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Virgil's Real Barbecue

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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul, American (Traditional)
  • 152 W 44th St, New York NY10036 40.756738 -73.985175
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Bway)
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  • (212) 921-9494
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User Ratings (Based on 135 reviews)

3.525
Food 3.6 Value 3.3
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 921-9494
voice
(212) 921-9663
Fax:
fax
(212) 921-9668
Websites:
www.virgilsbbq.com
www.virgilsrealbarbecuenyc.com
Place Order:
Order From Virgil's Real Barbecue for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, Amex, MC, Disc Delivery Daily: 11:30am-9:30pm
Hours:
Mon: 11am-11pm Tue-Fri: 11:30am-12am Sat: 9am-12am Sun: 9am-11:30pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Pre/Post Theater, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
15.00
Delivery Area:
34th to 57th St Madison Ave to 10th Ave

User Reviews

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by from Charlotte, NC on 07/20/2006

    Loved the food!

    Good thing we made reservations about 6 weeks in advance...the place was PACKED! The bbq was very good...my favorite items were the cornbread, corn on the cob and grilled flat dogs! I definitely want to go back the next time i visit NYC.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/18/2006

    Excellent

    Most of the ratings are negative, but they score high on food, service, etc. My opinion, Excellent! The smoked flavor from the wood makes it great.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by Stefanov on 07/11/2006

    Certainly the best BBQ in NYC

    Having been all over the country sampling the local varieties of barbeque, i can say at least Virgil's brings GREAT barbeque to New York. Sure the place gets loud, crowded and it may take a while for your waitress, but you are in the theater district. There is practically no waiting time for the meal, and its consistantly delish...you gotta go.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by Toogood on 06/25/2006

    Poor Food

    A friend of mine recommended I try this restaurant while in NY. I ordered the fried chicken, greens, baked beans and macaroni & cheese. My guest ordered the ribs, cole slaw & potato salad. Neither of us enjoyed our meal. The fried chicken appeared to have been cooked earlier and dropped in the grease a second time just prior to bring it out. The potato salad had too much salt, the macaroni was dry and flavorless, the greens tasted like vinegar, and the ribs had a terrible flavor...possibly from the wood used to cook it.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by William on 06/24/2006

    Not terribly authentic in my opinion

    They treat it more like a chain restaurant than what most bbq places try to be ( a simple sit down place with great food and little to no service/frills). The owners also operate the Italian eatery Carmines, which also takes a chain approach to Italian food and in my mind is not all that great unless all you really care about it the portion size. Will probably not be returning until i try so more of NYC's bbq spots to see what they have to offer.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by Stevie on 04/06/2006

    Food Was Nothing to Rave About

    After reading some good reviews of Virgil’s, I was really looking forward to trying it for myself last Saturday with a bunch of friends. Unfortunately, the experience was rather disappointing. First off, we had to wait quite a long time, despite having reservations. The food was mediocre at best, and somewhat expensive ($21 for the ribs and brisket combo which included only 4 ribs, a couple of slices of brisket, a little cornbread tart, and a couple of tiny-portion sides). For a place that claims to have traveled around the country to develop the best BBQ methods and sauces, it certainly didn’t show. The ribs were dull, overcooked, and were not served hot (possibly the result of sitting under the warming lamps for way too long). The brisket was also lifeless. Trying to liven up the meat a bit with the sauces on the table resulted in confusion. The bottle of sauce marked “HOT” was not so hot, and the bottle marked “MILD” had more like a medium hotness. The atmosphere was decent, but noisy. Overall, I’ve had much better BBQ, and I would not go there again, and I wouldn’t recommend Virgil’s to others.

  • Virgil's Real Barbecue

    Posted by nyc_foodie on 04/02/2006

    I've had better...

    I sat under a lamp that was filled with so much dust. My advice: don't look up. The food was generally salty and I was not impressed. BBQ's has better barbeque, which i never thought I'd say.

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