All Reader Reviews of...
116 E. 27th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Park Ave.
By justin21 on 9/25/2008
My girlfriend & I jumped in a taxi last night after the SOHO Art Crawl & said 27th & Park.,(it was time for me to try the Smoke). Happily going with the flow though not getting my hopes up seeing how most establishments restaurants & otherwise are filled with an overwhelming sense of aggressive incompetence I had a great experience! We will be returning for the chipotle wings, corn bread, kc ribs, coleslaw, as well as the iceberg wedge witch the server actually split in the back even when I told him he could just bring it for the table. Everything we ate was quality & piping hot or crispy cold as it should be. We did encounter a different service person for each interaction however all were entertaining, well versed & nice, what a treat. By the way I just finished the ribs for breakfast, great! - Justin Christopher
By Deihi on 7/10/2008
I really enjoyed the Kansas city spareribs! We waited about a half hour for the table and we got our ribs very fast. The waiters were polite and we didn't have to wait our drinks too long.
Yummy, yummy, yummy in my tummy, tummy, tummy!
By Bosstone on 3/11/2008
Great BBQ. Loved the mac and cheese! Sweet tatters were amazing. The iceberg wedge was really good with REAL blue cheese dressing. (Don't worry... this was not all consumed in one sitting). Wait was long, but the beer was flowing so it was tolerable. Recommend the fried chicken to any real southerners.
By czny on 1/29/2008
Went there for dinner the other night and was severely disappointed. Our food came eerily quickly, it was almost as if someone else had ordered the food, walked out, and the "chef" left our food under the heat lamp. And after taking a bite of the fried chicken this suspicion was absolutely confirmed. In addition to the less-than-average food, we were rushed through the meal and given sub par service throughtout.
By turkey_sandwich on 1/17/2008
I was expecting a lot after all the hype and Best-Ofs and Critic's Picks, but was severely disappointed. My pulled pork lacked any discernible flavor and necessitated a serious dose of sauce to make it at all palatable. The pork tasted as though it had been boiled rather than smoked. The sausage sampler was cold and dull and poorly presented, and the best thing on the plate was the mustard. For decent BBQ, do not go here. Take the trip and go to Fette Sau in Williamsburg. Both your mouth and your wallet will be much happier.
Good for two, bad for large groups
By steve23 on 7/17/2007
I enjoyed going to this restaurant a few times with my girlfriend. The food was very good both times and we decided to share our find with some friends from work. Unfortunately, when we went with a group unfriendly service ruined our experience. Although we had a reservation the hostess made it clear that we were not particularly welcome. She did not recognize that the reservation even existed until we provided a confirmation number. Once we got our table it was not worth the trouble. I was disappointed to have such a bad experience at a restaurant that I had previously enjoyed and would not recommend eating here with groups of more than four people.
By Durga on 5/9/2007
The food can only be described as "Cafeteria Food." Noisy, out of towners, sloppy, dirty. The food actually tasted more like it came out of a can or was frozen than cooked by a chef. This is not barbeque, as I know it.
My Favorite Place!
By AllTrue on 1/5/2006
I love this restaurant! At least for now...and not because it is flashy but because it perfectly combines the ultimate foodie experience with a very laid-back casual style--and it has the Jazz Standard in the basement!! You can stop in for lunch with no notice and sit in the bistro-like front room or convivial bar area and nibble on the amazing handmade BBQ potato chips in a big tin pail with bleu cheese dip or make reservations for dinner and sit in the back enjoying traditional BBQ and all your favorite comfort foods. Danny Meyer has done it again! Oh, and by the way, you can purchase Danny's special spices here too!
Finger Lickin' Good
By chisa on 12/29/2005
Definitely some of the best BBQ that NYC has to offer. I've been to Blue Smoke several times with my parents (this is hands down my father's favorite restaurant) and we have always had a great experience. The brisket is delicious, the ribs fall right off the bone, and the meal is never complete without a side of creamed spinach and mac & cheese. And with it's great beer selection and laid back atmosphere, you can't go wrong with Blue Smoke for any occasion.
Best BBQ I've had in NYC
By Mobahat on 11/28/2005
This is by far the best BBQ I've had in the city. I'm no expert but the ribs (I had the KC ribs) were huge and delicious. Maybe a little dry but still amazing despite it. And beside that, the appetizers and sides were out of this world. Get the deviled eggs and the mac and cheese and prepare to die. . . from deliciousness!!! Service was decent though a bus boy spilled some wime and just said, "oh, you didn't lose that much." So it got a bit of a hit for that. A little expensive too but all in all a winner. Enjoy!
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