Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

4.4
224 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Bromberg Brothers bring their eclectic downtown energy to the Financial District for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Happy Hour and Dinner. Blue Ribbon Federal Grill is located in the ground floor of the AKA Wall Street. Federal Grill embodies the abundant “something for everyone” approach that that has guided Blue Ribbon. The Lunch and Dinner menus hit all Blue Ribbon sweet spots; Tomato Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, Bone Marrow, Burgers, Fried Chicken, Lobster and Steak with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options Available. Breakfast highlights include Eggs any Style, French Toast, Green Juice, Avocado Toast and Lox with Housemade English Muffin. Brunch is an abundant combination of all-day Blue Ribbon classics: Eggs Benedict, Chorizo Hash, Tuna Poke sandwiches and salads. The centerpiece of this FiDi restaurant is a marble-top bar with a cocktail list plotted on a graph according to strength and disposition. Located near the Seaport District, 9/11 Memorial, NYSE and Statue of Liberty.

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our Honey Margarita and Grilled Avocado!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be open on Mother's Day, serving our full regular menu and Specials for Mom. Please join us!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will be open on Father's Day, serving our full regular menu and specials for Dad. Please join us!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 224 People Are Saying
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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome experience with friends! Great service and food.

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CD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I was visiting NYC with my 13 YO Daughter, and I wanted to take her out for an upscale dinner. BRFG was a quick walk from the hotel. The restaurant is well appointed, and really friendly staff. The food was excellent, however, I ordered a $50 8 oz. filet, and it had a Tablespoon (maybe 2) of mashed potatoes, and exceedingly al dente Asparagus (crisp when biting into it. The filet was perfect! The host played several roles and was very versed in wines and specialty drinks (I ordered a Sazerac - It was spot on!). They sat us at a table next to another group that was doing a wine tasting..it was a bit pretentious listening to all the words to describe wine, which my daughter could not appreciate. Given that the restaurant was nearly empty, they could have sat us elsewhere so our conversations did not mix.

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DK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very nice place for a business lunch if you can get a table!

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a client dinner, overall great ambiance. Staff was very kind and knowledgeable, definitely will come back for more meals and will recommend to associates/ friends.

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NF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoy every Blue Ribbon, but Blue Ribbon Sushi is still my favorite!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Overpriced nothing special

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in the neighborhood- since I live downtown. However, most of business associates and out of town guests are thrilled with it too. This is one of the best of the new wave of chic Manhattan restaurants to take fidi. If you haven’t tried you will not be disappointed.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was as terrible. The waiter was very nice but often nowhere to be found. It sincerely took 15 min to order drinks and than another 10 for food. The food came out and it was hot and tasty, but some of us needed condiments and we had to locate a different waiter who only brought a few. While the food taste good here this is a snobby ambiance and poor service.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I don’t mind paying $50 for a steak but I expect a little more quality. Not bad but not great.

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DC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The host was professional and accommodating my request for a quiet table. The server (Rosalee) made every accommodation for my guest who had food allergies. She checked with the kitchen on all details and options. My guests have dined at Blue Ribbon in Soho and in Las Vegas and were pleasantly surprised to rate this location at the top of the list! The timing between the appetizers and entrees was appropriate. Our water glasses were refilled without requesting server assistance. I highly recommend this restaurant for business and pleasure and look forward to my next visit. It is a neighborhood gem as well!

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BF
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently enjoyed an impromptu brunch with friends. Great food, ambiance and value.

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NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing. Great service from our server Erica, and the food was outstanding.
We had the Chorizo hash, Mahi sandwich, poached eggs and English muffins, fresh fruit .

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V
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Waitress Erika made us feel welcome, comfortable, and important. We started off with Grilled Octopus, and Yellowtail Crudo. The Octopus was outstanding, and a very generous portion. The Crudo was so cold, it was almost tasteless. The Crudo was swimming in blood orange ponzu, and was not a balanced dish. We enjoyed a Farro and Shrimp Salad as one of our entrees. We also thought the Hanger Steak was good. The Hanger Steak was $36 for 8 oz. and served a la carte. We added fries for $9, they were ok. Even in this neighborhood, charging $36 for the Hanger Steak, and not throwing in a few fries, is a little stingy. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of Thresher Sauvignon Blanc, and two Vliet Pilsners from Threes Brewing. They were both fairly priced at $12, and $9 respectively. Worth stopping in if you're in the neighborhood.

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GM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an Amazing time! Thanks so much David and staff for taking such Great care of us!! Will never forget our time with you! Memorable for sure!

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter was none attentive. We were two women and we asked for

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service took our experience from great to outstanding. Also, the specials were really special

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Warm welcome and food is consistently good. It can take a while to get waitstaff's attention at times.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is good, but the price is extravagant. Food does not meet the price.

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l
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

we saw Great reviews so we went but the food was not that great at all....the management is absolutely amazing! They contacted me right away to discuss my rating. I was very impressed!
I will go back! They truly want what’s best for the customers which is rare!

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MT
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Tasty food. Service a little slow (took a very long time to get the check after requested it--never saw our waiter again). Looking forward to trying other items on the menu.

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RB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

If a restaurant accepts an 8am reservation, they should at least open their doors at 7.45 to allow for guests that arrive early. This restaurant didn’t unlock the doors till 8.02, so our entire party of 6 was standing outside during winter for 10 minutes. Poor organization.

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NG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I had an expensive lobster tale that was not worth $42. My date had a burger, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Seems like I picked the wrong menu item. For dessert I had a $13 apple crisp. The granola topping was ok but the apple filling was uncooked and too hard. I wasn't able to eat it. I only ate the topping with a small scoop of icecream.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I was very impressed by the quality of the food, drinks and service . I will definitely be frequenting more often

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N
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice spot. Excellent burger was simple, but high quality and very tasty. Couple of items on the menu weren't available which was mildly disappointing, but the service was attentive and prompt, food was delicious, and the dining room was quiet. A nice spot if you're downtown for business and want a quiet dinner during the week.

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RD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Light and bright, delightful for a business lunch. A diverse menu has something for everyone. A bit noisy, but it settles down after 1.30 PM.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was really sweet and funny. I can’t remember her name but she had bangs and maybe a nose ring. She was great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Quiet for a dinner, the service is so good, the food is amazing. It’s one of my favorite spots in the city period.

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KI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! And we love the bread pudding. Looking forward to our next visit!!!!!

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ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best. We eat all over Manhattan, but come back to the Blue Ribbon for every special occasion. The kitchen is extraordinary, the staff are welcoming, knowledgable, professional, and fun to chat with. Don't get me started on the cocktails.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service were amazing definitely would go back

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BW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Unpretentious vibe, spectacular food. Something for everyone!

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OC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I like this restaurant because it is so quiet and comfortable when you want to talk to your companion.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worked perfectly for a breakfast business meeting.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was great not only was the setup and design appealing but so was the food

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BW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food. Chill atmosphere which was good. A little noisy but we sat in the back and that helped.
Had the fried chicken and the Greek salad and it was fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service but very noisy

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The beer selection on tap is always good with a few local breweries to select from. They make a good cocktail as well.

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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and BYOB at all times. Very professional service. Bone marrow appetizer is incredibly delicious.

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S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a top notch restaurant that would be booked solid every night if it were in the West Village, but usually has plenty of tables available given its out of the way location down in FiDi. The food is creative, original, and delicious, and the manager always comes out and greets every diner to ensure he receives any needed feedback as well as adding a personal touch. I love this place although at the price I can only come on special occasions.

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