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
347 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (200)kid-friendly (133)great for lunch (117)fit for foodies (106)neighborhood gem (73)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (54)late-night find (49)great for brunch (35)special occasion (34)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (4)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Family reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Nice Resteraunt who provided good service and accommodated our request for a round table for our reunion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another 5 star BBQ dinner @ Virgils
    MomnipVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Apricot smoked rack of rib special and 3 meat selection BBQ were both GREAT. Skip the appetizers and save room for desert. Banana pudding and Key lime pie are great too! Virgil's is a great choice when you are in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great casual b b q
    Rdr525VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Have eaten here before. This time it was not as busy, maybe because it was only 4:30. Upper levelwas not opened yet, so we sat main level. Food is good and nice size portions. I tried the pumpkin beer which I liked. Had combo of shrimp & ribs and DH had brisket. We shared and still took home some brisket. Would definately return when inthe mood for b b q
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    a quality place near Times Square - where there are many overprices bad ones
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virgil's BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The best food and service; specialty drink was good; really love this place! Would come again; great location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as good as it used to be
    BLEVYVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    service was slow, ribs were dry - not their best night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner here the other night...
    GRCNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was cold and there was a mistake with the meal I ordered. When what you order does not come out the way you like, it ruins a good meal. I will say the waiter was very nice as well as the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    MeAndFamily
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Don't go here with kids. The bar is very very very noisy, and badly disturbs dining and talking in dinner tables, too. We had to wait in the bar with kids for our table to get ready. Had a reservation but 15 minute wait among drunkards in the bar was not what I was hoping for. Luckily there are other options - now that we know to avoid this place. For sure some people will enjoy this chaotic environment, but sorry we didn't.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beyond expectation
    zzsharon
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have been dinning at Virgil's for a few time in the past. This time we came with Friends and enjoy Virgil's a lot. we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    gbnyc
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food was very good, and good portions. Wife and I split one of the three-item platters and had leftovers. Pecan rice was the favorite side for everyone at the table. Ribs were tender, and the brisket was particularly tasty. Hush puppies appetizer were a hit! Server was attentive and prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regulars
    ASNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We are regulars for a reason. Best BBQ joint in Times Sq.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and location
    foodsnob
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service but not the type of BBQ this Georgia peach is used too...... Great and fast service but ok BBQ.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent BBQ
    MTMBBQ
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a party of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed our food and experience. Portions were large, food was excellent and service outstanding. All of the staff were very polite and helpful. At one point my youngest son was feeling faint and the bar tender gave him a ginger ale, which helped him feel much better. We would recommend to our friends and family!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suanne
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we totally enjoyed our food & the service was great...we got there right before shift change, our waitress brought her replacement over personally introduced him. the service remained second to none....our food was wonderful, there were 6 of us & we all were very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very teasty
    cunpaka
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Baby ribs and nachos wer great, portions are so big, even baby ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Cozy, friendly atmosphere with good service and food choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    qink
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food came in 10 minutes and very cold. I was expecting something better from the reviews and pictures. The ribs were tough. This made NYC pale in comparison to other great rib joints around the country.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Virgil's never disappoints. Great BBQ and stellar drinks. Our serve staff was right on it without being annoying. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Southern Food and Service
    ferdianwijaya
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Looking for Southern food and Southern hospitality in the heart of Times Square? You'll find it here. The food was made fresh and delicious, the staffs are friendly with great knowledge, the service was fast and accurate, the ambiance was nice - real and not pretentious, and it's in the heart of Times Square. Try to order the chicken wings as a starter - very delicious and different. The friend chicken was amazing too. If you are in groups, try their combo menu to share so you can taste different things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always...
    AaronVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This place is my favorite!! Love it here and visit each time I travel to NYC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two Thumbs Up!!!
    Jamonji
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been wanting to eat here for a while now and it was worth the wait! The food didn't take long to come out, our server was awesome and we enjoyed the meal. My girlfriend and I will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't eat before!!
    ire85
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Empty stomach is required! Too much to eat and everything sooo good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • robert
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    enjoyable meal every time I eat at Virgil's. I would recommend it for nice casual meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mouth watering food
    luvBBQ
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was outstanding..... My wife and I can't rave enough on how outstanding the food and service was...we did not leave hungry....highly recommended
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two levels of noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Quieter upstairs! Service quick and friendly. Good alternative to pricy theater dustrict restaurants
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What works is great
    GVillagerVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Chicken, and beef were especially good. Ribs tasty, but ends over cooked. But the pulled pork was nothing special, lacking smoky flavor. And this is a barbecue place, so it should be a highlight. Some shrimp were good, but one was especially awful. Staff was indifferent to complaint. So overall, a mixed experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A must try!
    wetmogwai
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Virgil's has been my favorite restaurant in NYC for over a decade. Whenever a friend visits NYC, I suggest they try it, and invariably the next time they visit they want to go back. Try the pulled chicken and a Fall Off the Porch Iced Tea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    Awesome2dine
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service is good and foods are yummy.. My friends and I enjoyed the night at this restaurant..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love In Food
    Foodalicious
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Virgil's bbq was so good! From the waiter to the food, everything was just good. The plates are huge, which explains the prices. Definitely going back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Texas BBq
    Italy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When not in Texas and have a desire for good BBQ this would be the place. Good BBQ, good portions
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    Jacques
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were a group of 5 and joined for dinner at Virgil's on Saturday evening. The ribs were quite terrible, not sufficiently cooked and not served hot. T-bone was ok, not more. Service is ok but we had to remind the waitress to serve water, to cold the wine etc. Reputation is overrated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great atmosphere.
    Lindylou
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were a group of 6 of us, made reservations prior to coming to New York and we arrived a bit earlier but they were able to accommodate us with no problem. Service was excellent, food was ready in a timely fashion and was very tasty. Would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cookie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    They are consistently good. The best bbq midtown, nyc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ!
    Andealex
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.