Strand Smokehouse

25-27 Broadway
New York, NY 11106


  • Sun, Sat 11am-1am, Mon-Fri 5pm-1am
  • $$
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Strand Smokehouse cunningly combines two rollicking institutions: the German beer garden and the American, mainly Southern, smokehouse. Fulfilling its beer garden functions, it offers a vast array of on-tap craft brews, and adds a beguiling selection of small-batch whiskeys, tapped from wooden kegs, plus cocktails utilizing those distillates. The barbecue function of this 5,000 square foot institution – located mainly indoors in Astoria, but with small front and back outdoor areas – is not as sure-footed. From an alternating array of meats, the rib eye was fantastic, and the pork belly was pretty good, but both the barbecued pastrami and pulled pork fell short. And, as at most barbecues, the sides are entirely forgettable.

Related Stories (4)

  • How to Explore Queens This Spring
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9 a.m. by Alanna Schubach

    Though we're currently being treated to a final wintry blast, spring is officially here. As the last piles of exhaust-blackened snow melt away, the city's biggest borough plays host to a number of food-related events. Here, we previ...

  • A Full Roster of Super Bowl Events
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. by Billy Lyons

    The Super Bowl's debut in the Big Apple has the city's restaurant industry abuzz with offers. From fan friendly events to bars that have more TVs than Best Buy, there are plenty of reasons to skip the home made onion dip and head ou...

  • The 10 Best Biscuits in NYC
    Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7 a.m. by Nicole Schnitzler

    Step aside cupcakes, hand pies, and -- yes, you too -- cronuts/doughsants, right now, NYC has all eyes on the biscuit. These soft and flaky staples of Southern cuisine have been working their way up north, and the recent entrance of...

  • Our 10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in NYC
    Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7 a.m. by Zachary Feldman

    It's no secret that this city is in the throes of another barbecue renaissance, and like the cooking conditions for a well-done brisket, the process of getting to this point has been low and slow. The previous decade saw several spi...

View All

More Barbecue Restaurants in Long Island City

View All

More Barbecue Restaurants in New York


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >