The Ribbon - UWS

4.4
1366 Reviews
$50 and over
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
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1366 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded 6 days ago

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

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vipChloe
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James is the best host ever. He always makes you feel so welcome. Thank you for answering my 5 phone calls and questions about our booking and for accommodating our group. The brunch is spectacular!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us. Thank you for supporting your local business during these tough times.

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vipShayla
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable Dining. Great Service.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on November 13, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pumpkin soup!!!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on November 7, 2020

It's one of our favorites also! Thank you for supporting your local business

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AndreaP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful service

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for supporting your local business

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JCou
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were rushed from the minute we arrived. We were told the kitchen was closing so we ordered. Then we were told it was last call and had to order our last drinks. There were literally two parties in the entire restaurant and although I understand COViD has new restrictions I’ve never been somewhere during this time that pushed us out so fast. When we left and were passing by restaurants people were still sitting outside. I didn’t realize The Ribbon closed at 10. If this is the case it should be stated on the website. It felt like they just wanted to go home early.

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vipCityDiners
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Limited really overpriced menu and an overworked staff. As a local I wouldn’t go back.

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vipElizabethH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ribbon is always a good place for a reliable food and cocktails. Their Octoberfest menu additions were really good. I definitely miss the ambience of the pre-COVID days, but not their fault. They have nice seating outside, and we felt fine sitting indoors, where we didn't have anyone even remotely close to us. It will always be one of our favorites.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on November 7, 2020

Elizabeth, we cant wait to return to our pre-covid ambience either. Thank you for supporting your local business.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service wasn’t great

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vipbooboo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

No coffee of any kind on a Sunday Brunch. Even tough they said the machines were broken they should of made other provisions.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was amazing. Handled social distancing and Covid-19 practices very well.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for supporting your local business

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

You’d think after everything that’s happened, service at a nice place would be great.
Think again. It’s gotten worse.
Our server was diner quality. Ready to take our order right away.
Dining at the Ribbon was like paying $120 for a mediocre hotel room.
Sorry to say I WONT be coming back.
Why do such nice places have terrible waitstaff?

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vipNancyGos
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We had a reservation, expecting to be seated outside and when we got there, they told us we would be inside which I was not comfortable with and there were tons of availability outside but we were a slightly larger party, 6 of us. After much to do and us almost leaving, they seated us outside. Honestly the tables inside where they were seating people was very close and not spaced out well considering how much room they have in the restaurant. They need to space the tables out more, not a good set up.

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vipSnowlion
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad they have reopened, it was great to dine there again. Staff could not have been more attentive. Food was on par with their normal great product.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always enjoy the fried chicken. Also the prime rib dip sandwich was yummy. This is a good restaurant for a basic, no frills meal in a nice environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

IT GAVE ME A TABLE SENT ME CONFIRMATION 2x BUT WAS CLOSED

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so nice and accommodating. The food and drinks were excellent!

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Luci
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Quiet lunch for four went on for couple of hours. Food excellent, wait staff friendly,inexplicable long wait for main course, nicely priced two course lunch included burger, veggie, gluten free choices. Would definitely go back for lunch. Dinner likely to be noisy in such a large open space.

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vipErichG
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Ribbon once before for brunch, and the second time did not disappoint. The Bloody Mary is a must if you’re looking to start a weekend day off right and aren’t driving or working. The buffalo cauliflower is killer as well. Votes for the Challa French toast, corned beef hash (mixed with beans, sausage, kale and potatoes with poached eggs), mushroom burger and breakfast sandwich. The stringy fries are crisp and slightly salty. Comfortable and big space and great service. Definite return business here.

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vipDoxiemom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very poor. It took a long time for our food to come (3 hamburgers!) Our waitress disappeared for long periods of time. Instead of being a 1 hour lunch it was more of a 2 hour lunch.

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vipjrnyc
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server was friendly and helpful re recommendations, but we were presented with the bill as soon as our entrees were removed. Our server never asked if we wanted dessert or more coffee. The place was busy but there were empty tables, so it was not as if they needed the table urgently. The food was very good - well-presented with decent size portions. Overall, a god place for a meal in the neighborhood

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vipJoeBiz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was atrocious! It was as if we were bothering the server each time we asked for something. We had to ask if there were specials, we had to ask him to take our drink order after being seated for 20 minutes. Not sure what has happened there, but it has gone way down hill. Probably the last time we will be there. Thanks.

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DebraH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Disappointed that happy hour was not served outside of the bar area and no one told us

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vipChrisW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was solid, but unexceptional.

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vipCGF330
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Basically lied to by the waitress ! Informed if I wanted to order the fried chicken there were only two orders left at 7:30??
I had planned on a leisurely dinner with an appetizer so this was a bit odd? Also I was informed the chicken came with my choice of side and then I was charged for the side. Never did this waitress check back with me in fact she went home? So the food runners were at least kind enough to get me another glass of wine which was not Chardonnay and charged for that also! Did take it up with the manger who was just very smirky! Won’t return!

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sparky401
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood places. Fabulous burgers, generous drinks, delicious salads, great bar food, intelligent and hip wait staff. Never had a bad meal here. Prices similar to UWS nice restos. Come by here and sit a spell, as they say in the south.

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BetsyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were seated next to a table of six people who were screaming. We asked to be moved.
When we were seated, the waiter couldn't remember which wine glass was which between me and my friend. He didn't offer to get new glasses. The food was fine. THen it took forever to get a waiter's attention to get the check. Felt like a college place.

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vipLaurenceS
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good but ridiculously overpriced for what u get in this enlarged bar/restaurant.
The noise level is deafening.
We have been here several times because it is convenient for us.

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ElJay
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable atmosphere, great food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to The Ribbon for Valentine’s Day and we both agreed that this might have been one of our favorite meals in the city. We started with the shrimp cocktail and escargot (the escargot is a must!) and then we split the 20oz porterhouse steak and frites with a side of grilled asparagus. We cleaned every plate and had just enough room for dessert and still left satisfied without feeling miserably stuffed. Our server Michael had great recommendations and was quick to fill our wine glasses, which is always a plus! Thanks to all the staff for making this night so special for us!

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vipNGeffin
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and the staff is awesome

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JasonM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. Butcher's salad yummy with a lot of meat. Acorn squash tagine good but not great. Rocky road dessert quite good, but overpriced.

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batman
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were ignored after being given water, despite being almost empty at 6pm.
My butchers salad of grilled meats was only bacon and pork belly.

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vipDrob
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fried Chicken is perfect. Be aware of what days / times it is not offered. Also excellent are the spare ribs. Great vibe.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the waitress we had was excellent! Highly recommend this place!

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vipKittycat
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

the food was good as was the service. the restaurant was packed and the noise level was off the decibel charts! perhaps on a less busy night the nose will be more tolerable

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vipToobiz
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really solid on all fronts, but the price reflects this too...

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viplove3dine
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ordered the burgers after reading good reviews. They were really juicy and delicious as were the fries.

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johnf
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool looking place, brick walls, candles, etc. The menu please meat eaters and vegans with a very good variety of foods. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meals. Everything was prepared above our expectations - especially the tofu with broccolini! Also, the fried chicken was a standout during Happy Hour! Good Happy Hour drink deals!
Definitely come and try the Ribbon! Service was attentive and helpful and informative when we asked for ordering advice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were marked as participating in Restaurant Week on Sunday evenings. When we arrived and didn’t receive the RW menu (not unusual as many restaurants “hide” it), we asked and the waiter gave a garbled response that sounded like an extemporaneous rationalization. We checked again; the asterisk is there next to their restaurant. Look, don’t participate if (a) you’re gonna play these foolish games and (b) you’re gonna engage in class-shaming anyone who requests the menu. New York restaurants ought to wake to the growing pressures on those of us who actually work and live to make the city function. If not, we will settle on eating the rich.

FAQs

The Ribbon - UWS does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. The Ribbon - UWS also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-5656.

The Ribbon - UWS is rated 4.4 stars by 1366 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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