Rare Gem For Parents With Toddlers
Great place for those with toddlers. This is one of the rare restaurants in the neighborhood with a changing station and the highchairs are the perfect size so your little one will not wobble around. The staff was excellent with their service; it didn't feel like we were being served by one waiter - everyone seemed to have pitched in. The self-decorated cookie for kids was a really nice touch. Thank you and keep up the good work.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else
I cannot say enough good things about Blue Smoke. I'm a devotee. The food is incredible, and though they are famous for brisket, pulled pork and other standards of a barbecue menu, I'm personally obsessed with their vegetable burger, which is the best I've ever had. I have introduced many of my friends and colleagues to this delicious burger and now they all go there for just this treat. It's moist, tasty, unique and consistently wonderful.
The service is unsurpassed. On my last visit, which was my second in two days, the restaurant manager as well as the general manager came over to introduce themselves and thank me for my patronage. Not in a pretentious, stuffy way; just genuinely happy for my business. Amazing.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday Boys We celebrated
We celebrated my husband's birthday on Saturday afternoon and we had our 3-year old great grandson (and other children) along. He loved (we did too) the cookie with sprinkles that he "baked." Great idea. Our server was terrific and she was also helpful with making selections.
We also love the uptown Bluesmoke and go there sometimes for dinner.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The burger and fries were fantastic!
Plan to return soon.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific experience overall. Everything our group tried off the menu was terrific and the service was outstanding. Definitely plan on returning again and again.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food.... Acceptable service
We went here for my bday. The food was amazing, the service... Less so. They were very slow and appetizers came out at different times, which is awkward when 6 people are trying to eat 1 ap at a time. It was also getting cold as we were sat by the open wall,most of the staff was great about closing the wall, but one waitress began arguing with the other waitress right next to our table. Again not a good feeling. I should mention our reservation was for 8:45 pm and we were seated promptly. however, as it was after the dinner rush, there wasn't much excuse for the weak service. All in all we will definitely be going back because the amazing ness of the food outweighs the less than great service.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but...
It was a celebration of a significant birthday, and the restaurant ran out of brisket. Going for brisket on his birthday was the reason our honoree booked Blue Smoke. How does a barbecue restaurant run out of brisket on a Saturday night - seriously?
The staff was apologetic, but no special accommodation was offered. The food we did have was pretty good, but given that we had indicated that this was a significant birthday ahead of time, I wish they would have offered something to offset the fact the desired special meal was unavailable.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service.
Great food, great service. Who could ask for anything more? Do yourself a favor and order the bbq chips with blue cheese and bacon sauce as a starter.. You won't regret it!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best BBQ in NY
Blue Smoke has the best BBQ in NY - by far. Completely enjoyed my fall-off-the-bone ribs and awesome hush puppies.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical Danny Meyer: great food resonably priced, excellent service, very comfortable.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a fun place and I'd
This is a fun place and I'd definitely go back. If you just want straight-up BBQ, go to Dinosaur or Daisy Mays. But the menu creativity and quality here make it a great option. Regarding the service: two of our four entrees came out about 5 minutes later than the first two. We did not complain - we were feeling laid back and in no hurry. But they profusely apologized and gave us two free desserts and two coffees. Gotta appreciate a place that takes care of its customers like that, initiating some comps even when we didn't complain.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portion size is huge, so come
Portion size is huge, so come hungry and/or plan to take home lsft overs. Our group of 6 was easily seated (with a reservation) for lunch on a popular Friday at noon. Ribs, sweet potato wedges, corn bread, signature burger, and Caesar salad with shrimp were ordered and raved about.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and kid friendly
It is rare when to not have to make trade-offs between kid-friendliness and great food! We go to Blue Smoke about once every 2 weeks and they never disappoint!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
I work nearby and come here often. Great for groups or for a date (right across the street from the movie theater). It can be crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, but that's what opentable reservations are for!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Huge portions, excellant service..
While I am no BBQ expert, the ribs and smoked chicken at this restaurant were delicious. The side dishes (spinach, coleslaw and cornbread) were equally good, but in portions that no one person should possibly finish. Perhaps a warning by the waiters that only one side dish per person is necessary. The restaurant while not oriented as a family restaurant, but is very kid friendly and even offers customizable cookies for the kids to decorate and take home. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NYC and Tribeca. Its right in Battery Park and close to the waterfront, which is great for those of us who enjoy walking off a huge tasty meal like the ones served at Blue Smoke.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
If i were looking to do an upscale BBQ house, I'd just copy what Blue Smoke has done.
High quality food, good service, and a great location. I had the chipotle chicken wing appetizer, the pork porterhouse, and the blueberry crisp.
The chicken wings were great - but wearing a full suit I had to eat it with a knife and fork - I was surprisingly dextrous enough. The pork porterhouse was cooked perfectly, and with the house BBQ sauces, it tasted excellent. I used the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, it has just enough smoke & spice. The blueberry crisp was tasty though I didn't get enough ice cream with it - it was very sweet, acidic, and hot, so the ice cream did well to balance it, but I would have eeded more to complete the entire dessert.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though I am not a die-hard
Even though I am not a die-hard bbq fan, Blue Smoke had a variety of menu options for everyone's palate. Service was excellent.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Family Lunch
We hosted family from out of town for an early lunch before taking them to the Statue of Liberty. Blue Smoke has become a favorite for our children. I like the convenient hand wash station. The service staff was attentive. I have a food allergy, and our wait staff looked into my menu options to make sure that I left with a full belly and no reaction.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
our server was SUPER nice,
our server was SUPER nice, great food, great atmosphere... would DEFINITELY go back again.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ribs and delicious key like pie. Low key and fun. Could do without a few screaming kids but that isn't the restaurant's fault at all. True BBQ with great attention to detail and authenticity.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely great. And our hostess was very friendly. We had a couple of questions about the menu and she was knowledgeable about the menu. If it were not for restaurant week I do not think I would come to Blue Smoke unless it was a special occasion because its a little pricey for my budget. However I do have to admit the food was amazing and the portions are big.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some if the best barbecue I've ever had! The fried ravioli stuffed with pork was amazing!
Flavored beer selection makes the perfect pairing for the menu.
perfect place for your next girls night out.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was phenomenal, but the service was what really blew me away! Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, gave us great recommendations, and let us sit for as long as we wanted (which was a while since we were extremely full). I highly recommend for restaurant week, since we got an enormous amount of food for the price.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Smoke. Great place Great Food!
The food was amazing. It was the restaurant week menu and they had relatively large portions which is atypical for RW menus. To compliment the large portions, Blue Smoke brought large flavor to the party as well. Chipotle chicken wings which are larger than average, come 7 to a plate. The flavor was truly exceptional without being over spicy. If spice is what you are looking for, there comes an assortment of hot/barbeque sauces to alter to you liking. We all chose the ribs for our lunch entree, which is also a sizeble half rack portion. I do prefer the st.louis style ribs, but these Kansas City ribs were fall off the bone tender and even though great on their own, was even better with the KC BBQ sauce on the table. Dessert was good.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
'fabulous home made baked beans!
They have the most amazing sauce with the baked beans and the corn bread is to die for! I had the sampler but have decided to have the texas style only when I return. My waiter was, perky. friendly and attentive. You MUST try the "Georgia Punch". ( I had it twice!!). It is very nice to stroll out along the river., walking off your meal, while still tasting the amazing flavors dancing in your mouth!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Blue Smoke for restaurant week for lunch. They had a nice selection for the three course meal and the portion sizes were really good. I had the chilpotle wings for my appetizer they were a little sweet and tangy with a little spice. My boyfriend had the Pulled Pork ravioli.For my entree i had the ribs. These ribs were crispy on the outside and fall off the bone juicy! For desert I had banana cream pie. Yummy. We also added their fry bread to our appetizers.The fry bread was chewy and buttery. Like a sweet roll that was fried. It seems weird but is pure deliciousness. We had so much food we took the leftovers home and had a whole other meal.!! Good eats.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed it very much. Good
Enjoyed it very much. Good value. Plenty of choices, plenty of food
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Smoke - Battery Park City
Went there for restaurant week NYC. They offered an incredible dinner menu for the price. We were extremely happy with both the price and quality of the food; big portions too. The bar was packed, good scene. Will definitely go back.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very excellent food
Work around the area so I have been here a few times. My favorite is the rib sampler platter. Have only tried the ribs and porterhouse pork chop and chipotle wings and they were all very delicious. Due to the party size, we managed to try all the desserts and they are a nice way to round out the meal, though I wouldn't that any were on a 'must try' list. Then again, I go to a BBQ joint for BBQ. Everything else is considered a distant second.
Additionally, while there were some beers on the menu that were not available, my party did enjoy the other choices.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Weekend away with great friends
My wife and I like to get away for a weekend every few months and invited some very close friends this time.
We had a awesome lunch at Blue Smoke during restaurant week. We ordered from the special menu and
also a few additional items from the regular menu. Everything was fantastic and we had to take our desert
back to the hotel since we ate everything else. Don't miss this place, you won;t be disappointed.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful BBQ and great attention to detail. Consistent and very nicely done. I have eaten there numerous times and it is always good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
attention to detail
awesome size portion
amazingly smoked meat
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great smoked ribs, fun casual atmosphere but definitely a step up from typical BBQ joint, craft cocktails and very good wine and beer list
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Home for a KC couple
We are from Kansas City- and we know our BBQ... this place had a KC slab- and hate to admit it, but it was excellent... The staff were excellent. It's a beautiful place on the inside- It worked out perfectly for us, as we had just taken the Manhattan by Sail cruise just around the corner. Less than a 5 minute walk from the Marina.
Then, when we couldn't fill our bellies any more... the waitress told us about the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie pie of the day... butter/lard crust... Man... We probably need 3 weeks of bootcamp to undo what was done here.... HIGHLY recommend.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Smoke - A place for Good Eats!
I have the honor of knowing one of the chefs here and have gotten to eat here a couple of times before my latest visit. This time I took my cousin from Vancouver who's never been, and didn't know she was a vegetarian until we got to the restaurant, and she still loved it. She said she had one of the best veggie burgers she's ever had here at Blue Smoke. It was a total of 6 of us during my latest visit and the service was entertaining and spot on. The Deviled Eggs are must when you come. The Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds and Homemade BBQ Chips with Blue cheese dip are another two must haves. Pretty much anything you order you're going to like especially if you're a meat eater. If you have a large group make sure you make a reservation.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
BBQ in the city
Went to Blue Smoke not expecting much as it was the city. Was I ever wrong! The smoked wings were fantastic for an appetizer. I had the pulled pork platter and it was awesome. My coworker had the rhapsody and he could not say enough about it. We finished the night with the special dessert of the day a chocolate chip cookie pie with vanilla ice cream on top. They should add this as a permanent fixture to the menu! Overall outstanding!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best BBQ restaurants in the city. I have frequented the Blue Smoke restaurant in Midtown, but I work off Wall Street. This location is great because now I can get phenomenal BBQ without having to take subways uptown and back. FANTASTIC ribs, great wait staff, and a relaxed (yet not dull) atmosphere near the World Trade Center. I highly recommend it for a special event, or just a nice BBQ dinner if you're looking for a good meal.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, but noisy on a Friday.
I have always liked the Battery Park area and I wanted to find a good eatery for my wife and I to go to. Blue Smoke had excellent reviews and they were well warranted. Although the food took a bit of time to arrive (we got the appetizers at the same time as our meal, but our server informed us of what happened), the meal was great. Between my wife and I, we had the Fried Ravioli, the Hush Puppies, the Lean Brisket with Mash Potatoes, the Macaroni, the Baby Back Ribs and a couple of beers. Everything tasted great and we had some to take home.
However, if you want a place that is a bit more quiet on a Friday evening, this is not the place. There's a well attended bar, but it likely gets quieter after 7:30.
I definitely plan to return.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
My son chose to eat here for
My son chose to eat here for his family birthday dinner (just the 4 of us). And was really pleased and surprised they knew it was his birthday! The restruant made us really welcome and added little touches to our meal that made it special.
Great ribs and attentive service. Chocolate cake (equipped with birthday candle) the best. Thank you Blue Smoke!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We picked this reastaurant due to its proximity to the hotel our friends from Texas were staying and its online menu. The 4 of us were very pleased with the variety of selections, the quality of the food and drink and good service. The appys were different from standard fare and delicious. The rib sampler was perfect except it could have used another couple of ribs. We live in NJ and we'd make the trek back there for the food
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for lunch and had
We went for lunch and had a real good time. Service and food very good .We have already told friends it's a must
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
BBQ near Freedom Tower
The food was very good, great cornbread, giant beef ribs, and very good desserts. The service was very good Kaaren was knowledgeable and very friendly. The kids had a good time and the prices considering the neighborhood were a very good value. Would recommend for families or date night. World Trade Center site one block away. You are dining in the shadow of the Freedom Tower great night out.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spicy Ribs and lots of kids
I went with my husband and parents and overall we enjoyed our meal. I've been here before for a business lunch, and I was really surprised to see so many young children on a Saturday night. It was a little noisy. We loved the chips with blue cheese the fried chicken and rhapsody in que. the Kansas City ribs were really spicy for my dad's taste. I think a little better description would be nice for those who are unfamiliar with the difference between rib styles.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience for me and my wife. We loved the food and the place and the people working there. A+++++++
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had was good. Ribs were tender, hush puppies were crisp and cornbread was delicious. It wasn't knock your socks off earth shattering BBQ but definitely worth having.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
My brother was in town, so my fiance and I met up with him while he had an evening. As usual, the bbq was amazing, the service was very good and we were able to enjoy ourselves during the relaxing evening. Blue Smoke is always my goto spot for people from out of town and will continue to be.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Smoke has very good meaty
Blue Smoke has very good meaty ribs, well trimmed, at a reasonable price. Although only one fish dish on the menu, it was also well prepared. The noise level tends toward younger people who are accustomed to yelling rather than having a conversation. Still, however, a good deal.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The staff knowledgable about the dishes and wine. Service was with a smile.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Black Friday Lunch
We were staying at The Conrad Hotel right next to Blue Smoke. We needed something close quick and good. They did not disappoint!! We had an 11:30 reservation. Had our food before 12:00. Place was packed! Families and business people alike. Big portions. Brought a lot home. Brussel sprouts were out of this world. Between 3 of us we had all the options of BBQ. Didn't get disappointed!!! Service was impeccable!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go to blue
Good food. Good beer selection. Service was great. The staff do not rush you we sat watching a football game having another beer with no problem at all after our meal was over. Great time overall
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM