Mighty Quinn's Barbeque-Upper East Side

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Our barbeque is familiar and still unlike any barbeque you have ever had. We pay homage to the many great pit masters who have gone before us and put our own kiss on every meal we serve. The approach is simple: source the best quality ingredients we can and donʼt fuss with them too much. We cook our barbeque the old school way with plenty of wood and time, adding just the right amount of salt and spice to let that lovely marriage of process and product evolve into something transcendent. You will find yourself making strange noises while eating our food...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love BBQ food. We reserved a table for 3 which was convenient being it’s a kind of a small place. We already had an idea of what to order since we have visited the sister of this restaurant(Hometown BBQ in Brooklyn). I ordered the pulled pork with French fries which was fine. My partner ordered the ribs with coleslaw. Ribs were cold and coleslaw was bland. My other issue was the BBQ sauce. It was WATERY! You want the taste of the sticky ness and tangy flavor. Also it was in a glass bottle that looked like one of those water filters for rodents. I might go back or try another location just to see if there is a difference. And definitely bring my own BBQ sauce!

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AbigailC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy bbq at a reasonable price! Great place to go for large groups

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Follylark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Food was also cold. Would have been great if it was hot as it was very tasty otherwise. This is best for delivery

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AV2677
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food OK but clearly not outstanding - a bit too greasy and not unexpensive

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vipDOCLLC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good - it was basically a buffet or similar setup as Chipotle - you point at what you want. Food is served in cardboard plates, plastic silverware and glasses. Got the feeling that this is more of a takeout/delivery place. The servers behind the counter were very friendly and informative - as I was not familiar with the beers they had, they gave me tastings of the ones I was interested in. The total lack of ambience was understandable as it was obviously not a place to enjoy a meal in.

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marges
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The BEST brisket! Love the kale salad and baked beans. Next time i'm in town i'll go back.

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vipLaverneB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

HI I made a reservation for the restaurant on Sunday and found a cafe like setting. I didn't need the reservation and the service was super fast and easy. The food was delicious, I certainly enjoyed myself. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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CoryN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! The location is Great! The staff is friendly and efficient!!

CD
CyrilD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, great service, and good prices, a must stop on the upper east side

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Danion
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

This review is really a knock agains OPEN TABLE. The listing doen't tell you that its' a cafeteria style self-serve establishment with limited drinks with some in a self-serve refrigerator. If that's what you're looking for then fine. The food looked good and for another kind of night it might've been great but we were looking to sit down, get restaurant service and have a few cocktails. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN OPEN TABLE misleading us and wasting our time. HOPE TO COME BACK TO MIGHTY QUINN'S for another kind of night out.

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VicL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ. We had a person in our group with multiple food allergies and they did a great job making sure she was safe. It’s a definite stop when we’re back in the city.

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vipjmcNYC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were disappointed in the uptown outpost of Mighty Quinn, which was surprising because we. have enjoyed the downtown branch a lot and always found it worth waiting on line for. We went to the uptown MQ's for my boyfriend's birthday with a party of five over Memorial Day weekend, and had actually made a reservation. When we got there, we were surprised to see that the place was empty--surprising, since the downtown MQ's often has a wait. We were soon to learn why. First of all, the atmosphere is dismal. It's too brightly lit so you really notice the way that everything looks unfinished, and frankly, sort of dirty. We also found the food lackluster -- dry brisket, just-okay ribs, truly icky, overly sweet "Korean" wings (I am not sure what actual Koreans would have to say about the use of their country's name on these, but I doubt they'd be happy), gross, gloppy Mac 'n cheese, etc.. We were also told that the "Bronto Rib," which we'd especially wanted to try, would take half an hour to prepare! No thanks!

Finally after paying a 20% tip on a $100+ meal at the register, we were tartly reminded to bus our own table after we finished. I guess the tip was to say thanks for ringing us up? I don't think we'll be going back, and don't recommend that you go either.

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IRG510
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The atmosphere is nice and simple. Food was sub-par. The spare ribs were a big dried out and lacking in flavor. The beans had a strange taste. There was no service as the food is self-service.

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vespinosa79
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice brisket and burnt ends. Surprisingly, kale salad is really good. Skip the mac and cheese, it is mainly soggy bread crumbs. Good beer options.

AJ
AliJ
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome - great BBQ in the city!

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my girlfriends birthday and I made reservations prior because BBQ is one of her favorites and saw that "Mighty Quinn" was supposed to be one of the "best in the city". We arrived early and it was cold outside. The lights were off but we checked the doors and they were unlocked so we decided to look in nearby shops to wait for "Mighty Quinn" to actually open. When we went back to "Mighty Quinn" they were still not open but the doors were still unlocked so we went inside. Once inside a gentleman met us and we explained that we had reservations but were early and asked if we could just look at the menu while we waited. We were told that was fine by said "gentleman". I was looking at the menu while my girlfriend stood by the door because she was uncomfortable because of the way the gentleman made her feel by acting hostile towards us. A young lady who was very nice was met by the same gentleman (both employees of "Mighty Quinn"). The lady asked the same gentleman if we could order and the gentleman told the lady that no one was allowed in the restaurant before it was open as he brought out a mop and bucket to mop the floors (then why were the doors left unlocked and why were the floors not done at the end of the shift before)? It was so uncomfortable by the way he kept saying no one was allowed in the restaurant that we left and went to an establishment next door and had a wonderful experience. I built up the experience for her before we got there because I was excited to do this for her and in return she was very excited to go. I guess it was my fault for not actually going first and checking the place out but I trusted what I read. I hope someone reads this. I truly hope it will be a great experience for you but it was NOT for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Excellent self-service BBQ.

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vipDiningDoc
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I made a reservation but this is a self-serve restaurant and you had to find your own table. Don’t know what the reservation was about. Food was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Extremely bad service, staff was rude and there was no food left. We had made reservations months in advance and found out when we got there that they were closing early.
Will not recommend or come back

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JimmyH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the brisket and blacken ends. The food was excellent and the BBQ sauce was amazing. I also had the corn fitters which were steaming hot and delicious. Highly recommend and I will be going back for more.

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vipstevenJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was awful ! Sticky & wobbly tables! Just a bad experience.. stay away. It is evident the propieter takes no pride in ownership!
If it were free I’d recommend you take it home. Place is gross.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and very reasonable. I didn’t realize I would have to wait for a table to open to sit but it wasn’t long. Would have liked a little bigger portion size but overall it was a great meal and we look forward to returning.

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WendyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had been hearing great things about Mighty Quinn's for a while and was excited to try it. My first clue that it wasn't going to be that great was the fact that there were only 2 other diners at 1:30 pm. I ordered the burnt ends, creamy slaw and corn fritters. All of the meats and hot sides were sitting on a steam table - clue #2 that this might not be good. The burnt ends were so dry that I could only eat about 1/4 of the serving, the corn fritters were dense and absolutely flavorless (and not hot) and the tiny $4 serving of slaw was very generic - as a matter of fact, I've had better at diners - and bland. The only good things were the pickled cucumbers and the actual barbecue sauce. So not worth the money.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Maybe a few more smiles from the people working there, may bring people back

JP
JosephP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good barbecue. I thought it would be a sit down restaurant. Instead, you order at a counter, carry your own food to your table. The positive is the Barbeque is excellent. Also, good happy hour prices on beer. A very good casual restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This place is filthy. All of the sides are left out uncovered and the tops are hardened over. We walked in and walked out. Go to the East Village location for a decent meal.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ. Best brisket in town!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
54 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was almost empty but then again it was a weekday at lunch so happy there wasn't a huge crowd. The service was very nice and friendly. You go over order your food and they even bring certain dishes to the table. Would the food have been "hot" (temperature wise) maybe better. The burt ends had a lot of fat, it wa luckewarm at best the mac and cheese lukewarm.

The Manger was extremely nice and the staff too. I have to say service wise they go out of their way. I wish I would get this service eveyrwhere I go even to high end places, the service is not always as good as this place. Really nice staff.

Food wise, I really wanted bbq but this misses the mark at least at lunchtime when I went.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience1

This QSR self service restaurant. No reservations are honored.

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ROSIEB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The bbq itself was good; the staff was friendly and helpful. The sides, on the other hand were overpriced and disgusting. The Mac n cheese was a bowl of tasteless cream and chunks of bread and mushy pasta shells.
No respectable bbq joint would serve such atrocious sides.

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KarlW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Bar B Que all around. They were out of a few items but I will give them the benefit of the fact that it was 4th of July and an hour before closing time. Staff very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Don't be fooled by this place being on OpenTable. My girlfriend and I went expecting a table for two in an upscale BBQ joint. Not the case. If you go expecting to bus your own table, clean your own tray, it should be fine. Just don't think that you'll be getting a table for two with a view. Not that kind of establishment, despite being on OpenTable.

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Mighty Quinn's Barbeque-Upper East Side does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Mighty Quinn's Barbeque-Upper East Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 484-5691.

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque-Upper East Side is rated 3.9 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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