Blue Ribbon Brooklyn

4.5
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520 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
At Blue Ribbon Brooklyn you will find a warm, knowledgeable and friendly staff, an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list, and a "something for everyone" menu, including steaks, chops, seafood, and raw bar with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available. We have received awards for; Best Restaurant in Brooklyn, Best Fried Chicken, and Best Kid Friendly Restaurant in NYC among other awards. Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is perfect for a special occasion or a Late Night Dinner any night of the week. A Brooklyn original in Park Slope, near Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Barclay’s Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music cultural district.
Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is open 7 days a week for dinner & drinks and we host Happy Hour, M-F from 5-7:00 pm.

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Thanksgiving, serving our full regular menu and Classic Holiday Specials. Please join us!

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Christmas Eve, serving our full regular menu and Classic Holiday Specials. Please join us!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on New Year's Eve, serving our full regular menu, Festive Specials and lots of Bubbles. Please join us!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM

What 520 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 2nd time here and the experience was just as good as the first. My son’s 12 birthday, the service was excellent, staff were very attentive and accommodating. The food was delicious.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fresh the service skilled and the room is busy and bubbly.

LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

It used to have a good variety on the menu and be a special place to go for occasions. I was disappointed in menu change

ER
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Ribbon is always a delightful experience. We split a porterhouse and it was perfect. Great wine list also.

LU
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly, top-notch service from our server Angela, even with the restaurant being super-packed. Glad we made a reservation. The food and ambience made it well worth the upscale pricing, and our kids enjoyed the experience, as well. Fried chicken was exceptional. The special, a striped bass, was perfectly executed.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Very poor quality steak and no attempt to rectify the issue

RA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Ribbon is an amazing restaurant. The service and food are of the highest quality. Not only would I recommend Blue Ribbon to my most discerning friends, I am definitely dining there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th Birthday
Birthday man had a BALL!!
Sorry there’s no more bday singing.... we would have gone for alittle more ice cream BUT ... HE WAS HAPPY!!!

Thank you guys!!!

Missed Scarlet and Kelsun

But our waitress was wonderful and the gentleman she turned us over to did a nice job.....

R
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely restaurant, top-to-bottom, in a lovely neighborhood. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal - we shared a paella and a ribs appetizer. We had a wonderful waitress as well. Just a couple of complaints - it is rather loud - I'm wondering if some of it has to do with the acoustics. Also, I'm a big craft beer lover - just wish the selection had been somewhat better.

CM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very friendly, seated immediately, appy's to entree's were very good. Crispy rice appetizer, seafood stew - perfect.

EB
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We started with the Lobster Mac & Cheese. Despite the bowl being super hot, the food was cold except for the bottom. Microwave? Its a shame because it cold have been really delicious otherwise. We were both happy with our main courses -- each $42. While good, not great. The ambiance was nice, the staff was pretty attentive. All in all, a nice night out but probably better restaurants in the area.

j
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice meal. It is not inexpensive so in some ways it was surprising to see so many small kids .

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food! Service was top notch!

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We have been here often and recent menu change doesn't have us running back. The prices went up the food choices have been limited. Doubt I will return.

IM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

good and friendly service and tasty food, but OVERPRICED.

LP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super nice restaurant, great food and service! A Brooklyn Favorite.

A must try!!

BK
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is fine—but no better; kind of routine. It’s expensive for what you get, the service is chaotic (and obtrusively rushed), and tables are incredibly close together. There are many better dining experiences in the area.

MH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as usual. Everybody who works here is very professional. Food and service were awesome. Tomato soup appetizer was superb. Blackened catfish and fried chicken entrees were delicious. And the bar makes the best martinis! Consistently the best place in the neighborhood.

b
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a 200 dollar coupon from open table and the restaurant was more than happy to accept it and give us great service and food. Love this place. Best fried chicken in the world. Best oysters too. Great time. Every time.

SG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food but a bit pricey Location in Brooklyn easier to get in....

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We celebrated our 45 Anniversary at Blue Ribbon on Saturday. It was our first time there and we were not dissapointed. We had a very good time. The food and drinks were good, we especially enjoyed the appetizers. The energy was high and the staff was outstanding. They made us feel like family. We highly recommend Blue Ribbon and will return.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

It just seems like they were short of staff.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Incredibly helpful and nice waitress!
We were early for our reservation but they sat us right away .

JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was exceptional as I hoped. Only downside was the service was extremely slow for the level of tables occupied.

JR
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent. I thought however the deserts were extremely over priced.

r
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

We've eaten here a few times and always had a great experience. Not sure what was going on Sunday night, but 3 of our part of 5 received their food in a somewhat timely fashion, but the other 2 did not. Our server never checked on us nor noticed that 2 had not received their food. Eventually the hostess/manager came over to apologize and told us that my rice bowl would be out shortly and 5 more minutes for the fried chicken. I finished my rice bowl (after everyone else had eaten) and the fried chicken did not come out for another 20 minutes which we had to take home with us because we had to go.

I'm really disappointed in how our situation was handled. They comp'd our food, but really, if the staff had been paying attention to us and giving us updates on what was going on, we would have been fine. We normally love this place, but not sure when/if we'll return any time soon.

L
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is great the service is amazing , Our server Sarah is exceptional she is very knowledgeable and friendly ,

SZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

So good every time.

MH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the paella y’all! Two of us shared one with half lobster. Spicy chicken sausage, mussels, clams, shrimp, squid and more. It was spicy delicious. So big we brought left overs home. Service, as always, was friendly, professional and super nice.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Food and service are top notch. The seafood platter always delights. Thank you for another wonderful evening.

SK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best baking and the texture was amazing. Rib eye was great taste. I’ll definitely come back.

l
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I love a good dinner & don’t mind paying the price, but we had the grilled octopus overpriced and with one small octopus tentacles over saturated bed of well seasoned potato- that’s a no no for me! Please don’t minimize your patron knowledge - we know how much octopus cost and I can cook - $20+ for one tentacle - u lost a customer! Inflation is not an excuse - we are all affected!

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven't been to Blue Ribbon for years, and it was great to be back. We just needed a nice meal after a long day, and Blue Ribbon delivered. The staff was excellent from start to finish; the host was great, our server was great, the runner was great. Everybody had a smile, nice comments, knew about the food. This isn't necessarily the case any more. The food was outstanding. I had the bavette (steak) special, which I loved. My wife and her mother had the cod, which they devoured. My son had the kid's penne, which came out really quickly, thankfully, as he was starving. I really can't wait to go back.

PC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good place for a decent meal. Steak was good, roast chicken was well cooked if a little bland. The restaurant is a bit loud, so not great for a romantic meal. The service was pretty good. I would go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently awesome.

TA
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great. Their were a lot of families during my visit and a lot of kids and crying. I would go again.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have mixed feelings regarding our dining experience at Blue Ribbon. Our hostess was bubbly and engaging. Our Waiter was so helpful and made us feel comfortable and well tended to. Unfortunately, it was the food that was underwhelming. We were expecting destinctive flavors from the apps and main selections we ordered, but the food was rather non-descript.

The main entree of Codfish was supposed to be the star of the dish, but the flavor was muted by a mixture of chickpeas, veggies and broth that drowned out the fish, leaving it as a "pip" and not the "Glaydys Knight" it was supposed and should have been.

The other elements of the dining experience were good, but the dishes we ordered just didn't make the night special as we had hoped. (And believe me, the menu is not on the "economic side") Maybe had we ordered a different set of apps and entree's our experience would have been better but, from my dining point of view, the overall dinner was just.....Pedestrian.

MH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Blue Ribbon does not disappoint. Years ago I ate some fabulous meals at the Manhattan places. We recently moved to Prospect park, and gave this one a shot. It’s the very best meal we’ve had in the hood. Service was spotty (one great waitress, one not so good). But the meal was perfection (perfect martini, oysters, shishito peppers, seafood stew, catfish). This will become our neighborhood fave!