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Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluesmoke.com
  • Phone: (212) 447-7733
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday and Monday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Paul Bourgeois
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Be sure to check out Jazz Standard downstairs where there is live music 7 days a week. Shows are at 7:30pm & 9:30pm every night, with an additional 11:30pm show on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to Park Avenue So. and 28th Street, and the N,R at 28th and Broadway.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Blue Smoke
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 Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ 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 flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City, and a second location opened in 2012 in NYC’s Battery Park City.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Diner Reviews
  • "I went with the restaurant week menu: deviled eggs, pork ribs, and key like pie. My friend went with chicken wings, pork ribs and banana creme pie. We got a side of spicy fries. The deviled eggs were really good. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Chicken wings were tender, sweet, and moist. Pork ribs were good quality but completely under seasoned. The spicy fries were completely not spicy. The key lime pie was great with perfect tang and light whipped cream but the crust was undercooked."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I came for a family dinner with my sons this past Sunday. Between us, we had Hush Puppies (just ok) and Smoked Black Pepper Sausage (very tasty) as appetizers. For mains, we had the Lean Brisket, Rib Sampler, Texas Salt and Pepper Beef Ribs and the North Caroline Pulled Pork with sides of Mac and Cheese (fantastically sinful) and Pit Beans (nothing special). We enjoyed all of our barbecue entrees, but none of us felt they were really stand-out. All quite good, not quite great. All in all, we enjoyed our meal. The last time we went for barbecue as a family, we went to Hill Country. Between the two, we'd give Hill Country a slight nod."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Went in for restaurant week and so glad I did. Food and service were great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, great food"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the cocktails and beer pairings, but the food was most memorable! We ordered the deviled eggs and chipotle wings, both had a kick to them and a unique flavor. Highly recommend! We both ordered the brisket (marbled) which was delicious as well. And finally for dessert we ordered the chocolate cake and key lime pie. We thought the key lime pie won the dessert prize. :) Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My companions said that their brisket was the best that they had ever eaten. Ditto for the key lime pie. I had wood smoked trout and it was wonderful. Excellent service too."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great place for BBQ...ribs, wings, etc. Mac & cheese alone is worth the visit. Using OpenTable was a great way to get a table. Even added another person to our reservation and pushed the time a little later...no problem! Took great care of us -- used them again already!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was good but not great. Portion size was small. Thus, I consider this an expensive restaurant for what you get."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "we had all 3 ribs and the chix wings - all absolutely awesome! top 3 smoke houses in NYC!!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "From the moment you walked in until the moment you left it was a great evening. Food was fabulous and such a variety of flavours, whilst the menu was short and compact which means good food to me. Special desert Silk pie was just that .....yummy. Fabulous waiter and service good beer and a great find !"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time. Food was great, drinks great, service great.... Always a grand time at Blue Smoke."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Blue smoke holds it's own against some of other other top BBQ places in the city. Ribs are great but the brisket is where it's at!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, beer list and decor. Ok food, service and noise."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • " I've been going the blue smoke 8yrs now at first for the kid friendly atmosphere but the food an services continue to excite my expiations The salt and pepper ribs are just perfect no sauce needed considering how hard it is to find good beef ribs in NYC. I'll keep coming an bring people here as long as they're around."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Blue Smoke is consistently excellent, particularly on the two parameters that matter most: quality of food, and quality of service. Fantastic BBQ, always reliably nice and efficient staff - a pleasure to fine here."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I saw the place recommended in a guide book so made a reservation. I was. Bit disappointed overall. The food was good , solid but nothing exceptional at all. I had a ribs which were good and Mac'n Cheese which was the best part of the meal! What a shame, it was a side! My partner had chichen , he said it was very ordinary , nothing special. The cocktails were good but our waiter was a bit sleepy!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I are big BBQ fans, and have always enjoyed Blue Smoke. I really wanted to be a responsible human and order a side of dark greens along with my irresponsible fried chickens, but sadly there were none on the menu which I was disappointed by. Other then the fact I could not add a small percentage of responsible eating to my otherwise awesome fried and starchy meal, I was very happy. Our server Chris was also incredibly attentive throughout the meal which I appreciated."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "So glad that I thought to meet a client at Blue Smoke for lunch! The experience was great from start to finish. The seating was comfortable, the service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food, so very very good. I had the brisket which was savory and delicious and those mashed potatoes! My colleague special ordered chicken and he was very pleased. We topped it all of with a new warm peach cake dessert that was out of this world. Thanks for a great dining experience. We really enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Consistently delicious food and really has some of the best service in NYC!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I've been to most of the BBQ spots in NYC and Blue Smoke is one of the best."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Ever since I have been going here from the last 12 years its always been very consistent. I had some clients who were visiting from Sweden, who were in the mood for ribs & bourbon, what better place to go than BLUE SMOKE."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Love this place...great BBQ with great list of beers and a variety of mixed drinks. Great location!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was incredible. The waitstaff were friendly. Overall just a great place for lunch"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "restaurant was lively and waiters, though not great, were friendly. Food was ok, drinks better. Found all varieties of ribs, ordered samplers and roast chicken too dry."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Blue Smoke never disappoints. I do miss their cupcakes, which I believe are now produced off-site at their bakery on Vessey, but their applewood smoked chicken and pulled pork were the perfect Sunday "brunch" for 4th of July weekend."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "In town with family including two teenage grandsons. Reservations were right on time. Service was excellent throughout evening. All six of us ordered something different and everyone raved about their meal. Good food excellent service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Definitely would recommend to anyone and will return on next visit to city."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My friend and I both had chicken dishes (I had the apple smoked chicken with mashed potatoes and she had the fried chicken with mashed potatos) and we were both very impressed. It started to get really crowded by 7:30pm but the service was still great."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Hadn't been here for a while. Menu has changed slightly. Need to increase appetizer, sides and salad selections. Food is good; certainly not noteworthy. Been better in past years. Had combo plate. Portions small. Brisket was bland. Ribs were delicious though. Waitress ha1d an outgoing personality. We advised her that one of our diners was a diabetic and repeatedly said to serve him his ribs dry, with no added sauce, which she said she'd do. Guess how they arrived? Slathered in BBQ sauce!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner visit at Blue Smoke on June 27th. Excellent, caring service and top level cuisine. My husband and I look forward to returning soon. The Kansas City ribs and Pulled Pork Platter were our if this world!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. Consistently a good experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "the food was amazing especially the fried chicken, but impressed by how nice they were to my 10 and 13 yo nieces - decorated their own cookies which they cooked and gave us to take, great service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent server. She was attentive, efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I took my family (self, wife, 2 adult daughters) for dinner on a trip to NYC as we had all enjoyed BBQ food so much on a long vacation in the South last year. We all had the Memphis baby back ribs, and they were superb. Service was good and the BlueSmoke ale great too. The prices were OK, so altogether a great meal!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The service is very attentive and the food good. All the recommendations the waitress made were spot on"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "As usual Blue Smoke did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the servers are always so pleasant, no matter how busy they are. Still the best bananna cream pie in NY!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place rocks, simple as that! The food was amazing, I had the ribs and my wife had the brisket. Both were served by a really friendly and helpful team of guys. The cocktails were also out of this world! You HAVE to eat here! You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a great time with great food and great service. We were there for pre-theater dinner. Our waiter was very conscientious about getting us on our way with plenty of time to spare."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was good. BBQ ribs, mac and cheese we solid. The place needs a refurb though. I get that it's a BBQ joint and decor is as such. But everything is looking a bit tired, dated and could all do with a refresh."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "What a wonderful neighborhood "find" for me (I'm new to the neighborhood...Blue Smoke is not). The food was delicious, cocktails were spot on, service was attentive without being intrusive, and all in all, a great meal was enjoyed. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The place offers the best of everything -- starting with the food."
    Dined on 6/17/2014