Blue Ribbon on Sullivan Street is my favorite late night dining destination in NYC. I've been there quite a few times and have always been impressed with the food. I was there last Friday night at 3:30AM and had the pleasure of having their Fried Chicken entree ($21) with mashed potatoes and collard greens for the second time. This is the best Fried Chicken dish I've had in my life. The skin is perfectly crispy and the meat is juicy, tender, and moist. The mashed potatoes come with a great gravy and the collard greens taste delicious. There is also an addition of a side of Mexican honey which is amazing and the perfect dipping sauce for the chicken.
My previous time at Blue Ribbon I had their chicken wings appetizer ($9.50) which I loved as well. It actually came with a mini grill where you could grill the wings more if you wished, to get them a little more burnt. I loved this playful addition that I have never encountered before, and it makes dining fun, especially if you are drunk late at night!
The prices at Blue Ribbon are not cheap, but the menu has a wide array of choices. From a raw bar to steak, they really have something for everyone.
So, for a great meal at a late hour in NYC, Blue Ribbon is my top choice.
97 Sullivan Street (bet. Spring and Prince)
New York, NY 10012