Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
852 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 852 people are saying
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vipInigo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a few years since I last stepped foot into BR. And as I remembered, it was a fabulous dinner. We celebrated a 75th bday.
Everyone at the table loved the service and food.

The sautéed calamari, bone marrow, ravioli, all to die for. The banana split and crème brûlée, delicious as always. (We had way more than the above to eat, everything tasted spot on).

Thanks for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !

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LexiF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. Everything on the menu sounded amazing. We loved everything we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and experience I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always good and consistent every time we visit.

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StacyS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
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 on January 15, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 13, 2022
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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Steven
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience2

For the most part it was a great dining experience due to the fact that the food was beautifully prepared and presented. Everything was incredibly delicious. That said we got off to a bumpy start with our server.
It was our first-time dining here and we asked for recommendations and was told that our asking the question was irrelevant. In fact, he said... "a more relevant question would be..." and then went on to tell us what in his opinion we should be asking. It was incredibly rude... he was rude. We ordered 3 cocktails for the table and after waiting what seemed like an unusually long period of time considering the place was pretty empty, he only brought 1 of the cocktails. Serving 101... always bring all cocktails at the same time so while you're sipping your drink your fellow dining companions can join you instead of waiting to be served.
Other than that, and the fact that the room is in desperate need of a makeover (absolutely no ambience whatsoever) the meal itself was outstanding and yes, we look forward to returning and would highly recommend it to others.

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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.

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 852 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.