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Blue Smoke

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$$ - $$$
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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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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Res56
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a highly recommended restaurant and I was very disappointed with the food and the service. My brisket was dry and too spicy. The fried chicken lacked flavor. Our waiter was very friendly but our table was cleared before I finished eating. This happened twice. They didn't even ask if we were done, they just took it away. My... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not a fancy place but you get close to an authentic Southern American food is a nice ambiance and good service. Worth a try for a casual night out.

Thank Jose C
Ridgewood, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken out for my birthday here this past Saturday. As soon as I came in the hostess was nothing but smiles and very nice and approachable. We were about a half an hour early for our reservation, but they sat us anyway. The night got even better, our waitress (I wish I remembered her name) was extremely friendly.... More 

Thank Zach L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just perfect. Good atmosphere. Good drinks. Good service. Expensive. Must be one of the best up-scale grill restaurants in NYC

Thank Yannis B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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171 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with some friends who live locally. They had sold out of beef ribs, which is what I was really hoping for. That being said, there was plenty of choice. It was all nice, but none of it spectacular. The beer choice was pretty good. 3* is maybe a bit harsh, but 4* needs to be for a meal... More 

Thank Mark C
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special meals, taste perfect, presentation very good!!!! Cozy place and great attention Price normal

Thank Mario I
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to some good BBQ but were disappointed with the average ribs, no cole slaw and the beans tasted like vinegar. The shrimp étouffée was excellent.

Thank Bobisue16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came the week leading into Christmas so the restaurant was busy, but the service and attention provided was really good. The ribs and food were delicious. The kids loved the idea of making there own cookies. Great lunch, thank you

Thank bvcfamily
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on trip advisor as we were staying at the Conrad Hotel and was literally on our door step. We wanted some decent food as just come off a cruise ship after 11 days. We went to this restaurant and took a seat at the bar. What stuck us was the ambiance in the restaurant and how... 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
US$30 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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