Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
640 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 640 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Villagediner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is a temple of food. Everything they prepare is superb. Dishes are imaginative but not overcome by trends, so the ingredients always come through. This place is a New York treasure.

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vipChrisforker
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick and Dan makes you feel right at home and Aden is a great addition to the staff !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We went during Covid and felt safe and food was delicious! I highly recommend if your looking for that place to “hit the spot”!

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cruzer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ive been coming here since 2003 and its always outstanding in all categories every time! Thank you Blue Ribbon Brasserie

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AndrewDashDavies
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

A great friend Kithe Brewster referred me to this venue. Food was beyond, however based on the service, I wouldn't dare return!

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vipLisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon never disappoints. The food was great as was the service. Still one of our favorite places to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Very unpleasantly surprised to see that the prices have almost doubled since the re-opening. $30 for a glass of wine? $35 for fried chicken and $22 for a four-shrimp cocktail. Not going back anytime soon. Don’t mind paying five-star prices but not at 3-star restaurant.

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vipIlly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place! So happy they are open indoors again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great fried chicken and lamb chops

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HeidiB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks and lovely ambiance with sanitary Covid standards. Highly recommend

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vipreadysetren
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor booth was very warm and the service was outstanding as usual!

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vipThomas
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything about our dinner and the service was great. it was the perfect night out especially during these times.

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vipChristine
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit in Covid times and it's been my favorite dining out experience thus far. They did a great job building out booths outside that were very comfortable (heated!), music, and the staff was as great as they've always been. Menu is more limited so some of my favorite dishes weren't available, but was happy with what we did order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
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
14 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
6 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
224 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
6 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
7 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!

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 640 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.