Neely's Barbecue Parlor
Neely's Barbecue Parlor

Neely's Barbecue Parlor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.neelysbbqparlor.com/
  • Phone: 2128321551x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon -Tues: 4:00pm-11:00pm, Wed-Fri: 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun: 11:00am-10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Barbecue, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Pat and Gina Neely
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Providing a unique Southern-style dining experience, Neely’s BBQ Parlor has several private dining rooms available to accommodate a variety of event types.
  • Private Party Contact: Arsham Kamali 8774238997

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 62nd
  • Public Transit: Trains N,R,Q or 4,5,6 to 59th street Lexington Stop, Walk east to First Avenue, then north to 62nd street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Check street signs carefully or park in any of the many garages located on every block surrounding us!
A word from Neely's Barbecue Parlor
Abraham Merchant, Richard Cohn and Andy Emmet, principals of Merchants Hospitality Inc., have partnered up with celebrated restaurateurs and stars of "Down Home with the Neelys", Gina and Pat Neely, to launch Neely's Barbecue Parlor, featuring the Neely's authentic barbecue cuisine, Southern fare and so much more!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Neely's Barbecue Parlor reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)great for lunch (28)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (21)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (18)great for outdoor dining (16)special occasion (13)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (7)hot spot (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great Restraunt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I enjoy my time at Neely's. The food was very tasty. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ = WOW
    LiaChap
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service was absolutely amazing! There wasn't any dish we ordered that we didn't like. Finger-licking, lip-smacking good. The two drinks that we ordered were so-so (sangria and peach frozen margarita)...but we drank them anyway. I think the owner was there walking around all the time - she looked like the woman in the photo by the door (not quite sure). Very friendly :-D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS!!
    Luveatingout
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My first time at Neely's and I was impressed. The entre that I ordered was delicious . The portions were ok but I prefer to order the sides. The portion size was more. The sweet potatoes were great and my nephew really enjoyed the fried chicken. The ambiance was perfect , nice window view, bathrooms contemporary and clean, and the lounge/bar area appeared really nice and relaxing. One word PEACH COBBLER👍 I am looking forward to returning for dinner. Thank Neely's for the excellent table service .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mediocre
    eatsoutVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This restaurant seemed appropriate for a theme park setting. I tried both the Kansas City and Memphis Baby Back ribs and both were dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for carnivores
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Out you live near, the meat here falls off the bone. However the cornbread was more "cake like" than I prefer. The hush puppies were dry inside. Drinks were excellent. Servers pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neeley's
    Frenhsk8VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After watching a segment on tv about barbecue, my husband and I had a craving for barbecue. We were planning on having a late lunch so we hopped on the bus to go to Neeley's. we have been to this restaurant numerous times, often with friends. We were pleasantly surprised to see a price-fixe lunch menu. Everything was delicious. We are looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughter/Mother Dinner #AWESOME
    TammyY
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I took my daughter here for our bi-weekly mother and daughter dinner. The food was outstanding and so was the service. "This is the best bbq chicken i have ever eaten at a soul food restaurant" my daughter words exactly…fyi she's a young adult (22 yrs old) and a picky eater. Great Job Pat and Gina Neely. #outstanding FYI: There's a cigar inn downstairs!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Fair BBQ
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Ribs were meaty and tasty, but a bit overcooked. Brisket dry and no choice of lean, matble-ized or fatty...... if you want to be a barbecue place in a city like NYC where there are great choices of brisket like BLUE SMOKE and HILL COUNTRY.... then you must pay more attention to the quality of the MEAT! But shrimp and grits were really tasty as were the mac and cheese and the chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great brunch
    Amz422VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Not too crowded, we had a large party with a toddler and baby, so they were very accommodating. The service was excellent and leisurely, and the food was great. Good sized portions. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simple Surprise
    BuddingRose
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A group of 7 of us were up in NYC for shopping, a play and nice lunch. After looking around we decided to visit with the Neely's establishment. We we pleasantly surprised? As often "celebrity" spots are not worth all the "humbug" and lack that star factor for food and service. However, our group enjoyed the time we spent and the ambiance. It was later lunch and the place was moderately quite, with a mix of group /couples. Our order included the salmon , pulled chicken sandwich, BBQ Mix of Chicken and Ribs entrees, accompanied by corn bread(delish), greens, flavored lemonades (refreshing). Overall, we enjoyed our meal in the semi private room we were seated (nice). Our waiter was very helpful and pleasant. We would eat here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Southern Food
    Rich
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    For those who enjoy Southern cooking, or would like to try some, this restaurant is an excellent choice. Our family lived down South for many years before relocating to Manhattan. This restaurant offers the real thing, without having to leave the city.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern food with a kick
    TeensfromSeattle
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I went to Neely's with my 15 year old nieces. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. We were heading to a movie in 90 minutes and the waiter accommodated us with a smile. We ordered fried green tomatoes, pullled Pork sliders, deviled eggs, wedge salad, baked beans and Mac and cheese. Everything was beyond our expectations. We agreed that we'd go there every week. We were finished in an hour-start to finish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Incredible food, drinks and great service, even with a pre-paid Gilt City voucher. We loved all of our food. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • left a lot to be desired
    corazon555
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food not bad, but unremarkable - as in it was maybe a step up from something you could have at Applebees. The ambiance and staff were very pleasant.
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  • Fading
    pickydiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    They've raised the prices and reduced the portions here. They were severly understaffed so service suffered. Used to be better!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried Chicken
    Nightowl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We normally order the ribs which we always enjoy. This time we ordered the fried chicken which we found very salty. I did have a headache the following morning which I contribute to the chicken. Next time we visit, we will go back to the ribs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip it
    Needless
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was not what I expected at all. Bland and the mashed potatoes tasted like boxed. Chicken fried steak was like frozen. Exception was the BBQ pork platter heard it was great.
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  • MrBatemanVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I went out to dinner yesterday night here and it was just delightful. The brisket and mac & cheese
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finger lickin' good
    helenenyc
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was great. My friends and I each had a dinner but ordered some additional sides. What a treat it was to taste so many things. Our waiter was excellent and answered all of our questions. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the best choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    SJR1VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Went with the Pork Sampler and the full rack of Baby Back Ribs again. There might have been a little too much sauce on some of the ribs in the sampler but they were still good. I've never seen so much meat on a Baby Back rib before. Cooked properly and no, if the meat falls off the bone that tells you it has been cooked wrong. These are tender and the meat comes off when you want it to. Neely's seems to be the only place that cooks Brussels Sprouts properly, too. Done just right without being burned. Same good service I've received every time I am there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Pricey - Small Portions
    brunchfoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This place was way overpriced for such small portions .... and where was the complimentary bread or toast that typically comes with brunch???? I can't justify why I spent $61 dollars on eggs, sausage, 1 drink and 1 side ... it's just so ridiculous no matter how famous the owners are ... I will never go back they're again and neither will anyone I know!!!
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  • Mediocre
    KameleonVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Not fabulous but not horrible. A mediocre dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place !
    Luv2Go
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We love the restaurant. good for families and dates ! The food is awesome and authentic ! Only thing, it's a Soul Food Restaurant and what's a Soul Food Meal without at least a small piece of complimentary CORNBREAD !!! In addition, the restaurant does not have wheelchair accessibility and is not user friendly with anyone who uses a walker or some sort of medical hardship as arthritis. The dining room is upstairs...loosing a some patrons who also love and enjoy the cuisine. Other than that, the place and service is great !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • check out the ribs
    CapitalFoodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    If you are in the mood for BBQ ribs, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    cathy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    i really reccomend this place. the food was awesome and tasty. the ribs and chicken is to die for. i didn't care for the drinks. i had the neely's favorite which wasn't mine apparently and the slide door drink which was a bit strong so that was a hit or miss. overall, the service was nice and the food was great! this was my 3rd time going.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JandJ4755VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My husband loves BBQ joints. This was one of the better ones that we have gone to. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Soul Food
    SoulFoodGrown
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was excited to go to the Neely's restaurant because I was a huge fan of their tv show. Once there I and my party were kindly seated. There were a few other parties already there. We were seated quickly. Since she and I are both African Americans which means our family ancestry comes out of the deep south, and we both grew up on soul food. The first thing we noticed was that the menu was seriously lacking in the soul department. I ordered baby back ribs, mac n cheese and collard greens. It was all horrible. I am so disappointed with the Neely's and will be saying it to all the soul food, bbq lovers I know. Sorry Neely's but it all sucked accept the drinks!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TOO LOUD
    kp22
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The server we had was great, the manager was great when came upon him outside but the noise level was too much which impeded my enjoyment. Wish were better choices of appetizers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Horrendous Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My husband and I decided to take our 5 year old here for her Graduation dinner the other night. While the food was great, the service was honestly the worst I ever had in my life. Our waiter Ossama completely ignored us the entire evening and would continually check on his other tables and not ours. Service like that is unacceptable. And then we alerted the floor manager to the situation, all we got is a sorry about that, here's your pie and check. And to add insult to injury, he didn't at least have the courtesy to come say sorry or have a nice night. He completely ignored us as we left. Very disappointing experience.
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  • Management problems
    DavidH
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Neely's is not well run. They have had consistently slow service, are regularly out of items, and are under staffed. The menu and the food are overall pretty good. After 5 visits I feel like I am taking my chances on a positive experience when I go there.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy
    lallvla
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were there for lunch. They have a regular me no and s prix fixed menu which is a great value. Food was delicious. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More from the Neely's
    bigfine
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The friend chicken and collard greens lacked seasoning to me. And, they used canned peaches for the peach cobbler. The apple pie was served cold. The sofas were stained and they crammed us in the back with three other couples despite there being plenty of open tables on the floor. The catfish bites and fried green tomatoes were good. But, not enough for me to go back.
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  • WHAT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I do not understand how this place is not PACKED for brunch!!!! I try and go here at least twice a month if possible. The chicken and waffles are AMAZING!!!!! Best that I have ever had, and yes I have been to the south. But why go south when they brought the south here. The drinks are AMAZING as well. The Tennessee Honey Julep is soooooo nice. Refreshing and not overloaded with booze. It just works. Eat here, for real!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Repeat Visit
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Having dined at Neeley's for the first time last fall, my mother and I couldn't wait to return and bring friends. It was our first choice when deciding on a location to celebrate my birthday with friends. Everyone was so very pleased with our selections: fried green tomatoes, BBQ wings, blackened catfish, ribs sampler, coleslaw . . . and we had the mac n cheese for the first time -- Heaven on a fork! Our sweet treats were the peach cobbler (served warm w vanilla ice cream) and the red velvet cake. We'll definitely be returning, as will our friends who joined us. Kudos to the Neeley's on having one of the most consistently good BBQ joints in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth A Trip!
    Lajula
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I purchased a voucher from GILT, dinner for 4, $109 (would be @ 40% more w/o voucher). Included: 4 cocktails (whatever you want - wine, champagne, top shelf), 2 appetizers to share (the chicken wings are amazing!), 4 entrees (2 in our group had enough food for 3 nights! I had the short ribs which were very good, but not great) , 2 sides to share (mediocre greens, - very good mac and cheese), and a desert sampler (decent red velvet cake, too sweet apple pie). We also ordered sides of corn bread. Sooo glad we did as it was exceptional!!! Overall we were more than satisfied with our meals. I'm not sure I would have felt the same way at full price, but THIS deal was sweet! PS/ Loved our waiter.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In need of Service over haul
    Talk2Me
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Last Sunday was my 5th or 6th time dining at Neely's BBQ Parlor/I hosted a party of 8 out-of-town family and friends for brunch - while my party said the food was "okay" - the "service factor" of the dining experience was sorely lacking -- I was somewhat embarrassed as I had been raving about this place -- from crumbs on the table, to the server not getting most of the orders right and other little nick picky things that could have been avoided. A larger incident that should have had the Manager checking in with us - but no one showed their face to see if we were "okay with everything." I felt let down as I paid the almost $300 dollar bill - gratuities were automatically added, which is sad, because we received yada yada yada service!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    That is exactly what they did....make us wait We were there on Memorial Day evening....they were not very busy but our food took for ever as did the server
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Irishdays
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Best BBQ food. Beans out of this world. Everything was great. Place was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst reataurant manager ever
    LovetotrynewplacesVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We went to Neeley's last Saturday and had the weirdest experience. First the good new: the food was terrific. The barbecued meats were outstanding and the sides were delicious. Unfortunately the restaurant was way understaffed and the manager in charge was an incompetent dope who let her staff struggle with a ridiculous number of tables. Our waitress was lovely and did her best while this "manager" sniped and criticized. A good leader would have jumped in and helped but not this one. We, and all of the outside patrons waited for 15 minutes to place orders and 30 minutes for wine to arrive. The manager did nothing but patrol the sidewalk outside the dining area and never lifted a finger to help. It was a shameful performance.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The waiter was slow and did not offer assistance with the menu. The food did not impress us.
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