FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The Blue Ribbon restaurant chain is almost ready to launch its newest outpost.
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill is slated to open inside luxury extended-stay hotel AKA Wall Street, at 84 William St., in mid-March, a spokeswoman for the restaurant said.
The 90-seat restaurant, which sits across from the Federal Reserve Building, is inspired by Blue Ribbon's original SoHo location — Blue Ribbon Brasserie, which serves up an eclectic mix of gourmet American fare, with a focus on seafood.
The Blue Ribbon collection of eateries, helmed by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg, includes a selection of sushi spots, a location dedicated to fried chicken, and its brasserie-style restaurants.
Blue Ribbon made its first foray Downtown with a sushi bar inside Brookfield Place's upscale food court, Hudson Eats, in 2014.
“We are excited to be part of the burgeoning culinary scene in the Financial District with the opening of Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, which exemplifies the original founding spirit of Blue Ribbon Restaurants," the Bromberg brothers said in an email to DNAinfo.
"We are looking forward to extending Blue Ribbon to the ‘new downtown’ Manhattan and providing exceptional customer service and delicious, accessible food in a welcoming environment.”