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About Blue Smoke Battery Park City

Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South and honors its culinary traditions. Inspired by the many regions of the South, from the Carolina coast to the hills of central Texas, Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ menu is soulful with a selection of smoked meats, fresh produce, and thoughtfully sourced ingredients. Classic and specialty cocktails, an extensive American craft beer list, American wines and whiskey served by a welcoming team 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.

255 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10282
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10 PM;
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11 PM;
Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM;
Sunday: 11 AM - 10 PM

Cross Street:
North End Avenue & West Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 889-2005

Website:
http://www.bluesmoke.com/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Ken Callaghan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Blue Smoke Battery Park City offers a selection of traditional barbecue styles from across the country along with other regional American specialties, served with warm hospitality in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Let us plan your next event.

Blue Smoke Battery Park City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (34)
Good for Groups (23)
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Good for Birthdays (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Kid-friendly (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great Beer (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Spicy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

service was really good. The salt and pepper full rack was awesome and well served. The drinks were also pretty good. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. From the hostess to the busboys, everyone takes excellent care of you. The food is consistent and delicious. It is one of our favorite places for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

What a wonderful experience, our waitress was the best. She gave great suggestions about the menu and all her recommendations were fabulous.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

WOW. I’ve never been to Blue Smoke for brunch before but just wow. The biscuits are to die for and the bright eyed breakfast sandwich OUT OF THIS WORLD - how do you beat fried chicken with a fried egg on a donut YOU DONT. So good. Best thing I’ve eaten in awhile. Blown away!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The only problem: I was there on a very cold night and was seated at a table that was pretty uncomfortable because it got the wind and breeze every time the door opened. I had to ask twice to change tables. After that, life was great at Blue Smoke and I went back for lunch the next day.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a party of 6 and got the platter with all the different barbecued meats and sides. It was a perfect amount of food. Great suggestion from our waitress!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I booked this place for my boyfriends birthday, we had seen blue smoke advertised through Facebook and it ticked all the boxes for my fella.
I separately emailed the blue smoke as what we had seen advertised “the whole pit” was not on the lunch time menu.
They couldn’t have done enough for us. I was so pleased from beginning to end! And the food did not disappoint!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Came here with a party of 7, they accommodated us at a round table which was great for conversation. We decided to all go in on the whole pit which was perfect, plenty of food to go around. This location seems more casual than the uptown spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Tasty amd quality food, in generous portions, with awesome service! It’s a must!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I had New Year's Eve brunch at Blue Smoke and neither of us had been there before, and we loved it. Service was friendly, quick and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

All about the food here, and they do it perfectly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a great time here as a family. Good food and great vibe

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Drinks were amazing.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great ribs and amazing pecan sweet potato’s

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great pulled pork with a nice selection of sides. Texas style bbq!

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I really like this restaurant, it is a favorite. We took my brother who was in town from Rhode Island, he loved the food. Always a great atmosphere and service is great as well. Thanks for a good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A Sunday afternoon brought us in. A reservation wasn’t really required the place was essentially empty. The Brunch menu is diverse enough with offerings from sweet to savory.

The service was largely inattentive. We were hungry ordered drinks and an appetizer. The drinks took an inordinate amount of time to arrive and the appetizer was completely lost. The entrees were served by someone other than our server and there was no indication the appetizer was on its way. There was no check in while our server made her way about the restaurant doing side work and chatting with her colleagues. We were offered dessert but we had to be somewhere by a certain time so we couldn’t risk it. While the check was accurate, we were met with an issue with our payment. It was a chipped card that works with chip and pin. It was declined. Offered up another card and after signing we were left to slip out unacknowledged.

Overall a meh experience. Not the place I remember dining before. There are better restaurants nearby that are more conducive to Service and food quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Overall good as has been my past experiences here. Two of us got the pulled pork which I felt was very salty today. Drinks and sides good. Brisket also good. Waiters very attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I was very impressed with how kid-friendly Blue Smoke was. My little princess enjoyed her birthday! We thank Blue Smoke for making an impression for my daughter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing food! The wings where awesome

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice place, pricey for barbecue food, but it was nyc. Food is good, nice place. Bathrooms private, sink needed to be fixed in one bathroom I used. Overal 7/10 rating.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is our neighborhood BBQ restaurant and it never disappoints. And the beignets are THE BEST!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is excellent! I am in love with the brunch menu. The mimosas are good too!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Dinner was good but the waitress accidentally spilled wine on my fiancés jacket. She was super nice about it and said they'd cover the bill for the jacket to get cleaned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ribs were delicious the meat fell right off the bone. A must try restaurant if you love ribs!

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wait staff were friendly, helpful, and easygoing. Food was perfect. Overall a great example for other restaurants to live up to.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We had a delicious and very tasty meal with friends visiting from Memphis - where they know BBQ! Our friends stated that the BBQ meal “was FABULOUS” The waiter Ben was very professional, insightful and just pleasant to talk to. This place is a great Battery Park City gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Spicy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We came from Idaho and when we said to people in New York we were going to Blue Smoke they all said it was good food. We weren't disappointed! Was a good atmosphere and was walking distance to activities we were doing. Ribs, biscuits, mac and cheese were all great. We would go back or recommend for sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything from service to food choices was excellent! Our little monsters enjoyed our branch as much as adults. Thank you!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Blue Smoke but had never been to this location. Lovely space, pleasant waitstaff. Love that they have an allergy menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have a friend who used to work in the kitchen who always spoke very highly of the restaurant and its’ food. I saw an ad on Facebook about Blue Smoke and immediately decided I had to go and try the food, and went that very same day - Needless to say I was not disappointed and will be returning...very soon.
The food was 10, the service was 10, the ambience was 10, the drinks were refreshing but a little on the weak side.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

perfect bar-b-que, great for families. wish they had a better beer and wine selection

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic as always service food everything

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The best homemade BBQ potato chips with blue cheese dip! :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was great but there is a limited menu. Noise level was a bit loud even though it was not very crowded

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Brussel sprouts with ham jam! A+++

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great brisket; both the wife and I loved the food!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our favorite BBQ in NYC. We had a wonderful, witty server . We love Blue Smoke .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great as usual! Good food, good ambiance, great service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great whiskey and Abita ale on Tapp - great drinks. The smoked chicken wings. With the sauce are terrific, fried chicken is juicy and crispy Brussels sprouts yummy with bacon and a special carrot cake was awesome with sour cream ice cream !

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