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“Awesome food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke
255 Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10282 (TriBeCa)
(212) 889-2005
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Ranked #921 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Cross street: North End Avenue & West Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I had the KC ribs which were really good! Great atmosphere and great service. Even with the place being busy we had great service. I didn't expect good BBQ in NYC but I was proven wrong.

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English first
New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a good place to take kids for a birthday dinner. The hostess always makes sure that the waiters know that it is their birthday and this makes the kids feel special. They have a nice kids menu, they give the kids "Wiki sticks" that the kids love and then they also bring over raw cookie dough in the shape of a pig and the kids get to decorate them with sprinkles. All of this keeps them busy until the food comes.

We also liked the adult choices. I had a great salad with chicken and we also had the ribs and the pulled pork. The portions were a good size.

One small problem we had was that the ribs that were given to the kids had some chipped bones to them, so it was a little difficult for the eats to eat. Just be careful to check this when they bring the food to your kids.

The hostess and the managers were very attentive but our waiter seemed to be a little too busy and we did have to wait for the food a little longer than was necessary.

Overall, a good meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Like another reviewer here we stayed at the Conrad. With driving snow on Monday we elected to stay near to the hotel which proved fortunate for us.
We started with wings, nuts and the wonderful chips and dip to share. Draft beer in pitchers with iced glass. The ribs were tremendous. Wide variety to choose from and only one us quite vanquished their opponent.
So great food, drink and atmosphere. However the star of the night was the outstanding service. The team were enthusiastic, helpful and happy! I should get back to the states more often if this is the kind of experience I can expect.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Cala de Mijas, Spain
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237 reviews 237 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great ribs and very generous portions,be prepared to wait for a table though as its very popular and busy most of the time.

Visited March 2013
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Orlando
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed at the Conrad and had dinner one night at this great restaurant. Wow, amazing food and great service. Just a remarkable experience we had. The BBQ is fantastic, we should know we are from the South. I would recommend this place to anyone. Excellent location to the Conrad Hilton actually inside the Hilton. Will always eat here when staying at the hotel.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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