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Virgil's Real Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025 (Broadway and 44th)
+1 212-921-9494
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had dinner before a Broadway show with the Mrs. Overall terrific atmosphere, you can smell it as soon as you open the outside set of doors. The staff warmly greeted us, and sat us immediately (had reservations, but it wasn't "busy" yet). Upstairs is the second portion of seating, where we received a seat by the window. Our waiter was... More 

Thank Joshua L
Bronx, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once again we had to come here because it was my husband’s choice for his birthday dinner. He still likes this place even though I think it is highly overrated but it was his birthday. The first thing that turned me off was that I made a reservation for 6:30p.m. for a Saturday night and we didn’t get seated until... More 

Thank BronxBarbie
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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286 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are inNYC at a conference and decided to try Virgil's. This restaurant is affiliated with Carmine's, where we have gone to for years and never got a bad meal. Virgil's is a BBQ restaurant in the middle of Manhattan. We are very familiar with BBQ from our NC residence, and wanted to check this place out. Reception staff were... More 

Thank Mje12518
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love BBQ you will love this place!! I had the 3 choice dinner and portion sizes were unbelievable! I went for trash ribs, pulled Pork and brisket, fries, slaw and cornbread and none of them disappointed! All melt in the mouth amazing!! Probably my favourite meal in New York and I was here for 3 weeks!

Thank Mariner_1980
New Haven, Connecticut
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Times Square location but off main drag. Has been around for a long time - and is authentic, even for a larger chain feel. Service is fantastic if not a tad rushed during busy times but always very friendly. Food is fantastic - portions are generous. Ribs were spectacular and could only eat 2 of the portion - hey rest... More 

Thank StevesReviews
Morrisonville, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just dined at Virgil's Barbeque in NYC. The food had great flavor, and the quantities were a great value. After spending a large amount of time in NYC over a couple of decades, I have eaten at a plethora of places both good and bad, and I was bowled over by this place. I recommend the combination platter, and bring... More 

Thank Kevin P
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

food taste wholesome; ordered buffalo wings and fortunately they were not fried like they usually are; wings had a smoky flavor and complemented with the traditional buffalo wing sauce.

Thank Carole583
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy had to wait about 15 mins for a table for 2 however that's what you expect in NYC. Food was ok nothing special and it was reasonably priced, just your typical American style restaurant with plenty of sport on numerous TVs very convenient location to Times Square.

Thank Robert I
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not easy to please when it comes to BBQ as I do my own but Virgil did not let us down. The atmosphere is nice, we stopped for lunch, and did not want to eat a lot. The special was baby back ribs so I ended up eating more than I wanted. They were almost as good as... More 

Thank Dale S
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great barbecue in the heart of NYC! Their pulled chicken and brisket are my favorites. Prices aren't bad considering the location. Definitely give this place a try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
    (Broadway and 44th)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-921-9494
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.

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