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Blue Smoke

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255 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10282 (North End Avenue & West Street)
+1 212-889-2005
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked here from m our hotel on a recommendation from a friend and boy were we in for a treat. The ribs were cooked to perfection and the meat was falling off the bones. The fried chicken was ok. The pork ribs were great too. The bar was well stocked. The service was good ambience very modern. Must try... More 

Thank Jaytee62
Bergen, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the "Smoked Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sause" which was excellent and the Baby Back Ribs with the Mac & Cheese and Collard Green sides. The Back Back Ribs were ok, I wanted to get the Spare Ribs but they were out. The Mac & Cheese was excellent but the Collard Greens was not really any good. I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Blue Smoke after visiting the One World Observatory, and whilst we originally stopped in for a snack ended up staying for dinner after being tempted by the extensive menu. The service was excellent and our waitress provided some excellent suggestions. We ordered a range of items to share, all of which were delicious - the ribs, pulled pork... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would expect to find great Bar-B-Q in NYC? Well it is here. The Chef at Blue Smoke was from Louisiana and it shows. The Baby Back Ribs are amazing. So tender and delicious. The staff is great. They are pleasant and helpful. This is a must stop in Manhattan.

Thank Richard V
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brisket was good but not memorable. Lunch was over $20 without a drink. Service was great. Many other better options nearby.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here after a 2 year gap as I had a great time here for my last night meal. Booked via OpenTable a week before we went across to the USA and I was looking forward to an end-of-holiday treat. But it was extremely busy and we got seated right in the middle of the restaurant, and although we asked... More 

Thank Kevin S
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss out on the corn bread Madeline for an appetizer. the pimento appetizer was great also. All the ribs were delicious. The fried oysters were a seasonal option and a favorite at the table. The banana fosters desert was fabulous.

Thank Lucinda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More a New York style BBQ, not a southern style. But still delicious. Try the bacon. They got a good bar, blue smoke ale is good with most the meats. Just a little expensive for BBQ.

Thank Tyler S
New York
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here while staying in the area. It was full around 2pm so we opted to eat at the bar. Good decision. The bartender was very friendly and was able to make me a spicy margarita perfectly. I had the avacado and shrimp on toast which was very good but they hit it out of the park with the... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I've eaten barbeque all over the US including Memphis and have to say I didn't think the food matched the hype about the location. The food was good but not memorable by any stretch of the imagination. I've had barbeque in Memphis that I remember to this day. I do recommend the smoked wings in the Alabama white sauce which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10282
    (North End Avenue & West Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located at 255 Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street (West Side Highway). You can take the E train to the World Trade Center stop and proceed west towards the West Side Highway. You can also take the 2 or 3 trains to the Park Place stop and walk west along Park Place to Murray Street. Continue across West Side Highway.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
  • Neighbourhood: TriBeCa
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-2005
Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke serves mouthwatering authentic pit barbecue using prime meats, fowl and fish, accompanied by farm-fresh seasonal vegetable side dishes and soulful home-style cakes and pies.

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