Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint, Jazz and Blues Venue, and American Restaurant$$$$
Rose Hill, New York
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27, 2016
    Now the restaurant offers a smoked wing doused in Alabama white sauce. We approve. Eight wings for $12. Read more
  • Ben B.
    Ben BowersAugust 21, 2011
    The Rhapsody in Que is an excellent sampler of most of Blue Smokes specialities and isn't too overwhelming size wise. As others have said, the Mac n cheese is a must have.
  • Peter G.heart icon on user image
    Peter GentOctober 11, 2014
    Get the wings. The wings are awesome, and the blue cheese that comes with them is the tastiest I've ever had.
  • Marshall H.heart icon on user image
    Marshall HOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Come for weekend brunch and go nuts with the fried chicken & waffles -- slather on some maple butter and hot sauce... it's a real revelation.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PetkanasMay 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At lunch...I had the Rhapsody in 'Cue which was incredible. The fried bread with caramel dipping sauce was super! Atmosphere and service superb!!!
  • Frankie N.
    Frankie NovickMarch 16, 2011
    My favorite place for BBQ in NY. Ribs are delicious, warm BBQ chips and blue cheese dip is a great starter and don't miss out on the rich and creamy mac and cheese
  • Victor Q.heart icon on user image
    Victor QuinnJanuary 21, 2018
    Excellent barbecue, mac and cheese is delicious, and the cornbread madeleines are delightful. Highly recommended!
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    The Ribs are succulent and flavorful; sweet and savory! Our favorite dish was the Mashed potatoes. Rich, creamy and accented by the crispy onions on top. Pure goodness!
  • Sabrina P.
    Sabrina PorterMay 8, 2010
    Great BBQ meals, a little on the pricey side but always yummy and worth the extra cash. I suggest going there with a group and sharing all the sides because it tends to be hard to choose just one. Sta Read more
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    Anthony CaponitiSeptember 4, 2014
    I definitely recommend the brisket shoulder and can't go wrong with the tomato-based Carolina BBQ sauce.
  • JPheart icon on user image
    JPApril 16, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the BBQ here, North Carolina style pulled pork, delicious mac and cheese, yum
  • Terri R.heart icon on user image
    Terri RAugust 3, 2019
    Mac n cheese, brisket, sausage, collard greens. So many good things to eat!
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaAugust 1, 2018
    Fantastic BBQ, ask for the daily specials - cocktails and fried chicken are always on point.
  • Michael B.heart icon on user image
    Michael BrownSeptember 20, 2015
    The ribs were disappointing. The baby back wasnt tasty. The wings were amazing though. The green beans were fantastic also.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 29, 2019
    Fantastic BBQ, ask for the daily specials - cocktails and Alabama wings are a must.
  • Garett P.
    Garett PressOctober 28, 2014
    Cornbread with syrup is bonkers delicious. Get rhapsody in cue for a smattering of bbq delights.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TNovember 12, 2010
    I second the spicy cheese fries - there's just something about pigging out from a bucket that adds to the allure! My friend was pleased with the huge gluten-free menu that's mostly unadvertised.
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    Julie StubbsMarch 12, 2014
    As a born and raised Southern Girl, I rate this BBQ ordinary. They try to do 2 much here with the Memphis, KC, TX BBQ versions, etc. stick to being good at 1 version bc u can't be good at everything.
  • Basheer B.
    Basheer BergusJune 1, 2012
    Love the Texas ribs. Creamed spinach was delicious, and the wait staff was fast and funny. Great beer and bourbon selection too!
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    Claudio André de CastroNovember 12, 2016
    Once you try the "candied lamb bacon" your life will change forever! Amazing!!!
  • Antonella
    AntonellaMay 4, 2014
    Lynchburg lemonade is so good! Refreshing! Oh and def get the Mac and cheese...delicious!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FraiettaDecember 10, 2014
    Not bad BBQ if stuck in Manhattan, but I'd go to Beast of Bourbon or Fette Sau in BK if you need a real fix. Impressive beer rotation.
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RJanuary 23, 2017
    Too many good dishes to count - try the Brussels sprouts, biscuits, and especially the smoked chicken wings!
  • Yoni Z.heart icon on user image
    Yoni ZloczewskiDecember 20, 2015
    Average BBQ but it's one of the only sit down proper BBQ environments so if your party is fussy and doesn't like ordering at the counter or sitting on benches - that their fancy pants to Blue Smoke
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    Lindsey KimJuly 24, 2015
    Order sides of the mac and cheese and sweet potato casserole!
  • Adam S.
    Adam S.November 27, 2012
    Fantastic brisket, pulled pork, and ribs... and awesome sides: Mac n cheese, sweet potato fries, beans, etc
  • Ernie O.
    Ernie OportoJanuary 19, 2015
    Great beers! Delicious ribs and burgers! A gourmet spot without the crazy prices.
  • Nick J.heart icon on user image
    Nick JohnsonAugust 8, 2015
    If you get the side orders you're going to want the full portion.
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanJune 19, 2017
    Must get the smoked wings with Alabama white sauce
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJuly 25, 2011
    It might seem like sacrilege for a pitmaster from the tiny Georgia town of Unadilla to laud a somewhat upscale dining spot in the middle of Manhattan, but Myron Mixon says Blue Smoke chef Kenny Callag
  • Mary B.heart icon on user image
    Mary B.January 23, 2015
    Great ribs. Get there early if you're going to a show at the Jazz Standard.
  • Helen Y.
    Helen YuMay 2, 2012
    Get the dessert sampler - banana cream pie, lemonade cake, chocolate cake, strawberry-rhubarb crisp, key lime pie. Incredible!
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloFebruary 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ Pork Spare Ribs with Sweet Potato Mash & Candied Pecans
  • Pub Diaries w.
    We had mussels, hush puppies to start. The broth on the mussels was good enough to have on it's own. Rib sampler for one was enough for two.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SnyderApril 29, 2013
    If you ask nicely, they'll fix you the biscuits and gravy as a side dish at dinner. And they are amazing!
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealApril 11, 2011
    "A fat, juicy patty served with slabs of smoke-cured bacon will make you leave grinning and content." -Darren Atkins, New York's 10 Best Burgers to Eat Outdoors Read more
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    Avin NarasimhanJuly 15, 2011
    hush puppies are fantastic, served with a jalapeno marmalade. mac + cheese is also ridiculously good but very rich. oh and the bbq = fantastic
  • Rami M.heart icon on user image
    Rami MassoudSeptember 2, 2016
    The wings were great, especially with sauce on the side so they are nice and crispy
  • Christophheart icon on user image
    ChristophNovember 15, 2020
    One of my best barbecue experiences. Great service!
  • Tyler H.heart icon on user image
    Tyler HerringMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket is unreal and the Mac & Cheese is worth a repeat visit...or two. 😊
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerMarch 27, 2016
    it's a small touch, but Blue Smoke has the *best* hand wipes of any barbecue joint I've been to
  • Shawn Ryan R.heart icon on user image
    Shawn Ryan RandlemanAugust 23, 2017
    Cornbread and Alabama White Wings are to die for here!
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    heather doughertyMarch 11, 2016
    go for brunch - fried chicken sammie with egg & pimento cheese on a doughnut
  • Deej S.
    Deej StuNovember 22, 2011
    Come for the pulled pork platter, stay for the ambiance and great service! I'll hit this place up every time I'm in NYC.
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    MartinAugust 4, 2015
    Order the cornbread madeleines! Sooooo good
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynOctober 13, 2015
    Try the Warm Barbecue Potato Chips With Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip (via @Foodspotting)
  • A M.
    A MargsOctober 28, 2012
    Ask for the toffee sauce with fry bread! Also the pulled pork platter will feed a family of four!
  • Karl W.heart icon on user image
    Karl With A "K"July 29, 2016
    The macaroni and cheese is scrumptious here! ❤️❤️
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 2, 2013
    Slightly fancy sit-down barbecue. Salt and pepper beef short ribs are the must-order.
  • William H.
    William HendershotDecember 30, 2012
    My favorite bbq spot in the city. It is always reliably delicious. Get the fried chicken!
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