Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
280 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_brass_b
- Phone: 7188400404
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, <
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, American, Japanese
- Executive Chef: Bruce & Eric Bromberg
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
A word from Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
At Blue Ribbon Brooklyn you will find a warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff, an extensive wine, sake and specialty drinks list, and a something for everyone menu, including steaks, chops, seafood, raw bar and a full sushi bar. We have received awards for "Best Restaurant in Brooklyn," “Best Sushi in New York,” “Best Fried Chicken,” and "Best Kid Friendly Restaurant in NY” among other awards. Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is perfect for a special occasion or any night of the week. A Brooklyn original in Park Slope, near the new Barclay’s Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district.Continued
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for dinner.
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
- Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
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Blue Ribbon Brooklyn reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (24)fit for foodies (21)romantic (18)kid-friendly (17)good for groups (15)hot spot (13)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Pretty goodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/15/2014It was everything i expected. Except they did not take notice of my birthday request. Ive noticed that Open Table and the establishment NEVER read or at least never acknowledge the "special notes" section. there was also one guy that kept coming by our table every 5 min, look down at us, and ask us if everything was ok. Appreciate the concern, but his demeanor was imposing and it was way too frequent to feel comfortable. Created a bit of awkwardness.Special Features:
- Old ReliablesouthsloperDined on 8/13/20144.5 stars. Blue Ribbon is the most consistently superb resto in the Slope, the place to beat. The only drawback is that it can sometimes be a tad loud, but I might just be oversensitive. But the relevant point is that its menu is just so appealing: eclectic, creative dishes in the American vein. My favorite dish might be the oxtail fried rice, but the fried chicken is a real indulgence. The oysters are curated with great care. And while no one would accuse Blue Ribbon of being cheap eats, you absolutely get your money's worth. The burgers, risottos, pasta specials, and paella are all terrific spins on comfort food; the braised beef brisket is an ample helping of heaven. And I've never had an unsatisfying soup here.Special Features:
- AwesomeOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/9/2014One of my best dining experiences ever. The staff is very attentive. I highly appreciated they went above and beyond my request to have a happy birthday card placed on my table for my fiance, prior to arrival. Without a doubt, I'd recommend this restaurant for anyone to try. Great food and fantastic service.Special Features:
- Still as good but with lessjboyeeeeeeeeDined on 8/9/2014As a customer of Blue Ribbon Brooklyn for the past 8 or 9 years I was disappointed when I sat down and looked at the menu. The sushi bar is comepletly gone as are a number of other items. A once large menu sized down considerably. However, the food has not suffered at all. As usual the daily specials are outstanding (recently had a mushroom risotto, mmm) as well as a particularly lightly whipped cream cheese cake that was ridonkulous. Oh....and the pierogies app, sooooooo nom nom nom. We got half steamed, half fried. Fried ones were the best, doi. Only ding is most of the shell fish in the paella, save the shrimp, were over-cooked....but that dish is so darn good at baseline that it wasn't a BFD.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YumLizzieDined on 8/1/2014The oysters were heavenly: delicious and fresh. I had the red trout, which was perfect; my husband had a pork sandwich, which he loved. A great meal!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Can't miss!PizzaSavantDined on 7/26/2014Blue Ribbon achieves a great balance for the seafood-type and steak-type. Go after 8pm when the families clear out for a nice romantic evening. The food is quality every time and a can't miss!Special Features:
- BerniemacDined on 7/24/2014I thought this was a really good experience. The service was very attentive. We had a bunch of appetizers and two dinners for kids. Overall the food was great. Love the extensive kids menuSpecial Features:
- Delicious!GGGGDined on 7/19/2014Have been wanting to try Blue Ribbon for some time now...although pricey, the food is great and service was very accommodating. I love that they have a kids menu that isn't just chicken fingers and french fries, rather they include "adult" type options as well. I'll definitely be making another trip to Blue Ribbon!Special Features:
- VyneDined on 7/12/2014We had a great dinner as we celebrated our anniversary. The food was delicious-the oxtail/bone marrow appetizer was as appetizing as the review we saw on a food show on TV. Great service; the waiters/waitresses were professional and friendly and offered some good tips on wine selection. Very nice ambiance...we felt at home..will definitely return.Special Features:
- Great night outOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/5/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our night. Good food, drinks, and service...a little noisy but had an overall fun vibe. Certainly would recommend.Special Features:
- It's changedBenwahDined on 7/3/2014I used to love blue-ribbon when it first opened. The menu has changed quite a bit though and lots of the old classics are gone. The prices are just as high as they used to be however now the fare is closer to food suitable for a bowling alley. It's refreshing when you are at Brooklyn Bowl, but a disappointment when you expect a fine dining experience. The service was also blah. That said, the food we did order was well executed - oysters on the half shell, steak tar tar, and paella. It just seemed like those were the only appealing options left on the menu.Special Features:
- OkayJonLeviDined on 6/26/2014The server's English was a spot off. He didn't mention that the crab cocktail was 86'd until after we ordered. The food runner asked us if we wanted hot sauce for our oysters. When we said yes he never brought it. The food was great. Beat oysters I've had in a while. The service was lacking.Special Features:
- overall great foodannjDined on 6/21/2014Everything we ordered was great. Oysters, fried chicken, grilled whole fish, and mango and lemon sorbet. However, contrary to all the hype about their bone marrow, it was just so-so. If you're a person sensitive to texture, their bone marrow may be too gelatinous for you. The service was excellent -- very attentive w/o being overbearing.Special Features:
- steveDined on 6/14/201418.50 Hamburger? Really! Food is good but I believe this place is overpriced with a very basic menu.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/14/2014Food was outstanding. Waiter was very personal and friendly. Beer cold. Perfect.Special Features:
- Oh man.irachDined on 6/7/2014I would eat here once a week if I could afford it. The oysters were not just impeccable in flavor, but also the shucking was pristine. Not a hint of grit or shell anywhere. The entrees were delicious, though not the most creative thing in the world.Special Features:
- At least my wallet is lighterStuffyDined on 6/5/2014Do love the place and want to remain loyal but could not believe how much BR raised menu prices across the board since my last visit. It seems like entrees went up 15.00 each. Nothing on menu should be over 30.00, especially fried chicken. Left me feeling this couldn't go on forever this way. Our waiter was ok I guess but off-putting. Bring back the BR we know and love and quit the greedy corporate mentality.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- baj2Dined on 6/5/2014Great selection of food and good quality. However prices are a bit high. Gourmet prices for what I consider regular dining.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- overratedeatbrooklynDined on 5/24/2014A friend recommended this restaurant. I'm not sure if it was ever any better. I had the brisket, my girlfriend had the ribs. Both were bland or less than special in a city with many good bbqs. The brisket was of course not bbq, but just had nothing going for it. If you want to slow-cook meat in great spices and wine, great. Do that. Don't cut corners. The vegetables with the brisket were better than the meat. The asparagus side my girlfriend ordered with the ribs was simply steamed asparagus. Nothing on it at all. If you like that, then great, but the worst thing for all this is that it is on the expensive side. You're paying $28-30 for really mediocre meat with few or no vegetables unless you pay for them. Add wine, which was horrible & ..
- suprisingly goodsuezq1013Dined on 5/23/2014I was impressed with my fish dish. It might have been the best fish dish I have had in a restaurant. The hake was cooked perfectly and the tahini sauce was perfect.Special Features:
- The following 43 reviews are from the Blue Ribbon Brooklyn reviews archive.
- Overpriced and overratedPaddlerDined on 5/5/2014This is a less than mediocre place, which is completely overrated and overpriced. The food is not good (neither in taste no in appeal). They "pretended" to understand what "gluten-free" was but then completely screwed it up and eventually came up with plain dish, which looked more like a canteen meal. The "wine by the glass" postion looked more like a shot. Don't go there.
- Something for everyoneLizaDined on 5/2/2014We had three kids and four adults, and everyone was happy. The kids' menu is huge, the staff is totally child-friendly, and the food is very good. It's a little pricey but worth it.Special Features:
- I prefer the one in sohoPelax41Dined on 4/19/2014The ambient is not as warm as soho, But no complain about! Food was very good!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brooklyns BestBrooklynLJDined on 4/17/2014It was my first time and I heard great reviews of this place so I thought I'd check it out.The food was delicious, but dinner can get a bit pricey. The ambiance was fabulous yet one of the few things I disliked is that the place can get pretty noisy, I found myself screaming across the table. This might be because everyone is so crammed next to each other. Literally waiters have to move tables for you to get in and out thats how close the tables were. If your looking for a quiet lovely place, this isn't the place to go. I couldn't help but hear everyone conversations, and found that the tables were too small and so close together. Yet the food was delicious and mouth watering. Defiantly would go back, but not for the dinner rush.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Experience sub parTerriAshDined on 4/12/2014First time that I dined here I fell in love, not only with the ambiance but overall experience. Saturday night when going there for dinner my standards were not met. The waiter forgot things we requested quiet often, the staff would constantly interrupt our conversation to clean and move tables around us. The bill came before being asked if I would like dessert or another drink. Also, it was a bit noisy well maybe because it was a saturday. I usually enjoy my experience but this particular night I was not impressed, and this being my place of choice to take my boyfriend for his birthday, left me a bit embarrassed.I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 4/5/2014i've been to this restaurant several times before because it's nice and the food is solid. the beef marrow and oxtail marmalade is amazing and one of my favorites! we also got oysters, fried chicken, and BBQ pulled pork. everything was delicious. i'll definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never again...TwoGerdysDined on 4/3/2014Our waiter was just awful and beyond preoccupied. Our food was mediocre at best. Our drinks were slow in getting to us on a night when the bar was barely full. The manager, not knowing of our dissatisfaction, approached our table to apologize for the kitchen being slow due to a computer issue. However he did little to acknowledge our disappointment when we told him of the above....we thought he might comp us a dessert or two, or send over our coffee on the house.....NOTHING! We did run after us as we were leaving with a "good night ladies see you again soon", to which some of us replied, "no you won't", but again he wasn't concerned with knowing why.
- Top-quality non-nouveau cuisinetgnycDined on 3/31/2014Fairly standard middle-brow American cuisine, but EXCEPTIONALLY well done. Friendly service. Charming, subdued atmosphere, even though kid-friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Know their stuff! Service,OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/22/2014Know their stuff! Service, food, menu ..ambiance. They do their thing today as they did when they opened.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MTR0314MTR0314VIPDined on 3/3/2014A great overall experience dining out experience. Diverse menu with great Asia rolls. The shrimp and chorizo appetizer is especially interesting and great tasting. Friendly bar staff and cant wait o go back.Special Features:
- Hype Vs RealityOpenTableVIPVIPDined on 2/22/2014I know alot of my friends have gone here so I figured it's my turn. 1st off I had the marrow bones with oxtail marmalade. 3 small bones with BARELY any marrow arrived and the plate was full of bread and marmalade. For the $19 they want for this it is not worth it. My wife had the blue ribbon roll and said it was delicious. For entrees I had surf and turf. The steak was cooked to order and seasoned well. The lobster was a bit wimpy for the asking price of almost $50. A nice plate but again not worth the $. My wife had a steamed lobster. Again for the $36 something dollars they want for that it was not worth the barely 1lb lobster she received that was stuffed with oreganata.. Dessert was good. The bread pudding is excellent. I'd try again.
- Recently went to Blue RibbonOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/20/2014Recently went to Blue Ribbon for my fiance's birthday. The ambiance was warm and welcoming, service was attentive and not pushy, and the food was delicious; especially the bread pudding. Surprisingly the signature cocktails were standouts, primarily the Sazerac and Dark & Stormy we ordered upon our arrival. I found it a bit odd that they only offered sushi in roll form with no sashimi listed on the menu, but nonetheless the portions were adequate and we enjoyed our meal immensely. I would certainly return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just GreatAndyCDined on 1/7/2014Food, service, drinks all great. Kid's menu is proper food which is a big selling point.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This was my first time sinceMFMFDined on 11/28/2013This was my first time since blue ribbon closed down There next door sushi restaurant and combined This one into One Asian/ American spot! Great Idea and good food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was delicious butOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/18/2013The food was delicious but a little on the pricy side. The paella was superb. Thank you.Special Features:
- anniversaryAPC0327Dined on 10/16/2013My partner and I had dinner at Blue Ribbon to celebrate our third year anniversary. The food and service was very good and I would recommend this restaurant who is looking for a new or for a location to celebrate a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fresh seafoodBrooklyngemDined on 10/2/2013Sushi selections are bit limited, but Paella Basquez and raw oysters we had were excellent!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Blue Ribbon BrooklynMelissaDined on 9/1/2013The food was outstanding. In our party of four each person had a fresh, flavorful salad and outstandingly fresh seafood. We also enjoyed the variety of dessert options- including the ability to eat a healthy dessert such as a single scoop of sorbet or ice cream or fresh berries.Special Features:
- Not what it used to be years agoOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 8/24/2013The Sushi vs. American kitchen are not accommodating. Waiter gave too many excuses for sushi substitution. Timing of food was off for party of 6. Food was ok. Paella did not have crispy bottom, chicken fingers were over cooked for kids, and The grilled chicken was a good dish. Service was disjointed and rushed. This place is not what it used to be years ago.Special Features:
- Worst service everRussVIPDined on 8/22/2013We've had good meals here in the past before it was remodeled, but this was just a lousy dinner. We started with a terrific waiter who left after 45 minutes and then for 2 hours had a totally inattentive waiter who could not be bothered.