The Ribbon: Cozy Comfort In The Heart Of Times Square - New York City Article

The Ribbon: Cozy Comfort In The Heart Of Times Square

May 14, 2019

The Ribbon, a recent offspring of the famous Blue Ribbon restaurants, founded by Bruce and Eric Bromberg, are keeping NYC diners happy. Currently, they have two convenient locations, one in Times Square and the other along W. 72nd St. on the city’s Upper West Side.

We recently visited the Times Square location at 220 W. 44th St. and had a fabulous meal in a festive and very comfortable atmosphere. This location is convenient for a before or after show meal and perfect for any occasion, appetite and group size.

The Menu at The Ribbon Features Eclectic Twists on Classic Dishes

The menu features eclectic twists on classic dishes and there is something for everyone! No one in your group will have to settle just to keep the rest of the group happy! All dishes are filling and comforting without being too much.

The menu also offers incredible diversity! On our visit we found ourselves eating expertly prepared Greek, Indian and American dishes. It is rare that a restaurant can offer such a diverse menu and achieve such authentic and exceptional results.

Of course we started with one of the Ribbon’s signature cocktails, the Midtown West and Stormy. It was a much fresher twist on a Dark and Stormy and went down easy!

The Dishes Served at The Ribbon Are Diverse and Expertly Prepared

For appetizers we sampled several oysters from the grand size oyster bar located in the rear of the dining room. Their oyster bar features the best of both East and West coast and they come fresh and chilled! Three sauces were served with the oysters, the customary cocktail sauce, a mignonette and an Alfonso sauce consisting of a very refreshing crisp mix of cucumber, onion and tomatoes. All three were very tasty.

We also tried the very special Grilled Avocado. This was a unique preparation and came with Pickled Pepper Crema. The cream really complimented the Avocado and I've never had anything quite like this. It is truly a must!

Next was the lobster and shrimp curry. The dish was slightly spicy with juicy and perfectly cooked lobster and shrimp. The Indian nature of the dish was highlighted and served perfectly. As compliments to the lobster and shrimp they used shitake mushrooms, asparagus, broccolini and coconut milk.

The lamb chops were deliciously and perfectly prepared medium rare in a Greek style with eggplant tomato confit, mint and cucumber yogurt. These tender lamb chops were as good as the most expensive Greek restaurants anywhere in the city!

The Ribbon is well known for their burgers and we were not disappointed! We chose the Bacon and Cheddar burger. It came to the table cooked a perfect medium. The burger was juicy and full of flavor. It was dressed with Arugula, which was a nice departure from typical lettuce offerings, a juicy slice of Beefsteak tomato and red onion relish. The fries were thin, crispy and hot. Just the way you love them!

For dessert, we just had to have the Monkey Bread with Salted Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream. WOW!!  This puts Cinn A Bon to shame! We were plenty full but this was sooo good we were able to eat most of it. It is plenty large enough and meant to be shared!

All dishes were delicious and we were surprised with the range of cuisines they can offer and successfully deliver. Its hard for some restaurants to do even one cuisine well!

The Ribbon Is Cozy and Comforting In The Heart of Times Square

The Ribbon is a warm and friendly space for lunch, dinner and drinks. You’ll find yourself immediately comfortable and ready to settle in for a while.

For an evening outing, the Blue Social Bar opens nightly at 8 pm and offers a completely different cocktail menu than the restaurant as well as an extensive list of whiskey, bourbons and the finest liquors from around the world.

Both The Ribbon and the Blue Social Lounge offer experiences not of the norm expected in Times Square. Both are a comfy spot to hang with friends or family as they provide cozy comfort in the heart of one of the busiest parts of the world!

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