Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Blue Ribbon Empire

Everyone raves about the eight Blue Ribbon Restaurants in Manhattan, which includes three sushi restaurants. We've only been to the Blue Ribbon Bakery (on Downing and Bedford) and went there because we read such great reviews about their weekend brunch.

Maybe we caught them on an off day, but the food was just okay and the environment was a bit too hectic and cluster-F'd even by Manhattan standards. It didn't help that we were seated in the corner in a tiny, cramped and hot area in the basement (where their bakery is located). On a positive note, seeing their bakery and experiencing the unbelievably wonderful smell coming from their old-world oven was the highlight of our visit.