About Brother Jimmy's - Murray Hill

Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ located in Murray Hill.

We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality. We also serve as the home away from home for all ACC alumni.

181 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday 11:30AM to 4AM
*Last OpenTable Reservations is at 11:30PM

Cross Street:
31st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 779-7427

Website:
http://www.brotherjimmys.com/

Catering:
Let Brother Jimmy's cater your next event! Including: Private Parties, Corporate events, Picnics, Special Events, Theme parties, and Holiday Parties.

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot located on 31st Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue.

Public Transit:
6 train to 33rd Street.

Executive Chef:
Bob Devine

Private Party Facilities:
Our "Back Porch" is the perfect place for all your party needs. There's seating for approximately 50 guests and standing room for over 100 guests. The "Back Porch" has its very own full service bar.

Private Party Contact:
Daryl Zweben: (212) 244-3503

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.2

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4.2

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ultimate comfort food BBQ ribs are unmatched comfort food cooked to perfection. This is a great place to have a tasty meal in a casual setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have the BBQ ribs which were consistently good. The Bourbon laced tea was refreshing. The service was helpful and friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This remains reliable comfort food in a casual environment. The BBQ ribs are great.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good barbecue. There are better places in the city but this is fine.
We were there when the Yankees were playing Cleveland so there was loud music PLUS the play by play. And lots of drunken fans at the bar. Not annoying...just LOUD. Turn the music down if you're showing the game.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The hostess greeted me promptly and politely. My table was ready right on time, the server was friendly and efficient, food not great but atmosphere made up for it. Overall a great experience, I'd do it again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Food and ambience was good overall, service was terrible. It was impossible to even find the waitress or anyone to refill our water or give us silverware. The bouncer was extremely rude, he made us show him our id's when we were sitting at a table to eat dinner at 7:00 on a Tuesday and made me throw out an unopened water bottle I had in my bag and then gave us attitude when we asked where the restrooms were. We would maybe come back when it's less crowded or try one of the other locations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Brisket & ribs were good, sides, not so. Service is spotty. Large portions. But mix-up with dessert order extended us by 25 minutes. So-so experience, not to be repeated.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The BBQ are excellent comfort food. There is a good range of cocktails and beers to accompany the food. The service, while friendly, is very slow.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

there were 6 of us and it was just a terrible Saturday night experience. the service stank. the food was cold. the portions incredible small. okay taste but really....6 ribs in a Full Rack?? they must be kidding and charging $24 bucks!!??

Food sent back. Tasteless chicken. Rubber brisket and awful service. Noise level indescribable.

Just an awful time was had by all!

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of my favorite bbq places in the city. Can't beat the swampwater cocktail if you agreed to only have one drink.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wayyy better than the Midtown location due to better and more attentive service especially for the all you can eat/drink promotion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Worcestershire)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We appreciate that we are not the target market for Jimmy's, but this was probably the most disappointing meal of our 10 days in New York. Serving staff superficially polite, but not really that interested. Food was very ordinary, especially the pulled pork - frankly what I cook at home in the UK is considerably better. We would not return, nor recommend to others.

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 (London)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Loved the southern style menu and the happy hour. Great cocktails. Waitress was really friendly and helpful. Lively bar area and lots of sports screens, we were in a quieter area just off the bar that suited our mixed age group. Everyone had a great night and thoroughly enjoyed the food and drinks, especially the free shots and "pickle juice" Thanks Brother Jimmys.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Derbyshire)·Dined on April 2, 2017

excellent service, really friendly staff, good food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was low quality BBQ in our opinions. We are from KC and had expectations of good southern style BBQ. The food was poorly seasoned and over priced. The environment was like sitting in a college bar with more patrons drinking rather than eating. I would not return to this establishment nor recommend it to anyone I know traveling to NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Service and food were outstanding. The swamp water is a must get for a group of friends looking to drink.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Jeremy the bar manager was great to us. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2016

This was the ultimate in comfort food. The "Northern" ribs were very tasty - plenty of fat to add to the tasty and tenderness of the meat. The "George tea" was a high proof refreshing tall drink. The waitress was helpful but, I think, over worked. The meal represented a good value informal meal that is sure to leave any diner satisfied.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Have been to Brother Jimmy's 31st/8th-, but not been to Murray Hill location before. Had to wait way too long for our food after ordering--and then were missing part of the order. The place was busy, but not crowded--there were empty tables. Not our server's fault, and she did discount some of our order. The BBQ items were good--pulled pork, brisket, pulled chicken, baked beans & cornbread; fried chicken and burger were just OK. Based on this experience, though our server apologized profusely, would not recommend or go back any time soon. I will return to the 31st/8th Ave. location, however.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 7, 2016

Better atmosphere than food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The ribs live up to their reputation. This is hearty "Southern style" cooking. The restaurant is short staffed but they are helpful and the food comes out promptly after the order is placed.

This is not a place to hold a serious conversation but it has a convivial and friendly atmosphere that is conducive to a gathering of friends.

For a tasty and affordable meal with few "frills" this is hard to beat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2016

went on mardi gras - and despite the beads and masks on the wait staff and the band singing every song that referenced New Orleans - it was just another night. That aside - it was a good dinner with cool drinks (lots of non vodka choices, finally!) plenty of appetizers to share and bbq combo plates are a lot of food (and delicious) sweet potato tater tots and fried brussel sprouts were the stand out sides. desserts menu made it hard to decide.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Can't ever go wrong with Brother Jimmy's either for drinks or for great bar food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Wings are phenomenal, as was the ribs. The swamp water drink is a ginormous fishbowl with straws. Mmmm...good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2015

My only beef (pun not intended) was that it was very cold inside. Otherwise, I will be going back for the amazing pulled pork, mac & cheese and baked beans.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The food was very good. The atmosphere was a loud frat party around our table that was out of control. Management and security should have stepped in to calm the crowd down. If you want to go to this restaurant and not party all night, try another location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

I went with a group of my co workers last Friday and we started out with drinks. My drink was not that strong nor did I get a buzz. I then ordered the blacken fish sandwich which had no favor. My french fries were good I actually like the one near Madison Square Garden better. And to top it all off they told us that happy hour was only offered at the bar... like really?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2015

When we got there they had already shut down the kitchen and didn't understand why we would book a table to eat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2015

You can always count on Bro J's to deliver great food and drinks at good prices. Never change Bro J's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2015

The food was not the best southern food I've had - the chicken wings were border line cooked and the skins were soft. Chicken wings should be crispy in my book! The brisket and bun were cold. The pulled pork was too salty. However, the mac/cheese was cheesy and the fries were crispy.
They had good entertainment for the kids - a neat crayon holder, coloring place mat/menu, and balloons with toy lizard as the anchor, and kids ate for free.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2015

I visited there with my boy.
He was the first time in USA. He satisfied the staff of BBQ.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2015

If you love a good drink the swamp water is the drink for you. If you love good mixture of music this is the place for you. If you like some great regional bbq sauce this is the place for you. If you enjoy good eats then i would recommend this place for you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2015

I went with a group of 4 friends and the food and drinks were great! Definitely a recommendation for friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2015

Reserved a table for 6 on a Sunday to watch a specific sporting event. To my surprise the place was fairly empty which worked out great. They had the event on numerous TVs that we could all see; the service was great, and the food/ drink were what was expected.
Actually surprised by this experience because normally BJs is a frat party for those who can't let college go.
Thank you Brother Jimmy's for a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2014

Good food with a great waitress who was extremely accommodating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2014

I don't remember the waitress coming back to ask if everything was ok. Oh and we had to ask 3x times for sugar on the table it was very comical. But, that Turkey Burger you guys make with the sauteed onions is fantastic! I had it without cheese. Mac n Cheese was not great, not creamy enough nor very flavorful, could use some improvement

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2014

HORRIBLY LOUD!!!!!!! COULDN'T EVEN EAT IT WAS SO BAD! REALLY NOT A RESTAURANT...... BAR HANG OUT..... WHICH IS HOW YOU SHOULD ADVERTISE IT.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2014

The baby back ribs were large and very meaty. They tasted great the Mac & cheese was to die for. Next time I will get a full order. The corn bread was the best I ever tasted. Great friendly service.
A fabulous dinning experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2014

Shocked with how poor the service was.After asking the host twice to send our server over as nobody approached us within 20mins of sitting down we finally got our server.Beers & food ordered we were relaxed at that point. Our wings arrived before our drinks and then when our drinks arrived we got draft beer when we ordered btl beer(having spelt BOTTLE to her as she looked cluelessly at us).Wings were tasty but chicken sandwich was drier than dry.When it came to the bill the mgr promised to comp a round of drinks & then take "something" off the food whatever that mean't but when receiving the bill naturally we were charged for everything.Seriously, how hard is it to take an order, drop off beer & then check in to see if everything is ok!!?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

I already loved Brother Jimmy's but this rainy Sunday night def didn't stop the people from enjoying themselves. My country fried steak was great as usual and my waitress made sure I was taken care of the whole time. I can't wait to go back with some of my friends I see who can finish their fish bowl first ha !

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