Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY is an authentic Memphis-Style BBQ restaurant and bar. We boast some of the finest southern food found this side of the Mason Dixon Line. We feature traditional specialties including Dry Rubbed BBQ Ribs, Sweet and Sticky Baby Back Ribs, Crispy Southern Fried Chicken, Fried Pickles, and Mac & Cheese that you will never forget. For parties of 8 or more, please contact info@southernhospitalitybbq.com or (646) 983-6646 to make your reservations.
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LJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was mediocre and the music was too loud to hear my friends. One in our party had the nachos and those were good but two of us got the salad with chicken on it and the chicken was so tough it was hard to chew.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Love the seating by the street.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food that came out of the kitchen quickly. Good place for social gatherings and trying something new. Would recommend fried dill pickle chips.

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MK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken is amazing, and a decent whiskey selection. Recommend!

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QM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Hosts/Reservationists were helpful, and staff were welcoming - They gave us the best table for our group of ten, right by the open windows along the sidewalk for a fine sunny Sunday brunch. Food and beverages were good, tasty, well portioned and as expected. Service was very good. Only short comings were: NO COFFEE! And as with many bar/restaurants in NYC catering to sports fans amongst the rest of humanity, the music was too loud. Hence the table nearest the sidewalk helped - sirens and traffic noise was the less intrusive option. But at the end of the day our Argentine guests were happy, so we are happy.

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l
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. Everything we ordered tasted great. What we didn't order also tasted good, but it was not what I ordered. We ordered fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Well our appetizer arrived with our meal. When I questioned the server as to what he was giving us he said fried green tomatoes. I told him that is not what those looked like the last time, but he insisted. So I guess to the server tomatoes and pickles look alike. The fried pickles were tasty, but not what I ordered and also why would the appetizer arrive with the meal. I could not ask the waitress because we never saw her again after she took the order until she saw our plates were removed and in passing asked if we needed anything else. How about a refill on the water, extra napkins, another drink? Even after she came by with the check another waiter saw we were waiting too long so he took care of the check. So the food was good, but we drew the short straw on the waitstaff.

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BP
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sadly the menu seems to have changed and made it less calue than before. The ribs are no longer that really meaty cut that they used to have, and they no longer come with beans included. The included cornbread is now just a half slice whereas it used to be a little mini loaf. So sadly this place will no longer be on my regular list. I libe locally and loved coming here for my ribs fix. Oh well - saving money for the restaurant seems to have overridden customer satisfaction

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E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Place is poorly managed no liquor on shelves, ran out of beer

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great, I wish they would of had the fried shrimp on the lunch menu. And add some vegetarian dishes to menu. I drove from PA for the fried shrimp. I had shrimp and grits and it was delicious.

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Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This bbq was recommended by friends who had previously visited. It was delicious with a great variety on the menu but not too much to get ‘stumped’ by and all reasonably priced. It was amazing and a great drinks menu too.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was way off from what a southern meal is to be.

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Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding. Love some good southern cooking. But they were out of “any white wine, which is odd and not usually a great sign of the health of a restaurant. Again, food was terrific.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food quite average, dry cornbread, dry brisket. And our frozen Margherita a hair on it. Was very obvious, seemed no care was taken at all.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Avoid at all costs. Went for brunch 2pm on Sunday . Waitress had 5 empty tables in her section, took 30 minutes to get drinks and we had to ask the other staff to find her on 3 separate occasions. Terrible. They need to look up the definition of HOSPITALITY

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SJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was my third time dining here. My girlfriends first time. She did enjoy the chicken. We took plenty of pictures and will be back next year.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Our female server with blonde hair on Saturday at 7pm was very rude. Did not give us her name. One of our orders came out wrong. It could’ve been our fault or her fault but she gave us a lot of attitude and scolded us because she said we told her the wrong thing. When food arrived we had no utensils or napkins. Drinks were not filled in a timely manner and we asked for ketchup three times. Over all the food and atmosphere was not worth the price.

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FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ribs were amazing and the BBQ sauce was definitely on point.

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately the new menu isn't great. (Why does this restaurant keep changing its menu?) The Cobb salad tasted weird. Not bad, not great, just odd. The fried green tomatoes tasted more like fried pickles. And did Southern Hospitality actually stop brewing sweet iced tea? My tea tasted like sweetener had been added as an after-thought. Great friendly, service at this spot, but the food is now slipped below par. Disappointing.

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DE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They changed the menu up which resulted in us having to settle for something we didn't really want, a lot of people walked out because of this, it's just not worth it anymore.

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only slightly negative thing to say would be the fried green tomatoes, they were a little tough and the breading wasn't the best. (I'd recommend battering in house of autry) The catfish was AMAZING and all other dishes ordered by our table were delicious as well.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My chicken was raw, our table was awful and my husbands food was not good at all and over priced! Do not go there when there are so many other places to experience in New York.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

There seem to be a rush for us to order our drinks, appetizers. The waitress brought the second round of drinks , however forgot my Corona. I had to flag her down. Everything else was good.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good is really good. They can work on their table service/etiquette. The server took a really long time before coming over to take our drink and an even longer time to take our food order.

The only reason we stayed is because they food there is really good.!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The food was okay I got the chicken and waffle. My waffle was cold, and I had to wait to get the syrup (didn’t come with the food). My Fiancé ordered the chicken sandwich which came with tater tots (extra dry at that) and he never even got any condiments (ketchup,mayonnaise,etc). We only saw our waiter/waitress ONCE. To order our drink we had to ask our BUSBOY!

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Biscuits were nothing like the biscuits of the American South. Chicken & Mac & cheese got a B- grade from our party, Maybe it was just an off night but I don’t think we will return.

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H
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was very busy, but we were seated immediately. The service was good as far as placing our orders. The food came out faster than expected, though our shared appetizer came with the entrees. It was difficult to get a waiter or busboy’s attention to get some ketchup or fix the table which was “rocking.” We did it ourselves. The food was excellent! Wings, ribs, burger, beans, tots, all beautifully cooked. This is a definite go-back-to for us!

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LO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

First, the menu online is NOT the menu in the restaurant. Second, what they call Jambalaya was NOT in any way "Jambalaya". It was yellow rice into which they mixed a few un-spiced shrimp, some pulled pork, a few chopped red bell peppers, some stewed tomatoes, and topped this with a few pieces of fried catfish and Tarter Sauce! There were no visible Onions, Green Bell Peppers or Celery (the holy trinity of southern/Creole cuisine. There was no "heat" or "spice" to this dish. It was an embarrassment to even serve this, especially at $26. Based on this ONE experience, I'm not going back anytime soon. IF I ever go back, I will not order this dish.

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A
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Too greasy for me. Would better for drink and bar food

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S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Never wrote a review on here before but I was extremely disappointed. I'm just going to list my issue. There was one waitress for brunch on a Saturday, hair was in my food, all beer on tap was warm, took forever to get service. I ordered sour cream and it was liquid, they didnt have real sour cream instead gave me heavy cream. The menu is overpriced for the food you get. The place and staff was nice. I just didnt expect everything else to be so disappointing. I wont be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Tia, was awesome and the food was delicious!

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food and drinks were really good but the service left something to be desired.

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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Last summer I went to this restaurant with my whole family to celebrate my 33rd birthday and I loved it. Not sure what happened to it all. Everything down to the ambiance feels off. I did not enjoy my time there this time around... my food and my husband's food was overly salty, the area where we were seated was next to the window which looked to be broken because there was tape over it and it was very cold.

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KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was delicious! Everything was cooked perfectly and we really enjoyed the restaurant. The server didn’t rush us out or really bother us at all as we were there.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I normally come for brunch and it’s AMAZING. But I came for dinner and when I was served my food, it came cold. I will still come back because I think it’s a fluke.

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LH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious - we got the chicken and waffles, corn bread (had a kick to it) and macaroni and cheese! It was great!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Apparently the menu changed. We were given an old menu. I ordered chicken and waffles, which should have come with a Belgian waffle. During my order was when I was told that they no longer served Belgian waffles, but replaced them with corn meal waffles. Big difference, and not what I wanted. I ended up ordering just chicken wings, cornbread with honey butter and mac & cheese. The wings were tiny (actually wing dings and not chicken wings, big rip-off) and tasteless. The corn bread was hard and cold, and the butter was cold and didn't melt with the bread. Gross. The mac & cheese was really good. The waitress was completely uninterested in her customers. The first time I was here a couple of years ago, it was amazing. After this experience. I WILL NOT be back.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 3

War nicht der beste Tag der Küche. Wir haben Brisket bestellt -leider nur lauwarm - haben gebeten es nochmls zu wärmen - leider auch dann nicht wirklich warm - nochmals reklamieren war uns aber zu mühsam - geschmacklich war es nur ok. Strawberry Margita war ziemlich salzig aber vielleicht sollte das so sein. Nicht wirklich empfehlenswert.

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AE
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We went on a Sunday at 6:30pm and they were out of ribs. How can a BBQ place be out of ribs at near the beginning of the dinner rush? I had to settle for the Tennessee fried chicken and I thought that it lacked a lot of flavor. We were also very disappointed with the nachos with chicken we ordered as an appetizer. Definitely not nearly enough cheese for a chicken nacho dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was amazing, but they automatically lose a star because they had no bbq ribs! It was my whole reason for even picking them. The server was ok but towards the end she dropped off the tab and left to go attend a conversation she was having with the host, felt as if they were trying to get rid of us. The food was amazing, but service and price were subpar.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sat and waited for 20 minutes and was attended by no one

Eventually grew tired of waiting and left

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