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
131 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (42)kid-friendly (39)great for outdoor dining (38)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (19)great for brunch (16)special occasion (14)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (10)romantic (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 174 reviews are from the Blue Smoke Battery Park City reviews archive.
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice bbq restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    good bbq, nice decor, good service. good choice of beers and excellent desserts.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    NOT2PlEASED
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I really loved this place. I love BBQ and this place was perfect. The prices were perfect and i enjoyed the service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Recommendation
    JLHP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A friend recommended Blue Smoke to us and we are happy she did. We really enjoyed our evening and the food was great. Get the Mac & Cheese!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    DWilliamsVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Food was Delicious, and waiter very engaging.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highs and lows
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Overall, I would say the food was a little disappointing. Some things were very good while others were not so much. The bar experience was very good. The chicken wings were excellent. We were seated right on time for our reservation. The waiters were very friendly and service was quick. The chicken was very good but the brisket and ribs were disappointing. The brisket did not have much flavor and no smoke taste at all. The rib sampler had two small baby back ribs, two small spare ribs and one beef rib. The pork ribs were dry and over done. The beef rib was fatty and bland. The pork and beans were underdone and did not give off a lot of BBQ taste. The fry bread was really ridiculously good. Desserts were good. The atmosphere is cool.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We came for a birthday with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We came for a birthday with our 2 kids aged 4 and 18 months. The staff were so kind and good with the kids including making special cookies for them (and letting them decorate them) and gave our 4 yr old some toys he loved. In the meantime Mum and Dad tucked in to their ribs which are great but huge! Overall a great family dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Anchor
    TobuscusVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is the anchor of the neighborhood. You have work day people from around the area here as well as kids' baseball and softball teams. The staff is the high quality, extremely friendly Danny Meyer calibre people. In the summertime, they open up the front windowed walls, making it a fantastic way to enjoy a bourbon flight. Lastly, one of the best Old Fashioneds in the city.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good and
    SteveM
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our overall experience was somewhat ruined however when the restaurant manager pretty much tried to kick us out. We had split a dessert and my son had a post-dinner cocktail and we did talk for a while. Just when we were about to leave anyhow the manager came over and asked if we wanted to get a dessert to go as they had people waiting. I didn't know there was a time limit on how long you could stay at a table. Most of my family have had experience in the restaurant business and we all had never seen this before. It was quite rude and put a damper on the night.
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  • Great meal!
    JaneKCVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My daughter, who lives in NYC, took me to Blue Smoke for dinner during a recent visit and it was great! Wonderful ambience, good service and an interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Times
    Excellent
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Excellent BBQ for being what I call "fancy BBQ." Excellent service. Drinks were great. I love the huge selection of bourbon and American Whisky. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Lola
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went out with a friend for dinner, sevice was wonderful, and food was delicious. Location is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining & Friendly
    eatsister
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Who says New Yorkers are rude? This place was so friendly!; and our table was waiting for us when we got there. The waiter was so funny! The kids got a real kick out of decorating their own pig cookie. The food was done perfectly, with lots of taste and not too much salt - even the cole slaw was tasty! The fried chicken was to die for, and I really loved how they noted my one child's nut allergy (and labeled nut free dishes on the menu) without blinking. Also liked the variety of barbeque sauces on the table, so you could put just as much as you'd like on your meat. Would totally recommend this to anyone, young and old alike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice area BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Very good BBQ for the Northeast. Loud, but extremely kid friendly - Wiki sticks and pig cookies aplenty. Nice desserts, good beer selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Child friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    And gluten free friendly, although a few more gf options would be nice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch
    LGCP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Needed a spot for lunch near the offices in the World Financial Center. This was recommended by the client. Everyone had good looking lunches of the BBQ variety. I had the chicken with mash which was nice, succulent juciy chicken. And the Brussels sprouts were very good too. Recommended for lunch if in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always very pleasant
    al0309
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    ...always very pleasant love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. Service was well-timed and very friendly, wines were affordable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    Skippy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    All aspects of that restaurant is wonderful we took our grandkids for the small ones birthday everybody had a wonderful time everyone connected with the restaurant was nothing but wonderful can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great BBQ in NYC
    BBQNovice
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was really good and the service was even better. I would not recommend sitting in line with the door with the cold weather, had to sit with my coat on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ribs
    boreas88
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Great bbq. They were out of the Apple Crisp and vanilla ice cream which was disappointing. Pork tenderloin was a bit undercooked but the ribs were phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dan
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We've been here a few times and always a pleasant experience. Everything is professional. Food is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting concept
    MinimumVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    In a currently restaurant limited marketplace, Blue Smoke offers a n interesting, albeit rather filling alternative. The ribs are superb as is the macaroni and cheese, but don't go there if calories count.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids have a fab time
    NumberbitesVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Very attentive and awesome service. And kids get a special treat. Love the little touches that make the little ones' day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty Soup
    Daisy
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Some of the food was pretty good. The chowder was way too salty. I think someone dumped soup into a salt shaker and put tons vinegar on the cole slaw. The ribs were good but not great - I did love the extra sauce. The desserts were the high point. Our waitress was amazing. She was thoughtful and generous with her time on a very busy day. So skip the appetizers and ask for something else as a side to the ribs and you might be ok. Not sure i would return for seconds!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went with my boyfriend for
    Vero
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I went with my boyfriend for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. It was perfect. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the spareribs. The blackened catfish was delicious as well and the apple crisp with bourbon ice cream was the perfect end to the meal. The food was delish and the service was excellent! We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The menus for the restaurant week are worst to me, considering the price and the taste.
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  • This was our first time at
    Christine
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    This was our first time at Blue Smoke Downtown, and I must say we prefer the original location on all counts. We were a party of 8 and service was generally good. One main was missing, but they got it on the table fairly quickly. It's clean and attractive. The sides were delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Megco
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I've had dinner at Blue Smoke several times but never came for lunch until recently. We had a great experience. The food was reasonably priced, generously portioned and, as always, really wonderful. They have my favorite ribs in NYC, and if you go you must try their chips and dip -- THE BEST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good lunch
    salbats
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This was a great spot for a quick "pulled pork sandwich and a beer" lunch. However, I spied the spare ribs at the next table and the diner there looked very happy. I am already tempted to come back. The lunch was good. Service was polite and fast. The restaurant was crowded but they sat us quickly and we were in and out in an hour. The sandwiches were tasty! The beer was cold! The fries were crisp! NEXT TIME WE'LL TAKE OUR TIME AND CHECK OUT THOSE RIBS!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Smoke
    Skippy
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Will be back for sure the service A plus and very knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite NYC eatery
    CharleyandLizVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We love this place! Come here every time we are in NYC. Great menu , creative food preparation, and always great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.