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Blue Smoke Battery Park City

4.6
775 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for a birthday dinner with a group of six. Servers and other staff were all attentive and approachable and had good food suggestions, food was top notch, great drink selection also...will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Baby backs fell right off the bone and the stuff blue cheese olive....delectable!

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

They ran out of ribs and brisket. What’s the point of being open after that?

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

very fire 🔥🔥🔥

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a casual date in the ‘hood. My husband enjoyed the burnt ends and all the fixings: mac n’cheese (one of his favorites anywhere), coleslaw, and baked beans. He also had the wedge which was good with mammoth cubes of bacon around the edge of the plate. Avocado was a nice addition to the classic salad, too. I enjoyed the grilled oysters and the salmon which were both quite good. The service was friendly and adequate in spite of a large party seated directly after us.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

food was horrible - flavorless, cold and the brisket was hard like a shingle. Service and atmosphere were great but I will not return for that alone.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Got there early for lunch (11:30). Place was empty. Waitress had the right balance if always being available but not being pushy. Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Cena en pareja después de un día de largo de turismo neoyorquino. Lo que necesitábamos, muy buena comida en ambiente relajado con una atención de 10.
Muchas gracias

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love this place. Everytime we go there is excellent service and excellent food. The vibe is friendly and they are very good accommodating babies and kids. Neighborhood fave!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great appetizers especially the cheese pimiento and fried bread, oysters and pork cracklin. The brisket and baby back ribs are good and moist but the port shoulder was a bit dry. The Mac and Cheese side is tasty as well as the coleslaw. The pork and beans was too sour for my taste. Dessert is good. I recommend the begnei with decaffeinated coffee sauce. The key lime pie was served too cold and too tangy. Our waiter was attentive and have good advice.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience. Food was slamming.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I love you

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Whenever we are in New York we make it a must!! We visit family in area and visit often

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I liked it. Please note that the special ribs should be sold in half portion. They are not a slab and can are equal portions. Management refused to accommodate request. Wait staff said many customers request a half portion. Current portion suitable for two or more. Menu does not indicate portion size.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food was ok. The sweet potatoes mashed seemed like it was microwaved and it was overheated. The brisket was good. The servers were very nice and very attentive that I felt like saying, please stop by when I finish eating. We had liked four different servers come to our table to the point that they kept interrupting our conversation with my bff. I made reservations for 2 and made a note to sing happy birthday to my bff. Well after 5 minutes we sat down, the server was like a little birdie told me it’s someone birthday. I was like really! You couldn’t wait till we finished our dinner so you can come over and sing or wish my bff’s happy birthday. On top of that that the servers didn’t stop at the table to sing or at least wish my bff happy birthday especially the server that spoiled it instead a male server (he was slim and has a beard) came over with a small vanilla ice cream and candle and wished my bff happy birthday. That was very sweet of him and handsome (lol). I don’t know but I think the servers need to know when it’s appropriate to come to the table. We just felt like they were hovering over us to vacate the table. Overall, it was a good experience.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was our 4th visit and on this occasion was for my best friends reunion from out of town, food is excellent, the place is cool, the drinks, whiskeys and beers options are great, we really spend a great time together, I recommend the pulled pork and the mac & cheese.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

It was great! My water glass was never empty

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fun place for a group of friends and family to meet and have a good time. Food is good, service was very good. Been here before and ate/drink at the bar, that was also enjoyable

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always a great meal and great service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Big Danny Meyer fans. We love to try new restaurants and will 100% come back. Our Waitress was fantastic. Knew her menu cold and never let the water glasses be empty.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Hana our server was amazing. Funny, engaging and thoughtful for our daughters first birthday!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

In a few words - overpriced and out of the way.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was disappointing and slow.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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