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Hill Country

Barbecue - Market
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  • Barbecue
  • 30 W 26th St, New York NY10010 40.744163 -73.990471
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 255-4544
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User Ratings (Based on 91 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 2.9
Service 2.9 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 255-4544
(212) 255-7245
Place Order:
Order From Hill Country for delivery & takeout
Delivery ($20 Min For Zone 1) ($200 Min For Zone 2 Plus $40 Delivery Charge) Visa, MC, AmEx Bar Hours Daily: 12pm-2am
Sun-Wed: 12pm-10pm Thu: 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late Night, Live Music, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Delivery Area:
Zone 1: 14th To 42nd St; 1st To 11th Ave Zone 2: Within Manhattan, Outside Zone 1

User Reviews

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/22/2008

    Definitely Worth A Trip

    HC might possibly be the best BBQ in NYC. It's not BBQ like you're used to - slathered in sauce, etc. It's (presumably - what do I know?) BBQ like how they do it in Texas and it's fantastic: moist, flavorful meat, tasty sides and, surprisingly, the best chocolate chip cookies in NYC. It's certainly informal, which some might think a downside, but I found it appropriate. The one thing I did think was a bit of a downer was the price - it's pretty pricey and, since you're ordering meat by the pound, etc., you might order more than you want (and find yourself paying a fortune.) It's probably best to go with a bunch of people and share the food, ordering more if you want it.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by trenker on 09/22/2008

    Fun, and good food!

    Some of the reviews left us cautious and we almost didn't go, but I am glad we did. We had a great time. Sure, if you are looking for a romantic time, a fine dining experience, or to sit back and be waited on, this is not your place. But for the fun and family style eating you can have, and for the great tasting BBQ, it is definitely a great place to go. The experience left me wondering if the earlier review of this place were written by people that just didn't get it! I was with some southerners who have had Texas BBQ many times. They vouched for the authenticity of flavors and even the set up of the restaurant which captures the Texas BBQ experience. After you get your table, the waiter brings drinks and dessert if you choose, and busses your table. (You are not expected to tip on the meal, just the portion of the meal that relied on service: drinks, bussing and dessert) The rest of the meal is up to you. Go to the counters to get your meat and sides. And have your meal ticket marked off. Pay as a group or separately at the end of your meal. Get as much or as little as you like. The brisket and prime rib were tender and delicious, and the chicken moist and flavor full. The sides were good, though not the star feature, except for the corn pudding, and the excellent mac n' cheese. We found service to be cheerful, friendly and helpful all around, especially our server, and the guy behind the meat counter. Try it!

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Tubby on 08/27/2008

    I'm from Houston

    This is the best BBQ in New York.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2008

    #1 Mac n Cheese

    I went with a group of 6 and that's definitely the way to do it. Since the meat comes by the pound, a big group can get a variety of meats and sides for a reasonable amount of money. I was expecting to dislike it because of the "chain" feeling I got when I walked in, but I was pleasantly surprised. The meat was tender and yummy, and the mac n cheese was EXCELLENT - a mix of mild and strong cheeses with a creamy, cheesy consistency. The green bean casserole was also a good choice, as was the slaw. I could have done without the sweet potato mash - it was bland. I'll go back.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by texas dave on 07/21/2008

    finally some moist brisket

    let me preface this by saying that i am a born and raised texan living in new york. every time i go to a bbq restaurant i order the same thing. brisket. and every time i order brisket in new york i get a dry pathetic excuse for brisket - until i went to hill country. they've got 2 types of brisket on the menu - lean and moist. i think they added lean just to appease the yankees but the moist is the only way to eat brisket. it just melts in your mouth! i was so happy to have finally found great brisket. Hill Country also does an excellent job of providing an authentic texan atmosphere - the butcher paper, the communal tables, the 2 for 1 beer specials - everything. i really felt like i was back home. i've seen a lot of negative reviews about the atmosphere and i just wanted to write this review to point out that all of these things were done on purpose to replicate traditional texan bbq joints.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Fat Nathanial on 05/15/2008

    Not recommended

    First off I never ever write a review but I just had to for this place. Ok, so I go with a group of 6 guys to Hell Country based on previous reviews about it being a great bbq place. We are all regular guys who are not critical of anything at all but what happened to us was a nightmare. First off, you show up and you feel like your in a TGI Fridays in times sq with the amount of tourists in the place. Then you get this ridiculous meal tkt and get a tray to go and get your meat. I felt like I was in a prison lunch line. They serve your food in a brown paper bag and that is what you eat out of. No plates and silverware left in a jar. Instead of napkins you get a classy roll of bounty sitting at your picnic table (yes a picnic table). Took at least 25 minutes to get the waitress to bring our first drinks and one guy didn't even get the beer he ordered. The food was mediocre at best and poor for the price. Nobody even finished their food because it was mediocre.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Barbara on 05/06/2008

    Not good

    I went three times and have been disappointed every single time. The setup can be original and fun, but is annoying if you are sitting downstairs and have to carry your tray filled with food while people bump on you on their way to the bar. By the time you get to the table, the meat, that is served already just lukewarm, is cold. The food is mediocre at best, I know good barbecue and it should not be served cold and dry! In particular the second time I went I asked for ribs and the guy at the counter gave me a portion that I had seen sitting on the block for all the time we had been waiting in line... when I politely asked if I could have warmer ribs I got attitude and the guy refused to change my order, of course when we got to the table they were dry and not very tasty. At the cashier again the attitude was snappy and rude, unacceptable for any kind of restaurant, even the low key ones. Finally, last week I went with a group of 6 friends and tried to book a table, I was told in a rude way over the phone that reservations were accepted only for parties of 8 or more people, we showed up and sure enough the waiting time was over 1 hour... we sat at the bar and ordered beer that was so cold it practically had no taste, after 35 minutes the hostess came and told us that they were out of ribs and brisket... That's why you should take reservations! so that you know how many people are going to show up! finally the general poor attitude made me not want to go there anymore, and write this review, there are plenty of good barbecue spots in the city, no need to waste time on this one.

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