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Posted by NYC reviewer 2008 on 11/04/2008
I am from the south so maybe I am partial to good BBQ but this is not it. While the warm chips with Blue Cheese sauce is really good, the ribs are the most disappointing I have ever had and the sauce tastes like a sauce you would be at the grocery store. I am not sure anything really gets smoked here and maybe that is the problem with NYC BBQ. No one has an outdoor smoker that can smoke the meat for 12+ hours so that it falls off the bones. if you need BBQ, come somewhere else where you don't have to wait forever for a table to then be disappointed in mediocre BBQ.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/16/2008
I enjoyed the food: creamed spinach didn't feel too heavy, chipotle wings were not too spicy ribs marinated just right. The only complaint I have is the wait staff. Not all of my friends chose to order drinks. The waiters (main waiter and his protege) looked at each other and made a face. It made us uncomfortable. They continued to do the same when we decided to share sides and dessert. There's no reason any waiter should ever make their customers feel awkward for the amount we order or our preferences in how we choose to share. That is exactly how we felt all night.
Posted by Tingirl on 10/12/2008
We have been trying many different BBQ places in the city. This was the one I was most excited about and was utterly disappointed! Every beer I ordered, they were out of. They gave us a bone bucket (we didn't order anything with bones.) The food was warm at best and bland. I had the pulled pork that was very fatty. He had the brisket that looked and tasted boiled. BBQ sauces lest a lot to be desired. Service was slow and forgetful. The ambiance was good. Not too long of a wait for a walk in. But nothing would bring me back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2008
Texas dry rub ribs are amazing! Must try! Blue Smoke lager is also really good. Service is friendly, once you get a seat. Worth the wait for sure.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/02/2008
some of the best bbq i've had in new york (and great macaroni & cheese too)
Posted by Anonymous on 08/30/2008
we walked in so we had to wait about 30 min. at the bar so we had a few drinks. Blue smoke lager was really nice. We were seated upstaris which was nice. Sevice was good. Had the wings special which were great. Had the burger which was also decent, collard greens which were good, baked beans which were undercooked and bland and pulled pork. I was not very impressed with the food at all. Aside from decent wings and burger that were overpriced, the pulled pork lacked moisture and was overcooked, the bbq sauce choice isnt good and the food was cold. There are much better options for much better BBQ all over the area. Not worth the $ at all.
Posted by Yanks07 on 08/15/2008
I think this is one of the best rib places in NYC. I was at Blue Smoke with a few colleagues and we had a great time. I would skip the startes and go straight tot the ribs and sides. I liked the variety in the sampler and the mac & cheese was great. Sweet potato fries are also a great choice. I would recommend and go back.