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About Brother Jimmy's - Union Square

Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ located off of Union Square. We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality.

116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Park Avenue and Irving Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 673-6465

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

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q & W trains to Union Square/14th Street.

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining is available for up to 250 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Daryl Zweben: (212) 244-3503 ext. 208

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

Brother Jimmy's - Union Square Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.3

value

4.0

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Energetic

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (193)
Vibrant Bar Scene (136)
Kid-friendly (55)
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Hot Spot (49)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
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Great for Brunch (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great Beer (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Tapas (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

My go-to spot for Cleveland sports. The service is always amazing and their happy hour specials are on-point. Would recommend to any Cleveland sports fan!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I had a 6 o'clock reservation, but had to wait almost twenty minutes for a table. I was seated, but had to wait for a server/waitress to take my order. I ordered a drink (which was good), hush puppies (NOT hush puppies! the only thing that resembled hush puppies was the shape and size) and a pulled pork sandwich. The sandwich was filling, but the pork fatty and the sauce bland. I was hoping for better barbeque, but this is my third attempt here in NYC and my third failure at good southern barbeque. They could play up the Southern theme a bit more if they actually knew what that would be and had a better chef who knew southern cooking.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food was great, the swamp water drink was awesome, the music was really good too, definitely didn't expect good music.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I've been to this restaurant multiple times and never really ha da problem until this week. I had a waitress named Karma and she was HORRIBLE. She was in my face after practically every night AND she lost my card.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Had a reservation for 6, table wasn't ready when we got there. Had to sit in the back corner, uncomfortable. The food was worth it though, so good!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Good for appetizers and beer. We ordered a bunch of bites to share for the table. The serving sizes are good and the food was delicious too.
We were seated rather quickly but once we got our water it took a while for the waitress to take our orders. It was Friday night and we were in the back. Probably forgotten and out of site from the waitress.
The music was at a decent level but after seven it was turned up to a shouting level. Not great for dinner talk.
Overall this a good place for gathering with friends who want to drink but great for friends who want to have dinner and talk.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

GREAT PULLED PORK AND BROWNIE SUNDAY!!! Our server was great too!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

I got a table for 15 on the night of a UNC/Duke game, which I expected to be relatively horrible. I was really impressed by the team at Brother Jimmy's. Our server was fantastic, and KIND which was amazing considering how busy they were. They made my friend feel special and even treated our table to a round of shots. I was expecting chaos, but was really thrilled with the night. THANK YOU.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2016

Everything fine. Nice waitress. Good service. But much too noisy. Music blasting to the point where we had to scream to be heard.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

OK for what it is, a young people's drinking joint with decent barbeques. When the have a band it's also good but this is a noisy joint

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2015

Food was really good, especially dessert. It got a little loud in the restaurant, but otherwise, I had a great dining experience. I was impressed with the amount of food, taste of the food and the price. My party of six ate a lot for less than $200.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2015

The Frickels are the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2015

This was my first time here. I came with a large group. We had a lovely waitress (can't recall her name) but she was so patient with us and checked on us often. I would definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2015

I came here with my 18-year-old son for a late lunch. It's a good place for southern-type food. My son enjoyed the cornbread, ribs. The catfish was good. We also thought that they make one of the best potato salad. My son noticed a sign posted on the wall, and commented that it's a good deal. $19.99 deal for alot of food and beer, "...for people who like to drink." For me, the space feels very "industrial", but it's a fantastic place for watching sports and hanging out with countless flatscreen monitors over the bar, and in the side rooms. There's also an outside seating area (next to the garage park...yeah not my kind of al fresco). Highly recommend for groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2015

My boyfriend & I LOVE this particular location for the quality of food alone. The service is not always the best, but we drive all the way from Westchester just enjoy some good eats. Our most recent visit left a bad taste in our mouths, as we are apart of the diverse population that makes up the great state of New York. We noticied that any person who was remotely diverse looking was taken to the farthest tables in the back of the restaurant & all other tables were allowed to sit up front if they were pale skin. This has never happened before, we always get a table up front or in the middle. Very off putting, especially for someone who was perviously a Front of House manager for several restaurants. The food was still amazing, just need better practices ethically.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2015

the food suddenly appeared as if they just plated it immediately after I ordered it. ni heat on the food whatsoever. I actually asked to reheat the macncheese!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2015

Brother Jimmy's hosts a "Baby Brunch" every so often -- fun for little ones, and kids eat free!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Wad a very nice place. The waiter was very haplful n nice. the music was exexcellent. And the drinks was marvelous!!!!

I love it

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2015

Made a reservation for 5 for 1pm had to reschedule to 2pm ( not a problem), by the time we all met up at brother jimmys our party turn out to be 7 but no worries we were taken care of right away. The food was delicious, our waitress was very patient ( dealing with 7 women and all) and cordial , we will definitely be dinning here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Bro J's has been one of my favorite drink spots for a while. However, when I last went to dinner there, the service was terrible. There was one waiter for our entire section, and she somehow managed to never be in our section. We had to go retrieve our own water as well as go up to the bar to get our drinks since the service was so terrible.

Despite the terrible service, the food was very good, as were the drinks. I would go back, but probably just to the bar and not at a sit down table to make sure we got better service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

My co-workers & I came here on Friday. We ordered the nachos with the pulled chicken! We fell in love! Then, we got the fish bowl. Honestly, it was ok. We expected it to be stronger, as far as alcohol wise. Other than that, I would come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2015

Went to Bro Jimmy's before seeing Da...Great BBQ. My friend and I enjoyed Hush Puppies with maple butter 0 filling but tasty. My friend enjoyed the baby back ribs with sweet potato tots and corn - platters come with cornbread and choice of 2 sides. I enjoyed the southern ribs and marbled brisket with collards and mac and cheese. Great value. too full for dessert

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on February 21, 2015

Great bbq sauce but food is very basic. Good for bar snacks that go great with their fish bowl drinks and beer jugs. I would recommend this place for large groups mostly guys but girls do feel welcome as well. Sports playing on all of the tvs that can be watched from anywhere you sit in the restaurant. Female staff are very flirty which is slightly uncomfortable and seeing them drink ever few minutes from cups sitting at the side of the bar.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2015

Remarkably good food great prices and lots of fun. Very generous portions. A find in Manhattan

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2015

I had the fried chicken platter and it was so juicy and tender. My friend had the bbq ribs and she loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2015

Great food and great drinks ! Had a great night out! Good place to go and start off a fun eventful night it may even be good enough to stay there and have some fun.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2014

Maybe because it was a Friday night. I went there with my family because I had a Amazon Local Voucher. We couldn't hear each other without shouting. The noise level was so loud that my wife was completely turned off. And the layout of our seat was weird and somewhat uncomfortable. It looked like we were forced into a small space between 2 big parties. However, the food was great. We had ribs, burger, fish sandwich, sides include fried brussel sprout, fried okra and tater tots. Our server was very attentive and professional. But we did not enjoy the dinner as much as I would wanted to. It's a great place to hang out with friends or have a drink after work. But not for family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2014

very nice service, excellent cocktails and very good food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2014

The food was delicious beyond our expectations. Baby back ribs and omg to die for Mac and cheese, we were a party of 4 and we were all pleased with everything from the lively ambience (tv's everywhere major plus) to the food and great service thanks "Katie" super sweet and great waitress!. I will definitely be returning!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2014

great brunch food and very friendly for kids... waitress outside was not very attentive... busboys are good

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2013

They must just focus on their bar scene because the food was some of the worst I've ever had. Denny's has better chicken fried steak than they do and the mashed potatoes were basically inedible. The only thing I had that was good was the frozen mango margarita. I will never go back or recommend to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2013

Went here with a friend and was really disappointed. Margaritas were terrible, the BBQ was very dry. I expect better in NY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2013

We were there on a Tuesday evening. The dining room in the back was half empty but the noise coming from the bar area was so loud that it was difficult for us to talk. Food was decent, large portions.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2013

My boyfriend and some of our friends dined here 8/9 food was out super fast. We recommend getting the humongous nachos they were excellent. Nice spot to hang out with not kid friendly on the weekends

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2013

What a great find!! Huge portions - we LOVED the nachos and salads!! Waitress could not have been nicer!!
and the best part - kids eat for FREE!!!!! We will be back again, and again, and again!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2013

We went to Brother Jimmy's by way of a deal/promotion, with no particular expectation; neither of us had been before. So we were really psyched that the ribs and sides were so good. Not to mention the margaritas! It was a little loud and the patrons seemed to be mostly college kids, but with BBQ that good, I didn't mind. I'd go back, with or without a deal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2013

Atrocious service but BBQ very good. Server a little slow mentally but lots of tvs to make up for brain dead service. Would go for games where you're comfortable getting up from your table and ordering drinks directly from the bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The food was decent, my favorite part was the drinks (good price and strong). My service was good but I had other servers besides our own checking on us, it wasn't that busy where she couldn't check on us more frequently. Overall it was a decent dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2013

Been here several times. Great deal on Tax Day! Everything was 50% off. Brother Jimmy's was not crowded when we got there, but service was slowish. When it got more crowded, service was very slow. Luckily, I wasn't in a rush. Food is consistent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Don't expect Brother Jimmy's to turn the sound on for your game even if you went there to watch a game with your meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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