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RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ (CLOSED)

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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul, Wings
  • 208 W 23rd St, New York NY10011 40.744093 -73.996456
  • (Btwn 7th & 8th Ave)
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  • (212) 524-4300
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User Ratings (Based on 175 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 3.4
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 524-4300
(212) 524-4303
Delivery Take Out Catering Major Credit Cards
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am Sun: 11:30am-10pm
Lunch, Dinner
Happy Hour, Delivery, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Catering
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
14th St to 34th St 5th Ave to West Side Hwy

User Reviews

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by qdude on 05/12/2005

    Big Apple Gets Real Q

    It's been a long time coming but NYC is the place to be for the best BBQ anywhere and I mean anywhere. The brisket was so juicy, tender and smokey. The ribs perfect not over cooked and falling off the bone but just to the bite...anyway I'll be back often.

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by elvisra on 05/11/2005


    In and out quick, and everything we tried was top-notch! Brisket, smoked turkey, pulled pork, and oh, the burnt ends -to die for! Also the baby backs were as good as I've ever had! Will be back often.

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/09/2005

    Damn Good Que!

    By far the best barbeque in NYC. I had the sampler with the pulled pork, chicken and rib tips (went on a Sunday night at 8:30 and they already ran out of the brisket and st. louis ribs). The meet was tender and the sauce had the perfect kick to it. Sides of cole slaw, onion rings and fries were excellent. My only advise it to go early because they do run out of food - but - I saw other people's food that one might not normally order (the pastrami, ham, sausage, duck) and it all looked good.

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by BBQ-Chick on 05/09/2005

    BBQ Done Right!

    I was impressed and wowed when my sister, brother-in-law and I checked out RUB earlier this week. This is barbeque the way it is done back home in Kansas City and I did not even have to buy a plane ticket to taste great ribs. With all the commercial knock-offs I never expected to find a pulled pork sandwich so yummy and so far from home. I loved that it was served on big texas toast white bread and not some fancy baguette or roll. Soppy up the bits that had slipped past with those giant crusts made me feel like a kid again. The side of beans were a treat and I loved that there was RC Cola, just like my mama would serve. While mama never made deep fried oreos, I think they were the perfect sweet treat to top off a really good meal. I'll be back for more!

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by tovwill on 05/04/2005


    My girlfriend (she?s Italian with very good chefs in her family) and I were very excited about finding a truly scrumptious barbecue joint. Sadly, this isn?t the place. We each got the brisket sandwich, and were dismayed by the fatty, cubed meat within. Making matters worse, the meat was served on a limp commercial seeded bun which couldn?t support the meat. And 10 bucks a pop! The sides were also weak, mayo cole slaw and potato salad at $3.50 each ? neither had much of a bite. We agreed that we prefer thinly sliced beef with a hearty roll that will stand up and maintain its integrity when the sauce is added. Thirty bucks for our lunch was far from righteous.

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2005


    Although I'm no BBQ expert, I have had my share of the stuff in Texas, Kansas, and I even worked in a pit for a while in Tennessee. After all the good buzz I had heard about RUB, I was disappointed. We had the three-meat platter (pulled pork, brisket, and pastrami). The best of the lot was the pork, but it had so little smoke flavor, I would have hardly known it was BBQ. The brisket was cafeteria-dry, although had nice flavor. (The pork wasn't much more juicy, either.) Don't even get me started on the pastrami. I'm still tasting it, five hours later--and that is NOT a compliment. On the bright sides is the sides. The french fries and onion strings were great, as was the potato salad. I had to try out the gluttonous-sounding deep-fried Oreos. They were greasy, but after we patted offer three-napkins worthy of oil, they were surprisingly tasty.

  • RUB - Righteous Urban BBQ

    Posted by Mr. Picky on 04/29/2005

    Pretty good

    This place isn't nearly as good as Blue Smoke, which has set the bar impossibly high for NYC bbq. It's also not as good as Daisy May or Biscuit in Brooklyn. But it's still pretty good and the service is great. The meat was quite tender and tasty...all in all, good but not great.

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