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Blue Smoke

Map & Directions 116 E. 27th St.
New York, NY 10016
  • Barbecue
  • Sun-Mon 11:30am-10pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
  • Catering, Delivery, Family Style, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer, Full bar, Wine
  • Accepted, Not Necessary
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

While we were prepared to be disappointed on a grand scale at Blue Smoke, some of the food was quite good. Among the barbecue entrées, the ribs fare best. The St. Louis spare ribs are thickly coated with a spice rub, perfectly cooked, moist, and tasty. If you didn't expect a smoky flavor, the lack of it might not be bothersome. More delicate, the sauce-smeared baby back ribs hearken to Kansas City joints like Arthur Bryant's, with less success. The biggest bust is the Texas favorite-brisket, rendered oily and hyper-salty. On one of three occasions, it had a chemical-tasting flavor that reminded me of Liquid Smoke. The pulled pork butt fares better, though the barbecue sauce on the table is too lacking in vinegar to give it real Carolina flavor. Chicken, however, is the authentic product-the flesh alarmingly pink, the skin turned rubbery. More importantly, the bird manages to taste smoky. And I'm sure you'll be relieved to learn that the chicken is organic.

Member Reviews

  • yeseniarj wrote a review for Blue Smoke
    on 09/09/10

    they have a sampler that is grate cause you taste a verity of different ribs. It's sooooooooooooooooooooo good love this spot.

  • fstabile wrote a review for Blue Smoke
    on 05/24/10

    bbq is gret here!

  • tucker1979 wrote a review for Blue Smoke
    on 07/28/09

    Up until a few years ago, Blue Smoke was probably the best NYC had to offer in terms of authentic barbecue. Now with RUB, Dinosaur, Daisy Mae's...Blue Smoke is for the after-work social crowd who happen to also like a little pulled pork with their Bavarian-imported lager. A bit on the pricey side, but you're paying for the chintzy real estate.

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Tips from foursquare

  • nymag on 07/27/10

    Danny Meyer’s very tasty brisket sandwich, mounded neatly with pickles and slaw on a brioche bun, is one of our 101 Best Sandwiches in NY.

  • The New York Times on 08/27/10

    Great service and plenty of room make this our best family barbecue restaurant. Bring the kids for beef ribs, pit beans, dessert cookies.

  • The Corcoran Group on 11/17/11

    This packed barbeque joint is serving up awesome ribs (Texas Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs), perfect mac & cheese and collared greens. Start with the deviled eggs! Jazz music is served on the side.

  • Metromix on 07/15/10

    Leave the wet wipes at home, restauranteur Danny Meyer adds a cool and upscale spin on the traditionally messy BBQ. We suggest checking out the extras like the bar scene or the jazz club downstairs.

  • Briana W. on 07/07/09

    The mac and cheese is crazy. It's the creamiest and cheesiest I've had in the city.

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