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Ripe Kitchen and Bar

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Jamaican, Bar, Pub
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151 W Sandford Blvd, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-4346
+1 914-664-8961
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Mount Vernon, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The chicken is cooked and sliced. It has absolutely NO FLAVOR!! It doesn't taste like anything at all! Not anything like the jerk chicken that they selling dinner (which is actually tasty). You also don't get very much chicken for it to cost $16.00. Just the equivalent of a chicken breast. It is waaaaay overpriced.

Thank whoknows131
New Rochelle, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Chef/Owner Nigel Spence has kept the standard of this cozy Westchester gem. The banana boat was especially tasty and filling. Jerk Rib Eye steak tender and full of flavour. A mango monitored or red stripe beer always goes well.

Thank bimmer12
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This an amazing unkept secret to many local people. While the cuisine is island based you will see every nationality enjoying a glass of Rum Punch. Every dish is mouthwatering and their mango salsa is to live for. Remember to make your reservations and be on time. This small restaurant is full of love. Bring your entire family and prepare... More 

Thank m t
New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love the food and drinks here. Being of Caribbean descent it gives us a taste of home. Only drawback is that the service is super slow. But when you finally get the food, it is more than worth the wait.

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Local looking place with a small and excellent menu. Plantain stuffed with cod fish , fantastic. Jerk chicken, authentic and very filling! Rastapasta good but needs to be spicer. Excellent drinks and friendly service (albeit slow!!)

Thank travelgeo1988
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Authentic Jamaican kitchen. Food was delicious and we loved the ambiance. There are no signs out front so be on the look out. Like a not-so-secret local spot but really worth the visit. Reasonably priced menu. My only minor quibble is the very friendly staff is painfully, painfully slow. Also took a long time at the bar to order a... More 

Thank Bryan R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is an OWESOME gem. Food is great.. drinks also are great If you're celebrating someone's Birthday this is your spot authentic carribean food..atmosphere is pleasant..

Thank Kathy M
Mount Vernon, New York
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant may not present the best ambience but the food here is amazing and definitely worth every penny. The rum punch is also excellent. I have tried many dishes from the menu and I have not been disappointed.

Thank Dameon G
New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ripe is not the easiest place to find but when you find it: Delicious I have been to Ripe several time for business and to unwind. The food is outstanding particularly the Big A Jerk Steak! The steak is huge and delicious as good as some much higher priced NYC steakhouses. The service can be hit and miss sometimes the... More 

Thank mel c
New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

It looks like a hole in the wall. When you enter, you immediately feel like you are in Jamaica. The food is great. It's small. There is a place to eat outside as well as inside. Great drinks.

Thank GeorgiaW55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Jamaican, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 W Sandford Blvd, Mount Vernon, NY 10550-4346
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 914-664-8961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?