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Virgil's Real BBQ -Time Square

152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
+1 212-921-9494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (293 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (75 reviews)
“trash ribs” (44 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
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Reviewed today via mobile

For a busy place the service was good. My only issue was my shrimp was cold, but it was resolved by the server. BBQ tasty and good atmosphere. We really enjoyed it. Mac and cheese was nniicceee!!!

Thank Wirewolf79
Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant was our favourite in New York and if you're in town don't miss it. The raspberry spiked lemonade was stunning and my husband said the stout they serve is better than Guinness!! But the most spectacular part of the meal was the absolutely...More

Thank tmlb63
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked though Open table for 3, 9:15 PM and just to be sure I checked the reservation directly in the restaurant around 8:30 and they confirmed "ok, don't worry, no delays..". At the reservation time the table wasn't there and instead to say "first...More

Thank GD C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok, I know..... BBQ in NYC.... crazy right? Wrong! This place is absolutely amazing! Supper convenient to all the major tourist areas in NYC but not the typical NYC place. Very huge portions so go hungry or plan to split. Get the loaded fries to...More

1  Thank Greta S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a bad place food is fairly good, mostly barbecue, smoked , menu is reasonable size and portion can be large, I would suggest you book a table either on line or call in as early as possible, this place gets really busy so if...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just WOW, me and my girlfriend visited here last night and it’s incredible , the food is some of the best bbq I have ever tasted and the portions are just huge , I consider myself a decent eater but I didn’t eat close to...More

Thank OliHeath
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently visited Times Square and ate at Virgil's Real BBQ...first we had to wait a half an hour in the bar area which was EXTREMELY noisy before we were seated(I kept thinking how do people work in this place with all this noise)..they do have...More

Thank Rich334
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your average BBQ joint in NYC. This establishment is owned by the Carmine's Family of Restaurants so you know you are going to get great food and excellent service. We went for dinner while on vacation in NYC on Thanksgiving and the place was...More

Thank SFDutchman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried this bbq restaurant on a whim,,, AWESOME !!!! Who would think, but this bbq is as good as any in the south. I live in Florida and this pork bbq was awesome. Coleslaw was great too. Friendly servers help make this a place...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering it's location the prices are good and the food is amazing. We had burgers, brisket and pulled chicken and everyone loved their meals. Huge portions so no need for a starter! Can also recommend the blueberry pear cocktail too.

Thank Pamder03
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Andrew R
17 December 2014|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, can't help you with that... Do not know if they're open on Xmas day. You should call them up and make a reservation. Good luck and enjoy!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Virgil's Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America's top 10 BBQ restaurants. Established 1994, Virgil's meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor. Virgil's Real BBQ is located in Times Square, New York.
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