Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
846 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 28 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 5 pm until 12 pm, every day. The menu truly has something for everyone including; soups, salads, 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 846 people are saying
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StacyS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go into the city every year around Christmas or New Year as it's our family tradition. Sometimes we go near Rockefeller Center or like we did this time, Soho. We enjoy the shopping and like to try new places. We chose Blue Ribbon Brasserie because it had something for everyone. The fried chicken, like it's recommended for, was fantastic! The steamed clams were some of the best! And our rib eye steaks were flavorful and juicy! I would highly recommend as a stop on your visit.

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AJK1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is wonderful. The service was attentive but not too overbearing. The drinks were great1

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night dinner at one of our favorite hangs. French onion soups, a bottle of Burgundy and his and hers steaks. At Blue Ribbon, it’s always a perfect night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love them I’m a frequent flyer there! Best salmon in soho

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vipDavid
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and open at 11.15 in a dead city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome fried chicken!!!

KD
vipKarenD
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another brilliant meal with a wonderful group--great food, very good wine, great conversations with the amiable wait staff as well as other "locals" sharing the experience. After 26 years the spirit and the food make Blue Ribbon one the of best places I have ever been.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was excellent

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining on Sullivan St. is perhaps the warmest most inviting outdoor table we've experienced in NYC. Food quality and service was 4* Wine list is both classic and current - great value. never disappoints.

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vipNatalieN
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oysters in NYC.

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vipJoeL
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always delivers. Great service. Great food. Nice Atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great to be back to this NYC gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Our family go-to for quality food and a great time!

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BrookeM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always AMAZING!
one of the best restaurants in NYC!

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vipCheryl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie has been serving the most consistently delicious and interesting dishes for decades. I've been there many times and it never disappoints, and it was no different on New Year's Eve with my family. I had the BEST steamed mussels (in spicy saffron broth) and fried chicken there, both my daughters devoured their salmon and branzino, and my husband really enjoyed his hanger steak. Blue Ribbon is NYC food scene at its best and we highly recommend the restaurant for any occasion!

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I prefer the festive atmosphere indoors, the outdoor cabins are lovely—cosy with floor and ceiling heaters, pleasant with heavy curtains rather than plastic, windows that can open to ensure good ventilation: safe, yet warm! A really nice set up for these trying times! And of course the food and service are always exceptional. So we had a great time as always!

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BriannaJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t forget to ask what the specials are! What an experience this place was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Great food. Bathrooms are filthy. Hostess will yell at you if you go inside to use the restroom if you are dining outdoors.

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travenr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a really nice outdoor dining setup. Service and food and drink always wonderful.

JB
JamesB
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining booth is cozy. Service is excellent. Food was delicious. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall excellent dinner. I have yet to be disappointed by this place. From the bread all the way to the last bite of my fried chicken was perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite NYC for late dining. Food and service fantastic. Ask for Aidan as your waiter. Playlist is always amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We both loved the seasonal roasted vegetables that were a special for the evening. I could have ordered more to go they were so addictive. Overall a very wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Very nice, accommodating staff when our party was a little late for our reservation. Our server Victor was the absolute best! Not only a great server, basically took over our food order for us and was spot on. He kept us entertained and laughing. Made for a very fun dinner! All of the food was amazing. The highlights were oysters, escargot, duck and OMG the FRIED CHICKEN!!!! We all love fried chicken and agree it’s the best we’ve ever had.

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vipToddE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the paella and shrimp Provençal . Both were delicious and the service was efficient and attentive. We both enjoyed our meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, great ambiance and service was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful ambiance and food. Bustling and friendly. It very high noise level!

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KirstenG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant that takes great care to make sure you are welcome and fed well!

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vipPhil
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely the best late night go to dining option for NYC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. It’s just as great as it’s ever been.

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vipsusie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fabulous food!

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DebW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing.

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vip294Pantops
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was fine, and it's in a nice area, but the overall experience was not the quality we expected. Given other reviews, the bar had been set too high. Perhaps it was just an off night, but I'm not likely to test that theory by trying it again.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, the perfect place. I love the food, the warm, relaxed ambiance and every one of the people who work there who have been making my visits special for decades. I was so pleased to have the Spicy fish soup because it is quite possibly the best soup in the world! Excellent any time, but a real treat on a frigid November evening. Thanks all!

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vipangelap
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon was amazing as always. The food and service were unbelievable. I know I need to try other things but the fried chicken by far the best I’ve ever had. We celebrated 2 birthdays, and they brought out ice cream with a candle. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipgregm
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we had; seafood tower, catfish, drinks and dessert.. Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone. Felt very comfortable and not overdone. Real people eating great food in a friendly personal environment.

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RickW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. The beef bone marrow with oxtail marmalade is a must-try item as is the fried chicken. The catfish is delicious; hot and cooked to perfection. We are from out of country and this is our second visit as we made of point of returning. The bone marrow and chicken were repeats for us based on our first trip, but after enjoying the catfish, we will definitely sample other menu items next visit.

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HollyK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Marginal food and slow service

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vipkatenyc
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff and delicious food. These folks offer excellent hospitality - a true gem!

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 846 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.