Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

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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 the Original PB&J Cupcake. A marketplace full of Lone Star State favorites includes: Big Red Soda, Kreuz Market Sausages and more.
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Trivia Tuesday

We host the NYC Trivia League every Tuesday night from 6-9pm. Get your Trivia on and win some Hill Country Gift Cards.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 3, 2019

Ends: April 4, 2118

Availability: Tue 6:00PM-9:00PM

SUNDAY FUNDAY

All Day Happy Hour!! Drink Specials all day long including our signature Burnt End Bloody Mary!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 20, 2018

Ends: September 21, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:30AM-11:00PM

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Menu from 4:00 to 7:00 and 10:00 to close every Monday through Saturday. We got Shiner Bock, Margaritas, Jello Shots and House Wines and House Liquor specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 18, 2018

Ends: September 19, 2117

Availability: Mon-Sat 4:00PM-7:00PM 10:00PM-11:30PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Hill Country will be offering all-you-can-eat pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, beef brisket and all the fixins plus our to-die-for desserts. Prices are $70 for adults, $40 for kids aged 12-5, and kids under 4 eat free. Drinks not included.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What 1888 People Are Saying
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VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Worst BBQ Ive had in the city, try Dinosaur BBQ or Blue Smoke....this was truly disappointing.

l
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place food great would like to see chips on menu as well meat was melt in the mouth. Service was excellent

DJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good traditional and authentic bbq. We will be back!

OK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place, amazing food My second time here and I will definitely come back again

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and fantastic service! Best Mac and Cheese I’ve ever tasted!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Brisket and ribs were inedible very dry and tough. Wait staff was difficult to get their attention. Won’t be back.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I would recommend the food but the table service was horrible. No one came to our table, which was outside. We had to get our own cutlery and water. Horrible.

Q
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service poor. Waitress lost guests credit card. Still not found. Food good but not great. Not what I expected

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Firstly I have to say the Brisket is the best I've ever had. The ambiance and decor was very nice. My HORRIBLE review is in regards to the service. We were seated right away and out server (name not given ) wasn't concerned with explaining to us how the food order is done. We order drinks and appetizers that took a while to come. And we were not told that you have to place your order at the meat station then sides you order at another station. Joe I think is his name at the meat area was very nice in explaining the weight and slices of meat that will serve 6 ppl. When I complained to another server and ask to speak to the manager. He approached is without giving his name and was nonchalant in explaining the concept of us getting our own meat. There was no apology given and he claims "it's worse at the Dallas restaurant " once we got our food and ate. The incident was forgiven not forgotten . I work in the hospitality industry and I WILL NEVER recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was amazing, they made each and everyone like we were home

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the brisket

WO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s a little intimidating as you have to order your own food by weight. It’s not easy to tell how much is correct. The staff does try to help but visualizing 1/2 lb of brisket can be difficult. Quality was good. The sides were good big enough to share, get two, deserts the same. Overall the place was loud boisterous and a bit hard to navigate as you go and pick up and choose your food. It’s a success as it’s been there for 10+ years check it out it’s worth a visit but may not be for everyone.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but the spare ribs were incredible. The staff were so attentive.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. My only issue was my meats were not warm.

HD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With it being my turn to choose the dinning spot, I knew exactly where to take the family. Previously visited establishments and those who selected them will remain anonymous to protect their reputations lol. Hillcountry scored 5 stars all away around hands down! It was a first visit for all except truly. We’ll be back again with an even number of family members after the word is spread around...
Thanks again HC

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The barbecue was fantastic. Loved the casual atmosphere. Our server was very helpful orienting us since it was our first time. . They even honored a request to play “ When I’m sixty-four” for my husbands birthday complete with a candle on this dessert. We look forward to coming here again soon.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Bbq and sides were very good, so was the service. I did think it was a little high priced but it is Manhattan and I get it.

c
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good. Especially enjoyed the brisket. A bit expensive but the staff are great and the restaurant is a good setting. We enjoyed our time there and the servings were good sized.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Moist brisket, a winner as always. Sides also great.

The rest disappointing. Pulled pork nachos, tasty but cold. Prime rib- cold, fatty, almost raw. Lamb T-bone- leathery and tough outside, raw and cold inside. Service inattentive- long time to get drinks and check during not even full house. A shame.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg....so freaking good. The meat was beyond better that we could have imagined. We had a little of everything.

f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for family and kids. Fund related vibe.

GQ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

for a casual night out with family after a Sunday out and about, the food was good and plenty and drinks were too.

JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ, especially the pork belly and prime rib -- both fairly rare on the NYC BBQ scene.

N
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The restaurant has a great vibe for family and kids! However, the food isn’t the best you can get. The prices are steep for the quality and quantity of food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and it’s not a traditional restaurant. The food was great and just love the sweet potatoes.

TL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very expensive!!!! Did not like sitting with strangers as they have long cafeteria type tables. Limited choice on side dishes. Ribs very fatty.

d
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Sadly I can't recommend Hill Country based on my past visit where I took my son for his birthday.
We had the all you can eat special which was a mistake. It was a limited menu and didn't include moist brisket, which in my opinion is the only brisket that should be served. Our ribs, chicken and lean brisket were dry. Had we been informed that lean brisket was not included, we would not have ordered the from the all you can eat menu. Our waitress realized she never told us about the restriction and generously, graciously gave us a portion on the house. She was awesome. But even the moist brisket was incredibly salty. I had just returned from San Antonio where I went to several barbecue places and Hill Country could not stand up to any of those in quality and food, which is a shame because I was really rooting for the place.

OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never been to a Texas style BBQ joint. Might take some getting used to.....but I'll be back.

NY
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Order by the piece or, for example, by the number of ribs or slices of brisket, turkey or roast beef you want. The pit master may or may not ask you how thick you want your various meat sliced since there is often a pan of pre-sliced brisket and pre-sliced ribs ready for the serving. After ordering by the piece your order will be weighed in order to charge you but don't be fooled and try to guess how much a 1/4 pound or 1/2 pound is. The restaurant always explains "their system" of lining up cafeteria style; they tell you to order by weight and this is ineffective and inefficient. Vegetable sides and chili con carne are different since they use cups and pint containers (like what ice cream comes in). Be forewarned: Don't over order those either. It's really easy to do that and it gets very expensive, very quickly. The other thing HC does which never made any sense: they put refrigerator-cold barbecue sauce on the table. Always have, always will, we guess and that immediately puts a chill on what has been barely warm meat....never hot because of the low temperatures that pit barbecue cooks meat at over the 24-hour period of smoking. Don't know why they can't think of this and at least supply room temperature sauce.....or heaven forbid, actually warm up the barbecue sauce before expecting you to chill your food with it.

l
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Large barbecue restaurant, great variety of meats and sides priced moderately. It is noisy but most barbecue restaurants are. Service is partially self service but wait staff are helpful and friendly

DR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks at Hill Country are always delicious. There is community seating and most tables do not sit just two people.

I will say the drinks are expensive but delicious and ordering the lean brisket and mac and cheese is a must.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Barbeque was excellent! Sides were underwhelming though and I’ve never seen a barbeque place that didn’t offer corn on the cob, but whatever. Cucumber salad was literally just sliced cucumbers and vinegar. If you are keto or palio, you’ll love this place.

GP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Place is very relaxed. All the food was very good. Would definitely recommend the Ribs and the Brisket. The sides were great with a lot of variety. Happy hour prices were nice and the margarita was tasty. As a bonus if you wanted to hang out for some entertainment, they had Karaoke night downstairs (Wednesday) which could have been fun if we had more time to hang out. Added bonus, happy hour is till 7pm and I believe starts back up again after 10pm. If you are looking for a quiet place where you are served your food this would not be the place to go but if you don't mind casual dining where you get up with trays and order your own food this is definitely a great choice. We will be going back for sure!!

MB
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

BBQ and sides great as usual. Service better than usual.

E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The menu was interesting; I really liked the idea of the family style platters. In execution, however the platter was unimpressive (maybe I'm missing something but I thought saltines on the platter was a little weird). Our waitress was fantastic, friendly, helpful and courteous. The Lone Stargarita was delicious and a good deal in happy hour (up to 7PM). Food was good, not great, and the place was noisy.

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers are expert in helping you get the most for your $. Don't be afraid to ask them. Everyone was very friendly. Drinks were quickly refilled. Pecan bourbon mashed potatoes can serve as dessert! Don't miss them or the pork spare ribs.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very delicious bbq and sides- it’s a lot of food !

OC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Absolutely loved the food .

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere for groups. Fun and lively place.

DA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

BBQ was good, but sides were cold. Service was not great and it was noisy in general. Didn’t help that several kids were running around screaming, not the restaurants fault. Better, faster service and attention to some details, like hot food, utensils and attentive wait staff would make it a better experience. Given food was good, I would maybe give it another shot, might have been an off night.

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