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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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4.5

service

4.5

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Kid-friendly (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
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Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
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Local Ingredients (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

So delicious! My friend and I, both vegetarians, came here primarily for the key lime pie, but EVERYTHING was delicious. As you'd imagine, it's not a hot spot for vegetarian food, but we shared a four appetizers/side dishes and it made for a completely filling meal. We had the pimento cheese, which came with beignet -like bread, an iceberg salad, sweet potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. Highly highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Worth the money

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

One of our favorites...the best service, food and ambiance. We loved Diane!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

great spot with kids - lots of seasonal menu options that change regularly so easy to keep going back and not get bored - every dish satisfies and some are truly outstanding!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Every experience at this location has been a pleasant one. Whether you are sitting at the bar, outdoors or at an indoor table the service is top rate. The wait staff is friendly and professional. The bar staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The food is definitely top rate and consistent. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a neighborhood feel and quality food this is the place to go! Can’t recommend highly enough!! Love it here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great! Not only food was great, service was amazing too

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I grew up in Atlanta with biscuits and chicken and have worked in KC. My standards for meat are high. I was in NY for business and needed a restaurant that was good food with beer (4 guys). Blue Smoke was acceptable but not go-out-of-your-way memorable. The servers were attentive and enthusiastic. Drinks were good (not great). Food was cooked properly for BBQ.
I expected more based on stellar tripadvisor rating and was disappointed. If you bring slightly lower expectations, you won't be.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Delicious BBQ for the entire table of 5. All of us enjoyed our meals, pork, beef, burgers, etc... perfect lunch venue.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Stopped in after visiting One World Trade...what a treat!
Very good bourbon cocktails and beer! Alberto, our bartender was welcoming and top notch. We felt right at home and the BBQ was outstanding! We will be back to explore this neighborhood more on our next trip from DC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I always love this location and we order our favorite cocktail Whisky Sours and the best part is the Cherry!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always love my experience at Blue Smoke! The menu items are so creative and always warm and yummy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was great , service was awesome she was very sweet and fun .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I found the menu to be very limited, but I enjoyed what I ate. Our waitress was amazing and provided us with great service!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My husband and I love Blue Smoke. We make a stop every time we are in town. Delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Had the pork shoulder & wedge salad. Wedge salad was OK, won't order it again, overpriced by 60%. I suggest a traditional blue cheese & bacon wedge. $16 for a strange tasting wedge was not worth the price. Pork shoulder was outstanding! ...portion size was like a side order, very, very small serving, left me hungry for an entre & I don't eat much! Staff was friendly & welcoming, especially that Texas gal! Altogether an OK experience, just felt cost did not match the quality or size of the product.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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