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Eating at Blue Ribbon Seafood NYC
05/11/2012 (rev. 08/11/2012) by
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Here’s another post that I meant to do several months ago in my February NY trip.  We went to the Blue Ribbon Brasserie.  I’m not sure if I mentioned in other NYC evening posts, but each evening meal had a genre e.g. seafood, italian, omakase, etc.  This was our seafood choice.  This place is open from 4 PM to 4 AM and is small.  You can’t make reservations and it’s first come first serve.  Fortunately for us, we’re just a small party of 2, and we had nothing else to do that night other than to drink.  After about an hour wait and a few cocktails at the bar, we finally got a table.

In the picture above, that’s our Blue Ribbon “Plateau”.  We thought about getting the Blue Ribbon “Royale”, but the only difference was a 50$ jar of caviar.  In the plateau and if I remember right, there are 12 raw oysters (6 from some place I forgot and 6 from another place), 6 raw clams, a full crab, 1 lobster tail, and 3 raw shrimp.  One of the sauces provide was some sort of vinegar ginger mix.  This was pretty delicious.  I loved the oysters, and I loved the clams.  The crab was messy to attack as usual.  The lobster tail was delicious.  The shrimp was also pretty plump and tasty.  All in all, a great way to start the evening.

I don’t have pics of what my friend ordered, but he ordered fried chicken.  Yes, fried chicken.  It was nothing special.  The batter from what I recall wasn’t that thick and it kind of reminded me of KFC’s original recipe with just slightly more crunch.  However for the price, they did give a lot of portions for it.

I ordered the roasted duck club.  It came with sweet potato chips.  For $20, this was pretty damn good especially if you like duck as much as me.  The meat was just a tad dry, but there was no real sauce in the club.  It felt like I was eating a turkey sandwich but with the delicious flavor of a duck and slightly more moisture.

In the end I think if we planned to come back here again, we would definitely opt for more seafood and less of these regular entrees.  I was pleasantly surprised at the food here.  Since this was my second to last night here in New York City, I’m glad that this was not a disappointment and in fact did surprise me.  There are no real LA restaurants that are similar to this in terms of quality, taste, and variety.  Take a look at the menu, and you’ll get an idea.

Visit: http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_brass_man_main.htm

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