The Ribbon - Midtown

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The Ribbon, a Blue Ribbon Restaurant, is located in the old New York Times building in the heart of the theater district (opposite the Schubert). The Ribbon menu is signature Bromberg Brothers, with something for everyone including The Ribbon Steak, Fried Chicken, Buffalo Style Cauliflower, Steak Tartare, burgers, sandwiches, salads and a raw bar with highlights such as Salmon Ceviche, East and West Coast Oysters and Kaluga Caviar. There's also a great selection for theater-bound kids.

The extensive bar program features over 98 whiskeys, a 117-bottle wine list and craft cocktails. Happy hour at The Ribbon is daily from 8pm until midnight. The décor pays homage to old New York, with black and white photos, vintage ornaments and books throughout. A live DJ and weekend party brunch add the perfect vibes to this Midtown spot. After dinner you can extend your night downstairs in Blue Midtown, Blue Ribbon's first venture into nightlife.
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Sun 7:30PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 7:30PM - 11:45PM
Sat 7:30PM - 11:45PM

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience for a pre-theatre meal.

JL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant for pre-theater. Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent.

SR
Des Moines
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a pre-theatre dinner so it was understandably busy and noisy but the service was good. We split the steak tartare appetizer. Yummy and plenty for 2. Beware of the egg on the top. My husband cut into it and he squirted on his jacket. (Guess he should have read the menu because he thought it was potato. ) We split the cavatelli which was very tasty and plenty. The kitchen split it for us at no extra charge.

B
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we went to dinner they were closed. That person said they called open table to tell them they we’re closed . When I made reservations on open table there was clearly reservation available

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We came for breakfast at 11:00AM. Restaurant was almost empty. It took more than forty minutes for the food to come. I ordered eggs sunny side up-they came turned over. Other dishes were quite good. They comped us 25%!

R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly empty for a Saturday night in Times Square however, the food and service were great!!
A little bit pricey but I guess that's Times Square for you. Known for their fried chicken, most of the table ordered that. The Amish chicken was my choice which was really good.

CB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great friendly atmosphere and the food was perfect. The staff were great and made a point to ensure that our meals and service were on point during each course. Well worth a visit.

NP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

PROS
Good food, friendly staff, and good service!

CONS
Beer hall smell when you first walk into establishment; fortunately, smell is significantly diminished in dining area, up in back.

Convenient to Theater District.

Also, a little crazy that $27+ entrees do not come with any sides, which can be purchased for $11 / side, quickly pushing entrees into $38-$60 range.

I can think of a lot of other places I’d rather eat in Manhattan for those prices, where most expensive, better entrees come with a side for less.

SV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at The Ribbon and we will definitely be back again. We had a party of 7 and we were seated upstairs in a quiet area. It was perfect for our group. Our waitress took great care of us, as did her helpers. The food was delicious- we all got different items and we were all pleased. From appetizers to dessert and coffee we were more than satisfied.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town

AD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Food, Fabulous wait staff. We all tried various main courses - all 8 of us completely finished our entire meals. Deserts were worth every bite!

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Ribbon
Large rear area of restaurant has lots of charm -booths and tables and decor recreating the atmosphere of the 1940s/upgraded-It works !! Had an early lunch reservation so it was quiet and service friendly and professional.Burgers and French fries were excellent Would definitely recommend to friends 💕

FA
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved everything about this restaurant except for the very steep prices...charging $14 for one egg in the deviled egg order is just way too much...need to re-evaluate the pricing or quantity of food if they can afford it with Times Square rents

GR
Oxford
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pre-theatre - ideal spot directly opposite the Shubert Very convenient!

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Perfect for pre- theatre.

EV
New York Area
286 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a treat to be here for the second time in the last three months. And this was a pre-theater lunch - really good burgers, salads and pasta, followed by delicious desserts. Excellent service, and the location couldn’t be better. Really worth a visit.

L
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon matinee at the Schubert that began at 1:00. Reservation for 11:30 lunch! Great everything. Loved it! Take a break from Sardi’s. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, we loved everything we got! Great three course meal options and great ambiance

PS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for dinner before a show. Great choices on the pre- fixe menu.

t
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, charming and excellent service. Was excited to see this was as good as the UWS location. Went here before broadway show and had a blast at both.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, wonderful waitstaff

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place especially for a Pre theater lunch or dinner. Something for everyone! I would definitely recommend!

A
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. The food was very good. The portions were small.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and an excellent services!! It’s a new place but I am sure will be one of best of Times Square!!

PB
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Took a risk by going to a Times Square restaurant but the ratings were good and very near to our Bway show at the Hayes theater. The ratings were spot on as the food was delicious and the wine options were numerous, eclectic and appropriately priced. The restaurant space and decor was very nice and the service was just so-so. We will definitely come back here as most of the food in the theater district is crap and way over-priced, so this restaurant is a true hidden gem. Bravo Ribbon!

EV
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome, food very hot, service with a smile, very accommodating, close to Schubert Theater. Cocktails great. Manager that day was awesome, Came to our table asking how we like our food very friendly. They care a lot about the customer.

IA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

I have never been so disappointed in a restaurant. I have been going to the Blue Ribbon family of restaurants for years. This one is a poor step kid. I know it is in the theater district, but it felt as if I had mistakenly walked into Bubba Gumps. It was loud with no ambiance, whatsoever.
The food was bordering awful. The hamburger was beige... Enough said. The shrimp cocktails looked like they came out of a can, and tasted that way too. I do not know what happened to the Brothers, but this place was definitely not up to their standards. I was really upset that it was so bad when I had really looked forward to the meal.

TI
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had tickets for the Helen Hayes,just a few doors west . Hostess was very pleasant and professional,she easily accessed our OPEN TABLE reservation. We were seated quickly and our friendly waiter "Abbi" took our drink order almost immediately. We were seated at 6:25, drinks were served and we mentioned our 7:30 curtain. We both happened to order the Steak Tartar, the portions were more than adequate for pre-theater. Tartar was plated with toasted country bread,and a jullian of vegetables vinagarete. Everything was delicious, really,really good.I loved, enjoyed the ample pile of capers on side of plate. We were all paid and on our way by 7:15 . GREAT EXPERIENCE will remember WILL RECOMMEND. "What The Constitution Means To Me" was excellent,EXCELLENT ! ! !

TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar, and Kevin, the bartender, created a cucumber basil cocktail that was PERFECT! Great place to eat before a show!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitstaff did not heed the warning that the customer had a gluten allergy and the hors d’oeuvre came with bread. Also no almond milk for the customer with milk allergy.

m
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch before a theater matinee. The food and service were all excellent. Reasonable prices (considering location).

BT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ribs and fried chicken. Wife said salmon was great too.

i
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very large space for a midtown restaurant, and it seems to be new. Ambience is faux old-timey with old pictures of Times Square, etc. Food was very good with nice portion sizes. Drawing paper and crayons for the grandkids, which was a definite plus. Service was pleasant but very slow, considering we were practically the only customers.

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pre theater

M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

I booked this restaurant because of it's proximity to the theater but it was very ordinary and actually overpriced for what it was. Our server was lovely and did everything right but the food was pretty bad and the atmosphere has the manufactured feel of a chair restaurant - which I HATE.
All in all it served it's purpose but I would never go back and I would not recommend it.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lamb chops and the salmon entrees were both delicious. We also enjoyed the fingerling potatoes. Sorbet and ice cream for dessert. Pricey but good. It was Mom’s birthday and she was treated to a sparkly candle and a “Happy Birthday”. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely visit again.

g
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The location was perfect, right across the street from the theater. Our waiter was more than helpful and knew the menu. He made some great recommendations. There is a prix fixe menu which can easily be shared.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant gem I. Times square

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Decent food but seriously overpriced for what you get. Can’t imagine it catching on.

PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good limited menu. Easy and nice just out of town Portland experience. Highly recommend

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