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7:00 PM
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Blue Smoke Battery Park City

753 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (34)
  • Good for Groups (24)
  • Casual (19)
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Barbecue, American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(212) 889-2005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ken Callaghan
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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.
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Cross street
North End Avenue & West Street
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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.
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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.
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.

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What 753 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days 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 we will be back.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was disappointing and slow.

5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food at this establishment is beyond wonderful. The food here will bring a literal tear to your eye. The value that you get for your money is exceptional as well.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipTomF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

MechesR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

RichardS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipLenox (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

Short (New York Area)
5.0  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.

BridjetteM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

EmelissaR (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

JamesJCJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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

vipbackbaygang (New England)
4.0  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.

vipLadyel1958 (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.