The Ribbon - NYC

4.5
847 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
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.
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Delivery or takeout
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 847 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Stellar brunch. Good service. Excellent food. Not too crowded or noise. No wait on a Sunday with reservation.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Once past the obnoxious TV's you settle in the back room with a number of bawling tots: hardly my idea of a place conducive to dining or conversation. Burger was quite good as was an excellent Blue Point lager. So, with these caveats, you can eat decently.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Been to this place a few times now in the last 3 years though probably a good year between today and my last visit. Service was great and the menu offers a solid variety of dinner choices. Reason for only 3 stars is two-fold
1) My fried chicken sandwich was awful. Over-breaded, with a pretty anemic and fatty piece of chicken inside. Not good enough or tasty enough to justify $21. Overloading the plate with a ton of fries doesn't make up for it.
2) Price. The prices here are off the charts for what what you're getting. $14-17 salads? $21 hamburger? $15 for a bowl of soup? I am prepared to pay extra just for being in Manhattan, but there needs to be some reason here.
My brothers' food was good though so maybe it's just the fried chicken sandwich that sucked.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Loud, but food was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Birthday brunch

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

second time was not as good as first. subpar service and food was not as expected. disappointed really because first time was absolute delight and this time not even close.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Hands-down the best French Dip (Ribbon Dip) that I've ever had! Can't wait to go back again.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food great. Svc could have been better. Noisy. Had to wait to be seated until our rez time when there were MANY open tables- pretentious. But all ablue Ribbons are always yummy!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Best avocado toast! The burger, fries and bloody Mary's were also fantastic.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very limited brunch menu, they won’t even offer omelets, very noisy

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Sunday brunch was delicious. Every entree was amazing, best ever! Champagne with strawberry basil was outstanding. Looking forward to going there for dinner. You will not be disappointed. Our server Chris was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

great food, great service, one of our favorites on the West side

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Need a reaervation. Got I quickly. Server was timely and friendly. Had my 14 yonwith me. Not a foodie, and loved her ribs and fries. Bran IMO was great! I would recommend highly for dinner and the bar seenbwas happening too

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Monday night dinner with the family; fried chicken and fried chicken sandwich were the best dishes out of what we ordered. Mushroom burger was good, average not great. Staff was nice but something odd happened... they made be close my tab (1 drink) before they could sit us, literally the table behind one of the bar tables. Really inconvenient and quite unnecessary.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I have been to The Ribbon many times and I usually leave thinking it's ok. Not great but for the UWS it can meet my needs. I was so disappointed on Sunday night. We were seated in a banquet. Behind the banquet on the shelf (which we could touch) was a half eaten gobstopper and an empty bottle of Le Croix seltzer. I pointed this out to the manager and he said, "Cool. I'll get it cleaned up." COOL? How is a half eaten gobstopper at your table, cool?! We love the fried chicken. We go on Sunday or Mondays specifically for it.
We ordered two orders of it. It took quite a long time and the restaurant was not crowded. It was a horrific rain storm that evening. When I inquired about our order... The waiter said, "Yea. I dumped it by mistake."
I said, "Dumped it?" He said, Yeaaaa - like I dropped it." WHAT???? Was he out of Fast Times at Ridgemont High??
On our way out, I mentioned the strange comment about our chicken being dumped. The manager said, "So what you are saying is you would rather the waited lie to you?" Excuse me! No, I would rather the waiter apologize and let me know it will be on its way. TMI.
I won't be back. Not even for the fried chicken or the cold martini

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

A local favorite. Although I tend to eat the same few things over and over, everything is always so tasty and presented so well! I come for brunch and dinner and have yet to be disappointed

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food is always good but the restaurant is super loud. Not recommended if you want to talk to the person you’re dining with unless you sit at the bar.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner here. I definitely would like to come back for the brunch. The drinks were great! Looking forward to my next visit.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Tons of attitude and generally poor service. Had a reservation for 4 and was inexplicably seated at a table for 8. Hostess could not be bothered to help navigate a change although there was an empty table for 4 close by. There seemed to be a bingo game going on in the large back room beyond our table (for real; I am not lying and have no explanation), which made for really bad acoustics. Menu offerings were unusual, and not in an interesting or good way. Will not come back.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Go for the buffalo cauliflower. somehow, that cauliflower is transformed into a piquant, addictive item. Love the low-key atmosphere. Not a ton of dishes for a vegetarian. Fried chicken sandwich is excellent. The cavetelli very good. Avocado toast garnished like a child's toy - tomatoes and radishes stuck into it on a grid. The bar is appealing and the service is super attentive. Very quiet at lunch.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Excellent brunch, lots of options. We ate in a quiet corner, but the bar area was also a popular spot.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Interesting foodie menu. Well prepared. Friendly efficient service. Casual atmosphere. A real find in a neighborhood not bustling with top tier restaurants at reasonable (but not low) prices.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

blue ribbon places are usually pretty good. i wouldn’t say that about this place.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Waiter was a delight!! Summer so there were no little ones whining or jumping around. Also a weekday. Just love love love the chicken

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

food and service are excellent and reasonable prices. definitely recommend it and absolutely will visit myself when in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

excellent as always
ice cream sandwich for dessert was a big hit!

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food is good! Everything is great except for a policy that I think is new ... of charging an obscene $7 for each carafe of filtered (not bottled) still or sparkling water without mention. We actually were charged $35 for water from a carafe. The restaurant removed the $14 for the still water... when we complained.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great waiter! We loved the oysters he suggested! Love this restaurant!!!

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2.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was well prepared but not hot. Plates were cold

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food was all excellent from the appetizer to the salad to the main course. The service was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

A broad, interesting menu. Well located on 72nd street. Warn friendly environment. Great service.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was very good. Service slow and clunky. Was very loud in the front area, better if you sat in the back. Expensive for what you get, but in a way that’s N.Y. Tables very tight, so not much personal space.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Everything was perfect. Waiter staff was very attentive. Ribbon Fried chicken was amazing as were the cauliflower and guacamole appetizers. Best Bloody Mary I’ve had in a while although glass just a little on the small side.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Good go to place on the upper Westside
Good service even when it's busy

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always a delicious meal - attentive wait service - great location [across the street from Central Park -a nice walk after one's dining...]. One of the best restaurants the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Classy.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Pub food, not at its best. Had to send fried chicken back because it tasted like fish. Salads were overly dressed, meat was dry. Service was great and wine was good. But overpriced overall and I wouldn’t go back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I would give the Ribbon and the crew of The Ribbon 6 stars but since there are only 5 to give I give them freely. Kudos to manager Alex and wait staff Ceasar for making a special night even more special. Food was top notch at reasonable prices. Highly recommend

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

well, it was a boiling hot evening and the AC wasn't up to it for starters. The food was mediocre and overpriced and we had high hopes as the ambiance was good and the staff very nice and friendly. Great location but the food and cocktails are pretty average and not quite worth the prices....deviled eggs ( not actually deviled, just cut in half and stuff put on top of cooked yolks, that kind of cooking) and a cauliflower dish which was given raves and merely had a gloppy cheesy sauce on overcooked cauliflower. May give it another try but....

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent service at an early dinner, 6 pm, on a Thursday.
food was good to very good; Bone marrow was particularly delicious, oysters were fresh and clean. Came with my Mom who is wheel chair bound and we were accommodated with graciousness.

Will return.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Arrived at 1:10 pm for 1:00 brunch reservation and promptly/graciously seated at wonderful table by window. Excellent service--waiter was great. Delicious food--I had the house brunch sandwich (egg/sausage/avocado/onion/etc) and guest had one of the two eggs benedict variants. Bloody Mary was fine, not exceptional. Guest had strawberry/basil mimosa and liked it. Really a terrific experience all around.

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