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Brother Jimmy's

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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul
  • 428 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY10024 40.784301 -73.977857
  • (Btwn 80th & 81st St)
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  • (917) 962-8307
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User Ratings (Based on 33 reviews)

Food 3.2 Value 3.1
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.1

Other Restaurant Info

(917) 962-8307
Place Order:
Order From Brother Jimmy's for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Catering Major Credit Cards
Kitchen Hours Mon-Tue: 5pm-12am Wed-Thu: 12pm-12am Fri-Sat: 12pm-1am Sun: 12pm-11pm
Lunch, Dinner
Kid-friendly, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
76th to 86th St CPW to Riverside

User Reviews

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2006

    A Southerner says no thanks

    Being a native Southerner, I can honestly say that the food is lousy. Mac and cheese isn't supposed to be macaroni noodles floating in Velveeta soup. The BBQ is OK but way overpriced. And what's up with the atmosphere, including the wait staff? I felt like I was at a strip mall in southern New Jersey.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Carolina guy on 02/20/2006

    Good to watch games, not for serious BBQ

    I'm a native North Carolinian, and I try and try to like this place. It's kind of a cool place to watch ACC hoops games, but the food is marginal. Jimmy's doesn't use good quality meat: the pulled pork is bland and chewy, the ribs are not meaty enough. They're not too good at frying stuff here either. The beer is cold and the service is usually decent, so you could try it for the atmosphere. But I don't take out-of-towners who know good food there. There are better places for BBQ, even in NYC.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Wednesdazed on 12/29/2005

    Jimmy has never been to North Carolina

    Anybody, including Jimmy who thinks this is southern food seriously needs to rethink things. Hanging a UNC license plate does not southern food make. Okay, so I gave up the tarheel state for the big apple and I shouldn't complain right? But please, oh please don't call that stuff North Carolina BBQ... it's blasphemous.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by JanSport on 06/05/2005


    Let me first state that I am a southerner. now, that said...this was damn good barbecue. and the collard greens? They were amazing. The mac & cheese fell short (average, kinda bland) and the cornbread was inedible (burnt!), but the other things were so slamtastic that I didn't care. I had no problems with the service, and the atmosphere recalled a down home back porch bbq joint. I will be returning!

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Tim on 05/05/2005

    What it should be

    If you want flirty waitresses, cheap beer and decent barbeque, you'll be happy here. It is quite fratty.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/13/2005

    Southern guy

    The barbeque chicken sandwich was tasty, and the bartender kept the PBRs coming. Plus they had the Alabama game on the big screen, which made me feel right at home. It's a southern college bar atmosphere in NYC. Of course that isn't for everybody, but I certainly won't complain.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2005

    Used to be better...

    It's a shame because the food is decent at Brother Jimmy's and the prices for dinner are reasonable. The service, however, leaves a lot to be desired. I have been a loyal customer for five years, but on my last four or five visits I have noticed a steady decline in the service and attitude of the hostesses, wait staff and managers. The Frat-boy/Sorority-girl attitude has got to go! Most of the time the hostesses act like they are doing you a favor by giving you a table and are unreceptive to your requests. When my friends and I had a problem with the hostess, the manager was unwilling to make it right. There is no one that seems to be over 21 working at Brother Jimmy's, and maybe that is a large part of the problem... a more mature managerial and wait staff might be better equipped to deal with customers. There are plenty of restaurants on Amsterdam Ave.; patrons (especially those over the age of 25) should avoid Brother Jimmy's and go to any one of these other places for dinner.

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