BLUE RIBBON BRASSERIE
Eric and Bruce Bromberg’s popular American bistro and raw bar is open from 4pm to 4am, but it’s the place to go after 11pm. The unofficial after-hours hangout for chefs, waiters, bartenders and other restaurant industry insiders in search of first-rate fare, Blue Ribbon delivers exactly what its name implies. With an unorthodox hodgepodge of a menu, the Brombergs have thrown together any meal they’re passionate about such as matzoh ball soup, paella, and sweet and sour catfish. Come back time and again for the revered raw bar. A staggering list of 250 wines accompanies other such delights as paella, country pate, and a pupu platter. Always cacophonous, always packed, and always exceptional, the Blue Ribbon is a must for insomniacs, elitists, and early birds alike.