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Pearson's Texas Barbecue

170 E. 81st St., New York, NY 10028 40.775899 -73.957153
between Third and Lexington Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-288-2700 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Price Range: $$

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    5 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.; 6 at 77th St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Notable Chef


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

79th-86th Sts., Second-Fifth Aves.


This venue is closed.

Before British hairdresser turned pitmaster Robert Pearson came along, New York was a town bereft of great barbecue. With a new location (the former Butterfield 81 space), and a new $20,000, 3,000-pound pit, he's back stoking the fire after a six-year absence. Pearson signatures like Texas beef brisket, North Carolina pork, hot links, and sandwiches on Portuguese rolls are all here, but the 'cue legend is not ruling out specials like barbecued rattlesnake, mutton, and wild boar. The room will remind you of the picnic area at a trailer park (if you’ve ever seen one) and the country music playing in the background is the real thing. It’s probably the only place on the Upper East Side where you can find a Lone Star Beer, too.