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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"

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59% would go back.

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Blue Smoke

By donricky on 8/27/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

What's the fuss over Blue Smoke? The ribs are dry, the sides dull, and the hot fudge sundae dismal. Excellent and friendly service and cornbread hardly made up.

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251 out of 504 people found this review helpful.

kid friendly brunch, otherwise so so food

By Roejo on 8/4/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We went for brunch on a weekend with my 9 month old and it was kid central. They could not have been nicer about it too-they even had Blues Clues on the tv above the bar. The fod we ordered was pretty much a letdown-I had a Greek salad with a piece of smoked chicken on top. The chicken was very good-very moist, but a tiny piece. The salad looked as if it had been tossed in dressing (and alot of it) about 6 hours before. It was completely wilted and gross. My husband had brisket which he thought was so so. I was really disappointed.

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254 out of 486 people found this review helpful.

Blew Smoke

By hey_hon on 6/9/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Really cold beer. Thats the best of it. After coming here a 2nd time I was still disappointed, the first time the ribs were rubbery and reminiscent of "old lunch meat" this time the pulled pork needed the entire condiment tray - hot sauce, black pepper, BBQ sauce (that I didn't like but it was "there"), something called "Magic Dust" and the pickles on the plate - it didn't have a whole lot in the way of taste otherwise. A chopped salad was mainly julianned peppers and onions and the cole slaw was just inexcusable.

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219 out of 466 people found this review helpful.

good ribs, but wont go back

By ssherry on 5/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

great ribs, but overall not really a plesant dining experience. pulled pork sandwich wasnt so hot.

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266 out of 527 people found this review helpful.

Why do chefs think they can pick up anything?

By bphop on 4/1/2003

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

This without a doubt was one of the most disappointing meals EVER. NYT says it is improving, from terrible to bad? The portions are a joke, the quality is fair. The joke is this place is trying to make gourmet BBQ? Give me a slab of ribs and sides. Case in point ribs at Virgil's same price, double the quantity and you get 2 choice of sides! Waiter says our ribs are smoked not steamed like Virgil's. Your ribs suck so who cares if you slow roast and put the finest spices! A word to the owner, price adjust guarantee you are out of business by the fall. $6.50 for collard greens & iceberg lettuce with just lettuce and weak dressing. Please at least try and get a good dressing. Also, notice no repeat customers. Seems like a lot of first timers or expense accounts, probably the cheapest and easiest Danny M. place to get in. PEOPLE save your money!

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221 out of 422 people found this review helpful.

Gets in your eyes - not in your heart

By wudzee on 1/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Blue Smoke is so, so, so . . . well, so New York. It's also so-so. You'll find better ribs and better brisket 100 miles in any direction from here. Go here if you must, but even with the best of intentions the finished product is not real, not authentic. Piece by piece it starts out fine, but the sum comes up short.

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248 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Hamburger Heaven

By Destiny78 on 1/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Blue Smoke has come up in many reviews I read, so on the last day of my brief Holiday vacation (well it was only 2 days, but still...) I took a chance and tried it out. I usually dine alone, so this is the perfect place to do so, especially on a rainy afternoon. The theme of this restaurant is Jazz, so while you are enjoying a scrumptious, yet greasy meal, you can relax and let your mind wander. For lunch I had a cheeseburger and fries. Now I know thats not too original, but this burger was extra special. It was almost a half pound of beef topped with cheddar cheese.I basically inhaled the thing. On top of having a cheeseburger, I decided to also have cheese melted on my fries. What more can a girl ask for..I even ordered a side of their chunky blue cheese dressing and dipped my fries into that (my personal favorite. The atmosphere is great and they have an expansive drink menu. Next time I go there I am going to sample their famous ribs...come on, give the place a shot :)

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213 out of 468 people found this review helpful.

Excess

By Pudgy on 12/30/2002

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Every visit to Blue Smoke guarantees you roll out of the restaurant and regret your excesses. The ribs are great, as are the many sides. Desserts are nothing to sneeze at either.

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239 out of 448 people found this review helpful.

Good Grub

By brutus on 12/17/2002

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

You will stuff yourself silly with ribs and brisket and mashed potatos and so on and so on.

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