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RUB

208 W. 23rd St., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-524-4300

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

57% would go back.

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Skip this Mediocre BBQ Joint

By Segundo on 3/31/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Ate dinner on 3/30 and was disappointed. Brisket was dry and bland, and the wings were terrible. Skip this place and stick with Virgil's, the superior BBQ place.

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377 out of 782 people found this review helpful.

Dont Bother - Stick With Dallas BBQ

By Agent_C on 3/13/2007

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

All the meats were dry and tasteless. Everything had a freeze-dried texture to it. Very unsatisfying to the palate. I also don't like to eat off of paper plates when I go out to dinner. The onion rings were unremarkable... The fries were just ok... The hushpuppies were re-fried so many times, they were completely uneatable. What I find most surprising, is how this place stays in business, just one block away from Dallas BBQ.

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396 out of 829 people found this review helpful.

Killer!

By fattyrick on 3/5/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Beef Ribs! That's all I need to say- And the Deckel sandwich are killer. About the best Reuben in town, and Definitely the best ribs.

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340 out of 714 people found this review helpful.

Oh, gross, if you think this is good BBQ...

By Clinton_Hillster on 2/14/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Everything I have tasted at this restaurant tastes like hotdogs, you know the terrible off-brand all beef kind. The presentation is terrible, the portions are measly, and staff seems like they could careless about their tables. Oh, and what they have on tap as "Six Points Brownstone" is actually a Sixpoint IPA, but of course there was no telling the server differently.

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342 out of 715 people found this review helpful.

We will be back for more! This was AMAZING 'que!

By vbfc on 1/5/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I can not believe that RUB is not packed every night. The food is as close to the best down south and I am still licking my fingers. I had the pastrami and beef brisket platter with the onion straws and the creamy slaw. It came with pickle chips and two slice of thick plain white bread. (Think Texas toast over Wonder bread). There was not a crumb left on that big silver plate. Many of the meals come with a choice of two sides. I can highly recommend the creamy slaw and the onion straws. I have also enjoyed the smoky beans and the vinegar slaw. My hubby had a pulled pork sandwich and my kids swear they saw dad lick the silver tray – more to get at the crumbs than to gross out the kids. The kids felt well fed too, which is not always easy in NYC. They had burnt ends and chicken. Loved the ends, liked the chicken. Everyone finished with a deep fried oreo that was out of this world. we will be back! Yum! The service was decent, the decor was simple. The soda kept coming and the beer was good. enough said.

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305 out of 624 people found this review helpful.

AWFUL !!

By CakeLady on 9/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I came over from South Jersey after seeing RUB on TV, it was AWFUL, the ribs were DRY and tasteless,the pastrami was Salty and you better eat the potato strings fast before they turn to lard.

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292 out of 594 people found this review helpful.

Love the RUB

By jackmogee on 8/26/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Never really got into dry rub bbq until eating here. Absolutely love it. Brisket was dry, but the best items are the St. Lous style ribs and pulled pork. Sauce is kinda sweet and could definitely be spicier, but not bad. The baked beans totally rock - best I've ever tasted! Can't wait to try the BBQ Szechuan Duck!

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358 out of 660 people found this review helpful.

Foods good - but it is a casual place

By ciaopescao on 8/9/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I went here at the last minute - always searching for pulled pork. The atmosphere is a bit grimy and cafeteria-like, but we both liked the food and the service was good as well. This is a neighborhood place - no frills whatsoever. We will definitely go back, but maybe for carry-out instead.

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279 out of 597 people found this review helpful.

Real food for real people

By titicaca on 7/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

At last we have access to the black stuff! This is world class. The brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork are all stellar, and every bit as good, if not better than their counterparts in cities better associated with barbeque. On a good night, the brisket is as good as brisket gets- leaps above every other place in NYC and elsewhere. Ribs – meaty; chicken – smoky and moist; Burnt ends - just killer. Like the best places in NY (ie Katz'), you order, get a big pile of food, sit down and eat, and go home and lay down. None of the usual NYC formality... I love it.

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288 out of 569 people found this review helpful.

TERRIBLE!

By KeyserSoze on 7/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

What a joke! I feel bad that the Baron's reputation has been sullied by inept local management/ownership. I came with the very high expectations and was totally disappointed...

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