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700 W. 125th St., New York, NY, 10027
at 12th Ave.
A fun place to have dinner
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.
A Good NYC BBQ Experience
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.
one cool place
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 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 iand on 7/9/2008
I liked everything about Dinosaur except for the food. The ribs were just plain bad. You needed a knife which they provided with the ribs which I guess was an ominous sign. I was expecting "fall off the bone" teder and what I got was tough, fatty, and stringy. The sauce was tasteless (so was the cornbread) and the beans were disgusting. After reading Adam Platt's where to eat in 08 and the reader reviews on here, I was totally shocked. The Mac and Cheese was the only saving grace. Sharp cheese with a nice crust, good texture, and a tasty spice rubbed topping. Very good. If anyone feels compelled to give Dinosaur a try, make sure to keep your expectatons low.
Best BBQ in NYC
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.
Stick with the Sides
By macbrainiac on 3/19/2009
The mac and cheese were very good. Collard greens were even better--spicy, moist, memorable. Exactly four ounces of each side dish, along with a teensy slice of unremarkable cornbread. The ribs looked really good; they had a medium spice rub and basting glaze on them, which I prefer over the KC style sweet stuff. Unfortunately the pork was charred and stringy on top, chewy, fatty and grey below. Maybe this is what dinosaur meat is supposed to taste like! Still, it's an interesting place and location, might return to drink beer and hear music with friends.
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.
Better BBQ in the Big Apple
By TM27 on 6/15/2009
My job takes me to many BBQ-centric cities and I've eaten my share of ribs, pulled pork and brisket. I was excited to try Dinosaur as I've eaten at other NY BBQ joints and been fairly impressed. Unfortunately I can't say the same here. I had the Tres Hombres which gives you a sample of ribs, pork and brisket. The ribs had a very good flavor but were a bit small and stringy. The pulled pork was DRY like it had been cooked and then set under a heat lamp for a while. The brisket had a good smokey flavor but the meat was tough. The sides, thank goodness, were pretty good. With so many other good BBQ spots in the city I would not put this one on my list.
It's a Joke
By foodjunky on 7/11/2009
The food was good and nasty, cold and small portions. I had the pile high pulled pork., and i must say that i should have gone to Mc Donalds and order a Big mac and super size the fryes instead. The glass of water had a long black hair in it, i let that go. But the food taste like it came from a box, the ribs were burned. the corn bread tasted like it had pellets in it. If you can cook i wouldn't recommend this place to you.
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