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Posted by Sally Rosenthal on 08/14/2013
Aside from the food being very mediocre, Daisy May's needs to hire people who are welcoming and friendly. The people working the counter radiate misery and it makes for a very unpleasant experience. I felt like I was putting them out just to ask questions about the menu. In terms of the food, there are chains, like Dallas BBQ, that are considerably better, and that's not saying much since Dallas BBQ certainly isn't authentic. I won't be back to Daisy May's and I work two blocks away.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/14/2013
I have still not have bbq that I adore, that being said the beef rib is the way to go and the sticky ribs, the dry ones are sub par. The prices are ridiculous! I am still waiting for a fall off the bone joint!
Posted by Bill Randle on 03/29/2013
If you appreciate real barbecue, this isn't for you! I got the brisket combo plate with two sides for almost $20 and the beef was tough. Good brisket should melt in your mouth and this wasn't even on that end of the continuum. Most important, however, is the barbecue sauce. Regardless of what you do or don't do with your meats, barbecue sauce will make or break the food, and in this case it breaks it, and badly! The barbecue sauce at Daisy May's doesn't have even a hint of tang. It is sickly sweet and the sugar in it completely overwhelmed the taste of the meat. It reminds me of the sauce I get on a Chinese dish at my local takeout. My two sides, mac & cheese and baked beans were both mushy, boring, and entirely forgettable! BTW, who ever heard of a barbecue restaurant that didn't have sausage or potato salad? Well, you've heard of it now, because it's Daisy May's! Also, any decent barbecue is ALWAYS served with a pickle or pickle or onion slices on the side - but not at Daily May's. I'm not from Texas, but I lived there for 8 years, so I know good barbecue when I taste it, and this isn't even close, which is a bummer because I live two blocks away! There are a couple of barbecue joints in NYC that are "okay," but still nothing like the real thing. Daisy May's is just another disappointment in a long line of barbecue failures in the city, and I can't wait until someone gets truly serious about bringing superlative barbecue to we New Yorkers!! Meanwhile, you can order overnight from barbecue restaurants in Texas and elsewhere, which is expensive, but it's a hell of a lot better than wasting money on pretend barbecue.
Posted by Dave on 03/29/2012
When Daisy May's first appeared, they ran an ad on YES -- it still runs occasionally -- that was just terrible, and not so-bad-it's-good terrible. Put me off for a couple of years. A few years ago I just decided I had to go if only to give them their due and rank their barbecue against the rest of Manhattan. I was very,v ery glad I did. The dry rub Memphis ribs are the best in the city. The beef rib, which yes, is very expensive, is more than enough for a meal. Some of the sides are spotty, and the pulled pork is frankly way oversauced. But expensive? Small portions? I really don't understand those charges. While Dallas BBQ and Virgil's have their place in the city, it's more for-the-masses, oversauced, sweet preparations than I'd prefer, and not stylistically anything approaching authentic (with the possible exception of the pork at Virgil's). As far as "authentic" barbecue representing many of the top barbecue areas of the country, Daisy May's is in that top-3 rarefied air for the city. (Incidentally, the white bread thing is a barbecue staple in Texas.)
Posted by Big_Jim_BBQ on 01/24/2012
Can u really trust somebodys opinion when they pick dallas bbq over the best smoked ribs in Nyc...its hard to beat Daisy Maes ribs for flavor, I personally love the KC style ribs,always cooked to perfection and you gotta lick your fingers so dont fight it. This is not the place for decor or convenience but who cares...If you want the only real bbq in NYC this is the spot.
Posted by Robin Lisa on 10/28/2011
When my co-worker said they went to this resturant, I decided to try it.. Not sure if I will ever speak to my co-worker again. I think they washed the ribs but forgot to season it. The portions are for a kids meal. The resturant is dark. If you just want to put on cowboy boots and go for a beer or drunk, then okay. But Dallas BBQ's is the better choice. My stomach hurts and I wasted 15. 00 in taxi fare to go there. Would NEVER tell anyone I did. Daisy May its OVER!
Posted by anonymous on 09/22/2011
I tried to love this place but the other reviews really said it all: 1. overpriced 2. the food isn't cooked well 3. I live in the neighborhood and called for delivery. They said "why don't you come over and get it yourself?" 4. Min for delivery is $20! Are you kidding me?