Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
626 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 626 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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AimeeD
New York Area
12 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
21 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.

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vipCRK1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The individually spaced cabanas were comfortable and heated well. The service was amazing, covid safe and everything seemed super clean. The food was just as good as it was inside. Will be back. Made us realize how much we miss the dining experience!

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vipChrisforker
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick the waiter is amazing when making drinks and the manager Dan makes you feel right at home and welcomed.. love eating here !!

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vipTK719
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever! My server August was just fabulous and took amazing care of me. Delicious salad to start. The skate fish with mashed potatoes was PHENOMENAL! And the chocolate chip bread pudding was heavenly. They have a great setup for outdoor seating - very warm and comfy. Very reasonable prices for the quality and location. And August and all the staff members were so amazing. Blue Ribbon winner!

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vipelliotti
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner and atmosphere were terrific

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my actual birthday celebration but I’ve been telling the staff for years that’s it’s my birthday every time I come in and they always humor me with a candle in my dessert! But I was so surprised that now they have the chocolate chip bread pudding now which I’ve begged for years now. And I met the best woman ever working there! Such a great experience as always but this time seemed extra special!

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JasonW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great
They are doing a great job during this hard time

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal yet again at Blue Ribbon. Generous portions of food you actually want to eat

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon is still the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service! The fondue and marrow are both incredible appetizers, and the hanger steak entree is impeccable! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Food like always was delicious. The bottle of wine the server recommended was also very good.

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ChristopherS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank god you guys are back. Food was excellent as always. We have needed and missed you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best meal ever! can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since shut done, lots of space between tables, food was just as great as before they closed.

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vipJulie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, excellent food in a fun atmosphere. Well worth the splurge.

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vipMarjorieF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal and everything on the menu sounded so delish that it was difficult to decide what to get! The vibe, menu and service are outstanding!

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to enjoy a meal at our favorite restaurant! The outdoor tables were well spaced and service was as friendly and efficient as always. The food was all excellent. Perfect broth for the steamed clams, crisp fried oysters two sauces for the crab cocktail and moist and tasty catfish. And the creme brûlée is heaven. A perfect night!

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JazminH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great service I loved everything about this place will definitely recommend

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CarlosG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in NYC, enjoying outdoor dining. A bit to get comfortable with noises an people around but host and waiter were the best. The food is great!

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JasonW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back
They did a great job with outdoor dining

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Alexa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Food was delicious and everyone that worked there was angelic. Can’t wait to go back

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KelleyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic . Flawless experience from beginning to end . So happy blue ribbon is back!

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vipluv2eat
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the experience was over the top!
Food executed perfectly.
Service was attentive.
Can’t wait to return.

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Lini
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming back to this place because the ambiance is relaxed and the food is delicious.

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vipDenPat
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Mostly seafood which was a disappointment. Prices a bit high. Rather bare walls environment.

Bartender, James, however, is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

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StephenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blue Ribbon consistently has high quality service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the hosts and the food was amazing it was my birthday but they weren’t sure which one of us it was so the put a candle in each dessert which a found was a nice touch. Would definitely go back if I come back to New York

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RaulQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went here on a date and really enjoyed the quality of service and incredible food. I actually prefer the mellow and casual ambiance (incredible music played that evening) here compared to the other two NYC locations.

Will definitely revisit when back in the neighborhood. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Mooncussers
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for dinner tonight with our two teenage daughters. The food was good but not great. The paella is top-notch but the rest of our dinners were pretty average (ribs, salmon). Very dark and the tables are way too small. Too crowded. too loud. Very good service and wine list. Probably won't go back as there are so many other restaurants to try in New York.

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UriS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service I’ve had in my life. 10/10 would eat here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and menu as always. Thank you for taking such good care of us!

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Angelique
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was very much looking forward to a great experience as, this restaurant was one that I had heard about off and on for many years. I had visited both Blue Ribbon sushi and chicken, so I thought it was time to visit the mother ship so to speak. Immediately, I noticed that the service was non existent. There was a 10-15 minute hold before someone approached the table. Water.
There was another lag before someone else showed to tell us the specials. I dunno. I usually like to start with a cocktail.
It was incredibly dark. Not any ambient light...
After ordering the Plateau, and dipping into pots of straight mayo, I could it wait to escape.
A huge disappointment.
Not returning.

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vipJuliaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED our dining experience on Saturday night. The food was terrific, the ambiance was great, we loved the music, Auden our server was a gem! I am truly looking forward to going back again.

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CLee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and generous portions. Attentive and polite service.

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DavidM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing. Booked this place on an impromptu date night and was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely come back!

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 626 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.