Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.7
382 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy
Blue Ribbon Brasserie's cozy yet bustling dining room and friendly bar have served neighborhood regulars, culinary professionals and celebrity chefs for 25 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Burger and a Pint, Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 4pm until 4am, seven nights a week.

Our youthful culinary vision first sprang to life here 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 4:00am
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Phone number
(212) 274-0404
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric & Bruce Bromberg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Spring & Prince
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Parking details
There are two parking facilities near our restaurant:
1) At 6 Wooster Street there is an indoor parking garage between Canal & Grand.
2) At 81 Mercer Street there is an outdoor parking lot between Broome & Spring.
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Public transit
The closest subway stop is the Spring Street C & E train.
The West 4th Street Station has the A, B, C, D, E, F & M trains.
The N & R Trains stop at Prince Street at the corner of Broadway.
The Broadway-Lafayette & Bleecker Street Station has the B, D, F, M & 6 trains.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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The original Blue Ribbon in Soho, in which you can eat bone marrow, fried chicken, and oysters from a white table cloth at 3am. What a world.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 382 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant year after year. To have phenomenal food on a restaurant workers budget makes it that much better!! Bone Marrow is the go to but make sure
you try the remoulade, tartare , and fried oysters. If you wanna keep it light it’s hard to beat the smoked trout salad! ❤️🤘 You guys rock

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F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed. We went to blue ribbon in brooklyn and it was amazing. Did not have the same experience here

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F
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waiter - Will - who made great recommendations about the menu and the wine list. Lively scene at 1:30am - very welcome after checking into hotel near midnight in financial district and finding no restaurants open nor any delivery except pizza. Had oysters on half-shell (Connecticut, Cape Cod, West Coast Kumumoto - with 3 sauces) shrimp remoulade, heirloom tomato salad. Fantastic grapefruit-campari sorbet for dessert.

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c
Cincinnati
258 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having seen this restaurant on CBS Sat. Morning's "The Dish" we seemed to know more about it owners and history than the staff. The food was good but not outstanding.

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was so loud by 7:30 that we could hear each other speak and we were a small group of three in the corner. Too bad because the wait staff was very good and the wine list had variety.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a charming atmosphere! Amazing food and service

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to dine. Excellent service and very good dishes. To try

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SS
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Blue Ribbon due to its location. Had an excellent meal after a drink at the bar. The bartender Brendan was friendly and made me feel at home. The food was prepared perfectly, we were not rushed and I will have another meal at the Blue Ribbon.

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S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed everything about this spot except the lack of elbow room. Great food, great staff, great fun.

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NR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service and comfortable. A New York Tradition

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service & drinks.
The sweet breads are a much have!

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FB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional food and service, diverse menu, great place in soho

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York City's most venerable and ultimate dining place. Great atmosphere; incredible service and THE BEST FOOD ANYWHERE!

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All 4 of us were very happy with the food and service. The restaurant is small, intimate with a good vibe. We’ll return and definitely recommend.

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brasserie served my party of 8 with diligence, fun, and professionalism throughout, which helped us have the celebratory atmosphere in a fine dining experience our group was looking for. The food was excellent and well-portioned, and the restaurant had a great and un-intrusive decor as well. Would go back again for a dinner having similar needs as this last one. Thank you Blue Ribbon Brasserie.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The setting was ugly, the food wasn't special, and it was overpriced. I'm not sure why it is so difficult to get into this restaurant.

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have heard about this place from several people. Finally was able to make the time to get there and it was well worth it. For apps, the table shared the bone marrow, Foie gras terrine and the smoke trout, all were excellent. For the main courses the fried chicken is a must. The pigeon was a nice surprise as it is not on a lot of menus and also delicious. The paella was good but not quite up to the flavors of the other dishes. We also added the grilled shrimp remoulade as a main course. It was fabulous too. Only could find room for one dessert the chocolate Bruno - decadent. Looking forward to our next meal there.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service,great food,a must visit.The service was excellent and great for a romantic dinner or any special occassion.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Blue Ribbon for my birthday and everything was delicious. Portions were sufficient and food was spicy and delicious! We didn't have room for dessert, but the ice cream with a candle was a nice touch. We will go back as soon as we can!

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S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and great wine list- great size room and staff are fantastic!!

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice little restaurant that offered up some great food tastes. An excellent offering of East Coast Oysters was served fast. The restaurant was able to satisfy 4 different individual taste desires as we had offerings with Lobster, New York Strip, Fried Chicken and Duck. The 4 entrees were perfect!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a nice evening at the Blue Ribbon. The service and food was great. There are a lot of restaurants in NYC, but few give a great value for your money with great service.

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place to have a dinner date

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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, greeted by great girls...always appreciated. Tight tables do not for those who are uneasy but vibe is good and food is too.

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KA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick our server, was friendly and kind. Very knowledgeable of all menu items. The Manager David also was very pleasant and made my birthday fun. This place was fabulous. We we treated well by the entire staff, never asking for anything! Dessert was OUTSTANDING!!

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent diner and service. Loved the oysters, crab legs and bone Marrow. Very solid New York restaurant. Must try.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A menu with something for nearly everyone, well-executed dishes, and top-notch service in a setting that is both informal and grown up. Nice wine and cocktail list. The bone marrow appetizer that the restaurant is known for lived up to its reputation. The entrees — one of us had the duck and the other had the red trout — did not disappoint. Expertly cooked, flavorful, not overly fussy, and generous portions. And the flourless chocolate cake was rich and more than enough for two people. If we had a minor quibble (and was minor), it would've been with the endive and blue cheese salad — solid but not mind-blowing. It was easy to have a conversation, too — the energy is lively but not shouty. Moderately expensive — the aforementioned dishes plus two glasses of wine each ran us about $175 before tip.

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GS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is fantastic! Extremely good food and service. Not inexpensive and also not the best meal I've ever had in my life, but a reliable, wonderful comfortable place to eat casually or for special occasions. It's an "oldie and goodie" that is not trendy, overcrowded with tourists where locals can get a reservation and enjoy themselves.

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L
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fried chicken was delicious, and I love that they serve a full menu past 11pm. The whole experience was great!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our food. Excellent experience overall!

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KR
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate French bistro in SoHo...I loved my duck with Brussels Sprouts and beets!

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DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous on all levels. The menu was extensive and unique ..excellent service.
The food was outstanding.A simple dish, fried chicken ,was simple yet perfect. Will be back soon.

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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here is the friendliest and the way they handled requests to accommodate food allergies was magnificent!

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food , and amazing concept for late dining.. it’s the best in NYC
I always stop by every time I visit .

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t
New York Area
234 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Trendy spot in Soho, small but full of energy. Broad menu of appetizers, we loved our fried oysters, matzo ball soup and shrimp dishes, and for mains, our hanger steak, paella (huge portion) and especially the fried chicken, declared to be among the best ever tasted. The noise level reached a loud peak starting about 10, but still a fun place. Excellent and friendly service too, reservations essential for a good slot on a Saturday night.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said, but I had to write a quick review as it deserves the five stars.

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P
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Owner/manager was terrific. Took care of getting us coffee and dessert.

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C
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love going to Blue Ribbon. They never disappoint. The skate, the flounder and oysters were all delicious. A nicely chosen wine list accompanies the food. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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M
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu is diverse and everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend the Paella. You won’t be disappointed.

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