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
133 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (60)great for lunch (58)neighborhood gem (42)kid-friendly (39)great for outdoor dining (38)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (19)great for brunch (16)special occasion (15)vibrant bar scene (13)scenic view (10)romantic (6)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Awesome meal and great service!
    Scuba
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    What a great escape from a blinding snowstorm! Food was amazing, drinks were delicious and the service was the friendliest of the entire weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch spot
    ntwrklnch
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    great food and service. bar and wait staff are great. hostess crew left something to be desired in friendliness. chalk that up to proximity to large financial firm ...
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place
    Linda
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We had delicious dinner and also lunch a few days later. Both times very good, tasty food and great Service. Will go back next time we visit NYC.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to blue
    Daniel
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent. The
    Marg
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The food was excellent. The staff knowledgable about the dishes and wine. Service was with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Black Friday Lunch
    LovesGoldens
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Ribs
    JenHolme1VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Love the Key Lime Pie and the rib sampler. Delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Smoke has very good meaty
    Pipeline
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    aw168303VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good BBQ
    CheersToTheChef
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    It was a great experience for me and my wife. We loved the food and the place and the people working there. A+++++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Maryliz
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We were disappointed that our entrees were just okay. We went specifically to have ribs and they were nothing special at all. Our party of four all agreed that we would probably not go back there again. The appetizers were very tasty but that would not be enough of a pull for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spicy Ribs and lots of kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ near Freedom Tower
    Marquezfam
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for lunch and had
    Daniel
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went for lunch and had a real good time. Service and food very good .We have already told friends it's a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Happy
    esinnj
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My son chose to eat here for
    lov2eatout
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, but noisy on a Friday.
    DizzyDezzil
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic BBQ
    Nick
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the area the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I love the area the restaurant is in so decided to try it and overall I wasn't impressed. I ordered the bbq chicken and found it to be dry and it didn't stand out. It was extremely tight with seating and I found myself literally stepping on other diners to make my way to the door.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ in the city
    PolishPunisher
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Home for a KC couple
    Jamie
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Smoke - A place for Good Eats!
    ArrestoNUstione
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service and food.
    Winendine
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Although we checked in with reservations; we found ourselves waiting a lot more without any apologies from the host. Coming from the South, we have an expectation of what good BBQ food is like; Blue Smoke did not deliver anything outstanding. The ribs were okay and the side salads and beans were plain at best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ribs
    TrczVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Great smoked ribs, fun casual atmosphere but definitely a step up from typical BBQ joint, craft cocktails and very good wine and beer list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was such a disappointment:
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The food was such a disappointment: hush puppies dry and tasteless, one brisket ordered lean okay but one ordered marbled was not; what it was was 1 1/2 inches of fat attached to 1/2 inch of meat, four slices worth. The good waitress took pity and brought two small lean slices so I had enough to eat. The room is awkwardly configured with the poor hostesses marooned in a terrible place and the lighting is unflattering. Obviously we won't return.
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  • It was a restaurant
    TheNav
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I wasn't overly impressed in regards to the food. I was hoping to be wowed but the menu selection was slightly underwhelming, the food came out luke warm and the best part of the menu was the dessert which I did not expect as I am a savory fan over sweets usually. The beer list was a great addition and our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and honest when it came to questions we had on the menu. However, the busboy was not as friendly and was a bit snarky when we were telling him which food to wrap up to go as if he knew exactly what we wanted and like we were dumb to think he didn't know and yet he never packed up our salad. That was disappointing. All in all not terrible but I am not running back either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attention to detail
    Belenky
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    awesome size portion amazingly smoked meat friendly staff
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab BBQ
    JenHolme1VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Wonderful BBQ and great attention to detail. Consistent and very nicely done. I have eaten there numerous times and it is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend away with great friends
    centermikepeg
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    Tiger
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Took advantage of the restaurant week menu...I wasn't overly impressed with the food, although the service was great, Ive had better BBQ in Brooklyn...the ribs were a little hard to work with and the Mac and chesse was a huge disappointment more like Krafts....I did enjoy the blueberry crumb desert with the lemon ice cream
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very excellent food
    sparky
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Smoke - Battery Park City
    MelPicc
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it very much. Good
    Me11
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Enjoyed it very much. Good value. Plenty of choices, plenty of food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O.K. Spot to Dine
    Sarahb
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Maybe my opinion shouldn't count because I am pregnant but I was a bit disappointed when I ordered the Chipotle Chicken Wings and they were more smokey than spicy. Their caddy with their bar-b-cue sauces did not taste at all anything like what was on the spare ribs. My favorite thing about the appetizers were the ravioli (although they could have used some salt) and the tamales (weird to have at a bbq joint).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good BBQ
    venturegrrl
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'fabulous home made baked beans!
    Whtbmw2011VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Blue Smoke. Great place Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet barbecue
    TaryS
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    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.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Lizz
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.