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Posted by Michael S on 01/29/2006
We tried it on Saturday evening, which is no fair way to judge a restaurant. The aroma of smoking barbeque seduced, and the friendly staff were more than helpful. We began with hush puppies, which were too spicy and dense, and followed up with the two meats platter. I had the brisket (dry and not flavorful, I think the meat was too lean) and the long ribs (tender and tasty enough but too fatty to eat). I know smoking and barbeque; it takes time and care. So far I haven't seen one NYC restaurant who does it right. There were wonderful mixed greens with bacon, and a great vinegar cole slaw. I tasted my companion's pulled pork (ordinary), and the smoked turkey (delicious!). I felt the prices are a tad too steep, but I'd definitely go back, if only for the service which was friendly and attantive. Our waiter was a pro -- he showed his guests how to enjoy his restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2006
I went last saturday and the place was packed, I mean packed! We had about a ten minute wait which I was surprised because as I said the place was packed....Anway the food was very good. We had ribs which were really smoky and burnt, which is my new favorite thing super juicy smoky bits of brisket. Just go; it's the best bbq joint the city by far.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/10/2006
I've been going to RUB a few times since it opened- service has always been fine but last Friday when I went, the place was packed and the service was excellent- prompt and friendly and attentive. Brisket, pulled pork and sausage were tasty as usual and the new wings and cornbread were quite good. Go Longhorns!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/06/2006
Mmm Mmm good :-P There baby back ribs are excellent. Slow cooked for hours and tasty as heck. Put a little BBQ sauce on and enjoy. There sweet tea is also a treat and oohhhh the DEEP FRIED OREO'S are soooo good. Definately a must for some good BBQ in the city. Get there early because the ribs go fast and are in limited supply.
Posted by TEXAS-BBQ-FAN on 01/04/2006
I grew up in Texas, eating at some of the best BBQ joints in the world (Luling Meat Market, Salt Lick, Kruetz Market, etc). This is by far the most authentic BBQ I have found in NYC. In fact, I am going to buy a whole spread for my UT vs. USC party tonight. Hook 'em 'horns.
Posted by Jen on 12/27/2005
The prices are not abnormal for a regular rib place, but you don't get much for your money. And most importantly, you should expect that your ribs will be mildly warm-to-cold because that's how they make them. Don't ask them to heat them up for you because their answer is, "We can't heat them up. That's how they come."
Posted by Chelsea BBQ Man on 11/20/2005
Everything came out cold (including the fries) but tasted ok. It has improved since the last time I went. I love the sweet tea. For an all around better BBQ experience go to Daisy Mays for great ribs or Blue Smoke which has a cool bar and jazz club.