Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.7
412 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 412 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, loved the fried chicken. Personable and warm staff

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently, great service and food. I never left disappointed every time I eat here. Thank you to the staff and chef for keeping a high standard of service. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to others.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service was just-right attentive, and it was quiet enough to engage in conversation. We’ll be back!

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B
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this small, local Soho spot. The food is beyond delicious!!

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w
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon is our late night go to when ever we are in New York. Once again they exceeded our expectations. Thanks for the great evening.

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere and open almost to the break of dawn. Love it!!

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NT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Brendan, was terrific.
Patient, professional, informed about wines.
Have been coming to this restaurant since 1992, and it still holds up.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hubby loves the chicken burger.
Staff very friedly

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GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite for late night foodies and chefs. Standouts are Bone Marrow; Oysters; and beyond brilliant Paella.

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FI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in New York

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AK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are frequent fliers at blue ribbon. It’s absolutely always amazing and always consistent! Great atmosphere terrific staff. Drinks and fare beyond delicious. You’re even likely to run into a celebrity or 2, we pretty much do every time we dine. Highly recommend .

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all-around.

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MH
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and food was awesome! Fried chicken was great!

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IM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is good, just not inspired like how I remember it. I know it’s more comfort food but seemed a little off. It’s still on the list of good stops, though.

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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always will be a favorite. Menu is perfection and there’s nothing better than going for a late night meal.

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LB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Escargot was so good, and the fried chicken was great, too. We were given VIP treatment and made to feel like we were valued customers. I have already recommended this to other friends. Can't wait to go back.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal for my birthday! They took amazing care of us and the food was incredible as always!

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MN
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best chef in NY. Staff is outstanding (especially Aodhan (pronounced Aiden) who is the best waiter ever!) My husband says I do a happy dance in my chair when I eat the food here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Host was not personable, didn’t take my name so open table thought we were a no show. Tap water was poured over our bottled water. Good. Not great.

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ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, everything was perfect.
Great beer and cocktail list as well. Would definitely come again.

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

U must order the Strawberry Sundae dessert. Good for 2 people although I easily would eaten the whole thing. Service is terrific, waiter as well as senior staff/owner check table a number of times.

Ordered the fried chicken, very good. Crispy outside, juicy inside. My wife thought the skin was a little but over-cooked. I disagreed. Ok the collared greens...I just don't like...I tried but they make kale seem terrific. My wife had shrimp dish....shrimp and pasta were terrific.

Drinks: I had the mezcal/lime drink which was a terrific with slight smoky flavoring from the Mezcal. My wife had I think a Kir royal.

Overall go and we will go again, with a group. Total bill was around $145 which seems reasonable for great food 2 drinks and I will wrap up with the Strawberry Sundae. U must order.

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NJ
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC we flew in from Nevada to celebrate a birthday. 10 for dinner it was outstanding!!! Looking forward to my next trip back to NYC

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d
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, very good service. I would return on next trip to NYC.

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A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exactly what I was looking for in a late night dinner spot. Packed at 1am with great people watching, great service and tasty snacks:)

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SF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and service. Will return. Price a little high but value is there. Delicious

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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

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DW
Kiel & SH
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tolles Essen, toller Srvice. Von der Vorspeise über die Hauptspeise bis zum Dessert waren die Speisen excellent. Wir können diese kleine Restaurant absolut empfehlen.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon warrants its name! Fresh and beautifully shucked oysters, fish soup and ribs. We were even more impressed by the service, warm.personal, professional. A restaurant that wraps its arms around you. Noise level is “ energetic” but you can talk.

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DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Very good food. Good neighborhood place.

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
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 on September 15, 2018
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
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
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
266 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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LB
Indiana
2 reviews
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
17 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
3 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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HM
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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