The Ribbon - UWS

4.4
1485 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Ribbon is a culmination of over 20 years of Blue Ribbon Restaurants. The Ribbon has an old-world feel while remaining contemporary and inviting. The food is classic comfort American with Southern and French influences. The bar is whiskey driven offering modern cocktails and an approachable wine list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1485 people are saying
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vipBeckyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We used to go all the time with our family and sadly it’s gone so downhill. Maybe it’ll reset, I hope! A classic, needs love.

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vipBudSailing
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The Ribbon is a great local restaurant with delicious food and excellent drinks. It is terrific for happy hour as well. Best branzino in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pork Chop and potato grottin was excellent; should be put on menu full-time in Fall/Winter. Martini was made with perfection. Oysters fresh! Only complaint wish espresso machine was working which is why I'm only giving 4 stars but the food was outstanding quality. Yum

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BrianA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didnt like having to use Resy to make reservations

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local restaurant
Absolutely delicious every time.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for supporting your local business

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vipMissElizabeth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - our table of three had 2 entrees, 1 appetizer and 2 sides and all were excellent. Shout-out to the seared scallops - five perfectly cooked scallops on a corn salad base; the lettuce wedge salad; and the french fries which were the perfect width and delightfully salted (too many places are just so *stingy* with the salt, and this is something that you can't make up for tableside - it's got to be slathered on when they're hot-hot-hot, right out of the fryer.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local business during these tough times.

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Nedstand
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family of 4. 2 omnivores. 1 vegan. 1 gluten & dairy free. Not an easy combination, but the Ribbon had items that everyone loved. We will return!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local business during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and ambience

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for supporting your local business

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Anusha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love this restaurant but I think the pandemic is really affecting their supply. They were out of multiple dishes.

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vipflam1111
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The fried chicken was the key reason we go to The Ribbon and our fear is that this dish has fallen off in terms of quality. It used to be one of the more succulent fried chicken in eve had. But this last trip was a disappointment. I hope it was a fluke.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 28, 2021

We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of your poor dining experience. We would love for you to give us a second chance this is not the guest experience we generally offer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Neighborhood restaurant with good food. But tonight I had close to the worst service anywhere. Restaurant was 20% full with plenty of staff. Soup served with no spoon, two requests to get it. Entrée with no fork….after multiple requests I took one off an adjacent table. No offer of a second round of cocktails, no offer of dessert/coffee until we asked. We felt unwanted and ignored. Food was fine but why dine out to be mistreated? I liked this place but won’t be back.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 28, 2021

We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry to hear of your poor dining experience. We would love for you to give us a second chance this is not the guest experience we generally offer.

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Bea7
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very welcoming. Kale salad and fried chicken were so good!

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vipMEMcC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Matt took great care of our table of 6. Food was great esp the burger and fried chicken sandwich, but Caesar salad had little or no dressing. Good spot for getting together with friends.

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vipBudSailing
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

always amazing - the blackened swordfish was off the charts last night. Love The Ribbon!!!

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Jeffrey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 2 young children for brunch on a Sunday. The place wasn't crazy busy, it was quite manageable. They had children's food options that weren't on the menu. They got us in and out pretty quickly. Also they have enough pescetarian and vegetarian options. Food was good. Overall very pleased.

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Richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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Always enjoyable. Service was spotty but food was good.

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vipmick21
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, as did my dining companion. My server was very professional, but he must have been triple-seated or something, because it took quite a while for him to come to our table to take our drink order--at least 10 minutes. He also mixed up my dinner order, which was one of the two specials, with the other special. Still, he was knowledgeable and pleasant, and he completely completely owned his error. My correct order was delivered pretty quickly, so it wasn't a big deal.
The decor is a bit cheesy, which is too bad, because it's a great space and the food really is delicious. It's also overpriced, given the kind of restaurant it seems to be trying to be, i.e., a casual, family tourist-targeted kind of spot. I'm happy to spend $100 a person on a good meal, but I'd like the environment to appear to be worth it as well.

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vipyummyinyourtummy42
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful meals, Brisket with mashed potatoes and spinach and the short ribs with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts.
The drinks were yummy and super service.

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FredricL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood gem. Excellent delicious food and always relaxed ambiance.

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MarcB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. A little noisy with ambient music being piped in.

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Knic88
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and attentive. He even brought a chair to keep our bags off the ground. He gave us time to look over the menu and made sure the meal was as expected. Food came out quickly but was hot and delicious. I had eggs Benedict and the sauce was delicious. My friend had the egg sandwich and said it was very tasty. All in all we had such a pleasant experience. We also sat up front by the windows and didn’t notice any chill. I’d go back and try it out again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was very bland

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vipjer120
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small portions; not small price. Convenient and decent choices on menu.

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vipLeen
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was okay not the best not the worst

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had to keep flagging the waiter down even though there was almost no one in the restaurant. I had an issue with the description of the food and what I received. On the website it said that servers would be wearing masks and that is why I picked the place. It was not the case. All disappointing.

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vipceilidhnewyork
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had no decaf for brunch, wouldn't accommodate our preferences with eggs and sided. Had to order exactly as menu stated. Not felt welcome. The food was good but we would not return

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MaryR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went with a friend who has been before - apparently bar food is good there.
But Thanksgiving dinner was very disappointing,

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vipdanb
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was awesome.

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GeorgeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was not good.Waiter did not check on us for the entire meal.Steaks were overcooked.

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juliap
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar instead of a table. Food was just what we were in the mood for. Bartender was helpful and drinks were good.

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jessicaw
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little expensive but I liked the menu & the food was very good.

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vipCeleste
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was superb and we loved the ambiance! The menu had so many great choices, it was difficult to decide. But the Breakfast Sandwich and the Omelets were the selections, and they were great. We started by sharing the flatbread among four of us and it was worth it!

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Pattie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our food arrived in less than 5 minutes. My salmon and the sauce were cold. I should have sent it back, but I really hate to do that. Big mistake!

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vipAlanG
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing. We live right near by and always wanted to give it a try. We ordered a salad to share as an appetizer and the Amish chicken and Halibut. They brought the chicken and Halibut first and then shortly thereafter the salads which we refused to accept.

The Halibut was $38 which would be fine if it were exceptional but it was low level obviously made from frozen.

Unfortunately as convenient as the location is we won’t be back. In my estimation it is a glorified diner with inflated pricing in relation to the quality of the food.

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vipLenni
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food is great. Drinks are always on point. However, this is the first time in SEVERAL years I've seen a dip in customer service.

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vipMickyDeeNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant with everything from a fine filet mignon, accompanied by a nice red wine or their special version of deviled eggs or oysters, beers, cocktails. Great place for a small gathering after work. I love the Buffalo Cauliflower and really all their appetizers. The lobster and shrimp curry is a mildly spicy, creamy "gumbo" with rice and yummy veggies added. It does get a bit loud when it's busy, so we mostly like to go at less busy times, but that doesn't affect top-notch the food or service.

You won't be disappointed, and if something isn't right, let them know. They'll fix it.

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LindaR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service but everything is separate so meal was pretty expensive. Some sides should come with the main dish. Cold near the front windows. Had to wear a jacket

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vipAnnM
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was so fun! The area by the bar is a very fun vibe, and towards the back is a more charming, romantic vibe! The food was amazing! Definitely will be going back.

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vipFontaine
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Had to request bread twice, received sliced wheat toast for dinner. Waiter forgot our drinks, and food runner forgot to tell waiter, original waiter took order and disappeared - finally got drinks as we finished dinner. Prime rib not warm. No heaters outside. What's not to like?

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vipManhattanite
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outside. The service was fabulous -- could not possibly have been better. My friends all really enjoyed their meal, as did I, and we had some picky eaters.

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The Ribbon - UWS is rated 4.4 stars by 1485 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.

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