Blue Ribbon Brasserie

4.8
767 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Blue Ribbon Brasserie's cozy yet bustling dining room and friendly bar have served neighborhood regulars, culinary professionals, and celebrity chefs for over 28 years.

Whether you are in the mood for a Rack of Lamb and a bottle of Burgundy, or Oysters on the Half Shell and Champagne, Blue Ribbon Brasserie will welcome you from 5 pm until 12 pm, every day. The menu truly has something for everyone including; soups, salads, 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 767 people are saying
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JoelA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great neighborhood vibe. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was great and plentiful Paella and shrimp Provençal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow and air flow was not very good. It was very hot and stuffy. Food was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Plateau de fruits de mer could not be better. Get the Watermelon salad before it’s gone.
Got my for 20+ years. Also best late,late rest in NYC (I’m talking 2am)

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SimonaB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious.

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JosephC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going to Blue Ribbon for more than 15 year's. The Fried Chicken is great and the cocktail list amazing. Nothing better than the Shellfish Tower, I highly recommend it! It's my go to date restaurant. Even if the date is mediocre, the food
will make up for it.

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vipVanessaC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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Clyde
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The bone marrow and oxtail marmalade was what we had read about, and really were anxious to try. Two of the three marrow bones had almost no marrow inside, so hardly had the opportunity to enjoy it. We also had the paella, which was flavorful, but with mushy rice. The service started out OK, but ended with almost none. We were planning to order dessert after our meal, but no servers even recognized us for almost 30 minutes. Once we were able to get someone's attention, we decided to get our check and leave. Not a good experience for us.

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BBCB
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience & will recommend to all our friends. Food, service, and atmosphere were beyond our expectations. Will make it a regular spot when in NYC!!

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Christo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly barman who entertained us the whole evening. Really enjoyed it. And the food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve going to BR for almost 20 years…and the food and service never disappoint!

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vipKellyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Delicious food, but not a cozy or quiet ambience as described. Better for an energetic night out than romantic conversation.

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LornaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a pricey but, you are in Soho and food was amazing so it was worth it. Service was on point, great guys!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at the Brasserie. Ambience was ideal, the crawfish perfect, and the bar amazing. Needless to say, this branch has evolved into one of my go-tos.

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Romantic
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried oysters are to die for! The escargot was not bad either. Nice crowd. Cozy and friendly.

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bradley
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I woke this morning still thinking about the delicious dinner last night. Top to bottom incredible. The service was great and the atmosphere pure New York.

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BonnieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Blue Ribbon! Great service, fried chicken, drinks and setting. Manager showed great care in ensuring our happiness. Will definitely keep coming back.

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vipkathster
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hot summer night in the city— unfortunately the outdoor dining space consists of otherwise romantic booths totally surrounded by plexiglas. REALLY hot- with a tiny fan.

Otherwise we had excellent service. The cocktail menu is great and the fried oyster dish just outstanding with a heavenly light fry and a touch of salty cheese. DIVINE

We had the skate—. Over a bacon potato type hash that did not have a lot of flavor. The fish was a little tough. Not a great dish.

Overall a nice experience again because of the servers and the oysters!!

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vipmikea
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot!!!!! Service great food is even better !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was nice, friendly staff and the food was top-notch!

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FrasierE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about Blue Ribbon Brasserie! Absolutely amazing food, stellar service, and a very unique and fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service everything was amazing ! They were attentive and love that they have new specials every time we visit !

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LucilleC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you loved the food before , it is still the same . I would
Recommended this restaurant

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NoelT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to Blue Ribbon since it opened in '92, and it has consistently had the most mouth-watering selections on its menu which always makes it challenging to order. The food is always beautifully prepared and presented. James, the manager, is awesome. Tried and true and will always be one of my favorite places to dine in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place on every possible level .
The paella was awesome

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vipmckwestside
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious and great choices for fish and seafood! Servers - Jesus was wonderful! Easy to find and pleasant to dine outdoors.

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viplaurany25
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food AND amazing service

The host and servers we’re 100% on top of everything! The food was excellent and it was the absolute best night out we have had in ages. Would definitely go back and definitely recommend. A huge thank you to the team at blue ribbon for making our date night so fun and memorable. We had the crab cocktail ( comes already deshelled with a homemade aoli) shrimp with the most delicious ravioli And steak au poivre w fries. The beer and wine selection was thoughtful and not overwhelming and delicious. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff,.service and food was outstanding.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. Cocktails amazing. Service amazing. A bit loud would be only critique. Paella and bread pudding were a highlight!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Been going for 20 years. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy myself when I come to blue ribbon.. the food is always on point and the staff is always so welcoming.. I often have to refrain myself from coming here about 3 times a week

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just delicious & our server was such a sweet guy!

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Fred
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was a fantastib server to these diners from Pittsburgh. keep up the awesome work.

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LisaR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service. Would definitely go back.

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Romantic
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted well seasoned and fresh. The fried oysters were heaven.

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DaajrionS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always lovely staff fresh seafood. 5 stars!

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NYC23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The overall food experience was excellent but given the uptick in Covid-19 positive cases in New York City my wife and I were extremely disappointed by the total absence of Covid protocols in the restaurant. While I understand that restaurants are trying to make up for lost time, given the fact that fewer than 50% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated we would expect that restaurant employees and managers would be wearing masks or that there would be a posting as to whether employees were fully vaccinated.

My wife and I have dined indoors at many restaurants since restrictions have been eased and have been generally impressed that most restaurants are continuing to maintain some degree of Covid protocols. That was not the case last night and while we enjoyed our meal immensely, it was unpleasant having to experience anxiety about our safety while dining even though we are both fully vaccinated.

Bottom line, we will not consider returning to this restaurant until Covid is in the rear view mirror or the restaurant shows greater sensitivity to diners who continue to have concerns about Covid transmission.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! I had the bone marrow with oxtail marmalade.. and holy mother of god! DELICIOUS. Everything we ordered was absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it! We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters Birthday
Service was A plus
Food was top notch

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vipKarenD
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as usual! It was not only excellent food but a real treat to see so many old friends. This is a special restaurant.

FAQs

Blue Ribbon Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 274-0404.

Blue Ribbon Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 767 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.