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Ripe Kitchen and Bar

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151 W Sandford Blvd, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 664-8961
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11:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 1:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 2
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food...especially that Jerk Steak!

I learned about this restaurant from a friend/co-worker who speaks very highly about this restaurant. After hearing about it so much from her I decide to stop by one Thursday after work. We arrived at 5:00p when they opened because my friend warned that it could get crowded very quickly and that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Celeste B
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New York
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New York City, New York
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant many times before and I couldn't wait to take my husband. He enjoyed his jerk chicken but my jerk steak was tough and lacked flavor. I was very disappointed and even though I took my food home I ended up tossing it in the garbage.

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Thank Glowee
New York
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned about this restaurant from a friend/co-worker who speaks very highly about this restaurant. After hearing about it so much from her I decide to stop by one Thursday after work. We arrived at 5:00p when they opened because my friend warned that it could get crowded very quickly and that they took cash only. The restaurant resembles local... More 

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Thank Celeste B
Westchester County, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There is a noticeable improvement in the service at Ripe. They seemed to have made efforts to improve in that area. The food is still delicious, as always. With improved service and great food, I will definitely begin frequenting this establishment again.

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Thank D P
New Rochelle, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

If you love Jamaican food you will enjoy the food as it is full of flavor and the drinks pack a real punch. BUT the service is terrible. The place could be half empty and you still wait 30 minutes or more for a table. You have to ask for everything 3 or more times and the seating is tight.... More 

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Thank debbiepatrena
White Plains
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I visit this restaurant on a regular basis, sometimes two or three times a week. The drinks are great as well as the food. Service is little slow but definitely worth the wait. The atmosphere is great. Nice place for a first time date or to just hang out with the regulars. I have met quite a lot of nice... More 

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Thank Nicole S
NEW YORK
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Always enjoy the food, punch is REALLY good, do not go if you are in a hurry, they operate on Island time but it is worth the wait. Garlic greens awesome. Haven't been back recently but last visit they did not take credit cards so please have cash. The place is small, I mean REALLY small and decor is not... More 

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Thank NYNYLOVESTHESUN
New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent. I would totally recommended the jerk rib eye. All of the appetizers were amazing and the rum punch was off the charts.

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Thank Brandi H
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the area and want to feel like you're back in the islands, here's a little gem. It's a nice spot for drinks and creative Caribbean appetizers. If you close your eyes, you will feel like you are back in JA.

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Thank michelle t
Westchester County, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food at Ripe has been consistently delicious but the service is consistently very slow. By service, I'm referring to how long it takes to be seated and how long it takes to get your meal (whether the restaurant is crowded or not). Overall, I'd give the food 4 stars but the service 2 stars.

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1 Thank D P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Never had a bad experience here, food and drinks are always great, except today. Ordered a medium rare steak, they gave me a well done steak. No compensation or care given from the rude and inattentive staff. Asked for the manager, I was told she left because it was it was too hectic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 W Sandford Blvd, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: (914) 664-8961

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
1:30 am - 5:00 pm

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