Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
812 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 812 people are saying
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vip294Pantops
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, the perfect place. I love the food, the warm, relaxed ambiance and every one of the people who work there who have been making my visits special for decades. I was so pleased to have the Spicy fish soup because it is quite possibly the best soup in the world! Excellent any time, but a real treat on a frigid November evening. Thanks all!

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vipangelap
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon was amazing as always. The food and service were unbelievable. I know I need to try other things but the fried chicken by far the best I’ve ever had. We celebrated 2 birthdays, and they brought out ice cream with a candle. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipgregm
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we had; seafood tower, catfish, drinks and dessert.. Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone. Felt very comfortable and not overdone. Real people eating great food in a friendly personal environment.

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RickW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. The beef bone marrow with oxtail marmalade is a must-try item as is the fried chicken. The catfish is delicious; hot and cooked to perfection. We are from out of country and this is our second visit as we made of point of returning. The bone marrow and chicken were repeats for us based on our first trip, but after enjoying the catfish, we will definitely sample other menu items next visit.

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HollyK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Marginal food and slow service

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vipkatenyc
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff and delicious food. These folks offer excellent hospitality - a true gem!

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vipelliotti
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

love this place for 30 years.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an excellent meal. Wasn’t cheap but I was in the mood to splurge. Service was very attentive, and I had a nice conversation with one of the managers at length on the sidewalk afterwards. Lovely ambience, pretty noisy / lively inside. Soup and steak were perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing service! Such nice servers, always checking in to see if we needed anything else

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blue Ribbon. Keeping NY NY with high quality late night dining.

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MaryH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner -- loved the focused menu, and the food was simply prepared and delicious! Service was attentive and ambience was warm and convivial.

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TatoA
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great late dinner after Metopera!!! Victor is the Best, Thank you guys very much!!!

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ThadM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service
For 27 years . Seafood , steaks all delicious. The wine list has many well priced gems for the discerning
Vinophile .

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are amazing. Staff is super helpful and informative.

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vipMominny
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely. Warm and welcoming. Great service, informed, excellent hostess. Friendly bar tender. Very warm and informed wait person. Food was solid and yummy. Great neighborhood. Mixed age polite yet lively crowd. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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vipLeslieD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fried chicken in New York!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the vibe. A+

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MarcP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We ran late, the host was able to accommodate us. Victor, our waiter, was engaging and warm. Food was outstanding. They even threw in a banana split for our anniversary and the kids. We have always enjoyed Blue Ribbon and this was another fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll definitely be back! My Server August was great!

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calabrisella
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor was absolutely amazing. So happy to see he’s still working at Blue Ribbon. It’s been a favorite of mine since 2007.

The service was outstanding and never rushed or chaotic, food allergies kindly accommodated, food and wine quality top-notch, and I had a lovely evening with a dear old friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. Thank you so much.

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KevinO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Used to be a great place. Last night was my 1st time back since the start of the pandemic. Has definitely lost a few steps. Don't think I'll be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with friends.

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BarbaraD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a number of menu items, but I couldn't have it all, so I ordered the cod special - and it was delicious. I am working in New York this week, and dining out alone - I had no issues doing so at Blue Ribbon.

In order to try more from the excellent menu, I am returning this evening - which should say it all.

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vipMikeS
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
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 on October 21, 2021
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
2 reviews
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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viproberto
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best places in the city for late night dining. Oysters, Fried chicken all excellent. Be warned this place is small, has brick walls and is LOUD! but fun!

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vipFoodFan
San Diego
129 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
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. As always.
Blue Ribbon never disappoints

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

Always the best!

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 812 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.