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Posted by Anonymous on 04/09/2008
I've gone to Brother Jimmy's on the East Side for years, so when I heard they opened an new Mid-town location, my friends and I decided to check it out. Bad idea! First of all, the wait was an hour. Now that wouldn't have been such a big deal, but they told us it would be 20 minutes. I'm sorry, but there's a pretty big difference between a 20 minute wait and an hour wait. And to make matters worse, when we enquired about the status of our table after half an hour, the hostess said "Yeah, when I told you 20 minutes, what I really meant was an hour." We asked to speak with a manager, and he said he would have done the same thing. Who says that!?! He didn't even try to make an excuse for such an oversight, nor did he offer any compensation. However, a table miraculously became available a few minutes after that. Over all the service was slow and the food was below average. The only person who was attentive to the table was the bus boy. If you have an hankering for some wings, I suggest traveling to one of their uptown locations. The place on 31st street is a joke.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/22/2008
Its been a while since i have eaten at a Brother Jimmys and this was the 1st time at the midtown locale. It was also the first time i was given the option of sliced or chopped brisket. I ordered chopped thinking it would be similar in appearance and texture of pulled pork. It was chopped cubes of brisket. Brisket is meant to be sliced thin. I've never had a bad experience at BJs before so i'm not going to let one bad meal sway me too much, but my advice is if you like brisket, stick to the sliced.
Posted by NYLibertyFan on 12/06/2007
This is not a place to eat if you want to get in and out in 35 minutes while waiting for your train. That being said, I had a great time. I met a bunch of girlfriends I hadn't hung out with in a while. We enjoyed the drinks. The service was there when we wanted it and they left us alone to visit and catch up for as long as we needed. For our situation it was ideal. Love the fried pickles and the combo rib platter. Only item I was disappointed in was the hush puppies. The oil must not have been hot enough because they tasted greasy. Won't get then next time but will double up on the pickels.!! Another group of friends and I are planning on going back next week.
Posted by Gina on 09/25/2007
It's a fun atmosphere with lots of weird stuff on the walls, but the food was extremely disappointing! **sniffle** I got the chopped brisket (burnt ends) sandwich with a side of mac and cheese...Not only was the mac and cheese flavorless and cold, but the "burnt ends" sandwich was basically chunks of chewy brisket and globs of fat (which was also lukewarm)... I think this place is more of a bar/appetizers sorta spot...I'll most likely give it another chance over a gigantic drink (their drinks menu is quite impressive) and some weird appetizers (like fickles, which are deep fried slices of pickles).
Posted by Annoyed and Disappointed on 09/15/2007
I have eaten at Brother Jimmy's in the Upper East Side many times in the past and was quite pleased to find a location located conveniently near 34th Street where many- including myself- go to shop. Yesterday, my friend and I went in and were greeted rudely by the hostesses. The wait time was 5-10 minutes for a table so we decided to walk around to kill time. Upon returning, we were taken upstairs and noticed at least 5 tables empty- had they all these customers left within 5 minutes? That didn't make any sense to us. Additionally, we were seated in the corner in the back, next to a big obnoxious group. We were given water and waited for service... and waited... and waited. A couple was seated after us at a nearby table and were waited upon immediately while my friend and I just hungrily watched. That couple's waitress was ours as well and did not bother to come over. We waited 20 minutes and then finally called someone over to take our order. We waited ANOTHER 20 minutes for our food- which tasted funny; it didn't taste like the Brother Jimmy's I've been to in the Upper East Side. The waitresses and hostesses were incompetent. They must not understand that when we get served and pay for our bill, they get paid. The only good service that we received was when we were given water by the busboy.
Posted by nycfoodie on 08/25/2007
i normally take out from RUB, but lets face it, how often can you eat everything smoked?? Brother Jimmy's...YUM!! i tried the northern style ribs -meaty, juicy, flavorful & perfect! nice size portion w/2 great sides. Mac n cheese w/a hint of breadcrumb & fresh, creamy coleslaw w/a touch of celery seed. service was excellent -hostess was friendly & i didn't wait long for my meal. this is a great find!!