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The Ribbon

20 W. 72nd St. (Columbus Ave.) Send to Phone
Brasserie-bar from the Blue Ribbon team heats up the Upper West Side.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Ribbon, New York, NY

The Ribbon Restaurant Review

: The Bromberg brothers are at it again, this time with a smokin’ hot brasserie in the former Sambuca space in the Hotel Franconia. With a menu that covers an extensive range of comfort foods, whiskeys and bourbons (including some home-aged versions not to be missed), the restaurant is a destination on the Upper West Side for families, couples, after-work drinkers and post-concert revelers. Starting with oysters, a choice of two well-composed butchers' block charcuterie boards with a decidedly New York spin (think pork rillettes aside chicken liver mousse with schmaltz), a trio of deviled eggs or a steak tartare that has become the signature of the Blue Ribbon group, your meal morphs into a veritable tour de force of spit-roasted meats, burgers, fish and dessert. The hardest decision will be what to eat. On Sundays and Mondays, Blue Ribbon’s incomparable fried chicken headlines. BBQ ribs are tender and served with savory-sweet corn bread pudding. Wines, bottled and on tap, as well as a selection of local draft beers are offered. Consider the Key lime pie with an Oreo crust and dulce de leche ice cream, and the hot fudge-drenched chocolate chip bread pudding. Décor pays homage to the building’s infamous history as home to numerous gangsters with appropriate newspaper articles and memorabilia.
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