The Ribbon - Midtown

4.2
502 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
ambience
3.8
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vipCarol
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Despite the classy looking offerings on the menu, the food was mediocre and the service was laughable.

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viptiffanym
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really yummy and our server was super attentive! Great experience and would definitely go back when visiting NYC again.

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vipDebiP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks. Service quick and friendly. Music awesome. Fun having a dj.

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vipcurly
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice there. From the guy at the front desk to the waitress and the hostess. It made it a very enjoyable. And the shrimp scampi arugula salad is my favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a really nice experience. The food was delicious, we ordered the bacon burger, Quinoa salad and side of asparagus. Too full for dessert but will save room next time. Our server was lovely and attentive. prices are high but to be expected for midtown/theater district.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was awful. Our glasses were dirty
Sent under cooked chicken back and cane beck rubbery. No one came over to ask why our food was not eaten. They couldn’t even find pepper to put on the salad.
I have been to the other locations and have always had exceptional service and delicious food. This was awful. I won’t be back and do not recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing

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vipStarrtreks
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service not as sharp as the last time I was!

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LoLe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service. Very good food. Little noisy and somewhat difficult to move around the tables when we got up to go to the bathroom. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Poor Service. Waiter seemed very put out by everything we said or asked.

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vipMarcBKLYN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice addition to the theatre district. Creative menu with good mix and match options. Service at the front was clueless but hopefully that will improve when they settle in. Two seater booth was uncomfortably small — definitely insist on adult sized seating.

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vipBwaygourmet
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing beautiful specialty drinks and I had the lobster- shrimp curry that was so light and luscious. My friend has the prime rib which was also excellent. The dessert was drop over great - the chocolate chip bread pudding was to die for. The ambience is lovely - it feels like a new
Twist on old
New York. It is ambient without being so dark you can’t read the menu.

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vipDiner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was fabulous! The atmosphere is unique. The short ribs were amazing. Our waitress, Catherine was top notch! We will def go back!

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vipSavlex
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool old library decor with delicious innovative food and great service.

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lg79
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We arrived for a lunch prior to a matinee show. We were seated promptly and hostess moved our seating to a booth at our request. We were given a menu which seemed to be for brunch and not full menu shown on website. I chose a breakfast sandwich which was described on menu with spinach,mushrooms, onions and bacon .. I requested no onions or mushrooms but waitress said it is already made in a patty . When served, it was in an English muffin not a biscuit and was a compute of chopped mushrooms onions and spinach and very little bacon. I did not enjoy this meal fir I think $17. My guest ordered eggs Benedict which was supposed to be searched with prosciutto. It was instead served with a thick slice of ham. When we asked about it our server insisted it was prosciutto. Again thus was also overpriced. We did order dessert - key lime pie and tofu pudding which was not pudding but cake drizzled with caramel sauce abs raisins. Desserts were tasty and more reasonably priced. Service and atmosphere were good but Neal overall was not worth the price. Will not return to this establishment .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch before a Broadway show.

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vipDougT
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was pretty cool and the food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Uses a pulsd offer, and felt like we were nickel and dimed on it. They had a limited selection of entrees despite no mention of a set menu in the pulsed offer, and weren’t open to substituting even for less expensive items. On the plus side, the service was good and they allowed us to use it earlier than the 8:00 PM time (we hadn’t seen that restriction when we bought the pulsd voucher. Also felt it was overpriced. But the food was very good.

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vipwm68
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Somehow, even though the noise level is very high, it is possible to carry on a conversation. The service is great and so is the food. We'll be back.

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service in regards to special dietary restrictions. Staff very friendly and attentive.
Food was great as it exceeded our expectations. Perfect place to go before or after the theatre. A definite 10

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vipWelovediningout
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great early dinner on Superbowl Sunday/NYC restaurant week. The choices were excellent and they did not skimp on portions. The deviled egg appetizer was excellent! Our shellfish and steak entrees were also very good as were the desserts. The staff was efficient and the manager came to see us and chat. All in all a very enjoyable time. We will certainly return.

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AdrienneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was disgusting. I went for brunch on Sunday and was terribly disappointed. My 13 yr old makes better pancakes. I would never go back there again.

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Travelsoften
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about The Ribbon and will definitely make it our go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipAmyV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

From the beginning to end, I was not a fan. I rushed the pu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was ok.. I had reservations at 6:30pm we were not seated until 7:10pm. They gave us French fries instead of what was on the menu.

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vipOzzieout
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to restaurant, always great food

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johncal50
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out with the Butcher Board, it was Amazing!! Fried Oyster Deviled Egg had Awesome Flavor!!
We will definitely be back when we go to see our next show!!!!

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vipDanL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

food was not bad, just not interesting. My burger roll got mushy pretty quickly

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vipitpelaw
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

They brought me the wrong entree. The waiter apologized and said the correct entree would be right out. It wasn't. By the time I got my food, my wife had finished hers. No explanation but they did comp my wife's wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were exceptional. The atmosphere was not terrible; I think the venue is trying to be nicer than the clientele will allow. That’s what you get so close to Times Square, unfortunately. It’s certainly not the fault of the restaurant, however it does still effect the overall experience. With that said, I would absolutely return.

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vipdoris
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was very good; food was good and when we asked to linger before having dessert it was not a problem. Perfect for pre theater dining

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Bestever
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Jarvis our server was great.

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Draylem608
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Beautiful decor. Food was very, very good. Drinks were a little pricey but typical of midtown Manhattan restaurants. Very convenient...right across the street from the Shubert theater where we'd seen a matinee play beforehand.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was awful, service was slow- I was embarrassed as I had suggested the restaurant for a work lunch with colleagues from out of town. Is this indicative of the Blue Ribbon brand?

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vipStarrtreks
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time for me The food, service, ambiance was excellent
The four of us had a most enjoyable, delicious lunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance! Our waiter was super polite and accommodating. Some lady at the end was trying to whisk our desserts but the place was half empty so that was confusing. The food was good. Most of my party ate from the restaurant week menu. There was no bread served before the food and no ground pepper. But overall liked the place and would return if in the area again.

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Bkrew1836
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very much enjoyed the food, the service was a little slow but showing up 2 hours before our show for a 3-course meal gave enough time to make it before the curtain.

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vipGrammy
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my granddaughter to the theater and a yummy brunch before the show. The Ribbon, like all the Bromberg restaurants, never disappoints. Our love to Ellen and Eric Bromberg.

Sybil Weingast

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vipJohnM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great pre show dinner at The Ribbon. Must try it sometime.

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The Ribbon - Midtown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Ribbon - Midtown is rated 4.2 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.