Brother Jimmy's - Union Square
Brother Jimmy's - Union Square

Brother Jimmy's - Union Square

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brotherjimmys.com/
  • Phone: 2126736465
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available for up to 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Daryl Zweben 2122443503x208

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Park Avenue and Irving Street
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q & W trains to Union Square/14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brother Jimmy's - Union Square
Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ located off of Union Square. We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality.
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Brother Jimmy's - Union Square reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)neighborhood gem (2)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very good BBQ
    sujo
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    very nice service, excellent cocktails and very good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Place
    GalFromQueens
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was delicious beyond our expectations. Baby back ribs and omg to die for Mac and cheese, we were a party of 4 and we were all pleased with everything from the lively ambience (tv's everywhere major plus) to the food and great service thanks "Katie" super sweet and great waitress!. I will definitely be returning!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Brother Jimmy's - Union Square reviews archive.
  • Horrible Food
    Accjg
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    They must just focus on their bar scene because the food was some of the worst I've ever had. Denny's has better chicken fried steak than they do and the mashed potatoes were basically inedible. The only thing I had that was good was the frozen mango margarita. I will never go back or recommend to anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SuzyQVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Went here with a friend and was really disappointed. Margaritas were terrible, the BBQ was very dry. I expect better in NY.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal but very noisy bar
    SMLSML
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    We were there on a Tuesday evening. The dining room in the back was half empty but the noise coming from the bar area was so loud that it was difficult for us to talk. Food was decent, large portions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Queen
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    My boyfriend and some of our friends dined here 8/9 food was out super fast. We recommend getting the humongous nachos they were excellent. Nice spot to hang out with not kid friendly on the weekends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!! Huge portions
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    What a great find!! Huge portions - we LOVED the nachos and salads!! Waitress could not have been nicer!! and the best part - kids eat for FREE!!!!! We will be back again, and again, and again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who knew???
    Treen
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We went to Brother Jimmy's by way of a deal/promotion, with no particular expectation; neither of us had been before. So we were really psyched that the ribs and sides were so good. Not to mention the margaritas! It was a little loud and the patrons seemed to be mostly college kids, but with BBQ that good, I didn't mind. I'd go back, with or without a deal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Atrocious service but BBQ very good. Server a little slow mentally but lots of tvs to make up for brain dead service. Would go for games where you're comfortable getting up from your table and ordering drinks directly from the bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Brother Jimmy's
    Livetodine
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food was decent, my favorite part was the drinks (good price and strong). My service was good but I had other servers besides our own checking on us, it wasn't that busy where she couldn't check on us more frequently. Overall it was a decent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here several times.
    travellerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Been here several times. Great deal on Tax Day! Everything was 50% off. Brother Jimmy's was not crowded when we got there, but service was slowish. When it got more crowded, service was very slow. Luckily, I wasn't in a rush. Food is consistent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't expect Brother Jimmy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Don't expect Brother Jimmy's to turn the sound on for your game even if you went there to watch a game with your meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hostess killed the dining
    hatecheapfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The hostess killed the dining experience... food could be more flavorful. Had better ribs.. .very fatty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very crowded and loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    It was very crowded and loud when I visited, because there was a sport event going on. But the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Brother and Daughter really
    Brooklynite
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    My Brother and Daughter really enjoyed that place. I did not know it had many TV with sports. They were happy to eat a meal and not miss the the game.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loud. Conversation Difficult.
    lilgerryVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Loud. Conversation Difficult. College bar. Crowded. Great for going out with the team or a group, having a couple beers and getting a little rowdy cheering for your team on the TV screens.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this pl was grt. V wanted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    this pl was grt. V wanted to try fish bowl but v got there late so didnt get to try it. but v'll def come again. Service was grt and delicious food. V had good times there =).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little too noisy for my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    A little too noisy for my taste but the food was excellent. I also appreciated the large soft drink sizes. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dry food, poor service. No thanks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Food was horrible. Tasted like it had been left out all day. Disappointing service. Factory experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The southern ribs and fried
    jgoodman888VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    The southern ribs and fried brussel sprouts are fabulous - best I've had outside of NC and Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was well worth it for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Food was well worth it for the price. $20 per person for two people for a massive meal that could have fed three or four. We got the Pig Pick (Northern, Dry Rub, Pulled Chicken, and Brisket). The Brisket was the only part that wasn't tasty enough to gorge ourselves with. The Wright Salad is well made and gigantic, and the tomato soup equally delicious. Service was a bit slow (rather, there wasn't much attention given to each table), but the waitress was consistently polite and considerate. We went at around 8.30pm on Friday. The bar was packed, with live band and lots of noise. I asked to be put in the back of the restaurant, and it was still considerably noisy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Stuff, Great for Games!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Great sports bar - the waitresses / host was SO nice! We mentioned that we were big Giants fans on the phone when we made the reservation and the host saved our group the best seat in the house :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FYI - Browns fans come to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    FYI - Browns fans come to watch football here on gamedays.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this restaurant.. my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    love this restaurant.. my husband enjoyed his food!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shaolin Lawyer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Brother Jimmy's has lost a step, food wise, over the last ten years. In the past I always recommend Jimmy's for bbq in the city. Now, it is an after thought. Pulled chicken was bland, sides lacked flavor, ribs were disappointing. I once loved the pig pick ... now, it is an overpriced, lackluster app. Average at best for a once great establishment ... perhaps overreaching with so many location and corporate tie-ins.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to celebrate my 21st
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Went to celebrate my 21st birthday with a group of High school friends. Had an amazing waitress who gave us a complimentary fishbowl, as well as a piece of Red Velvet Cake with a candle in it(before my friends even got the chance to request a bday dessert for me). Had an awesome time. The fishbowls are yummy and fun to share, the nachos are AMAZING, and the cake was good. Went back a little over a year later to catch up with friends, most of them arrived much later than me and another friend, waitress was great about making our wait time easier. Great staff in this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ Keeps me Carolina Dreamin
    Jchiguy1VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Fun down home NYC BBQ chain serves great food in a fun atmosphere. Service is efficient but can be a bit scattered. Watch your bill carefully. Otherwise you can't go wrong with great ribs, chicken, sandwiches, sides and unbelievable sauce. Can be noisy at peak times and/or during sporting events. Go early for lunch or dinner for a much more civilized experience,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, only went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    As always, only went there for the ayce wings/rib tip Monday night special. There's better bbq in New York, but when watching sports with a group of hungry guys, this is a good option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brother Jimmy's is your average,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    Brother Jimmy's is your average, run-of-the-mill franchise bbq joint. There are locations littered about New York, and the food is good, but definitely not something you'll ever get a craving for. There are two reasons to go there, and both involve consuming food and drink to excess: they are one of the few places where you can get pitchers of mixed drinks (up to 2.5 gallons of punch), and on Monday nights they have an all-you-can-eat wings/rib tips and all-you-can-drink bud/bud lite. If there's a big game, or you're a big group, or if you just really love wings, this is the place for you on Monday nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food at Brother Jimmys
    JasonKVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    The food at Brother Jimmys throughout the city has gone down hill terribly in the last few months. Bro Jimmys was never a place to go for quality BBQ, it was simply a place to watch the games with friends and have food better than your average bar fare. With dry brisket, tasteless ribs, average buffalo wings and watered-down sauces - we're all better off going to the local sports bar for the same experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff at the door was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    The staff at the door was absolutely awful - lost in their own world & completely didn't care that you were there. Apart from that, the food, drinks and service inside were FANTASTIC! Our waitress was phenomenal and very quick to check that we were doing okay. If you're getting a table, bear with the airheads at the front, because you'll definitely have a great time otherwise!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a really great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    I had a really great time! Definitely try the Swap Water. It packs a punch
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love brother Jimmy's!! When
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    I love brother Jimmy's!! When you want some appetizers and nice big drink this is the place to be! There BBQ is pretty good may need a lil more seasoning but tasty for the most part!! Try the swamp water with some shots on the side for you and ur friends a guaranteed kicker!! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drink prices were ridiculous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    Drink prices were ridiculous and misleading!! Would have never paid that much for a drink that they consider a double in a regular size glass, and there was definitely not double the alcohol. That was really the only negative.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious BBQ, especially
    CMRNYC
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    delicious BBQ, especially for a chain. Great place to watch sports.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brother Jimmys was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Brother Jimmys was great! Portions are huge and the service was excellent. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service but much
    LizzieB730
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    Great food & service but much too noisy. However, we went during Christmas week so maybe it's not always quite as loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very lively place. Food is
    eramorris
    Dined on 12/21/2011
    Very lively place. Food is good, service is good, but sometimes your waitress gets lost for a while. DON'T go during the playoffs - you won't be able to hear!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to catch the game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    Great southern food, great bar scene, great place to catch the game. If you can handle the noise and the crowds, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Went to watch the Carrier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Went to watch the Carrier Classic, full of UNC alum and great fun!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic