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Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar

) #4,159 of 9,240 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ International, , Spanish
34 Downing St, New York City, NY 10014-4317
+1 212-691-0404
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  • Average10%
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8 Nov 2016
“Perfect spot for a glass of wine after walking the streets of SOHO”
6 Jul 2016
“Great late night spot”
Closes in 11 min
All hours
International, Wine Bar, Spanish
££ - £££
34 Downing St, New York City, NY 10014-4317
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Loved the local gem tucked away in a more residential area of NYC. The wine flights had generous pours, perfect cozy atmosphere...was just waiting to catch a glimpse of someone famous! Loved it!

Thank ashleigh9783
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Love this tiny gem. Great drinks and fabulous small plates. It's worth a trip just for the breadsticks. The wine list and whisky selection are both on point.

Thank sunnyfem
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a must visit. The wine selection is excellent but what makes it so special is the bartenders and staff- they are exceptionally knowledgeable. The snacks are excellent and always a nice pick of oysters for the day.

Thank ny1971
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My favorite late night spot Excellent little small plates. Great selection of scotch and whiskey and wines Tiny place...no reservations. But we have always managed to squeeze in

Thank khanna
Reviewed 28 April 2015

By far the best bar snacks I've ever had. The deviled eggs and crostini all have a creative and absolutely delicious twist. It's a tiny but comfortable space. Go there once, and you will definitely go back!

Thank Girlsurgeon
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This place recently made my list of my 15 favorite bars world wide (you can read all about it here: http://highsocietyhobo.com/2014/09/28/15-favorite-bars-worldwide/). This bar is just across the street from it's sister establishment Blue Ribbon Brasserie (which has great food). The wine bar is very very...More

Thank high_society_hobo
Reviewed 15 August 2014

BR Downing St. Bar is one of the best wine bars I've ever been to—and I am a Professional Wineau, so that is saying A LOT. It is a teensy space, maybe 20 seats? But so intimate and it never feels over-crowded. The staff is...More

Thank BanannieNYC
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I just started reviewing on TripAdvisor, and it's an absolute priority that this is one of my first reviews. I love it here. I've been to a many places around the country, and try new places in NYC all of the time, but I can't...More

Thank Eric_Jilleba
Reviewed 20 November 2013

The space is tiny, but it is perfect for a date or catching up with someone you really want to get deep in conversation with. I did not have any of the bites they offer, but they looked and smelled fantastic.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This was my third visit to Blue Ribbon Downing Street Wine Bar. I love the intimate setting and coziness of this place. It feels like a neighborhood bar with fancy offerings. Say yes to the egg shooters and smoked salmon sliders. I also love that...More

Thank sujiyaaa
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
International, Wine Bar, Spanish
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Downing St, New York City, NY 10014-4317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-691-0404
Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar is a Zagat Rated Top Night Spot offering a selection of wines, sakes, cordials and cognacs that span the globe. Tucked away, across the street from Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen, the bar's kitchen serves a menu of appetizers including egg shooters and toasts, along with main courses.
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