Blue Smoke
255 Vesey St.
(between West and North End)
American (Traditional)

The second outpost of Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke—the first is in the East 20s—will appeal to anyone looking for big portions of mainstream barbecue. There’s a long bar with two TVs and a large private room, but no jazz club downstairs (as there is uptown). As you’d expect from a non–Shake Shack Danny Meyer restaurant, the service is warm and professional.

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