Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen
Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernhospitalitybbq.com/
  • Phone: (212) 265-1000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed:

    12:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Thu - Fri:

    12:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Sat - Sun:

    11:30 am - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Frank Debons
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We have three separate private dining areas, that can accommodate groups from 20-300 people. Our event planners will be happy to develop a menu and beverage package to suit you needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th Street
  • Public Transit: We are a few blocks away from Times Square and the Port Authority.
    The following subways lines stop nearby: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 N, R, M, S
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are numerous parking lots nearby. The closest is right around the corner on 45th street between 9th and 10 Avenues.
A word from Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY is an authentic Memphis-Style BBQ restaurant and bar. We boast some of the finest southern food found this side of the Mason Dixon Line. We feature traditional specialties including Dry Rubbed BBQ Ribs, Sweet and Sticky Baby Back Ribs, Crispy Southern Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, and Mac & Cheese that you'll never forget. Our Southern fare is complimented by juicy corn fed Steaks, grilled jumbo Gulf Shrimp with Rosemary Grits, and lighter fare like our Watercress and Praline Salad, and Grilled Salmon with Black Eyed Peas. In addition to our fine cuisine, we offer a full line of draft beers, an extensive list of sipping tequilas, and over 50 of the Country's finest Bourbons. World renown wine expert, Gary Vaynerchuk, has hand selected an eclectic wine list that pairs beautifully with our diverse menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (70)neighborhood gem (48)great for lunch (42)great for brunch (39)fit for foodies (38)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (30)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (26)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • good food poor seats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Was recommend this place by friends cant fault food but had the coldest seat in the place husband couldn't take his coat off was ice cold and we asked to be moved however they said they were fully booked! Disappointed as the food was good just could not relax and enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No soup or decaf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My friends and I went for lunch on a very cold day. We all got chili because it was the closest thing to soup ( which is what we really wanted but they didn't have ). It was pretty good and warmed us up. We had time to kill before seeing a show, and wanted to order coffee and tea, but they didn't have any decaf. No decaf coffee. No decaf tea. Who doesn't have a decaf tea bag at the least to give patrons who don't want caffeine?!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, service was horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I went with a group of five people and all of us had excellent food. Unfortunately, our waitress was rude and ruined the experience for us. She barely came back to our table and when she did, she either ignored us when we asked for something or seemed very inconvenienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place!
    MamaBears88
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Sweet Tea Martini was the best! We loved the food and the ambience was great. A really fun place with a great bartender! Plenty of food with each serving! We left stuffed with plenty of leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good prices
    PerfectVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Had a good meal here. Pulled pork sandwich with French fries. Only issue was getting waiter service, but once we brought the issue to the manager's attention, a server came straightaway.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bluegrass
    bluegrass
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    They advertise a Bluegrass brunch. And there is a band, a very good one at that. However, it is impossible to hear them and we sat 10 feet away. Not sure why they bother. The rest of the restaurant surely could not hear a thing, especially the more folks drinking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, good times!
    Kentuni65
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a fantastic meal here on the last night of our holiday. Ribs were to die for and loved the atmosphere. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    Cris
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with the portions and taste of the food. Lots of choices even if you are not a carnivore
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so sunny
    Brunchheaven
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My eggs Benedict were over cooked! More like harboil eggs, I didn't want to ruin my experience with my guest so I didn't complain but I wish I wish I did.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with my girlfriend
    BrunchDate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The brunch was solid. I read about this place on Thrillist, so I decided to bring my girlfriend here on a brunch date. Luckily I made reservations because it got very full. Our server was very polite and our busboy was really attentive and took care of anything we needed from a wobbly table to more sugar for our coffee. The food was like a southern style fusion. I really enjoyed hte southern benedict, the slice of brisket and fried green tomato really just gave it a new twist I never would've thought of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4ctpw
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was very mediocre. The brisket was dry. The fried green tomatoes tasted like fried anything. The ribs were ok, but there was no hot sauce.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not for dieters, SH is a good place to go to get in a good mood. The service, food and ambiance are all exciting and when we were there, there was a band playing southern music. It's not a quiet place but it's a fun space. The menu is done well and the drinks are good. Nice find, as it's not a typical Manhattan place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely chilled dining
    Kerryama
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Loved the chilled vibe from this place and the food was a treat! The sweetcorn and cheese side dish was addictive! I would have loved more chocked options on the menu though but this wasnt a big deal. The waitress was a lovely young lady and was attentive without being full on. She put a love heart around the tip percentage options...cuteness :D the cocktails went down a treat aswell. Would recommend this place to friends in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical southern food
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is one of your typical southern & BBQ restaurants where you can't go wrong eating here but you also won't find anything special. The nachos with pulled pork was surprisingly good, but then the brisket that I had were only thin strips and somewhat dry. I'd say to come here to grab a cold one and some finger food but don't expect to be blown away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as great as expected...
    Bubbles
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My fiancé and I went here for brunch on a Saturday and waited more than a half hour to get our food. During that wait time, the waitress never asked us how we were doing, only after we finally got the food, someone checked-in with us. The food was also not as great either...my fiancé ordered the pulled pork burrito and barely had any pulled pork in it. It was mostly stuffed with eggs and for the price we paid for that, we would've expected a lot more pork. Overall I feel like the place needs to definitely improve its service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spot on Southern
    Fourontour
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Arrived at allocated time and seated immediately. Host Laura was very helpful explaining the dishes and portion size. Having not experienced a BBQ US style before we have limited scope for comparison however the ribs, chicken and sausages in the Kings Feast were terrific.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super recommendation
    UKtouristinNYC14
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Southern hospitality recommended by a friend who's a NYC resident, she wasn't wrong! A little off our established territory as tourists, so we might have missed it otherwise. We made a reservation online and arrived to find our table waiting. Meeting our friend who we hadn't seen for some months we chatted a little longer than maybe we should, but our server was patient and accommodating. He explained the different beers on the menu and made excellent recommendations for us. Then came the food! OMG delicious doesn't even start it! Pulled chicken, ribs, home made coleslaw, fries, corn bread, mac n cheese, beans, all perfectly prepared, served piping hot and mouth wateringly wonderful. Dessert? Go for the pecan pie, very sweet, but mmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Très convivial
    frenchies
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Un bon petit resto pour le midi, plats généreux et service agréable dans une ambiance très américaine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ohenry
    ohenryVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was good but i was surprised that the restaurant did not check me in when i was there. I am glad they fixed the problem with the open table and I was credited for being there thank you open table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    lockl11
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Had dinner before theater. Food was great. Service was great. Can not wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, average food
    C4times3VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Very convenient for pre- or post-theater. But, the food was just average although the portions were nice-sized.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer
    soulfoody
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The atmosphere was nice. The service was excellent. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be mindful of what you order
    JWTKVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service was friendly and great, the name fits. The pulled pork was not very good. The spring roll appetizer was GREAT! The buffalo chicken mac n cheese was GREAT as well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service. Good Food.
    foodfrenzy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was terrible, but I enjoyed the food and ambiance. The waiter was inattentive even though he was only a few feet away. Try the fried green tomatoes and the sweet tea martini. You won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a great time overall. It wasn't very busy and it was puzzling why the waitress was taking a bit longer than expected to check on us, and even bring the menu over again when asked for it. Overall, the food was amazing. Brunch was a treat here. The little dessert ice cream sandwiches were beloved and the drinks were great as well. Overall, I'd probably return, maybe not for brunch though. Also there was a live band playing which set the mood nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty!
    TheFabFive
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Delicious BBQ ribs, pulled pork, brisket and tacos. Ice cold beverages. We dined with our 3 teenagers and everyone enjoyed their meal. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Southern Hospitality and I was so very disappointed. The menu was cut down from a nice sized book like menu to something you would be handed at a "fast dining" establishment. It was a two sided laminated "cheap" menu. In addition, the drink menu was done in the same fashion with all of five or six mixed drinks to choose all with basically same ingredients bourbon or whiskey. There was 1 drink that did not have this. When food came the quality was sub par. The brisket sandwhich was dry, overly smokey, and had globs of fat in it. I took two bites and could not eat anymore. The pulled pork was on a reg hamburger bun. Steak tips were not filet mignon by any means! Staff however were still great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!!
    Meliss0219
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always go to Southern Hospitality when I am in NYC. I love their fried pickles and margaritas. The food is reasonably priced and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    DoakVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have 4 other groups to brunch and they have all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    On recommendation from a friend, we ate dinner here with a large group. Atmosphere was awesome! They would not let the table be seated until everyone was present, as is the custom at most NY eateries. That's fine - it's just with large groups trying to get to a destination in a large city, seems like restaurants would want to encourage parties to sit and offer them beverages or appetizers while they wait to "up-sale" the bill. As it was, we all stood in the doorway waiting for 15 minutes while our final arrival ran his way through NY city. There were 8 of us - 7 present - waiting for that last one to arrive ... seriously?? Food was good tho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING BBQ in fun setting
    SammyB
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The atmosphere is fun and the ribs are AMAZING. The menu is not huge, but what this place does, it does very well. Come every time I visit NYC and it never disappoints. The dry rubbed ribs, cornbread with honey butter are not to be missed. Also excellent cocktails. Limited wine by the glass selection, but glass of Malbec was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite meal in NYC.
    Like2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food. We had the pork tacos, ribs (side/back, wet/dry rub combo, pulled pork sandwich). All generous portions. The corn bread was delicious. Service very friendly. We had our food within 15 minutes of ordering at 9:30pm on a Saturday night. We're not from the area but would recommend and go back of we ever had the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great down-home food
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, decent portions and a friendly atmosphere. Everyone from the hostess to the server to the manager were pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food done right
    Smb930
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was amazing. Authentic southern cuisines and sides in right sized portions. Very delicious and well seasoned from the start.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Does not disappoint!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Came here with a group of four on a Saturday night. Glad we made reservations, because it seemed pretty packed by 7 p.m. The food was excellent, and the drinks and dessert were great too! Our server checked on us a bunch and the food came out pretty quickly. This is definitely a great place to come with friends for some delicious barbeque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazzy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food took awhile to arrive, but I figured it was because of the macaroni and cheese I ordered. When it did arrive, my chicken was room temperature at best. My friend ordered the ribs and had the same complaint on top of the ribs being tough and tasteless. The highlight of the meal was Anthony our server. I was really disappointed as this was my birthday dinner
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYC Vacation
    Ecowboy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great restaurant in Hells Kitchen. Only about a 10 minute walk from Times Square area. The décor is very nice, exposed brick and wood floors and ceilings. A very cool crowd but not over crowded like so many NYC restaurants. The locals were very friendly and struck up conversations with my family (myself, wife, 15 and 11 year old kids). The music was great and at a good volume where you can easily have conversations. Everything we ordered was great especially the fondue appetizer and the southern fried chicken. So tasty!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Iljb
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had an early dinner with my 3 daughters and each of us enjoyed our meal! We all agreed we have to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't hear music; iffy service
    Abg123
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Priced reasonably for the area. There was a band playing and I couldn't hear them in the back corner of the restaurant. Small portions. Server mixed up a few drink orders.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to brunch with some friends and had a really great experience. Food was awesome and the staff was very attentive. We did the bottomless mimosas and I feel that we definitely got our moneys worth. I will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate