From a real-deal Texan smokehouse and southern-style diner to high-end grills, here are some of New York’s best BBQ joints. Pack your appetite!
For an decadent range of meats plus excellent whiskey n’ beer menu head to Fette Sau. Using a dry-rub BBQ method, grill-thrills include the likes of house-smoked pulled pork and ancho chilli and garlic sausages. The industrial-chic surroundings and lively atmos make this popular with the city’s after-work crowd.
If it’s succulent dishes and a trendy vibe you’re after, stop by Mighty Quinn's. Serving oak, apple and cherry smoked meat, this carnivore’s paradise (which has several outlets across the city) prides itself on cooking using traditional methods. The simple, seasonal menu features all the usual BBQ standards, which are best enjoyed with a side of pommes frites and a craft beer.
Looking for warm Texan hospitality in the heart of NYC? Sidle over to Mable’s Smokehouse in Brooklyn. Mod-rustic woody decor, large shared tables and a laid-back ambiance backdrop an old-school menu; think brisket, cornbread, ribs and ranch-style beef chilli, served with a side of slaw, but natch. Popular with the bearded set for weekend brunch.
Feast on southern-style classics in style at Blue Smoke, an all-American eatery with the club Jazz Standard attached. Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois steers a menu of home-cooked soul food, with dishes like salt and pepper beef ribs and skillet mac n’ cheese serving as a hearty nod to everything red, white and blue. Yeehaw!
Fette Sau 354 Metropolitan Ave / Brooklyn / +1 718 963 3404 / Tue-Thu & Sun 12am-11pm, 12pm-12am Fri-Sat / www.fettesaubbq.com
Mighty Quinn's 103 2nd Ave / +1 212 677 3733 / 11.30am-11pm Sun-Thu, until 12am Fri-Sat / + branches / www.mightyquinnsbbq.com
Mable’s Smokehouse 44 Berry St / Brooklyn / +1 718 218 6655 / 12pm-10pm Mon-Thu, 12pm-11pm Sat, 11am-11pm Sun / www.mablessmokehouse.com
Blue Smoke / 116 E 27th Street (between Park & Lexington) / +1 212 447 7733 / 11.30am-10pm Sun-Thu, 11.30am-11pm Fri-Sat / + branch at Battery Park City / www.bluesmoke.com