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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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Sun 8:30PM - 10:30PM

Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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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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4.3

service

3.8

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3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (32)
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Live Music (19)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (6)
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Cozy (5)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The best BBQ I've found in NY, it's about as "authentic" as you can get for not being in the south. There is a great atmosphere and I love the live music. Service is just OK, but I've been there a few times and will continue to go back.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always consistent and great servers. One issue: the meat counter staff were awesome, but the sides counter staff through such bad attitude...get this together and it will be a seamless experience

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Too casual. Food is ok but nothing extraordinary.
Will not come back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great experience. Food was top notch and the guys working the meat station are awesome. Super friendly and informative. Must order the brisket, short rib and Mac and cheese!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always nice ro visit this place. Something for everyone.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (Berlin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great staff and great BBQ.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dinner outing with my co-workers

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Coming from Texas I know Texas barbecue. The brisket is good and the sausage from Kreuz market seems authentic. The service and the process to get food is poor. I think they need to make a trip to Lockhart to see how it is done.
There was lots of staff around but they were busy doing things other than taking care of the customers.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Had a great BBQ meal. Server John was great and very attentive to our needs. Will go back and in NYC with its quizillion restaurants that a plus.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Brought clients here for some BBQ; it was a lot of fun and the food was great. Service was something to be desired, took forever to get drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great experience and food. Really enjoyed it, though a little expensive

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food and service, enjoyed my meal a lot

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

If you're a meat and bbq lover, this is the place to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another trip to Hill Country brought upon a new discovery. Their offer of 2 meats with 2 sides made life a whole lot easier for me. Perfect portion sizes to avoid overeating. Went with lean brisket and burnt ends (which were both delicious). Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The 'moist' brisket is even better than the ribs, and that's saying something. Terrific collard greens and excellent beans. The Mac and cheese is decent but I've had better. Good selection of Bourbons and ryes at reasonable prices. The noise level is what you would expect. We've tried other 'cue places but keep coming back here.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Meat portions for the "3 meats + 2 sides" was a bit skimpy. Brisket was cooked perfectly, but too salty. Needed more of a "kick" - perhaps more black pepper or something else to cut the saltiness. Should also offer horseradish, or a horseradish-based sauce as a condiment. Brisket goes well w/horseradish and is a common condiment here in NYC for brisket.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

If you want good BBQ, head for HillCountry. The brisket is exceptional. My wife and I love it along with the sides like Mac n cheese and Cole slaw. It is a fun place and moderately priced.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have eaten here 3 times and my recent experience was far inferior to my previous visits. The downsides:

1. Football was in and noise from the TV and the crowd noise made conversation impossible. It was an assault on the senses
2. They had run out of several meats so the choice was limited. This was pretty disappointing for a Saturday night where you would think they would have their formula and supply sorted
3. Menu format is confusing and, apart from the waiter, the staff were pretty indifferent and frankly looked miserable
4. There isn't really a kids menu so my daughter had some cornbread and a few bits of chicken. I guess it's not a kid-friendly venue

I like the concept of this place, but it wasn't working at all on saturday night.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Le concept est particulier, un peu comme une cafétéria. Les portions sont généreuses, certaines viandes sont très bonnes, d'autres moins. Style texan. Correct mais sans plus.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great bbq! Friendly staff. Boisterous atmosphere. Great for a last minute big group reservation. Menu and layout of the space have changed in the last year to streamline the whole experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Second time I've been here for a birthday celebration - this time mine. We were seated downstairs, which was perfect because upstairs was very noisy and crowded. I had a drink at the bar while waiting for the rest of the party - smokey margarita! Drinks are strong and creative, the food is great, the service was friendly and welcoming. If you want BBQ head here, and don't skip the PB&J cupcakes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food great as always. Service slow as always. My moms birthday and she is picky. Loved the prime rib. Didn't get a chance to order beer as soon as we got table so didn't get our beer until half way through meal.

Tags: Live Music, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Did not like the food. First you have to stand in one line to get your entree meats and then another line to get sides. Process took too long and felt like slow cafeteria.
I had ribs, chicken and brisket, none was good. Chicken dry, ribs fair, brisket very salty with little taste.

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

Only issue is that they were out of the sweet potato bourbon mash at 7:20p on a Sunday. Other than that, perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. had a wonderful time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

great bbq with many sides to choose from...casual atmosphere...clean with friendly service...terrific downstairs music room

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Amazing meat and sides! Very nice bbq ambiance. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The brisket was awesome, but the rest of the meal (all you can eat Monday) was meh. I'd only go back and oder the brisket ala carte.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Shawana, Steve, George and the team took such great care of us for my kids' birthday. I think this is going to be an annual tradition on top of our regular bbq fixes. Thank you!!

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

Insanely delicious barbecue! I always over order though. It's a great live music venue, too!

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I went to this restaurant for my birthday with 10 other people and had a blast. The food was delicious, I recommend the two meats for $23 at the back of the menu, and the alcohol wasn't too expensive. I emphasise 'too'. However I was a little disappointed because the waitress gave me a complimentary birthday 'shot' but then charged me for it at the end which was $14! This is why I gave the service a 'fair' rating.

That being said, I do recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I had high hopes for this place. Maybe it was an off night, but the food left me disappointed and the service felt apathetic. Brisket was the best choice of the meats we had.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing meat and really quick! Would definitely recommend

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We did arrive late 9.45, but place was empty. Staff looked like theyd had enough and tge food was mostly fat chopped up or dried out. Been there before and was very good but this experience was awful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was amazing. I personally am not a person that needs to have pipping hot food but other do so that's the one thing I would be aware of when coming here. All the meeting is amazing and fresh but not hot hot if that's your thing. Happy hour was pretty good with $6 margaritas and $2 jello shots.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really cool atmosphere, amazing service, very friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing.
Tried the brisket, short rib, burnt ends, sausage, and pork loin, they were all delicious!! The sides were great. Tried the chili, Mac and cheese, and collard greens, all were outstanding. I would recommend it for an amazing barbeque experience. 5 stars

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Eight guys from out of town. Wanted BBQ. Meats sold by weight and served on butcher paper. Sides served in cups. The meats were cooked perfectly. The brisket was "melt in your mouth". Don't get to NYC much but would go back to this place.
B. C. Rochester, New York

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great casual place for bbq in the city. Brought family visiting from out of town that wanted truly "American" food and they loved it. Table service and behind the counter were friendly and helpful too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was my 3rd visit and the most disappointing one. The restaurant was almost empty, the brisket dry and tasteless. The staff turned out to be very unfriendly and treated us different then other tables. I recommended the place based on previous good experience but this time everything went wrong.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food is great. Love that you can add your own BBQ and Sauces to your liking.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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