About Our Barbecue Restaurant

Welcoming Those from Danbury, Brookfield, Newtown, CT & Beyond

Joe’s Vision

The Cue Danbury is a new barbecue restaurant concept from renowned Chef Joseph Yorio. Chef Joseph Yorio has more than 20 years of culinary expertise, catering and cooking from Rhode Island to Manhattan. A culinary arts graduate from Johnson & Wales, Joe is one of the most highly respected and sought-after caterers in the region. He’s also the nicest guy you’ll ever meet and works with an outstanding staff of professionals. He has created a menu of upscale comfort food that is nothing short of incredible and sure to please everyone who walks through his door. We encourage you to stop in and try our menu of delicious American food or you can place an order online! The Cue Restaurant is proud to welcome customers from Danbury, Brookfield, Newton, CT and the surrounding areas.

One-of-a-kind weddings, fully customized dinner parties, and unique events - we do it all. The Cue Catering is a full-service, off-site catering company with exquisite, creative cuisine. Our style of American contemporary cuisine paired with our unique approach to event design and planning is the recipe for the success of any occasion.

Our History

We’re in the 10th year of operating our successful catering company, previously known as Event Caterers, now The Cue Catering. Specializing in full service, event design, custom menus, and cuisine prepared, cooked, and presented in its natural state, preserving the wholeness and wellness of an ingredient. It made sense to start naturally smoking our own meats. In early 2012, we decided to take a road trip down south and trailered a Georgia-built, wood-fired smoker back to Danbury. Our team of chefs was so excited to test out this little 6-foot smoker (it seemed huge at the time). We started making our own pastrami for our store as well as turkeys, hams, and pork loins. Eventually, we began smoking and selling BBQ out of our catering locations on Friday nights. The smoke was set upright in the parking lot. The combination of sweet and hardwood slow-cooking brisket, ribs, sausage, chicken, and pork butts left an aroma that attracted people from all over. It was the perfect complement to our catering company. Friday nights and catering were becoming so busy that we decided to build our own 10-foot smoker. Both smokers were at full capacity every weekend. Our 800-sq-ft kitchen wasn't cutting it either. We were ready to move to something bigger. With the help of close family and friends, we were able to open The Cue Restaurant in September 2016.


The Cue offers a unique approach to contemporary BBQ. Our pit is a custom-built 24-foot smoker on display off the main dining room. The kitchen is completely open, allowing you to view our chefs as they prepare your dinner to order. Items include our dirty steak, which is a 16-oz. black Angus NY strip steak, butchered in house and cooked in the hot coals of our wood-fired grill straight from Dallas, Texas.


The Cue restaurant welcomes customers to an upscale dining experience with a wide-ranging menu. We offer traditional and authentic wood-fired barbecue dishes and sides, as well as specials, ranging from fresh and locally sourced seafood to homemade pasta dishes, in a family-friendly atmosphere.