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Blue Smoke

4.2
4.2
4201 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American

  • Hours of operation

    Sun - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri & Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

  • Phone number

    (212) 447-7733

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jean-Paul Bourgeois

  • Neighborhood

    New York

  • Cross street

    Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue

  • Public transit

    6 Train to Park Avenue So. and 28th Street, and the N,R at 28th and Broadway.

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks

  • Warm Barbecue Potato Chips$10.00

    blue cheese & bacon dip

    • Cornbread Madeleines$10.00

      baked to order

      • Fry Bread and Hot Honey Butter$9.00

        Two pieces

        • Deviled Eggs$5.00

          Three Pieces

          • Smoked Chicken Wings$15.00

            Alabama White Sauce

            • Seasoned French Fries$10.00

              • Greens Salad$13.00

                Radish, Fennel, Carrot, Creamy Sesame Dressing

                Plates

                • Blue Smoke Burger

                  Two 4oz Patties, American Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Fries

                  • Single$10.00
                  • Double$19.00
                • Two Piece Fried Chicken$22.00

                  Hot or Not, Biscuit, Creamy Coleslaw

                  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo$14.00

                    Trinity, White Rice, Green Onion

                    • Skillet Mac & Cheese$15.00

                      • Texas Caesar Salad$17.00

                        Romaine, Red Onion, Jalapeno, Cheddar, Brisket, Cornbread Croutons, Alabama White Sauce

                        The Whole Pit

                        Every Meat and Every Side with Pickles and Biscuits. Served Family Style - Entire Table Must Participate

                        • The Whole Pit

                          • per person$40.00

                        Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs

                        • Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs

                          • Full Rack$45.00

                        From the Pit

                        All Barbecue Is Served Family Style

                        • Baby Back Ribs

                          • Half Rack$19.00
                          • Full Rack$34.00
                        • Dry Rubbed Smoked Chicken

                          • Whole Bird$32.00
                          • Half Bird$17.00
                        • Chopped Pork Shoulder

                          • Pound$29.00
                          • Half Pound$16.00
                        • 7 Pepper Beef Brisket

                          • Pound$33.00
                          • Half Pound$18.00
                        • Link of the Week

                          • Two Links$15.00
                          • One Link$8.00
                        • Barbecue Salmon

                          • Half Pound$20.00
                          • Pound$35.00

                        Pit Sides

                        • Buttermilk Drop Biscuits$3.00

                          Daily Preserves

                          • Mac & Cheese$12.00

                            • Pork & Beans$10.00

                              • Collard Greens$10.00

                                • Side Salad$10.00

                                  • Creamy Coleslaw$8.00

                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                    What 4,201 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.2
                                    4.2 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.1Food
                                    • 4.1Service
                                    • 3.9Ambience
                                    • 4Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Unspecified

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Reviewed on March 16, 2019

                                      overall4foodserviceambience

                                      We are from Kansas City Mo., and recently moved to east coast. We took the train from Philadelphia, to NYC to eat lunch at Blue Smoke. We were not disappointed, the ribs were served wet and were very moist, the chicken was served with dry rub and was not over cooked like you get in a lot of place's, the mac cheese could of used a little more smoke on it, the bean's were sweet, the Cole slaw was excellent. We had the Texas Twinkies for an appetizer that I'm going to try replicate, they were that good. I've not had the white BBQ sauce very many time's before so I can't say one way or the other, it was not bad on the chicken, the BBQ sauce had North Carolina vibe to it, but was good. All in all this is the closest thing to KC style BBQ that we have found on the east coast. We will go back again

                                    2. DT

                                      DerekT

                                      London

                                      10 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on October 31, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great ribs with good service .

                                    3. OL

                                      OLIVIERD

                                      San Diego

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We held our Business Team dinner at Blue Smoke followed by Jazz at the Jazz Standard standard. Everything was phenomenal. We would definitely use this venue again. It was highly recommended to us and everyone had a fabulous time.

                                    4. VL

                                      VictoriaL

                                      New York Area

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on October 21, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Great food and friendly staff in a convenient location in Flatiron district.

                                    5. GC

                                      GutCheck23

                                      New York Area

                                      27 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on October 7, 2018

                                      overall3food2service5ambience4

                                      Went to have lunch with family members. We decided on this place because the menu looked good as did the ambiance. We were all underwhelmed with our orders, except for the madelines. Maybe our mistake was that we did not go straight for the BBQ meats. If I try this place again, I'll have to try the BBQ choices. Also, the service was very energetic and polite. They were also able to accommodate my toddler son. Thanks.

                                    6. L

                                      cvdL

                                      New York Area

                                      13 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      13 reviews

                                      Dined on October 5, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A classic Danny Meyer hospitality experience where every element was addressed and tended to. It’s what keeps us coming back.

                                    7. PP

                                      PeterP

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 2, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great food! Great service! The staff were very friendly.

                                    8. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 1, 2018

                                      overall1food1service1ambience5

                                      Out of wings. Which is why we went.

                                    9. S

                                      Simon

                                      Chicago

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 30, 2018

                                      overall2food1service4ambience2

                                      The food was all precooked and barely warmed when it came to the table. For 3 people the meal cost $175, the quality was extremely disappointing and the restaurant was freezing cold.

                                    10. IS

                                      IanS

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Best BBQ in the area for ribs, and one of the few spots that offers beef ribs. Highly recommend for ribs.

                                    11. MI

                                      MICHAEL

                                      Philadelphia

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We’re regulars

                                    12. Z

                                      Zach

                                      Richmond

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 29, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Staff was extremely accommodating and helpful for my friend's surprise dinner. Oh and the food is delicious! Thank you!

                                    13. KM

                                      KaylaM

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 29, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a fantastic time celebrating my daughter's 3rd birthday at Blue Smoke. Staff was super attentive and the food and drinks were delicious!

                                    14. S

                                      Stephen

                                      New York Area

                                      91 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      91 reviews

                                      Dined on September 29, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a fun brunch here (3 old friends). The service is always impeccable and friendly and the food is great.

                                    15. EM

                                      EllenM

                                      New York Area

                                      83 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      83 reviews

                                      Dined on September 26, 2018

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      I haven't been there for years & the menu is entirely different. I was hoping that was a good thing, but it wasn't. I had the Cornish hen which was dry and tasteless, followed by the banana pudding, which was inedible. My friend's brisket was only slightly better. At this point, there are many better BBQ places to eat at. I recommend that you go elsewhere.

                                    16. CH

                                      ChristopherH

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on September 25, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Ole Turkey Leg and Salmon were amazing! Nice additions to an excellent Menu! Love Cornbread Madeleines sweet start!

                                    17. M

                                      Martin

                                      London

                                      26 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      26 reviews

                                      Dined on September 23, 2018

                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                      Solid bbq place and great for a dinner with friends ... the food is delicious and it is presented beautifully (I love bbq on a tin tray). Beers and bourbons are also on offer to complete the vibe Decor is ok, ambiance is fine although a little impersonal, price was right! Four stars

                                    18. KW

                                      KathyW

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 22, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Our server, Emily was amazing. Fun, efficient, knowledgable and added to our enjoyment at Blue Smoke.

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Las Vegas

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 22, 2018

                                      overall4food4service2ambience4

                                      Food was excellent. Service was a bit of a let down. We were seated at a small table and after ordering we felt that one of the larger two seater tables would accommodate all the food better. My wife mentioned this to the women at the front desk but we weren’t moved. When the food came the waiter agreed that the table was a bit small for all the food so her moved us to the larger two seater table. The woman at the front desk came over and was quite short with us telling us that we should have told her we were moving, even though it was the waiter that had moved us. Her attitude kind of spoiled the night. The food was excellent though.

                                    20. NY

                                      NewYorker123

                                      San Francisco

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on September 20, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      If you are a looking for a southern-inspired BBQ spot, you will be happy with this one. The food is fantastic and they serve generous portions. Extensive craft cocktails list.

                                    21. FV

                                      FelixV

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on September 19, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I’ve never had a bad experience at Blue Smoke and this last visit was nothing short of amazing. Our server, Freddy, made it a point to make sure we selected the correct menu items as the menu has changed since the last time I was there and his suggestions were great. The wing sampler was different but very tasty and the cornbread Madeline’s were just INCREDIBLE. The whipped cheesecake and the banana pudding were also amazing. It’s definately a place you’d want to try multiple times because the menu has so much to offer.

                                    22. S

                                      Steve

                                      Toledo

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 15, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent BBQ. Very hard to find good beef ribs. These were outstanding.

                                    23. S

                                      Sean

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 15, 2018

                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                      The whole fried chicken was fried to perfection with excellent crispy bits falling off. The ribs were also tender with great flavor.

                                    24. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Leicestershire

                                      2 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 15, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This place was recommended to us my friends who’d visited NYC earlier this year and we were not disappointed. The welcome and seating service was efficient and courteous. The waiter explained items we weren’t sure about and was particularly helpful when we mentioned an allergy in our party. The menu choice is great and plenty of options for sides etc. The food quality is outstanding and we polished off the lot. Thoroughly recommended the pork wings ( pigs fly in nyc apparently) and the brisket beef. Pork and beans side were to die for. All round an awesome night and experience. Thank you

                                    25. AN

                                      AlexanderN

                                      Indiana

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 15, 2018

                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                      Meat felt like it was sitting out a while. Beef rib tasted more like beef jerky than a succulent piece of smoked meat.

                                    26. j

                                      joelr

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 14, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Blue Smoke has been one of my favorites for years. Hadn't been there in two years but the food was just as good as I remember. In particular, their smoked brisket is outstanding. went there on a friday night with friends and you could actually talk and hear each other, unlike many other restaurants in Manhattan. Nice ambiance too. Moderately priced (for Manhattan) but still, can't give it 5 stars on price.

                                    27. JE

                                      JohnE

                                      Oxford

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 13, 2018

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      We had been in the air all day and a little jaded. We were warmly welcomed and expected. The food was great as was the ambience. We had baby back ribs and a good bottle of Californian Cabernet Sauvignon. We had said when booking that it was our anniversary so we were gifted a glass each of tasty bubbly. A lovely touch.

                                    28. S

                                      Stephen

                                      New York Area

                                      91 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      91 reviews

                                      Dined on September 13, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      A treat, as always. Super food, including a new item: Alabama Street Corn!

                                    29. CG

                                      ColemanG

                                      New York Area

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on September 11, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      I took my wife and two kids. The service was great. Our principal waiter was very friendly, articulate and helpful. The food was delicious and filling. I worried that I might need a nap when I returned to the office. I've been here many times before and plan to return again and again.

                                    30. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on September 10, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My wife and I fell in love with blue smoke years ago, and we keep coming back. Amazing service, and fantastic food.

                                    31. YR

                                      YailynR

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 10, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My boyfriend and I really loved blue smoke. Amazing food and staff. Definitely coming back.

                                    32. S

                                      Sagevalentine

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on September 8, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was my second time eating at Blue Smokehouse and the second time that I celebrated a special occasion. I felt welcome as soon as we walked in. The food was fantastic. Everyone was friendly and happy. They seemed to like their jobs. I will be coming back soon. I love this place.

                                    33. EP

                                      EvaP

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 7, 2018

                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                      Ribs are delicious, but all sides are extra, so somewhat expensive

                                    34. B

                                      Bs1119

                                      New York Area

                                      57 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      57 reviews

                                      Dined on September 7, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Always good. We got the special for $40 a person and it was great. Service is always exemplary.

                                    35. BF

                                      BigFood

                                      Central Coast

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on September 6, 2018

                                      overall4food3service3ambience4

                                      Had the Beef Ribs, they were a little dry for my liking. I expected a little more meat left on the bone, seemed over trimmed. Over all taste was good. Salad and sides were excellent.

                                    36. CF

                                      CleveF

                                      Savannah

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 3, 2018

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      My wife and I shared the skillet Mac & Cheese, a pound of the brisket and the biscuits. They were fabulous, without any barbecue sauce, which, by the way, was not on the table, nor was any offered when we commented to our waiter how we normally have a variety of sauces to choose from at most “barbecue joints”. That said, we enjoyed our meal, had more than enough portions, and the flavors couldn’t be topped! We look forward to coming again when we next visit NYC!

                                    37. j

                                      jasonw

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on September 2, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      For the best food and service in all of New York City come to Blue Smoke

                                    38. m

                                      michaelb

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on August 30, 2018

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      Blue Smoke is a great place, only complaint is we ordered the full smoke pit dinner and they only give you one rib each. Come on guys, you should give at least 2 and probably 3, other then that food is awesome and The biscuits might be the best I ever had!

                                    39. m

                                      mmd4

                                      New Orleans

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on August 30, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Love Blue Smoke! Seth and all the wait staff welcomed us like royalty. The food was delicious. Some of the best bbq around in NYC! The cornbread madeleines are a must order! Can’t wait to come back the next time I’m in New York.

                                    40. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      40 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      40 reviews

                                      Dined on August 29, 2018

                                      overall2food2service3ambience2

                                      Limping along on only one air conditioner on a 95 degree day in Manhattan is bad. Lying about it to customers so that they sweat through their meal is not cool. Food was colder than the room.

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                                    Blue Smoke is rated 4.2 stars by 4201 OpenTable diners

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                                    • Cross street

                                      Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      New York

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Sun - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
                                      Fri & Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Barbecue, American

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Public transit

                                      6 Train to Park Avenue So. and 28th Street, and the N,R at 28th and Broadway.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Jean-Paul Bourgeois

                                    • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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