Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen
Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_bakery_
  • Phone: (212) 337-0404
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,

    Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bruce & Eric Bromberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Office lunch to-go orders and catering platters available for pick-up.
  • Entertainment: Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen hosts Brick Oven wine and beer dinners throughout the year. Please check our website, sign up for our mailing list, or find us on Facebook to learn more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bedford Street
  • Public Transit: ACE/BDFM Trains to West 4th Street or 1 Train to Houston Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Central Parking Garage 18-20 Morton Street/Corner of 7th Avenue. Street parking on 6th Avenue.
A word from Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen
Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen is a West Village neighborhood favorite and destination restaurant. Restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg discovered in 1995 a 140 year-old wood burning brick oven and lovingly restored it and built Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen around it. We now proudly operate the only existing wood fired brick bread oven in New York City using methods learned from our time at Poilane Bakery in France, including challah, matzoh, and classic french baguettes. Our menu is eclectic and varied. Menu highlights include our award-winning Fried Chicken, Grilled Lamb Chops, Beef Marrow, locally caught fish and whole roasted pasture-to-table animals prepared in our brick oven, as well as a broad offering of lighter fare. At the heart of each Blue Ribbon Bakery experience is the wood-burning oven that sends the smell of freshly baked bread throughout the dining room. Don’t leave without walking downstairs to see the bakers in action.
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Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (53)good for groups (23)romantic (22)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (16)special occasion (16)notable wine list (12)hot spot (11)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The before 7 fried chicken and beer dinner is an amazing deal. And, if it lasts, you select a loaf of Blue Ribbon bakery bread when you leave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very mediocre for the price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was just ok. Very expenaive for what they are serving. Fried chicken for $24 not any better than Popeyes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Chicken Burger is AMAZING
    PenguinBen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've suggested the chicken burger to several fellow diners and now, like me, they are all addicted. I don't know what they put in that thing but it makes my mouth sing. Also, the table bread and butter shouldn't be missed (it will be worth the extra ten minute run)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmm yummy steak
    CJL78VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We went here intentionally for the steak, remembering how tasty it was last time, and it didn't disappoint! I was surprised it was only half full at 9pm on a Wednesday and slightly more surprised that despite this the service was not super attentive and the food a little slow. But that tasty, juicy tender steak did hit the spot!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for brunch or dinner!
    Anna
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The staff is super nice and helpful...and accommodating! we were a party of 6, had made a reservation and had a perfect spot for the whole family :) The food is not out of this world but you do get great quality...don't forget to have a chocolate Bruno for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    NYCdude
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Took a client for lunch the other day and every aspect of our experience was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bone marrow and bacon bread
    Dinernator
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Decadent and a celebration of fatty food. Not for the faint of heart.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impecccable service AND great Food
    MoodywordsmithVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    You know service is impeccable when the host approaches you about the temperature of your steak, mentions that he notices that its preparation is closer to rare than the medium that you ordered, apologizes profusely and offers to correct the cooking temp. Never experienced this before and will give Blue Ribbon 5 stars across the board for that 1 gesture alone. First class service, fantastic fare. Other restaurants should follow this model. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery!!!
    meat
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Consistently great. The bone marrow appetizer with bacon-chunk-encrusted toasted bread... OMG!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, amateur service
    CaTo
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I hadn't been to Blue Ribbon Bakery in a number of years, and was surprised to find how amateur the service had become for what you'd expect from a restaurant that takes such pride in its food. The waiter described a sweetbreads special, then admitted he had no idea what sweetbreads were. When we asked for a description of some of the cheeses, his answer was "sorry, I'm lactose intolerant." Are you kidding me? I'd expect this from any random restaurant that employs NYU students, but not from Blue Ribbon. The food, on the other hand, was excellent as always. The swordfish that evening was the best piece of fish I'd had in some time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alexaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    the bone marrow was fantastic coupled with the bacon bread; i was disappointed by the brussell sprouts. the delice de bourgogne cheese was my favorite part of the meal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the Beaten Path in the Village
    abc123VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful right from the start, helping me to decide between two cocktails (the one I got, a margarita, was very good). While I think I would've liked almost anything on the entire menu, the starters excited me more than the entrees. Therefore, I ordered three starters: Beef bone marrow with bacon toast and onion jam, garlic shrimp and chorizo, and baby artichokes with breadcrumbs and parmesan. They happened to be out of the artichokes, and the waiter promised me that the first two would be enough for a meal. They were, and they were both delicious and unique. We finished by sharing the "chocolate bruno", a mix between a flour less chocolate cake and a mousse, which was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good atmosphere, interesting clientele, excellent service. Waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • feel at home...
    chaz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The staff (from the barman to bus staff to the wait staff) are 100 percent in tune...they know their food & wine, they care about presentation, and are genuinely nice peope...I have been there 20 + times and have ALWAYS enjoyed the meal...check out the 175 yr old oven in the basement! it pre-dates the current building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good $18 hamburger
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Love the location tucked away on a side street in the West Village. Big windows let you watch people walk by. A hipster crowd within, in the cozy small room. Banquets make for comfortable conversation. Food is always pleasant and generous portions. You pay for all this. Prices are above what i'd expect to pay even for a hip sandwich joint in NYC. But I guess it's part of the Blue Ribbon brand and for a couple of extra bucks it's not really worth quibbling over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Been to many Blue Ribon Restaurants and they never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We show up about 10 minutes early but the restaurant already had our table ready - great first impression. Food is delicious and loved the complimentary half loaf of artisanal bread - definitely trumps the idea of an after dinner mint. Strongly Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Updated American food, the best ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went twice - once to scope it out and the second time to bring our out of town friends. We eat out all the time and we are old enough to have already been everywhere and done almost everything. We live on the UWS so this was a subway ride downtown to the neighborhood where we went to NYU once upon a time. We received a nice friendly greeting, our servers were professional and amiable, and the food was great!! Salads are wonderfully fresh, specials very tasty, fried chicken fabulous (we got it both times!), big generous delicious desserts. It's so important that the food is good and the service is friendly! Very nice here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the classics
    ToddySilver
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Set in the most charming neighborhood in Manhattan, this idyllic spot serves up the most amazing gourmet dishes! An NYC must!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    cathyeats
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The staff went to great lengths to ensure that our large party of 10 were comfortably accommodated. The food was impeccable, the courses timed perfectly, and a terrific time was had by all (which NEVER happens!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SandidinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a delicious meal. Notable was the fried chicken, catfish special, tomato salad and the bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Polished service staff
    Foodstooge
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always well dressed and friendly, they pretended not to recognize me when I brought a different date. The menu is great, but limited, with seafood and the perennial burger, but their appetizers are always changing. Sardines or grilled avocado always hit the spot. And, since they are, after all, a bakery, nobody serves fresher bread than Blue Ribbon. On a chilly winter's night, one can eat in the basement by the fire of their ovens. So cozy and romantic…hubba hubba!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the corner of Bedford & Downing
    nycboyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a nice location in the West Village and excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing fried chicken
    AM101brooklyn
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    so good! the waitstaff serving us did not seem very knowledgable about the menu (e.g., told us the clam chowder was manhattan style but it was really new england style, etc) but he kindly removed items from the check that he had incorrectly advised us on.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We met old friends who wish they had never left New York because they don't have restaurants like this in Sarasota! We had a delicious dinner; halibut, salmon and steak tartare; all beautifully prepared and presented. The halibut was served on mashed potatoes with greens which nicely complimented the fish. We all shared the fabulous French Fries. Our server was terrific; very helpful, but he could see that we were busy catching up with our friends and did not hurry us to make decisions. Of course we had the bread pudding dessert...a true splurge and worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal!
    VG211
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. We were a party of three and the service was excellent. All the servers were attentive and accommodating. We all had appetizer. The steamed clams were delicious. The special fennel and tomatoe salad was outstanding. The asparagus were perfect. Our entrees were terrific as well. The fried chicken with warm honey was phenomenal. The tuna special was cooked to perfection. The duck was succulent. We were full but had to end the meal with one order of creme bulee and one order of the bannnana bread with ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG The Chicken Burger is AMAZING
    PenguinBen
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I eat a lot of beef, turkey and chicken burgers but the Chicken Burger at Blue Ribbon Bakery is like crack. I need my fix once a week. Try it and a little cheddar is that much better! I've only seen the fried chicken there but it looks amazing. Be warned: The prices for lunch are on the high side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must for those who enjoy food..
    telethoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything about the experience was to perfection. The nicest treatment by all members of the staff. The most informed, helpful and pleasant server, Alex, and food that will stay in memory for a long time. The Fried Chicken alone is worth travelling any distance to have. The Roast Bone Marrow, the Steak Tartare, the Onion Soup... to name some of the wonderful choices to enjoy, were outstanding. A great cocktail list and some really nice wine choices. Like everything in the Blue Ribbon empire, this is another gem. Will be coming back many times and will bring friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    jenycVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The wait staff is very friendly and helpful. I've been here twice so far for special occasions. The fried chicken is ridiculously tasty and I really enjoy the marrow here. It's a lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best service ever!
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I made a reservation for a farewell/bon voyage brunch. The group was 13 people. We were seated downstairs with a long table - perfect for large parties. The food was good but the service was amazing! Great host, great waiters. One of our tables were slightly wobbly, not too much of a nuisance and the team went above and beyond to stabilize it. Everyone was so friendly! Would highly recommend for food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We all had their famous fried chicken, which was surprisingly light and delicious. Veggie side dishes excellent as well. They are very easy going about substitutions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious every time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great menu that delivers every time. Less crowded than it used to be, which I view as a positive. Get the bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pricey for what you get
    phoebe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Helpful, friendly staff, but this place feels like a bar with expensive - and only decent - food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The staff (and chef!) were all lovely and charming. They were apologetic about a very noisy group next to us. We had a tour in the bakery and chatted with the chef which was a highlight for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, intimate spot
    Mack
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was great, they even split our food for us into separate plates. The service was outstanding and the ambience intimate without being to stuffy. Really glad I went and would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ctltribecaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    the lunch menu is expensive relative to other West Village destinations. Dinner is preferred, especially the fried chicken
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    repiv
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    perfection. great food and service. love the fried chicken and there was a delicious classic gazpacho special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Fried Chicken & beef marrow are delish. I'll try other dish next time because they look very good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Upscale Comfort Food!
    AHRESQVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food and service at this tiny neighborhood gem were terrific! Do not miss the fried chicken dinner - a perfect balance of crispy outside and moist/juicy and tender inside! The grilled avocado appetizer special was also delicious. Another winner from the folks behind the Blue Ribbon empire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DELICIOUS!!!!
    lilamb718
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    STEAK TARTARE WAS SOOO GOOD! AND THE BREAD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD ! SERVICE WAS VERY NICE!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet