Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
742 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 742 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place on every possible level .
The paella was awesome

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vipmckwestside
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious and great choices for fish and seafood! Servers - Jesus was wonderful! Easy to find and pleasant to dine outdoors.

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viplaurany25
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food AND amazing service

The host and servers we’re 100% on top of everything! The food was excellent and it was the absolute best night out we have had in ages. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend. A huge thank you to the team at blue ribbon for making our date night so fun and memorable. We had the crab cocktail ( comes already deshelled with a homemade aoli) shrimp with the most delicious ravioli And steak au poivre w fries. The beer and wine selection was thoughtful and not overwhelming and delicious. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff,.service and food was outstanding.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. Cocktails amazing. Service amazing. A bit loud would be only critique. Paella and bread pudding were a highlight!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Been going for 20 years. Love it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just delicious & our server was such a sweet guy!

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Fred
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was a fantastib server to these diners from Pittsburgh. keep up the awesome work.

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LisaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Would definitely go back.

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Romantic
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted well seasoned and fresh. The fried oysters were heaven.

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DaajrionS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always lovely staff fresh seafood. 5 stars!

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NYC23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The overall food experience was excellent but given the uptick in Covid-19 positive cases in New York City my wife and I were extremely disappointed by the total absence of Covid protocols in the restaurant. While I understand that restaurants are trying to make up for lost time, given the fact that fewer than 50% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated we would expect that restaurant employees and managers would be wearing masks or that there would be a posting as to whether employees were fully vaccinated.

My wife and I have dined indoors at many restaurants since restrictions have been eased and have been generally impressed that most restaurants are continuing to maintain some degree of Covid protocols. That was not the case last night and while we enjoyed our meal immensely, it was unpleasant having to experience anxiety about our safety while dining even though we are both fully vaccinated.

Bottom line, we will not consider returning to this restaurant until Covid is in the rear view mirror or the restaurant shows greater sensitivity to diners who continue to have concerns about Covid transmission.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! I had the bone marrow with oxtail marmalade.. and holy mother of god! DELICIOUS. Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it! We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters Birthday
Service was A plus
Food was top notch

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as usual! It was not only excellent food but a real treat to see so many old friends. This is a special restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Food was extraordinary; service was very personal and the experience was lovely. Very comfortable and fun.

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GlenRockWino
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable meal last night at Blue Ribbon Brasserie. Everything on the seafood "plateau" was perfect. And they served up some of the best fried chicken I've ever had.

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JackC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here several times and the food is always great so may thing I want to eat and I alway over ordered.

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vipdcosiobarto
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s 22nd Bday. My wife and myself visited Blue Ribbon Brasserie back in 1995 and it is still our favorite Manhattan restaurant by far !

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JeffAlex
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good outdoor setup. Good value for awesome dinner.

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rbrb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a wonderful and reliable favorite of ours for over 25 years. Still delivers every time

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MarcL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service

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vipPatrickB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The menu has lost some of its greatest hits.

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vipDude
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, very pricey. Nice for a special occasion.

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vipDaniel
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. The fish was cooked perfectly. The ambiance was friendly.

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vipJS11
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious. The service was outstanding, and the spot has a cool vibe. Top notch seafood across the board. Try the purple cow mixed drink.

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vipRenataK
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best restaurant in New York. Food is incredible and the team as well! Always perfect service and experience. Amazing amazing restaurant! Hostess is also friendly and professional, very nice lady!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The server was quite accommodating and so was management. Anything that was not to our satisfaction, was addressed immediately to ensure a positive experience. Food was gourmet as usual and at no point were we rushed. We had ample time to enjoy ourselves. Will look forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant; the staff are always welcoming & accommodating, the food is superb, and the atmosphere is old school New York. A subtle gem in NYC!

Perfect for a date / special occasion / business meeting / or casual hangout with friends

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DiaAndre
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked in I was greeted by the bartender and from this moment the service was impeccable. I would recommend this place to all my friends and family . Everyone was so kind and that the food and drink was amazing .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pretty nice, clean, friendly atmosphere and great food wow the food definitely the best will be going there again real soon

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Jackieoftradez
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, filet slightly over cooked and muscles did not come with bread-it should - soak up the sauce. Fried chicken excellent. I would come back try again.

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JessP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best fried chicken in NYC!

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vipSusanW
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As FABULOUS as the day it opened! Never disappoints with outstanding food from their wonderfully eclectic menu and the best energy and laid back and warm vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing to be back at our favorite spot in NYC. A little disappointed the menu was missing ley staples you used to go for.

Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to share this review. We are adding menu items back each week so please check back and come see us again soon.

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ThomasN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waiter became impatient and brusk when asked one question about deserts. Ruined the dinner.

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MartyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome meal. We loved the mussels and the skate. Definitely worth it.

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OliviaD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - loved the fondue and fried oysters! My fiancé had the fried chicken and enjoyed it very much!

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vipAlecS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive staff and old soho charm, not over the top and great for friends or date night

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Bobert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service

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 742 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.