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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul
  • 116 E 27th St, New York NY10016 40.742158 -73.9838259
  • (Btwn Lexington & Park Ave)
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  • (212) 447-7733
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User Ratings (Based on 185 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.3
Service 3.8 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 447-7733
(212) 576-2561
Major Credit Cards
Sun-Mon: 11:30am-10pm Tue-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Trendy, Live Entertainment, Gluten Free Items, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by bigphat on 12/06/2005

    Exactly What We Were Looking For

    Not Danny Meyer's Typical... And the food was basically average if you are a true BBQ fan. But the appetizers were very good, well thought out and well presented. Then there is the bar. Ladies and Gentleman, this place lives for the bar. The Bourbon and Single Malt selection is second to NONE. The wine list is far above average, the service was attentive and professional if dressed shabby and the atmosphere was very comfortable. I liked it.

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by Ash on 11/29/2005

    Stuff Yer Face Like Atmosphere, Food OK

    The place looks like typical bar restaurant, has dark interior, wooden tables and chairs. Good crowd. Menu is limited, def not for vegetarians. Service is typical college student waiter/waitress. I had the shrimp salad, it was good.

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by needfood on 11/22/2005

    Not recommended

    I read all the reviews and i just don't get it. This place has nothing to do with real bbq. the food is sub par at best. The only thing this place has going for it is Danny Meyer's reputation. There is much better to be had...

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by Shmu on 11/10/2005

    Solid BBQ

    Great barbaque, ribs fell right off the bone and the buffalo wings were great. Place had a great feel to it and had a true bbq feel in the atmosphere. Recommend highly.

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by BBQ Fan on 11/07/2005

    Best Ribs in NYC

    I've tried almost all of the "famous" rib places in NYC, from the low end (Dallas BBQ) to the high end (Virgil's) and NONE of them come close to Blue Smoke (Waterfront Ale is second, I think) when it comes to ribs. They have several varieties, after trying each of them multiple times, the KC ribs rate as the best. Meaty and cooked just right every time. My only two complaints: (1) when you order takeout, the food seems to be of a lower standard. I've done takeout twice (eating with 20 minutes of leaving the restaurant) and both times the ribs seems less meaty and less tasty. (2) They dont have brown gravy for the mashed potatoes. As for the previous reviewers who say the food is not as good as advertised, maybe they were referring to the non-rib dishes, which I have not bothered to try yet. And as for it being overpriced...? It's Manhattan. Show me another rib place of equal quality for a lower price and I'll go there. I've searched and searched, and found ... none.

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by Keann11580 on 11/04/2005

    Best BBQ in New York

    This was the best BBQ I had ever had. The Food was very tasty the service was good also. The atmosphere was great. I loved the fact that they placed metal tin cans on each table to dicarded bones in. The buffalo wings are a must try...

  • Blue Smoke

    Posted by BBQLUVR on 10/24/2005

    Blue Smoke, and mirrors!

    Although the KC Ribs, Beef Ribs, Brisket and Fry Bread were quite tasty, my party of 5 was not impressed with the overall dinner. Generally, the portions (too small) did not match the price (too high). The appetizers were skimpy considering their price. The hamburger was not good. The much touted sweet potato fries were not at all what I expected, instead they were just oversized strips of not-all-the-way-cooked sweet potatoes. The chocolate cake had butter cream for icing rather than fudge. The cocktails were watered down. One person in my party was told the blue cheese strip steak was no longer being cooked at 11:00 pm on a Saturday. And to really add insult to injury, not a single one of the 6 or so left-over ribs made it into our take-out bag despite us having asked. Sure, the service was polite, but the staff of Calvin Klein model wannabies did not make up for the portions or the price. Bottom line: true BBQ lovers are better off with the food, portions and price elsewhere. Moral of the story: don't visit a restaurant just because it appears on the Food Network.

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