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The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY
The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY
The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY
The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY
The Ribbon - UWS, New York, NY

The Ribbon - UWS

4.4
4.4
1814 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Ribbon is a culmination of over 20 years of Blue Ribbon Restaurants. The Ribbon has an old-world feel while remaining contemporary and inviting. The food is classic comfort American with Southern and French influences. The bar is whiskey driven offering modern cocktails and an approachable wine list.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 16:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (212) 787-5656
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Email us at: Contact@theribbonnyc.com for to cater your events. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Email us for your private eventstheribbon@eventvenuesnewyork.com
  • Area
    Upper West Side
  • Cross Street
    Central Park West
  • Parking Details
    Parking Structures Nearby:<br />Rapid Park is located at 15 West 72nd on 72nd street and Central Park West<br />High Rise Parking is located at 200 West 71st on 71st and Amsterdam<br />Astro Parking is located at 155 West 70th on 70th street and Broadway<br />Parking is located ay 201 West 75th on 75th and Amsterdam <br />
  • Public Transit
    Trains Nearby:<br />The C and B line is located on the corner of 72nd and Central Park West<br />The 1, 2 and 3 line is located on the corner of Broadway and 72nd <br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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What 1,814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,814 Reviews
  1. SharOnR

    New York City

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy front room - energetic they say! Was beautiful day so extras probably were out Opened back room which was fine - might have left due to noise front room if didn’t open back

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  2. NancyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service was friendly. Definitely going back.

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  3. BrianL

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful room, great service (Very attentive service) without being annoying. I was told to try the Fried chicken - which I did enjoy

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Todo bien, sabroso y la atención muy buena. Un sitio agradable donde hacer una parada. La ubicación, junto a Central Park, hace que sea una muy buena opción. Se puede reservar on line, lo que es muy de agradecer también.

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  5. JS11

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place with good food and service. Really good vibe and setting.

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  6. nycfoodie

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not special. Pork sandwich small. Fried chicken sandwich big but tasted like Wendy’s for 4x the price. French fries good. Expensive for basic American food. Ambience rustic. TVs everywhere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best night out this year! Everything was perfect about it.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitstaff was overwhelmed. Took a long time (and repeated attempts) for condiments and drinks. Also, no iced coffee or lattes available for brunch? Things happen, they said their ‘machine was broken’ but this made the experience worse. We’ve eaten here before but won’t be back again.

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  9. kimberlyt

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - excellent service! Fun space - always a hit!

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  10. LoriA

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall nice experience. Good bar food, staff very nice, service attentive - would definitely recommend. Had apps, burger, au jus sandwich and cold beer. Perfect for a cold rainy afternoon on UWS.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience nice Bar area, food and service was good. Cute ambiance.

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  12. RobertG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It looked a cool spot but we started with a couple drinks and appetizers. It was all mediocre so we didn’t stay for dinner.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a last minute need to get a table for 8! Two of those people being tweens! The Ribbon is family oriented and cool at the same time, everyone was happy and we had a good night out !

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  14. kimberlyt

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and super nice staff! The space is great also!

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  15. MitchellL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Too rushed for absolutely no reason. No crowds needing table, enough diners that they would t close. Rushed for no reason. Main dishes are obviously premade, but take a beat guys. They came out in 90 seconds.
    The Ribbon - UWSResponded on 27 February 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize if your experience didn't meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and strive to improve. Our dishes at the Ribbon are freshly prepared, not pre-made and never came out in 90 second, even the fast food places in NY never came out in 90 second . We value your honesty and hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better experience.

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  16. misstheclassics

    New York City

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Initially checked out pre-Covid and very noisy. During Covid ordered in and ate outdoors. We go particularly for the excellent fried chicken. Service very accommodating. Atmosphere nothing special - plain wood tables and decor. We asked for a “quiet area” and were seated in back area. Very noisy at entrance near bar, but quiet in back because virtually empty. But note, when I first checked it pre-Covid, the back was very noisy. Worth going if you don’t mind the noise.

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  17. MichaelL

    New York City

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been a regular at The Ribbon's happy hour for after-work drinks for years and this weekend I stoppped in for Sunday brunch. Outstanding. First-rate kitchen and a great Upper West Side/Central Park West venue.

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  18. MichaelP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Fun atmosphere, lively but not too loud. The food was very good and the drinks were great. The lighting needs improvement though. We were first offered a table in the back where we could see through a window into the kitchen. That would have been fun if we could see the chefs at work, but this appeared to be a prep area with messy pots and pans, and the bright fluorescent lighting from the kitchen was a mood killer. Our second table was in the front near the bar, which was nice except for the flood light above our table. There was a flood light like you'd see in the backyard to protect from burglars. Those little details count.

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  19. jgrahamiii

    New York City

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mushroom burger was excellent, large and cooked as ordered. , So was spare rib appetizer (though I thought a touch pricy for 3ribs). Spit roasted chicken with mustard and sage barely had any of either flavor but was well cooked and juicy.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good. We had 1 hour before needing to finish for a show. We mentioned that to our server Arielle. She had us finished with a little time to spare. Arielle was great and we had another server finish. She was excellent as well. Food ambience vide and quality were all very good.

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  21. NYCBeach

    New York City

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is really a wonderful place to eat. The menu is extensive and the food is well-priced. It's truly a neighborhood gem.

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  22. DaraG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I was excited for the Housemade Tagliatelle Short Rib Ragu on the restaurant week menu, it’s why I chose this restaurant. But it was bolognese, definitely not short rib ragu. The restaurant wasn’t overly crowded but service was slow. The busers and water service was great but the waiter was subpar. Three of us had 3 apps and 3 entrees. They brought out 2 apps and one entree at first, then took 15 mins to bring the last app (a salad). We ordered a bottle of wine and after a good 15 or 20 minutes of waiting for it we were told that there are none left. We asked to taste another, and a few minutes later he showed up with “the last bottle in the restaurant“. My guess is they had it all along and wanted to keep it for selling by the glass, then couldn’t be bothered to have us try another one. The Camembert and salad appetizers were very good, the Bolognese was just OK and not what I ordered or had hoped to have. My friend enjoyed the fried chicken and my other friend’s quinoa bowl was just OK. Overall it was fine but I won’t be rushing back. 

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was a bit off from the usual. Quality and flavor were lower than usual.

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  24. enjoyNYClivingandrestrant

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food, great ambience, and great service! 10/10!

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  25. maddie6887

    Atlantic City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped by during NYC Restaurant Week in January 2024 to try out a new spot close to Lincoln Center and to take advantage of pre-fixed meal at discount, left a big fan and future customer. Had a most excellent meal from the greeting at the door the moment we arrived, the service provided during the delicious meal. The Ribbon -UWS was a memorable part of a quick one night getaway. I will definitely be a return customer the next time I’m in the UWS.
    The Ribbon - UWSResponded on 18 January 2024
    Thank you for choosing Ribbon during NYC Restaurant Week! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience, from the warm greeting to the delicious meal. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.. Best regards, khalil.C

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is as fine but not special…same with the staff and overall energy.

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  27. GaryH

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I tried to call and got a vaguely identified voicemail box. I tried to use the contact form on the restaurant's site, and you can't type in the message box (with several different browsers). The service was poor. The food took forever (nearly 30 minutes for dessert to arrive). The coffee had grounds in it, and we were told by the server they wouldn't brew a new pot. The chopped salads didn't come with chicken, but we didn't even realize that until we got home because everything went downhill as soon as the appetizers arrived.
    The Ribbon - UWSResponded on 18 January 2024
    Dear Gary I am writing to express my sincere apologies for the less-than-satisfactory experience you had at Ribbon . Your feedback is invaluable to us, and I want to assure you that we take your comments seriously. I am truly sorry for the issues you encountered during your visit. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and quality, and it's disheartening to learn that we fell short of your expectations. To make amends, I would like to invite you back to Ribbon as our guest. We would be honored to provide you with a more positive and enjoyable dining experience. Please let us know a convenient time for you, and we will ensure that your visit is nothing short of excellent. Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience caused, and I appreciate your understanding. Khalil.C

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not much attention from our server who was handling the majority of the restaurant. She was very apologetic, but why should we suffer if they can’t staff appropriately. (Host wasn’t very friendly, not sure what his deal was) Despite it being slow, food was good at least until my daughter found a big bug in her Diet Coke.

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  29. Hungry4carmines

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic and today we had a celebrity siting! I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The music is also good.

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  30. Nycjenn

    New York City

    266 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch options- order came out a bit botched but all in all very good! Great chilliquilles!

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  31. JoannH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great find, great food, service and reasonable pricing for NYC

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  32. TAPdancer

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Luna, was outstanding! Great energy, smile, knows the menu and how to accommodate. Thank you.

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  33. AmparoB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent new years eve there and it was great. The service and the food was great and they have a Nice ambiance for a diner date.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there for the New Year’s Eve. Dinner was very good, excellent service (thanks Massimo), nice atmosphere and very well positioned for the Central Park fireworks.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do yourself a favour and eat here. I’d come back to NY just to dine at this restaurant. Great food, great price and friendly staff. Decent 😁 Paul

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  36. JenniferD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was ok, but nothing great. A nice tavern, but still definitely a tavern. The burrata was great, but the wine my husband got was quite warm and the prosecco I got tasted like the bottle had been open for some time. Food was fine. Would come back for drinks and appetizers, but probably won't be running back for dinner.
    The Ribbon - UWSResponded on 30 December 2023
    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your honesty and are glad you enjoyed the burrata. We'll address the temperature issue with the wine and ensure a better experience next time. Looking forward to welcoming you back for drinks and appetizers!

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  37. JPAL

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Festive atmosphere. Good food. Great for large groups. We will go back.

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  38. DanH

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience. Food was good and would go back. Would go back with kids maybe not an adult only night out.

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  39. edruart

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. Have gone many times and have been pleased ,but not this Sunday! Martinis 20 bucks but good. Waited forever for food which had to be sent back because it arrived cold. My guest said it was the worst burger ever. Always had been one of our favs, now have second thoughts to return.

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  40. Jennifer

    New York City

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Whenever we have gone to the ribbon, it has never been this bad. We order from there all the time but tonight we decided to go to the restaurant. Reservation times meant nothing. They were overwhelmed and seemed like they didn’t understand that when you’re having a private party in the back, you can’t take as many reservations. We ended up sitting at a high top because they had no real indication of when we would be seated. This disorganization could have been avoided.

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You can order delivery directly from The Ribbon - UWS using the Order Online button. The Ribbon - UWS also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Ribbon - UWS also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 787-5656.

The Ribbon - UWS is rated 4.4 stars by 1814 OpenTable diners.

The Ribbon - UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

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Google Map for The Ribbon - UWS

20 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Central Park West
  • Area
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 16:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 16:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking Structures Nearby:<br />Rapid Park is located at 15 West 72nd on 72nd street and Central Park West<br />High Rise Parking is located at 200 West 71st on 71st and Amsterdam<br />Astro Parking is located at 155 West 70th on 70th street and Broadway<br />Parking is located ay 201 West 75th on 75th and Amsterdam <br />
  • Public Transit
    Trains Nearby:The C and B line is located on the corner of 72nd and Central Park WestThe 1, 2 and 3 line is located on the corner of Broadway and 72nd
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (212) 787-5656
  • Catering
    Email us at: Contact@theribbonnyc.com for to cater your events. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Email us for your private eventstheribbon@eventvenuesnewyork.com
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