Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar

Wine Bar and Lounge · West Village
34 Downing Street (Bedford Street), New York, NY 10014, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (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
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.9/10

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  • wine
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  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • country lawyer
  • caviar
  • good for a late night
  • romantic
  • intimate
  • oysters
  • lively
  • foie gras
  • great value
  • daily specials
  • good service
  • pate
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  • casual
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  • steak tartare
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • naveen
    sit at the seats up front adjacent to both the bar and the window — trust me, this is the best spot in the place. start off with the egg shooters and then graduate from there
    naveen · January 3, 2010
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Matt D.
    Great for a casual drink before dinner at one of the many great spots in the area (say, The Little Owl). Order the Seventh Samurai, a Yamazaki-based cocktail.
    Matt Duckor · October 19, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lindsay
    Fabulous breadstix, wine flights, and other cocktails and snacks served in a small, intimate, and romantic atmosphere.
    Lindsay · January 21, 2011
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  • Rikin D.
    Good coffee. The chorizo eggs Benedict was the best. Really wish they had a Benedict Cumberbatch though.
    Rikin Diwan · November 17, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Erina Y.
    Get a cocktail or wine recommendation. Cozy and small space gives intimate feel. Try the shooters!
    Erina Yoshida · March 18, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Mingbot R.
    Amazing burger. And don't leave without getting dessert...the bread puddings are insanely good.
    Mingbot Roberts · August 12, 2013
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  • 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, 2015
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  • harryh
    If it's available, definitely go for the smoked duck & foie gras toast. It's super tasty.
    harryh · April 8, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Eelain S.
    must order: champagne & caviar oyster shooters, smoked trout & trout roe egg shooters
    Eelain Steketee · August 20, 2010
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar.
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  • David Z.
    Order the country pate and let the bartender pick your wine. It never fails to fulfill.
    David Zaza · April 8, 2010
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  • Liz M.
    Cozy little place. A bit pricy, but they had incredible bacon bread.
    Liz Mack · August 24, 2015
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  • Kavita B.
    Ambience is cosy. Focus on the specials not the menu items
    Kavita Baba · January 18, 2015
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  • Peter B.
    Great cocktails! Nice staff and a friendly low key atmosphere.
    Peter Berg · September 25, 2014
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  • 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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  • Zinfandelle
    The smoked duck and foie gras toast is insanely good.
    Zinfandelle · February 19, 2014
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  • Katie F.
    The Downing Street Old Fashioned is really top notch!
    Katie Flynn · January 5, 2012
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  • rob z.
    it's super chill here, but they aren't the best at cocktails.
    rob zand · March 19
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  • Blue Ribbon Restaurants
    Bring a date for a wine flight and egg shooters with caviar.
    Blue Ribbon Restaurants · December 15, 2011
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  • Morgan P.
    Get the Riesling for sweet or Sauvignon blanc for dry.
    Morgan Polotan · August 22, 2015
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you are in Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · December 8, 2015
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  • Summer B.
    Tiny spot, great for a date. Have eaten at least 500 of their delicious breadsticks.
    Summer Bedard · November 14, 2011
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  • François S.
    The steak tartare is just the best I've ever had!
    François Surcin · January 19, 2012
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  • Phil G.
    Always rocks. Order a cocktail and some eggs.
    Phil Gillman · April 1, 2013
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  • Alberto M.
    If you enjoy watching awkward first dates you are in luck!
    Alberto Mann · August 17, 2015
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  • Blue Ribbon Bruce
    Follow us on Twitter (@brdowningstbar) to find out about our special winemaker events and tastings!
    Blue Ribbon Bruce · November 28, 2011
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  • Jessica C.
    Repeat after me: Choc chip bread pudding. Choc chip bread pudding.
    Jessica Chan · March 22, 2014
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  • Zi L.
    Country Lawyer is the way to go.
    Zi Li · April 18, 2013
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  • Paul S.
    Fried chicken and bone marrow. Do it.
    Paul Saran · April 10, 2013
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  • Reagan W.
    Great service. Awesome wines.
    Reagan Williams · February 3, 2015
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  • Thomas R.
    Even the lemonade is great.
    Thomas Reintjes · February 14, 2015
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  • Daniela Ö.
    Excellent Canadian Riesling wine!
    Daniela Öhman · April 27, 2012
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  • Angela K.
    Smoked duck and foie gras toast!!!
    Angela K · February 15, 2014
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  • Joseph D.
    Great brunch menu...never disappointed
    Joseph Disanluciano · July 31, 2010
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  • Bonnie C.
    Do wine pours increase with foulness of weather? ❄️↗️🍷↗️
    Bonnie Chu · November 14, 2014
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  • Andrea H.
    order one the wine flights
    Andrea Harrison · June 14, 2009
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  • miles l.
    Smokey squirrel is delicious
    miles lennon · March 23, 2014
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  • Zack D.
    The tiniest bar I've ever been to.
    Zack Davenport · January 25, 2015
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  • Mona N.
    DAILY SPECIALS. #seriously.
    Mona Nomura · August 6, 2011
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  • Van C.
    My westside office away from the office. Read more
    Van Corsa · June 28, 2011
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  • Rose T.
    Food is good but it's pretty pricey
    Rose Tablada · August 4, 2013
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  • Luke H.
    Breadsticks are yum
    Luke Haseloff · November 1, 2013
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  • Carrie H.
    Really tasty breadsticks
    Carrie Hammer · February 10, 2010
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  • Margaret A.
    Eat, drink and be very merry in this small neighborhood bar
    Margaret Andrews · October 22, 2009
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  • Anthony S.
    Get the Corpse Reviver #2
    Anthony Schneider · November 23, 2009
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  • Kimmie O.
    Great wine list!
    Kimmie Ohh · June 11, 2015
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  • Bryan S.
    Get the Bruno!
    Bryan Senti · October 15, 2012
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  • Daniel S.
    Great sushi
    Daniel Swenson · November 30, 2015
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  • Nina A.
    Escargots!
    Nina Allen-Haselwandwer · August 14, 2011
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