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Seafood tower - Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Boston, MA

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.3
4.3
163 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Blue Ribbon Brasserie is built on the vision that originated over 30 years ago in New York City's SoHo at the legendary original Blue Ribbon, well known as the restaurant "where chefs go to eat." Blue Ribbon is also famously ready to serve here in Boston!

The space is highlighted by a 70-foot white Carrera marble bar, an oyster bar, and a 16-seat private dining room. The soaring interior has been designed as a collection of intimate dining spaces featuring cozy leather banquettes, shaded table lamps and bistro tables, and a light-filled solarium with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out into the neighborhood and beckon inside the Boston community and visitors alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 634-0404
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

163 Reviews
  1. stuarto

    London

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place for family gathering. Nice selection of items.

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  2. SueK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at Blue Ribbon. The service, food and atmosphere were outstanding!

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  3. MROB

    Greater Boston

    157 reviews

    2.0

    157 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tough to provide this review since we had a lovely dinner a few months ago but lunch on Sunday was below expectations in every way. Medium burger was deeply well done, lobster roll consisted of filler, mayonnaise and very little else, duck club was smothered in mayo and had three thick sliced pieces of bread that overwhelmed the sandwich. Service was very slow, although servers were pleasant.

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  4. KarenK

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It took a very long time to receive our cocktails (and the place had several open tables and even seats at the bar—the rush was over when we arrived). Luckily, we were in no hurry. Both my friend and I had the roast chicken which was delicious; then we discovered that the breast meat was red and undercooked. To their credit, the server and the manager satisfactorily remedied the problem. I will return and recommend this brasserie.

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  5. CasualVisitor3

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a wonderful night out at the Blue Ribbon Brasserie. It’s a great spot for a really good dinner if you’re in the Fenway, Landsdowne area.

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  6. LauraC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. I got the duck and it was cooked perfect. Had quite a few apps and they were excellent.

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  7. StephanieM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The paella was full of seafood and was delicious. We also got fried chicken which was perfectly done. The oysters were so fresh. Cocktails were superb. This is a pricey night but great for special occasion. We plan to go back!

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  8. MariaD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food—outstanding service. The burgers are the best!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had dinner here and both chose the steamed lobster. The lobster, appetizers, drinks, and desserts were all top notch and delicious. The ambiance was pleasant, and our server was superb. However, we were sorry to hear that it was our server's last night at Blue Ribbon Brasserie. Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future. I hope you can enjoy a meal at this wonderful restaurant.

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  10. OliviaS

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic food and service!! a great addition to the Boston restaurant scene!

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  11. Arnie

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine! Lobster, raviolis and even burguers for kids

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  12. NoviceFoodie

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service would definitely return

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We went to the Spho location nearly 5 years ago and were so excited that Boston now has Blue Ribbon. It was exactly as we recalled, amazing food, great service. Literally the best fried chicken I’ve ever had!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our second time here and we were shocked at how bad the food/drinks were. We first went when they opened and were pleasantly surprised (good drinks and food and good ambiance). This time around, my hibiscus mule was basically red juice, the foie gras was frozen with no condiments with it except a few nuts and served with toast bread, the dessert looked like it had been in the fridge for days. It has nothing to do with the NY blue ribbon brasserie!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic foods, close to shops and things to do. Great vibe with a good ambiance to enjoy an evening with cocktails. Lamb chops were excellent and lobster was a good value.

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  16. EmiDahl

    Greater Boston

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This may just be the worst bang for your buck in Boston. I have been twice: both times the food quality was low and tasted mediocre at best (terrible at worst), and the presentation was even worse than the taste, even while boasting a price tag that should be among the best in the city. We had undercooked steaks, flavorless fish, unauthentic paella, and the worst of the shellfish I’ve seen in the area. The service was friendly, attentive, and courteous, and the ambiance was lively and beautiful, but not enough to make up for the bad food. Must be high pricing just for the high traffic location; you won’t find me fooled a third time here. Take your $70 filet budget to any of the other nice steakhouses in the city and you’ll be much better off.

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  17. BinsDad

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at Blue Ribbon with friends we haven't seen in 30 years and the food and service made the evening (especially since we're Cubs fans and the Red Sox had just crushed us 17-0). Our server was very attentive and made sure our food came out timely and our drinks were promptly replenished. Everyone loved their food. I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. We really recommend this place.

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  18. DDBoston

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific fried chicken.!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!’nnnnnnnn

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  19. AnAmericaninFrance

    Greater Boston

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok food, good service, good ambience. Nothing special.

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  20. Caterio

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really delicious lunch, terrific wine list with Dureuil Janthial Aligote at a very fair price. Escargots were perfect and it was extremely comfortable. Excellent noise level where we could chat … will be back

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Few of the appetizers could’ve used a little bit more flavor, but our entrées were amazing

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really disappointing meal. Very good service. Catfish is way overdone. Chicken and catfish and brussels sprouts from very salty. The bone marrow was very overpriced medium well prepared. The marrow itself was good but not from almost $30 for what used to be a leftover piece. It was really embarrassment for the restaurant. I've eaten lots of places I say what I think good and bad I will not be returning 

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  23. KaylaF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservations before a show. Our server was not warm, very short and didn’t seem to care to be there. 2 tops were very close together. The couple next to us had an excellent server who showed attentiveness, welcomed them, brought bread to their table. Our server took our bread plates (we hadn’t been served bread yet or asked if we wanted any). When we asked for it, it was delivered without plates. Which was a little strange. The service was just very dull. Food was delicious. We paid our bill and moved to the bar where the service was much better and the cocktails were perfect. Overall good experience. Would visit again for a quick dinner before a show. Not a date night spot.

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  24. RaRa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Service and Food were fantastic! When the type of Martini my sister wanted was not on the menu, the bartender came over and chatted with her and ended up making the best pistachio martini my sister had
    Blue Ribbon BrasserieResponded on April 30, 2024
    Wow! That's great. Thanks so much for the review! Come see us again!

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  25. Curt

    Greater Boston

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming place for French food in Kenmore Sq. Great for local dining.

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  26. Bobby

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a grand dining space. The Brussels Sprouts are a must and so are the French fries. Everyone enjoyed their entrees.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blue ribbon restaurant group is consistently one of the best restaurant groups we frequent. They are spot on with Service, the food is excellent and extremely fresh and we enjoy ourselves every visit. Brasserie is excellent.

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  28. MichaelS

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and value wines. Food was uninspired and over salted.

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  29. StephanieH

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great and it's a really nice atmosphere.

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  30. TonyB

    Greater Boston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Ribbon Brasserie is the perfect place with a menu variety that covers most bases. Apps and entrees are really well balanced, the cocktails compliment the food perfectly and the service is always timely and personal. We always try something new and it never disappoints!
    Blue Ribbon BrasserieResponded on April 30, 2024
    Thanks so much, Tony. This is so great to hear. Hope to see you again soon!

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  31. CatherineM

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, I’m pretty disappointed. Service was unfortunately slow, which may have been a fluke for that night, be we waited a long time on cocktails so our martinis were warm. Then we were underwhelmed by the starters. Steak tartare was decent, but I feel like the cut of meat must have been pretty cheap. The pierogis were an absolute miss - so boring and tasteless. Steak frite was luckily pretty good. But we were told to ask for bread, and when we did, I couldn’t even eat half as it was so stale. Really unhappy about it, as the menu looks phenomenal and it took over for Eastern Standard, which was so much better quality

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Got there a little earlier and had a drink at the bar and some oysters. When the rest of our party arrived we moved to the table. Service was excellent and our food was prepared to our liking. My husband and I split the ribeye.

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  33. Joya

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat for a while before even placing our order. We were never served our mains and had to leave for a work commitment. Two hours with no service but a drink and two soups.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first day the restaurant had served lunch and it was exceptional, as was the service. We will go back again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Everything Bruce and Eric do is top notch. Go here. You will not be disappointed. LOVED the catfish and raw bar items. Bread pudding w/ vanilla ice cream. OMG!

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  36. JohnC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Main courses of duck breast and catfish were both outstanding!! It was a wonderful place for dinner before a show at MGM!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak Frites were incredible, servers were quick and overall we had a great time!

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  38. ChrisP

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. We booked because it was attached to our hotel, and to change the reservation count three times, but they were never annoyed and always accommodating. Excellent service, and the food was great. Very pleased.
    Blue Ribbon BrasserieResponded on March 26, 2024
    Thanks so much, Chris. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. All the best.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Blue Ribbon. We have had sushi at multiple of their locations, so we were excited to try the Brasserie. Total disappointment. The place is new, clean, and welcoming. We were seated right away with a reservation. The place was pretty packed though it was 7pm. It took a minute for our server to get to us once seated. Even after we put in a drink order, app/food order. She brought the food and never checked back. Figured it was just a busy time and she was overwhelmed. We got pierogi-they asked if we wanted them steamed or fried. We said fried assuming it would be a pan fry like pierogis are. They came out TINY and deep fried hard as rocks. They were inedible. We ordered the fried chicken since BlueRibbon is known for their fried chicken—it was fine but it was BLAND. No salt, no spices. Wine list is very boring and basic. Got a sparkling rose, it was flat. We called it quits at this point. We love BlueRibbon won’t hold it against them—but will not be back. We had sushi with them next door beforehand so this did not ruin the night but would have.

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  40. Isaacw

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always wish they had the fried oysters and mocktails like nyc does

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FAQs

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Blue Ribbon Brasserie

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fenway–Kenmore
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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