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Blue Smoke

4144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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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.
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 4144 People Are Saying
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HowardE (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

You can't beat the blue smoke experience excellent staff topped off by a great meal

PattyDe (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Our reservation was on a Monday evening at 6:45, We started with the warm potato chips that were cold and 2 rounds of drinks which were expensive but pretty good. We finally asked why no food had been served and were informed they ran out of their top barbecue foods (brisket and beef ribs) as the comedy club downstairs shares the same kitchen and they were not prepared for the amount of food needed. I have a hard time with this as this is nothing new for them, how does a barbecue joint run out of ribs and brisket early in the evening! The manager was apologetic however the waiter who started off being charming became extremely rude. We had food we didn’t order and left quickly afterwards to find another place for desert . Too bad, as a year ago we enjoyed lower prices, good food and good service, it’s sad when a favorite place goes downhill.

ErinS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food in a really unique spacious restaurant! Everything was suberb, especially the brisket & biscuits. Highly recommend!

Czuczu (London)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Only half the menu was available (no pork!)- this was not communicated on the phone when confirming the reservation earlier in the day. Service was inconsistent. Food was good but small portions - overpriced and given the failings in other areas not worth the money.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

They were out of several foods that seemed to be non-negotiable menu items when thinking of going to Blue Smoke. They were out of chicken wings, brisket, bbq chicken, large ribs, cole slaw and for dessert no donuts. Seems like a lot of items to be out of at 9pm on a Saturday night. Very disappointed. Will not return for awhile. Super bowl or not, there is no excuse to essentially abandon the main restaurant menu in favor of fulfilling some super bowl parties.

CKCKCK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place! I only wish there were more options for veggies.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing. The bbq was perfect and the wings are the best around.

jack (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Blue Smoke never disappoints. Chicken-fried BBQ smoked ribs (occasional special) were outstanding and the brisket burnt ends were equally fantastic. Wait staff was helpful, responsive, professional and friendly. I will return (and return).

vipBBFF (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Love since they switched Blue Smoke to family style serving. Their allergy friendly menus are super helpful and the servers are pretty knowledgeable as well.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

great food! Great service! Blue Smoke will always be a favorite! A little southern taste in the city!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great birthday experience! Celebrated my brothers birthday meal!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

8:30 reservation and they were out of Brisket. That’s why I went there....

vipFavorite (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, server and fun atmosphere.

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

Generally, none of us are big time barbeque fans, however, since Blue Smoke is part of the Union Square Hospitality group, we figured that the food would be great, and it was. The brisket was excellent as was the pulled pork dish, plus the corn bread side was full of flavor. An added plus were the unique and cleverly crafted cocktails.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The waitress was so so. Food was great!

Rickyon24 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

As usual, very good. Only minor complaint, since it was 8:00 Sunday, they were out of baby backs, and even sadder, they were out of banana pudding.
Our out of town guests were all very pleased with my choice of Blue Smoke for dinner.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always love my experience at Blue Smoke. Food is great, food drinks and great service.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and atmosphere were wonderful. Service was friendly but a bit lagging. Bar service was very slow (though cocktails were delicious and selection of spirits and beer very good), and we had to ask several times for dishes that we had ordered. Also, the restaurant ran out of two of their signature meats (including the brisket) before we ordered, so we could not choose the "whole pit" option, which would have been a much better value for our group.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Food excellent, service was beyond appalling.

They clearly wanted to turn the table around quickly despite the fact that we had booked the table and they weren't desperately busy.

Server was borderline obnoxious and they started clearing plates away from the table while 2/3rds of the group weremail still eating.

Wanna feel like you're eating in a fast food restaurant? Visit, cause these guys are absolute bell ends.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great meal - "The Whole Pit" was the move. Delicious food, great beer, great service.