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Posted by Tabetha on 10/24/2006
The Food in this restaurant is amazing! I love the rice and the drinks are great! I love this restaurant. I tell everyone to go check it out!
Posted by Victoria on 08/18/2006
Don't listen to anyone that hsa the gall to go out and call someone else an idiot based on their restaurant review. Anyway, I had a delicious sandwich for lunch and a stellar milkshake, and really liked the rustic, down to earth, Southern, open atmosphere. Service was prompt and nice too.
Posted by anon on 08/18/2006
There is so much about this place that is good, but for overpriced bbq regardless of the quality i'm really disappointed that the ribs were way too fatty from not being cooked long enough. it seems like for a danny meyer restaurant specializing in bbq, the bbq should be consistently great and it simply isn't. the mac and cheese and buffalo wings always are, but without the ribs what's the point? as for the last person to post...chill out and get a clue. if a restaurant isn't at it's best on it's busiest night, it shouldn't be in business.
Posted by Parker on 08/15/2006
Lauren who wrote on 8/13 was a loser in high school and in college then. What sorority scene was it? I guess you never got a bid. You wrote on the 13th so you probably ate on the 12th, a Saturday night so OFCOURSE this popular place is going to be packed with beautiful women at a nice spacious bar. The next time you write so negatively go there on a weeknight and tell me if it's bad then. Don't eat at places and expect the best this and the best that and everything has to be the best on a jampacked Saturday night. Welcome to New York...no southern hospitality here. Holla
Posted by Laura on 08/13/2006
I have been hearing about Blue Smoke for ages, and finally went with some southerners to try it out - all of us were nonplussed. No one was disgusted, but no one was impressed either, and given how hard it is to get a reputation at this place, I would pass... Also, the bar scene at the front is like intruding on a sorority reunion - too many recent grads who are just there to be seen - takes away from the enjoyment of the meal.
Posted by H on 08/09/2006
PLEASE do not listen to the negative reviews...Blue Smoke is a great restaurant and definitely a worthwhile place to check out. I've never been dissappointed with their food or service. Do try the hush puppies...amazing! Mac and cheese is awesome, right up there with Cafeteria's.. As for the ribs...go with the baby backs...you cant miss...I have yet to try the desserts because im usually full...but one time I will...
Posted by Jason on 08/09/2006
...and then we finally get it and it's not so great. I'm talking here about barbecue, a food prevalent in the South but harder to find in NYC. So we make amends if it's not fabulous. I'm no BBQ connoisseur, even though I grew up in the South and ate my fair share. (You haven’t lived until you’ve tried an all-you-can-eat BBQ barn.) But even as an amateur, I can say Blue Smoke isn’t great BBQ. I dined once for dinner, and had incredibly flavorful short ribs (their Wed night special) that had been beer marinated (or so they tasted) alongside equally tasty bacon-infused collard greens. So far, so good. And things really didn’t go downhill when I returned for lunch recently. The Caesar salad was passable. The devilled eggs were bland and pricey ($6.99 for four halves? Come on!). For an entrée I had the Rhapsody in ‘Cue, which consisted of four ribs, skin-on chicken, a standard sausage link, a relatively bland pile of pulled pork, and a bizarre pickle pile. The ribs were meaty and flavorful. None of the meats were drenched in sauce, which might explain some of the blandness. But I wouldn’t write home about or bring my Southern friends to try any of it. It’s all merely passable, and New Yorkers should demand better. Service-wise, our waiter did the best he could, even when our entrees took a while to arrive. Blue Smoke gets very crowded, and thus noisy, so don’t bring a first date or your hard-of-hearing grandmother there. If you crave BBQ or ribs, give it a shot. I can heartily recommend a Wed night visit for the short ribs. A nice touch for kids: Blue Smoke provides pig-shaped cookies to decorate, whereafter they bake them and bring the finished product for dessert . But pack the plastic – our lunch for two (with tip) came to $88.