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Blue Smoke

4.5
4207 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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 flagship Blue Smoke, with the club Jazz Standard, is located on East 27th Street in New York City, and a second location opened in 2012 in NYC’s Battery Park City.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American
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Hours of operation
Sun - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri & Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(212) 447-7733
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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
Jean-Paul Bourgeois
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Cross street
Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue
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Public transit
6 Train to Park Avenue So. and 28th Street, and the N,R at 28th and Broadway.
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Entertainment
Be sure to check out Jazz Standard downstairs where there is live music 7 days a week. Shows are at 7:30pm & 9:30pm every night, with an additional 11:30pm show on Fridays and Saturdays.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Blue Smoke 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 4207 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Have not been there in awhile, and the menu changed. Preferred the old menu. Otherwise still good, excellent service.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant! Great value for portions size!!! A fun, lively place to be with friends and have a good time!!!! Amazing beer menu and amazing bourbon menu!!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The portion is small even for girls ; the sauce is not as tasty as expected.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Delicious food followed by great jazz.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

When Blue Smoke opened, it had a more sprawling menu that was fun to explore. Choices now are more restricted, but the food is good, if short of transformative, and the ambience is lively. Blue Smoke is still a good-time restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome as always

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved the food. Excellent barbecue. Two noisy infants nearby somewhat interfered with our enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome experience & food. 2nd time and no less fantastic! Celebrating our soon to be 9 year old & the staff was great! Can’t wait to come back!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

From start to finish, the experience was memorable! Wonderful service, knowledgable staff and wonderful food. I think we ordered one of everything! Don't miss the deviled eggs!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

great service, limited kids menu, overall pricey but good

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The front desk employees were very friendly and professional the minute you walked through the door. The waiter was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable of the food and beverages. Also, he was very attentive! :-). Thank you for making our family night outing successful! We will truly visit Blue Smoke in the near future!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Blue Smoke has always delivered a great dining experience. Friendly staff, great food (especially the corn bread Madelines) and a serious selection of BBQ meats and Bourbons. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Amazing food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing staff from the host/hostess to the entire wait/bar staff. Food is very good and
drinks are excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really good, excellent food.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I had what was called chopped pork, but it was really pulled pork. The meat was really tender and tasted good and the sauce was good, not too sticky or vinegary, just right. However, the pork and beans could have been better. The beans were almost crunchy they were so undercooked. The pork that was in there was pretty much just fat and unrecognizable bits of meat. The flavor was a bit spicy, enough to make my fave sweat, anyway. My primary problem with Blue Smoke, was that the barbecue options were “family style” and I was alone. Apparently, they don’t want individual diners there. I ordered the barbecue anyway, but it was extremely expensive for one, and a lot of food was wasted because it only came prepared for 2 or more people.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A real find and a welcome change for NYC. Food was true Barbecue and service attentive and friendly. Appreciated the choice in draft, craft beers. I will return for sure

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great BBQ...beef brisket sandwich was outstanding! Wait service was even better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We traveled a long way....from Virginia....for this meal. Since we moved, a few year ago, we return periodically to satisfy our taste buds. The meal was worth the trip!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fue muy bueno todo

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Blue Smoke is a great dining experience, with delicious barbeque, and a friendly and attentive wait staff. Definitely recommended for dates, family, or business meals.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food at Blue Smoke is truly great. But the service, makes the experience something worth coming back to over and over again.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food came out cold. No one came back for our drinks order.
Food was delicious after reheat.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easily ​I have dined at this Blue Smoke restaurant over two dozen times. However after a brief four year hiatus, I was glad to see my old-standby was still above board. The foundation of the enterprise still is the well prepared and flavorful meats. My table had the brisket, beef ribs, baby back ribs and the pulled pork. All were satisfied with them.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A good choice if you are looking for BBQ and comfort food - good mac and cheese and brisket. Food is served family style for the BBQ meats so we all got to sample several items.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Blue Smoke is the go to restaurant for our family gatherings. I've loved everything on the brunch menu, can't wait to go back for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As a displaced southerner, I love to come to Blue Smoke for BBQ, greens, and cornbread whenever I am in the city (which is not that often). Great menu and service.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food and service except the meat platter was a little cold.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

ribs were good, waiters were friendly, cozy environment. But the fries were cold and soggy, nobody asked why I didn't eat the fries. Beside that, everything was good.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was terrific. A great intro to American BBQ for visiting Japanese friends.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We got the baby backs (delicious) and the brisket (decent considering it’s NY). Corn bread app was a bit late but incredible, especially since they serve it super hot. Mac n cheese was par for the course. Generally solid though!

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I've been coming to Blue Smoke for many years and it seems tired.
The food was as if it was sitting a long time, like a cafeteria, and quite unappealing to look at.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our son was visiting from Boston, and he loves barbecue so we chose Blue Smoke. It was wonderful. He brought his three children, and it was perfect for them. The food is very tasty, and the cocktails are imaginative. There were seven of us so we ate a variety of things, such as brisket, chicken, hush puppies, and deviled eggs. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. This is a great, family friendly place.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Love the food always, the staff is friendly and amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Everything was great. Ribs have gotten much better since they went to all baby backs.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I had friends in from out of town and for some reason they wanted BBQ. NYC and BBQ aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence. If a restaurant can stay open for longer than 2 years in NYC they have to be good at something.

We were not disappointed in fact we were pleased as Blue Smoke was fantastic. I recommend the ribs and definitely add a biscuit to any order. Dessert go for the cheesecake in a bowl, it’s amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Blue Smoke is a bit of BBQ heaven in NYC!!

You must try the wings!! Unlike any you have had before!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Group of friends has been coming a few times a year for beef ribs, which were off the menu for a while but are now back. They are the best anywhere, we love them and have a great time every time we go. Also really good wings and brisket as appetizers. Big time thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We went here for a business dinner and were not disappointed. The aroma as you enter the restaurant was amazing. If you were not hungry for BBQ before you entered you were craving it now. The food did not disappoint. Ample food for all and every meat that we had was fantastic. I would recommend this for anyone in the area. Great BBQ in NYC.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service and hospitality! Group of 6 arrived in waves and hostess was very accommodating. Server and wait staff recommended the family style meal and we were not disappointed!! Food was terrific and staff very attentive to our needs. 5 Stars! Rah Danny and staff!

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