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About Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

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.

30 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 2:00am daily

Cross Street:
Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 255-4544

Website:
http://www.hillcountryny.com/

Entertainment:
Hill Country offers free live music in our Boot Bar Tuesday through Saturday. Join us for our LIVE BAND karaoke every Tuesday starting at 8:30pm and feel like a rock star! For a complete listing of upcoming shows, visit http://music.hillcountryny.com.

Catering:
Hill Country Catering & Events brings the award-winning Hill Country Barbecue Market experience to your backyard. We offer world-class, Texas-style barbecue, Southern hospitality and a signature vintage western aesthetic that is a fun, relaxed and refreshing alternative to run-of-the-mill wedding rehearsal dinners, company picnics, parties and celebrations, from 20 to 2,000. Our eye-popping, custom-made “HC Barbecue Trailer,” a mobile barbecue pit complete with a sound system playing Hill Country’s signature Austin-inspired soundtrack, brings freshly smoked barbecue straight to your door.

Parking Details:
Street or garage parking conveniently available.

Public Transit:
1, 6, N, R, & W trains to 28th Street, and F & M trains to 23rd Street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 New York.

For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountryny.com or 646-380-5873.

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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 NYC. "Best Barbecue in NY" – New York Magazine & Time Out New York; "Top 16 Great NYC Restaurants for Your Wedding" –Eater.com

Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.1

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The brisket is amazing. The sides are great and the prices are reasonable. We love this place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We arrived on a Tuesday evening and it was not too crowded. We sat downstairs and it was karaoke night. We didn’t sing but enjoyed the music. Service was friendly, food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The brisket was absolutely delicious. Every bite melted in your mouth. Highly recommend it. If you want to get a taste of several items on the menu, order the postmaster.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a fun restaurant and super close to bars we were going to that night. Food was delicious but for the price they could’ve given more meat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Lovely vibe, staff was amazing, great beer and entertainment. We had an amazing evening there, definitely recommend it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was great. Service was great and it wasn’t too crazy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Hill Country never disappoints. Moist brisket just melts in your mouth. If you can't decide on what to eat, grab the Pitmaster (pork ribs, spicy sausage link, brisket and chicken with 2 sides). Baked beans with burnt ends can't be beat. If your table just likes BBQ, go on Monday and have "all you can eat" (whole table must partake). Hill Country is one of my "GO TO'" for dining.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food. Super crappy seating at constantly slamming door.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the meat, sides could better and even have more of a selection... I also think you could more for your buck, not a lot of food and for the money we’re putting into a meal. Also, I think it’s really ludicrous to ask to recommend a 18 to 22% tip when the customers serve themselves for the most part... just my opinion

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 3, 2018

What really threw us off with this restaurant was the lack of courteous table service. The folks bussing the tables and the people serving the food in the cafeteria section were all great. The waitress was missing for nearly all of the meal and we had a hard time getting drinks and even our check. She was even discourteous to our grandmother. Too bad. Decent location and neat concept. We love BBQ. But with that service from the front of the house, we won't go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a 9:30pm reservation. They seem to be out of a number of items by then. Everyone was super helpful.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice smoke ring on all the meats. Everything thing that we had was overpowered by salt. Definitely not worth the price for not authentic BBQ

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was ok. But we didn’t receive any attention from the wait staff and finally received our drinks after we had finished our meal. I was disappointed. I had a good experience my first time here but don’t think I’ll go back after this time. Underwhelmed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was a little slow but otherwise the food was really good.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent and the entertainment as well. Bring back that band!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denmark)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice restaurant and koncept. The brisket is outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service staff did not explain the way the restaurant works regarding ordering of meat and sides, the server gave us not enough cuttlery for our group of four and we were unable to catch her attention again to obtain a fork so our group could eat together, it appeared she was more interested in the large groups.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was not that good. The mac and cheese was not chessey and the pasta is too large. The meat was tough and not so flavorful. The desert was good but would not go back. You should check out John Brown Smokehouse

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely as always.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

All was great except no mashed potatoes or not enough potatoe choices

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The pit master special is delicious. The brisket is melt in your mouth and bursting with flavor.
It's a fun casual atmosphere, definitely a good value for your money and plentiful on the portions.
We now want to try their other location.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Hill County used to be one of the best BBQ restaurants in NYC - unfortunately this is no longer the case. On a Wednesday evening in December, at 8pm, they had ran out of 3 of what I suspect are there most popular dishes. Brisket, Beef Short Rib, pulled pork . In 2 years, prices have doubled. Which means your paying $30 per person for your pork belly or chicken (as they are sold out of everything else), which sort of defys the whole point of BBQ. On top of this staff was not knowledgeable on food allergies and our process for paying the bill was a mess. Big fall for what used to be one of my favorite places in NYC.

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 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place to eat and the food is amazing with some of the best steaks and ribs I have ever eaten, but just weird that you have to serve yourself when the food is such a high quality and not cheap

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The burnt ends are everything!! If they have the chili smoked wings, get them. They are phenomenal! Also, moist brisket. Who gets the lean? Why do they even offer it?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

GREAT SPOT! no complaints! my colleagues were happy! So I'm happy. oh btw, the staff were very accommodating and efficient

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Aroma, taste, ambiance , this place has it all. Not for formal dining, but casual and relaxed.
Definitely on my , “must go back “ list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I went for My Birthday with friends and we had a great time. I will be back soon and will refer friends

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We traveled from CO to NYC for my daughter's 13th birthday and this was her choice for dinner, having visited last year for Thanksgiving. We had a large party of 13 (visiting from VA and NJ) and despite our reservation only being for 12 they quickly accommodated us and added extra seating. The meal was great, the wait staff, hostess, bar tender, food serves and manager were all friendly and engaging. They sang happy birthday to her and brought her a selection of desserts. Overall a great night out with friends.

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good place to hang out with friend

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best BBQ in town. Recommend for first timers the "Pit Master"

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 13, 2017

booked this restaurant in NYC thru open table and when we arrived, they didn't have any reserv for us and had even booked most of the place for a special party. We were only able to sit in the bar area. They did give us a complimentary drink for our trouble which was nice. the food is very overpriced and the sides were very average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Took 5 clients for a holiday lunch. All enjoyed it

Staff was over worked as most were getting ready for a very
Large party

Great god

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was delicious. Wish they had the short rib, though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Musica country live divertente al piano -1.
Carne di qualità discreta, molto tenera grazie ad una cottura perfetta.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Overall I enjoyed my meal, however I was disappointed that they ran out of pulled pork. Surely they must know the popular items so should plan accordingly.

I was also less than impressed with the first server that I had. She never offered me drinks and just disappeared. The next server was much better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time we have visited Hill Country and we were recommended by a friend. What a fab place, the food was amazing and the band downstairs just finished the evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a great time. Came to see the Lustre Kings(great band) and enjoyed a fantastic dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It does not seem to matter what the occasion is that I went for, but the food was great, the manager was great the server left something to be desired. Will still go back, because I don’t expect to see that server again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My buddy comes from Memphis and he always enjoys it, especially the burnt ends and the black-eyed peas. The barbecue sauce has a nice bite, too. Just always great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic
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