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Posted by Anonymous on 11/25/2005
I was pleasantly surprised to find this lil bit of the south down on greenwich ave., when my husband and i saw the $6.95 lunch special we went right in, We were greeted warmly by a number of the staff and sat in a booth off to the side the lunch special has a number of good dishes i chose the pulled pork sandwich and hubby the fried oyster sandwich, I had a cup of the chicken + rice soup and my husband the salad both included with the special. the soup had a notable taste of fresh cilantro, the salad was also nice with a mustard vinagrette dressing. the pork in my sandwich was perfectly smoked and served with the tangy bbq sauce, and hubby said the oyster sandwich was great. we both had frozen peach margaritas that were a bargain at double their price of $3.50 a lunch must for any newyorker not only southern transplants like ourselves.
Posted by bbqfan on 11/07/2005
It's OK with me if BBQ restaurants specialize. If the ribs are good, I can overlook mediocre brisket, for instance. Sadly, since I live in the neighborhood, this is not the case with Bone Lick Park. I went when they first opened and had a subpar meal. I really wanted to like it so I tried it a second time. There's not much I can recommend here. The meats are too fatty, the sides just dispiriting, the desserts subpar. It's a nice room and the waiters are pleasant enough but after the watery collards, the musty-tasting black-eyed peas, the unappetizing chopped BBQ, I will not be going back a third time.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2005
After reading the previous reviews I was very excited to try Bone Lick Park, but left still hungry since almost nothing was worth eating and grabbing some pizza on the way home. We tried several things on the menu and nothing stood out. The wings were soft and soggy not crispy and very bland. The pork ribs were dry with little meat on them and the beef ribs were very fatty. The mac and cheese was ok but also bland but at least edible. The bbq chicken was pink and we questioned if it was cooked enough but since we didnt like the sauce we didnt bother to send it back. Another reviewer said it was better than BBQ, but I disagree.
Posted by R on 07/02/2005
After having been disappointed by Blue Smoke, Brother's, and the Hog Pit, I've finally hit on some really good BBQ in the city. The combination plate of smoked turkey (a daily special -- they also smoke lamb and other meats during different days of the week) and beef ribs was superb. The ribs in particular were tender and deeply smoked, and the cornbread and stewed okra complimented the meats nicely. There's a fine, tangy sauce on each table as well to perk up the meat, which comes in sizeable portions. The waiter was cool and attentive, the tap beer was fresh and cold, and overall I was very pleased with my experience there. I'll definitely be back. Real Southern BBQ fanatics could no doubt find things to quibble with, but as a BBQ fanatic myself, I can wholeheartedly recommend this place for a truly satisfying BBQ experience.
Posted by Cool Cat on 05/17/2005
I walked into Bone Lick Park a born-and-bred "Yankee" and walked out a bona fide (or should I say "bone-a-fide?") Southern Boy. From the moment we entered the niftily appointed Downtown eatery with a menu that screams "Downsouth," I knew we were in for some good eats. First of all, the restaurant has a cool, comfortable, casual elegance, niftily appointed with white-washed furnishings. We basked in the glow of warm candlelight as well as the red hue of the over-sized retro Coca-Cola neon sign behind the bar. Service, across the board, was friendly and informative. And our waitress (we forget her name, but will never forget her eyes) had -- dare we say it -- more than a touch of southern charm. The food was a decadent and delectable -- yet somehow allowed us to feel still light on our feet(!) even after partaking in a veritable feast for the senses (especially that of taste), consisting of ribs (yes, come here for the ribs), taters, greens, corn, etc., etc. If you're looking for some Southern Comfort right here in Manhattan, then gitty-up to Greenwich, hitch your horses to the... uh... telephone pole(?) outside Bone Lick Park and pull up a chair, pardner.
Posted by TC on 05/05/2005
As anyone who has looked knows real BBQ in Manhattan is virtually non-existent. It looks as though there is finally a place for BBQ lovers to fill their tummies. I am from the south and my home town has well over 50 BBQ restaurants in it, I have my own smoker and generally speaking have a good idea of how real BBQ is done. We went to Bone Lick Park on Thursday (5/4/05) evening, around 6:15PM, it was completely empty and felt a bit snooty, so I was a bit worried. Though previous reviews had me worrying about the service, we were seated promptly and the waiter took our drink order immediately. I have to say, for having no other customers, it took a while (20 ? 25 minutes) to get our order of already cooked food but overall the service was definitely acceptable and even friendly, something I seldom find in NYC. By the time we left, there were a couple other tables filled. As for the food, we had chicken, pork and ribs with sides of cornbread and fries. The fries (really thin cut) were hot and fresh; the meat was hot and looked a bit dry. The cornbread was room temperature, I prefer it hot enough to melt butter. As for taste, all the meats were smoked well and the ribs fell off the bone. All the meat was the slightest bit dry but I suppose you could fix that with sauce. They only offered one sauce which looks and tasted somewhere between a Carolina sweet sauce and a vinegar-based Virginia style sauce as well as Tabasco. As I eat my BBQ dry or with very little sauce it did not really matter to me. I?d like to see a dry rub on the table though. It is not up there with Goode Co. out of Houston, Fiorella?s Jack Stack in Kansas City or Sicky Finger?s in the Carolinas, but overall, I?d definitely give the place a second try and more. Thanks guys for bringing some real BBQ to the city!
Posted by JML on 05/03/2005
My husband and I enjoyed our meal on Sat 4/30 as visitors to NY. The ribs were good, but not the best we've had, but the cheeseburger was excellent, as were the fries and onion rings. My only complaint was our waiter. My husband left him an average tip (not too bad, but not overkill) and he initially asked us if something was wrong with the service while waiting for the restroom after we paid our bill. We didn't think anything of it, until he asked us a second time and then a third time, showing us our credit card receipt. When my husband finally said that nothing was wrong, he asked the waiter why he kept asking us, well it came out that he was not satisfied with the tip. I can tell you that if I hadn't stepped in, my husband was about to scratch off the tip and tell him that he deserved no tip! This waiter soured our impression of this restaurant.