Blue Ribbon Brasserie Is Undergoing Renovations

Blue Ribbon Brasserie, also known as my favorite restaurant ever, is undergoing renovations today and tomorrow and will re-open Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The bar will be totally re-vamped (not moved) and seems like the chairs and seating might be upholstered:

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Located on Sullivan Street at the convergence of the West Village and SoHo, Blue Ribbon’s bustling dining room and friendly bar have been serving neighborhood regulars and culinary industry insiders since 1992. The Bromberg Brothers’ eclectic vision first sprang to life here and has blossomed into an iconic destination known for its late-night dining scene where the country’s top chefs congregate and eat after closing their own kitchens.  Subdued lighting, red velvet banquettes and mustard hued walls, pristine oysters and countless culinary tales are all well-known trademarks of this, the flagship and original Blue Ribbon.  Whether you’re craving a burger and a beer, a hanger steak and a pint, a roasted rack of lamb and a deep red cabernet or the famed shellfish platter and champagne, Blue Ribbon is famously open from 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM, seven nights a week.

There are so many aspects to Blue Ribbon that I love:

  1. It is steps away from my old and current apartment
  2. They don’t take reservations, which is tailored to locals who can stop in and put their name down
  3. Everyone who works there knows my name and treats me like I’m their favorite customer – which is how they treat everyone
  4. The food is fantastic
  5. They humorously are always out of the artichoke appetizer
  6. They occasionally will have the soft shell crab on the menu (so good!)
  7. Victor behind the oyster bar
  8. The cleaning of the crumbs from the bread as if you were the neatest eater ever

For anyone who hasn’t tried Blue Ribbon Brasserie (97 Sullivan Street) I’m sure you’ll be in for a treat after the renovations!