Brother Jimmy's - Murray Hill

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Barbecue
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.
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food, good happy hour

DW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, good size portions and the mac n cheese was pretty good. Service was good. Ambience was too loud for our liking but fine if you like that way.

EC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Attentive staff.

AJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

had lunch on Fri Aug 2....service was fine....food just so-so...had higher expectations....so not sure I'll go back....

J
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The food was wonderful but the service was poor. Although our drink order was taken quickly, it was quite a while before we actually got them. It took the waitress a long time before she came back to get our food order. Food was delivered quickly and was very good. The noise was so loud my husband and I could not hear each other talk.

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was terrible. Orders came out wrong and cold. Worst BBQ ever!! Service was just ok.Had to
look for the waitress several times.
Not good.

BN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Spare Rips, Pulled Pork, Chicken and Burger was really good. The Staff was very friendly.
We liked the Location very much.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food especially if you like BBQ and southern food but the volume of the music in the dining area were way too loud.

RM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food and service.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was moderate, but both service and ambiance were a bit of a let down. It’s a Southern BBQ joint and I was hoping to find a little country music, but instead loud pop music blared so loudly I had to shout to talk to my dinner partners. Food wasn’t anything special, but it was filling and fun.

NY
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great comfort food. My ribs were cooked to perfection. The service was quick and helpful. It is a nice informal place to relax.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends, enjoyed a beer tower etc. awesome fun, amazing wings!

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Usually this place is good.

The service was slow.

when we asked the busboy to bring containers for take home he just smiles and leaves and does not bring them.

Told he did not speak English.

That is fine except then call the waitress to see what it is we are asking

N
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took out-of-town friends to Brother Jimmy’s. Food is good - a little pricy though, and music was just too loud to talk easily. But staff is nice so worth a try if you like BBQ

AM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals we had were seasoned well and the portions were just right.

M
Berlin
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wer sich in NYC während des Essens nicht unterhalten möchte, sollte dieses Lokal aufsuchen , schade. Das Essen war durchschnittlich, die Bedienung war bemüht, es gibt nettere Restaurants in NY C, der niemals schlafenden Stadt.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food, first time at this restaurant. Excellent quality of food. Overall lovely place. I’ll definitely come again

FO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Four of us went after a Zumba cruise. After dancing for four hours, everyone was really hungry.

We were seated immediately and given a large pitcher of room temperature water. We asked for ice water which we received quickly. We all ordered comfort food (fried chicken, catfish, ribs, pulled pork, collard greens, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and a pitcher of sangria). We were told that all of the food was made to order and that it would take some time. We were okay with that because we ordered a pitcher of sangria.

When we received the food, it wasn't hot. It was room temperature at best. The chicken had too much breading and tasted like it was cooked with the fish. The mac & cheese was tasteless, the collard greens had too much spice and the sangria (despite drinking most of it myself) had no kick whatsoever! We all picked at our food and left wondering what we were going to eat when we got home. Overall, the staff was very nice but I don't think I'll be visiting again.

T
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice BBQ, specially the ribs and sides. Although I went to Brother Jummy's for lunch, it seems a god place for happy hour.

a
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Real american food and ambiance. Thank you for your warm welcoming. The food was fun and we enjoyed it. Nice music. The basement with all games and the bar are really appreciable for friends parties.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We are fans of Brother Jimmys and have eaten at the MSG location several times so we decided to try the one in Murray Hill as we would be on the east side today.

We waited over 20 minutes and no one came to our table to say they were busy, offer us water - nothing so we left. The entire time we were watching at no one visited any of the tables around us and we only saw two tables served during our stay. The walls were opened up and it was very cold - all the patrons were were wearing their coats.

We will not go back to this location.

NL
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were staying in the Murry Hill neighborhood and found Brother Jimmy's to be just right for an all-American early dinner. We both had ribs which were cooked just right with the meat melting off the bones and the spices in the sauce excellent. The baked beans were as good as gandma makes! The service was efficient and friendly. If you love sports while eating TVs are all around.

ZL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This Is My 2nd Time Coming To This Restuarant &'Location. I Came Here Back In October For My Bday n Like The 1st, I Had An Amazing Time This Time Around. I Came Here With My Best Friend and Her Boyfriend Because They Wanted To Treat Me, I Was Worried Though Because I recently Started My Pescetarian Journey So I Can Only Eat Seafood, Fruits n Veggies. No Meat. I Was Happily Satisfied Because They Had Catfish Tacos Which Was Soooooooo Delicious Especially Sinc3 It Was My first time Eating Catfish. The Beach Magarita I Drank Was Amazing As Well. One Of My New Faves

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I went here on a date night. My date and I made reservation days prior to attending. As we arrived someone greeted us and being seated was smooth. We were seated and went over the menu and ordered regular fried wings and drinks. My date doesn't eat pork. He started to feel extremely sick after eating the wings. He then asked the waiter if they cooked their chicken in pork grease. She didn't know and got a manager on site. The manager told us that it was pork around but wasn't sure if they cooked their meat in any pork grease. They were kind enough to take the wings off the bill but our night was ruin and had to sit in an emergency room for hours that night. Won't be back here in the near future. They need to list certain things.

AM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good sangria. Rib tips and popcorn shrimp great appetizers. Staff very attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have enjoyed Brother's Jimmy for years, they have to pay rent in the city so the price keeps going up like in must of the business ... to me a deterrent of going out to eat as much as I used to, after living in the city for 18 years, it is what it is ...

NY
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great comfort food and friendly service make this a winning combination. Then"platter" meal gives good value.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love dining at Brother Jimmy's. This is my favorite restaurant & bar food in NYC. The wings burst with flavors. The other night me and my girlfriend tried the 64oz Swamp water, it was delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place is nice but very loud but then again we were there to watch a football game so it was ok for us. The staff is friendly and lovely 😉. Food was delicious but the drinks a little $$$. I will be going back soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and we were really looked after! Can’t wait to visit again.

B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and service

OT
Berkshire
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Had an ok time at Brother Jimmy’s our waitress was lovely & the chicken wings delicious. We all had a burger or sandwich but all were disappointing. The coke machine was also broken.

Would’ve been good to know that there was going to be very loud live rock music as we would’ve chosen somewhere else as we were meeting an old friend & couldn’t really hear each other whilst catching up.

JG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an excellent BBQ spot in Murray Hill. It is a bar, can be noisy on a weekend night, and this may slow down service....but...it is all worth it! The “marbled” beef brisket is excellent and the only thing we ordered. Side dishes were very good and a reasonable size. All in all a very worthwhile stop and reliable place for BBQ !

NY
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

NY
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

NY
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

SV
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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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