The Ribbon - NYC

4.4
973 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday 5pm-10pm
Monday-Thursday 5pm-11pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-12am
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Phone number
(212) 787-5656
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruce & Eric Bromberg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Park West
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Parking details
Parking Structures Nearby:
Rapid Park is located at 15 West 72nd on 72nd street and Central Park West
High Rise Parking is located at 200 West 71st on 71st and Amsterdam
Astro Parking is located at 155 West 70th on 70th street and Broadway
Parking is located ay 201 West 75th on 75th and Amsterdam
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Public transit
Trains Nearby:
The C and B line is located on the corner of 72nd and Central Park West
The 1, 2 and 3 line is located on the corner of Broadway and 72nd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 973 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EP
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is well prepared, the service professional, amiable and provided with good grace. When crowded, the noise can be excessive but it was neither crowded nor noisy on my last visit.

Three of us at the table enjoyed prime rib, each with a different degree of doneness and each to order. (A fourth had a different entree.)

My only issue with The Ribbon is the cost. Four of us dined. Our meal included one beer and one soft drink, four mid-level entrees and two vegetable sides (entrees come isolated on the plate), 4 coffees: tax and tip included, the bill came to $280 (including a plating charge of $15 for serving a cake brought from outside for an occasion.). This is not way out of whack for the area, but is worth mentioning for any who might be surprised by the charges.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud and busy, but with delusions food and tasty cocktails. Waitstaff was terrific.

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OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter birthday in NYC

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MP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff. Very knowledgeable of menu items and history of the building.
A second visit while in NYC and did not disappoint!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible .

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F
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent except much too noisy . It ruins the wonderful dining experience

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MC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Ribbon continues to be one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Just need to provide more training to the staff that bring the plates from the kitchen to the table. No matter who delivered the food they would always reach across the front of someone to put the plate in front of the person sitting away. Easy fix.

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DW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has both outstanding food and great service. I highly recommend The Ribbon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The noise and smell made this a rough night

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S
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently Wonderful food and service

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r
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Read so many great reviews that I decided to go.
The wine arrived after we had finished the appetizers.
Then the main course arrived or I should say half because my wife’s arrived several minutes after mine, making my steak to get cold while I waited for my wife’s main course.
They were cortious enough to comp the appetizers. That said, the experience wasn’t good.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

crowded, long wait for reserved table
good food. expensive for venue, service and ambiance

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CT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This is another upper west side restaurant that’s perfectly fine, but nothing great and still more expensive than you want it to be. My ox burger wasn’t hot and fried chicken sandwich had no flavor. Salads are good and so is the pasta dish. Typical uws mediocrity. Why can’t we do better up here people?

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Beef tartar was fantastic. So was the kale salad. I love my roasted cod-it wasn't exactly what I expected, but I loved it even more. All the food we had was delicious!

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food and service here is great but it's extremely loud at dinner. Would love if they would add something to the space to dampen the noise.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food and fun atmosphere

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JL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I dined at The Ribbon. Food was delicious. Very nice menu choices

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good food

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AL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Creative cocktails and comfort food.

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DP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was just terrible. Waiter disappeared, didn's care at all, and when he was attending to us, was just kind of rude. We certainly felt like a real bother. It's too bad. Blue Ribbon was for years a haunt for always delicious food and good service.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The private room was charming, the food was delightful and the service was tremendous.

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LF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fried chicken! Nice place, less than ten blocks to Lincoln Center so a nice walk. We were tired of the places closer to Lincoln Center and decided we could handle a ten block walk. The food was good, the service too. And with a great straight up food menu. Steaks, Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes. Real food! A cheese board ( be careful if you don like the honey drizzle). Definitely a place I will return to, and I don't say that often.

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F
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very family friendly and unflappable staff makes this great place for our three generations dining

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great I’m a big fan of the place. I love the food.. I just like everything . Everyone was super nice

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great... we were probably a tough table and the staff really worked to make it a great experience

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The downstairs bathrooms were out of order and apparently this happens occasionally.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Before show dinner snacks really. Good food. Didn’t have a full dinner though. Would go back.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pancakes on the upper west side!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Food is pretty good- love the eggs and cauliflower. Service was decent but could be a bit better!

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TC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible they never checked back on us which was a party of six. The draft system was broke so everyone was forced to buy cans or bottles. The ribbon sauce was nothing special the sandwich came cold. The serve shift ended in the middle of our serve and he just left. DO NOT Recommand.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Really average food in a nice setting for way too much money. $12 for one deviled egg and $15 for a bowl of chicken soup.

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UW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live in the neighborhood and The Ribbon has become our go-to weekend lunch spot. The food is consistently good, but the service is what keeps us coming back for more. This weekend, my two year old and I had a "lunch date" at The Ribbon. Everyone, from the host to our server, made the experience a complete joy. At one point my son dropped his fork (one we brought from home) on the floor and a passing waiter picked it up, took it to be cleaned, and came back and handed it over to my son. The service is what you expect and want at every restaurant, however we all know how rare it is to find. Thanks for making The Ribbon a truly family friendly environment!

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious with a unique selection of brunch foods. The service was amazing and oir server was very patient answering all our questions while we decided between all the unique choices. I loved that you could create your own unique Bloody Mary. I highly recommend The Ribbon!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Sadly not great. Lunch a while ago was fine. Saturday night was alright for fighting 🎼with the drunk birthday party a table over. Waited for table, noise level horrible, service was meh, shame....

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u
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had to wait 25 minutes beyond our reservation time to be seated. Once we were seated, we were asked to move to another table to accomodate a larger party seating. By the time we moved to our ultimate table and a waiter came to our table to take our order it was 45 minutes beyond our reservation time.

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Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot on UWS. Broad interesting comfort food type menu plus crafty cocktails that my family enjoyed. A little too noisy in the front bar area for me-could not hear people across the table due to music/bar-will request back room next time -then would be 5 stars.

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VA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Was 30 minutes late for my reservation, got me right in and when I told the waiter that I had to catch a show , he made sure I was done in time. Great service, good food, wish I had more time to hang out, great spot!

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SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First and foremost, the food was fabulous! Waited quite a while for a server. Dave, a non-server stepped in and was fabulous. He brought us a free appetizer since we had to wait which we really appreciated. I did have on my reservation that it was my husband's birthday and to bring a dessert at the end; I checked with the hostess on the way in and it was noted however it never happened. I'm not sure if it got lost in the switch over from the hostess since we had little interaction from our actual server. But it wound up being fine. Would definitely go back again!

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TM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Po Boy sandwich, excellent service at a busy time.

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DJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

When you push the door you know in a second what you will get. Branzino and chicken are delicious. Service is e collent and efficient The noise is an issue the music is too loud! Great for a group!

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