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RIB

357 West St., New York, NY 10014 40.730584 -74.010352
between Clarkson and Leroy Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-336-9330 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: BBQ, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

ribnyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.

Prices

$9.95-$18.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

While barbecue in New York City now runs the gamut from high 'cue (the fancy fixin's and upscale prices of Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke) to low (the down home goodness and rock bottom rates of Daisy May's BBQ USA), it focuses almost exclusively on Texas-style cooking. Rib provides an alternative to this Lone Star State monopoly, with generous portions of Carolina-style barbecue—complete with a mustard-and-vinegar based sauce from western Carolina and a tomato-based one from the North—and a whole lot of Southern comfort cuisine, too. Tucked between neon-bedecked auto body shops and parking garages on West Street in the far West Village, Rib resides in an old glass and chrome diner—the most recent former occupant of which was Lunchbox Foods. It boasts a generous back garden, which provides both extra space and a spot for the restaurant's hickory-wood smoker. And it's this smoker that allows Rib to produce some truly authentic barbecue—although, ironically, the ribs are the joint's weakest dish. The chef, Christopher Remaley, sources organic meats and produce and endeavors to buy local whenever possible. A native Carolinian, he put in time at Union Pacific before opening Rib, and his pedigree shines through with such upscale twists on old favorites as an heirloom tomato soup, served dotted with balsamic vinegar and grilled-cheese croutons.

Recommended Dishes

Buttermilk fried chicken, $16.95; pulled pork sandwich, $9.95; beef brisket sandwich, $10.50

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