Mon-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri 5pm-2am; Sat 4pm-2am; Sun 4pm-midnight
R at Union St.; F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
16th St. to Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park West to Fourth Ave.
In the beginning, there was Blue Ribbon, which begat Blue Ribbon Sushi, which begat Blue Ribbon Bakery. It was only a matter of time, then, before brothers, chef-owners, and night owls Bruce and Eric Bromberg got around to Brooklyn. Although the space is bigger, Manhattan regulars can get their bearings with a few familiar Blue Ribbon landmarks: the neon OYSTERS sign in the window, the shellfish display, even an identical table No. 16, the big round one in the corner. The likewise familiar menu packs a few surprises including some newfangled surf 'n’ turf, like “land and sea,” Bromberg-speak for a platter of fried chicken and catfish.
Possibly the most family-friendly restaurant in all of New York, the menu includes just about anything a kid could want, from chicken fingers to a mini hot fudge sundae.Recommended Dishes
Surf and turf platter, $62; New Orleans shrimp, $18