Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron

4.5
1978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Barbecue

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipVismayG
New York Area
14 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
30 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 !!

MR
vipMRNYC
New York Area
52 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
21 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
New York Area
350 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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JohnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular barbecue in a down home feeling communal environment. Moist brisket to die for. Loved the spare ribs. As for sides, cucumber salad is quite refreshing. Beans with burnt ends and collard greens delicious. All staff very friendly. A great night out.

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TobyB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

While the ambiance was super fun and great decor and ample options, It was unbearably loud, The staff was impatient and rude behind the meat and sides counter, (table service was friendly) You were rushed to make decisions and when I tried to ask a few question about choices I was brushed off The meat was average and the price high ( City prices understood) I have had alot of barbecue and this was well - FLAT and average A definite tourist destination in the city. Fun place for a convert and drinks, but would not go again for dinner.

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Rita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

overpriced food and certainly NOT anything like Austin Texas BBQ

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing , our server not so great . But the service at the food counter was outstanding with Joe !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Downstairs

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m never disappointed by this place. Sometimes I feel I should be paying more for everything that you get. Superb service as well 😃👍

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Michelle
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint is the tables are sooo close together, they really jam you in some spots in front of the food area.

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Ericka
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Male hostess sat us at a very crowded table on Valentine’s Day with no privacy at all, when I asked the waiter if other tables were available the hostess quickly came back to tell the waiter there was no way we could get another table. I noticed there were several other options but the hostess was stubborn with his response saying absolutely no way he would move us and in a very rude manner. I decided to get my food to go since we drove two hours in traffic from eastern Long Island, when we went to pay for our food the cashier noticed what had happened and offered to find another table for us in the lower level but since I was already annoyed by the way the hostess treated us I told her what he had done but still appreciated her trying to accommodate us, unfortunately it was too late. I am disappointed because we come here a lot with friends and family and spend a lot of money and usually the service is decent.

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ExploreBK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ. Excellent music. Very nice waitress and staff. Saw one of my favorite Texas artist here and had great queso.

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DeeNY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken, ribs and brisket in town!
Cocktails rock too! Love this place!

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CristianJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It hit the spot. I wanted BBQ and it was excellent. The service was very friendly and timely.
Once in a while I want to listen to good country music, have a good Shiner Bock and good BBQ. I had it here with a friend. Bingo!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience and social media never lies

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MichaelG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service. Brought our grandkids and they enjoyed it.

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LauraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Brisket was very dry and not edible. They forgot our appetizer. Won’t be going back.

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AnaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service, great food. Every dish was distinct. Celebrated my husband's birthday and he was thrilled. Platter was enough for our group. Ordered just about all the sides.

Already recommended to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great place for really great Texas style BBQ. Loud but manageable.

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vipDavidF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hill Country is excellent. Their meats are of the highest quality, service is efficient and this has been consistent after many visits to their establishment. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great,as always. I think the waitress must have gotten lost a couple of times...hardly saw her.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always and our server was attentive and so friendly with our large group.

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Jason
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We held a nice watch enthusiasts' gathering at Hill Country BBQ - NYC and had an excellent time. Food was delicious and the waiter was attentive and understanding of our time and duration of stay.

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vipTodd
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great BBQ! The brisket was moist and delicious. We also loved the sausage, and the hot German potatoes. The pork spare ribs were not as great. However, overall great food and a fun vibe.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great but a server never came over to our table to get drink orders or explain how the “meal ticket” method worked. We had to flag people down to get any assistance

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TimT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with friends, food was great, service was excellent!

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RalphA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meats are juicy, delicious and perfectly done. The various sides are large and complement the proteins perfectly. A MUST if you love bbq.

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MARKB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great BBQ meats and food. Be careful as it’s really easy to over order. Could have been hotter but very very tasty! Would recommend

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MTlikesFood
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Absolutely delicious food.
If you like BBQ this place is for you.
The seating is cafeteria style and you get your food at a counter on a tray.
It is a but expensive for the amount of food but you will enjoy the quality and the flavor.
I will be back for the flavor.

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vipFaridat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The brisket and chicken leg and wings were not cooked fresh. Seemed like they were reheated and so were dry and tough skinned. Brisket seemed slightly burnt too. The short ribs were freshly cooked and were juicy and soft.

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Shell
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun environment. Food was good for the price. Chicken and ribs very tasty found brisket to be a little dry but tender. Extremely noisy.

FAQs

Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron does offer 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 4.5 stars by 1978 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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