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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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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.3

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4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (11)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had both the baby-back and the larger ribs. Both excellent. The biscuit was heavenly. Same for the side of mac'n'cheese. The smoky aroma on the street will draw you in and you will not be sorry.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I will never be blue after dining at Blue Smoke. The food was incredible. Ann Marie made us feel like family. And we had the added privilege of meeting Farmhouse Chef Jamie DeMent. It was a delicious evening. The chicken just right. The turnips (who eats turnips?) were sexy and the broccoli starter featured an egg and just the right amount of spices.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

A great place to gather with friends on a Friday night. Delicious buttermilk fried chicken and decadent mac & cheese. The rib platters are definitely a group experience worth a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food
Our waiter had a slightly off day dropping things several times but he was so clever that it actually improved the experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tremendous service. Extremely friendly staff that made me feel at home with great conversation and even better service. There was a trouble couple sitting next to our table and the staff handled it perfectly. This will for sure be a place I frequent in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fun spot, though a little pricey, especially the bar tab.
Allie, our server, was accommodating and friendly, as was the rest of the staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of the best things about this Blue Smoke location is just that, location. We love that after dinner you can take a walk down by the water-side and have a wonderful back drop of the Freedom Tower. Food was good but it is not cheap. Dinner for a party of 4 (inclusive on a bottle of wine and 1 beer) was a total of $300 plus when you add a 22% tip (our waitress Sam deserved it). But for a special occasion it was cool just not something we could or would do on a regular unless your pockets are set up like that. We'll be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Friendly service, great blue smoke burger and chicken wings, as well as salmon and seasoned fries!!!! Great choice of draft and bottled beer ( Other Half fruity beer is my personal recommendation)

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Better than average BBQ, but really, really good service. Super clean, non-rushed and friendly staff. A definite go to while in the area.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Stopped here for a late lunch off of a friend’s recommendation and we were not disappointed. My wife and I ordered the hamburger and my kids got the ribs. The food was really good but the service was absolutely outstanding! Hamburgers came out a little too rare for our tastes but the manager took care of it and more than made up for it. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We had the "Whole Pit" which is everything on the menu. Its a BBQ place, pretty good for north of the mason/dixon line. I especially loved the smoked andouille sausages. Many many beer selections, and they were nice enough to plate my daughter's dessert with Happy Birthday and a candle.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

While visiting NYC for my sons 16th birthday we ventured over to the Blue Smoke restaurant intrigued by their BBQ menu.

Adults started out with two of their custom cocktails (Don Q Puerto Rice Relief and Steen's Sazerac) and the boys had Texas Cream Soda and Cheerwine. All was fantastic.

For app we had the BBQ potato chips with the blue cheese dips --- HEAVEN! Waiter asked if we wanted more chips and we said yes (there was more dip to eat!) this did cost an extra $5 (wish they would have mentioned that)

Three of us chose the Choice of Meat with two sides and one had the burger.

Brisket had good smoke ring and fantastic bark. The ribs were equally tasty. Sides: Mac Cheese (very cheesy), Collard Greens (especially tasty and not soupy like some others I've had), Pork/Beans and Fries.

I recommend this place for excellent BBQ. It was a great experience and priced at a two-time-a-year visit for me (but then it is NYC so probably appropriately priced for the city)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Your server is your best friend here. While not on the menu, we asked what he'd want his Mom to have if she visited him at work. The answer: brunt ends and wings - neither were on the menu, but magically those "in the know" can sometimes make magic happen. We also had deviled eggs which were awesome as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was really good. Just wish they had more boneless options. Overall it was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a BALL at Blue Smoke Battery Park and we cannot WAIT to return. Our waiter, Ben, was GREAT and seemed to know what we needed before we did! The food was scrumptious, the atmosphere was fun and kinda funky and we had a really great time. We highly recommend this restaurant for all kinds of occasions.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food came fast and was delicious

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good pork sandwich. Close to 9/11 memorial. Good service. Greasy, tough chips cooked in days old oil.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing smoked barbecue. The best mac and cheese and buttermilk biscuits in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a BALL at Blue Smoke Battery Park City and cannot wait to return. Our waitress Nina was amazing and made sure we had everything we needed. The ambiance is always fun and the food is always great! Enjoy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great staff, hit or miss on food.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and great service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everyone loved the food, especially the side dishes of sweet potatoes and pork-n-beans.

Tags: Special Occasion
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