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About Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Harlem
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.
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.
New York, NY 10027
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00pm-1:00am
1. Full Service
2. Drop off w/ servers
3. Drop off
4. Take out
Street parking available. Pay lot is also available on 131st Street (btwn 12th Ave and Broadway)
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
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
Arrived at 6:25 (all of us) for a 6:30 reservation. Was told we’d have to wait 30 minutes. Not sure what the point of the reservation was. Walk-ins were told the same thing. Waited just over 35 minutes. Food was OK. Strong flavor of liquid smoke in most things. Not as good as it once was.
Overall, The food was very bad...chicken uncooked. The ambiance was okay, however the smell of smoke was over powering. If you have elimainated beef/pork from your diet this is not certainly the place to dine. Dinosaurs is known for the comfort food I.e Mac&Cheese, collard greens it was bad too! Recommendations:
New Menu, new cooks and better service
NEW STRATEGIC PLAN
Dinosaur BBQ is always one of my favorites, it is my go-to barbeque in NYC! We brought friends from out of town there and they truly enjoyed it. Dinner with shared app not including drinks comes to about 25/person including tip and tax. It can get pricey when you start out but overall a really great choice everyone is pleased! Great for families and groups.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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