The Ribbon - UWS

4.4
1394 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 1394 people are saying
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vipLEEponton
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Ribbon epitomizes the restaurant that is "just OK." The menu looks interesting, but the food is just OK. The beer list looks good, but they are out of the one you want. The service is just OK. The prices are a bit steep, but this is the UWS.

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vipTiffanyL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really loved the live music on a Saturday and the vibe inside. It was mad chilly though because they kept the doors open. I absolutely loved my quinoa salad, even though they put celery in it when I asked my server to please not put celery... otherwise, a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hot chicken and pancake amazing. Better than expected

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch!!

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vipmichaelt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a good meal. Not rushed, good service and pleasant atomsphere

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NicoleL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service here was friendly and prompt, but the overall atmosphere was a bit of a let down. I had read reviews that called it "lively," but when we went for dinner on a Tuesday night, it was pretty dead. The food was good but the price point felt very high for what it is. The beer/wine/spirits offerings were great, our waiter was awesome, but I don't see any urgent need to go back unfortunately.

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BruceS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been several times and have had very good meals and 3 or the party of 4 did not like their entrees. Maybe it was a miss on the restaurant or the orders would not be something we would like at the Ribbon.

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vipSusan
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful! And the food was so delicious...could not have been better!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on April 17, 2021

Glad you had a good time Susan. Thank you for supporting your local restaurant!

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Goofy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food is nothing spectacular. It was overpriced for what it was.

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TaraB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Ribbon is always a perfect choice. The atmosphere, environment, service and food and drink always rise to the occasion and is one of our local favorites.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had higher expectations of this place. Lovely ambience and terrific service but the food was just ok. Black bean burger was dry and not very flavorful. Fried chicken would have been the way to go if I were

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our dinners were exceptional. The lobster and shrimp curry dish was perfect, the oysters were perfect and the braised short ribs were...perfect. First time back since the pandemic started and now that the city is rebooting, I will be resuming enjoying this spot. Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor service. Cold food. Not an enjoyable experience. Ribbon was the last restaurant I went to just before Covid, and it was great—service, food, ambiance. Now one of the first I’ve been to post Covid and they have not adopted well. I hope they can turn things around since this used to be a regular favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the second year in a row, Passover was saved by The Ribbon. Their service and quality always remind us why it is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on April 3, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us, even if remotely. Thank you for supporting your local business

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vipMrCPW
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ribbon always delivers delicious food and excellent service.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on March 29, 2021

thank you for supporting your local business

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JoelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were greeted with excellent service and the food was superb. They have the best Fried Chicken around. The Oysters that my friend ordered looked great!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on March 29, 2021

Joel we share the same love for fried chicken, thank you for supporting your local business!

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vipBarbie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent. Wine choices by the glass were very good. Outdoor area is quite pleasant.
Miss eating at the bar..... looking forward to all restaurants being able to serve at the bar again.

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vipKelliR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The Ribbon is one of my favorite places in NYC and as it’s 2 blocks from my apt, it is my go-to not just for a meal but also when getting together with friends. The food is consistently top quality, the ambience is great, and usually the service is very good. Unfortunately, this past Sunday, I brought 4 friends for a late brunch (2pm), and the service was definitely not up to their usual standards. And considering how long it’s been since we’ve all had a chance to dine out together, I think that’s inexcusable. We ordered tons of food and drinks - plates for the table, apps, mains, and we would have ordered dessert (in fact one of my friends couldn’t wait to try the sticky toffee pudding and was talking about it before we even arrived) but the waiter failed to tell us the kitchen was closing. He did tell us it would be last call for the bar because they close between their brunch shift and dinner shift. So, Before 4pm, the music had been shut off, we were given our check, and it was clear it was time to go. After waiting 20 min for drinks to start with, given the wrong bottle of champagne, and various other small mistakes that on their own wouldn’t be worth a complaint, for a $585 bill, I felt like it was worth responding to the request for feedback. Service always matters, but especially when it’s your first reservation out with your friends in a year, and when you’re spending that kind of money. I’ll be sure not to dine in that time frame again!

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a girls dinner! Inside but totally safe and clean everyone masked will be back!

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WillR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The buffalo cauliflowers are always a hit.
The burger was so delicious.
Fried chicken was super crispy.
Great IPA and Margaritas!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and for supporting your local restaurant.

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vipNickyk524
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was a depressing dinner. It was also very safe. The restaurant looked closed. It was as if we were there after hours and not at 6pm.

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PaulO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice decor, great service, great food. Went here for Valentine’s Day and unexpectedly there was live music (singer and pianist) which was awesome. Very classy overall.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local restaurant.

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Steve
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Service was great, food was good although portions are small. Skip dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on February 20, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local restaurant.

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chrisb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Place was petty quiet and relaxed and service was very good.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 24, 2020

Thank you for supporting your local business

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vipTK719
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at The Ribbon as usual. My pumpkin soup, scallops and mashed potatoes were all delicious. And the chocolate chip bread pudding was just heavenly. The tables were nicely spread out so I felt very safe. The servers were most attentive and professional. Great dining option near Central Park West.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 12, 2020

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

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frankr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had reserved through Open Table and noted it was a date and would like a table that was private, but we were seated near the waiter station. Not a huge issue, but would have enjoyed our time better had they saved a table in a more private corner. Otherwise, the food, the service, everything was great.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on December 12, 2020

Frank, we greatly appreciate your feedback. We apologize for the miscommunication in regards to your table choice you received while dining with us. We would love to invite you back to give us a second chance. Thank you for supporting your local business during these tough times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on November 20, 2020

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

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vipChloe
5 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 on November 20, 2020

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
4 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
8 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
35 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
23 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
8 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?

FAQs

The Ribbon - UWS does offer delivery in partnership with 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 1394 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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