Blue Ribbon Brooklyn

4.4
489 reviews
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$31 to $50
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At Blue Ribbon Brooklyn you will find a warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff, an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list, and a "something for everyone" menu, including steaks, chops, seafood, and raw bar with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available. We have received awards for; Best Restaurant in Brooklyn, Best Fried Chicken, and Best Kid Friendly Restaurant in NYC among other awards. Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is perfect for a special occasion or a Late Night Dinner any night of the week. A Brooklyn original in Park Slope, near Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Barclay’s Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district.
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for dinner & drinks and we host Happy Hour, M-F from 5-7:00 pm.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Thanksgiving, serving our full regular menu and Classic Holiday Specials. Please join us!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Christmas Eve, serving our full regular menu and Classic Holiday Specials. Please join us!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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What 489 People Are Saying
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MH
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the paella y’all! Two of us shared one with half lobster. Spicy chicken sausage, mussels, clams, shrimp, squid and more. It was spicy delicious. So big we brought left overs home. Service, as always, was friendly, professional and super nice.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food and service are top notch. The seafood platter always delights. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best baking and the texture was amazing. Rib eye was great taste. I’ll definitely come back.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been to Blue Ribbon for years, and it was great to be back. We just needed a nice meal after a long day, and Blue Ribbon delivered. The staff was excellent from start to finish; the host was great, our server was great, the runner was great. Everybody had a smile, nice comments, knew about the food. This isn't necessarily the case any more. The food was outstanding. I had the bavette (steak) special, which I loved. My wife and her mother had the cod, which they devoured. My son had the kid's penne, which came out really quickly, thankfully, as he was starving. I really can't wait to go back.

PC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for a decent meal. Steak was good, roast chicken was well cooked if a little bland. The restaurant is a bit loud, so not great for a romantic meal. The service was pretty good. I would go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently awesome.

TA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Their were a lot of families during my visit and a lot of kids and crying. I would go again.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have mixed feelings regarding our dining experience at Blue Ribbon. Our hostess was bubbly and engaging. Our Waiter was so helpful and made us feel comfortable and well tended to. Unfortunately, it was the food that was underwhelming. We were expecting destinctive flavors from the apps and main selections we ordered, but the food was rather non-descript.

The main entree of Codfish was supposed to be the star of the dish, but the flavor was muted by a mixture of chickpeas, veggies and broth that drowned out the fish, leaving it as a "pip" and not the "Glaydys Knight" it was supposed and should have been.

The other elements of the dining experience were good, but the dishes we ordered just didn't make the night special as we had hoped. (And believe me, the menu is not on the "economic side") Maybe had we ordered a different set of apps and entree's our experience would have been better but, from my dining point of view, the overall dinner was just.....Pedestrian.

MH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Blue Ribbon does not disappoint. Years ago I ate some fabulous meals at the Manhattan places. We recently moved to Prospect park, and gave this one a shot. It’s the very best meal we’ve had in the hood. Service was spotty (one great waitress, one not so good). But the meal was perfection (perfect martini, oysters, shishito peppers, seafood stew, catfish). This will become our neighborhood fave!

GT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and our waiter was amazing. The environment was nice.

KI
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we ate. A great local restaurant!!!

N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sarah our server was wonderful

LF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, fun time with family and friends!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

the menu changed and a lot of ours fav. meals no longer there, disappointed .

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Been going to Blue Ribbon since they opened location in Bklyn and it has been one of our favorite restaurants.
Lately though, we keep finding that while the prices are going up, they are not maintaining the same quality of food and drinks.
Each visit is getting more and more disappointing

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic overall experience coming here. The food is always absolutely delicious and they do everything to perfection considering the wide-array cuisines straddled by the menu. It’s hard to narrow down favorites since everything is so ridiculously good, but I would offer up the stewed Calamari, Paella, Fried Chicken, and fries (best I’ve ever had) are stand-outs. But most of all, the welcoming staff and customer-focused service are par none, everyone wants to ensure you’re having a great time.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband is more of a "surf" person, while I am a "turf" person. BRB accommodated both our unique tastes in one menu. I ordered fried chicken, while the hubby ordered the land and sea. And I know what you are thinking, "fried chicken?" C'mon man, you can make that yourself or get that at Popeyes.

The little known secret is that BRB has some of the best fried chicken around. So, I dove into my meal with a gusto seldom seen in public. I'm sure the patrons behind me either thought, "this man has no table manners" or "that is some Damn Good Chicken." (Trust me, it was the later, regardless of what they thought.)

Either way, I got lost in my meal. And if a restaurant can achieve that, then they deserve a high rating.

We had a fantastic waitress and that made the meal all the better.

Price-wise, for two people, it was around $110 not including tip. We had two appetizers, a specialty cocktail, a dinner special and my fried chicken. So you decide if it's too expensive for you. That said, they are definitely worth an after-work drink with an appetizer. So, go and check them out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Save a chair for me, cuz I will definitely be heading back!

DB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this establishment was fantastic. Also, the service was top notch. I'd definitely return.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Fantastic service, but the food has gone way downhill since we were last there a few years ago.

RW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and our waiter was funny and very accomodating. However, when we walked into the restaurant at 7:30 on a Saturday night, which was pretty quiet (holiday weekend), there was no host to greet us or seat us. The bartender eventually me standing next to the bar but by that time, our friend had waved me over from the table. We stood there about 10 minutes.
Also, they kept breaking glasses at least 4-5x that evening.. aside from being National Fried Chicken Day, was it national break your wineglass day?

x
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had a perfectly adequate dinner at Blue Ribbon. We enjoyed the spicy steamed clams appetizer, but the burger (no surprise) and chicken sandwich were pretty mediocre.

D
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall very good. But somehow less, than we had twelve years ago. Great fish but small choice. Would like to expanded menu. Would go again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty good, however terribly overpriced for portions.

EF
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was amazing! All in all we had a great experience and will be back!

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, quiet place. Excellent food and cocktails and attentive service.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. The Malbec was a bit too warm, and there was a man, assuming he was a manager, walking around staring at people who are eating and taking pictures. He would whisper to the wait staff to keep their eye on them. The wait staff was very friendly but the guy staring at everyone needs to take a chill pill.

RB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fathers day with 6 people, two of whom were tots is a challenge for family and restaurant. Blue Ribbon and their staff could not have been warmer ir nicer or more helpful. Menu had something for everyone, and the meal was delicious.

d
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were was disappointed with the food. The spare ribs and cauliflower were great. The clams were bad as was the vegetarian rice bowl. Both lacked flavor- the rice bowl in particular was very disappointing when compared with those offered by chains like Chipotle. The lag between appetizers and entrees was incredibly long and quite frankly odd given that the entrees were comprised of grilled meats. Service was spotty. Our server disappeared mid-meal and was replaced by someone who failed to replace silverware, refill water or followup. The original server appeared with the check and ran off before discussing desserts.

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Blue Ribbon is our go to. They’ve recently changed their menu. It’s going to take some getting used to. But we enjoyed our dinner.

SH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a table for 6. There were some items that were no longer on the Brooklyn menu. Service was very good and the food we ordered was great! Bathrooms are clean!

LB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend.

LP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to celebrate a birthday, you will not be disappointed.
The Food was excellent, the salmon was made to prefection! Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Overall great experience.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good menu, great food, great service, no parking. Arriving during “happy hour” saves on oysters. BTW whomever shucks the oysters does a terrific job and I always send a tip into the kitchen to show appreciation.

AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was good . We have been going here for at least the past 5-10 years for either one of my parents or family member’s birthday or special occasion. Every time the food, the service , and experience exceeded expectations except for this time ... very sadly. It is my mom’s 74th Birthday . It was noted on the reservation and also upon checking in. Upon desert there was no candle for her to blow out . She used the candle for the table to make her wish. We also ordered a bone marrow for to go because that’s her favorite. (It was ordered before our entree was served). It was forgotten and of course we didn’t want to wait for it as we were all done. Truly a disappointment as I saw on my mom’s face. The reason she chose blue ribbon was for the bone marrow and her past memories were always memorable. I’m not sure if management changed or what changed but service was not at all close to what we experienced in the past.

B
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 7 including a two year old and the food and service and comfort level could not have been better. They took such good care of us. We love coming here as just a couple or with our family

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food came out on time and the waitress was very nice.

F
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly service. A wide selection of menu choices. All 5 of us had different diner selections and all agreed it was a delicious meal. Desserts are huge and most can be shared. Staff will cater to your requests for food modifications such as low salt or change of veggies. We will definitely be back.

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive and nice. The food was delicious and we were able to linger for several hours.

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was flawless. The food was excellent, the waiter was very courteous and professional. The best way to spend my anniversary.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I used to love this place but lately the food and service has gone way down. They still have s great kids menu and that’s why I go back. The paella was disappointing as well as the grilled octopus

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