700 W. 125th St., New York, NY, 10027
at Twelfth Ave.
By houdini1999 on 9/13/2010
Since New York state does not have its own native bbq style like other regions of the country, the folks at Dinosaur BBQ have really sort of adopted a united nations of bbq approach to its recipes, and it really has worked well for them. I am from Syracuse, NY and have enjoyed the original restaurant near downtown Syracuse. I moved to Rochester, NY and didn't think they could duplicate the experience, and I was happy to discover that the food is just as amazing there as the original. I am eager to go to the one in Harlem the next time I'm in the big apple, and see for myself if they have been able to three-peat with food and experience that matches its upstate, ny brethren. I have never had the ribs so I can't comment on the haters. However, I can attest to their amazing pulled pork sandwich, and beef brisket which are both awesome to behold. Their BBQ chicken sandwiches and cornbread are also great. While I'm sure you can point to individual dishes at other BBQ places throughout the country that are likely better, I think as a total package Dino BBQ is a great restaurant style BBQ joint with a bit badass biker attitude Dino bbq brings a little bit of the upstate, ny juice of the 'CUSE to Harlem! Dino was also recently profiled on a recent episode of the travel channel's mega hit man versus food. Syracuse edition! Syracuse, NY in the heart of Central New York state has some seriously good eats.
By LegalFoot on 10/17/2008
Great food with a wonderful selection of beers. Bring your appetite as you will get stuffed. This place is so much better than Blue Smoke, Virgil's, Dallas BBQ etc... The only thing this place does not have are the rib tips which you can find at Rub. For the reviewer who did not like this place I have to wonder if he is used to tv dinners.
By ma10040 on 7/1/2007
good food, rapid atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation otherwise you might wait 2 hrs. I'll see you there close to July 23rd - my birthday.
By elsushi921 on 1/17/2007
FOR A REAL FUN NITE GO TO THIS PLACE. THE FOOD IS GREAT AND THE MUSIC ADDS ALOT, EVERYONE IS DOWN HOME FRIENDLY AND HARLEM IS THE PLACE TO BE ACCORDING TO WWW.nycmove.com they always get me in the right direction to the newest places in town. JUST GO
By jkon on 1/13/2005
The food is as good as bbq gets . If you are looking to have good bbq and a fun time it's the place to be .It's a great gathering place to meet friends and family . The atmosphere truly made the difference . I enjoyed the micro brews they had offered, I enjoyed the bbq and truly enjoyed the atmosphere . If you are looking for the Four Seasons Rest it is not, if you are looking for good bbq, a fun time and a night out with the friends it's time to visit Dinosaur.
By grillingwithrich on 3/25/2011
Check out my review @ http://www.grillingwithrich.com/dinobbq
By mistermcgoo on 2/7/2010
Before NY I lived in the South for 10 years so I've tried a ton of bbq over the years. Dinosaur is not in the same league as my favorite joints down South but it was still pretty damn good, and better than I expected for Manhattan. I had the ribs which were quite tasty if a little dry (best ribs should be fall off the bone tender and juicy with a bit of a charred glaze on the outside). The cornbread was perfect and for my sides I had the mac and cheese and their cajun corn (which is corn off the cob mixed with spices and red peppers). The corn was delicious though I thought the mac and cheese just OK. I got take out so I didn't get the full dining experience but the staff were friendly despite the fact that it was a Sunday and packed.
By ErinbhNYC on 8/26/2009
This is my husband's favorite place! Dino is fun and the food is reliable and tasty -- if you like to drink and eat good BBQ this is the place for you. It's just a hike to get to. We need another one downtown!
By cygnerose on 6/11/2009
i totally recommend this place, however avoid the weekends it get extremely crowded and you must wait hours for a decent table, I think they accept reservations but i'm not sure. The food is well prepared. Their burgers and mac and cheese are yummy. ribs are good also, although i feel theirs not much of a variety to choose from when it comes to sides. The homestyle portions make up for their lack of sides and good wines. Great place to take your friends for some comfort grub.
By lreev01 on 1/13/2007
I'm originally from Kentucky, not far from Owensboro, which claims to be the BBQ Capital of the World. So, I'm tough on NYC BBQ. That said, Dinosaur BBQ is pretty darned good. Half of any good BBQ experience is the atmosphere and Dinosaur does atmosphere very well. The BBQ itself (specifically the ribs and the pulled pork) is pretty good - and that's coming from someone who won't touch most New York BBQ. Most people, therefore, will fall in love with this place. Worth the trip to northern Manhattan - give it a shot.