Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

4.5
1805 reviews
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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

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

All day Happy Hour will be taking place. Our meat special for Easter will be smoked lamb. Our side special will be roasted asparagus and Praise The Lord potato salad.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1805 People Are Saying
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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My first time there. Relaxed, very casual and very friendly and helpful staff. A most enjoyable evening but the meal was a bit disappointing. Ribs and sides were great, but the otherwise succulent and tasty brisket was so salty that some pieces were ruined. I will go back in the hope that was an aberration.

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We hadn't been there before and didn't know that it was a buffet. The side choices was limited and you could not choose how much you would get.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Expérience sympathique et viande succulente 👍👍👍

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on Monday during all you can eat, my wife 2 yr old (he was free by the way, nawce!), and myself was thoroughly satisfied, server was great ,meat butchers awesome, and drinks were nicely priced. Overall great place. Happy times!

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and extremely kind staff! We needed to change our reservation time twice and they were more than happy to be flexible with our party. Overall, a great experience :)

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NJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious, good for a large group, casual and relaxed

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t
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The place still has to be a favorite of mine and always a good meal.The corn bread is a winner and it is a little most which I enjoy over the dryness of some corn bread.The brisket is a mainstay along with the pulled pork. I would give a higher rating however the menu board of options over time is shrinking.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locale molto bello, atmosfera texana ricreata alla perfezione! Carne ottima, soprattutto il pulled pork!

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b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really amazing food, cool atmosphere. You go up and order you meat by weight and your sides by size. Its a fun place to bring friends and really captures that 'homey' feeling. I've had friends from Texas who said the bbq was legit, so that about says it all.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Hill country is continuously a terrific meal! The food is outstanding! We had the ribs this time. They were out of chicken and we got the one last piece. The chicken was perfectly juicy (just wasn’t enough). The ribs fell right off the bone and were particularly not too fatty this time. They were crusted with blackened pepper and it was outstanding. We also had the Mac and cheese and the string beans and my daughter devoured them both! The only problem was getting the attention of the waiter. We had to wait for the Mac and cheese to be made and we couldn’t wave him down even though he was helping the table next to us. We wanted a second round of drinks and he was no where to be found. The meal took an exceptionally long time and we were with a 6 year-old. Service could be better.

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IS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great authentic southern BBQ! Fun atmosphere and nice intimate music venue. Will definitely be back!

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l
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hill Country was a great spot for a big group, would definitely suggest ordering a platter to share with extra sides!

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best brisket on planet. Go hungry. the people in charge of sides are incredibly generous and the meat is cut on the spot.
Very loud in a good way on Saturday night.

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f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best BBQ North of Austin, TX for sure. And the Band! Thirsty Dave and Western Caravan are not to be missed.

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VC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our group was quite satisfied, especially with the bbq beef platter and the mac and cheese. The desserts were great as the final touches for our meals.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best barbecue I’ve ever had. Brisket was legendary. Great vibe. Staff was so friendly. Am already planning a return trip!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always wonderful when I go

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A
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOT of food Good Food Not the place to go for a quiet romantic meal Not for one watching calories or concerned with LDL cholesterol This is a major chow down, plenty of MEAT lots of fixins
I love the taste of cornbread but it is always too dry or falls apart; not this place.... this is the tastiest, moistest, best cornbread ive ever enjoyed
RIBS A+ BRISKET A+ PRIME RIB was deliciously seasoned the staff is a lot of fun and everyone is laughing and happy
Tip - we had to be somewhere at 7 pm so we arrived 5 pm for dinner
no crowd no wait no noise it gets busy as the evening goes on
BRING AN EMPTY STOMACH

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K
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good!

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JE
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I made reservations for 5:30pm on a Sunday and got there just in time before the dinner rush. We didn't have to wait in a long line for the food. The ribs are my favorite! Overall, it was a delicious meal before a punk concert!!

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and I feel like it was a great value! I went with a group of friends and we shared a pitmaster and got an extra side and it was fantastic!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious

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C
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Best BBQ in NYC full stop.

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CL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service with authentic Texas-style barbecue! Friendly staff & a crave-worthy meal every time!

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Z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was good
It’s cafeteria style except for drinks so if you’re looking for a full service restaurant they don’t have that here but it’s well worth trying

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and our server really worked hard but the servers at the marketplace were so cranky! Also we were seated at a communal table and my husband had his back to a post - not the most comfortable. Not sure if that long communal table on the left is the best idea as it is also in the way of people lining up to get food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and the food was amazing. I also enjoyed knowing I could get a sample of the item prior to committing. This really helped guide my choices and was appreciated.

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TV
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hill Country is a favourite.This is the third time that we've been there and they had run out of pork loin.
It was only 7:30 p.m. and we were disappointed.

Also, music is very very loud.

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WK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere great bbq authentically Texan , great place to enjoy bbq and the beans were fabulous

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've dined here before, but this time for a concert and it was still as good as ever. Delicious food, good service and the Ray Scott concert was awesome. I highly recommend this place!

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EC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Having been to Hill Country several times, it hasn't disappointed us yet. We almost always get the brisket to please the beef eaters in us. This time we also had turkey breast and sausage along with collards, green bean casserole, and corn bread. Just when you don't think you didn't order enough for 3 people, you're plenty full and happy when it's all gone.

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food makes up for the bad service. It's really delicious bbq and shows up really fast if you order from the platter menu. Our waitress never came back to see if we wanted drinks and couldn't answer two very basic questions about the menu. Also, they were OUT OF WINGS on a Friday at 8:30!!!! Really????

The very best part of the entire experience was going downstairs after eating for the live band that started at 9:30. Tremendous time!

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BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can't go to Texas for BBQ, close your eyes when eating here and your mind will believe that you are just outside of Austin.

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a good experience at this restaurant. The space is large and nicely decorated. The crowd was a nice mix of corporate types, families and tourists. Food was amazing (even the sides were really good) and service was prompt. However we had to wait for our drinks as they had an unusually delayed fix to the margarita machine/blender(?). Overall a great place for groups and couples alike.

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JT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go back

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KR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always great food to nosh on while catching up with friends. The bbq chicken was especially juicy and well flavored tonight. The moist brisket never disappoints.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always a treat. Wait Staffing was short handed. For a Sunday afternoon; more hands should have been on deck.

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a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was overcooked and fatty. The ribs were more fat than meat. The sausage tasted like it was stuffed with bread crumbs and grounded junk-not sure what. NO MEAT inside at all. We won't be going back nor recommending this place. We were REALLY disappointed!!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Texas BBQ place, huge restaurant! Great atmosphere, tender meats and Texas alone Star beers!

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DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

While I normally love Hill Country and my friends had been there before, be warned about Trivia Night. Needless to say, it was VERY LOUD -- so loud that it was tough to have a conversation. As always, the food was great and our waitress was very attentive. With a bigger group, we actually ordered dessert -- for the first time. The chocolate mousse/cake thing is fabulous! We'll be sure to save room next time.

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