Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
"... Rules are made to be broken, and there's a compelling reason for breaking them just a half block from Columbus Circle. In defiance of common sense, this restaurant's menu includes everything I just mentioned. Against all odds, every one of those things is terrific. I have to qualify the odds part: there's actually cause to suspect that this juggling act will work. It's performed by Eric and Bruce Bromberg, who've been practicing their bold culinary eclecticism for more than 15 years.
They're the Blue Ribbon brothers, and their new venture, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, in the shadow of the Time Warner Center, is a compendium of the many Blue Ribbons before it. With about 115 seats, it's the biggest of the five Blue Ribbon restaurants —six if you count the market on Bedford Street — in Manhattan. (Another two abut each other in Park Slope, Brooklyn.) With more than 100 cold and hot dishes, chops and fillets, and sushi and sashimi tableaux, it's also the deepest, broadest grab bag of the bunch."
-- Frank Bruni, New York Times
January 16, 2008