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Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City, New York, NY

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.3
4.3
7741 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Established in 1994, Virgil's Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America's top 10 BBQ restaurants. Virgil's meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to 10 hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods that impart maximum flavor. Virgil's is located in New York City, Las Vegas, and at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Come try our BBQ and other American classics like salads, burgers, seafoods and more. We have something for everyone!

With so many great ways to enjoy Virgil's, we are open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pick-up, Delivery, Catering, and Private Parties. Join us for lunch and enjoy from a variety of special menu offerings for $15 or less and Happy Hour! Looking for the perfect spot for your next celebration? Learn more about Special Events at virgilsbbq.com.

Your safety is our priority. As of 3/7/22, NYC no longer requires proof of vaccination to dine indoors. Indoor & Outdoor dining are available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 921-9494
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Legoff
  • Catering
    Let Virgil's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Virgil's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444
  • Private party facilities
    call for details
  • Private party contact
    Penny Kaplan: (212) 921-9494
  • Neighbourhood
    Theater District
  • Cross Street
    Broadway and 44th
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. <br />A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

7,743 Reviews
  1. CandiceH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party was seated quickly. The food was great and didn’t take long. The hush puppies were AMAZING! Drinks were great! We loved our server!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, very loud, but will go again.

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  3. RegeniaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the wings as my meal, it was enough to share, way to much for one person and the onions rings are some of the best I've ever had!

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  4. SpencerT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, service, and beverage selection! I will certainly visit again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bbq always. Ribs and pulled pork perfect..and the roasted brussels are the best. Nice portions quickly served.

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  6. AlexP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, friendly staff… a bit noisy but that’s something you would expect for a restaurant in Times Square

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  7. JudyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister and I are in NY celebrating my birthday. We shared a platter last night that was absolutely delicious

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  8. nYChicK77

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was phenomenal. He was able to handle our party of 15 with no problem. Very professional and checked on us on a regular basis. However, their hostesses need better training in professionalism, attitude, and in the hospitality business in general. I’m speaking specifically about the group that worked on April 14 at 6-9 pm. I’m not sure if they are being trained by the same people training the hostesses for Carmine’s. If they are not you should train them the same way. What a horrible way to start your meal. The food was so so. It’s not real BBQ. But then again, what do you expect for a restaurant in Times Square? The food was horrid but it wasn’t great either.

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  9. GuillaumeR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bon restaurant très copieux, je recommande. Avec un super accueil

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went here for a pre-theater dinner. For appetizers we had the onion rings and the catfish bites. The onion rings were tasty, but nothing special. The catfish bites were a large portion. The fish itself was tender and moist. The breading was overwhelming. Seasoned bread crumbs and over salted. The dipping sauce that came with it was delicious and necessary to cut the flavor of the breading. I love fried catfish but would have much preferred this with the typical corn meal breading. For the main course I ordered the 1/4 rack of ribs with sides of Mac n cheese and brussel sprouts. The ribs are cooked with a dry rub, which again, had too much salt, at least for my taste. There was a choice of 3 sauces on the table, mild, hot and jalapeno. I only tried the mild and it was good. I liked that there is no sauce on the ribs to start as I prefer to have control over the amount of sauce. The 1/4 tack consisted of 3 large, meaty ribs, more than enough. The Mac n cheese was creamy, but again too salty. The brussel sprouts were perfect, the only item that I couldn’t taste the salt. I shouldn’t have ordered dessert because I was already full at that point, but we had time to kill before the theater as service was fairly quick. I had the key lime pie, which was some of the best I have ever had. Our server was friendly and kept our water glasses full, which is no easy feat as we are big water drinkers. I liked that we were given hit washcloths after our meal to clean our hands. Overall the meal was good and I would return again.

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FAQs

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 921-9494.

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City is rated 4.3 stars by 7741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Broadway and 44th
  • Neighbourhood
    Theater District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Legoff
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 921-9494
  • Catering
    Let Virgil's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Virgil's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444
  • Private party facilities
    call for details
  • Private party contact
    Penny Kaplan: (212) 921-9494
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