The Ribbon - UWS

4.2
1428 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 1428 people are saying
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Lauren
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Nice manager came to talk to us while we waited for our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great time! Could be considered a little slow, but the meal was worth the wait. Would definitely go back.

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vipGailY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

AC not working in area we were seated. . Pretty hideous

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I normally love the ribbon but food was inedible. Tasted old and was cold. AC was broken and service was beyond horrible. Just non existent. Such a bummer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was good but the service was horrendous. The waiter knocked over the milk creamer and milk poured out on me and all over the floor. The waiter never apologized and acted like nothing happened — he stood expressionless and then left. The staff was also slow to take care of the mess and also never made an attempt to apologize. Unlikely I will return for quite sometime. Maybe they need to work out their “post-Covid” staffing kinks. Also, none of the staff wore masks. Even in Florida the staff wears masks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited with my family and it was the perfect atmosphere. The food was incredible and the service was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

La comida y lugar bueno, aceptable. La temperatura del restaurante muy FRÍA y de los Baños congelada.

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vipMarkF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Didn’t accept the restaurant week menu although I was told they would and we were handed the menu. Waiter was rude. We were three people. My fish came out and it was ok. My sons both ordered steaks that weren’t cooked at all. Had to send it back. I ate my meal while waiting for their steaks. Ruined the whole birthday celebration. Will never go back.

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edruart
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had martinis and the best fried chicken sandwich on the planet! date was loving her shroomburger, Will be back. Service was terrific

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Frank
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very mediocre food

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vipsusan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Surprisingly good food, good service, sitting in the back is quieter. The front of the restaurant is super loud. We really enjoyed our dinner!

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JosephW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Restaurant Week special dinner of shrimp scampi, hanger steak, and scoop of cream. All was tasty, though the steak came out before we'd finished our appetizers.

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Tony
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good neighborhood restaurant. Excellent tasty food.

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GEGM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our waiter was very pleasant but not so attentive. The A/C wasn’t working properly so we sweat thru dinner (as someone who is 9months pregnant this was less than ideal) but the food, ambience and conversation was good so we had a nice time! Will certainly return but hope it’s a more comfortable experience next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We all ordered different dishes and enjoyed them.
Key lime pie for dessert, why put ice cream on the plate?

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vipHomeCook
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wanted something all American for July 4 dinner (before fireworks). Chose the Ribbon and ate outside. The burger was amazing - med rare as ordered, juicy. Yum! Fries were better than average and pickled cucumbers were delicious.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local business

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vipDianneN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was attentive without being too intrusive. The food was outstanding from start to finish. And we didn’t wait long but weren’t rushed.

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vipGRD61
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre, AC was out and they were fixing it in front of us - pretty revolting. Oh, and they got part of the food order wrong.

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Petespicks
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

service was not what I have experienced in the past. The waiter was pleasant, but did only what he had to do and no more .It was a Monday night and the restaurant was less than half full .After the dinner was served no one reappeared until it was time for desert.

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vipHKguy
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

While the food was good as usual, the service was quite underwhelming. We had six (yes, SIX) different people serve our table, but none committed to us. As we were sat in the larger (but empty) room, no one remembered we existed, so we'd try and flag whoever happened to walk past us on their way to the kitchen. Initial greeting and water took 15 min. Fast forward a very slow meal, when we finally ordered dessert, it came 25 min later (the waiter came to check if we'd finished but then realized dessert had never come). Even the check wasn't charged correctly at first. Our anniversary obviously went unacknowledged and we did not feel appreciated. We understand that, as the city reopens, many new hires need to be better trained. But if we are paying full prices (and yes, we did), it would not hurt to get better attention, for as imperfect as it could be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Dated restaurant
Food is tired

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vipNaples99
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were seated right away. Waiter had too many tables - he was terrific when we could find him, but long waits in between.
(We were amused by sign at entrance encouraging us limit time at table to 75 or 90 minutes. Were that only possible).
Food came quickly from kitchen, and was tasty if unremarkable. Same with cocktails. Lots of variety, but the simpler (like burgers, chicken sandwich) the better. Deserts were generous for sharing and delicious.
This is a very good casual restaurant and we will return.

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JamesS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Wait staff was almost nonexistent!. The food was ok, but way overpriced. The bus boys were good in bringing food once we were able to order. I would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was super slow - couldn’t find the waiter for a check.
Delay in getting silverware once the food was served etc.

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DWin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice restaurant that I have been to half a dozen times and always enjoyed.

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vipShilla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

In summary, mediocre food, poor service and very overpriced. Loud and crowded as well. So many better choices on the UWS.

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vipHardlee
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was only okay. My husband snd I shared the butter lettuce salad and spare ribs. Salad was good. Spare ribs were not as tender as we have had them before. We also shared the key lime pie which was good but not fabulous. The no decaf coffee was a shame as we wanted coffee wuth our pie. Have never been to a restaurant that didn’t serve decaf coffee!!! Seems very odd.

Drinks were good.

Service was very slow and part of our dinner never came so we canceled it.

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ConstanceB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food is excellent. It is very pleasant to eat outdoors but indoors is noisy and a bit too dark. A bar area is always on the loud side and the music added nothing to the ambience.

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ElTj
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, tasty food. Elegant back dining room.

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you for supporting your local business

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vipnotoutallthetime
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Pretty fully priced but fair. Good service. Music can be a little loud if you have hearing issues.

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vipeatswell
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waiter clearly didn’t like his job.

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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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vipDaffy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

One waiter 5 tables scattered in different parts of the room no service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

It was 73 degrees on a Saturday in the city and this restaurant was empty, which is a bit telling. The hostesses were so kind, sat us next to the Knicks game as we asked and remained friendly throughout. But it seemed as if the waiter didn’t even want to be there as he was incredibly dry. We were hoping to do brunch but since we weren’t loving the overall ambience and they closed at 3pm for sanitation (which is awesome for health purposes), we decided to leave and go to The Smith about 10 mins away.

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vipTiffanyL
New York Area
17 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
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hot chicken and pancake amazing. Better than expected

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Devin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always really enjoy the Ribbon- great menu, good service, great atmosphere and above all- a decent whiskey selection. Thanks for all of the great specials!

The Ribbon - UWS
Responded on July 4, 2021

We do love our whiskey here! Thank you for supporting your local business during these tough times.

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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.

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 4.2 stars by 1428 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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