.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 466 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been around for a years but still is one of the gems of the city. Very good food served attentively and we'll paced. And no corkage fee.
Place to return to again and again.

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FB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

the food was good, excellent selection, great ambiance, good wait staff

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service prompt and courteous. Food great value. Reminded me of a warm, friendly neighbourhood restaurant, similar to something I’d find at home in Vancouver, BC. Hipster vibe.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie never fails to please. Excellent comfort food, great service, and warm ambiance make this one of my regular restaurants in the West Village.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Cocktails were good. Food was not. Service was good. I wish we had gone somewhere else

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Restaurant felt overly crowded— not comfortable seating space. This led to a noisy experience. Yet, we loved our meal— delicious and creative. Service was outstanding.

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Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bone marrow w/ oxtail marmalade is terrific! Staff is very friendly and efficient. Dining area is small but it feels intimate rather than congested.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food is so bland and I was reading rave reviews about this restaurant that I was looking forward to it. It was quite a disappointment. I would never recommend it. I was with a friend and one of the employees there was interacting with my friend and asking for feedback and behaving as if I was not even at the table whatsoever. My friend is a Russian and I am of mixed background. I did find his behavior disrespectful and even when I looked on he seemed quite oblivious to his behavior at the table. They offered free dessert and even that did not appeal to me at all. I'd never go there again not worth all the hype.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Only one real sour note. The manager was talking casually to some guests he clearly knew as regulars when I arrived and he looked at me, said hello and went right back to talking to them with his back turned to me, which seemed quite dismissive. Otherwise, our server was attentive but not too attentive, floor manager checked in on our satisfaction when my companion didn’t finish her entire meal. Great job.

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DD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always really really good food in a really great environment with excellent service.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is one of our favorite restaurants. From the bartender who always greats us and everyone so friendly and with the best drinks to the food and fun atmosphere. Love coming and not feeling rushed and the late night atmosphere keeping the place busy well in to the late hours.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not bad. Not great. Seems like after all these years some of the magic has leaked out of the bottle. I wouldn’t say don’t go but I wouldn’t say you must go either.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Never disappoints. Love anything Blue Ribbon does 🥰

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great. Music was a little loud but overall a great experience and we will be returning soon.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Blue Ribbon several times, and each time we are blown away by the incredible service, the delicious food, and friendliness of the staff. We went for our anniversary last week, and yet again, they hit it out of the ballpark. We will be back ASAP, and happy to recommend this lovely restaurant!

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p
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best...amazing food served with great attitude

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we visit NYC this is a must stop! They never disappoint! The food is fantastic!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Everyone was pleased with their meals.

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Portland
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best chicken ever from my wife and I thought the sweetbreads were excellent.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived for an early reservation, 5:30, prior to a show at the City Winery. Even though there was only one other table seated, the service was as careful and attentive as if the place was jammed. I often find the service in an uncrowded restaurant borders on careless but that was not the case here. The server had several excellent tips about the menu and we were not disappointed following his advice. It was a very enjoyable experience i would be happy to repeat.

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SR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for nearly 20 years, and it continues to impress. It never disappoints.

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f
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my wife and I were in for a surprise at Blue Ribbon Brasserie. We chose this restaurant for an after theater meal and were so pleased we did. The food was inventive, the ambiance wonderful along with the service and it will be pour default late night spot when in New York. On a rainy night it was cozy and warm; a reat treat

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A
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For how expensive the resturant is, the food was dissapointing. Great service and the cocktails were good

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Hasn't changed in 30 years. Great food and service. You can never go wrong here

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Jonathan, was excellent. He was extremely accomodatinh, and we never felt as if we were bothering him, even while making special requests from the menu. And, as always, the bone marrow with oxtail marmalade was sublime.

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Second visit: Sunday night and crowded. I had asked for quiet and we were given a table in the quietest corner. The noise level was more bearable for a 93-year-old than in many Village and SoHo restaurants. Most importantly, the food was excellent, possibly the best roast duck ever. Biggest problem: The waitpersons did move things along too fast. Overall: 3.5

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LU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was so much fun! Real adult fun. Great staff that was there for you in the little things (coats, extra whatever, sense of humor, and just plain kindness). Sophisticated without feeling stuffy in any way. Great food which we already know, but there's a nuance to Blue Ribbon. They're comfortable in their own skin kind of feeling.

I will be back with 6, or 16. or just sit at the bar an joke around with charming bartender. Great spot.

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MH
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with the ambiance and the staff were fantastic and allowed me to extend the table and delay arrival

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Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent and the sizes quite right. The service very good. The wine list good but pricey A little noisy.

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LD
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were exceptionally attentive and kind. We enjoyed excellent dishes and the romantic atmosphere. We will definitely return next time we’re back in NYC.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is amazing
Never disappointed

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only negative was the dim lighting makes the menu extremely hard to read.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 22 years, still my favorite spot every time I visit NY. The Catfish is outstanding.

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UG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food are excellent. Never disappoints.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service wasn’t as good as it used to be. Over priced. Bus boy told me I couldn’t order a drink with him and the waiter only came around twice.

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1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was full of flavor, and the ambience was great. This was a very nice surprise treat and I recommend checking it out. Wonderful and friendly service.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was nice, service was better but it was quite loud

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c
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favorite! Have been to NYC many times and not sure how I missed this one. Everything was delicious, well prepared. I had the classic fried chicken which was as good as my Alabama born and bred aunts. Service is professional and the setting is cozy. Couldn't be happier!

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Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, intimate dining. You are sitting very close! Best with a couple or 4-some, although there were a couple of larger tables. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Bone marrow and oxtail marmalade is exceptional. Also had the special peppercorn pork chop - very good with just the right amount of sauce.

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c
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibe, locals, awesome food. Reasons this place continues to shine!

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