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Virgil's Real Barbecue

152 W. 44th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Broadway
212-921-9494

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

94% would go back.

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Great taste, but forget the lemonade

By kkdelude on 8/7/2007

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

We met our daughter, recently relocated to New York City, across from our hotel at Virgil's. Great appetizer was the fries with cheese, and we took jalapenos on the side. Everyone opted for their favorite barbecue items--my husband and I opted for the barbecue brisket sandwich--filling, tender and just waiting for our selection of sauce. I battled (willingly) to finish mine .. only thing I would veto was the "homemade" lemonade; not enough lemon. Otherwise, great, tasty, stick to the ribs first meal in Times Square .. would definitely go again.

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281 out of 492 people found this review helpful.

Best Southern Food in NY

By nasha73 on 7/12/2007

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

Ribs, Wings, Burgers, Steaks, this place has it all and then some. Great atmosphere, great food, great times. Not your normally 'salty' after-taste you get with some of these places, and certainly somewhere which is comfortable with families and parties alike. HIghly Recommended.

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231 out of 428 people found this review helpful.

Good Stuff!

By meskk on 8/4/2005

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

Went to NYC and this was one of my favorite places to eat compared to all the pricey rigamorole and what not for that area. Had the wings with scorned woman hot sauce. Delicious. Recommend the place to anyone going to NYC/.

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345 out of 672 people found this review helpful.

Try it!

By TommyofSweden on 4/2/2005

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

The place is great! Don´t hesitate if you have to wait for a while before getting a table. Usually you get the table a lot faster than what they say. Great food and big beer selection!

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304 out of 625 people found this review helpful.

Arguably best BBQ in NYC and great for pre-theater

By zeecee on 4/14/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's hard to get in, particularly before showtime, but it's worth booking ahead as it's lively, has great drinks and is an affordable choice for this area. Whether you want the pig-out or something smaller, the brisket, ribs (served with several sauces on the table), an assortment of typical southern accompaniments and the most delicious baking soda muffins (additional cost), you're sure to leave full and happy. It's messy and may be better for a date that's not a first date as you're finger-licking for hours afterwards. There's an upstairs and downstairs - and both tend to be filled up during the rush hours.

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296 out of 574 people found this review helpful.

Finger Licking Good

By Destiny78 on 1/8/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Virgil's is the ultimate BBQ place (in my opinion of course) within New York City. I have been coming to Virgils for the last 5 years, starting from my first year in college. All I can say is that this is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Its usually crowded, filled with the Times Square crew (MTV people, etc) and the Rockerfeller Center peeps (NBC-I once had the pleasure of seeing Al Roker and Matt Lauer dine here) The ribs are near perfect..nice and tender and dry rubbed... and the side dishes are to die for especially when it comes to collard greens and potato salad. Try the chicken wing appetizer and the chili (you will definately wind up placing a takeout order to eat later). This is one of the very few restaurants in which I am a repeat customer. After you experience Virgils, im sure you will be too.

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