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Blue Smoke

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255 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10282 (North End Avenue & West Street)
+1 212-889-2005
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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158 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know. That's a big statement, but I've now lived in this city (from Los Angeles) for two years and Blue Smoke is the very best meal I've had, so far. When I feel like I deserve a treat or need some comfort, I walk over and treat myself. My favorite dinner is the (spicy) fried chicken dinner that comes... More 

Thank Terry D
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Taste of TriBeCa event and sampled their brisket slider. Delicious!! BBQ is what our city is known for so nice to see somewhere else know how to do brisket. Great smokey flavor!

Thank carla s
Indianapolis, IN
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Wednesday evening about 6pm. Dining room was full as well as the bar, but I found a seat at the bar. Service was quick and friendly. I had the spare ribs, baked beans and sweet potato mash. All were good. The honey biscuit was a nice touch too. Also had the key lime pie which was... More 

Thank David W
Eagleville, PA
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This restaurant absolutely lived up to reviews in all aspects. We had reservations but arrived early so sat @ bar until hostess came to seat us. We each ordered rib platters which were delicious & falling-off-the-bone tender. I had forgotten, and must echo previous comments, that rib portions are definitely large enough to share, especially if you're having drinks, appetizers... More 

Thank Sharon R
Glendale, Arizona
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Came in for lunch before WTC. Aroma was enticing. Perfect meal, flavors where on point! Brisket and Greens, Baby Backs and Beans all spot on!

Thank TheEpicureanQueen
New York City, New York
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206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We took our young granddaughters who shared an order of beef ribs. very big portions with lots left over. THursday night they serve beef ribs, which are large and delicious.. my husband and I each ordered our own portions, this too was a mistake one order would have been more than enough with some over. the location is excellent if... More 

Thank sanmerle
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation for Blue Smoke for a birthday dinner. When they called to confirm I was asked what the special occasion was and the guest of honor's name. After dinner we were surprised with a yummy piece of key lime pie, birthday candle and all. Our entire meal from appetizer to dessert was amazing. The portion sizes were perfect,... More 

Thank Chelsea S
Davie, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Have had brisket from all over the South, but this yankee version freakn' rocks!! Also, pairs well with the Black Hog Granola Brown beer.

Thank S R
Hyderabad, India
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We walked here from m our hotel on a recommendation from a friend and boy were we in for a treat. The ribs were cooked to perfection and the meat was falling off the bones. The fried chicken was ok. The pork ribs were great too. The bar was well stocked. The service was good ambience very modern. Must try... More 

Thank Jaytee62
Bergen, Norway
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had the "Smoked Chicken Wings with Alabama White Sause" which was excellent and the Baby Back Ribs with the Mac & Cheese and Collard Green sides. The Back Back Ribs were ok, I wanted to get the Spare Ribs but they were out. The Mac & Cheese was excellent but the Collard Greens was not really any good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Vesey St, New York City, NY 10282
    (North End Avenue & West Street)
  • Public Transportation: We are located at 255 Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street (West Side Highway). You can take the E train to the World Trade Center stop and proceed west towards the West Side Highway. You can also take the 2 or 3 trains to the Park Place stop and walk west along Park Place to Murray Street. Continue across West Side Highway.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > TriBeCa
  • Neighbourhood: TriBeCa
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-2005
Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke serves mouthwatering authentic pit barbecue using prime meats, fowl and fish, accompanied by farm-fresh seasonal vegetable side dishes and soulful home-style cakes and pies.

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