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116 E. 27th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Park Ave.
This is the Spot
By Jlo1277 on 8/21/2005
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
Great food in a casual atmosphere
By WandaM on 7/14/2005
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.
Go to Dallas BBQ
By tdrnyc on 3/23/2005
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.
Blue Smoke is the Best BBQ in NY!
By IanL on 3/16/2005
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.
Might as well of Gone to Chiles
By andrewbe on 2/10/2005
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.-
By Ardennes on 12/21/2004
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.
By omotosando on 9/24/2004
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.
By cgras777 on 6/13/2004
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.
Good but not great
By herbbette on 2/20/2004
The spicy sausage and bbq spaghetti appetizers were very good, but cold. The service was good but the drinks were weak.
By Marchie2003 on 10/9/2003
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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