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: 2128892005
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Blue Smoke Battery Park City reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (56)good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (36)fit for foodies (33)kid-friendly (32)great for brunch (16)hot spot (15)special occasion (13)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (10)late-night find (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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
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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!
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • 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
    • Food
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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 2007
    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.
  • Just OK
    FoodFindings
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    While the food wasn't necessarily bad, it definitely wasn't exceptional. We ordered a rib sampler, and although two of the sampled ribs were described as slathered in sauce, they were just about the driest things we've ever eaten. In fact, the Texas dry-rub ribs were by far the tastiest and least dry. Additionally, most side portions are small. The iceberg wedge is nothing like the kind you get in steakhouses. I think the item cost $12, and was by far the least bang for your buck. Sweet potato wedges were great, but it's only one potato cut up in to 4 pieces. Service was great, and our server was always looking. Our rib sampler was pre-divided, which was nice of our server. You get 5 ribs each for $38 - expensive for mediocre food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • muilocovore
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great ribs, and sides were outstanding! Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Great!
    Juice312
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Absolutely amazing meal. Had the chicken wings to start, brisket as an entree, and the chocolate cake to finish it off. Each dish was fantastic. The service was phenomenal. Shayne was our waiter. He knew all and was very outgoing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Ribs
    BostonVisitor
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner the other night. We loved the hush puppy and wings for appetizers. The pulled pork and rib sampler were both delicious. Didn't love the beans or the slaw but they made a good mac and cheese side and the sweet potatoes were very yummy. We tried 4 different desserts and loved all of them. The Key Lime pie was just the right combination of sweetness and tartness. The chocolate layer cake came with a little glass of milk and the special dessert, which they gave us complimentary was delicious. It was a chocolate silk cake drizzled with caramel. Our waiter provided outstanding service making sure he checked in frequently, refilled soda's without us asking, and knowledgeable about menu choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ in Battery Park City
    wherejceats
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If your'e looking for some bbq in the Battery Park City neighborhood, then look no further than Blue Smoke. Friendly service. Good food. You can't lose.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experience
    silverwing
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The service was excellent, friendly and attentive. The chocolate layer cake was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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  • Chocolate Cake & MIlk - To Die For!
    Alegria
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    As an appetizer my friend and I shared deviled eggs and the BBQ chicken wings. They were fabulous! For lunch, I had the brisket which was good, but a little fatty and my friend had the smoked chicken with mashed potatoes. Her meal was perfectly delicious. And for dessert we shared the chocolate cake with milk and the key lime pie (which she took home to enjoy later). Oh. My. Gosh! That chocolate cake was delicious! I may go back for dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Great service!
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Four of us sat outside last Sunday and tried several appetizers, including the shrimp, the fry bread (great!) and the toasted ravioli. The table had a combo of the marbled brisket, a rib sampler and another sampler that included the pulled pork and sausage and some ribs. All dishes were really good and the sides were great too. The best thing about the restaurant however, was our very caring, kind server Jordan. Our party included two handicapped individuals and he went the extra mile to make their experience so positive and happy. We will be back again because of Jordan's kind service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent BBQ
    AnnieB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really enjoyed our meal at Blue Smoke. Tasty food and beverages. Nice sauce options. Sides are big enough to share.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommend Wings and Desert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I went with a co-worker and we really enjoyed the wings and chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
    11Eric
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    THIS WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH THIS LOCATION, I AM QUITE FAMILIAR WITH THE ORIGINAL ONE. I BROUGHT A GIRLFRIEND HERE FOR A RESTUARANT WEEK LUNCH & SHE WAS DELIGHTED. I LOVE THE RENOVATION & THE DECOR, WHICH WAS ONCE CHEVY'S - KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best beef ribs ever!
    EJG05
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Went with entire family for lunch. The ribs were great--all types were "tested"--beef, baby back, spare, etc. The only complaint by one member, was that things were a bit too smokey for their taste. I loved it all. Good beer list--tough to drink good wine with BBQ...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebzyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was a great lunch place for some good barbeque. Good waiter, attentive and explained all the dishes and ways to order. Had a reservation and was seated immediately by the open doors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ
    Luv2grill
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The N. Carolina style pulled pork is great. The homemade coleslaw is the best I've ever had.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    momof3
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went for lunch with 5 kids and it was fantastic. Staff was so helpful and the food was delicious. Fry Bread was heavenly and, of course, the kids loved decorating cookies. Would definitely go again!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Fantastic service!
    foxinnc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We wanted something relaxed but interesting and Blue Smoke got our July 4th weekend off to a great start! Rumor has it that the fried bread will only be around for a little longer, so definitely try it to start. The ribs were delicious. Service was great! We'll go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbecue on the Hudson
    Golem212VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Blue Smoke Battery Park City looks as if it were air-dropped from a them park in Orlando. The faux smokehouse atmosphere is sort of phony, but the barbecue is quite good, and the choice of sauces more than adequate. One complaint: the pulled pork platter suffers from serving the pork itself on an uninspired slap of white bread. Sides are ample and tasty, and a wide choice of beers and whiskeys add up to a good--if not great--barbecue experience. Note: for those with gluten or nut alleges, the menu clearly identifies nut free and gluten free choices, which is very helpful
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Horrible!
    LadyJVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We came here here after going to the 911 Memorial & Museum. Everything was absolutely horrible, from the service which was slow as molasses (despite us being the only ones seated in the dining area) to the food which was over-smoked and luke-warm. Our waitress informed us that this was "the manager's last day as she had enough of the restaurant business & was going to take a desk job." I could see why after working at this place! It took forever to get our appetizers which came out one by one. Then we had another long wait before we got our entrees. I can honestly say this was the first time ever that both my brother & husband didn't finish. I was very embarrassed because I recommended this place. I'll never make this mistake again.
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  • Good for Families
    lm43
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food is very good for casual dining. Great beer and bourbon selections, friendly and efficient service. Enjoyable neighborhood place, fairly reasonable priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal
    Ajcg
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had meal with party of 5. Brisket good. service very good.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ to die for
    Alsh
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    You don't need to travel south to experience amazing BBQ. Decor is touch corporate, but everything is new in Battery City as this is new neighborhood. BBQ is THE BEST outside of Memphis :) Great for bday party or corporate outing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No warning on spices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My only complaint with the restaurant was the intense spice level of the Carolina pulled pork. There was no warning on the menu. When my friend and I complained, the waiter was unconcerned. He said we should have known that Carolina sauce is spicy hot. We could not finish our meals due to the uncomfortable sauce in our mouths.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent barbecue & great drinks!!
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our first time dining at Blue Smoke and we absolutely loved it!! I am a fairly serious foodie and I would strongly recommend Blue Smoke to anyone looking for a fun place to eat, drink and generally enjoy ~ !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent BBQ
    veronicaj
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The barbecue was great. My family did the rib sampler, I had the pulled pork platter, and my brother's girlfriend had the chicken. All of it was amazing. It's nice that they offer different styles of BBQ, so there's something for everyone. The Memphis style ribs were a favorite for my family. I could've used a *little* more sauce on my pulled pork, but once I added a bit, it was perfect. Unfortunately, the sides left something to be desired. I'd heard they served great mac and cheese, but it was really mediocre...very mild, no seasoning, very creamy instead of a nice, dense, baked mac and cheese like you'd expect from a place that serves southern food. The coleslaw was very very vinegary. Baked beans were pretty good. We'd go back!
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Texas Ribs!
    King
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food in a family friendly environment. But not a date night place.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family visit to city
    luvthecity
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We were very disappointed in the food. The food is very pricey (as is most in the city) and the portion sizes were small. The menu did not say the pulled pork was spicey and it was very spicey so a $20.00 meal went to waste. Kids meals are $11.00 and the portions are very small. My sons ribs were mostly just fat and he would not eat them. When I complained about the spicey pulled pork the manager said "Well, you know what the best thing to do is when you have bad food - order some great dessert". No, we didn't order dessert and they didn't do anything to compensate. I would not go back there again. My husband picked it out because he does a lot smoking (meat that is) but he didn't even like the food!
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  • Disappointed
    jessieboo
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Most of the people in my party had experienced Blue Smoke at Citi Field, but had never been to the restaurant. Given the pleasant experience at the ballpark, we expected the same. While the service was fine, the food was just OK. The appetizers were better than the main courses. When a rib-lover doesn't finish his ribs, it speaks volumes.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 84 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the Blue Smoke Battery Park City reviews archive.
  • great place around BPC area
    kathflem
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    went with family and kids on Friday evening. Great ambience, and service for my kids. Drinks service was a little slow with the Friday happy hour crowd. Other than that the service was great, and food for great. Love the variety of BBQ sauce.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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