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Posted by HS on 03/15/2007
This was my first and last visit. The salt and pepper beef ribs, so highly praised by the NY Times, were inedible. The three kind of pork ribs all tasted the same. No, that's not true - none of them had any taste! The collard greens and cole slaw were quite good, but the BBQ potato chips tasted only of salt. The service was fine. It was a very disappointing experience.
Posted by Shawn on 03/15/2007
Nice place with a cool kind of air about it. Where in NY do we have BBQ and a kind of scene feel.....HERE! It's like a Houston's scene (well, maybe a tad below), somewhat dim (could be dimmer), but they totally need to turn the music up. All you hear are plates and glasses. As for the food...you totally could share if you want to leave comfortable not full. Get apps and sides and an entree. BBQ chips with bluecheese (and ranch?) & bacon is AMAZING! Then we got the rib sampler which was very good but lets face it...all BBQ in NYC is the same. Even Dallas BBQ is just as good, but Blue Smoke's secret...2 amazing kinds of table BBQ sauce and a MAGIC DUST seasoning.....yummy! I'd go back just for that! They totally need frozen drinks though, it could add a fun feel to the place. Sides seem good. Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach are just average, get the mac and cheese. As for dessert- choc cake was just rich and boring. Very Entenmans. Get the apple pie with the cinammon icecream . I'd return!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2007
Small dishes for price but food is outstanding. Best baked beans ever and pulled pork awesome.
Posted by localdiner on 02/27/2007
Couldn't have had a better time. our waitress was top notch - incredibly helpful with entree/appetizer selection and very patient throughout our meal. everyone in our party lapped up their food with high marks for the ribs (including beef ribs), hamburger, and applewood smoked chicken. the fries are also excellent. for dessert, our table shared the warm apple crisp which was a delight, particularly paired with cinnamon ice cream. we will be back soon, for sure!
Posted by blintz on 01/18/2007
I have heard a lot about this place so i deceided to give it a go. We ordered a bunch of bbq items and a bunch of regular items. The BBQ leaves much to be desired. Pulled pork, no good. Brisket, might be the poorest i ever had. Ribs. dry and over cooked. The highlight was the burger and desserts. Anyway if you want good BBQ go somewhere else but if you want decent bar food with good service Blue somke is as good as any other place.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/15/2007
Great service and the food was very good, I will definitely go back. Pulled pork was awesome as well as the cream of broccoli soup du jour! Definitely check it out for some great BBQ in NYC.
Posted by thebottomline on 11/29/2006
Typical of the city, the menu has drastically changed since opening...when the food was much bettter and the menu less traditional...now it's still good but limited. Ribs are tops. Good music. No complaints, no accolades...I might go a few times a year.