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Virgil's - NYC
Virgil's - NYC
  • Address:
    152 W 44th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Virgil's - NYC Details

  • 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: Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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
    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
Diner Reviews
  • "Portions are ridiculously large. Get one for two people. Drinks were all juice. Expensive meal that was not great."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Not as good as it used to be. We've eaten at Virgil's numerous times. The collard greens recipe has changed. The meals came out warm, not hot. Service was okay. I gave it a very good based on past experiences, maybe this time was just an off day."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was my introduction to Virgil's. A friend and I stopped in on our way to see Audra McDonald in Lady Day. The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. I would highly recommend this place to everyone who appreciates down home soul food!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Tipico ristorante americano con televisori accesi e tanta confusione. Degli asciugamani l hanno già scritto gli altri io vi dico che la qualità e buona porzioni esagerate e prezzo in linea . E' ok per chi cerca più la quantità che la qualità comunque ottimo servizio del cameriere. Grazie"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food Nachos are the best anywhere Loved the trash ribs. Mohito was the best. Very upbeat atmosphere A lot of fun"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The ribs are difficult to describe. Fatty, tough and tasteless with a leathery crust. The sauce does nothing to enhance what I found inedible. The brisket was only marginally better. The barbecued pulled chicken sandwich came right out of a school cafeteria. Banana pudding was meh."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A real Barbecue in NYC now I have seen it all. OUT STANDING"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting Virgil's, i been wanting to try them out for a while and cannot believe it took me so long. The food was incredible, outstanding service. I went this a couple of friends who only speak spanish and really appreaciated the waiter attending to us in Spanish. It was Fantastick! Cant wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Love visiting Virgil's every time I come to NYC. Food is always excellent and every guest I bring there really enjoys the menu variety and the good quality. The appetizer selection is so complete we dan make a great meal from that area alone. The wings are probably the best I have ever had and I travel extensively throughout the US."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "It was great time with my family!! Celebrating a birthday, they made us feel special!! Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We love going to a Broadway show and then dining at Virgil's. The BBQ is outstanding, the wait staff is very friendly, and the portions are ridiculously enormous. I had the brisket and pulled pork - and my favorite - hushpuppies! We usually take home enough food for a second meal the next day! Even the desserts are good - although we ordered a key lime pie and what we were given actually tasted more like a cheesecake."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We dined late after a Broadway show and could not try everything we wanted, so we made reservations for lunch the next day. The food was delicious. Portion sizes were generous too. When we are back in the city, we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always have a good meal with fast service here. Also loved the specialty lemonades."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went to Virgil's before a Broadway play with my son who loves BBQ. We made the reservation through Open Table while on the train into the city. It could not have been easier and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Both the service and the food were perfect."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very fatty meat, average service this time but have had much better here. Good beans!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "It was great - food was good and service was excellent"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Virgil's is ok bbq in a central theater district location with good service. Food tasty with decent portions. It's not the best bbq in the world, or even in Manhattan, but it's fine and priced right. Have been there several times and will go back."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • " Virgil's is a dependable and well known. My husband chose it this time because my son, who is big eater, had selected "Book Of Mormon" and he doesn't usually go to Broadway or come to Manhattan for dinner. Also, the ribs are their speciality, and somehow this type of food was anything but the white bread image of the Mormons! My son ended taking a tremendous "doggie bag" home, and believe me, he has no dog! It was fun to be at such a place filled with big rooms and party atmosphere. By the way, it was five when we sat down, and we were out in plenty of time to walk over to the Eugene O' Neil theatre. But I prefer the brisket and chicken to the ribs. To each his own. There is quite a selection."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Been a fan for years. Always love the food, service and ambience. Has been absolutely no decline in any of the aforementioned. Just make sure to keep it that way."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Lovely evening. Great food, very nice place, kind stuff. Really appreciated. Thanks from Italy"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Virgil's is NYC's premier Southern-Style Barbeque restaurant. Virgil's is years of barbecue expertise and fantastic flavors right in the heart of Times Square! A perfect mix of new and classic. Great Food! Perfetto se avete voglia di immergervi in un locale tipico americano mangiando porzioni abbondanti e succulenti. Non molti turisti e prezzi onesti."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Was as good as promised. Man size portions. Please open in Ireland !!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Entri ordini e ti danno qualcosa da mangiare. Niente di più niente di meno. Cibo nella media per NYC"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "If you are looking for good food with no hassle, definitely stop in to Virgil's! You must try the frozen mojito!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Was in NY for business and decided to try Virgil's given the great experience I had at Carmine's. Wouldn't be rushing back in a hurry. 2 meal combo was on the small and bland side. Colleague had to put sauce on food to add flavour - thought this wouldn't be necessary at a BBQ joint!! Waiter also said item wasn't available on the menu until you pointed it out to him, and then it was."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had early dinner before watching a show at Belasco theater across the street. Loved the ribs and the fried chicken. The biscuit was also good. Place was full. Reservation is recommended."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Went for lunch and was not disappointed. If you are a fan of barbeque then this place is for you. Delicious food and reasonable prices for NYC. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We ordered the hush puppies which are amazing with the honey butter. Our dinner was also amazing (a brisket and roast turkey sandwich) and a great time was had by all."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I've eaten at Virgil's since it opened and have had many excellent meals there. Not this time! I noticed that the menu had changed. There are fewer options and the prices went up. Still, they had my favorites and that is all that mattered to me -- until I ate. The food in general and the chicken wings specifically have gone downhill. My family and I have made many pilgrimages to NYC just to eat Virgil's wings, but no more. I think there's a different recipe for the wings. Also, they were only warm. My guess is that they had been sitting around or (heaven forbid) reheated. The rest of the food was blah. For what it is worth, the woman at the table next to us complained about her ribs but the waiter just laughed it off."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Evrytime I head to New York, I always stop at Virgil's. It's just off the tourist trap, Times Square area, but once inside, it has a neighborhood vibe--with great barbecue food. The beef brisket and sauce is the best!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I love Virgil's Kanas City Fried Chicken, it's VERY tasty and well done! I'll keep going back for MORE and MORE and MORE!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Knowledgeable server Great portions for the price. Incredible location right off times square. Perfect for before or after theatre dining."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I had heard that the ribs were good here but was still blown away. Great food and service. Was a busy Saturday but still got a table in 15 minutes"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I originally made a reservation for a large group of people but more people decided to come and the service was very accommodating to our needs. They were able to seat all of us and provide us an excellent time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "had lunch here before the Lion King. Great food, great kids menu, everyone enjoyed their meals. Portions were large, we all could have filled up on the kids meals alone!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Our food was inedible. They forgot my husbands birthday even though I told the manager.food was cold too. Cold slaw n pot. Salad was bad. We all were I'll the next dsy"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Nachos huge and spicy as were the onion rings. Shrimp were over cooked chicken was almost totally burned. Mashed potatoes were good as was the gravy. The Caesar salad with chicken was good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The Food is delicious and excellent with reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Good food. Good value. BBQ chicken and ff were not hot and when crowded the noise level was high but good overall experience and I would recommend."
    Dined on 7/23/2014