Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

4.5
2003 Reviews
$31 to $50
Barbecue
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 our famous Banana Pudding.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipAandM
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The meats (moist brisket, spare rib, pulled pork and dark meat chicken) - as always - were delicious. The rest of our dinner wasn't as enjoyable - they were out of one of the draft beers that was first choice and the margarita on the rocks was tasty but "mostly rocks". They were also out of one of the limited choices of sides - the sweet potatoes. We both thought the mac and cheese was dry, overcooked and tasteless. Even drenching it in the tasty baked beans didn't help.

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vipLorenzo
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Have eaten here before and always had a wonderful experience. It was a little different this time due to the COVID pandemic in that you get table service instead of going up to the front to make your selections. Our wait person was nice and polite, and took his time on answering questions on our order. However, once the order was placed, we ended up waiting quite awhile to receive our food. We noticed two tables next to us that were seated after we had already placed our order. One was a party of 5 and the other table was a large group of about 10-12. They received their food ahead of us and we noted that their wait person was more present than ours. We finally got served our food and it was lukewarm. We had our nephew visiting from overseas so we were excited for him to experience Texan BBQ. He enjoyed it not knowing what to expect but my wife and I knew that the food should have been hotter. We placed a second order for the moist brisket and that came out piping hot. We didn't complain anymore to our wait person but we were a bit disappointed by the overall service and quality of food served after talking about how great it was to our nephew beforehand. Can't help but think it may be because we are asians? Hope not. Don't know when we'll return but hope the next experience, if ever, will be a better one. Still would recommend but the wait staff need coaching in customer service.

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EricN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in town at good prices.

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RobertH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Historically, Hill Country has been my favorite barbecue place in New York City. The brisket is perfect with a choice of lean or moist, the prime rib has always been great, and there has been a wide selection of sides.
Given that, the pandemic has obviously been hard on Hill Country. We went twice last week and did not leave with a great feeling either time. The main items are more limited and even when they have items scheduled (like the prime rib on Friday which used to be on the menu every night) the item was not actually available. The sides are far more limited with staples like green beans missing. Even the little things like being offered white bread and crackers was missing. Service was good the first night but was definitely lacking the second night (which was bad since you no longer get your food at the counter but it has to be brought to you).
We will definitely go back but it will be a while with the hope that things will return to what they were like pre-pandemic.

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LeslieO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great as always. We dined outside which was comfortable. Only not was we ordered 1 fries and 1 cornbread snd was given 2 of each. Food was quick and tasty so all is good:-)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great country western band playing

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cfdudley
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food yet a little high for the cuisine

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DebbieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was good, service good. Felt safe with COVID protocols.

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Eloise
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined in the evening at an outdoor booth. Our booth was spacious and comfortable for our group of six. We had the platter for 4-6 people which was plenty! Service was excellent! The ribs sausages and sides were the best. The chicken and brisket were a touch dry though. Personally I would like the brisket to be fatty and moist

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KazKaz
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first experience of BBQ. I really like it. Delicious, comfortable, and reasonable.

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Badger
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boys to have some food from my home, was like we were in Texas and they loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food every time I go!

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BMaverick17
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best BBQ in NYC! It’s a cheap trip to Texas and they are the nicest people. We sat outside and it was lovely. We tell everyone to eat here and it never disappoints, we can’t wait to go back!!!

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SaraT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, brisket (moist) is amazing. Good deals on platters!

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RonniePop
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hill Country BBQ Market is the best place to eat Moist Beef Brisket, it's so freakin' good, OMG !!!

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Leujelesafio1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

With the Covid, you can’t help yourself. You have to order and the waiter serves you at the table. That’s not the same atmosphere as usual. Frustrating...
Food was good

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vipCynthiaN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, friendly staff. Excellent service, great band, CC and the Boys, Outstanding! Wonderful spot!

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11Eric
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was celebrating a friends birthday that I haven’t seen seen before the Pandemic.
He was going to the Mets game after with the LIRR

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emrey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Calm and cozy, ribs were very dry, brisket was much much better

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vipStanleyG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good casual bbq, not the real deal but nevertheless tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was okay!

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Lyndava
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good - good drinks- food food. The waitress was very attentive and sweet 😊

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AnthonieG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Very loud when music was playing made it hard to talk. Been there 5 or 6 times and every time has been worth it

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MBGDinner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ I have had in NYC. Service was great. Atmosphere so fun with a great band.

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vipStone
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was tremendous. I miss the "old" ordering system vs off the menu, but that's understood w/COVID. Person behind the Bar was marginally friendly, but the Hostess and Server were good.

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vipEdS24foodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic BBQ. Brisket and Smoked Turkey are awesome

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GingerSmiles
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our guests has a severe tree nut allergy and the servers were incredibly aware and accommodating. The food was brought to the table so quickly too…and yummy! Highly recommend.

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vipRibeye
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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vipRobyn
Raleigh
92 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was told a week ago when I made the reservation and as I walked in the door that we'd be able to hear the band from outside. Untrue. They played inside and not one window or door was open so we could hear them. Very disappointing.

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CraigH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very loud. Expensive. The brisket was really good!

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EmilyM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, Margaritas we’re perfect. Service was super fast.

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vipkmw278
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food abs drinks, enjoyed the live music. Not any kid menu options which was tough for our 4 and 6
Year old.

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vipWindsor1336
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing authentic Texan BBQ & love the space/rustic. Our waitress was very nice as well. The only caveat is that the restaurant appeared to close early on a Sunday night, & so we felt a bit rushed @ the end. Otherwise, all good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had never tried Hill Country before but were in the mood for BBQ. We repeated our order several times but it still came out wrong. When the server finally came back, we let her know that one of the items was wrong and also asked for more napkins. Never got the napkins and finally got the correct item after another server checked in with us. Our server never came back. We waited at least 20 minutes and never could get her attention to get our check. We finally had to go get her and then they couldn’t find our check. Everyone was nice but we probably would not go back after this experience. Music was also very loud.

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AnthonyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in New York. Get the Brisket. Great sides. Great service.

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DanielaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink

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vipRipleyandGriffysDad
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had dinner Friday night with friends. Sat outside as we are still cautions about indoor dining. It was pouring rain but our little Al Fresco dining shack kept us comfy and dry. Our server Bo was soaked. But he was a champ anyway. We ordered the brisket (got the fattier cut, it was super moist and flavorful), the chicken (half a bird, nice and smokey) hot links (good but nothing special,) and the last beef rib (giant, juicy, the tastiest piece we ate all night) and a few sides which were just fine. Service outside from Bo was fantastic, drinks were good, and we had an awesome time. Prices a little high (per pound pricing) for simple smoked meat, but I guess central Texas style bbq is still pretty trendy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The ribs were hard, more like they were reheated from Sunday. I couldn’t not even eat them. The Mac and. Cheese was definitely reheated way too many times. Terrible dried, hard food. The service was terrible. Our server never even came to check on our table after taking our order, never checked on how our food was. I threw my entire meal in the garbage, paid my bill and left. Very bad experience.

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vipLauren
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating area was spacious and comfortable. We liked being served our BBQ at the table instead of waiting in line (pre Covid style). The food was delicious y, but the menu seemed more limited than I remember. We will definitely return and recommend it to our family and friends.

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Justin
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious Texas style BBQ in NY. Especially enjoyed the Brisket, Ribs and chicken.

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