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About Southern Hospitality - Hell's Kitchen

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'll never forget. In addition to our fine cuisine, we offer a full line of draft beers, an extensive list of sipping tequilas, and over 50 of the Country's finest Bourbons. World renown wine expert, Gary Vaynerchuk, has hand selected an eclectic wine list that pairs beautifully with our diverse menu.

645 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 am

Cross Street:
9th Ave. & 45th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 265-1000

Website:
http://www.southernhospitalitybbq.com/

Catering:
For all Catering Inquiries: Rachel@southernhospitalitybbq.com

Parking Details:
There are numerous parking lots nearby. The closest is right around the corner on 45th street between 9th and 10 Avenues.

Public Transit:
We are a few blocks away from Times Square and the Port Authority.
The following subways lines stop nearby: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R, M, S

Executive Chef:
Chad Brown

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have three separate private dining areas, that can accommodate groups from 15-300 people. Our event planners will be happy to develop a menu and beverage package to suit your needs. For all Event Inquiries: Rachel@southernhospitalitybbq.com

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Private Dining

Southern Hospitality Hell’s Kitchen is delighted to offer you spaces for all your festive entertaining and private event needs. From the Antler Alcove, perfect for groups up to to 20 to our downstairs private bar & lounge that can accommodate up to 80 guests, we have a space that is perfect for you.

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75% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Didnt like the food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Took my wife for Mother's day and she love it. Mac n cheese, pulled pork and bbq ribs are so good. For those that say it's a little pricey, try going to these really fancy restaurants and see how much food you get. Only negative is the decor; don't quite get it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Booked for Mother's Day Brunch based on the promise of live bluegrass. We were seated in the back and when we arrived there were no musicians at all. They were playing on our way out but we couldn't have heard them over the contemporary indie pop playing in the back. Food was "meh" service was "meh" and overall I wouldn't bother coming here again unless I was right outside and literally couldn't make it another step without sustenance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The food was outstanding, just as it was the first time I ate there. However, the reason for my return visit was for an item on the drink menu. The Electric Lemonade was something I had talked about since my first visit. I was so upset to learn it was no longer on the menu! Also, the first time I dined, we had ordered shots of 901 and it came in a LARGE shot glass; so large we had to take sips of it instead of just taking the shot. My friend ordered this shot again, only to be disappointed that the shot came in a below-average size shot glass. Not quite sure what happened there... but otherwise, a good experience and I will be back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2014

Food was a let down. Service was okay. The Mac-N-Cheese was too starchy. The mash potatoes bland. The brisket solid but the ribs were on the dry side. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2014

If you want to try a real southern bbq, you must visit them!
All the meats (pork, beaf and chicken) are so tender and full of flavor, that you can say: it´s a party in my mouth!
Strongly recommended!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2014

I have heard a lot of great things about Southern Hospitality so I decided to take my Fiancee there for a birthday brunch to start the day. We both enjoyed the food. The food was delicious and the mimosas were tasty. Our server Riley made sure our glasses were never empty. He asked for some substitutes for in his meal and Riley made sure it was taken care of. It wasn't too crowded and we had great seats by the big window. The live blue grass music was a nice touch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2014

The food was good but nothing special. The noise level was quite high so it was somewhat difficult to have a quiet conversation. The margaritas were quite good as was the service. A decent value and better than the real touristy places closer to the theater district.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2014

One word description is "overrated". We made reservations and was quickly seated a Sunday afternoon. The waiter we was OK but inattentive at times. The food was nothing special. Fried chicken tacos were less equivalent to McDonald's McWraps. Who serves tacos without cheese, salsa, or avocado? The fried chicken platter was not crispy and not marinated enough to be considered southern cooking. The disco tots did not enough cheese and gravy was bland. The coleslaw was also bland. The lemonade could have caused diabetes. The good thing was the live band, the ambiance, and the appetizers. The fried green tomatoes and bacon mac and cheese rolls were really good. The nutella sundae was delish. I'd go here for appetizers, dessert, and drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2014

My friends and I finally found a great hot spot in the city that has soul!!!! The wait staff is friendly and very helpful. Looking forward to goin back soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2014

The service was great. The staff was attentive. The food was just barely ok. My husbands fried chicken was taseless. He said KFC has more flavor. My brisket was tender, but they just drizzled a little bbq sauce on the top piece. The rest was naked. The greens were so salty I couldn't eat them. We were in the backroom so it seemed less busy and we were able to hold a conversation. We are Long Islanders. We like to try differenct restaurants when we come into the the city. If we like it, we add to our list of "Must do Again". Don't think we'll be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2014

Had Easter brunch there. Male host was extremely nice and accommodating when I said we'd be late for our reservation. Nice little restaurant. Food came out quick. Bacon was great, Dad loved his French Toast. Biscuits and gravy your typical average, like everywhere else. Mom didn't like the coffee. Our waitress was very impersonal. Definitely didn't seem to want to be there. Busboys were much more attentive. Overall I think it's an average place. I've heard they have great Mac & Cheese. Maybe I'll try the lunch or dinner menu next time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2014

a kids mac n cheese could fit in the palm of my hand so we got the adult portion, which is double the kids portion. Could not believe how little food for over $16! Didn't even come with ANY side! Kids did not like as is very heavy and very cheesy.

Cobb salad boring - nothing special

philly cheese appetizer was best of the 4 meals

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2014

The food was good but they should have had the utensils, the sauces on the table before they sat me down. The server was very friendly to me and I am greatly appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2014

One of Hells Kitchens best Boozy Brunch spots!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2014

Had a lovely brunch with my son and bottomless Mimosas! Bracket, our waiter, did an excellent job of checking on us regularly and refilling our drinks. Food was delish.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We went purely because JT created this restaurant. The bartender in the downstairs lounge was HORRIFIC. She was so rude and couldn't handle being at the bar alone. The rest of the downstairs is cozy and nice place to wait for your reservation to get called. You definitely need a reservation here though. The food was just ok, the mashed potatoes were definitely fake and I could taste Teflon in them. The cornbread is to die for though! I would come back here just for the cornbread with honey butter. YUM! Overall, I felt super rushed. Our food was out within 10 minutes of ordering which I always find suspect and our dining experience came to a close after about 35 minutes. Won't be coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2014

We had a great time at southern hospitality once again!! O

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2014

Southern Hospitality is fun and the food is great. The drinks are even better! This place is great for groups and the prices are pretty decent for what you're getting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2014

The most memorable experience was our waitress. She could not have been sweeter, accomodating, suggestive, friendly, and attentive. Her name does not come to mind but she was blonde and was our waitress for lunch that day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2014

Took a group of co workers here for dinner and we all enjoyed the meal and experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2014

Great service. But the ribs just don't live up to what they should be: savory and tender. I added BBQ sauce to my dry rub ribs to eat them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2014

Overall the experience was ok. We waited for our table about a half hour despite having a reservation, however, the staff was very communicative & nice about it. The food was not bad but nothing to write home about. Philly egg rolls were the best thing we ate. Otherwise ribs were dry & collard greens were beyond salty. That said bottomless mimosas for $15 during brunch hours is nothing to complain about. The scene was energetic & fun- good for big groups who aren't looking for anything too high quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2014

This is my third time dining here and I will keep coming here to dine because the food is always good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2014

I didn't like the fish tacos. My daughter didn't care for her barbeque pulled chicken. Nacho appetizer was ok. The server never came back to ask us how our food was. I had to flag her down to get a refill on my soda. The guys clearing the plates provided much better service than the waitress.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

As 4 girls in our early 20's, we picked the restaurant originally because of the connection to Justin Timberlake, but it quickly became our favorite restaurant. We made a reservation and were seated the second we walked in. Our waitress was personable and quick with our orders. The atmosphere is great for a dinner experience. The decor and music make it feel almost home-y. The food and drinks were delicious. The restaurant itself is small, (at least the front room is), so the tables are pretty close together. But I never looked at it as an issue.

I would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

We were so siked for great BBQ on our trip to the city, I think in mind I made it perfect and disappointed myself just a little. The food was all good except for the fried chicken, it had a odd flavor to it. But all in all we enjoyed it!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2014

Touristy place, but overall good food and great service

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2014

A required stop when we visit NYC. Great brunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2014

The food and service were great. One of the best rack of ribs i 've had in a while and the price was very fair on top of that

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2014

I'm always weary when celebs open restaurants of how the food will be. However, I have to say that the food here was really good. I had the pulled pork, mac and cheese and cornbread. The meat was good. The cornbread ws delicious! The staff was subpar. The watiress was not very attentive and I don't think checked on us more then once. We all had emptry water glasses and I had to ask for mine to be refilled. I waitress, so I know good staff when I see it, this wasn't it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2014

This was my second trip to Southern Hospitality, and I really enjoyed it! It is very quiet, everyone was friendly and the service is excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2014

Really good bbq, and huge portions. Be prepared to take some home if you order apps and a meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2014

First time going to the restaurant and fell in love. The food was all fantastic. We ordered Chicken and Waffles, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, and an appetizer of BBQ chicken. Everything was seasoned well and cooked to perfection! The chicken itself was not dry and very juicy and the mac & cheese was no overwhelming with flavor. The food here is great and the service is amazing. Can't go wrong.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2014

I was looking for a Soul food place near Times Square so I stopped here. When I arrived and realized it was Justin Timberlake's restaurant I got a little excited. However, shortly after my food arrived I was immediately disappointed. I would never eat here again and I wouldn't recommend it unless you like dry chicken and chewy macaroni and cheese.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2014

My fiancé and I were pleasantly surprised. The good, drinks, and service exceeded our expectations. We will definetly go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2014

We decided to try out Justin Timberlake's restaurant out of curiousity and were somewhat concerned because the reviews were mixed. We had reservations and we were promptly seated in the very cramped back room at a 4-top; I get that it's NYC and rents are high, but is it too much to ask for a little wiggle room? Our waitress introduced herself quickly and took our drink order. My sister and I both ordered the Best of Both Worlds combo and my niece ordered the pulled pork platter; the chosen sides were fries, tater tots, mac and cheese and cornbread. We were impressed with how quickly the food came out and the generous serving sizes, we even had left-overs. The ribs were quite tender and flavorful and the mac and cheese was yummy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Food was delicious. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 22, 2014

I don't understand the previous reviews complaining about the prices here -- the portion sizes are enormous and prices very reasonable, in our opinion. We had brunch here on a Saturday, and a reservation was definitely needed. By the time we left, there was a long wait for a table. I've never seen restaurant staff (food runners and bussers especially) work so hard. Our waitress was spread a little too thin because of a very large group, but she kept up. I ordered the "bottomless bellini" and was pleasantly surprised at how strong they were. I've found at other restaurants that the unlimited mimosa or bellini option tends to be a much weaker version -- not the case here. Food was all delicious and plentiful. Glad we tried it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2014

I've brought friends and family here. I celebrated my birthday here once and the most recent visit was to celebrate my significant other's birthday. Food is fantastic as are the drinks. I just wish the fritters were on the menu year round.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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