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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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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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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 (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Authentic (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great Beer (12)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Late-night Find (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 18 hours ago

Every time the door opened it was freezing and every table was in direct line of fire.

The food was delicious in true barbecue fashion.

The servers were super nice, but seemed a bit tuned out at times. Like returning a kids cup that spilled all over my son because it was delivered with the top slightly open. When we asked for a new one in glass. They brought an empty glass expecting us to pour the sticky partly spilled soda into the new glass.

When we asked for them to wipe the soda off the table, they only wiped half the table. We had to call them back to clean the rest.

Also we had to ask for knives twice.

Despite it all, they always cared, and in the end all was well, and the meal was fine.

Maybe just a slightly off holiday weekend evening. I am a big fan of Danny Meyers...so we will be back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Service was disappointing and slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely love Blue Smoke. I'm from Kentucky and this is the best Southern food you can find in the city. Authentic and absolutely delicious. The restaurant comes with a great walk across Battery Park City and a charming ambiance. Perfect for a date night where you actually want to be able to hear your date. Staff is so hospitable. The whiskey/bourbon/beer selection is one of the best in the city by far. I would recommend the Alabama White Wings, The Brisket, The Corn Bread Madelines and trying anything on special. Will absolutely come back. Never a bad experience.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always consistently very good! A couple of minor service issues (dinner being served before appetizer, one of the non alcoholic beverages on the menu was not available), but what we go was delicious! Two plates, one with the seven pepper brisket and one with the pork shoulder and a sausage link - we each finished about half our plates before we got to the point of no return, too stuffed to finish. Definitely worth regular return visits.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is amazing! I had the chicken and it was really good. The dessert it was incredible. All the staff were super friendly!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was well flavored. Both the ribs and brisket were delicious. The service was polite and fast. I would recommend for a date night with your significant other. Not too noisy during the normal lunch hour.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was fine. Salad and combo plates were good. Grilled chicken was over salty and over priced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I went here for Sunday brunch and the food was really good. I had the pulled pork with sweet potato mash. The pork was well seasoned and tender. The biscuit the meal comes with is too die for!! My boyfriend had the brisket with the mac&cheese and that was also cooked perfectly. The house made bbq sauce is delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Big dinner date with my 16 month old son! The staff was super accommodating and food was great. We’ve been here a handful of times and it never fails to be a quality meal and really good service.

My go-to is the baby back ribs, mac and cheese, biscuit and a beer, though whatever you’re in the mood for is sure to satisfy.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very good food and great, friendly, attentive service. Went for my bday and even with the superbowl on and fans watching at the bar we were able to enjoy a relaxing, delicious meal.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was awesome. Great food and service. Zero complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I selected BlueSmoke earlier in the day to treat a friend, a good ole southern dude. How luck would have it, we read the menu and the Exec Chef Mr. Bourgeois is from Louisiana. Home of my friend! Brownie pts for me ~ Wooohooo.

Emily our server was extremely friendly & hospitable as she provided recommendations for out Hot Bourbon Cider & Tea Thyme cocktails. She also charged our cell phones when they died.

Food was so very good (except the St. Louis ribs which my friend from Louisana had, should've fallen off the bone to the touch).
But, OMG the biscuits??!, with a wonderful pop of salt??, I would be a piggy wiggly if we hadn't left. LOL.😉

P.S. immaculate restrooms!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

we absolutely love this place, we’ve been coming for years. service is top-notch, food is incredible (if you love southern cooking and comfort food this is your place), ambiance is fantastic and they have allergy menus which is the icing on top of the cake. highly recommend this place whether you’re local or visiting!

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Authentic, Seasonal, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wow - great BBQ, great bourbon! We had a first meet Business meeting and this was a great first impression.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our table was ready at our reservation time. The staff is very professional and attentive. Service is exceptional. The food is beyond BBQ fair. The meat is well seasoned and doesn’t just derive its flavor from the sauce. The sides compliment the meat and it is fun to order and share.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

A breath of fresh air, service was friendly and waiter was funny.
Food was fresh and portions a good size although we couldn’t eat everything.
Coctail menu small but unque.
Would definately recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 15, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great ribs and amazing pecan sweet potato’s

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Atlantic City)·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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 (San Francisco)·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 9, 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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