Route 66 Smokehouse

3.9
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72 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Route 66 Smokehouse opened in the Fall of 2013 on the historic Stone Street in NYC’s Financial District. It is the only establishment in the neighborhood offering authentic localized American cuisine. Chef Billy Kooper’s menu features unique twists on beloved barbecue and Americana recipes with a strong emphasis on hand-selected ingredients from artisanal vendors. The theme continues on the beverage side, with an All-American Whiskey list comprised of an array of highly allocated Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys, served by the ounce or two ounce. On tap is a strictly 100% craft beer menu, and the cocktail list features libations inspired by landmarks along the restaurant’s namesake, such as: Amboy Crater, Whale of Catoosa, and Tucumcari, N.M. The restaurant’s décor reflects the hometown comfort and rugged charm of the famous road that inspired its name.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
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3.7
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3.7
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3.5
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I made dinner reservations here to celebrate my birthday with some friends. There was great service and the food was tasty. I would go back to eat there again.

RM
vipRachelM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was very disappointing. Brisket was fatty and chicken was bland.

VG
VGlez
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The game area upstairs was really fun and the drinks were really good! However, the food was not that great. First off due to the lack of writing our orders down, the waitress gave me the wrong side and claimed that I never said that which was totally untrue. The meal was overall not that great but its a cool place. Would return for the games and drinks only.

M
vipMike
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find. My wife and I took a ride to South Street Seaport and had to park far away. On our walk around we came a across an area full of fans watching the womans soccer game. What a great place to find here, delicious food, great ambience, and great drinks. Great find.

MS
ManjeetS
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Ribs, Chicken wings and fries were very good. The oyster Po'boy was very disappointing lacked seasoning and flavour the batter was not crispy. The Po'boy was a real let down as the rest of the food was very good as were the cocktails, it is really not hard to make a good Po'boy. We sat outside which was fine but not a lot of atmosphere. The Service was good, efficient and functional but nothing more. Should have been asked if we need more drinks during the meal which weren't.
Potential to be really good but let down by a couple of things that really are not hard to fix.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

BirthdY dinner for 2

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service terrible food

c
cbonica
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Well, for BBQ it's definitely at the bottom of my list, but the bar and beer list are not bad. They have games you can play with friends, that's one way they can draw people in. The service was friendly.

MM
MichaelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good time. Would go again. Enjoyable wings. Decent hamburger.

SM
vipSueMcG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food. Our waiter was very nice and agreeable. They didn't rush us at all and let us linger at the table. Will return.

YI
YvonneI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had some really good barbeque, we we were impressed. The street the restaurant is on is unique too...a slice of history in between the impossibly high skyscrapers of the financial district. We felt we were on the set of Gangs of NY!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service

JB
JohnB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Incredibly friendly staff, good food. Lots of sports on many TVs, which is great if you’re watching! Not a spot for intimate conversation!

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viplove2eat
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Route 66 was cute! Picked this place for our team lunch and we were pleased with the food however the service was subpar...though we were a big group (10 total), we waited close to 10mins for our drinks (reg beverages) and when one of the party members asked for more sauce, the waitress said she would bring it but never did (and no, the restaurant was not super busy...None the less, the food & music was good but the service should be a bit better...

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was a good dinner. Although I was disappointed that they were out of the one thing I wanted, the beef ribs. The rib eye sandwich and fries was very good and the Frose was fun. We sat outdoors and while the weather was nice, there were way too many people who were smoking and that ruined it a bit for us.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner
Johnny the manager was awesome
Also the complete wait staff
Food was great
We felt like locals already

S
vipSusan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great drinks for happy hour fun lively atmosphere attentive and nice server . Overall great experience and not to mention the delicious barbecue was fantastic !!

PC
vipPrivateCitizen
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience3

As always, the food is very slow to come to the table after ordering, even the appetizers. Wait time is typically 25-30 minutes, which for a lunch break eats up half my hour. Secondly, the service is inconsistent, but can see there's a high turnover of 20 somethings as I never see the same face twice after a month. Otherwise, the food is generally good, which is only reason I'd go back or recommend to friend.

PY
PatriciaY
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. We all tried something different and everyone was happy with their order.
Not crowded at lunch. We were in and out in 1 hour.

RP
vipRandP
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great sounds, very different & light smoke taste (chicken)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was honestly one of the worst meals I've had. I will eat anything but the amount of salt in the food was unbearable.

Y
Yuyus
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service is awful and the food is not so good. We had to wait more that 1 1/2 hour for our food and the waitress never came with our second round of drinks.

TP
vipTenderPalate1
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The chicken in the Chicken BBQ sandwich was nicely flavored with a light coating of BBQ sauce, but was dried out, leathery. Might've sent it back, but as a business lunch, we both have limited time. And could one chicken sandwich have been different from another chicken sand? Next time, we will try a different eatery on Stone St.

CE
ChrisE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner here with a friend. Sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere. The brisket sandwich was delicious tender. The fries tasty but a bit soggy, would maybe try the sweet potato fries next time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

horrible service, walked out. not a tourist, do not want to be treated like one.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brisket and wings both outstanding

BG
BrianG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a gem in NYC's Financial District. It has the atmosphere of a sports bar yet offers upscale food - particularly barbecue. We had the beef ribs and they were the best we've had in years! Give this place a try - you won't be disappointed.

SG
SamanthaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great spot all to ourselves- great food, service and ambiance (:

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our food came out cold. The food was fine but nothing notable; this is a fine pick if you are in the neighborhood and aren't looking for anything special. For those with more flexibility on location/time, look elsewhere.

W
vipWilly25
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good .. The drinks seemed very weak.. We spent $450... Every time we wanted the waitress .. We had to hunt her down.. Terrible service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb ribs special today was out of this world, I loved it!

BM
vipBrianM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the combo platter. Good bbq

B
vipBsave
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great BBQ place for lunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't expect much of a smokehouse brunch but they do it right!

T
2Thumbs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ambiance was great, food, portions, drinks + service was good especially for the financial district area. Would recommend for lunch, brunch, chill and 1st date spot.

TJ
TerinaJ
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was mediocre at best! Too crowded and lunch time and the prices are extremely high for the portion sizes. I won't return!

BF
BecksFoodJoy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an early dinner so it was very quiet and the service was GREAT! The Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeño sliced chips were AWESOME! I had the Slice Brisket which had good flavor but just a little dry, but the anjous juice helped along with the BBQ Sauce. It was pretty good. The beer list was good but not great. I will definitely go back!

KF
vipKFinCT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've lived in or near NYC my whole life and never knew Stone Street even existed! Had to go to the Custom House on Bowling Green for some paperwork and went onto Opentable to find a place to eat nearby. Quick walk over to Stone Street which is a little side street gem. Reminds me of parts of Boston and Dublin. Route 66 has a great spot there with dining indoors or out in good weather. Best food is the Black Angus burger (really good) and they have great regular or sweet potato fries. Pulled pork and ribs were good. Grilled chicken sandwich was ho-hum.

i
vipiggy
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Starting out, it was a little disappointing because we could only order from the "brunch menu" the regular menu didn't start until 4:00 p.m. and that was not clear, at least to me, when I looked it up on open table. The food was good, service was ok especially since the place was not very busy. The waiter forgot my beer but did make up for that by not charging me. It was also a little over priced. $14.00 for a burger and then $2.00 extra for each topping. Since we were in NYC and there are so many other restaurants, I would not say I would never go back but there are certainly many other places I would try first.

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Route 66 Smokehouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Route 66 Smokehouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 943-1602.

Route 66 Smokehouse is rated 3.9 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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