Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen

4.5
414 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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.
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMowglivt
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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dplatnyc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipReviewer1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipGramercyGirl
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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bobl
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipWestVillager
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ACKY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipBTrotta
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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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Canda
London
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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dineNwineNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjonnnnnnn
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFromnewyorkcity
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipRickL
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently good. All good choices, none bad.

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IsaacB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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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Georgetown
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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SusanW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Comically overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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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Lynn60
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipnewyorker
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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vipspudgirl
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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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vipNYC254
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Croweburger
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LuciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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Satisfied
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jules
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JS
vipJohnandSteven
New York Area
225 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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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viptruegrid
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipPacificNorthGetch
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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StevenT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

AJ
vipAJS1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCynthia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 337-0404.

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.