Permanently Closed - Blue Ribbon Brooklyn

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$31 to $50
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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OmotolaniO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food

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RafaelG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The best creme brûlée in the world!!!

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AmeliaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time. They all loved it, and we are planning on going back in a few months. The food was exceptional, and our waiter was very patient and nice.

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MichelleJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here and the food was just as good. Delicious!!!!!

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vipMally1212
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always! The paella is amazing.

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Queenteera
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. It wasn't my first time at this location. We enjoyed the food and the service. It was a Valentines Day to remember.

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CarolineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love BR. Been going on and off for years. Service is impeccable and food is always delish.

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MASR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy Blue Ribbon for special occasions. They are very reliable for good friendly service and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue ribbon never disappoints. It was one of our first dates and anytime there is a nice occasion we try to go back. Most of the time we just sit at the bar so we never make reservations but we decided to sit at a table being that it was Valentine’s Day. Incredible oysters always. And my personal favorite beef marrow with oxtail marmalade is absolutely unreal. The amount of years blue ribbon has been operating speaks for itself. It has survived for a reason. If you have not been yet go and experience that reason for yourself.

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LOLA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere beautiful the food was so delicious I back to order the same thing. Very attentive workers prices pretty good I'll be back.

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Clementine
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although the service was very good I was interrupted frequently by waiters and the Maitre D a female a little bit too much. The food I had Fried Oysters and Fried Chicken mini dinner with curry shrimp rice bowl, the Otsters were quite delicious and the fried chicken. However I returned yesterday evening and ordered the same food got 2 additional pieces if fried chicken which was too salty and the collards were extremely salty, the salt takes from the health if the food a d meant customers have hypertension and heart disease so this is NOT good The customers should be able to season their food to their liking. We paid 78.00 for take our that we could not enjoy because it was too salty. HOLD THE SALT!!!! I am very serious the stuff was too salty!!

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vipMLPHLY
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted predictably good food and service and that is what we got. The service was superb and the food was great. Just like every restaurant in NYC, the tables are too close together but the noise level helped with not feeling crowded in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Blue Ribbon for our wedding anniversary. My wife got her usual and so did i just like when we first went there. The staff is super friendly, the ambience is perfect and we will definitely be going back.

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Dino
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been a customer of Blue Ribbon since they opened it in Brooklyn many years ago. The place is always consistent and fabulous. Its also nice when the service is of the same quality. One thing that I would suggest is for them to at least offer Valet service. Its much too difficult to find parking in their area and the restaurant that is so popular as it is would probably attract more visitors if parking were available.

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vipElliott
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I’m very disappointed to report tonight’s occurrence at blue ribbon because I have been a patron throughout the city for many years. I was accompanied by my fiancé who is an attorney, my best friend who is a professor, and his wife who is a surgeon. I, myself, am the treasurer of a pharmaceutical company. Previously, my fiancé and I had a great time at this restaurant several months ago but tonight we had a terrible waiter who attempted to extort our table. The waiter, on three separate occasions, swooped in and grabbed half consumed drinks and took them away before we finished them. I can only imagine he thought he’d increase the bill and get us to spend more and thus obtain a bigger tip. I’m absolutely shocked by this behavior; and I will not be going back to a blue ribbon restaurant as a result. This is sad because my fiancé and I were considering hosting our Miami wedding rehearsal at blue ribbon is south beach. Management should be informed of this situation tonight because I can only imagine that this waiter has done this to previous patrons. I really hope that this is an isolated incident and that servers are not encouraged to pursue this behavior.

I approached the waiter when I saw him do it a final time and he laughed and lied to my face. Terrible waiter.

The manager did a good job of trying to make the situation better and admitted he saw the waiter pour the drink away. He comped 4 of our drinks and was very nice. That said, that still doesn’t make up for the betrayal of the waiter. I can’t justify coming back to blue ribbon which is very sad because I’ve been to nearly all of them in the city. I really hope this is an isolated incident.

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Cmdoug12
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

One of the worst steaks I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The steak tasted like something on sale at the supermarket. It was really fatty and tough to swallow. Was truly disappointed given the awesome reviews. It was a total waste of money and would never go back given how overpriced it was in addition to the poor quality.

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ShaneikaH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were amazing!! I took my mom out for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. I look forward to another visit in the future.

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KevinC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress “Sandra C” was horrible. She was very un-attentive (never came back to our table to make sure everything was alright after taking our order - other servers brought our food out.) I had to get another server’s attention to go get our waitress to come to our table to pack up food and bring us the bill. When she brought us the bill, it was the wrong bill and taking another decent amount of time for her to return with the correct bill. She forgot to bring us our packed food for both times when bringing us the bill. It was a lot of time wasted sitting around just to wait for her.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

旅行中の食事でした。あまり英語が話せませんが、店員の気遣い配慮のおかげで楽しい時間を過ごせました。またお料理も全て美味しかったです。

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at Blue Ribbon. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent.

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Hoakeen
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful family dinner for NYE, it was exactly what we were expecting!

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KayeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with a relaxed but classy vibe. Couples and families were out to enjoy dinner on NYE. The music was a bit toooo hunky dory LOL. I would have preferred holiday music at least or a mix of different genres. It made the place feel dated. The food however was great. We tried two apps— the garlic shrimp and a rib dish. They were both delicious ! Entree were solid. I had the fried chicken-since it was my first time. My BF tried the pork chop which he enjoyed. The chicken was ok. We really did not enjoy their cocktails. They just didn't taste good and for the price you’d definitely expect more flavor. I’d stick with wine. Service was good and professional. Overall a good experience.

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CarlH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Amazing spot for casual or family dining in the neighborhood. Great vibe. Food was okay. The oxtail fried rice was fine, but it tasted like any Asian-style fried rice. The oxtail was indistinguishable from any other red meat and it was a tad bit sweet. My husbands steak was too rare. It was barely cooked - almost inedible, actually. Our friends enjoyed the soup and the branzino special. And the dessert beverages were superb.

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vipnoromo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good oysters, tasty food, pricey for what we got. Service kind of clumsy.

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vipMagnificent6
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went at 5:45 for wife’s birthday. There were lots of children. Food was excellent. Delivered on expectations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been in awhile. Glad that the standard has been well maintained. Food was outstanding. Service was attentive. The Walnut bannana bread pudding is a must try.

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vipadyo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ehhh. Fair, albeit expensive, diner quality food.

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JenniferR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The ambience isn’t anything special, but the food is DELICIOUS! The service was really good. They even brought us some free ice cream for our anniversary.

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vipLauraS
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in a warm and friendly atmosphere - a little bit for everyone’s taste!

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vipbstsings
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came midweek at 6 and it was delightful. I had a lamb shank special that was to die for. A shrimp cocktail was nice but a bit expensive. Our drinks were superb my friends birthday was topped off with a candle lit desert. All in all a very merry good time.

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vipBrooklyn
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are terrific. It's a very family friendly. Good drinks and wine. We miss the catfish!

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vipElliott
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! I’m very impressed, especially by the little things like staff coming over and asking if the meal was to our liking.

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vipRoxy
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The fried chicken was delicious and the portion generous. My issue is the loud music - like so many restaurants the volume is uncomfortably loud. I just don't get it.

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ChrisC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Experience was good as always, but I noticed our server seemed a bit overwhelmed and wasn't as focused as my wife and I are accustomed to given that it wasn't a very busy night.

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Erica
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!! I LOVE Blue Ribbon...they NEVER disappoint!!!

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vipbstsings
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was never better. Turkey with the trimmings. Great service. Great value. Great time. I’m never dissatisfied with my meals here at the Ribbon.

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vipBrookboy
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon never fails to deliver. The food is exceptional and the service matches the food. The manager is always present and helps the service when necessary. It is as well run as a Danny Meyer restaurant, and that is saying a lot. The kitchen is always amenable to modifications, so if you would rather have kale than the mashed potatoes (or the other way around), all you have to do is tell your waiter. We always enjoy a visit to Blue Ribbon, and we will be customers indefinitely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time here and the experience was just as good as the first. My son’s 12 birthday, the service was excellent, staff were very attentive and accommodating. The food was delicious.

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RobS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh the service skilled and the room is busy and bubbly.

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LoriR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It used to have a good variety on the menu and be a special place to go for occasions. I was disappointed in menu change

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Permanently Closed - Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is rated 4.5 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.