Blue Ribbon Federal Grill

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332 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.
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vipMaryaS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fausto, the waiter, and your staff overall were very professional. Thank you.

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vipGWLONDON
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I dined here alone whilst on business. Food was excellent and service was great too. The Maitre d' was very attentive and the waiting staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Food was slightly overpriced in my view, but hey, I was in one of the most expensive cities on the planet.

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vipfamily
New York Area
395 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delightful server. Accommodateing host seated us at the lovely table we had requested. Delicious well prepared steak dinner.

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vipMaryaS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you; overall a very professional environment

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vipTWS11201
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good lunch and good go to for meal meetings in Wall Street neighborhood. Service could be more attentive. More than once needed to flag down waiter for something like refilling water, ordering coffee, etc.

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vipHayden
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice brunch. Interesting food. Drinks can push the price point up.

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vipParker705
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a great experience the Saturday evening we dined at Federal Grill. The host (manager?) greeted us very warmly and checked back in with us at several points during the evening. Because it was a Saturday in FiDi it was pretty quiet which added to our enjoyment. The food was great - FIRED CHICKEN - interesting cocktails, friendly staff, lovely room.

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vipTinaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the mahi mahi sandwich. Truly delicious. Service is always great.

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vipBruceC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very reliable and consistently good. Food and service are solid. Menu selection is straightforward.

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vipfoodies
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good on most parts. However, there were a few things they can improve on. Our waiter didn't have a bad attitude, but also didn't have any smile on him. They keep pulling up the shades when we had told them the sun was in our eyes. For a restaurant at this level, they should've deveined the shrimp; it didn't look appealing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took two friends from Germany there today. The food was excellent, our server was delightful, and the host came to our table to ask if all was right with our meal. All-in-all a very positive experience!

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing - friendly and welcoming

Burger was terrific too!

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Tierah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food !! I would definitely come back and recommend people to come here . Totally worth it !!

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Syndie19
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bf and I went there for Valentine’s Day . The food was amazing and the waiter was really nice and he had a good attitude. The general manager came and asked us how the food and our overall experience was. The atmosphere was pretty chill and it wasn’t too loud. I wouldn’t mind going back there again 🙂

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MonicaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go there quite often. Friendly and attentive staff. Food is consistent.

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vipcoop
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Goid was good

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vipKemptRacoon
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always will go back. excellent service, excellent food

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AJG61
Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service and dependable Blue Ribbon quality

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vipAmyB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No real complaints about anything at all here. Food was solid, service was good - the manager was assisting the server all evening with arming plates and filling drinks so it really was very prompt. The 4 stars is simply because there was nothing super memorable/outstanding that would warrant a 5 star rating. If you are at the AKA Hotel or grabbing a bite with co-workers this spot does the trick. For an evening out with the hubby, prob not my 1st choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

26 for a below avg burger.

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Blaise
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great quality and atmosphere. Some of the dishes were overpriced but overall good experience.

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vipathiede
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice experience! My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful late lunch by the window with some nice music playing. I opted for the prix fixe steak, grilled asparagus (instead of fries) and two yummy chocolate chip cookies and milk. Seriously. The milk and cookies were a great ending to delicious medium steak in a tasty sauce. My husband got the house salad with grilled chicken. It was nice sized and had a good dressing. He enjoyed a white Spanish wine while I had hot tea (loose) prepared in a nice sized press. Have to say the wine list was very impressive even though I opted out this time. The server was friendly, helpful and enjoyable. We would gladly return when staying in the Financial District again.

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vipLocalfoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service and location are great, BUT this place is so noisy that it’s difficult to enjoy a meal. They really should look to install some kind of noise baffling system on the ceiling and even a tablecloth would help absorb noise. Too many hard surfaces. Much as all of us love the food, we probably won’t return because of the uncomfortably high noise level

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vipDougC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cannot believe my wife and I waited so long to have dinner at BRFG. Living a stone’s throw away, I should never subscribe to “the grass is always greener” mantra. The atmosphere has a contemporary lounge feel that emanates a positive and cool vibe. Now the best part... The menu kills! I’m a big (bone) marrow fan and BRFG delivers the goods. The entrees are modern American and offers great choices for discerning palates. The fried chicken is a signature dish for good reason. They offer a fine selection of wines by the glass (the Austrian Gruner’s caught our attention) and create very thoughtfully prepared (and herb infused) cocktails. The service gets high marks and while the bill wont be for the faint of heart, by comparison, they stand out amongst some of the more known entrants in FiDi.

I wish I had more occasion choices to choose :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best high quality - burgers in NYC! A local fidi- hidden gem👍🏻

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Shelby
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our neighborhood favorites- the food never disappoints, and the service is excellent.

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vipAngusw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I love the other Blue Ribbon sites as they have a great old school and timeless vibe about them but this one misses the mark somewhat. Feels far more modern and slightly sterile. Service was spotty too. Food was good and left slightly disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. We got the bone marrow app, rib eye and lamb.

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vipNatofitz
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time here and the food was excellent. Problem was that the waitress got my wife’s order wrong even though she asked for a clarification and my wife was very specific on what food she wanted. Good part was that the manager and waitress apologized, got my wife’s order done and gave us the wrong order no charge. Notwithstanding the club, I would give this place another try primarily due to food quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sunday brunch. Everything was as it should be. Very friendly service

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vipRenataK
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I love the restaurant but I would love to request to have a diper changer in the toilet. Lots of families there with babies that should be a must in a restaurant like that. There bathrooms are big so easy to put to the wall! Please!

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vipBill
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was okay... nothing to distinguish itself with.

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vipRayview
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant has good vibe. Friendly staff. Food was good with a creative preparation. Nice wine selection.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my go-to restaurants. The food is excellent and the service is always friendly.

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vipjrnyc
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Servings were small. Had the salad with seasonal vegetables - could definitely have had more vegetables and chickpeas. Expensive for the size of the portions

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JamesP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest restaurants in the area.

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service and hosts good; food okay. An interesting menu.

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JulieS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! We really enjoyed our dining experience. Burgers and drinks were perfect, and the bread pudding even better!! We’ll be back!

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vipKemptRacoon
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good!!!
Attentive service!
Nice cocktails !

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BarryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service. Had not heard of this place and will be back!

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