Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
652 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Blue Ribbon Brasserie's cozy yet bustling dining room and friendly bar have served neighborhood regulars, culinary professionals and celebrity chefs for over 26 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Burger and a Pint of Beer, Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 5pm until 10pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The menu truly has something for everyone including; soups, salads, burgers, steaks, chops, seafood and raw bar with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Our youthful culinary vision first sprang to life downtown in SoHo 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 652 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at blue ribbon, and it was such an amazing experience. Our waiter was extremely personable and knowledgeable on the menu. The ambiance was very intimate. The food was amazing. I had the watercress salad which was very light, which is exactly how I wanted to start off my meal. As my main course I had the shrimp provencal and I can not begin to explain how delicious this dish was. It was very rich, the shrimp was cooked perfectly and the ravioli is incomparable full of flavor. I had a drink special which had tequila, gin, lime juice and cucumber and it was exquisite, perfect drink that’ll remind you of spring/summer, very refreshing. I can not wait to go back.

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vipXOMJP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Haven’t been to blue ribbon in almost 5+ years, had a friend visiting and just watched a Food Network episode where Bobby Flay said this place had the best fried chicken and he reminded me that I hadn’t been there in forever.

Fast forward went there tonight with a friend who had never been and had a great time, hostess was lovely, waiter was awesome but then as we were signing our check a gentleman, I assume is a manager told us he had people waiting for the table, and basically looked at us as if we were taking forever to leave. We ate and drank everything as it came out and were not taking our sweet time throughout dinner. We were literally about to leave in such a great mood and he just ruined the whole thing. I guess it will be a decade before I go back now.

I’m sad but it takes a lot to go out and eat these days and when you have an experience like that it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth - that really isn’t hospitality. Our bill was over $300, that is what you would pay at a 1 star Michelin restaurant ...no ‘thank you’ just ‘ I have people waiting for the table’. He needs to work on his delivery or communication skills. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic for 27 years! Outdoor heated seating was awesome!

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vipLady
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in NYC. So happy to see it has survived the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Outdoor seating is comfortable, safe and heated!

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ScottF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After all these years, Blue Ribbon remains the standard that so many other restaurants strive to meet..and as usual, another perfect dinner!

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vipMelissaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Patrick and Jeremy were the best. The food and service was all fantastic as it always has been!

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viptims
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo! So great to be back in NYC to dine again! Superb meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here for a long time and will continue going till the end of either one of us.

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MOIslam
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food as always with fantastic service.

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vipJoeybaba
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared and presented food. Pricey but worth it. Been there 4 times and always delighted. They make a mean—as in good and potent— cocktail as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my wife’s birthday. The experience was fantastic. Great service. The outdoor booth was very comfortable with effective heaters and felt very COVID safe with the dividers and entire side open to the outside. The food, as always, was fantastic across the board. The best beef marrow and fried chicken anywhere. The paella, steak and BBQ wings were phenomenal too. They make you request the bread now, but that’s worth it too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers for overc10 years !! Never have been disappointed. Absolutely try the cream Spinach mussels and the soft shell crabs when in season. XOXOXOXO

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vipkenzo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Awkwardly and repeatedly approached by wait staff to order more and more food, interrupting conversation at each approach. Then asked to leave when we asked if we could just have another round of drinks. Weak.

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UniqueM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I have dined there plenty of times. The food is fresh and delicious 😋

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vipbakedbeans212
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Realizing this was a top tier and hot spot back in the day, meaning like 20 years ago decided to give it a try again. A pleasant meal with good food and service. Inside atmosphere is pretty plain. We enjoyed our meal but likely wouldn't return as nothing was truly stand out and was quite pricey.

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vipScott54
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best! After so many years, nobody puts it all together as well as Blue Ribbon!

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vipFlorenceBeeGal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe feeling: We sat outside - the tables are protected from the wind and each other. The booths there are equipped with not only an overhead heat lamp, but a special unit to keep our feet warm on this cold day.
The food, drinks and service were top shelf. A truly delightful dining experience.

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liza
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as always. Steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned so well. Branzino is always a solid choice. Lamb chops great. Wish there was more options/ variety for appetizers but no complaints here. It's pretty seafood heavy so it's hard for those who have an allergy. Mains are always a standout. Have been coming here for years and will continue to do so!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon is simply the best.

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SueChina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. The steak with the oxtail marmalade so amazing. Also the grilled lobster on point. I love this place

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Villagediner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is a temple of food. Everything they prepare is superb. Dishes are imaginative but not overcome by trends, so the ingredients always come through. This place is a New York treasure.

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vipChrisforker
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick and Dan makes you feel right at home and Aden is a great addition to the staff !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We went during Covid and felt safe and food was delicious! I highly recommend if your looking for that place to “hit the spot”!

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vipcruzer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been coming here since 2003 and its always outstanding in all categories every time! Thank you Blue Ribbon Brasserie

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AndrewDashDavies
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

A great friend Kithe Brewster referred me to this venue. Food was beyond, however based on the service, I wouldn't dare return!

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vipLisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon never disappoints. The food was great as was the service. Still one of our favorite places to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Very unpleasantly surprised to see that the prices have almost doubled since the re-opening. $30 for a glass of wine? $35 for fried chicken and $22 for a four-shrimp cocktail. Not going back anytime soon. Don’t mind paying five-star prices but not at 3-star restaurant.

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vipIlly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place! So happy they are open indoors again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great fried chicken and lamb chops

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HeidiB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks and lovely ambiance with sanitary Covid standards. Highly recommend

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vipreadysetren
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor booth was very warm and the service was outstanding as usual!

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vipFlorenceBeeGal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit here. The atmosphere lends itself to a private, romantic evening. The oysters were the perfect temperature and texture, needing little accompaniment. The lobster, split, breaded and broiled, was breathtaking. High marks for the deserts!

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vipThomas
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about our dinner and the service was great. it was the perfect night out especially during these times.

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vipChristine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit in Covid times and it's been my favorite dining out experience thus far. They did a great job building out booths outside that were very comfortable (heated!), music, and the staff was as great as they've always been. Menu is more limited so some of my favorite dishes weren't available, but was happy with what we did order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOTHING can Stop Blue Ribbon from being Exceptional.
We sat outside on Sullivan Street in the recently constructed heated seating area. Always an outstanding experience.
And the food and service were Top Tier.

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vipAimeeD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Not a lot of detail out into the look and feel of this blue ribbon location. Food was well made and the menu had so many great options. I’m pretty sure the mash potatoes were powdered. But the fresh seafood and garnishing’s made up for it. Nice for a local visit or delivery for sure. You can’t go wrong with the food!

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Mainemike
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do miss James and the bar staff but sitting outside was delightful; and the food and service were outstanding as usual.

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vipbutton
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An overall wonderful experience. Great attention to safety while creating an excellent outdoor ambience combined with perfect service and delicious food.

FAQs

Blue Ribbon Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 274-0404.

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.