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Brother Jimmy's BBQ

) #3,843 of 9,165 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ American, Bar, Barbecue
1485 Second Ave., New York City, NY 10075-2001
+1 212-288-0999
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
££ - £££
1485 Second Ave., New York City, NY 10075-2001
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Brother Jimmy's is an active, loud, fun place. The portions are large, the Fried Chicken was pretty darn good. However the sides demonstrated a lack of commitment to southern cooking. The Collard Greens were bland and without much smoke flavor and the Mac and Cheese...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 28 May 2012

The bar space was cute. Drinks served in a mason jar was a nice touch. Servers were rather inattentive. We would have dealt with that fact just fine, has the BBQ been authentic. A typical case of a restaurant claiming to have authentic BBQ, but...More

Thank Pinqueen300
Reviewed 1 May 2012

This place is awesome! Im from the south and that runs in my bones so whenever I feel the need for country music ,PBR and BBQ I go to BJ's. My budget doesn't afford me the ability to fly to NC everytime I get the...More

Thank YoavCuthbertson
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We went here to watch the New York Yankees opening day game. The servers were very good and polite. When we went it was specials on bud and bud light ($3, between 15:00-20:00 Monday to Friday) so the alcohol was cheap. The food was good...More

Thank NickSFCB
Reviewed 26 March 2012

On vacation with friends, we went to Brother Jimmy's BBQ with friends on a busy Saturday night after unsuccessfully trying to get into Blue Smoke and Virgil's and came away fairly impressed. Although the beer list was very standard, the food was top-quaility barbecue. I...More

1  Thank jecatudel
Reviewed 23 March 2012

It may not be Memphis BBQ, but it is great for NYC. Friendly staff and convenient to Penn Station area.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Met some friends from college here to watch our basketball team. Food was pretty good and service was alright. Great atmosphere to watch the game and catch up with old friends.

Thank eurozone1112
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We ordered about $60 worth of food for takeaway to try this place out. We were both sorely disappointed after getting it home (we waited 45mins +) and will NEVER patron this place ever again!! I've had better fries and onion rings at Burger King....More

1  Thank NYCIrish1302
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We went here after a show and were very impressed! It's a bit dated, but the food was really good and the service was outstanding! We had children with us and they catered to us very well. They had the best brussel sprouts I've ever...More

1  Thank daffund
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Went here during a rowdy Friday night, and was impressed with how fast and attentive the staff was during a hectic time. Very good southern fare, even down to the Abita amber beers.We sat in the back room and had one of their fishbowl drinks...More

2  Thank SSSteph
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Second Ave., New York City, NY 10075-2001
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-0999
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