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Posted by Mr. Picky on 04/30/2005
We went to this place a week after it opened and it wasn't that good. We gave it a second shot and boy, did they get better! The baby backs were smoky and tender and the fried oysters were plump and delectable. They could use more choices on the menu, but still, for ribs alone BLP is worth a visit. I place it just below Blue Smoke but over R.U.B.(and WAY better than Pearsons) on the NYC bbq food chain.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/27/2005
$8.95 Breakfast brunch is huge and delicious! The short ribs were delicious and tender. I had the fried catfish and that was ok, it didn't come with tarter sauce like I expected. There was no sauce on the side but I had some dip leftover from my onion rings and I used that instead. I would definitely come again but for the ribs this time.
Posted by Texas Pete on 04/05/2005
Just to qualify myself - I've been to almost every great BBQ restaurant in the country and I take my BBQ more seriously than my marriage. Seriously, at the risk of sounding like a BBQ snob, I'm a BBQ snob and I've had most of the very best to compare against. That said, Bone Lick was darn good. When you walk in the place you are immediately surrounded by the rich aromas of smoking wood and cooked meats - a heavenly combination. Since it is BBQ, the food comes immediately, just behind the appetizers which are also good. On my inagural visit, I had the pork ribs, beef ribs, fried oysters, and BBQ chicken. The pork ribs were excellent, with 3 strong color rings along the cross section. If you aren't an afficionado, that means you can tell by the different colors of the meat that they used 3 different kinds of woods to smoke the ribs - a must for any serious BBQ shingle. The beef ribs were dinosaur sized, the largest I've ever had even in Texas. The oysters were fresh and tasty, and the chicken, although eaten all the way last, was also very good. Prices aren't runaway nuts, as NYC eateries tend be, and the environment was pleasant and easygoing. So what would I change if anything? I'd like more than 2 beers on tap (Sam Adams and Bklyn Lager), I would really like a jukebox or some way to hear Lucinda Williams while I eat, and huge portions like these should really come with 2 pieces of cornbread instead of one. In all, however, I definitely recommend this place to even the most die hard BBQ fans. For NYC at least, its some good eats.
Posted by Suzie R. on 02/12/2005
While I initially agreed with some of the postings here, I gave Bone Lick two more chances and found that they had really honed in on the early problems. The ribs (I prefer the pork) were done to perfection, the sauce was tastefully well-balanced, the sides all vastly improved, the service friendly and accommodating, and don't even get me started on the key lime pie! I appreciate that the owners or chef have really paid attention, because I think this place is finally the real thing in New York.
Posted by Robert F on 02/11/2005
FInally, ribs in Greenwich Village. These were fantastic! The place is just getting its legs but the pork was so good and the ribs were great. Very friendly, nice atomosphere.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/30/2005
The sides were not so good. The bbq was just okay (not good not great, just okay). Service was lame. Looks like a chelsea cafeteria. Would order delivery, say rather than. bbq, but not if I wanted truly good barbeque.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/18/2005
I was really suprised at how good the ribs where. They were really smokey and fall off the bone tender. The sides where just ok. But the ribs where awfully good!