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Posted by Anonymous on 03/06/2008
I recently dined here because of its high recommendations, but I truly felt it was overrated. I had the baby back ribs which were dry and and had very little BBQ sauce on them. The BBQ sauce they had on the table (sweet and regular) was nothing special either. Their sweet potato fries were ok. They were merely a Sweet potato cut in quarters and fried only enough on the outside, so the inside was still mushy. The dip that comes with it was pretty good. Their mac and cheese was probably the best dish I had, but still wasn't anything special. THE GOOD. The service was outstanding. All the waiters cater to your needs and aren't just working one table at a time. Food was delivered promptly and your plates were cleared quickly as well. Everyone was also very nice and helpful. It's too bad their food isn't as good!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2008
One of my friends recently celebrated his birthday with a group dinner at Blue Smoke. I ordered the Blue Smoke Burger (topped with cheddar and bacon a must!) and fries ... it was DELICIOUS! After sampling the rest of the table's orders, I have to say that the pulled pork is also delicious, the brisket is thickly cut and tasty (but lacking the BBQ flavor), and the St. Louis ribs are also tasty (but nothing special). If you like to order sides, the hush puppies are pretty good, and although I didn't taste the mac & cheese, my friends gave it good reviews. If you like to order drinks, Blue Smoke offers complete beer, wine and cocktail menus, as well as a large selection of the harder stuff take your pick or mix and match! ) In sum, if you come for the burgers, the pulled pork and drinks, you'll enjoy the restaurant!
Posted by The Critics on 03/02/2008
My Husband and I went to Blue Smoke today. We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and southern feel amidst the busy city. The food was quite tasty and the portions were just right. The servers were very friendly. Overall we would return with our children to enjoy a family night out. Blue Smoke is totally appropriate for couples with children. This gets an A+ in our book!
Posted by Stephanie on 02/27/2008
I have visited "The Smoke" (as my husband and I call it) tons of times since it opened and all I can say is DELISH! I have never been let down and always leave stuffed. From the BBQ chips and blue cheese dip to the deviled eggs to the ribs and mac & cheese, everything is so gosh darn good that it can become habitual. And the key lime pie is awesome! My hubby is from Texas so we are terribly picky about our BBQ but "The Smoke" is our fave. The atmosphere is fun and laid back, the venue is attractive, and the service is great. If you have a hankering for ribs and sides, check this place out. Yum! Best BBQ in NYC. I also used them to cater my hubby's 30th birthday party at home. They took care of everything and the food was great. Big hit!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/19/2008
Always like Blue Smoke but hadn't been for some years, so I went for dinner over the weekend. While the wait was indeterminably long (an hour and a half!!), it was well worth it: the burgers were fantastic and the best I've had in that hood for quite some time. The jalapeno fritters were pretty delish as well. Get your arse there, but be sure to make a res in advance.
Posted by I don't get it on 02/18/2008
Ate at Blue Smoke last night. I don't get the popularity of this place. It's always mobbed and loud. I had the Memphis ribs which were incredibly bland, and the mac & cheese which was good until it got cold. I had a delicious Shiraz which turned out to be $9.00! I should have asked first.
Posted by cityslicker on 02/10/2008
My wife & I ate at here last night. Definitely try the pork ravioli but the sauce could have used more bite. My wife ordered the baby backs. In terms of meat-she was biting all bone. In terms of taste-they were bland. I went with the rib sampler. None of the flavors were that distinct and I too was diappointed with the amount of meat on the bones. Oh yeah, and absolutely nothing that came out of the kitchen was hot. We will probably not go back for the food but maybe for another pitcher of Abita Light (LA).