Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar

Wine Bar and Lounge · West Village
34 Downing Street (Bedford Street), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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    Eelain S.
    "trout & trout roe egg shooters"(4 Tips)
    "Fabulous breadstix, wine flights, and other cocktails and snacks served in a..."(4 Tips)
    "definitely go for the smoked duck & foie gras toast."(4 Tips)
    Andrew C.
    "Try the Country Lawyer or the Port of Spain."(3 Tips)
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  • wine
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • country lawyer
  • cozy
  • caviar
  • romantic
  • good for a late night
  • intimate
  • oysters
  • lively
  • foie gras
  • great value
  • daily specials
  • good service
  • pate
  • eggs
  • bread pudding
  • hot toddies
  • steak tartare
  • Off The Menu

    The Elvis Toast: Thick toast topped with pate, sliced hard boiled egg and pickled hot peppers. Read more

    Off The Menu · October 15
  • Liz M.

    Cozy little place. A bit pricy, but they had incredible bacon bread.

    Liz Mack · August 24
  • Morgan P.

    Get the Riesling for sweet or Sauvignon blanc for dry.

    Morgan Polotan · August 22
  • Alberto M.

    If you enjoy watching awkward first dates you are in luck!

    Alberto Mann · August 17
  • Kimmie O.

    Great wine list!

    Kimmie Ohh · June 11
  • Erina Y.

    Get a cocktail or wine recommendation. Cozy and small space gives intimate feel. Try the shooters!

    Erina Yoshida · March 18
  • Thomas R.

    Even the lemonade is great.

    Thomas Reintjes · February 14
  • Reagan W.

    Great service. Awesome wines.

    Reagan Williams · February 3
  • Zack D.

    The tiniest bar I've ever been to.

    Zack Davenport · January 25
  • Kavita B.

    Ambience is cosy. Focus on the specials not the menu items

    Kavita Baba · January 18
  • Rikin D.

    Good coffee. The chorizo eggs Benedict was the best. Really wish they had a Benedict Cumberbatch though.

    Rikin Diwan · November 17, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Do wine pours increase with foulness of weather? ❄️↗️🍷↗️

    Bonnie Chu · November 14, 2014
  • Andrea B.

    Tiny space but really cute. Just don't expect any privacy.. Maybe not best locale for a date

    Andrea Barrezueta · October 2, 2014
  • Peter B.

    Great cocktails! Nice staff and a friendly low key atmosphere.

    Peter Berg · September 25, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    Try the Country Lawyer or the Port of Spain. Cocktails are great, but not the best I've had at the same price point. Cute and cozy spot though.

    Andrew Choi · August 12, 2014
  • Paul B.

    Drinks are expensive but a good value for the quality. Get in there. Feel fancy... But also thrifty.

    Paul Brenner · August 10, 2014
  • Daniela S.

    A little expensive but a lot of options for late night. Especially in an area where most restaurants close late.

    Daniela Spector · March 30, 2014
  • Zi L.

    Get the country lawyer. Sometimes they take it off the menu, ask the bartender for it. You won't regret.

    Zi Li · March 29, 2014
  • miles l.

    Smokey squirrel is delicious

    miles lennon · March 23, 2014
  • Jessica C.

    Repeat after me: Choc chip bread pudding. Choc chip bread pudding.

    Jessica Chan · March 22, 2014
  • Zinfandelle

    The smoked duck and foie gras toast is insanely good.

    Zinfandelle · February 19, 2014
  • Angela K.

    Smoked duck and foie gras toast!!!

    Angela K · February 15, 2014
  • Monica S.

    Amazing spot for brunch. The smoked salmon and poached eggs dish is delicious! Must try the cream tomato soup, best I've ever had!

    Monica Suma · November 5, 2013
  • Luke H.

    Breadsticks are yum

    Luke Haseloff · November 1, 2013
  • Anna S.

    Forget about the pudding...Have their chocolate bruno!-also, if you are into mezcal their "humorita" is outstanding :)

    Anna Sanchez Bendahan · September 8, 2013
  • Mingbot R.

    Amazing burger. And don't leave without getting dessert...the bread puddings are insanely good.

    Mingbot Roberts · August 12, 2013
  • Rose T.

    Food is good but it's pretty pricey

    Rose Tablada · August 4, 2013
  • Deepak S.

    Great find in a great neighborhood. Drinks are solid and the atmosphere low key. Perfect for a casual date and non chalante conversation

    Deepak Shrivastava · July 5, 2013
  • Sara S.

    This place is just awesome and cozy and everything good. Food was amazing and the wine selection really great. Bartender is super friendly and had A++ suggestions.

    Sara States · June 23, 2013
  • Zi L.

    Country Lawyer is the way to go.

    Zi Li · April 18, 2013
  • Paul S.

    Fried chicken and bone marrow. Do it.

    Paul Saran · April 10, 2013
  • harryh

    If it's available, definitely go for the smoked duck & foie gras toast. It's super tasty.

    harryh · April 8, 2013
  • Phil G.

    Always rocks. Order a cocktail and some eggs.

    Phil Gillman · April 1, 2013
  • Bryan S.

    Get the Bruno!

    Bryan Senti · October 15, 2012
  • Village Voice

    This tiny wine spot keeps it interesting with its wine list that crosses many oceans and spans all price points. Lots of bottles and half bottles under $45 like French Minervois and Mallorcan White.

    Village Voice · September 17, 2012
  • Daniela Ö.

    Excellent Canadian Riesling wine!

    Daniela Öhman · April 27, 2012
  • Chris L.

    Daily specials rock - and the wine flights - and the egg and pickled pepper toast (a staple!) Must eat everything!

    Chris Luhur · March 2, 2012
  • Three Jane

    A perfect first date spot, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar is a great place to get a cocktail, split one of the specialty toasts, & if the date is going well, wander across the street for dinner.

    Three Jane · February 7, 2012
  • François S.

    The steak tartare is just the best I've ever had!

    François Surcin · January 19, 2012
  • Katie F.

    The Downing Street Old Fashioned is really top notch!

    Katie Flynn · January 5, 2012
  • Blue Ribbon Restaurants

    Bring a date for a wine flight and egg shooters with caviar.

    Blue Ribbon Restaurants · December 15, 2011
  • StonehengeNYC

    A cozy little spot for drinks with snacks from the Blue Ribbon restaurant next door. We like the oysters and caviar egg shooters.

    StonehengeNYC · December 11, 2011
  • Blue Ribbon Bruce

    Follow us on Twitter (@brdowningstbar) to find out about our special winemaker events and tastings!

    Blue Ribbon Bruce · November 28, 2011
  • Summer B.

    Tiny spot, great for a date. Have eaten at least 500 of their delicious breadsticks.

    Summer Bedard · November 14, 2011
  • lisa l.

    Great place to meet for drinks but it's tiny so you have to either go early or after 11pm. Food is delicious here too! A little on the pricy side but worth it.

    lisa lim · September 17, 2011
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    Nina Allen-Haselwandwer · August 14, 2011
  • Mona N.

    DAILY SPECIALS. #seriously.

    Mona Nomura · August 6, 2011
  • Van C.

    My westside office away from the office. Read more

    Van Corsa · June 28, 2011
  • Lindsay

    Fabulous breadstix, wine flights, and other cocktails and snacks served in a small, intimate, and romantic atmosphere.

    Lindsay · January 21, 2011
  • Lockhart S.

    Two honey-based items for a cold January night: hot toddy and the amazing smoked duck toast.

    Lockhart Steele · January 17, 2011

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