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About Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem

The Scene
The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. Unfinished wood-beamed ceiling, burlap bag curtains, scattered country bric-a-brac, and an enthusiastic greeting feel worlds away from the city. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and groups of Columbia students.

The Food
Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts.

700 west 125th st
New York, NY 10027
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Closed for Christmas. Closes 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am-4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
Catering is available.

Cross Street:
12th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 694-1777

Website:
http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/

Entertainment:
Live Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00pm-1:00am

Catering:
1. Full Service
2. Drop off w/ servers
3. Drop off
4. Take out

Parking Details:
Street parking available. Pay lot is also available on 131st Street (btwn 12th Ave and Broadway)

Public Transit:
1 train @ 125th Street

Private Party Facilities:
Two private party rooms for parties from 15 to 150 people. Our goal is to ensure your party, business meeting or specialized event is a rousing success. We’ll provide full customization to suit your needs so you don’t need to sweat the details.

Private Party Contact:
Lizette LeBaron, Catering Manager: (646) 213-1709

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (49)
Casual (45)
Good for Groups (37)
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Fun (37)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Authentic (21)
Kid-friendly (21)
Great Beer (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Live Music (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Spicy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Waterfront (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Live Sports (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined a day ago

Always good food and cozy environment

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The best BBQ in NY. First had it in Syracuse, so glad they're in NY now.

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·Dined 4 days ago

When we got there our whole party wasn’t there and the receptionist told us no problem the table was ready and to let her know. As soon as everyone showed up we were seated right away. The server was friendly and easy going. We ordered an appetizer and it was on the table 5 minutes later. Once we ordered the food it was very quick to come out. Food was very good. Kinda small portions but we got the sampler that came with 2 meats and 2 sides. Once we were done check came quickly and we were on our way. Didn’t feel rushed but was defiantly expecting a little more time at the restaurant. Defiantly would recommend.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Haven't been to this Dinosaurs in at least a couple of years. Last time was soso, but this time was fabulous! New management? Really delicious, food fresh and hot, nice waiter and hostess, fun!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Their food is always tasty but the Korean BBQ ribs are a bit salty for my taste. They made a mistake on our order but were quick to remedy it.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always heard great things from my Ithaca living sister who's gone to Syracuse restaurant several times. Thought wife, son & I from Bayside, Queens should finally try Harlem branch.
Our visit began on a late Sunday afternoon, unbelievably pulling into a legal parking spot right outside Dino BBQ...WOW, off to a great start! Our waiter was a cool, very polite guy. Food was EXCELLENT, nice size portions of the " Real McCoy". Enjoyed a drink (wife drove) which was reasonably priced. No room for dessert; we all left full. Overall we were very happy we finally did this and look forward to returning sometime soon. PS- this is a legit review, I'm not being paid for this. Steve

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice BBQ options, very friendly service, good vibe

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated properly. Ordered our drinks which were very good however must have gotten mixed up because I kept getting the same drinks even though we didn't order them. Cut to the same appetizers again even though I only wanted one and then finally the food came out and everything was correct however it took a very long time. We were not in a hurry so that was good my son's love their food

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was not great, staff was attentive,ambience nice. Finding parking was an issue....

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was very tasty. The service was good. My skirt steak was delicious.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Dinosaur Bar B Que. The portion sizes are decent and the food was very tasty. I ordered the ribs which were very succulent and moreish. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good southern cuisine.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The brisket was recommend by all that I told I was going to Dinosaur for the first time and boy was I so disappointed. The food came out freezing cold I couldn't even eat it. When the waiter seen that I didn't eat the brisket she asked me if I wanted to take it with me and I said no throw it in the garbage.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Girlfriend wanted to try it out. I thought with the name “Dinosaur” in it the meat portions would be huge, slightly disappointing. Food was good though.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I love the location of the restaurant because it’s in my neighborhood and the food is delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Live Music, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Server was on point. Great food.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a treat to dine at Dino BBQ! I normally have turkey burger but I tried the brisket sandwich and it was so tasty! Great food as expected!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

i love this place, the ribs are amazing, the service is perfect

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Highly recommended

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

What a great place. Good fun, great service, great food and at the right price point too...

Don’t over order :) - we did.. lol.... Enjoy!

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

The food was great as usual. However, I made a reservation for 13 people. & the table wasnt ready @ the specified time of 6:15p.m. (the maitre'd said we couldn't be seated because on 6 of us arrived @ 6:15p.m. & she was polite & apologized). Our appetizers arrived late 45 minutes from waiting at the bar & another waiting period for the entree (a long wait for a large group is fine , but not another 45 minutes!!! Waiter didn't provide water @ first & missed a couple drink orders, but nothing major. After only 2 hours @ the table & spending over $450 w/tip, the manager asked us to leave 2 accommodate other patrons. All of us ignored everything until that point because I told the water we would be ordering another round of drinks & possibly finger food. Being asked to move back to the bar,when other tables were opening up was uncalled for, even for a Friday afterwork.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was cheerful but slow. The space was kind of dirty, the tables sticky from the moment we sat down. The guy who cleared the table put his dirty, food stinky bin on the floor next to the table. He was nice, as I said, but that was sloppy. NEVER bring a dirty bin to take food to the kitchen. Carry it. I hadn't seen that in years and years. So thoughtless. The waitress was bright and cheerful to our party. I was happy that she and the other servers were happy. BUT THE SERVICE WAS SLOW to get to various stages. Maybe your understaffed?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fantastic food, very big portion.
Staff very friendly and professional. We had a great experience. Absolutely suggested.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was cold.. returned back to kitchen 4 times and still came out cold.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I went with my boyfriend, we are both from Portugal . The food is absolutely amazing! Very reasonable price for such food quality in Manhattan. We loved it!! A must go!

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing. I'm still thinking about something so simple as their deviled eggs. EVERYTHING on my plate was delicious. The only negative thing I can say about my experience are the chairs. They are very uncomfortable after sitting in them for a while. Other than that I and my fiance enjoyed our evening at Dinosaur BBQ.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Dinosaur BBQ is a guaranteed good time and good meal with friends. It's nothing fancy, but you'll walk out there satisfied and usually with left-overs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always excellent. Love it. No wait with the reservation. Warm and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Poor service, cold food, missing order. VERY disappointing

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Other than the hour long wait for our order and the fact that the kids orders came out last and their food was cold, it was decent. Would do again hopefully without the extended wait time for our order.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was okay -
Nice BBQ foods but not that special...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was OK. It is very convenient. The meats were better than the sides.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good but the service was slow. Five people in our party. We all ordered at the same time. Four out of Five of the meals came out together and we waited about 10 minutes before the fifth meal came out.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went there Saturday Oct.14, with a "reservation" for 6. Once I got there the ppl in the front told us we had to wait because our table wasn't ready which made no sense because it was a reservation. We had to wait an hour which was ridiculous. One hour later we got our table and the waitress was very rude as we ordered our food she seemed annoyed, and was acting in a rush. Not only did we have to wait an eternity to get seated but the waitress didn't do her job properly which is to properly served the guests. After two people ordered drinks and were brought to them, I ordered my drink and she had the nerve to ask if we were "old enough to drink". And had to show her our Id's even though we were all 21. The entire time she had a bad vibe. On a happier note food and drinks were great

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was okay if you're in the neighborhood but if not, it's out of the way, really crowded, very loud and the cocktails were watered down. I would go there again only if I were in the neighborhood because the barbecue was good but I would not make a special trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dinner with 3 eleven year olds and my husband . Happy kids eating ribs.
Otherwise, too noisy for me.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Immediately seated for our group reservation. Our server was friendly, quick and had a great memory - she didn't write our order down. My colleagues were sure she would mix up our order but that was further from the truth!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

the good: food was very good, we ordered way too much! Got the full rack with 4 sides to share with my GF, barely ate half of it. We'd had the appetizer platter for two first, so maybe that was our mistake.

the bad: service was up and down. jA few minutes after we sat down, without ordering, someone plunked down a single slider and a wing sampler, which we thought was an "amuse bouche"; turns out, waiter made a mistake and gave us someone else's order. We didn't get charged for it, but between the extra wings and the apps, I was full by the time dinner arrived.

the ugly: made a reservation for 7:45, and showed up right on time. Didn't get seated until almost 8:30. I understand places get busy, but 45 minutes is a problem in my book. Added to that, I'm diabetic, and I took my meds at 7:30 expecting to start eating in the next hour; by the time we got seated, my blood sugar was crashing, and I desperately ordered a Coke just to get some sugar in my system. For those who don't know, low blood sugar is life threatening, and leaves me sweating and shaky, which is not a way to start a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fun, Spicy, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We really loved the food, we had the ribs and they were so tasty! Price/quality was also good. Nice restaurant!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Hands Down Best BBQ Wings Ever anywhere! Staff is friendly and on point with service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was outstanding. Table was 30 minutes late.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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