Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen

4.5
414 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 337-0404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruce & Eric Bromberg
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Private party facilities
We have two private dining rooms near our 140 year old wood burning brick bread oven. Our large dining room seats up to 30 people and our family dining room seats 10 people comfortably. Your guests can order a la carte off our dinner menu or you can create a custom menu served family style.
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Private party contact
David Brown: (877) 838-1285
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Catering
Office lunch to-go orders and catering platters available for pick-up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bedford Street
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Parking details
Central Parking Garage 18-20 Morton Street/Corner of 7th Avenue. Street parking on 6th Avenue.
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Public transit
ACE/BDFM Trains to West 4th Street or 1 Train to Houston Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the Blue Ribbon Kitchen Bakery! We would not miss their closing brunch for the world. The waiter was awesome and was unbelievably nice to our 4 year old daughter!

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M
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A favorite place for lunch. WONDERFUL homemade bread...sandwiches,grilled avocado...staff is very accommodating..small space upstairs, different rooms downstairs for private parties...

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OT
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will miss you when you're gone:
- fried chicken
- bone marrow and bacon bread
- burgers
- hummus
- bread pudding two ways
So many great memories!!!

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d
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was great and the food was interesting and delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time faves. We had to go one last time before the location changed. Service, food and ambiance all great.

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R
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, especially the red trout. The atmosphere is casual, and the service fits that while being very effective. When they were out of the pinot noir I ordered, they recommended another that was excellent. I will visit again after they move to the Financial District.

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GG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Glad we got in one last Blue Ribbon meal before they close. End of an Era.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fourth or fifth time there. We live in Chicago but visit New York frequently and always try to have dinner here. The food is over-the-top amazing. And still best fried chicken in the world.

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WV
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is unusually gracious and helpful--as good as the food, which isn't the norm in NYC. Sadly, the restaurant will move to Wall St. area at the end of the month, so we will lose our neighborhood gem.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere. Amazing homemade bread came out warm, but at the same time as our entrees. Great for a business lunch.

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BT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fried Chicken (Very Good) - Hummus (OK) - Steak tartare (Very Good)

Great Service - Solid Size meals - Apps were very good - Good Screwdriver - Spicy Bloody Mary - Very Good Food

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C
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit for our favourite fried chicken but as we had just arrived from London and it was New Years Eve and we were a little tired we opted for the special a whole Dover Sole with brown butter to share with fries. OMG what a choice, soft, succulent fish with lemon to squeeze over and the brown butter was amazing, fries were great too. The bread and butter is awesome as you would expect from the bakery. We will be going back later during our trip for the fried chicken but before the restaurant closes and moves to the financial district. When we come back to NYC we will definitely find the new location.

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DN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Everything was perfect and the staff, including manager were exceptional.

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j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Food and service off the charts, cosy decor too

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F
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. My steak was cooked perfectly. The Cajun shrimp were large, nice portion.

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RL
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistently good. All good choices, none bad.

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IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We found the restaurant a solid "ok", maybe a B- to B. The food was ok. The prices too high.
My son's salmon dish was $31. for a small piece of fish and 5 sticks of asparagus. The service was the best of the experience.

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and one of our favorites in NY. Sorry to hear that it is closing (moving to the Financial District) in a couple of weeks

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Blue Ribbon Bakery made our Christmas Eve into a wonderful memory. We have eaten at Blue Ribbon Bakery many times. The food is always outstanding, the atmosphere cozy and inviting. The service is attentive but not intrusive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Comically overpriced

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Birthday dinner. Sad to see this location go. Excellent food drinks and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent value with enough variety to be interesting.They offer hIgh quality ingredients with well prepared meals. Although fried chicken is clearly the house speciality, we split the sole for 2 at $45. It was great althugh we should have asked them to fillet it. It came with french fries . We added a salad. It was plenty. The 3 guys next to us shared the banana split and had plenty so be careful on the desserts. Cappuccino was also good. What more do you want.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable brunch. Excellent food, service, ambience. A favorite!

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n
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The occasion was a book club christmas dinner. Servers extremely accommodating and warm; they were there when we wanted something, but not rushing or pushy. Meals (appetizer and entrees) all arrived at same time and hot, which is impressive for a table of 9. wine was poured regularly. this is one of my favorite go-to's for a special meal.

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s
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Great food but service was awful. Also, sides were cold. We had the Foi Gras terrine...unbelievable. Could have had that twice in one sitting. The fried chicken and the trout was fantastic. But the potatoes were cold as were the greens (both sides under the chicken). The service was just awful. Too bad. If it had good service would have rated it highly.

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, amazing service and nice ambience. Sunday brunch with local and out of town friends. Lots of catching up to do, but never felt rushed or ignored. Server was always there when needed, but never felt like hovering. Food and cocktails were great, nothing but clean plates among the 6 of us, I had the steak and eggs - great to find a perfectly cooked medium rare steak AND perfectly cooked poached eggs. Everyone else was equally happy with their choices - everything from the French toast, shrimp hash and shrimp cocktail. Looking forward to our next visit.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm still thinking about the bread and fried chicken!! Both amazing. Very friendly and efficient staff. The bartender made a wonderful Old Fashion cocktail with a delicious Rye. My partner had the Catfish which was fresh and seasoned perfectly. The atmosphere is cozy without being crowded and well decorated. My only disappointment was the profiteroles, only because I like them all with vanilla ice cream, not with chocolate and strawberries. Next time I'll ask. The puff pastry was Devine. The restaurant is moving in January but, I will find them to enjoy there food again.

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LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All their food is truly amazing. Just a wonderful place to have a meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite brunch ever, anywhere! Literally the best. The smoked salmon poached eggs are to die for. The restaurant is so charming and features a bread oven downstairs originally from the 1800's (restored in the '90s). The scent (and the taste) of the fresh bread is heavenly, the food is heavenly. The staff is awesome, all full of character. It is an absolute shame that they must move locations. Saddens me to the core that this Classic West Village establishment must close, only for a CVS or Starbucks to move in. So much greed is sabotaging the integrity of New York's best neighborhoods.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. What may sound like something you've had before brings flavors you would not have imagined.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff were equally amazing. We live right around the corner but have never been - will absolutely be back!!

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J
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So long dear friend!
We have been fans and patrons of Blue Ribbon Bakery since it opened 20 years ago. Our kids were little then, and this was a special treat for major occasions. That tradition has continued, only now the kids order cocktails! Two visits in the past two weeks have reminded us of many happy moments and many plates of delicious fresh food, farm-to-table long before the idea became trendy. And that wonderful bread, literally straight from the oven. We will visit the other Blue Ribbon locations but truly miss this one. Thank you for many happy hours.

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JS
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible service and bland food. I literally go out to dinner with my partner every night of the week. Most of our experiences are five and four stars. This was the worst of 2016. Drinks not served simultaneously with severe delay. Appetizers not served simultaneously even after reminding staff. Main courses with our two friends was just as abysmal - Mediocre to poor. Of course we passed on dessert. AVOID.

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t
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating when called both to add 1 to reservation and when called would be 10 mins late. Another special act- typically they leave the unused bread in a basket you can take when you leave. My husband was looking forward to this, likes the bread. They did not have any left, and gave him some bread they had for future service. Really nice surprise. The market salad was fresh and nicely done, plenty enough for 4 people. Veggie pot pie special went over big, as did their burger. I had the tandoori chicken special. Overall, felt under seasoned, although it was prepared well and the chutneys served with it very good - banana one was amazing. They addressed a drink that someone just did not care for, others well done. Very service oriented, attentive. We would go back when in the area for sure.

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IN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time. We will really miss this location and the fresh bread with our clams!!! Looking forward to trying the Blue Ribbon Federal Grill in FiDi.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cool place. The downstairs is very neat with a full view of the bakery and brick oven.

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AJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place...I am gonna miss it when it closes next month...one of my go to places for a long time.......very sad.....

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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation, but was seated an hour later. The host was sincerely apologetic, and treated us to a round of drinks, as well as sending two appetizers to our table. Our dinner arrived two hours after our reservation time. We were celebrating a special occasion, and, despite the many many apologies and concessions, it was not a great experience. All that aside, the food was delicious, and our many past experiences have been very positive.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food has been solid and delicious for many years ... love to eat here !!

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