Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

4.7
2006 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 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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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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRibeye
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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vipRobyn
Raleigh
86 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 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
9 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
27 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
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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MattyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best BBQ in New York City! Everything is delicious.

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ChristopherL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great prices. Nice atmosphere. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was great as usual. Our server, Erica, was on point, attentive and friendly!

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always solid. Brisket on point and corn pudding real good.

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NyeishaL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service my family received was great our waiter was on time with everything we asked for,he came to check on us to make sure we were OK with our food or if we needed to add anything else.I give the chef a 10 this me and family first time there.

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JenniferD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to visit again. The food was delicious especially the brisket. The cocktails were great. Myself and my family really enjoyed our lunch here.

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CharonnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was great the food was excellent the drinks was on point. Just had a little discrepancy with a gentleman that was sitting behind me and my spouse we was having some good laughs and he didn't like that we was laughing. So ham and my spouse was having little words back and forth but nothing major we told our waiter Cisco what happened an after we just left.

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vipSteveS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. They seem to have adapted well to providing good safety precautions while still giving a great experience. Food is outstanding and will definitely come back.

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NettaR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They were out of wings and brisket- on a Friday night! The margarita was awful. Tasted sour and hardly any tequila. I did love my spare ribs but sadly my friends were not happy

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Tony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ joint in Manhattan as far as I'm concerned. Looks, feels and smells exactly as expected, AMAZING! Burnt Ends are killer, the moist brisket as fat that melts like butter and while smoked turkey breast is usually something I steer clear of because (because it is ALWAYS dry), this place has it down pat and it is moist and tender. The classics like pulled pork are great as well but I indulge in the stuff they make that others fall short on. My go to BBQ place and I'd eat there everyday if I could.

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SuvatK
Thailand
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods were great as expected. Mac & Cheese is a must for your side. And please get the cornbread with honey butter. You wouldn't regret it. I ordered the pitmaster because you're able to try every meat they have to offer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with plenty of seating

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vipHonestK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I decided to go here to treat my mom with ribs since I heard great things about this place. The food was okay, my mom enjoyed the ribs but our server Paul was not attentive. When our food arrived, we noticed he forgot to bring us 2 items we ordered. We were mostly finished with our food and he never came around to check to see how everything was and if we got everything. We had to flag down another server to get the remaining food we ordered. My mom felt that he was rude and I’m upset she wasn’t able to fully enjoy her experience especially since this is the first place she went to for in door dining. I won’t be returning.

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Plushy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my family! And our waiter was such a sweetheart! Would definitely recommend!!

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laMm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time since the pandemic and it was SO missed. Lean brisket, campfire beans, cucumber salad, cornbread & Shiner Bock. Everything was delicious. Our server Erika was fantastic. Tables were spaced properly and dining indoors felt very safe. We will be back soon and adding HC back into our dining rotation :).

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vipVismayG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The sausages were over done and dry .. the lean brisket and ribs were good .. but not like before ..

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on with Texas style BBQ

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving during COVID

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vipMikeY
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome - way exceeded my expectation for NYC bbq...but $75/head for what we ate was pretty salty - service was outstanding...

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Chelle
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Looking at their Instagram photos I was really expecting a better presentation and overall better flavor. It wasn't bad but my expectations weren't met. Both sausage choices were unavailable. That was a bummer. The chicken sandwich was mediocre, it was like a true fast food sandwich on the low end. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork and mac n cheese were good. Service was excellent. Not my pick if you want some good ole messy BBQ.

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victoriar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

very good bbq, service was very fast and friendly.

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KeanaR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire meal was a 1000/10 nw we enjoyed BBQ from a restaurant so much in my LIFE. My husband and I had a great time !!

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vipMRNYC
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food is very good, tables outdoors, prices are expensive, watch what you order

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vipKEITHNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was not as good as usual. We sat outside which was really nice

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vipADN1
Miami
371 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, I prefer indoor seating but this ridiculous Administration of ours in NYC is ruining everything as we once knew it! But Thank You Hill Country for making the effort!

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You can order delivery directly from Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron using the Order Online button. Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 255-4544.

Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron is rated 4.7 stars by 2006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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