Blue Smoke

Restaurants, Barbecue Midtown
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Blue Smoke (Photograph: Wenyi Huang)
Photograph: Wenyi Huang
Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke (Photograph: Marielle Solan)
Photograph: Marielle Solan
Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke (Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan)
Time Out, Photograph: Marielle Solan
Blue Smoke
St. Louis native Danny Meyer’s barbecue joint tops the short list of Manhattan’s best ’cue contenders. Chef Kenny Callaghan knows his wet sauces and dry rubs: The menu includes traditional St. Louis spareribs, Texas salt-and-pepper beef ribs, Memphis baby backs and Kansas City spare ribs. The atmosphere is sports-heavy and includes a prominent bourbon bar and galvanized-metal buckets for your bones.


Venue name: Blue Smoke
Address: 116 E 27th St
New York
Cross street: between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
Opening hours: Mon, Sun 11:30am–10pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: 6 to 28th St
Price: Average main course: $19. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Maria M

I went to Blue Smoke with a true Southerner, and even she said this was some of the best BBQ she's ever had - if that isn't a tell-all of this restaurant, then I don't know what is! Such great BBQ food, and they have great deals. For lunch and dinner, you can pick a meat with one or two sides for a set price. It can get a little pricey if you go for something a la carte, so this is a great way to go. 

David I

Great BBQ in NYC.  Little pricier than other places like Hill Country BBQ or Dinosaur BBQ, but the location and food is slightly more upscale. All the BBQ dishes and seasonal vegetable sides are great.