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The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY

The Ribbon - UWS

4.2
4.2
1631 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 787-5656

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Email us at: Contact@theribbonnyc.com for to cater your events. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Email us for your private eventstheribbon@eventvenuesnewyork.com

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Central Park West

  • Parking details

    Parking Structures Nearby:<br />Rapid Park is located at 15 West 72nd on 72nd street and Central Park West<br />High Rise Parking is located at 200 West 71st on 71st and Amsterdam<br />Astro Parking is located at 155 West 70th on 70th street and Broadway<br />Parking is located ay 201 West 75th on 75th and Amsterdam <br />

  • Public transit

    Trains Nearby:<br />The C and B line is located on the corner of 72nd and Central Park West<br />The 1, 2 and 3 line is located on the corner of Broadway and 72nd <br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place on Upper West side
  2. J

    Jtummi

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with a sour, uncharismatic hostess who would only seat us in the front bar room when we had a reservation for the dining room. We then had the most inattentive waiter that made us wait for 15 minutes to even order a drink. We were advised to order our food at the same time, we came to realize, because he would never come back to our table. Our poorly made drinks arrived after our appetizer was already done. Our entrees were practically thrown on the table without a second to even ask for salt & pepper. The food is so sub par and overpriced. The ambiance is average and the entire operation is poorly run. I live across the street from this restaurant and I was treated like a tourist from Ohio. Dozens of much better options nearby on the UWS. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.
  3. l

    linda

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok, service was good but the noise levels ruined everything. You couldn’t hold a conversation with the person next to you because you could not hear him,
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for our Thanksgiving meal, and it was perfect! For the holiday, they had a condensed menu, but everything was delicious. There were 7 of us, and we pretty well covered the entire menu with our selections, and everyone was happy with their food. The wedge salad was the best I’ve ever had. Our server was attentive, and we did not feel rushed, even though they were busy and had other guests waiting for tables to clear. I look forward to coming back again next time we are in NYC.
  6. JS

    JulieS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had Thanksgiving dinner here while visiting NYC—excellent food and service. Seems to be very well frequented by those from the UWS.
  7. MW

    MeghanW

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at The Ribbon yesterday. Sabrina was happy and cheerful and took great care of us. We appreciated that the menu was a la crate and we could share dishes, especially with the little kids.
  8. a

    andrewy

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Been to The Ribbon many times and have had really good experiences. This recent experience on Nov 23 was terrible- the service was absolutely awful. The waiter paid no attention to us and I got up and went to the service station myself to fill our water glasses many times. We were 5 people and spent about $500. The restaurant was not busy. He was busy chatting w his co workers. We were ignored and we are nice low maintenance people. I had my 85 year old mother with us which made it especially embarrassing to have been there.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner after seeing the balloons. Great food, fast efficient service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Won’t be back. Awful service and average food. Waiter couldn’t care less about our table. Go somewhere else.
  11. t

    thepamrusso

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid neighborhood spot for burgers, fried chicken and salads.
  12. VV

    VeeV

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best part was how great they were to the “small” guest - very kid friendly The salad was spectacular tasty and well presented - going back soon for the fried chicken Server was awesome 👏 thank you Ribbon for make a great afternoon WONDERFUL
  13. M

    Matt

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Bland food. Bad service.
  14. m

    mcz418

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch at The Ribbon for a family celebration. The Service and atmosphere was friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks came in a timely manner and everything we ordered was delicious!
  15. NR

    NewRoDiner

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Returned to this place after not having been there for a couple of years. Used to enjoy it very much and used to go regularly. Just was not their best night. We were 13 minutes late due to parking issues. They gave away our reserved table. Though the grace period was 15 minutes but maybe my mistake. Time was important because this was pre-concert. They did provide another table reasonably quickly. Appreciated that. Food always is good there. But there was a flap with a Reuben sandwich. Menu described it in the normal way, with pastrami, home-cured. But when it was served, it was made with brisket. Totally different taste and texture. They just weren’t able to make pastrami for that day. Should have been explained. Item was removed from table and bill and substitute was provided that was not billed. Credit to the restaurant for the effort to make everything right. Definitely will return. Just will not order a Reuben next time.
  16. SN

    StephanieNYCRealEstate

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at this restaurant, hidden between the coop/condo buildings on West 72nd, what a pleasant surprise! We were greeted with warmth right away. We were early so opted to have a happy hour drink at the bar. (Good options from 4-7, drinks were 1/2 price). Once seated, our server (Luna) took great care of us! She recommended a chianti which pared well with everything. We had the grilled avocado appetizer and while tasty, the portion was way too small for the cost. Dinner was fabulous, filet for my husband and the grilled tofu/broccolini for me as well as a shared salad. The portions were perfect and everything was prepared with great care and seasoned with love. Churros and an opple desert with ice cream rounded out the evening perfectly. We shall return with friends!
  17. HA

    HADS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked a 7:15pm reservation at The Ribbon many days in advance. As I arrived I was told I would have to wait a few minutes which was no problem. After about 15 mins past my reservation time I asked the hostess if my table was ready? Her reply was “Who are you again?” I said my name and she said ok you have to wait a bit longer. Which again I was fine with! About 10 more mins go by and she says your table is ready. She walks us to the table and says “it’s your lucky day” Condescendingly, like we annoyed her asking for the table we booked a week in advance. Then she even opened her 2 hands and waved they at the table and said ta-da there you go and walked away. I was so perturbed that we walked out. (Hostess was 20 something year old to 30 year old female with glasses). We have dined in this place countless times and were never treated this way. We order on seamless and other apps from this place weekly and during the pandemic we were one of the people that kept them afloat. To have a hostess perturbed about someone asking 2x the table they reserved a week in advance is astounding. They should not be in the hospitality business. For this improper treatment we shall never return. Too bad we didn’t know the attitude of the staff during the pandemic. I would advise stay away.
  18. MK

    MichaelK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was great, service was surprisingly unengaged.
  19. JB

    JenB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We come to The Ribbon frequently from Long Island pre-Beacon
  20. K

    Khunkal

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Noisy, too much of sports bar feel with 3 big flatscreens over bar, slow service, probably worst Rueben sandwich I experienced, match stick French fries cold and dried out. A disappointment.
  21. VV

    VinceV

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very noisy. Waiter was not very friendly. Food was good , however the brisket was dry. Needed to ask for more Au Jus. Overall just okay.
  22. RD

    RayD

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was excellent. The service was inconsistent. Our server showed up regularly at the beginning and virtually disappeared before the food arrived. Appetizers arrived after the entrees and not all of the food came out at the same time.
  23. TW

    TuereW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The place exudes a very smooth and chill vibe. I immediately felt comfortable as they offered us a place to wait while the rest of the party arrived. When the party was all there, we were led to our table and immediately perused the excellent brunch menu. All in all the service and food were excellent.
  24. MP

    MikeP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food and great selection. Way too loud almost to the point we had to leave. Energetic does not describe the decibel level of this place. Don’t expect to converse and don’t bring anyone with any kind of hearing issues.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Date night with my finance. You don’t always get a nice quiet spot to have a conversation especially towards the end of a work week. The bar was packed but we had a very nice area in the back tucked away in the side corner. Love it 😍 The service was great and the server was attentive and jolly. The food was absolutely Fresh and appetizers was the best! It was my first time there and was very impressive location. I’ll definitely come back again in the near future. Nice comfortable environment.
  26. M

    Mimi

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Lourdes!!! Great service
  27. MG

    MattG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the day it opened up to now, this place has been absolutely consistent in its vibe, menu, and service. I’ve been here with family, with other couples, for Brunch, and for work meetings. It’s a lively crowd mix of upscale young and not as young, with an awesome bar and a menu including some of the best small plates and entrees around. The dressed eggs and buffalo cauliflower were huge hits, and both the fired chicken and Amish chicken are really great. Service is always perfect and the prices are reasonable for the UWS. It’s an oasis of cool vibe in an otherwise mild neighborhood. Loud enough to feel your conversations are private, but not too loud. 5 stars all around!
  28. RL

    RacoonLoosed

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a well constructed meal from these guys. Impeccable service.
  29. S

    Sally

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My duck portion was a leg plus a small piece of thigh, an embarrassingly small portion. It was dry and overcooked. The broccolini was mostly stems, only a few florets. The sorbet for desert was again a very small scoop, for $11. The restaurant had an early bar scene, but only two other tables in the cavernous dining room were occupied, and now I know why. I would never go there again. the wait-staff was attentive albeit spread thin.
  30. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice location, food was great, host was very accommodating, great spot to sit and watch a game at the bar.
  31. LG

    LeoG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Everything was nice, except the brisket, which was very much not nice.
  32. JC

    JonathanC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Menu needs a refresh. Service was off
  33. JL

    JeffreyL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We got their signature dish, the Fried Chicken, and it was disappointing. Definitely wasn't freshly cooked. The breaded coating was super-dry and parts of the meat were cold - like it had been fried previously and then just microwaved or heated before serving.
  34. DM

    DoctorM

    New York Area

    166 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good and noise level was OK, but as we got closer to 6:00 on a Saturday night, it got very loud (our reservation was for 4:30). When I reserved our table, I mentioned it was a birthday celebration and when we came in, we were asked whose birthday it was. But when we ordered dessert (a wonderful hot fudge sundae) there was not even a candle to be found. Also, I ordered the French Dip. Could not finish it, so I took half home. But they didn't include sauce for dipping. They have in the past, so I didn't think to check before we left. A disappointment!
  35. KH

    KristinH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service is still not back to pre-covid levels
  36. DN

    DianneN

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. We weren’t rushed and we were able to linger over our delicious meal.
  37. M

    Matt

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great, knowledgeable, and friendly service. Food is good and selections varied.
  38. g

    gramercypl

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe our server was very efficient and helpful. We were going to a show and had no issues.
  39. l

    late4dinner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service, great food.
  40. BS

    BudSailing

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best swordfish in town. Great service as well - and of course great local spot

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from The Ribbon - UWS using the Order Online button. The Ribbon - UWS also offers 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 4.2 stars by 1631 OpenTable diners.

The Ribbon - UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for The Ribbon - UWS

20 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Central Park West

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Structures Nearby:<br />Rapid Park is located at 15 West 72nd on 72nd street and Central Park West<br />High Rise Parking is located at 200 West 71st on 71st and Amsterdam<br />Astro Parking is located at 155 West 70th on 70th street and Broadway<br />Parking is located ay 201 West 75th on 75th and Amsterdam <br />

  • Public transit

    Trains Nearby:The C and B line is located on the corner of 72nd and Central Park WestThe 1, 2 and 3 line is located on the corner of Broadway and 72nd

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (212) 787-5656

  • Catering

    Email us at: Contact@theribbonnyc.com for to cater your events. <br />

  • Private party facilities

    Email us for your private eventstheribbon@eventvenuesnewyork.com

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