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Hill Country

Barbecue - Market
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  • Barbecue
  • 30 W 26th St, New York NY10010 40.74415 -73.990481
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Broadway)
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  • (212) 255-4544
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User Ratings (Based on 91 reviews)

3.205
Food 3.6 Value 2.9
Service 2.9 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 255-4544
Fax:
fax
(212) 255-7245
Website:
www.hillcountryny.com
Place Order:
Order From Hill Country for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Delivery ($20 Min For Zone 1) ($200 Min For Zone 2 Plus $40 Delivery Charge) Visa, MC, AmEx Bar Hours Daily: 12pm-2am
Hours:
Sun-Wed: 12pm-10pm Thu: 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, Live Entertainment, Happy Hour, WiFi, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
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 BBQ Connoisseur on 02/09/2008

    Not the best BBQ in NY, NJ, CT, etc

    This is not the best BBQ in NYC, so don't believe the hype. The boneless prime rib was ok, the ribs were sub par, the sweet bourbon mash and corn pudding were bland, the mac and cheese tasted like the kind my kid makes in the mircowave. It was not worth the hour and a half long wait. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are in a restaurant in the mall. Anyone who really knows BBQ was not in attendance.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by NYC Texan on 01/28/2008

    Best BBQ in NYC...Hands Down!

    I grew up eating BBQ in Central TX. This is the real deal and that is all there is to be said.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by JCravelle on 12/14/2007

    Nice folks, but not great BBQ

    I had dinner with my girlfriend at Hill Country the other evening. The staff was very nice and seemed like they wanted us to have a great dining experience. Despite what could be a logjam with their gimmicky "ticket" system, the journey from counter to counter with cafeteria tray went well enough (though not something I'd want to repeat all that much). Unfortunately, we were seated at a small table for two (while the number of diners were modest and bigger tables were abundant), with so much stuff on the table (including a rather unromantic roll of paper towels) that it was a constant head bob just to see and talk to each other. (You'll see what I mean when you try to unload your ribs, sides, beverage tankard, etc. Like landing jet aircraft on a aircraft carrier at night.) That said, the "main event", the BBQ--I had the pork ribs, she had the chicken--was only passable. The ribs were underdone and tasted as if they had passed very quickly over a grill, not the very slow food BBQ grilling style that my Tennessee roots remember. My girlfriend had the same reaction to the chicken, mostly underdone, and she was forced to go for an excessive amount of (commercial) BBQ sauce to give it added taste. (The BBQ sauce was not that great. If you're going to dip your bread in it, like an English sop, you want an exceptional sauce.) The sides were done well enough, though the potato salad, while textured nicely, was a little bland (i.e. I had to salt and pepper it heavily and the recipe could use sweet pickle to really give it the southern touch and some added taste) and the baked beans were a little too tangy and runny (i.e. go for it, add some brown sugar! we'll have to hit the gym after the meal as it is). We tried other sides and generally had the same reaction--good, if not a little boring. The dessert station was manned by two great staffers, who had such great attitudes it was hard not to want to seat them at our table (ahem, had it been one of the many available larger tables). We splurged on the German chocolate cake knowing we would be at the gym the next morning, and it was good enough, though a bit dry around the edges. The apple cobbler was better, flaky crusted top, warm and spicey apples. The coffee was lukewarm, though, so no worry about scorching your tongue. A pleasant enough meal, at $80 for the two of us, and the counter and roaming staff were truly very nice, but, overall, not reallly that buzz worthy.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by William on 12/07/2007

    Be prepared...

    I've found most of the reviews here on Hill Country to be pretty spot on. I went with a group of people earlier in the week and found the highlights mostly revolved around the Jalapeno and Cheese Sausage. It had a great flavor but none of the other meat selections were fantastic. The ribs (both types) and brisket were just so-so. The sides were also nothing to write home about, though, the corn pudding was definitely good. In terms of the service situation, Hill Country is very similar to the way Katz's Deli does business. Basically, they give you a ticket and its punched depending on what you order at each pick-up stand. Not hard to figure out, but the costs can get really high with large groups. All-in-all it was a fine meal, though for the real deal, head straight for Daisy May's!

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Maureen on 11/20/2007

    Delish!

    I went to Hill Country this weekend with a group of 9. We each had different meats and a variety of sides and were all more than satisfied. Everything was amazing. The people at the counter are a little rushed but it was a Saturday night so its understandable. After chatting them up for a bit, they ended up being friendly and helpful. Its definetely an experience. Don't expect white gloves or anything even close; you're serving yourself. You can tip however much you want on the way out the door where you also pay your bill. The food was amazing... We even had two vegetarians in our group and they didnt miss out at all because the sides were perfect for them. I'd recommended the jalapeno sausage, moist brisket, game hen and the pork ribs.

  • Hill Country

    Posted by MattyC on 11/05/2007

    Delicious BBQ!

    I thought this place had amazing ribs and deliciously LEAN brisket. The beans were ok but the mac & cheese was really good. I wasn't disappointed by anything (except no draft beer... whats that about?) One point, keep an eye on how much they give you, my friend got 1/2 lb's of brisket and shoulder and he only asked for 1/4 lb. Waitress service left something to be desired... she had a huge section so I don't know if it was her or poor staffing. But the food itself was amazing...

  • Hill Country

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/04/2007

    Best barbecue in NYC!

    I love this place. I live in the neighborhood so until Hill Country opened RUB was my barbecue spot of choice but this place is way better. RUB is still superior when it comes to sides( their bbq bacon chunks are amazing) but their ribs are hit and miss. Hill Country though nails it every time on the things that really matter. The pork ribs are big, juicy and flavorfull. Beef ribs, brisket and the sausage too are very good. Yeah the service from the table staff can be a little spotty but the guys behind the counter are great.

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