Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

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Barbecue
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I had the baby back rib special. It was delicious. On the side I had delicious baked beans and Mac and cheese.

The place is very loud inside.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing this place is great, the food the service every thing was great. First time there and first time in New York.

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AZ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Too old fashioned, smelly and mediocre at best.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food with a variety of to choose from.

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HS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wings were so smokey and tasty! Amazing food and decent priced alcohol

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food and drink!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Everything was too sweet. Even balsamic vinaigrette dressing was sweet. Bring back the mustard vinaigrette

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JT
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The barbecue itself is good, even by Austin standards, but definitely not exceptional. Server was slow/inattentive, and they need to get someone at the bar who knows how to make a real margarita. That said, I brought a group of fellow Texans to dinner there and everyone enjoyed themselves, so mission accomplished!

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Love coming to Virgils. Living in LI, I don't come to NYC often. But when I do, Virgil's never disappoints! The food is always good, the servers are always polite, courteous and attentive. I would recommend to others!

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LT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 12: we were a little early, but were seated immediately.
We were crowded around 2 tables and sat right by the kitchen entrance
When there were plenty of tables upstairs. Food was great and our service
Was great.

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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed the Bahamas location and had to try NYC when in town. Love the food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

We were sat promptly to our reservation but I felt as if the wait staff and busboys were clearing the table WAY to quickly. People were still eating???

The food was good but the coffee was burnt. Oh asked for a fresh cup but it was just as awful. Been here many many times. Feels like it lost its way

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g
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful melt in your mouth BBQ meats. I'd have preferred more choice of sauces but the meat was fantastic. Great service. Refills came as the last sip finished.

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1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK, it wasn’t very hot, and I think expensive for the quality. But it’s time square so somewhat expected. We needed somewhere close, and this was available. Wasn’t awful, but also wouldn’t rush back.

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KL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's Virgil's -- cant go wrong unless you cant get a table...but the place is large enough that it seems like it one usually could. We rely on this place for a good meal before the theater.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating Virgil's and the food is great! The service waiter was polite and helpful. The online reservations are easy and it made for a peace of mind...

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RT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy mid-town spot. Wide variety on the menu. Food is fresh, hot & tasty. Very good service from David. Highly recommend and will be returning

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated birthday

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The foods speaks for itself, deliciously cooked BBQ but the service was not up to the same standard. The main problem was you felt like it was a mad rush to get you fed and then kicked back out of the door. They even brought us our main out before we had even finished our starter.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

David is best waiter get the Kentucky bourbon beer on tap

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Best BBQ I've ever had. Server offered a special dessert for the day and it was fabulous! A bit noisy but hey, it's a BBQ place. Our table was ready immediately, but the place was hopping so it was good to reserve well in advance for an after matinee dinner.

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DC
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I haven’t been to Virgil’s in about 8 years but used to go often. It is just as as I remembered it. Our BBQ entrees were excellent and our server was very good and attentive considering how busy it was! However we were a bit disappointed we had to wait for our reservation (maybe 15 minutes?) and the desserts were not as good as our entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food at a decent price. Waiter was very good except for bringing full sugar soft drinks instead of diet.

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WW
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food, big portions. Pricey, but overall a nice place for eating out

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always my go-to for some delicious BBQ. Took Mom once, and it's suddenly her place, lol. I can't count the folks she has introduced to Virgil's but they have all left satisfied; and with to-go boxes.

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

Food was amazing! Staff were great! Place had a great atmosphere and energy!! xx

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Good selections. Good service except we felt rushed.

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, I love this place . I will definitely return on my next trip to New York City.

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b
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best barbecue. We always make a stop here when we’re in the area. The other night my husband mistakenly left his credit card but was able to get it back the following day with no problem. Manager was very gracious and the staff was so helpful. Can’t say enough good things about the people here.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes, I would definitely recommend to a friend, great location

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Standard fare. Nothing special for too much money. Clean, but decore is too bland

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DF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will definitely go back. Went to see a show in the theater district and the location was wonderful.
The food was very delicious

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I thought the place was really good. Our waiter was good. She always checked on us to make we were ok. Just had one gripe. Maybe the food could have had a little more portions.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribs ever! Fun ambiance! Will definitely be going back more often

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tried the Memphis Ribs. The Rub was a bit too salty. Everything else was good.

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RM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been here before Both my wife and I noticed the size of the portions has decreased We always take home food but not this time I still like the place very much just a bit disappointed

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PD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was very excited to return to Virgil's after about a ten year hiatus. EVERYTHING was as I remembered it!
We started off with the hush puppies, which were the best I'd had in a LONG time. My Memphis ribs were perfectly cooked. My girlfriend's brisket sandwich was a little salty, but not everything can be perfect. I can't wait to go back!

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WB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We were given hand towels with our utensils and hot hand towels at the end of the dinner. The food was okay and the drinks were not that great.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great food and a fun place. Good music too. Menu has lots to choose from so there's always something you'll like.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious bbq food. The fried pickles and hush puppies are outrageous delicious and amazing!!! Device was wonderful. Our glasses were never empty. Cheese grits and pulled pork was out of this world. Go go go!

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