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Blue Smoke

116 E. 27th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Park Ave.
212-447-7733

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

59% would go back.

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This is the Spot

By Jlo1277 on 8/21/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

This spot is great. The food was mouth watering, the Kansas City ribs were as tender as chicken. The sides are big enough to share (a lot of meals do not come with sides)so order at least one. My husband and I would surely go back, but parents leave the kiddies home. Uptown Girl

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263 out of 649 people found this review helpful.

Great food in a casual atmosphere

By WandaM on 7/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had 3 adults and 3 children in our party. We all loved our food. The barbecued mussels and deviled eggs were enjoyed by all as our appetizer. The guys loved the ribs especially the Texas Salt and Pepper. My brisket was tender and juicy. My son's spicy cheese fries were surprisingly good. the restaurant has a good children's menu. When the waiter heard my older son wanted ice cream he brought him a small dish on the house. The jazz playing in the background was perfect for this type of place. We all recommend this restaurant.

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293 out of 611 people found this review helpful.

Go to Dallas BBQ

By tdrnyc on 3/23/2005

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We're big fans of Danny Meyer restaurants, so we were really looking forward to Blue Smoke. Unfortunately, Danny misses with this. It's too expensive and the food hit or miss. For instance, while the baby back ribs were meaty and the drinks strong (the hits), the creamed spinach was not creamy and the warm blue cheese and bacon dip had practically no bacon (a sentiment shared by others in the restaurant I noticed) (these were misses). Dallas BBQ is better at 1/3 the price.

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281 out of 630 people found this review helpful.

Blue Smoke is the Best BBQ in NY!

By IanL on 3/16/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can't say enough wonderful stuff about this place. An impressive menu of high caliber BBQ and desserts, quick, friendly, and attentive service, and a fantastic upbeat atmosphere. They also have a unique winelist, an enormous bourbon selection, and a very inventive array of cocktails.

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310 out of 643 people found this review helpful.

Might as well of Gone to Chiles

By andrewbe on 2/10/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

The food was average, the decor was average, and it was very over priced. Sad to say, but the BBQ is better at Apple Bee's and Chiles, also less expensive.-

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288 out of 592 people found this review helpful.

Cos-m-que

By Ardennes on 12/21/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Aboslutely delicious. The many choices of barbque styles will leave every tastebud happy. Whether you like beef or pork ribs, hot or sweet, pepper rubbed or dripping in barbque sauce, Blue Smoke masters them all. You must try the mojito, made with lots of fresh mint and lime, not some prepackaged syrup, a real taste of 1950 Havanna. The waitstaff are friendly and always close at hand. A perfect choice for a great meal.

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258 out of 532 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Hamburgers

By omotosando on 9/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've only had the hamburgers and fries and can't comment on the ribs or desserts or sides. The hamburgers and fries were excellent. The wine by the carafe was decent. It's a fun place to go with a group of friends when you are craving a hamburger.

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228 out of 428 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

By cgras777 on 6/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I was VERY excited to be trying Blue Smoke for the first time. Perhaps a little too excited. Wings and fried green tomatoes were very good. Atmosphere, fun. 1/2 Rack Kansas City ribs, undercooked. Rib Sampler, big mistake. For $23, I was served 2 Texas ribs, little meat and overcooked. 4 baby backs, also overcooked. 5 KC, way undercooked. They ought to be ashamed to serve that to a customer. If this dinner wasn't a birthday gift from my wife, I would have sent the sampler back. Overall rating 4 out of 10.

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228 out of 455 people found this review helpful.

Good but not great

By herbbette on 2/20/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The spicy sausage and bbq spaghetti appetizers were very good, but cold. The service was good but the drinks were weak.

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225 out of 444 people found this review helpful.

Not impressed

By Marchie2003 on 10/9/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Service was slow and not very friendly. To start we had the Buffalo wings and I must say they were some of the best I've had. The ribs my party got had very little meat on them and lacked in flavor. Not good at all which surprised me becuase that's basically all you can order there. Not a filling portion, just some slabs of mediocre ribs on a plate. Once we saw what we were getting, we ordered a side of fries, just to fill us up. They were satisfactory, nothing special. My pulled pork platter was good. Tasty pork with just the right amount of seasoning. Food took forever to come out and we had to ask twice, where it was. I would recommend coming here only to sit at the bar, with a beer and a bucket of wings. Anything else is a waste of your money.

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