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Posted by pfcesq on 11/26/2008
The ONLY reason you might consider this place is if you are going to MSG and you know all the places around stink and you feel like ordinary BBQ. Best idea is skip it and have a dog and beer at MSG. The service here isn't very good. Food is ok but not cheap.
Posted by hiho322 on 10/22/2008
On Labor Day, I wanted beef ribs from my fav barbecue place, but unfortunately, Blue Smoke was closed for the holiday. Having heard that Brother Jimmy's had recently opened, I went in. They didn't have beef ribs, only pork, and they hadn't gotten around to setting up delivery yet, so I placed my order for pork ribs and did takeout. When I got it home and tasted the ribs (which supposedly were the biggest, best ones), I couldn't believe how awful they were - practically inedible! I wound up throwing them away, along with the menu, and had to settle for something else for dinner. I was bummed, but know I'll never never order from this place again. What a waste of space in a neighborhood that's dying for something good to open.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2008
We really didn`t enjoy the food. Tasted like out of a can. Great service! Noisy...If you want a young bar scene, you`ll enjoy. We didn`t enjoy the Brunswick stew or the pulled pork. The sides didn`t taste homemade.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/02/2008
The pulled pork sandwhich was good, I enjoyed it but have had better at other BBQ places in the city. That being said, the Fire Fries were excellent - not too spicy - they were hot and fresh and had kick. The Apple Crumb Pie was awesome! Order it with ice cream and it's just glorious. I'd go for just for a slice of the pie, it was that good!
Posted by Harvey Wallbanger on 08/29/2008
You don't really go to this Brother Jimmy's for the food. You go for the atmosphere and the waitresses. They're all very nice and flirty and that makes for an exciting lunch. There's a reason why the last time I was there, there were 50 guys and 4 women eating. The food can be hit or miss. One day the ribs will be hot and fall off the bone good, but other days it'll feel cold. The prices are reasonable.
Posted by blech on 08/13/2008
I know, I know, you go because of the post college kids and the fishbowl. We went because it is new to the neighborhood (31st st). But, my God, the ribs, in particular the ones with the dry rub, are subpar. i don't know what spice they used (the spice also made its way into the mash potatoes for some reason), but they were the most disappointing ribs i have had in my entire life. i mean MY ENTIRE LIFE and i am 42 years old. pulled pork ok (but cold), beans were weak, potato salad good. stick to the nachos and be careful getting through the hordes of 24 year old girls smoking outside.
Posted by anonymous on 08/11/2008
So when we got there, we were told that the wait for a table would take little time. So we waited at the bar and was ignored by the bartender for about 20 minutes, and when we finally did get his attention, he was extremely rude. We ended up waiting 45 minutes before a hostess walked by, blinked and said, "Oh my god, I completely forgot about you two. Sorry, did you still need a table?" We're seated (finally) and the server comes over and complains that she's covering two different sections that aren't her own. She takes our order along with two others. The two other tables get served in under half an hour. Now what we ordered wasn't exactly special or required a ton of time. An HOUR and a HALF later, after watching two bus boys give the wrong food to three different tables (and watching others who ordered later than us get fed), we lost it and walked out (something I've never done before). Spare yourself and go to the Upper West Side location.