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Blue Smoke

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116 E. 27th St., New York, NY 10016 40.742322 -73.9837
nr. Park Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-447-7733 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

bluesmoke.com

Hours

Sun-Mon, 11:30pm-10pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.

Prices

$14.95-$37.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style
  • Teen Appeal
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

22nd St. to 32nd St., Third Ave. to Madison Ave.

Profile

Forget what the 'cue quibblers say—Blue Smoke is an ingenious Manhattan barbecue joint with a woody barroom full of red-vinyl booths, a skylit dining room, and a hot jazz club downstairs. True, some of the barbecue isn't there yet, but each visit shows improvement, as pit master Kenny Callaghan breaks in those Missouri-made smokers. Salt-and-pepper beef ribs are terrific; so are sides and desserts, and as far as salmon goes, what's the problem? This ain't East Treestump, Texas, after all.

Catering

Danny Meyer caters his popular barbecue for those who like to roll up their sleeves and dig in. His "Old Hickory" pits smoke everything from pulled pork, brisket, and vegetable sliders to grilled salmon and Memphis-style baby back ribs.

Recommended Dishes

Memphis-style baby back ribs, half rack $15.95/full rack $25.50; pulled pork platter, $18.95; macaroni and cheese, $7.95

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