FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A taste of Southern comfort food — complete with a barbecue pit — has come to one of the oldest streets in the city.
The upscale, Americana-themed Route 66 Smokehouse opened this week on Stone Street, serving dry-rubbed ribs, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, and shrimp and grits.
Despite its large size, the two-level barbecue joint, at 46 Stone St. near Coenties Slip, has a cozy feel, thanks in part to its ceilings covered in reclaimed wooden beams.
The smokehouse — which takes the place of one of Downs’ older restaurants, the shuttered Water Stone Grill — is located right next to Beckett’s.
The restaurant also features more than 70 types of American whiskeys and a selection of craft beers.