The Ribbon - UWS

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$31 to $50
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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 whisky driven offering modern cocktails and an approachable wine list.

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food seemed a little over priced.

The portions were way too big (although we are from the UK).

Although the venue was not due to close for another 3 hours the background music switched off at 9pm killing the ambiance.

At this time people also started stacking chairs around us where we were seated down the back. I assume this area gets closed off earlier, however I would have expected them to wait until the last guests were done there.

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NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s a very good neighborhood restaurant. The decor reflects the neighborhood including old pictures.

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L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was Father's Day so it was kind of chaotic. Our server seemed somewhat abrupt. I guess that's why.

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JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The service was good. The food was mediocre. It was not super expensive, but over priced for what you got. It was ridiculous to pay $7.00 per bottle for sodastream 'bubbly water'.

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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We liked the Ribbon so much on our first visit that we went again just 6 days later. We got a table close to the window and it was great for people watching. The food and service were excellent as well.

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MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very lively, loud, crowded restaurant with amazing comfort food including the best fried chicken on the UWS. It it a little overpriced, and there really should be a side included with the fried chicken. Keep in mind that the "dressed eggs" may appear to be Deviled, but the are just hard boiled eggs with toppings. Delicious - just make sure you have a reservation or you may have to wait a while.

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

There was a party of 28 that was making so much noise that it was impossible to talk.

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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mac and cheese fritters are DELICIOUS!! Great selection of happy hour cocktails. Best Old Fashion! Staff were very friendly and do not rush you out. Can’t wait to go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal better service

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food is excellent. I had branzino, and my guest had risotto, and we were both very happy.
I really hate the noise level (random pop music) and that there are TV screens everywhere. It is so tacky, and seriously detracts from an otherwise very pleasant lunch. I could barely hear my dining partner's conversation. The food is far better than the ambiance, in my opinion, and the atmosphere detracts from the value. They need to figure out if they are offering a real dining experience (which according to the food and the prices, is what they are going for) , or just good meals in an ok setting. I don't think I'll be back.

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H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. There were numerous choices fro brunch which made making a decision extremely difficult.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my niece’s high school graduation there.
We love everything about the Ribbon! Ambiance, service and good. It is the best restaurant in my neighborhood. Special occasions, regular dining perfect for everything!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is ok. Seems expensive for what it is, but the service is absolutely terrible. Waiter was flustered, never came back, dishes were dirty, had to keep flagging people down.

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch at The Ribbon! Yesterday was particularly nice as it was a post-race (NYMini 10K) celebration with my newest and bestest friend and running partner! The Pineapple Mule is FIRE! And as always the Avocado Toast with poached egg is the absolute BEST!

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Family visit to NY Museum of Natural History.

Service was outstanding, but food was below average. Would not recommend the fried chicken sandwich.

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p
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our quick dinner - stuck with salads and sandwiches. The PIG club was very taste but not as meaty as I would have liked. The French Dip was svery good and the arugula salad came with almost no dressing but oil and balsamic was provided on request. Still cost $20 each despite no drinks.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food with a nice ambiance. The waiter was funny and really knew the food. Nice brunch spot on a beautiful day with the open walls looking out onto 72nd, or any day for that matter.

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MO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had an early brunch reservation and were surprised at how empty the restaurant was when we arrived. They sat us in the bar area...which was quite dark and not really an inviting space.
The food was quite good: crispy eggs and polenta was innovative and quite tasty. The buffalo cauliflower was tender and just spicy enough. I had the strawberry basil mimosa, which sounded better than it was....it kept separating and needed to be stirred frequently to keep it mixed to drink.
The service was just ok...hard to get our waiters attention for drinks or condiments and then the check. Expected much better.

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BP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I had moderate hopes for The Ribbon and was not expecting anything amazing but they managed to lower my very reasonable expectations. They dont know how to cook a steak, they dont represent the Blue Ribbon group well. By far the worst meal that Ive ever had at a Blue Ribbon establishment. Two Thumbs Down, don't go here.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect spot

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V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We dined in the early evening, in the back room when the restaurant was not crowded and the noise level just fine.

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JO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Biscuits and Banana Bread are juts two of the many reasons to go here for brunch!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and great food. I’ll definitely be back to watch the nba finals

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LR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Our waiter was really cold from the get-go. Our food was just OK. The oysters were outstanding, deviled eggs were tasty, but both of our main courses missed the mark by a lot. My chicken was overdone, and my hot date’s trout salad wasn’t much, mostly because there was barely any trout. We were both hungry and underwhelmed after our mains that we ordered more deviled eggs and oysters.

We found The Ribbon through The Infatuation. The restaurant has really high reviews and sparkling recommendations, but we wouldn’t recommend The Ribbon to anyone.

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RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We called in advance and were told the brunch was open until 4 pm. When we arrived, the waiter told us it was only until 3 pm. This waiter was not friendly and did not make us feel like we were welcome. We asked for mashed potatoes at 2:45 and were declined, telling us that they could not serve them until 23 pm. These are the idiotic rules, to be honest. All would be forgiven if the food was excellent. It was not. The fried chicken tasted, for lack of a better word, funky. The fries were tiny for the price and the $15 salad was the size of an $8 salad. This is the second time I was here, the first was substantially better at least because that waiter smiled. Too bad ours had a bad day and extended that courtesy to us.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch!

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UB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at The Ribbon starting with Happy Hour flowing into dinner before our show at The Beacon Theater. The happy hour fried chicken was really tasty and good value for only $25.

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LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Because of the proximity of where I was staying, I made a reservation at Ribbon. What a fantastic place. all three of us enjoyed the atmosphere and each of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. Definitely will return!!

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MH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is always very good and, despite that the place is perpetually crowded, we were seated on time and did not wait long to order or receive our food. Friendly staff and a lively atmosphere.

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m
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

exceptional oxtail burger. One of the best burgers i've ever had. Also the beet salad. Amazing! Whiskey apricot smash cocktail. Loved it.
great service and fun atmosphere.

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AC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good spot for visiting uws. Convenient parking lot. Good range of main dish choices. Solid service

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VH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This place made my Mother's Day bad. I made reservations for brunch and was looking forward to having a nice meal and drinks with my children. The drinks we ordered never came. I reminded the server after the food was served and still we didn't get our drinks. The server said that we would get complimentary desserts to make up for the mix-up with the drinks. What we got was a tiny bite size cake that hardly made up for anything. It was a big disappointment. Next Mother's Day I will find a place that can give us a better experience.

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EB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pretty solid food. Very comfortable. The Amish chicken definitely exceeded my expectations. A bit pricey for what you get. Service was impeccable though.

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NC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambiance. Prices were fair. Food was above average but not great.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was boring. I felt like I was eating in a Ramada Inn somewhere in Middle America. The place was buzzing but we wondered why. Maybe everyone was drinking instead of eating.

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m
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Dimly lit place designed to hide the decor from previous restaurant. Prices are on the high side for a really short menu with few healthy choices. Overall all I can say is a decent burger.

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was outstanding and as always the food was excellent

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great menu, nice booth table. Enjoyed our food. It was very busy so service wasn't perfect but it's easy and the atmosphere is nice and the menu covers everyone's tastes.

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TA
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food - the devil eggs were outstanding

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