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

Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernhospitalitybbq.com
  • Email: info@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: Barbecue, Southern, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a lovely brunch with my son and bottomless Mimosas! Bracket, our waiter, did an excellent job of checking on us regularly and refilling our drinks. Food was delish."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We went purely because JT created this restaurant. The bartender in the downstairs lounge was HORRIFIC. She was so rude and couldn't handle being at the bar alone. The rest of the downstairs is cozy and nice place to wait for your reservation to get called. You definitely need a reservation here though. The food was just ok, the mashed potatoes were definitely fake and I could taste Teflon in them. The cornbread is to die for though! I would come back here just for the cornbread with honey butter. YUM! Overall, I felt super rushed. Our food was out within 10 minutes of ordering which I always find suspect and our dining experience came to a close after about 35 minutes. Won't be coming back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a great time at southern hospitality once again!! O"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The most memorable experience was our waitress. She could not have been sweeter, accomodating, suggestive, friendly, and attentive. Her name does not come to mind but she was blonde and was our waitress for lunch that day."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Took a group of co workers here for dinner and we all enjoyed the meal and experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great service. But the ribs just don't live up to what they should be: savory and tender. I added BBQ sauce to my dry rub ribs to eat them."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Overall the experience was ok. We waited for our table about a half hour despite having a reservation, however, the staff was very communicative & nice about it. The food was not bad but nothing to write home about. Philly egg rolls were the best thing we ate. Otherwise ribs were dry & collard greens were beyond salty. That said bottomless mimosas for $15 during brunch hours is nothing to complain about. The scene was energetic & fun- good for big groups who aren't looking for anything too high quality."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my third time dining here and I will keep coming here to dine because the food is always good."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "First time going to the restaurant and fell in love. The food was all fantastic. We ordered Chicken and Waffles, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, and an appetizer of BBQ chicken. Everything was seasoned well and cooked to perfection! The chicken itself was not dry and very juicy and the mac & cheese was no overwhelming with flavor. The food here is great and the service is amazing. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I didn't like the fish tacos. My daughter didn't care for her barbeque pulled chicken. Nacho appetizer was ok. The server never came back to ask us how our food was. I had to flag her down to get a refill on my soda. The guys clearing the plates provided much better service than the waitress."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Touristy place, but overall good food and great service"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I'm always weary when celebs open restaurants of how the food will be. However, I have to say that the food here was really good. I had the pulled pork, mac and cheese and cornbread. The meat was good. The cornbread ws delicious! The staff was subpar. The watiress was not very attentive and I don't think checked on us more then once. We all had emptry water glasses and I had to ask for mine to be refilled. I waitress, so I know good staff when I see it, this wasn't it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As 4 girls in our early 20's, we picked the restaurant originally because of the connection to Justin Timberlake, but it quickly became our favorite restaurant. We made a reservation and were seated the second we walked in. Our waitress was personable and quick with our orders. The atmosphere is great for a dinner experience. The decor and music make it feel almost home-y. The food and drinks were delicious. The restaurant itself is small, (at least the front room is), so the tables are pretty close together. But I never looked at it as an issue. I would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were so siked for great BBQ on our trip to the city, I think in mind I made it perfect and disappointed myself just a little. The food was all good except for the fried chicken, it had a odd flavor to it. But all in all we enjoyed it!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my second trip to Southern Hospitality, and I really enjoyed it! It is very quiet, everyone was friendly and the service is excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food and service were great. One of the best rack of ribs i 've had in a while and the price was very fair on top of that"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Really good bbq, and huge portions. Be prepared to take some home if you order apps and a meal."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I don't understand the previous reviews complaining about the prices here -- the portion sizes are enormous and prices very reasonable, in our opinion. We had brunch here on a Saturday, and a reservation was definitely needed. By the time we left, there was a long wait for a table. I've never seen restaurant staff (food runners and bussers especially) work so hard. Our waitress was spread a little too thin because of a very large group, but she kept up. I ordered the "bottomless bellini" and was pleasantly surprised at how strong they were. I've found at other restaurants that the unlimited mimosa or bellini option tends to be a much weaker version -- not the case here. Food was all delicious and plentiful. Glad we tried it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was looking for a Soul food place near Times Square so I stopped here. When I arrived and realized it was Justin Timberlake's restaurant I got a little excited. However, shortly after my food arrived I was immediately disappointed. I would never eat here again and I wouldn't recommend it unless you like dry chicken and chewy macaroni and cheese."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We decided to try out Justin Timberlake's restaurant out of curiousity and were somewhat concerned because the reviews were mixed. We had reservations and we were promptly seated in the very cramped back room at a 4-top; I get that it's NYC and rents are high, but is it too much to ask for a little wiggle room? Our waitress introduced herself quickly and took our drink order. My sister and I both ordered the Best of Both Worlds combo and my niece ordered the pulled pork platter; the chosen sides were fries, tater tots, mac and cheese and cornbread. We were impressed with how quickly the food came out and the generous serving sizes, we even had left-overs. The ribs were quite tender and flavorful and the mac and cheese was yummy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My fiancé and I were pleasantly surprised. The good, drinks, and service exceeded our expectations. We will definetly go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've brought friends and family here. I celebrated my birthday here once and the most recent visit was to celebrate my significant other's birthday. Food is fantastic as are the drinks. I just wish the fritters were on the menu year round."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food here is always consistent not the best but acceptable. Sides need some work seem like they are from KFC."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food was good. The place was very busy, but comfortable."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My sister and I went because she knows how much I love Justin Timberlake, but also to try something new. It's not everyday that we get some Southern cooking. My fave was definitely the Mac&Cheese. We had the buffalo shrimp which was also really good. The pulled chicken was just alright and the mash potatoes were good. We both had the 901derful and it was really tasty. All in all I found the food to be just good. I really liked the ambiance and the place is pretty big. I would go back to try other things on the menu."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to Southern Hospitality expecting an average meal but it far exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Second time there, this time the service and food was not as good. Food runners and hostess were very good. food was no the dry side."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food was great! Atmosphere awesome ! Waitress was awful, she literally came to our table twice. First to take drink and dinner order, then to bring us the bill. We didn't get refills on anything or get checked on at all thru out our meal. Thank god the food was good otherwise it would have ruined the night!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First time here, was walking distance from Javits Center. Very busy, but there were still able to accommodate us after I called to move our reservation up an hour. They ran out of biscuits which was too bad because our entrée selection had to be changed, but they paid for our drinks to apologize which was fair. The food was good, service good, location good."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I wanted a pre MSG meal so I chose Southern Hospitality. Big mistake. The ribs were so drenched in salt (pretty much the only flavor) that I was still feeling off a day later. If I found out they were microwaving year old ribs from some kind of government surplus beef, it wouldn't surprise me. Be warned."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is very vibrant with energy, and the food is okay, great service from the staff!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We went on Oscar night and the atmosphere along with the food and service was great. They had the screens showing all the Oscar happenings and everyone was involved. We had a great time there and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "But...the food was just OK. We went because it has Justin Timberlake's name attached to this place. A bbq place..a tad overpriced. The Fried Green Tomatoes were sort of bland. Pulled Pork sandwich had good flavor."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Nice casual place to go and get comfort food, great beer choices."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The service wasn't good at all. We waited about 20 min for the server to acknowledge us even though she was constantly serving the table right next to us. When she finally took our order, it was wrong. The food itself was good but just the service was bad. She didn't even check on us. Once she dropped the check & ran our card, we literally didn't see her again. It was just very unpleasant service. I won't be returning."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The city could always use another good bbq joint, SH isn't quite there yet. Friendly place with good service but the food was mediocre at best. I can see why the reviews were mixed. I had the rib combo. Ribs were tasty but way overcooked and dry. The baked beans were very saucy and the tater tots had no seasonings at all. My friend agreed the ribs were dry but thought the brisket was awesome. The fried chicken tasted good but was a little undercooked with too much pink inside for my liking. Maybe its because they are still reasonably new. If it improves and I see people giving them better review I may give it another shot."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My friend and I dined here for Saturday brunch. I had the Eggs Benedict with Fried Green Tomatoes and my friend had the Chicken with Waffles. Both were good, but nothing special. In fact, both were somewhat lukewarm. However, our server was so unconcerned with our dining experience that we just ate the meal to get out of there. We had to ask TWICE for spoons to stir our coffee and once we got our food, she failed to check in on us at all to see if we needed everything. When she got a NO response to determine whether or not we wanted dessert, she walked away abruptly without asking if we just wanted to check out. I've been here before and I enjoyed myself, but it appears that some on their wait staff lack the H-word."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "If you are looking for southern food in NYC, this is a good place. Having lived in Texas and Florida, I have eaten some good BBQ. We loved the sliced brisket, grits, and the ribs were tender! Only complaint was the appetizer (fried green tomatoes). We received 3 slices of tomato for $10.... that's not even enough for two people to split. I think an entire tomato cost $2 or less. it was good, just ridiculously overpriced. also, we wanted to order the chicken and waffles but were told the waffle machine broke and they were using frozen waffles. expect to spend some money here, but the entrees are yummy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was ok . Food was good but it came to the table at room temperature . And a little pricey . Overall god food"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My fiance and I have always been intrigued by Southern Hospitality even though we heard the food was mediocre. We met at the bar and had two drinks for Happy Hour and a couple of bites. I must say i thought the happy Hour food and drinks were great and for a decent price. Our dinner was okay. The food was actually quite bland and our waitress was very slow. Not to mention she didn't ask if we wanted anything else and we had to ask three times for water. However its a nice establishment and I would recommend the Happy Hour if you just want to check it out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014