Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

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283 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Thursday, November 28, 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on New Year's Eve, serving our full regular menu, Festive Specials and lots of Bubbles. Please join us!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 283 People Are Saying
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BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. It was a bit loud but it was solid.

f
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The fried chicken was incredible. Wish there was a lunch time cocktail menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very impressive personalized attention and impeccable level of service

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What a surprise. So hard to find a place to have drinks or dinner and not have to shout over the music. This place is fantastic service, comfortable distance between tables, phenomenal food. Does have a bit of a hotel dining vibe but I will definitely be back as it is close to my office and the clams were exceptional!

CE
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an informal business lunch here. The restaurant accommodated my request for as quiet a table as possible, which I appreciated as the noise level gets pretty high. We ate the Federal burgers, which were delicious and the accompanying fries were crispy and tasty.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Weekend at Pace

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The service was OK. Our order was not brought out correctly and they did a good job of correcting the mistake. The replacement good was brought out quickly.

CB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My manager took me here for lunch and really liked our food. I came back and brought a coworker and also enjoyed our food :)

W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time. Will return. Excellent wine recommendation. We had steaks and burger. All liked their meals.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite lamb chop special today. Also delighted with the warm lentil salad!

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience for a business breakfast.....very attentive (while NOT overbearing) staff......will definitely return again!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good, but one should not have a business lunch there. The tables are too close, and it's noise level was too loud for discussion.

s
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Variety of food and drink choices in spite of limited menu. A bit disappointed that escargot came out without shells. Had escargot, clams, fried chicken, hanger steak, tuna and fish special. All were excellent. Attentive staff.

MT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty lunch, as always. Have tried multiple items on the menu and most are delicious. Would be great if there were daily specials.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good! Perfect for a business meetig

LH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent and so were the drinks. It was a Saturday afternoon so it was quiet and not very crowded. I was disappointed with the service especially given the place was almost empty. We had to get up ourselves to go get our drinks that were just sitting ready and done on the bar and I had to being up my payment for the bill to the bar also since the server did not return in a timely manor.

O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Wonderful staff - courteous to a tee. Unfortunately that’s about the only positive thing I can say. I had the house greens with chicken. Not kidding when I say the taste was as if I opened a bag of spring mix, opened a can of chick peas, and added a few more veggies. The dressing tasted almost like pure olive oil. I can make a tastier salad at home with little effort.

Then the room ambience. Granted it was lunchtime but I was almost screaming to speak with my guest. After I left, my voice was like I had been screaming at the Mets in the 9th inning. There’s nothing to absorb sound in the main room.

Maybe I ordered the wrong thing. I would possibly go back and try a different dish despite all this.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were great. Would come back.

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I've dined here many times. The last time was not ideal. We had extremely loud neighbors which made it difficult to hear my dining companion. Service was spotty as we were not checked up on by our server (whose shift seemed to end during our lunch). It took me over 10 minutes to get someone's attention to get the check and my dining companion had to leave at that point. I'll go back, but more attention should be given to make sure restaurant is right-staffed during busy hours.

NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was delicious. Highly recommend the brunch. Great Bloody Mary

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks and diverse unexpected menu.

MT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always amazing. Service is improving. Go to place for nice relaxing lunch with friends.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe at the Bar rocks!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Noise level unbearable. Could not relax nor have conversation. Did not order coffee and dessert because we could not stand it.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loooove this place! Whenever I am in town for meetings on wall street I will always come here

EW
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience , service, food was spectacular and we had a great seat!

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent hamburgers, staff very friendly

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Doesn’t open one second before 8am for breakfast - don’t get there early or you will be kept waiting outside

ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The place is all hard surfaces. When we walked in there was a rather loud couple of the bar and you could hear them throughout the entire restaurant. I ordered the Ketel One on the rocks it took 20 minutes to arrive to my table and the ice was half melted. We were the bar burgers and they came without any garnish whatsoever. For 18 bucks you want to get lettuce and tomato without asking for it. The food was tasty, but we won’t be returning

VC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had to ask for condiments for burgers after they arrived getting cold. Also, we had to ask hostess for water refills which is all we were drinking. It was quiet because we were 2 of a total of 6 customers at noon on a Saturday. Food is very overpriced for what you receive. Better burgers around the corner at the Ainsworth.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Great food and service. Incredibly loud, poor/no acoustics.

y
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sorry this Blue Ribbon not up to par

Looked a little rundown and average steak place

Really young inexperienced waiter

Good not great food

Just didn’t feel like my favorites in soho, at all

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

When in New York you expect inflated prices however this establishment has good food with exorbitant prices. I would not come here again - gourmet pub food for fine dining pricing.

SA
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the daily special - smoked trout salad. Excellent and attentive service. This is a perfect place for a work lunch.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time that facilitated my business objectives!

t
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, wonderful food and a great place to catch up with family and friends.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go to place for me

DS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. Convenient location in FiDi next to AKA Hotel. Strongly recommend the fried chicken, bourbon hanger steak, and smoked trout salad.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just take a look at the pictures and you'll see my review for each dish in the caption... everything was absolutely delicious... if you try nothing else, the chocolate chip bread pudding dessert and bone marrow oxtail starter must be had🤤🤤🤤😇😇😇

L
Birmingham
63 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were delighted with our experience at Blue Ribbon Feseral Grill. Attentive server explained specials- we ordered tuna poke in an avocado. However, the fries chicken is absolutely the best I ever tasted. Crispy, sweet and spicy on the bbn outside. Melt in your mouth moist on the inside. So yummy. A glass of very nice rose. A Greek salad and good to go. Two of us shared all of the above and were duly satisfied. Cannot wait to fo back.