Virgil's - NYC
Virgil's - NYC

Virgil's - NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.virgilsbbq.com/
  • Phone: (212) 921-9494
  • 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
352 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (215)kid-friendly (118)fit for foodies (115)great for lunch (105)neighborhood gem (78)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (58)late-night find (55)special occasion (31)great for brunch (24)great for outdoor dining (12)scenic view (4)romantic (2)Show More
  • Fun atmosphere but food is only Ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Staff is very friendly, service is good but food is only OK. If you are looking for real good barbecue food, this is not the place. Overall, had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ, but a little expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Well executed, but idiosyncratic. Pulled pork with no slider buns or relish. Huge smoke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Best BBQ that I ever had. Good Service. Located near Times Square.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably won't go back
    MoosesCookie
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We went with a party of 11 at noon, on a Sunday. Place was empty.... Food was fair, what you'd expect at BBQ. The mac & cheese was disappointing, do not order unless you're a huge fan of chedder (which most kids are not). The waitress was curt & somewhat rude - we were her only table in an empty restaurant. I found this odd since being in Times Square you have SO many other choices, the service should be exemplary. The most annoying part was that they could not give separate bills.... No reason in this day in technology not to do that. I must likely will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Heavy duty barbecue in the theater district. Many of the patrons are as huge as the dishes they consume. Good ribs, pulled pork, barbecued chicken, and the usual sides: mac 'n' cheese, baked beans, collard greens, cole slaw. You leave satisfied, heavier, your coronary arteries coated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan Theater Stop
    NJ210
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food, great music and great value. Close to Theaters, make a reservation if you don't like the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The meal quality and taste are unquestionable - their food is out of this world! The place closes too early for a place close to Times Square though... The bar closes even if there are people still eating. That's a bummer in case you want another round of beer while you finish your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yee-haw in NYC
    iheartcapecod
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Stumbled on Virgils while looking in Open Table for a place near our hotel that wasn't $$$$. We love bbq so decided to give it a try. Very happy with our decision. It was packed when we arrived at our 8:30 res. time on Friday night, but we only had to wait a minute. Service was efficient but not rushed. We split a large combo plate with Memphis ribs, pulled chicken and the brisket which was our favorite. The sides were tasty, too. Not the best BBQ I ever had, but it was very good. Fun place, clean, reasonable prices. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CassieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great for lunch! I would definitely recommend the Virgil's BBQ salad and cole slaw.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craving BBQ?
    FM10012VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Virgil's is one of my favorite spots for BBQ. I am a New Yorker who dislikes voyages to Times Square but Virgil's is worth it. The brisket and pulled pork are stars here. Ample portions, always perfectly cooked and served with minimal waiting. On the weekends it is a crazy place but careful planning on weekdays is rewarded with civil crowds and waitstaff that are not frenzied. Friendly experienced waitstaff refill soda without asking and are attentive without hovering. My pulled pork was great, pickled beets were so good, and the corn bread fine. The BBQ beans I ordered was the only disappointment. The small side dish was mostly sauce, few beans and many bits of meat. My friends brisket was awesome, French fries were crispy and the collard greens cooked well with a hint of vinegar. Every time I leave Virgil's I am happy, full, and looking forward to the next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best mac and cheese, brisket ... and fries!! tasty
    bonbon
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    best mac and cheese and brisket, greasy fries, but delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New York Staple for Me.
    Ralph
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have eaten at Virgil's many times since it was introduced to me on a trip into the city (I live a few states away and go in to see shows occasionally.) I have taken just about everyone who has gone into New York City with me to Virgil's. ...and I will go again. I can't give it much more praise than that. I enjoy the food, the prices are reasonable for being so close to Time's Square...and the amount of food you get is delightful (bordering on too much.) The variety in the menu is fitting and always offers plenty of options for groups. It gets busy and that's my biggest complaint. Sometimes it feels like we're being rushed, but with food like they offer, that's to be expected. It's a bulk business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disabled not welcome here!
    DisabledMom
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The one and only drawback to this restaurant is a serious one. It is NOT handicapped accessible. I arrived with my party of 7 and was told all tables were on the second floor. I use a cane. It is agony and unsafe for me to use stairs but I had no choice at that point. I had a blind and physically limited child who also really struggled with the stairs. I would caution anyone not to use this place unless your party contained no folks with a disability. It is a shame!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Trap
    Parisg
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Because the place is Always packed, you never get Great customer service here
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  • So. Much. Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Amazing food but massive quantities! We came as a party of two but wished we had invited some friends; we didn't even come close to finishing our meals, despite the amazing quality. Loved the pulled pork and combo sandwiches, the hush puppies with maple butter, and the hard cider float was to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations, Food, Atmosphere, Service
    DebJ
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Made a reservation through Open Table and when we checked in our table was ready in 5 minutes! The food was fantastic, service was great and the atmosphere was fun! Would visit this restaurant every time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good bbq for NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Bbq tasted fresh for NYC. Often times "bbq" is really just warmed up meat with sauce added. Not here. You can tell it was smoked and not overheated. Meat was better than the sides. Wings were awesome. Is right in Times Square which is definitely evident in the prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ in Times Square?
    Poster
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Virgil's is great place for southern BBQ! Fun atmosphere, great food and good service at reasonable prices. I make it a point to go here every time I am in NYC. The KC fried chicken was delicious as was the brisket my wife ordered. Baked beans are probably the best I have had and the mac n chees is wonderful! If your a BBQ nut like me, don't miss this this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really tastey BBQ
    JustDee
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I was expecting small portions and high prices but boy was I wrong. The BBQ had a nice smokey flavor, the ribs were meaty, the brisket was plenty. We had a reservation for 4 people and were quickly seated when we arrived. We all left stuffed. Just a note, the noice level was moderate, for some reason the field wasn't working on the survey form.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good prices
    mike54
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We go to Virgils a few times a year while we are going to shows in Manhattan. If you want good food at reasonable prices, Virgils is the place to go. In addition they have fast service in case you need to get to a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribs ribs ribs
    unclejackssteakhouse2013
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I am a regular at Virgils. The service was good and the food was flavorful and plentiful. The only problem was the ribs were very tough. Usually they are perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining
    Mack
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is a great place to eat. Food was awesome and the service was even better we had David in the upstairs he was great.M
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Good restaurant for pre-theater. Service is quick, although portions aren't as big as they used to be. The ribs are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience in New York City!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed the fun atmosphere. The food was delicious- great wings and ribs! Plenty of food. Warm cloths for messy cleanup after enjoying our rins and wings! Wait staff was accommodating and friendly. Felt a little rushd out so they could get more people in to dine. Otherwise, definitely would recommend to others visiting New York City! Children's menu available. Suggest reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This restaurant is in time square and The food was great. The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation problems
    NYorker99
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Made a reservation for 6.30 pm. It was extremely crowded, and table was not available until 7.17 pm. We had theater tickets for 8.00 pm, so we had to just eat at the bar. Luckily, the bar staff was very friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid, but not specatcular, BBQ
    ctowner1VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    decent food - pretty large (and expensive) lunch portion - baby back ribs. But they were tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dorado
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    good for groups. Serving size huge. Too much for people coming from Europe. Quality very good . The hamburger delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistency Over The Years
    FtWorthVirgilsFan
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've been going to NYC and Virgil's for years, and each time it's so consistently delicious. Turned on to Virgil's by a good friend here in Texas, this was my daughter's first time to experience all that Virgil's has to offer. She had heard me talk about it before, but now she's a true believer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pre theatre
    nanabanana
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    great inexpensive place to go before theatre. The only problem is the portions are so big you will be taking a doggie bag to your show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    after all these years and all the other "trendy" bbq joints, Virgils still delivers and is still AMAZING !!!!!!!!!! :) best biscuits ever
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ done right in NYC
    Blfofoodie123VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food and service. Who knew you could find good BBQ in NYC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • nice and fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We visited this restaurant for a first time more than 10 years ago and always coming back here each time when visiting NYC.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virgil
    RosaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    While this is one of the better places to eat in the Broadway area, the food is always lukewarm - not sure whether this is a kitchen problem or a service problem, but it makes what could be very good, fresh food into mediocre dishes and sides.
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  • Never again....
    LoveTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Ate with my family before a show. The food was beyond awful. Some of us ordered fried catfish which we love. It was watery, soggy and looked undercooked. Inedible. We sent it back and got salads which were ok. The sides looked and tasted like they had been sitting under a heat lamp for hours. Our server was good and pretty helpful except he never told us there were any specials. We noticed them on the chalkboard on the way out. Too many places to eat in the city that are better than this. I would really stay away. Not worth it.
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  • I Had a Good Time
    KevinReviews
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I went to Virgil's because my mother wanted to take me out for my birthday so I didn't expect much. Honestly the service was outstanding and even though the food was mainly barbecue it tasted a bit spicy. The food was still really good and the service was amazing, I really enjoyed my time at Virgil's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Andona
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I had a great time with my friends! I specifically love the cornbread and the BBQ Shrimps...I recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ribS
    Imarandomguy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    it was all really good except for the ribs my mother ordered they were cooked too hard but mine came out great and tasted amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everything was very good from food, staff and seating time. I brought a friend with me that has never been to Virgil's and the person Love it... Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow"!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food lots of it. So much food most people take most of their plate home. Bad idea if your off to the theatre. It's the middle of the theatre district. Your seat mates may not want to smell BBQ although the lion king. What happened to the wine list? It's just beer and jug wine now. Still the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.