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Permanently Closed - Hill Country Barbecue Market – Brooklyn

4.1
124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Named "Best Barbecue in NY" by both New York Magazine and Time Out New York, "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal and "Best New Restaurants of the Year" by New York Magazine, Hill Country takes its "cue" from legendary Texas barbecue joint Kreuz Market and its distinctive dry-rub style. Hill Country's brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. The barbecue is served in butcher paper, counter-style by the pound, with traditional trimmings. Hill Country features two full bars with an extensive menu of long neck beers, tequila and bourbon, and a state-of-the-art sound system and stage for live music celebrating the thriving Austin music scene. Signature versions of classic southern sides and sweets include Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Campfire Baked Beans with Burnt Ends, and the Original PB&J Cupcake. A marketplace full of Lone Star State favorites includes: Big Red Soda, Kreuz Market Sausages and more.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Mon: 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tues-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Fri-Sat: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Kitchen Hours:
Sun-Thurs: 11:30am - 10pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 11pm
Food is served continuously

Bar Hours:
Sun-Mon: 11:30am - 11pm
Tues-Thurs: 11:30am - 12am
Fri-Sat: 11:30am - 1am

Happy Hour: Everyday 3pm-7pm & 10pm to Close (Plus all day Mon)
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Phone number
(718) 885-4608
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for a fun, authentic and delicious slice of Texas, right in the heart of Brooklyn. "Best Barbecue in NY" – New York Magazine & Time Out New York; "Top 16 Great NYC Restaurants for Your Wedding" –Eater.com
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Private party contact
Sarina Law: (347) 943-2447
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Catering
Hill Country Catering & Events brings the award-winning Hill Country experience to your next function at your place or ours - no matter the size or occasion!

For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrybk.com or 347-943-2447.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fulton Street (Willoughby Plaza)
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Parking details
Nearby parking garages are conveniently available.
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Public transit
We are within walking distance of the A, C & F trains (Jay St. - Metrotech), as well as the 4, 5, 2 & 3 trains (Borough Hall).
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Entertainment
Hill Country offers free live music Tuesday through Sunday. For a complete listing of upcoming shows, visit http://music.hillcountrybk.com.
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Special events & promotions
Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for an authentic slice of Texas deep in the heart of Brooklyn.

For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrybk.com or 347-943-2447.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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3.9
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3.9
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was disappointing. The selection of sides was minimalist... with an uninspired dessert menu. As a barbecue afficianado, I think the place is quite overrated. Doubt we’ll go there again.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Met up with a friend. Was going to sit at a table but saw my friend already at the bar. So I just joined him there. Staff was fine with it. Food... great as usual!

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Hill Country BBQ Market is a good spot if you know what you're getting yourself into. The food is good, but the ordering process is a bit weird if you're not from the south I'm assuming. They carve the meat and wrap it in paper, then give you sides on the other side, then you go back to the table. The server is who takes your drink order and you pay after you finish eating. The server was nice, but the seating was not that comfortable. If you like bbq food, you'll like this place, but I think i'd prefer hill country chicken.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

Most authentic Texas bbq outside of Texas. Great meats and sides. Some creative special items. A ton of food.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Good BBQ, a bit pricy for the experience and the rather limited quantities. Still, a very decent meal.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Got together with old friends from out of town. They really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Best to try a bit of everything if you aren't familiar with the various cuts. Great time overall.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Love the brisket. The staff were very cordial from when we entered until we left.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

After doing some extensive research for local BBQ joints in Brooklyn, I came across several different options. I was looking for a different BBQ restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The Food was very tasty and had a good smoke. After you sit down and order your drinks, you head over to the "grammar school type" lunch line. There you are greeted by some awesome guys waiting to slab as much meat as you can eat on your lunch tray. The brown meat paper under neath the meat just adds to the atmosphere. Even the water was served in mason jars adding a nice little country touch. The BBQ sauce is readily available as it sits in a cool wooden box on your table. The server even recommended the different types of sauces from hot to not. Wood Tables and BBQ sauce all over your face, how can you go wrong! Not the restaurants fault, but if you are coming from out of borough like we did, parking is not close nor cheap. Be ready to spend a few extra bucks on parking. I would highly suggest to go early and leave some time to walk the Brooklyn Bridge (not that far away). It looked like Public Transportation was available, however that was not an option for us. We would come back!

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

I went on a Sunday afternoon, so it was quiet. The food was good, i just would have preferred table service. Nice place!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Finding a good BBQ spot in NY is not always easy. And I'm in no way a BBQ expert. But I really liked Hill Country Barbecue Market. The meat was tender and smokey. The sides also tasted great. I chose a mixed menu and got a lot of value (meat wise) for my money. They have tasty local beer and even live music. Overall a really enjoyable experience.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2017

love the combo deal and the all night happy hour on Monday! friendly servers =)

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2.0Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was ok. Nothing special. Their service model was a bit strange. You go to the counter to order and pick up your food. The wait staff would then take your beverage order. The service model was basically self service.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Surprised to arrive and find out that the restaurant was closed for a private event, even though I was able to make an OpenTable reservation. Very inconvenient as my guest and I made the trek to visit this particular Hill Country location as we prefer it over the Flatiron one! While waiting for my friend to arrive, I saw many other customers come to the restaurant only to learn that it was closed.

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1.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Never made it, the place never called to let us know that the place was booked for A private event. If I didn't call to add more people I would of never known. Had to replan our dinner party to somewhere else last min.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Fastastic food. Great kid friendly activities on Sunday afternoons during Fam Jam.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great!!! Would highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Nice ambience, moderate noise level. Wait staffs and food servers seemed nice. Amongst 3 other adults at my table, I had 2 meats option with 2 sides. My meats were Beef Brisket and Pulled pork. My sides were mashed sweet potatoes and mac n cheese! Everything thing I had was exceptional! I especially love the brisket! I'll recommend that to anyone! The sweet potatoes and mac n cheese sides were perfect! Very tasty and leaves you wanting more!

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Food portions are just right. Ribs were moist & tasty. Service in the main dining room needs improvement. I would go back, and would tell a friend.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

I absolutely loved the food. I love the service, and i love how fast you get served. Hands down best barbeque spot ive ever had so much so that first night we went i was on a date with my husband and we just had to come back the very next night and bring our family. The price is reasonable and i love the touch of the live band. The only side i wasnt crazy about was the sweet potato, but thats just my opinion. You can tell that alot of effort and time is put in to make the food. I recommend this place 100%

The only thing that i would say as far as the ambience is that the bathroom although is beautiful has been poorly taken care of both times ive gone. Toilet paper all over the floor, no soap refilled. Thats something the staff should definetly work on.

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1.0Dined on April 2, 2017

I don't think the food was to die for. I would say average. The burnt tips were great. And the sides were great. What I'm going to complain about is the service. Upon entry, no one was there to seat us, so I assumed you walked in and seat yourself. Once we got to a table and wanted a fork, the gentleman at the door said we were to wait to be seated. And he wasn't really nice about it. Growing up in Brooklyn and just seating yourself, would have been fine. But I don't tolerate implications of me being dumb. Also, when we were trying to leave, the server looked at us and walked away. And the hostess said we had to wait for her to return. This sort of confusion isn't something I want to deal with.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2017

This place serves good meat (mainly beef and pork) with passable sides. But the "system" is primitive. You go up to the meat counter to get your meat, which is wrapped in paper and put on your tray. That's it--no plates. So you open your paper on the tray and eat off of it. Needless to say, it gets pretty messy. As for napkins, they give you a roll of paper towels.

So clearly not for everyone. Staff is very friendly, but unless you're willing to accept the primitive serving method, this place is not for you.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Accidentally booked in Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. Both locations were kind and helped work it out for us. BBQ was as good as we've had. Had brisket, burnt tips, sausage, each was so good we didn't need any sauce. Also had cole slaw, collared greens, cornbread. They had some strange shortages of beverages, but it wasn't a big problem. Great kick off to seeing Dan Baird and Homemade Sin show. Would love to come back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Being a traveling foodie and running into this gem was amazing

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Place is pretty big, for our 1st time there, we asked how things worked and the staff was pretty clear. The food was exceptional. We went on an empty stomach and tried a pitmaster. Everything tasted delicious. Cant wait to go again for some more great comfort food.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Good overall not excellent just good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Delicious food in a "loud-in-a-good-way" setting (live music). Don't miss the cornbread!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

First time dining at an American, Texan BBQ market and it was definitely worth while. My favourite was the brisket and chicken cooked "low and slow". The flavours and textures were out of this world ! Would definitely recommend to friends (if I haven't already). Just wished this franchise would branch out to Australia...
Thanks for a great dining experience, can't wait to come back to this exceptional BBQ restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2017

Great BBQ near MetroTech - brought my boss who is base in North Carolina, and he did not expect to LOVE it. The brisket is killer.

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1.0Dined on January 22, 2017

This as to be one of the most over rated places in NYC. As far as Texas BBQ, no one from Texas would eat in this place. Way over price even for NYC. $50 for ribs.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Among the best pulled pork I've ever had, not a drop of sauce needed. Ribs, brisket and sides were also excellent. I want to go back and try everything else they serve. Great prices for NYC area. The band that night was fantastic. Parking for the Brooklyn location is awful and I cannot say another negative thing about the place.

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2.0Dined on January 16, 2017

Got 2 pit masters for 2 couples and a few beers on a Monday night, okay food and service. But the hostess tonight had the worse attitude, overlooked us in the beginning when we were standing right in front of her. Gave my friends a "stank eye" as they came into the restaurant and never greeted anyone coming and going.

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2.0Dined on January 9, 2017

been a few times, i thought it was OK at first, but now I am down on it based on value. I think it is too pricy over all considering it is set up basically cafeteria style, you order from a counter, walk away with a cafeteria tray with meat wrapped in paper, sides served in cardboard cups, and yet 10 oz of meat will cost $23. The food is decent, but the price point is too high for the "cafeteria" format.

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1.0Dined on January 2, 2017

The meet was really too smokey for us! It wasn't our taste at all! We expected something else. But the waitress was very friendly! We wouldn't go there again unfortunately. But that was our experience of course.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Very good food, service was good, staff was nice

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Met former co-worker and his spouse for lunch. Was easy to get to from their hotel. Ordering style is similar to southern BBQ spots - you order your meat(s) and then select your sides. We tasted different items - all BBQ selections were good. Liked the corn pudding and the sweet potato. Staff was very nice.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

Staff were very friendly and food was amazing. Cocktails were great and desserts were to die for! Highly recommend :)

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2016

Delicious good and outstanding service!!!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Perfect we went with another family after a kids event and this was a fun place for kids as well as adults. The drink specials were awesome and the food is reasonably priced and very fresh!

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Ate here for Thanksgiving 2016. Food and selection were excellent. All the great sides you expect at Thanksgiving. You could select turkey, ribs, brisket or chicken. Turkey was tender and tasty. Desert was ok. Nothing special. Staff were extremely friendly even though it was busy. The only downside was the price. $49 per person which didn't include any drinks is ridiculous. We spent over $130 for the two of us for Thanksgiving...including the tip. It wasn't worth it for that price. It's a shame they increase the price for the holiday. Overall I would eat here again....just not for a holiday.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

My family and I always love going to Hill Country! The food is good and the casual atmosphere is family, group and kid-friendly.

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