The Ribbon - NYC
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I work on the upper west side and am always looking for lunch spots to meet friends. I had two friends from England in town and made us a reservation at the Ribbon. They were very accommodating for my friends and stored their luggage behind the hostess stand. I enjoyed my kale salad and my friends liked their meals as well!
everything delicious... great brunch!! great service... great afternoon
The service could have been better - we would have had more drinks had the server checked on us more.
We enjoyed our dinner at The Ribbon. The food was fresh, served hot and delicious. The staff was very attentive. We are looking forward to dining there again.
Very large restaurant with many open tables yet the hostess insisted on seating every table for 2 right next to each other. Service was poor. Menu fair.
Seasonal eclectic menu with generous portions. We split a mussel in chorizo broth with just the right amount of kick in it followed by a short rib and brusselsprout dish that was generously split in two servings.
The meat was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The piece de resistance was the sticky toffee pudding which was worth every calorie!
Great food .. menu Offer us enough variety to bring friends with different food preferences… From vegan love to carnivore. Service sometimes slow but always friendly. Great space.
Thanks for finding me a good table!
Food was not good. Friend ordered the butcher salad and instead of chicken, it was just chicken skin. We informed the manager who was pleasant but made no attempt to remedy the situation. The wait staff was pleasant, the bartender was frosty.
We have been going to Blue Ribbon on Sullivan Street for many years and hoped Ribbon would be in the same image. It clearly is not. The space is cavernous as opposed to Blue Ribbons intimacy. The food was mediocre at best. On a positive not our waiter was great. One in our party has serious food allergies and he was very careful to explain the ingredients. That being said we will not be back.
Ribbon is a great choice with many interesting and delicious options. It is very comfortable and offers much more than comfort food. The service is excellent and although a bit pricey, they are typical for good NYC restaurants. Our party of four loved what we ordered and all look forward to going back to try other dishes.
The 'deviled' eggs were just hard-boiled eggs with toppings on top. Very disappointing. However the flatbread with broccolini and bacon was bomb! ' The grilled avocado was good, but not sure it was worth $9. I've had the steak before, but was underwhelmed with the quality this time. The way they cut the steak wasn't that good, too bulky instead of strips like you typically see in the photos. Drinks were awesome though!!
The food was very good with large portions. Our server was very attentive and had a warm personality.
If you crave a creative, New-American take on comfort food, in an upbeat, attractive setting, check out "The Ribbon." Our server was friendly, helpful, and attentive; the food, well-prepared and as described on the menu (not always a given at other restaurants). The White Bean Soup, Hanger Steak, and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding were standouts.
We will definitely return!
Nice place, good but expensive food even for NYC.
This was my first visit to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. The food is very well prepared; the quality is there. The wait staff were all helpful; I would definitely go back.
Had a colleague in from London and was looking for a fun, energetic and good dinner place. Check all of the above. The Ribbon is a real gem on the Upper West side. If you are up for extra energy eat at the high tops adjacent to the bar. Fun!
Average food at least for brunch, did not record that we honored the reservation so had to go back to opentable for it to be corrected
Always love the Ribbon, but this time there was an issue. The entire back area smelled like chlorine bleach, staff must have been cleaning the floors in the kitchen. It was an awful smell that lasted for about 1/2 our meal. It was Saturday night, our dinner was from 9:30-10:30pm, it was not closing time. It kind of ruined our experience. Also, we needed salt on the table and couldn't find anyone to ask. Finally stopped a busboy, he said he'd get some and never did. Finally had to get out of my seat and walk over to a waiter station and ask someone.
Always good all around, The Ribbon consistently delivers the good. That starts with the food and extends to the professional service. Have oysters, buffalo cauliflower, burgers, fried chicken, salads. All good.
Excellent small plates deviled eggs were superb as were the Mac n cheese fritters.
An energetic Saturday night crowd, with lots of families and larger groups. Very varied menu, so that everyone can find something they like. Relatively casual; nice neighborhood place.
Always enjoy any meal here. This night I asked to be seated in a certain area of the restaurant. I’ve never made a request like that through open table but was very very happy to walk in and have the table i wanted waiting for us. Tried some items on the Ocktoberfest menu and loved the pretzels- a must! The schnitzel was great too - a very generous portion. Can’t wait to return!!
One of the funniest waiters too! Great personality- some past waitstaff has been pretty dull.
Here for a birthday. People manning the hostess stand (who were apparently not the hostess who seems to appear once every 20 minutes) were incredibly rude.
When we asked our waiter if what we ordered was OK timing-wise as we had a show to go to, he was snide (“Well, I mean, it’s 6:50 now, so.”)
Food and drinks were really good but never coming back.
We went to Ribbon for lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. There was no bar tender working that day, so we could only order bottled beers and wine. Bad start. My bottled IPA was served in a glass two sizes too big which made it look like either a pony bottle pour or someone had a swig on the way to the table. We ordered the buffalo cauliflower (pretty good), cavatelli (great idea, mediocre execution), and chicken sandwich (not great). Overall, not a pleasurable experience. The only good part was when one of the staff members asked the foul mouthed guy who seemed to think he was from the movie Boiler Room in the booth next to us to quiet down. Can it recommend it and will not be dining there again.
The atmosphere is that of tavern/steakhouse, a bit dark but full of wood and interesting light fixtures; seating was comfortable. Service is prompt and pleasant but youthful; there are no career wait staff. The noise is cacaphonous. The locale fills a blank in the 70s on the UWS which, while replete with small cafes and ethnic eateries, does not have many solid, upscale restaurants.
The specially is beef and pork. My party of three had 3 different (reasonably sized) entrees, all were excellent: prime rib, "ribbon" steak and short ribs. We shared one (large) salad, and one dessert; we drank 2 large glasses of wine and one dessert. The mains, salad, dessert and wine came to $190 without tip - which is probably normal for the neighborhood. The place was almost full, and service continued without a hitch.
But- we did have coffee with dessert; it was flavorless and uninteresting. We mentioned it to our waiter who replaced the coffees with cafe Americanos - not much more satisfying and, without being asked, removed the coffee from the bill. There is no reason that so excellent a restaurant could not produce a decent cup of coffee.
We love this place! We make the trip about one a month from Long Island to enjoy the best ribs and fried chicken ever!!!
Good food but way overpriced. We enjoyed the waiter who was very nice. The food was served promptly and was very good. But the prices for entrees are outrageously high. There are a lot of kids in the back. It is a family restaurant, so shouldn't be so expensive, and the happy hour is only available in the front of the restaurant which is very noisy.
The ribs appetizer is amazing, kale salad was right what I wanted. Service was somewhat slow. However the food and atmosphere far outweigh it. We’ll be back for sure!
My boyfriend and I had a HORRIBLE experience at The Ribbon last night.
After explaining an allergy to the server, I asked that the server let me know if I was able to eat a certain dish. 40 minutes later, we had still not heard from the server or had any food. Finally, after asking about the status of our food, the dish I had asked about arrived with 1/2 of the dish on the plate - the server had removed the part that I couldn't eat without mentioning anything to me. Not only this, other parts of our order were missing. The server charged us the whole value of the meal, even though I unwillingly only received a part of the dish.
I have been here many times and love the food. The brunch is great. Service is ok but not outstanding. Sometimes the staff is great but often it isn't. After having dinner with friends that we haven't seen for over 25 years I've asked the waiter which was a new person since the one serving us vanished to take a picture and he did but not before expressing his discontent for doing so and being chick about it.
The food was generally very good but the service was extremely slow. There were long gaps for every part of the meal. Another unfortunate items was the light bulb above our table seemed to be dying was flickering in a way that created a strobe-like effect that was distracting.
We sat in the back room which was much quieter than the bar area. In general the food was very good bit my French dip sandwich, which I asked for rare, was obviously last night’s leftover well done meat with mots of fat and gristle. French fries were fabulous. The waiter offered to replace it but I didn’t bother since everyone else was happy and already
A friend recommended this bar/restaurant for the Sunday/Monday fried chicken and it did not disappoint. We intended to go for happy hour and booked early for this, however happy hour only applies to the front bar area, not the restaurant seating at back. Not a problem though as staff were very helpful and moved us to the front area. Food was great, especially chicken and oysters, and terrific margaritas. Good selection of wines, a very enjoyable evening.
The manager really saved this rating. Food was really good, very well presented. Service was a hot mess. Part of order never came out, no refill on coffee or any other service check after initial order. We were one of three seated tables at the time, with a full wait staff. The on-shift manager though came over, had a conversation, and made the final bill more reflective of the service. Maybe not worth a second try, but I wouldnt discourage anyone from giving them a chance.
Good food. Pleasant wait staff.
Very good. Gets too loud but otherwise excellent. Delicious food and attentive service!
Thought the food was exceptional and service was terrific until approximately 10pm when the restaurant slowed down. The check was dropped 3 times while we were still ordering. Our first waiter, who was fabulous left, and the last waiter dropped the check immediately. We asked the new server if he wanted us to move to the bar while we had another drink. He said no, brought us the wrong drinks and dropped the check while bringing the drinks. We got it-you wanted us to leave (we left at 11 which is what time the kitchen closed). There were other people still dining.
This isn’t the usual ribbon thing. They have TVs and there’s more or a sports bar vibe when you walk in... it was however good as far as service and food go and the restaurant part has a little bit of intimacy. For a casual dinner it’s fine. If you want something more romantic or rather intimate. I’d say better not.
We love the Ribbon!