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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).
Posted by RMAQ on 02/08/2008
with the food or service. I love coming here and only here for the St. louis style ribs and sweet potato fries. They are bites of heaven. I will keep coming back.
Posted by Abs on 02/01/2008
With restaurant week I figured id give it a shot. the only reservation they'd give us was for 10:15pm We got there on time and were sat immediately, but also felt like we left immediately. it felt like we were being rushed out of the place. within 2 mins of ordering the starters were on the table, within 2 mins of finishing starters, the food was put on the table. and shortly after finishing and being asked if we want dessert the check was plopped down on the table and by 11:15pm we were in the cab going home!! Now on to the food... I had the toasted raviolis with shredded pork, they were decent but tasted much better with hot sauce instead of the marinara sauce. my girl got the pull and eat shrimp and had no complaints. Then for dinner i had the pulled pork platter w/ pit beans, mac and cheese, and collard greens. the pulled pork was very good. it was moist, fell apart, and had good flavor with the bbq sauce it comes with. the pit beans however, bear with me, literally tasted like baked beans and pork doused in Taco Bell Hot sauce. I mentioned it to my girl and she completely agreed, no good. The mac and cheese, like most people reviewed, was very good and i def recommend getting it. and the collard greens also were decent. So much to my dismay I more than likely wont be returning by my own choice. but if you have to go to find out for yourself like I had to, go with the pulled pork but sub the mac and cheese for the pit beans and you'll be happy. other then that you're on your own lol
Posted by foodie on 01/26/2008
My friends and I tried the ribs and there are MUCH better places out there, cheaper too. The ribs were dried, hard, and definitely not meaty. If you like chewing on bones, then this is your place. The only highlight of the day was the dessert. The hot fudge brownie sundae is to die for but for $7.95, it's way overpriced. For the price I paid for this meal, I could've gotten a lobster roll.