Named for the curl of smoke that rises from the pit, Blue Smoke was one of New York City’s first barbecue joints when it opened nearly 15 years ago, and now has sister locations in Battery Park City and the Delta terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport, as well as outposts in Citifield and Nationals Park.
Fri & Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
A long time Infatuation favorite. Blue Smoke is still serving some of the best BBQ you can find in NYC.
The food was absolutely incredible! My family enjoyed fried chicken, brisket, ribs, man and cheese and biscuits. Even my kids rated the food an 11 on a scale of 1-10. A true gem in NY!
This is a regular stop for me. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful and the food is always great.
Excellent food and service.
Outstanding BBQ! Easily as good as Kansas City, Texas and Memphis. This is a must for any BBQ enthusiast.
All my European friends love to try Blue Smoke for the authenticity of excellent American food!
Very solid BBQ. The beef rib and the biscuits were the winner - pulled pork and brisket a bit dry.
As usual the food was delicious and the service excellent and fun. The bbq of this quality was unexpected in metropolis. It’s now one of regular stops when we visit the city.
Amazing food, atmosphere, drinks! This is our new fav place even though I’ve live a block away for over 12 years. Better late then never /)
Could not wait to go back for another great experience
Wanted to try something new
This was a perfect selection of July 4th. Such a friendly,
casual place to eat. There were many families present.
The food, of course, was great.
We had a very good dinner. Our waiter was great and the entire staff very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for barbecue lovers.
Very Excellent. Staff very kindly and professional. We'll be back again.
The service and food was awesome! Unfortunately, there was no AC on a 90+ degree day. We were literally sweating throughout the meal. It was hard to enjoy the food. We skipped desert. We couldn’t tolerate the heat any longer
The Airconditioning was not working well and when I asked the hostess lied about it. It was not very comfortable and I should have gone to another restaurant. The service was not good until they had a change in shifts. Then we had a good server. I have eaten at Blue Smoke many times since it first opened, but the food was not good that night. Very disappointing.
Good food - pulled pork was excellent. Broad menu selection.
Food and drinks were great. A little pricey and do not like the ala cart style. They ended up putting someone's else food on our bill. Lucky we caught it because I'm not sure they would have told us. Good food just watch what you purchase.
Great service, delicious food. We were late but our reservation was held for us. Staff is friendly and very helpful in fulfilling requests and giving information.
we dined at blue smoke because one of the party members had dined there before and loved the food . she is gluten free and in the past they were very accommodating for her dietary issues . our server for 6/27/18 lacked any friendliness or was willing to offer other dietary suggestions . we spoke to seth the manager who was very helpful and was accommodating of our concerns .
Authentic Southern food— delicious. Service was excellent- waitress was very attentive. Bathrooms were clean.
Food was fantastic, as always. I have no idea what was going on with the service but it was atrocious. Which is so unusual at a Danny Meyer restaurant. The place was only half full so it didn’t appear that the staff was overburdened. There was a lot apologizing going on around our table: forgotten orders, offline credit card machine. Seemed like a bad night for blue smoke.
Surprised my Boyfriend by taking him here! We are from Massachusetts and he always says there is no good barbecue near us. I found blue smoke online and the menu sounded great, mind you I don't eat meat (I do eat fish) and there were plenty of options for myself as well. My boyfriend could not have been happier. The cornbread madelienes were amazing and the caramel that came with them was soooo good. The staff could not have been nicer and asked if we had any allergies, which I really appreciate. Great experience I couldn't thank them enough <3 <3
Staff was very friendly but waitress seemed confused order and a few things were wrong with it. They did make up for the mistakes by not charging for One or two items. Food was very tasty. Not the level we are accustomed to with a Danny Meyer establishment.
Came here to celebrate my birthday with the family. Everyone enjoyed the food and casual ambiance! Great family place.
Food was not so hot, felt like it was sitting out for a while before it was brought to the table. I ordered ribs; they were fall-of-the-bone tender, but the food temp was still upsetting. My friend ordered pork shoulder and left more than half of it because it was cold. The service was amazing! We loved our waiter Xavier! We ordered an appetizer. They brought the wrong thing out at first, so they let us keep what they gave us (Smoked Brisket and Fries) on top of the appetizer we ordered (Deviled Eggs, which were delicious). The brisket was delicious, just not super hot either.
Der Besuch im Restaurant "Blue Smoke", gehört für uns bei einem Besuch von NYC dazu, wie das Wasser zum Regen. Eigentlich weiß man, was man bekommt und das in ordentlicher Qualität zu guten Preisen- so war es auch bei diesem Besuch. Das Pulled Pork war perfekt, die Rippen gibt es bei Tony Romas oder bei Rib City besser. Die Bedienung ist freundlich und bemüht alle Wünsche zu erfüllen . Also es war wieder -ein gelungener Abend - vielen Dank, bis zum nächsten Mal.
Great place great bbq!
We were very impressed with the overall level of service and the quality of the food.
- Hosts were friendly, approachable and helpful
- Wait staff was solicitous, knowledgeable, happy to help any table (i.e.: other waiters helped us without sending our waiter to the table)
- Bar staff were super friendly and knowledgeable as well
- Small touches such as branded wet wipes (high quality) and funny drink coasters added to the experience
- Entrees and sides that we tried were well prepared and very tasty
- One dish was late arriving but the waiter proactively told us it had been overcooked and the kitchen was redoing the dish - they served it and removed it from our bill
- The pit BBQ was well received by our table including baby back ribs, brisket and sausage
- We thought the drop biscuits were some of the best we'd ever had
- Beans were terrific, mac and cheese was fine (not great but not trying to be it seemed)
- Smoked chicken was moist and delicious
We loved the meal and the restaurant. And we'll be back.
I took my Dad, sister and niece here for dinner and I was not disappointed. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and the pairing bbq sauce was great!
The meal was a bit disappointing compared to previous visits. There wasn’t as much food as the last time I went, and the service also has gone down. Maybe success has gone to their heads? Still very tasty, but the mice upmarket kind of ruined why I went there in the first place.
Father’s Day. Not too crowded. Service was good. Beef ribs are off the hook. Good chicken wings and cole slaw. Madeleines are delicious.
Food was amazing and the service was great. The barbecue was very good. The drinks was tasty and made well
We got ribs, they are fantastic!!
Also the beer was very good.
Very confortable restaurant
the best BBQ i have ever had. the meat literally falls off the bone. the cornbread madillenes are not to be missed!
Our waiter was very nice and amazing very
As good as we remember - great ribs, great beans, great slaw. Big portions - we always over order and forget to learn!!!
Over the years the menu has become less and less interesting. Standbys are still good and service is good.
Staff was inattentive, failed to notify us about dishes not on the menu, and didn’t follow up on requests. Really disappointing service
Excellent food and service. Been there several times and we're pleased each time . Highly recommended
Service was slow and indifferent. We finished our meal and were trying to signal to the server that we wanted dessert menus and were all literally waving at him for a solid 15 minutes to get his attention. It was not busy in the least. Amazing food but just frustrating service. We also called ahead to say it was a group members birthday and while it was confirmed over the phone, nothing was done or said to acknowledge in person. Not a big deal, but just a small disappointment.