Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
486 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Blue Ribbon Brasserie's cozy yet bustling dining room and friendly bar have served neighborhood regulars, culinary professionals and celebrity chefs for over 26 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Burger and a Pint of Beer, Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 4pm until 4am, seven nights a week. The menu truly has something for everyone including; soups, salads, burgers, steaks, chops, seafood and raw bar with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Our youthful culinary vision first sprang to life downtown in SoHo in 1992, and in the years since has become a New York institution. We are proud that our flagship continues to be a local favorite even as it has blossomed into an international culinary destination, known especially for our late-night dining scene.

Special Offers

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will be open on Father's Day, serving our full regular menu and specials for Dad. Please join us!

Sunday, 16 June, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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The original Blue Ribbon in Soho, in which you can eat bone marrow, fried chicken, and oysters from a white table cloth at 3am. What a world.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 486 People Are Saying
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KL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal meal, cozy date night spot...it was my bday celebration dinner, and it did not disappoint. Loved the Blue Ribbon experience!

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f
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Blue Ribbon was excellent! We enjoyed everything about it and the service was wonderful! Will definitely be back!

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KA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great. Can't wait to dine there again.

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DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food - In particular, i would highly recommend spicy seafood soup - and outstanding service. Great place!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

NYC and Soho to a tee....we went twice .Manager was really helpful. Definitely go when in Soho!

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The noise level is pretty high. Luckily we had a booth so we could carry on a conversation. Will definitely be back

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great food and great service. A classic.

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WG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Just plain solid meal. Great dinner date place for excellent American fare with eclectic menu that will handle all tastes. Had oysters, steak tartare, soft shell crab special, friend chicken and Salmon. All great choices with excellent attentive staff.

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CM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! It was a fun bustling NYC restaurant in a great neighborhood.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was here last night with my grandmother and father, it was an amazing experience.
We ordered seafood and it was absolutely delicious.
The service is exceptional.
A true New York restaurant experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing . Every thing was perfect

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e
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The Chet Baker play list was the highest point. Everything else was good. Nothing was great including the fondue, the leeks vinagrette, the onion soup or the room itself.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blue Ribbon is outstanding. In its 27th year it has not missed a beat. The staff are down to earth and exceptionally attentive and the food is orgasmic!

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ニューヨーク時間は日本時間の真逆。そこで真夜中に減ったお腹を満たす店としてここ以上の店はない。否、時差がなくなったとしても毎晩通うかもしれない。何を食べてもプライス以上の価値。アメリカとは思えない行き届いたホスピタリティ。本当にここだけでいい、ニューヨークは。
For business traveler like me, NY time is opposite of TYO time. It means HUNGRY AT MIDNIGHT. So...for me, BR is one and only.
No, I will come often if I’m living in NYC.
More than price for every dish.
Great hospitality that makes me wonder “is this America?”...lol
Anyway, no other restaurant required for me in NYC.

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CG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience every single time. I loved the fresh oysters and all of my dishes. Exceptional fried chicken dish like no other. Beyond compare.

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IN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I go to ‘BR’ somewhat regularly, not JUST for special occasion. You can always count on the the food from the diverse menu to be delicious. Wait staff is attentive without being intrusive. Waiter was helpful with vegan options for one member of our party and concerned for another with allergies. Simply, BR is a favorite.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fast and friendly service. Great dishes and fantastic cocktails.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Come here couple times,everytime we are happy and enjoy the food and drinks. It's our local spot for sure.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing anniversary dinner- staff was wonderful!

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p
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE BEST RESTAURANT in Nyc...amazing food, amazing service...such an institution

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's been around for a years but still is one of the gems of the city. Very good food served attentively and we'll paced. And no corkage fee.
Place to return to again and again.

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FB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

the food was good, excellent selection, great ambiance, good wait staff

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service prompt and courteous. Food great value. Reminded me of a warm, friendly neighbourhood restaurant, similar to something I’d find at home in Vancouver, BC. Hipster vibe.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie never fails to please. Excellent comfort food, great service, and warm ambiance make this one of my regular restaurants in the West Village.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 2

Cocktails were good. Food was not. Service was good. I wish we had gone somewhere else

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Restaurant felt overly crowded— not comfortable seating space. This led to a noisy experience. Yet, we loved our meal— delicious and creative. Service was outstanding.

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Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bone marrow w/ oxtail marmalade is terrific! Staff is very friendly and efficient. Dining area is small but it feels intimate rather than congested.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

The food is so bland and I was reading rave reviews about this restaurant that I was looking forward to it. It was quite a disappointment. I would never recommend it. I was with a friend and one of the employees there was interacting with my friend and asking for feedback and behaving as if I was not even at the table whatsoever. My friend is a Russian and I am of mixed background. I did find his behavior disrespectful and even when I looked on he seemed quite oblivious to his behavior at the table. They offered free dessert and even that did not appeal to me at all. I'd never go there again not worth all the hype.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Only one real sour note. The manager was talking casually to some guests he clearly knew as regulars when I arrived and he looked at me, said hello and went right back to talking to them with his back turned to me, which seemed quite dismissive. Otherwise, our server was attentive but not too attentive, floor manager checked in on our satisfaction when my companion didn’t finish her entire meal. Great job.

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DD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always really really good food in a really great environment with excellent service.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is one of our favorite restaurants. From the bartender who always greats us and everyone so friendly and with the best drinks to the food and fun atmosphere. Love coming and not feeling rushed and the late night atmosphere keeping the place busy well in to the late hours.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Not bad. Not great. Seems like after all these years some of the magic has leaked out of the bottle. I wouldn’t say don’t go but I wouldn’t say you must go either.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Never disappoints. Love anything Blue Ribbon does 🥰

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RS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great. Music was a little loud but overall a great experience and we will be returning soon.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been to Blue Ribbon several times, and each time we are blown away by the incredible service, the delicious food, and friendliness of the staff. We went for our anniversary last week, and yet again, they hit it out of the ballpark. We will be back ASAP, and happy to recommend this lovely restaurant!

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p
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best...amazing food served with great attitude

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time we visit NYC this is a must stop! They never disappoint! The food is fantastic!

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h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Everyone was pleased with their meals.

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d
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best chicken ever from my wife and I thought the sweetbreads were excellent.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived for an early reservation, 5:30, prior to a show at the City Winery. Even though there was only one other table seated, the service was as careful and attentive as if the place was jammed. I often find the service in an uncrowded restaurant borders on careless but that was not the case here. The server had several excellent tips about the menu and we were not disappointed following his advice. It was a very enjoyable experience i would be happy to repeat.

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