Route 66 Smokehouse

3.9
66 reviews
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American
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service terrible food

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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SM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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YI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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...

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OT
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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PC
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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PY
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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RP
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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Y
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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TP
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brisket and wings both outstanding

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BG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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SG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service

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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BM
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the combo platter. Good bbq

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B
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great BBQ place for lunch.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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TJ
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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!

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BF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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KF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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i
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing all that special

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had such an incredible meal. The chips and dip are fantastic. The pulled pork and sweet potato fries delicious. I'm looking forward to coming back soon.

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FJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The beef ribs are good. Expect saltiness.

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DC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Walking on Stone Street you can easily get lost in the wonderful outdoor seating. Don't lose your way as Route 66 has fantastic BBQ ribs (although a bit spicy) I enjoyed every one of them. My friends had the brisket which from my sampling was better than I expected as many other places put too much salt in the cooking. Will definitely return again!

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table for 12 and we were easily accommodated - whole family enjoyed it! Had pulled pork-yum! Grits were soooo good, jalapeño cornbread was served in cast iron own as is the choc chip cookie! Must
Go for anyone near stone street! Our waitress was a darling also!!!

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PC
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2015
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

2/3 of the time I've come here, the food is either delayed in getting to my table, or the credit card system goes down, or my server forgets to ask me if I'm ok or need anything. I've now written this place off! Don't waste your time here. So many other good choices on Stone Street, no need to settle for this place.

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