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About Blue Ribbon Brooklyn

At Blue Ribbon Brooklyn you will find a warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff, an extensive wine and specialty drinks list, and a something for everyone menu, including steaks, chops, seafood, and raw bar. We have received awards for "Best Restaurant in Brooklyn, “Best Fried Chicken,” and "Best Kid Friendly Restaurant in NY” among other awards. Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is perfect for a special occasion or any night of the week. A Brooklyn original in Park Slope, near the new Barclay’s Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district.
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for dinner.

280 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, <

Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Between Garfield & 1st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 840-0404

Website:
http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_brass_b

Public Transit:
R Train - Union Street (& 4th Avenue Stop)
F & G Train - 9th Street (& 4th Avenue Stop)

Executive Chef:
Bruce & Eric Bromberg

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

Blue Ribbon Brooklyn Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
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Comfort Food (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The fried chicken was amazing. Very friendly management and staff

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a wonderful time. I always like to go to this place for a good meal. Fair price point and the service is always great and attentive to the patrons

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I went with my husband and another couple and we all really enjoyed our meals. I started with the fried oysters and then had a seafood soup for my entree (which was one of the specials that night) and I thoroughly enjoyed them both. So much so that when the night was done I still had a cup of soup left and I packed it up and took it home. I wanted to enjoy every bit of it. I heated it up the next day on the stove and it was still just as delicious as it was the night before. I would definitely go back to this restaurant to try out some other dishes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Once again, totally enjoyed the Awesome food and Great service provided by our waitress (Alyssa). I have dined here several times now and have never been disappointed by the food quality and the attentive service. Definitely one of my “ Go to”spots.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was terrible. Some of the food we ordered was not good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Restaurant was full of screaming children.

We ordered the seafood paella and was told it was good for 2 people with a little extra and then later after we finished was told it was suitable for 4 which was annoying because it was expensive.

Probably won’t go back here.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delish as always but so crazily pricey . It's always tasty and reliable but when it's time to pay there's very often sticker shock.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Been going to Blue Ribbon for a decade and am never disappointed. This is the way a dining experience should be, with the food quality always high and the servers always knowledgable and attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

One of the best meals out in a while! We visited the website before deciding where to eat and took a gamble. Great food and fantastic attentive service! If you are in New York City this restaurant is amust!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I had heard quite a lot about Blue Ribbon Brasserie over the years - all great reviews, so maybe I was expecting too much. It was my husband's 50th birthday and we wanted to celebrate with a great meal. When we arrived, we weren't greeted in a friendly manner - in fact, we weren't greeted at all. We stood around for a few minutes while restaurant staff just walked on by. A young woman finally said that someone would be right with us, then an older woman (who appeared to be a manager or head hostess) walked by brusquely, frowning. We were finally shown to our seats and waited quite a long time for the waiter to come and take our orders (the waiter was very nice though). Food was delivered at different times so we weren't able to begin our meal together. Food on the children's menu was atrocious - ordered the pasta with chicken but pasta came without chicken. By the time someone finally brought my son the (EXTREMELY tasteless & unseasoned) chicken, his pasta was cold. Definitely not what I expected given Blue Ribbon's reputation and especially for the price-point. I will not be returning.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came here on Saturday night for my birthday dinner with some friends. It was easy making a reservation via OpenTable. Had to add another person to the party and just called the restaurant directly - no issues what so ever. The ambiance is very relaxed. Good for group dinners or date nights. The fried chicken is a MUST here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The fried chicken is amazing. Appetizers are always perfect and delicious. We get the calamari and the steamed clams. So good! Great service and ambiance. Love this place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good, generous shrimp cocktail and escargot portions. For a restaurant which doesn't specialize in steak, it was very good and tender. Great bread, too! I would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I've dined there on many occassions. I love their food and I am a Chef so I am hard to please. The waiter knew the menu from top to bottom. That was impressive to me! I see a Michelin Star heading Blue Ribbons way!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The escargot was amazing. The sirloin was seasoned well and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was amazing! My only complaint is about our server, he may have been new. We waited around for a very long time for him to bring is our check. Often saw him standing around socializing with his colleagues which was a bit frustrating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Made reservations, had to push it an hour and the host was very helpful with that. The ambiance was nice for the date I was on and the service was excellent as the servers and the individual assisting with the choice bottle of wine were attentive. The food was good, the mash potatoes that accompanied the catfish was nothing too special. The fried chicken sandwich came highly recommended and I did enjoy that. Overall, the experience was memorable and I will be back to try other platters.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Blue Ribbon does a great job with all the basics, and sometimes that’s just what you need to make life softer and better...an ice cold martini, a juicy burger on a perfectly soft brioche bun, exquisitely crispy and salty fries, etc. We have plenty of other new American restaurants in Park Slope, but as far as I’m concerned, no one does it better than Blue Ribbon. I’m glad they are still going strong after all these years.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good place for casual dining , good ambience, good service , food very tasty. Would recommend.
We had fried oysters was very good .

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What made my visit so pleasurable? Somehow, with the combination of two drinks, great food, and a good friend, a regular Friday night became a grand evening.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great date night here. Service was great .the gentleman that was the host Sat night was very helpful food was great as well. We will be back soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was delicious service was great and the environment was very comfortable. We had a very nice experience at Blue Ribbon

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lively place with very good food. There are interesting menu choices, several unusual options. Nice cocktails as well. Our table was in the back where it was quiter but a bit out of the upbeat vibe. We Look forward to returning

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE Blue Ribbon. We probably will not return. We had dinner there earlier this week and was annoyed by the ambiance and the manager's attitude before we even tasted the food.

We had an early reservation as it was my mom's birthday and she needed to drive home. The restaurant was basically empty when we arrived and we were seated at a perfectly lovely table. Then, the tables RIGHT AROUND US were being filled with tables of families with children. Loud, out of their seats, time to do homework during dinner while others are trying to enjoy some adult out of the house time - children. Who seats this way in restaurants? First of all- spread it out. Secondly- do not pile tables with children on top of childless tables. Is this Chucky Cheese? $28.00 for Fried Chicken says, No, it is not CC.

Then, we asked to move and sit on the other side of the restaurant- still empty save for one table of an adult couple actually enjoying their dinner. The worst part was the manager who came over with attitude and gave us a heaping amount more when he spoke. As if, we were monsters wanting to move. He informed us that they do get a lot of children... and argued with us when we said it never used to be that way. He could not have been less understanding and was just kinda dicky about it. He was not in the least bit customer oriented or professional. Children are children. It was not their fault. It was the fault of their parents and the inept staff. We probably will not be returning. I can find $28.00 fried chicken elsewhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We'be been there many times, and the food is great. The service started off great, although we had to wait a bit for the two drinks we ordered. As the meal went along,
the timing of service got much slower (I think one person went on a dinner break), and at the end, we waited almost 15 minutes to get a small dessert for our son. So, food was great, service slipping.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One dish, which was shared by three people, was tagged at $142. We were in a celebratory mood, but still....

Also the desserts, the most important part of a meal, in my humble opinion, were quite undistinguished,, although priced well above the simple scoops of ice-cream, creme brulee, and bread pudding which constituted them.

Still, I'm planning to go back. And planning to order the $142 paella. It's Park Slope, and people seem to pride themselves on paying twice the price for half as much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Waitress was very nice!Service was good.Not rushed and able to get in.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best oysters around . Phenomenal. Dinner was tasty as always . Took a while for drinks but was completely satisfied till the bill came . $245.00 for 2 ppl . I thought they could have given a pc of cake complimentary for my wife's birthday . Alittle tacky for the large bill .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our pre Barclays event dinner. Took me awhile to narrow down the choices since I was torn between 2 fish selections, a burger, or the Octoberfest inspired short rib goulash with spetzels, mushroom and onion. The goulash won out and was sooo good. I am not a big eater, but I scrounged every morsel. My husband was equally impressed with his grilled 1/2 chicken over sautéed spinach. Professional service was attentive but unobtrusive. Small but adequate draft beer selection. Sold on Blue Ribbons.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We are out-of-towners and boomers so take a grain of salt with this. Food was very good. Service was outstanding. Sound level was too high for our old ears.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Arrived late but restaurant kept table open( called ahead). Evening then proceeded greatly. Waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. All had s good time. Will definitely return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great land and sea, the clams were perfect I didn't order enough. My wife loved the ribs and we both had the fried wings which were pretty damn good! My wife and myself have been to Blue Ribbon a few times over the years and haven't had a bad experience we definitely recommend this place!

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Lovely food . Unfortunately the bday lady had to wait for her food and the rest waited too and our food got cool.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Hanging with my husband. We had really good time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent as always, the staff is the best, always attentive and the managers are great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great restaurant for a cosy dinner. The food portions are a good size meaning you are not faced with a mammoth amount of food on your plate! Will definitely revisit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

top notch service and food. owner came around and asked if everything was ok. I always love that about a place that the owner would take the time to check on everyone. Nice touch. will go again next time I'm in bklyn

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

The seafood paella and shrimp risotto are delicious..

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been dining at Blue Ribbon for years now and have never been disappointed. We mostly get the fried chicken dish which is outstanding. We had the Caesar salad and it's the real thing. The atmosphere and staff are excellent. We would highly recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Blue Ribbon is one of the Best restaurant thus far. The reviews speaks for itself.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive
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