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Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New Jersey

3.8
3.8
9 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Vibe BBQ is an inviting and casual, all-day celebration of American comfort classics, putting house-smoked meats at the center of the plate. "I've been in this country for over 30 years, and BBQ has been one of the cuisines that I have loved most. It's a food that is known as classic American, but it's also about the culture, the taste, the feel, and the vibe for me. Eating with hands, eating outside, eating in someone's backyard with family and friends. I'm drawn to the vibe of BBQ, which is where the name comes from. BBQ culture lives here like nowhere else."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    New Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Penn Station NewarkBus 76 Washington St at BleekerBus 62 Broad St at Academy StBus 76, 78, 378 Broad St at New StWashington Street Light Rail station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

9 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It's a small space. Our reservation was "sit anywhere" verse having a table ready. The only table left was in the vestibule area, which was weird. So we missed the whole vibe. Food was okay. Really no service. You order from the hostest and your foods brought to your table. Definitely not fancy. FYI, Parking closes at 10. We asked but hostess said she didn't know anything about the garage. Its bit validated even those website directs customers to park there.

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  2. Lynne

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Switch from previous Marcus B&P style leaves much to be desired. Chicken sandwich was overcooked. Doubt I will return
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on May 12, 2024
    Hi Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on our new concept. Please accept our sincerest apologies; it sounds like your visit didn't meet your expectations. We truly appreciate your honest feedback. We aim to capture the spirit of the original Marcus B&P while exploring this new concept, and it seems we have some areas to improve on based on your insights. We know second chances are a gift, and we hope you will consider granting us another chance. We’re looking forward to making your next visit more memorable. Warm regards, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and good vibes. Can’t wait to get back.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed our great food and good vibes. It was our pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you join us again soon. Best regards, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best bbq food in the area, hands down. Great service staff is very professional and polite. My favorites were the ribs corn bread and of course banana pudding.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on May 11, 2024
    Your review made our hearts so happy! Thank you so much for your glowing review of Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our take on barbecue, especially the ribs, cornbread, and our signature banana pudding. Our team strives to provide both excellent food and service, and we're delighted that we met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more delicious dishes and outstanding service. Thanks again for your kind words and support! All the best, The Vibe Team

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  5. SPNJ

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was all very, very good, as expected. But the format is no longer traditional table service, and it felt more like a fast food establishment, which is not what we expected. The original Marcus B&P was so good and this paled in comparison.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on May 8, 2024
    Hello SPNJ, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the food at Vibe BBQ! However, it sounds like our new service format didn't meet your expectations, and we truly appreciate your honest feedback. We aim to capture the spirit of the original Marcus B&P while exploring this new concept, and it seems we have some areas to improve on based on your insights. Could you please provide the name associated with your reservation? This will help us look into your visit more closely and understand how we can better align our fast-casual concept with the expectations of our loyal guests. Thank you again for your feedback. We’re looking forward to making your next visit more memorable. Warm regards, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

    1 person found this helpful

  6. Buckaroo

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The meat was very overcooked and therefore somewhat tasteless. I’m surprised that Marcus Samuelsson would put his name on this because the food really isn’t that good. The Friday evening we went we weren’t planning to have a cocktail, but I was surprised to hear that the bar was not open because the bartender hadn’t showed up . The staff is friendly and it’s a pleasant enough place, but it should be better.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on May 8, 2024
    Hello Buckaroo, Thank you so much for stopping by Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson! We truly value your visit and the feedback you've shared with us. Our mission is to craft fun experiences with unique flavors, top-notch service, and a lively atmosphere. It's disheartening to hear we fell short of your expectations this time, and we sincerely apologize. To help us better understand your experience, could you please reply with the name on your reservation? This will help us look into the details of your visit more thoroughly. We're grateful for your help and really hope to connect with you soon. Warmest regards, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

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  7. IngridJ

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibe BBQ was an excellent experience appreciated by all of my guest. Food, drinks, waitress and staff were excellent!!!!! Thank you for coming to “Brick City”!!
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on May 8, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Ingrid! We're thrilled to hear that you and your guests had an excellent experience at Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson. It's wonderful to know that our food, drinks, and team members all contributed to your five-star visit. We're always here to host you, and we appreciate your support. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers! The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

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  8. EricP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    After having tried its predecessor Marcus B&P several times with complete satisfaction, i arrived at Vibe by Marcu Samuelson with great anticipation. I met a colleague for lunch to celebrate her promotion. We arrived to a crowded restaurant for our 12:30 reservation. Unfortunately, there was no table immediately available. A corner booth, however, was being used by management to conduct their work, and when the hostess alerted them to her need for the table, they moved quickly and gave us the booth. We sat for about 10 minutes before learning that we had to place our order at the hostess station, receive a table number, and then sit to await the arrival of the food. My friend ordered fried cauliflower as an appetizer, and brisket. i ordered the crispy chicken sandwich with pickles and slaw, and fries on the side. The food was good. The brisket portion was miniscule and left my friend hungry. My chicken sandwich was very good. It was fried in a panko-type crust, which left the chicken moist and tasty. Fortunately, with the fries, the sandwich was ample enough to share, which saved the day. Otherwise, the brisket alone was insufficient to sate one's appetite. Overall, we left satisfied.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on April 22, 2024
    Hi Eric, Thank you for being a guest of Marcus B & P and recently joining us at Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson, our new concept. We appreciate your visit and apologize for the initial confusion at the front desk and any inconvenience caused by the wait for your table. We are glad you ultimately enjoyed the food, but we are sorry to hear that the brisket portion was smaller than expected. We aim to provide generous portions and clear ordering instructions, but we missed the mark during your visit. Thank you for your patience and for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon for an even better visit. Warmly, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

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  9. Landrew

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great! Lovely waitress Saniya! But your kitchen is way too slow. You have to get food and drinks to the table in less than 25 minutes.
    Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New JerseyResponded on April 16, 2024
    Dear Landrew, Thank you for checking us out and for taking the time to review Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service ~ this is wonderful news! However, we are sorry to learn about the delay in serving your food; we appreciate your feedback and will work hard to make sure this doesn't happen again in the future. Thanks again for your kind words. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the mood for a barbecue! Best regards, The Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson Team

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New Jersey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 645-0007.

Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New Jersey is rated 3.8 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Vibe BBQ by Marcus Samuelsson - New Jersey

56 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102

Additional information

  • Cross street
    New Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Penn Station NewarkBus 76 Washington St at BleekerBus 62 Broad St at Academy StBus 76, 78, 378 Broad St at New StWashington Street Light Rail station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Marcus Samuelsson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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