Virgil's - NYC
Virgil's - NYC

Virgil's - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.virgilsbbq.com/
  • Phone: 2129219494
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 11:30a-11:00p

    Tuesday 11:30a-12:00a

    Wednesday 11:30a-12:00a

    Thursday 11:30a-12:00a

    Friday 11:30a-12:00a

    Saturday 9:00a-12:00a

    Sunday 9:00a-11:00p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Marc Trujillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let Virgil's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Virgil's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444
  • Private Party Facilities: call for details
  • Private Party Contact: Penny Kaplan 212-921-9494
  • Special Events: Whether you are planning a corporate event, holiday celebration, pre- or post- theatre dinner, or just a night out with family and friends, Virgil’s has great options for all your event needs. We can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 250 for a cocktail reception.

    Parties at Virgil’s are for the young at heart: they’re fun, festive and casual. Kick back and check your day at the door. Groups of 15 or more will choose from specially designed menus created by our Executive Chef. We offer down home appetizers including our famous Trainwreck Fries, Hush Puppies, and BBQ Chicken Wings. The main course includes delicious smoked Memphis Pork Ribs, pulled Carolina Pork, Owensboro Lamb, and sliced Texas Beef Brisket. To complete the BBQ experience, enjoy our Baked Beans, Country Greens, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, and Potato Salad.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and 44th
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Virgil's - NYC
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Virgil's - NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
370 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (204)kid-friendly (153)great for lunch (133)fit for foodies (100)neighborhood gem (71)hot spot (58)vibrant bar scene (52)late-night find (50)great for brunch (42)special occasion (42)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great BBQ!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went here after seeing a play with a group of 9. I got the ribs, my daughter got the brisket and both were delicious. Very tender, not over seasoned. The mashed potatoes were to die for and the potato salad was very good. My friend got the fried chicken which she said was really good as well. We ordered a couple of drinks, which were big and generous. Would highly recommend if you're looking for some down home BBQ.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barbequelicious
    Nortraveller
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Really good food at reasonable prices. Service minded staff. Big servings. Top notch! Would easily go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another delicious dinner
    JohnnyO
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My fiancée and I always choose Virgil's for special occasions. Fantastic place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim59
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our third visit here over several years withstood the test of time. Great BBQ, excellent service at moderate NYC prices. A good choice for pre show meal (if you can resist over eating!).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SheEnjoyedIt
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Took my friend there for a belated bday dinner,her fav spot.Waiter suggested the Memphis ribs (dry rub and they were super dry),pulled BBQ chkn was not what I expected (dry).Greens were adequate but portion was for a 5yr old,Mac & Cheese was ok..Trainwreck fries again were ok,got em without the bacon & jalapenos.She had the hush pupps..Spent $98 with tax & tip so for that price I was underwhelmed.Nice spot good ppl and service just the food didn't match the pricing.I've yet to find a Soul Food spot that can replace the Shark Bar or Mecca. Amy Ruth's is the closest I've experienced..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and delicious
    Francesca
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good BBQ makes this a perfect pre-theater place to eat. Kid-friendly, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    diverdan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I have been coming to Virgil's for many years. The food is great as well as the service. Great place for a meal before a show or anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Loved the ribs and cheesy grits. Service was excellent. Cornbread also very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    Nevcliff
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We have only been to NYC twice and on both occasions we made Virgil a "must eat there" stop. The food is delicious, the portions are humongous, great service and did I mention? The food is DELICIOUS!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cackie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A gem! Food is delicious and service excellent. The location in the theater district is a real asset. I strongly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service
    JuiceCru
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food wasn't what I expected. Southern food consists of sweet potatoes, collard greens, different types of chicken and it should be seasoned well. I had better southern food at Cea-lo off the bruckner in the Bronx. It's good to go in a big group and have beers and munch on everything. Didn't expect that. The service was very fast for the food to be "freshly made". It felt like they had it waiting for me and my date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    MrAndMrsZ
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was amazing. Who would have thought you could find authentic BBQ in the heart of Manhattan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regulars
    ASNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We are regulars. We have plenty of BBQ restaurants in the City to choose from but Virgil's is always our go-to. Reliable, good portions and reasonable price. The only thing that makes us go to Times Sq.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    shorty2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was good...The hushpuppies appetizers were great. ..our entrees were good just a little to salty for our taste buds.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter seemed annoyed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Waiter seemed to be not want to be bothered. He was not very attentive. Food was just okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too sweet, fit for college kids.
    LesismoreVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not really bad, but not good. Mountains of food, seems like it should be in a college town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bon diner à Time Square
    frencharno
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nous nous y sommes rendu après une comédie musicale à Broadway: très proche de Time Square donc très pratique. L accueil était chaleureux la nourriture honnête et généreuse et le cadre tout à fait dans l esprit du restaurant américain que je souhaitais découvrir: avec en prime la diffusion de match de foot US. Un restaurant à conseiller!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    1st evening NY trip! Best place to stay! Great american food, great service, ice cold beer! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bar Staff Needs More Training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Virgil's is one of our most favorite NYC restaurnats. We take friends from out of town there all the time. Unfortunately, the last time we were there, while waiting for our friends, we stopped at the bar and the service was indifferent and the drinks brought to us considerably later than we ordered them. But the rest of the waitstaff in the dining area is outstandingly good and the food superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    Meatlover
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Salad was average and the ribs were very burnt. We stayed at the hotel opposite hence it was convenient, however, even though the waiter for the table next to us sounded delightful, out waitress was not so keen at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I used be a regular customer when I was working in the city about 9 years ago. I believe the food was much better back then.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cagirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Elcellent food .... Great place for all your special occasions. First time at VIrgil's I was not disappointed . It was my birthday, called three hours before, and for a reservation through OPenTable! I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ in Times Square
    ClaraL
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is a very casual restaurant and was perfect for dinner before our Broadway show. My husband said his ribs were very good--my shrimp were a little rubbery, but tasty. Overall a good experience and would recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic BBQ
    foodiesRus
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The tastiest authentic BBQ in the NYC area, efficient friendly service from the hostess to the servers. Do not miss the crispy hush puppies, Memphis style pork spare ribs, Texas beef brisket, banana pudding and 21st Amendment watermelon beer, you won't be disappointed. We highly recommend Virgil's and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best BBQ in NYC
    willbVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Forget about Dinosaur with their long waits and difficult reservations. Or Blue Smoke (thought delicious!) with their small servings. This joint is the real deal. Get the pick-two sampler, and enjoy the cheese grits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    BBQFAN
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been to Virgil's on more than one occasion. The food is always good. If I had to make one criticism; it would be the price of the catfish dinner. I think the price was too high for the portion size of the dish. It was considerably smaller than the other entrees of equal price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sorry but not my scene. Meat was dry and overlooked
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  • Dinnyc
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    BBQ food was far too salty, my son had the pig out and took it all out, not to eat it, I felt bad and made the excuse he felt ill. My daughter ate a little more than half hers which made me eat more than I wanted to. The service and staff, faultless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chrisbordeaux
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Very good diner BBQ near to Time Square. Many choices and the desserts are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    fatboy14
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've been coming here since I was a kid the food is great and the workers are very kind I'm planning to go back as soon as possible
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ugh
    LotharVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    If you like BBQ, go elsewhere. Meat was horribly dry. Service was awful.
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  • Good BBQ
    spelevinken
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good food but VERY large portions, we almost felt full just seing the plates. Very friendly staff and moderate prices and the ribs and brisket were very tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Been there a few times and always enjoyed it. The different meats are great specially the brisket.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good honest food
    Pillywally
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great service and good quality food served promptly. Portions are huge and good value for money! The mashed potato is excellent as well as the ribs! Salads are awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic BBQ at a reasonable price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was great, food was fantastic, you must try the cole slaw. The prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    YumYumGrahams
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First time in New York as a family...and had been recommended Virgil's as 'a must'. Boy, are we glad we listened to our friends! Service was top drawer (thank you David) and food was absolutely fantastic! A wonderful first night dining experience in NYC! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large portions, weak drinks
    Bosmama
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Portions are ridiculously large. Get one for two people. Drinks were all juice. Expensive meal that was not great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time diner
    Twotutor
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had the Trash Can Ribs and the brisket combo. The brisket was tender but dry and the ribs were okay - I think they were beef, which I don't care for. My friends had the fried catfish and fried chicken and said they were good. I would go back, know what not to order but there's plenty of items to choose from. The wait staff was great!! Our waiter Robert was amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Coming here for the last 10+ years. The food is always consistently good. Love the hush puppies with maple butter, ribs and chocolate chess pie for dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fast efficient service
    greenhorn
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good barbecue at decent prices (considering the location) - service is fast if you need to get to your theater on time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate