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Blue Ribbon

97 Sullivan St. (Spring & Prince Sts.) Send to Phone
212-274-0404 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Late night delights after a wait at this Soho-chic American bistro.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Blue Ribbon Restaurant Review

: The owners of this small American bistro stuck to their guns when they opened their doors, in 1992, keeping the restaurant open until 4 a.m. each night even if no customers showed up after midnight. Their persistence paid off and now it is possible to be faced with long waits for a table even at 3 a.m. If you don't want to wait, try to secure a seat at the small bar and dine there. The rich and soothing bone marrow with oxtail and marmalade is a good starter, as is the platter of raw and cooked seafood---expect Blue Point oysters, cold lobster, crabs and sea urchin in season---served with a tangy celery-and-lemon mignonette and cocktail sauce. We've never been thrilled by the paella, but it remains a popular main course---though why it's so expensive remains a mystery; try the rich sautéed calamari, the luscious sweetbreads or the mountainous duck club sandwich. Still a top dessert is their rich cross between a flourless chocolate cake and chocolate mousse. The basically French and American wine list has grown considerably and has plenty of inviting picks. If there's no room at Blue Ribbon, you may be able to squeeze into their Blue Ribbon Sushi next door---but don't count on it.
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