Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City
We did not enjoy the flavorless greasy meats or the popcorn shrimp appetizer that featured more real popcorn than it did shrimp. Macaroni and cheese seemed to be cooked then reheated several times. Soulless greens. Bad experience because of the food. The place was extremely busy, but the wait staff worked hard to keep up. No one was rude to us. It would've been a better experience had the food lived up to the hype.
Always great for kid friendly meal or out with the guys in Time Square.
Food wasn’t great as usual but the service was the best our waitress never had to be called for anything she couldn’t have been any nicer and got the order correct the first time never even had to write it down there were 7 adults in my party couldn’t thank her enough
Checked this resistant out on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised! Great atmosphere and our waiter, Nathaniel, was top notch! Food was great- definitely recommend the ribs!
We have been going to Virgil's for years and this was the first time I was disappointed with my dinner.
I ordered a combination plate with grilled shrimp and pulled pork. My shrimp were cold and the shells were have removed. My pork was also cold and it was very dry. My husband's catfish wasn't as hot as it should have been but my son had the country fried steak and loved it. I am assuming that our dishes were waiting for my son's steak to be prepared. I didn't say anything because t was my son's birthday and I didn't want to make a fuss. I brought my food home. The sides were all hot and excellent
No enough waitstaff glad I made reservation prices have increased. Waited long for dessert.
Fortunately my friend and I managed to get a corner table where we could hear each other talk, because the sound level was high. The smoked pulled pork was delicious, the cornbread and the hush puppies very good; we both would have liked a better choice of vegetables, however. As a South Carolinian now living in NYC, I was happy to find the sweet tea authentic.
Very good beer (the IPA is really good) and good food. I really like pulled chicken and beef brisket.
As always, everything was great. That's why we keep going back when we're in the city. Noise level was quiet because we were there early. Usually it's pretty moderate
Buon bbq con cibo fresco spettacolari le patate schiacciate!!
It was just okay- nothing special. Had to ask for utensils and waited 20 minutes for drinks- server wasn't the best. Food was alright for the price. normal bbq- nothing spectacular.
Delicious brisket, Memphis dry rub ribs and pecan pie!!!
Was in NYC for the extended veteran's day weekend. I decided to walk to Virgil's from my hotel for breakfast. The chicken and waffles with the country gravy and a side of thick cut bacon and coffee was absolutely outstanding. I highly recommend it.
We had a great time. The food was exactly what we were hoping for. We were sat upstairs which we loved because we were a big group and didn’t want to feel squashed in. Our server, David was so friendly, he answered all our questions about the menu and was so patient with our kids as they ordered. He made small talk with us and even gave some great information about an upcoming sporting event. We would definitely try it again!
The overall service was good but the food could have been a little bit better.
Virgil's Real BBQ has been our "go to" restaurant when we are in New York to see Broadway performances. Our group wants to return to Virgil's in the near future. Thank you.
Lousy food and yes it was packed foreigners and Americans have no taste. Service lousy. Don't go before a show.
Fantastic brisket sandwich. Sides ok...need more flavor. Generous portions.
Before Broadway show
Virgil’s has awesome barbecue and a great variety of meats and sides (but no baby backs, though the regular ribs are excellent).. we definitely overordered (in most restaurants, 4 chicken wings would be a one person snack - not at Virgil’s!) and it was so delicious we ate more than we ought. We liked everything we ordered but felt the ribs were outstanding. And OH YEAH our server Dave was the bomb - so friendly, courteous, helpful, right there when we needed him. Kudos!
If you want real get-your-hands-dirty BBQ in NYC this is the place to go. Not for anyone on a diet (although they do have delicious salads) the pulled pork, the ribs, the hush puppies are all terrific. Our waiter was funny on top of it all this last visit, which made it all that much better.
We had the rib special and were not disappointed The food was served quickly and was plentiful . Even though the noise was elevated you were able to converse across the table
We were a few minutes late but were seated immediately.
Best food in NYC. All homemade and tastes fantastic. Staff are very friendly. Virgil’s BBQ Burger is the best!
Great food. Rather rushed between courses
Great food ! Very nice waitress ! Good ambiance ! And near our location in Times Square
From the waiter to the meal, everything was great !
I was even able to book a tablez for 9 by the internet and abroad in few clicks
amazing food and waitress was very friendly and attentive
I didn't like my food at all. Very disappointed. I didn't get what I ordered. Greasy. I expected authentic southern BBQ, not even close.
the brisket was very very fatty and felt we were served a portion of brisket that was 1/3 fat.
the wait staff was basically absent and inattentive.
You get what you pay for. I wouldn’t return, the food made me feel quite sick. We went straight back to the hotel after.
The service we received from what appeared to be the head waiter was appalling. We were rushed and the bill was presented to us even before we had finished our drinks. He was rude to us and stood over us as we were figuring out what to pay. This spoilt the whole experience especially as we were also celebrating our birthdays. We would never come back.
It gets crowded, so make a reservation. But it's worth the wait, the place has a very cool vibe and the food was just DELISH!!!!!
The food is very flavorful and prices are great!!!
We came after a Broadway show. There were 13 in our party. Most from out of town and had never eaten at Virgil's. Everyone was very pleased with the service, food and overall attentiveness to our requests. I had the blacken salmon, with cole slaw and collar greens, sooo good. Virgil's Real BBQ
will definitely see us again.
We were seated right away. Enjoyed all of the food we were served. Would go back again. A casual atmosphere, just what we were looking for.
I’ve been here numerous times. The service is outstanding and the food never disappoints. My friends and I truly enjoyed our lunch. We especially enjoyed our mixed drink: Hawaiian BBQ. Will definitely be ordering that next time I’m there!
Would recommend as a must place to eat at when in New York. Quick service, good food with large portions. Will visit again
We came here after a 7 hour trip and was met with such a great service.
My child was a bit cranky after such a long flight, but the servers made sure he had much to entertain him with.
Such great service is hard to come by.
Good food. Good service. No trouble getting to play on time.