Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
784 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 784 people are saying
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vipMikeS
Denver
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just “average”. Food was average, server was very good but when adding in the price it was average

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Nicole
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and excellent service. Food was amazing!

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

They haven’t lost a step in the pandemic …. Going just as strong as an all-time NYC favorite!!

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KatherineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful place for a birthday dinner! Amazing fondue, fries, and main dishes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great food, service and vibe!

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vipSohoite
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon is a consistently reliable restaurant for a great meal and great service. It's definitely a go-to New York-style place that is dependable and fun. Go and you'll see for yourself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My home away from home😀

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MattG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Wanted a cozy bistro or brasserie with basic French cuisine done well and nicely made martinis. Found it here. Service was perfect, attentive, and really helpful with recommendations. Lively but you could have a private conversation. Food was excellent (escargot, steak tartare, endive salad, skate, and catfish). Recommend all of those items, but as the servers walked past with other things (bone marrow, steaks, etc…) everything else look great too.

Price point was as expected and the entire experience was worth writing a review, and definitely worth returning!

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WayneY
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

bill was padded with extra sodas and an iced tea we did not order or consume. Bill was presented by server on IPad without itemization and tip offerings under my nose. I had to request itemization, but it was too dark inside to read it. No one answered the phone on Saturday it was a continuous loop when I was able to read the receipt at home and wanted to question it.

In all food choices were fine, and bar was great. Mask were not worn inside except by staff, and we were vaccination checked for which I am grateful.

I would like to like this restaurant, but they need to check on their servers for accuracy in billing.

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vipFoodFan
San Diego
128 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing Restaurant…!
Highly recommend it, it’s a neighborhood gym for every day dining with great food and very happy service

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UriG
Black Forest
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Extent good the service was great we made a mistake and went to the other restaurant next block but both restaurants assist us and led us to the right one we will definitely come again

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GilG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine list.
Friendly service.
The place is a bit loud so for first dates it will be a bit noisy.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. As always.
Blue Ribbon never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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vipIzzi
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at Blue Ribbon. My family has been going there for years. It was my first time and I will be back. Great for a date or casual dinner. It would be a bit loud for a business dinner. Great food and drinks. Excellent.

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JoelA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great neighborhood vibe. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was great and plentiful Paella and shrimp Provençal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow and air flow was not very good. It was very hot and stuffy. Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

60th birthday. very pleasant service, even when food was delayed a long time. very tight squeeze for outdoor dining, put our group of 8 into a wooden outdoor structure which def was made for 6 or less. Covid precautions were sort if lost in there...considering how on top of each other we were, and the lack of real open space inside that booth structure. but we put our most vulnerable, immuno compromised friend at the outside edge, and the rest of us were vax'd, so it went ok. rhe food was fabulous, and served well and pleasantly, so i look forward to coming back post-wooden outdoor enclosure booths...thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Plateau de fruits de mer could not be better. Get the Watermelon salad before it’s gone.
Got my for 20+ years. Also best late,late rest in NYC (I’m talking 2am)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration

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SimonaB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious.

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JosephC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going to Blue Ribbon for more than 15 year's. The Fried Chicken is great and the cocktail list amazing. Nothing better than the Shellfish Tower, I highly recommend it! It's my go to date restaurant. Even if the date is mediocre, the food
will make up for it.

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vipVanessaC
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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Clyde
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The bone marrow and oxtail marmalade was what we had read about, and really were anxious to try. Two of the three marrow bones had almost no marrow inside, so hardly had the opportunity to enjoy it. We also had the paella, which was flavorful, but with mushy rice. The service started out OK, but ended with almost none. We were planning to order dessert after our meal, but no servers even recognized us for almost 30 minutes. Once we were able to get someone's attention, we decided to get our check and leave. Not a good experience for us.

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BBCB
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience & will recommend to all our friends. Food, service, and atmosphere were beyond our expectations. Will make it a regular spot when in NYC!!

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Christo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly barman who entertained us the whole evening. Really enjoyed it. And the food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve going to BR for almost 20 years…and the food and service never disappoint!

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vipKellyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Delicious food, but not a cozy or quiet ambience as described. Better for an energetic night out than romantic conversation.

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LornaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a pricey but, you are in Soho and food was amazing so it was worth it. Service was on point, great guys!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at the Brasserie. Ambience was ideal, the crawfish perfect, and the bar amazing. Needless to say, this branch has evolved into one of my go-tos.

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Romantic
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried oysters are to die for! The escargot was not bad either. Nice crowd. Cozy and friendly.

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bradley
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I woke this morning still thinking about the delicious dinner last night. Top to bottom incredible. The service was great and the atmosphere pure New York.

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BonnieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blue Ribbon! Great service, fried chicken, drinks and setting. Manager showed great care in ensuring our happiness. Will definitely keep coming back.

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vipkathster
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hot summer night in the city— unfortunately the outdoor dining space consists of otherwise romantic booths totally surrounded by plexiglas. REALLY hot- with a tiny fan.

Otherwise we had excellent service. The cocktail menu is great and the fried oyster dish just outstanding with a heavenly light fry and a touch of salty cheese. DIVINE

We had the skate—. Over a bacon potato type hash that did not have a lot of flavor. The fish was a little tough. Not a great dish.

Overall a nice experience again because of the servers and the oysters!!

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vipmikea
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot!!!!! Service great food is even better !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was nice, friendly staff and the food was top-notch!

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FrasierE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about Blue Ribbon Brasserie! Absolutely amazing food, stellar service, and a very unique and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service everything was amazing ! They were attentive and love that they have new specials every time we visit !

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LucilleC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you loved the food before , it is still the same . I would
Recommended this restaurant

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 784 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.