Cowgirl

4.4
175 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Barbecue
Cowgirl opened its doors in February of 1989. The restaurant was conceived and founded by Sherry Delamarter after a visit to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum in Hereford, Texas. Sherry brought the images, soul, and cooking of the Western cowgirl to New York City and created a warm, Texas-friendly atmosphere, one of the first true Country Western locations in NYC. We were also the first to offer a warm welcome to buckaroos with a kids menu and trick-roping demonstrations on Hudson Street's now-bygone parking meters.

Over the years, the Cowgirl has hosted many famous CW recording artists including Dolly Parton, Reba MacIntire, Bonnie Rait, Roseanne Cash, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Roger McGuinn and many others. We are proud to be a part of uniting true wild-west spirit with the independent, creative energy of NYC.
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New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OLD SCHOOL NYC. I've been going to CowGirl since it opened when I was just fresh outta college. Still great!

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

All of the hostesses for Sunday brunch were horrible. Bad attitude and very rude. I made reservations and they sat us later while there were 4 open tables! Out of spite cause I asked if we could be seated on time. The tall blonde hair dude needs to not be in customer service!

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HK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Tha back ribs are perfectly smoked and soft! Best in NYC!

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ZM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for lunch/brunch. Casual and eclectic. Good vibe.

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NA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cowgirl is fantastic! I've been coming to the restaurant for years and it never disappoints. The margaritas are a must and the food is great. The staff is welcoming and friendly. I can't wait until I eat there again.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Fun vibe and American/Mexican food. Good fusion - especially these days!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and we had a party of 8, and y'all made everything fun and easy. Thanks!

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is something about this place that keeps me (and many others) coming back. From the impecible service to the black-eyed pea salsa you will not go wrong having a fun and satisfying dinner at Cowgirl (Hall of Fame).

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LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place. Very kid friendly although it wasn’t swarmed with kids. Had plenty of kids choices and lots to keep my 5 year old occupied and good food to keep me & my husband happy too. Casual and great for a Sunday brunch. A LITTLE pricy for breakfast but what isn’t is NY. Would go back every time I was in the city if I could.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best frozen margs I’ve ever had! And unreal nachos

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MJ
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I lived around the corner from CG for many years in the late 80's and so glad it is still there had been in more than 5 years we went for brunch which is great as it goes till 4pm I hate when brunch ends at 230pm food is basic its portions have never been small most of the staff is always having a good time with the customers just love only sad note the buttermilk biscuits were rolls bread whatever not a biscuit

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

cowgirl is one of my favorite places in the village, I like the urban western feel. I love country music, I love western movies, I love wearing western shirts, I love burgers, I love beer and, I love red and white checkered tablecloths. so I felt at home right away!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Great vibe and the staff was really accommodating when we were a bit late for our reservation. However, the food needs to be greatly improved

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service. Great spot for family dining with lots of options. Really enjoyed our evening!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! Very helpful. The food was good too.

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St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff and atmosphere were great. Menu was great for families. Food was good.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, my daughter absolutely loved it as did we. We visited around Christmas and the place was busy busy but the staff were calm, fun, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our waitress! She was amazing. And the roasted vegetable salad was DELICIOUS.

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PB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. A little hard to find tucked away on Hudson Steeet.

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MN
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I come here all the time so I'm committed to this place.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if someone doesn't like Cowgirl, they are a deeply flawed individual!

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V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Service was friendly and fast.
It was a fun spot for dinner and drinks. We had a tasty pulled pork quesadilla as an appetizer. For entrees my fiancé had chicken fried steak which he said was ok but would have been better if it was crispier, I had a bbq brisket sandwich which was really good as were the homemade fries and the collard greens we ordered as a side were perfect.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Office outing

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been a favorite for s-o-o-o-o many years. Brunch, lunch or dinner - - it's a winner.

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SH
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go, especially with kids. Very attentive service. Food was good, my country-fried steak could have used more seasoning, but a little salt and pepper perked it up. The shrimp fajitas were very good and our 3 year-old enjoyed her mac and cheese. The highlight was the baked potato ice-cream sundae! It tastes as good as it looks.

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NC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I've enjoyed their food via delivery and now in person - Friday nights are very loud (noise bounces off everything) but the staff is friendly and helpful and we look forward tocoming back maybe on a quieter day...

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MN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cowgirl always knows how to soothe my jangled nerves. I've never met anyone who didn't live Cowgirl. If someone hates this place, they have severe mental issues.

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EK
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am quite picky about Mexican food as I live in New Mexico. Honestly I loved the food here. I've been back three times. My favorite is the chicken enchiladas.

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OB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food has really gone downhill here. The chicken wings were bland and not cooked thoroughly, the mashed potatoes were incredibly runny, the sauces used tasted cheap and uninspired and flavorless. Overall a massive let down as this place used to be such a tasty little joint.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have to say that having to spend three hours to just eat appetizers was pretty abysmal. I had set out to throw a fun birthday party for my best friend and it really wasn’t all that fun. It’s took 30 minutes for a waiter to come up to us another 30 minutes to get drinks not fun at all

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MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This visit something was off about it and not sure why it wasn’t as good as it was in the past

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JP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great for families - need to repeat orders multiple time to waitress was a tad annoying.

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JY
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Saturday brunch with friends, great pulled pork, brisket, slaw, beers. Families were enjoying pumpkin pancakes with real NY maple syrup, quesadillas, and egg dishes. Service was remarkably warm and welcoming.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Thanksgiving dinner, great staff and atmosphere. Food was amazing! Can't wait to go back!!

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CN
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Targeted early dinner with my two young teens. Needed a relaxed setting with kid-friendly food and not too much noise. Food was great, and as the place filled up we felt no pressure to be on our way. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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FL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Second time in a row my food was cold. I like this place, but find the quality has declined.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We went on a Saturday night at 8:00 and after we ordered we were informed that they ran out of ribs. What kind of bbq restaurant runs out of ribs in a Saturday night? However the food and atmosphere were very good. I recommend the Frito Pie and the Guacamole.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place for families! Food was good with the exception of a porkchop that was slightly overcooked. Also, mac and cheese was good for adults, but had a slightly different taste than the kids were used to eati ng.... Service was excellent! Atmosphere was fun! It was a bit cold in the room that we were seated when we arrived, but warmed up as the evening went on.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool ambiance. 80’s music. Great margaritas. Service was excellent. Food was good but not extraordinary.

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Q
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch with the kids. Fantastic frozen margs.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable!

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