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Blue Smoke

4.4
4097 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Casual (63)
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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 4097 People Are Saying
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

I've liked this place since it opened long ago. Nice vibe, nice wait staff, mostly really good BBQ based on different regional styles from the south and west. Is it the best BBQ place in NYC? I dunno, but it's certainly quite decent. Fave: The brisket. It's just always moist and tasty and hearty and... you know. When I make BBQ brisket at home I want it to come out like this, but it doesn't. The ribs are pretty killer, too, as long as you like your ribs on the sweet side, which I do. Weak spot is the smoked chicken - it's a bit too salty for me, and I'm even a guy who likes salty stuff. just something off balance there. but aside from that, I've summed everything I've had here. Oh, the deviled eggs are particularly good, too.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good choice of meats from the smokehouse. I enjoyed very much the sausage and the brisket. Delicious. Side orders are also top notch. There is a tasting of all they got, which is a very good choice if you are hungry.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Good food and good service, in summary I would gladly return in warmer months.....

I would just comment that the place was very cold in doors. We were initially by the front door and that was perishing. We were then moved to a table upstairs that was warmer but still cold in anyone’s terms. I don’t think it was just either as fellow diners were borderline shivering plus the waiters were warming themselves on portable heaters too..

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The gumbo was served luke warm and I sent it back. It was hot the second time around, but still a little bland and thin. The ribs were delicious. A fun place.

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vipCaroline (New England)
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

My niece was very excited about trying Blue Smoke for her birthday. When I called to confirm our reservation the hostess asked about our special occasion taking my nieces name and age so we could celebrate it. We tried the BBQ chips, cornbread Madeline's, Mac and Cheese and Gumbo. The Mac and cheese was great, as were the Madeline's! The chips were OK but the gumbo was really disappointing. Thin broth with little to no sausage and a scoop of rice on the side? The chips were served quickly however the Madeline's took some time, arriving at the same time as our meals. We also ordered the biscuits but they never turned up. Once we finished dinner, it took over 20 mins for our plates to be cleared. The waiter dropped off the dessert menu returning 15 mins later to ask about our choice. Given my discussion with the hostess I had assumed - incorrectly - that they would bring a celebration dessert. After a 45 min wait, we choose to pass on dessert and go home. The restaurant was clearly understaffed for a Sunday evening. A very disappointing evening all around.

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vipmirthaa (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Obviously they had an off night last Sunday...all the meats were overcooked and very dry.
Having eaten at Blue Smoke many times throughout the years thought it a good idea to take friends visiting from Peru to taste real American Bar BQ, sorry it did not satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner at Blue Smoke was the first stop in our Danny Meyer restaurant tour--inspired by reading his book. I was honestly shocked by the poor service our table received, even in a restaurant that wasn't that crowded on a Sunday night. Servers seemed preoccupied and even annoyed by us; service wasn't timely; no one offered help with the menu. I was just disappointed. I'm happy to pay the prices charged but when I do, I really expect better service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was great as well as the service. Our only complaint was sitting near the door. It was a cold day and we were freezing. So it was a bit uncomfortable to eat while it was cold. Other than that, it’s an awesome place with great food.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal.. great service.. fun time had by all

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Went to Blue Smoke for the first time and loved it! We got a half rack of ribs, half pound of brisket, and mac and cheese. The BBQ sauce was outstanding. Only slight hiccup is that the mac and cheese was a bit bland (didn’t stop us from finishing it though!!). Great beer selection and our waiter gave us a complimentary order of corn bread Madeline’s that we were considering earlier! So amazing! I’d definitely go back

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