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Virgil's Real BBQ -Time Square

) #316 of 9,269 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue,
152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
+1 212-921-9494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

BEST BBQ EVER!! Roxy the waitress treated us well. Will definitely go back next time in NYC!!! Had the Pig out Dish for 2, consisting of pulled pork, ribs, chicken and of course beef brisket

Thank Steelerman365
Reviewed yesterday

Our waiter (Christian) was friendly and attentive... large portions, so you will have leftovers for later unless you have a big appetite... the food quality was very good (only a few BBQ spots in NYC qualify as excellent in my book)... to top it off...More

Thank DeeMan44
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nor me, however for first-timers, what better place to visit than Virgil's just off Times Square. Having taken advice from my US work colleagues ("no, you definitely don't need a starter") I dived in with the three meat combo, selecting pulled pork, steak brisket and...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to come here after we saw the show 1984 across the street on a Sunday night around 9pm. I didn't have hight expectations but it quickly changed after these loaded fries came that we ordered. OMG they were delicious. I had the pulled...More

Thank Cin4513
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food big portions lovely service. Really enjoy our meal there & will come back in future 5 stars.

Thank zeshi7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen this recommended on tripadvisor prior to my new york city trip,and made note of it,but forgot exactly where it was,so when we first trooped off in direction of times square as soon as we had checked in to our hotel(westin grand central)...More

Thank caz c
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to many, many BBQ places in my life, and this one just didn't stand out for me. I wasn't a fan of the BBQ sauce that was used, and sadly because of the extremely slow service- and it wasn't very crowded either,...More

Thank Tambrukd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great BBQ experience right on Times Square. Prices are a bit on the high side for British travellers right now. But the huge portions are good value if you order sensibly.

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewing again as food remains excellent, so much food, but worth it. My son ordered an appetiser and that was enough!!

Thank vickyjmf
Reviewed 1 week ago

As expected, Virgil's addressed our BBQ craving adequately. Comfortable, unfussy atmosphere with medium-high noise level. We were seated quickly on a mid-week evening - a definite plus in this busy part of town. Menu covers range of BBQ, and offers combo dishes, which some of...More

Thank Pacificisles
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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
US$ 30 - US$ 40
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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