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

Virgil's - NYC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.virgilsbbq.com
  • Email: info@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
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBarbecue
Diner Reviews
  • "Very good meal except you have to be careful when booking on line. We wanted the Mohegan location and we booked it at the NY location. Luckily we showed up early and our hostess was EXTREMELY accommodating with us, saying in happens all the time (she may have just been being kind). A very nice experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my first time eating there. It was recommended by my coworkers. And I will be eating there again and again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After a great tour of Grand Central, we walked to Virgil's for a bite. Had made reservations for 4:30, but got there early and were seated quickly. Ordered pulled pork sandwiches; delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Don't travel to NYC often, but when we do, I always get reservations here. Service is friendly, food comes quickly and you can't be the location and family style ambience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Discovered it a few years ago. It was great then and it's great now. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I love Virgil's and the food is great. Our waiter was friendly and available"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Pleasant without being exceptional. Ribs are terrific but pulled pork and chicken a little bland and 'samey'. BBQ sauce really good but coleslaw was too sweet. Service very efficient and friendly. Fries to die for."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Only issue was my food wasn't hot when reached the table. To be fair, we were a large group of 11."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great barbecue! The brisket was some of the best I've ever had. The Dirty Ribs were very good. Loved the collard greens too!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of our reservation at Virgil's. We had a 6:00pm reservation. We arrived at 5:45pm. Asked to wait for a few minutes, we had to move to a very crowded bar area. A little after six, the waiter came through to escort us to our table. The table presented to us was near the front entrance, a noisy, main isle, high traffic area. We asked for an alternative seating. According to the receptionist, they weren't able to provide an alternate for 15/20min's and couldn't guarantee where the seating would be. We left."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Virgil's has a great atmosphere and the food is very enjoyable - huge portions!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had a great time at Virgil's the food was great! I wish Virgil's was not so far so I could get it more often. I drove from Bucks County Pa. Hats off to our server he was great as well. I had the please of eating the barbque chicken, ribs, mac and cheese, and collard greens."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Virgil's is the best BBQ joint in Times Sq. Best affordable restaurant in the area. If you like good southern food, you won't be disappointed. We are regulars."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been here a few times already and food is good as usual. We were seated right away and were in and out in timely manner."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "3rd time at Virgil's and the food is consistently good. Only mistake we make is ordering too much food. Plates are very generous"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good BBQ in a fun atmosphere. Brisket and pulled pork very good to excellent. Hand cut fries very good as is the baked beans. Very close to times square and broadway"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went here for my boyfriend's birthday before a broadway show. The bbq food is amazing, and everyone should try the watermelon margaritas! I can't wait to recreate them this summer! We got a platter to share which was huge! More than enough food for 2 people making the price extremely reasonable. Would highly recommend this place, and perfectly located for a pre-show dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "As my first time dining at Virgil's I found it a very nice restaurant with the food very good n would return in the future."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I've been to Virgil's dozens of times. This was just as good as it ever was."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our first experience of American Barbeque, and we loved it! Great food. The pulled pork and beef brisket was especially fantastic."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The perfect restaurant before afternoon theater with children. The food was great and the waiter extremely patient and attentive. The tables were well situated, so we were comfortable with a squiggly 4 year old. We would also return without the kids, for a well prepared hearty meal.Tthe menu has something for everyone, including the lighter side. We will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great service. Also the "Trainwreck Fries" and BBQ Wings were awesome combined with my strawberry margarita and we were very happy."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Been going for years and Virgil's never disappoints. The service is also excellent"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was plentiful and great! We ate at Virgils in Atlantis this last August and so happy to have it here in NYC too!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Came after seeing Wicked. Our waitress was super energetic and attentive. Our meals were delicious!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We selected Virgil's for before show dinner and because we love BBQ. We were seated for our 6:30pm Open Table reservation at 6:45pm. This was only because someone did not respond when called and I asked to take their place. Can you imagine that at 6:45 on a Saturday evening the restaurant ran out of baby back ribs? We settled for smoked chicken whcih was okay. The manager was very nice and offered the 4 of us 2 deserts to compensate. The noise level is very high and there are crowds at the bar where you wait to be seated. Fortunately, this is a fast food BBQ so we got to the show on time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were looking for a place to celebrate my daughter's birthday and found Virgil's. Great food, fantastic service from our waiter Job, and quite a lively place. We sat downstairs near the bar,so it was really bustling. I might try to get a seat upstairs next time. We had Pulled Pork, ribs and chicken, all delicious. All the sides were good, especially cornbread and mac & cheese. For dessert we had Peanut butter Pie and Chess Pie, both really rich and delicious."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We love Virgils have been going there before every show at the Victory for 10 years"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "virgils is that old standby in the theater district it's crowded loud and full of good vibes the food is pricy because it's in the theater district but it never disappoints the wait staff is well trained and well versed in what virgils serves we enjoy going there because it's not that far to get to our primary destination which is the theater food is good ambiance is good prices are well they are what they are it is the city after all so we love virgils and will always go there when we go to the theater district for lunch"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Not the best BBQ I've ever had. Didn't care for the ribs but the brisket and pulled pork were good. Great location to the Theatre District."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We ate here before a show. Service was fast and very large portions. The barbeque food is ok to good especially foe Times Square. Have some or breath mints before you go to a show."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My first time there. Will definately be back! I now know that your portions are huge and we should share!! DELICIOUS!!!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Another excellent night out at Virgil's. I celebrated my birthday with friends, and it was a blast! Our waiter was hilarious and was exceptionally attentive."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My expectations were low, it is a restaurant in Times Square, but my pulled pork sandwich was actually pretty damn good. Though, the brisket that my friend ate was dry as the desert. The hush puppies were nothing to write home about, so I am perplexed that so many reviewers raved. Meh."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The BBQ was very good. Various sauces were excellent. Service was quick. The downside was we had a large group, and found an extra dinner "accidently" put on our bill. While mistakes sometimes are made, I noticed another large party nearby question their bill. When I asked the head of that table, same waiter, same problem... Maybe that is the game that gets played with tourists."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lets start out with the first issue. the hostess was not the nicest person. She seemed to be uncaring if you were there or not. The BBQ is the best I've ever had. Mike the waiter was a gem. Very polite & helpful with the menu. Food was out fast and done correctly. My overall experience is FANTASTIC!!! This is definitely a comeback for when I go to the city."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "my husband and I make a point of visiting Virgil's every time we are in NYC! The food is excellent, and never a disappointment. Living in CT, we can now also enjoy Virgil's at Mohegan Sun Casino, but there's nothing like the one in the City! Thanks as always for an enjoyable meal!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was really good, big portions and good taste. The location is very close to time square."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been many times to Virgil's and always enjoy it. Good ribs, great beef choices, what's not to like? Had the baby back ribs special, and they were cooked perfectly. It was a huge meal, actually too much to eat though I tried. Wish they had taken off membrane from bones which would have made them kore tender."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "They have great ribs. Order the Memphis style pork ribs."
    Dined on 3/22/2014