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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul, American (Traditional)
  • 152 W 44th St, NEW YORK NY10036 40.756743 -73.985253
  • (Btwn 6th Ave & Bway)
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  • (212) 921-9669
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User Ratings (Based on 135 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 3.3
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 921-9669
(212) 921-9663
(212) 921-9668
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Order From Virgil's Real Barbecue for delivery & takeout
Visa, Amex, MC, Disc Delivery Daily: 11:30am-9:30pm
Mon: 11am-11pm Tue-Fri: 11:30am-12am Sat: 9am-12am Sun: 9am-11:30pm
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pre/Post Theater, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
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Delivery Area:
34th to 57th St Madison Ave to 10th Ave

User Reviews

  • Virgil's

    Posted by eileen on 04/19/2009

    i've never tried the meat..

    Please disregard my review if you're a meat-lover, because I don't eat it (strange, I know) so I'm unable to review it...though my dining companions always say it's great. The fact that I love this BBQ place and I haven't tried any of their meat speaks wonders about their hush puppies, train wreck fires, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and, oh my god, the biscuits are a MUST! Bustling atmosphere, lots of tv's to watch sports on, the upstairs is nicer than downstairs, the waiters kind of drop the food and run (but I'm a New Yorker, so I just want my food, as opposed to tourists who seem to want a bit of conversation). TWO CAVEATS: The hostesses are either really bad at estimating time or are told to flat-out lie, because 30 minutes is actually 1-1 1/2 hours, 45 minutes means 2 hours, etc., and every time you ask when you'll be seated you're told, "5 more minutes". The food is good enough that I will wait 2 hours, but it's more professional to be upfront from the beginning. Also, a couple of times my party and I were brought all of our food- biscuits, apps, and entrees- at the same time. That's a lot of food for one sitting, and it's better spread out over time, especially because the entrees get cold when you're eating an appetizer and have to be sent back. The waiter is then making a separate trip with the entress anyway, and I wonder why he puts himself through the trouble.

  • Virgil's

    Posted by bananasue37 on 01/05/2009

    Great location

    Virgil's has a great location just off Times Square. There is nothing fancy about it. Lots of TVs to view sports. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It was good other than it had mustard cole slaw on it. If I ordered it again, I would order it without the cole slaw on top. The sandwich was large and plenty to eat. The best part of our meal was the homemade buttermilk biscuits as an appetizer. They were great. Great lunch place and great location. I probably won't go back though. There are other restaurants to try in New York and I don't get there often.

  • Virgil's

    Posted by no real critic on 11/10/2008

    What Happened?

    I was a FIXTURE at this place from day 1. My visits have become farther and fewer between. I recall each time saying I think this is my last visit here. I can get past the "drop and run " staff, it's the food I am after. Just...blah..... no HUGE issue or complaints, just Blah ( and a bit too pricey for that !) See ya...

  • Virgil's

    Posted by RealTALK on 09/21/2008

    Virgil's aint playin

    A lot of spots out here claim to have real BBQ this is the definately the joint. They smoke their meat right and the bbq sauce is on point. Love the fried chicken po boy as well. Only thing is the damn prices but my guess is they're targeting the tourists (hence the location)

  • Virgil's

    Posted by familyguy food reviews on 09/03/2008

    very good.

    The food was very good. The waiters and management were very attentive and nice. The manager came by our table often to make sure we were enjoying our food.I am from the south, but I thought this was some of the best barbeque I have ever eaten. To top it off, I felt like I was in Tennessee when I ate there. For a NYC restaurant, it is not so expensive. Six adults and one toddler ate for about $120. That included three desserts. The food is a good fusion on various BBQ methods and styles. I would go back again in a second.

  • Virgil's

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/29/2008

    biscuts and maple butter, but that's it

    Virgil's has really been declining over the years, but there is still good reason to stop in for a few select items. The "fall off the porch" peach alcoholic drink is delish, just make sure you hold onto the railing on the way out and arrange for a designated driver. And the buttermilk biscuts are not as good as they used to be (undercooked at times), but it's still the only place that I know of that serves them warm with the amazing maple butter!

  • Virgil's

    Posted by bkitty on 08/26/2008

    Okay for free, wouldn't go back

    Someone treated me here so, for free, I wasn't overly disappointed. However, the food was just okay and it was grossly overpriced. The meats were fatty and unimpressive. The 3 sides I tried were too salty. They were very small portions, but not worth finishing anyway. I would never come back here as it seems to be a Times Square trap

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