Blue Smoke Battery Park City
Blue Smoke Battery Park City

Blue Smoke Battery Park City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluesmoke.com/
  • Phone: (212) 889-2005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Ken Callaghan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Barbecue and Beyond


    From a take-out meal for one to a working team lunch to a catered white linen affair, Blue Smoke Catering offers the same delicious real pit barbecue and regional American fare you've come to expect from our restaurant. Choose among a selection of hors d'oeuvres (devilled eggs to oysters on the half shell), seasonal sides, signature cocktails and irresistible home-style desserts.
    Our warm and friendly team will create a memorable experience for you and your guests, with every detail thoughtfully considered.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North End Avenue & West Street
  • Public Transit: We are located at 255 Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street (West Side Highway). You can take the E train to the World Trade Center stop and proceed west towards the West Side Highway. You can also take the 2 or 3 trains to the Park Place stop and walk west along Park Place to Murray Street. Continue across West Side Highway.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There are two parking garages within walking distance to the restaurant. Both are located on River Terrace, just west of Vesey street. The first is 2 River Terrace and the second is 20 River Terrace. There is street parking available on North End Avenue as well as Vesey Street after 6:00pm.
A word from Blue Smoke Battery Park City
Widely credited as the founder of New York City’s barbecue movement, Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South while honoring its culinary traditions. Executive Chef Kenny Callaghan’s menu combines homestyle comfort with culinary finesse. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive American craft beer list, bourbon and American wines complete the experience.

The downtown location of Blue Smoke opened in December 2012. The flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City.
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Blue Smoke Battery Park City reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (49)great for lunch (44)fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (29)kid-friendly (27)great for outdoor dining (22)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (14)special occasion (11)great for brunch (8)scenic view (7)romantic (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good but pricey
    Alwayshungry
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was good but the prices were a little bit high. All the sides come separate and are expensive so choose wisely. But we recommend the corn bread! It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Lola
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great decor, and little bit far from our hotel that was located in midtown (30$ worth of taxi) and since it is located in the financial district there was nothing to do afterwards. Food was ok at best. The ribs were very fatty, you could see lots of uncooked fat on them. Also all dishes did not come with sides, you had to order fries (for exemple) on the side and that was another 8$. Drinks were good but expensive. I think there are better bbq places in manhattan, so would skip this next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Smoke Review
    Martin
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love this restaurant it's in a great area and it's a nice place for a date especially late at night. The for is good the service is good everyone is nice to you and the waiting time isn't bad. I recommend anyone to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Nyfoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant. It's a great experience from the drinks to the chocolate cake. The fried chicken and the ribs are the best we have ever had. Nice choice for a celebration, or just a night out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was friendly. Food was just Ok . Loved the fried chicken and cornbread, but the ribs were not very flavorful and cold. The milkshakes for dessert tasted like a plain cold glass of milk. Probably will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Late dinner
    DowntownMom275VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our mistake to have made a late reservation (9pm), then our table wasn't available, then we finally got seated at 9:45, servers were attentive, food was great, but the pacing was a little slow. Overall will definitely go again, earlier this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ @ WFC
    MoveableFeastVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Service was great. Portions were just right and tasted wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to for BBQ
    Seeker
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    If you're looking for a straightforward, no B-S restaurant for BBQ, Blue Smoke is your place. The beer is cold, the BBQ is spot-on and the service is excellent. It's all good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a business lunch
    BryanD
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The service was great and the baked oysters are a must get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changes
    missingthebeansVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I wish the new chef well, but my favorites have disappeared from the menu - the slaw, the beans and the sauces. I can't imagine a BBQ place without these staples. I enjoy the restaurant on sunny afternoons where it is a destination for a Citibike ride. The tangy slaw and the hardy beans and a sazerac cocktail with some brisket or ribs is perfect reward for the ride there and nourishment for the ride home.
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  • Perfect after a GZero visit
    SimonB
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had just visited Ground Zero and we're all just a bit "quiet" after seeing so much horror. Blue Smoke was the perfect lifter. Great food and exceptional service and just a 2 minute walk. Thanks guy's keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and cool. A good 'go to'
    Jmp4joy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food and fun. My husband and I enjoyed our lunch date at this restaurant. The shrimp po' boy was delicious and we enjoyed the banana cream pie, too. I'd go back, for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Eazybreezy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The fry bread was fantastic, but that's about it. Wasn't wowed by the deviled eggs, as they had curry for some reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good neighborhood spot
    NYCMDEATS
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It's a perfect place to grab dinner before going to the movie's or to watch a football game. Great bar and the biscuit's are amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was better before change in chef
    DariDinesVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great neighborhood spot and great for kids but it was better before the chef and menu changed. My brisket was fine, The ribs were mediocre. The biscuts are delic and we enjoyed the collard greens
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really love this place
    goodfood2
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This is my 3rd time in 3 mos going to this hot spot. Jackie's fry bread with the toffee sauce, chitpole wings and the 5 huge ribs that I ordered was just as delicious as it was on my first visit. I'm afraid to try anything else on the menu because I enjoyed what I ordered so much.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience, but ...
    LeHolkersfromMinny
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We say outdoors--great setting. But it IS New York, and there's a TON of construction going on across the street at World Trade Center 3, so you had to time your conversation between jackhammer sessions. Otherwise, the food was magnificent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the calories
    cousinsenjoyed
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Excellent smoked meats and creative drinks. Diet before you go and make sure to have the corn bread AND the biscuits...worth the calories!
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  • better than i remember
    marissa
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    was last here ~2 years ago & the menu has since changed... went away from the norm & had the fried chicken & biscuits - PHENOM! gave the service a 2 b/c our particular waitress had 0 personality, but anyone else who brought things by was lovely!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High In Taste, Low In Value
    RyanTVVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic barbecue is one of those things that you'd never expect to find so much of in NYC. Yet, it is here. All over the place, really. Danny Meyer's upscale BBQ joint, Blue Smoke, is no exception. It's a beautiful, modern restaurant with friendly service and excellent food. The only real problem I have is the cost. Now, I'm not shy about spending some coin on a great meal, but I want to feel like there is some value there. One way that a BBQ place can do that is by giving healthy servings, something that Blue Smoke doesn't do. Keep it mind, you won't leave hungry, but their ala carte menu nickles and dimes you into a $100 check with not so much as a leftover lunch extra. It's good, but you can find better BBQ values all around The City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great southern style barbecue
    DougH
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Combine great barbecue and classic southern sides with a very fine selection of various whiskeys, beers, and wines, and you have Blue Smoke. We have a regular meeting here on Thursday evenings. from late spring to early fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was my second time here and it never disappoints. The service is top notch and the food absolutely delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and the bathrooms are always clean. I will keep coming back here :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New menu--Will not return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I was really bummed to return to this restaurant where we have previous enjoyed many meals with our kids and other families. The menu has completely changed--there are many fewer options. My favorite veggie burger is off the menu. The new "seasonal" menu is much more expensive and the food is much less interesting! None of the $20+ entrees even come with side dishes! Instead, they come garnished with giant over-grown pieces of white bread??!!? I will not be returning again, which is unfortunate bc this was one of my favorite spots.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu
    Deda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been eating here since it opened. There is a new chef and a new menu. The problem is it is a really short menu and most of the more economical items are gone No burger - No salad - No veggie burger - the more expensive items remain but they are served alone and you have to pay for any side. I had the beef brisket served with two slices of white bread - seriously no vegetable no potato, no butter even for the bread - so it now costs much more to dine here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we were served by a grumpy waiter that did not make us feel welcome at all. We hade beed recommended this place and i choose this restaurant for my husbands birthday to make it special. we did not expect anything fancy at all regarding his birthday(that i notifided in advance), but i think it would be better to not get anything than the scoup of icecream the waiter throuhg on the table. The attitude on the waiter is not what you expect when you go to a restaurant!
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  • No more garden burgers?!?
    serenaras
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Your place had the best garden burger in Battery Park City and Tribeca. The veggie skewer didn't have any protein or anything exciting to it. Watermelon salad not good without the cheese I guess. Too bad. Loved the place for vegan, (hubby and me), and non vegan, (kids), before. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wendy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was excellent - we enjoyed everything from appetizers to dessert BUT the music was far too loud for the size of the room. Thankfully the musicians weren't playing for out entire meal but when they were, it was very difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Beautiful setting but mediocre food
    sjgkmgVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I were excited to dine here because of the good reviews but our dishes were just mediocre. We each started with the summer corn soup which was sweet, creamy and very good. My husband had the rare seared yellow fin and I ordered the pan seared chicken breast. Both dishes were under seasoned and bland. Neither of us wanted to try any of the desserts. Earlier in the day we mentioned to the owner of a local winery where we were dining and he tried to warn us by recommending other restaurants, wish I had listened.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • taskmaster
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We haven't eaten at Blue Smoke in years - had frequented the one in Murray Hill. It is still excellent and fun. The only disappointment was the Pie du Jour, which should have been warmed before being served. We should have stuck with our original thought, which was the Chocolate Cake, but the waiter insisted we would love the pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Great Service
    Skippy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    In all the time we've eaten at Blue Smoke this was the first time I can say that the the waitress was not good at all we were very surprised
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • delicious and accomodating
    debachelorparty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great place for a bachelor party. Delicious bbq and a fun bourbon flight. Excellent place for a group of 8 - and did i mention it was delicious?! Great BBQ in new york city!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 thumbs up 4 twice the fun
    goodfood2
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I can't wait to visit this hot spot with great food again. Thanks Open Table
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration w/co-workers
    gusto
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The BBQ at Blue Smoke is always outstanding. If you are looking for smoked BBQ, excellent drinks and overall tasty comfort food...this is the place. For six people, we shared four appetizers which was more than enough. Everyone ordered their meals and drinks. The ambiance was great and celebration was perfect. The sour cherry crumble pie with home made vanilla bean ice cream was OUTSTANDING. The different flavors, sweet, tangy, sour, velvety, melt in your mouth goodness....hope they do this more often :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 thumbs up 4 twice the fun
    goodfood2
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was soooo good I went twice week during restaurant week and brought another friend to check out this happening spot in Battery Park City. The Chipotle wings flavored and cooked just right, fried bread hot and buttery and that great combo of toffee syrup or chitpole butter spread, ribs that fall right off the bone and melt right in your mouth, coleslaw that looks like saurekraut but went so well with my mac n cheese, and the chocolate cake with cold milk to complete this great meal. mmm good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome NYC Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Wife and I had an amazing at lunch...between the scrumptious apps and lunch entree we barely had room for dessert. Overall the deviled eggs and chipotle wings were a super start to the meal followed by the mouth melting brisket and super tasty ribs finished by a fruity dessert finish. Not to mention that the beer flight was well chosen complimentary addition to the meal plus wifey really enjoyed her blood orange margarita. Definitely a must visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Conrad hotel-9/11 memorial spot
    KillerqueenVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We stayed for the weekend at the Conrad-it's right around the corner. Went to the 9/11 memorial-2 blocks away. This is a step up from your "typical" BBQ place. Very nice atmosphere, good service, great food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, good service
    Clouja
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was on a calorie restrictive diet and the knowledgeable server was able to tell me exactly how the smoked trout and black eyes peas special was prepared so I didn't wreak havoc on my detox. And dish was superb to boot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mndd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The band outside made for a non-talking dinner but food was great, price was right next time we will check and go when it is quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible food and value
    Dantrag0
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I am a native Texan, yet I've always been satisfied with brisket and other varieties of beef in bbq form throughout Manhattan. Blue Smoke has nothing good to say. It is overpriced and the food is the worst example of it's kind. I say this without hyperbole. Worst bbq in 10 years and overpriced. Try Hill Country Barbecue.
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hands down the best ribs I ever had! Will go again soon! Also fantastic service. Overall a great experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.