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35 Downing St., New York, NY, 10014
at Bedford St.
A bit pricey but worth it!
By jdials on 10/1/2004
Some of the best fish I've ever had. It's a warm setting with a lot of character. I was a bit put off by the prices when I first saw them, but once I tasted it, it was all worth it. You can easily spend $50 per person with drinks. I had the grilled fish and it was divine. It was already deboned and tasted like it was salt roasted. My wife got the lamb kebab which was on special and it was tender, extremely flavorful, and cooked just right (not overdone). We had the grilled sardines for an appetizer and again, some of the most flavorful grilled fish i've ever tasted. This is definitely a great place to take your girlfriend/wife/hubby/better half. And the assortment of breads that they bring out were right up my alley.
By emily1 on 7/1/2004
The charcuterie plate is amazing...if you are a true lover of cheese and various salami's, you must give this a try. An old haunt, a new perspective every time.
way down hill............attitude
By harhar on 1/30/2004
i used to go here a lot - great date place. Not sure what happened - food still okay to good but prices are way outta line (much higher than they were) and such an attitude among the staff. What a shame!
Great simple food
By wierzbao on 11/12/2003
The food is simple and great. Very fresh, lots of things on the menu. The matzoh ball are like at home. The brunch is the best in NY. Sometines a little bit too noisy...
Just another hole in the wall
By insidethepale on 2/20/2003
Blue Ribbon Bakery offers a large array of fresh baked breads and not much else. Whether ordering small, overpriced, appetizers such as roasted garlic or the least expensive bottle of mundane wine at 28.00 I yearned for more. Actually, yearn for more is what I did the moment I found the restaurant. I yearned for a clear sign that would have enabled to locate the establishment without having walked past it three times before reading the sticker on the lower right hand side of the door. I yearned for more leg and head room with our party of ten. I yearned for more light-sitting in the "lower" level. This was not cozy, it was not quaint, it was cramped-and I yearned for more. The main course of a shrimp stew was fishy, salty and small-thank goodness for the fresh baked bread which enabled me to cleanse my pallette at the end of the evening at which point I yearned no more for the Blue Ribbon Bakery.
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