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Posted by BBQ Disappointment on 07/26/2006
I was anticipating really great BBQ. I ordered the Baby Back Ribs and found them to be quite tough and tasteless, my friend ordered the Texas Beef Ribs which he said were dry. The appetizers we ordered for the table were great, hush puppies, potatoe chips and the wings. The mashed potatoes were a hit and the mac & cheese was much too slaty for me. What bothered me mostly was that I had to pay for the cornbread and 2 glasses of wine cost $10. Different beer choices were a plus. I'm a southern girl and to me this was not anywhere near southern style (South Carolina) BBQ - I guess it's done different in Texas and St. Louis. But I am willing to go back and try something else. The service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed to leave the premises.
Posted by Very Pleased on 07/14/2006
I don't even like pork and I ordered a pulled pork it was I think one of the best things I have ever tasted it was amazing! I will forsure go back and bring my friends!
Posted by phlssten on 07/08/2006
This is absolutely the best BBQ this Texas boy has had in quite a while. It tastes like the stuff I used to get in the Valley when I was growing up. They cook the brisket perfectly but what sets them apart is that they use a very fine cut of organic meat, incredibly flavorable meat. Expensive? This is NYC. I would rather pay a few bucks more and get something really delicious.
Posted by Happy B Day America on 07/04/2006
Of course the ribs and pulled pork are outstanding, but you must order the Warm Barbecued Potato Chips, the Macaroni & Cheese, and the Dessert Sampler. One heck of a culinary delight!
Posted by Anon on 07/02/2006
We love the food at blue smoke. Have been there many times and have never been disappointed. Everything from the ribs to the brisket to the desert is delish. Even the hot chocolate with the marshmallow toasted right on top of the cup is absolute perfection. But do be prepared to wait and to pay!
Posted by YankeeFan on 06/29/2006
First, comments on the last couple of reviews: garnish? You want garnish? If you go to a real BBQ joint (I've been to a bunch in KC) they throw the ribs in some butcher paper, on top of some Wonder bread, toss some pickles on top and tape the whole thing up. Thats BBQ. What do you need garnish for?!? As for Blue Smoke being overpriced... for a slab of ribs, it seems comparable to me. You're in NY baby. Even bad rib places here will price a rack at $20+. So while I dont want to call it "overpriced" (unless you label every restaurant in NYC overpriced, in which case everyone will think you're a country bumpkin)... I'll only give it a 3.5 for value... you COULD satisfy your hunger for 1/10th the price. By getting a couple of dirty water hot dogs. Anyway... the KC ribs are always, always good here. Big, meaty and flavored just right. Add a bit of the sweet and spicy sauce from the table, and its just... really gooood. My wife loves the pulled pork. Our kid loves the kids menu, esp the decorate yourself cookie. I even like the fries. And the mac and cheese too. The burger is OK, but you can do better. But come here for the ribs, and you wont be disappointed. Oh, and the service is usually friendly but hurried, because the place is always packed, even at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon. Yes, you do have to flag down your waiter/waitress if you want a refill on you coke. And twice they took away my wife's place while *I* was still working on it (she couldn't finish). But it was an honest mistake and I dont blame them. Just protect the food you are eating off your dinner partner's plate! 8-) Highly Recommended.
Posted by unhappy on 06/16/2006
I'm not getting what people like about this joint. It's overpriced and the barbecue is so-so. The one highlight was the burger. anyway i still love menupages and will keep using it everyday, literally.....