Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City
Virgil’s Real BBQ has been acclaimed as one of America’s top 10 BBQ restaurants by leading food critics. Established 1994 in the heart of NYC’s Times Square, Virgil’s Real BBQ has become the popular destination for millions of tourist & locals.
Virgil’s Real BBQ was developed after extensive research, including a nationwide road trip in search of the best that BBQ has to offer.
Our meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory & fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor. To complement the main menu of BBQ specialties, we offer a generous selection of traditional sides & Southern-style desserts.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Memphis Style Pork Spare Ribs Simmered in Mild BBQ Sauce & Served with Mustard Cole Slaw
Sliced Texas Beef Brisket
Slow Smoked & Sliced to Order with BBQ Sauce
BBQ Chicken Wings
Virgil's Famous Smoked Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Food was great.
Recommend the nachos and raspberry lemonade.
Food was not high quality. Value for money was bot there. Need to upgrade meat quality.
Fast service, friendly staff, excellent food, nice ambiance,
Great place if you're into BBQ. Had the Brisket Melt which was fabulous and delicious
Server didn’t know how to use my visa gift csrd
There’s not much more I can say other than this place is amazing!
Todo estaba bueno, pero la comida estaba bien fria
It was very busy and we waited a while for the food, but it was amazing and the waitress was lovely and went out of her way to help, well worth going.
Great place to eat, a bit touristy given the location off Time Square, but a great meal.
Unreal American bbq food.
Highly recommend for anyone coming to New York.
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Great restaurant. Great food and service. Fast service would recommend to anyone. Completely affordable.
I appreciated the hostess making the effort to seat us upstairs as we requested. I also appreciated the care taken with COVID protocols. It was my first time being back since the pandemic. Was happy to to see the place busy. I'm a regular and will be back. The only reason I didn't rate the experience as outstanding this time is that the server wasn't that great. She wasn't very attentive or friendly, and we had a hard time getting her attention when we wanted to leave in time for our show. Even after bringing the check, it still took longer than usual to process payment. We ended up handing her the check receipt along with a tip she didn't deserve on our way out since she didn't return to the table. She barely acknowledged us when we did. That's not the kind of service I'm accustomed to at Virgil's in the more than 20 years I've been coming there. I'm sure it was an anomaly. At least the hostess and young man who seated us were very nice and welcoming.
1st time there, what a great experience and amazing food!
Everything was great, Covid restrictions in place for safety was a plus. Wish they would bring back the BBQ shrimp as that was a disappointment for me, but the blackened salmon was phenomenal
About what you'd expect for BBQ in the middle of NYC. The vibe is authentic but the BBQ far from it. Dry and overpriced.
Been going there for years when we see a show, was great to get back there after almost 2 years.
Our experience at Virgil’s was very good. The specialty fry appetizer was delicious as was the rib entree. The server Jean was very friendly and helpful with menu questions. I recommend Virgil’s highly.
Fantastic food and service, great location and atmosphere
Great food, great service. .. never disappoints. thank you.
Overall, the experience was very nice. Pleasant staff, cold beer and good atmosphere. The bbq/ food was just ok. We had dry rub ribs and there’s two types of bbq sauce which overall was again just ok. Having had bbq in Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City and even Raleigh, it’s probably not fair to compare.
The food quality was very good and flavorful, the service amazing ! I was very impressed ! Thank you
The food was amazing! The server we had was amazing! And they were very accommodating, we needed the location of our table changed and they were able to make it happen in a timely manner.
Fantastic!!!! An spectacular mashpotatoes!!! Corn Bread, meat...ríos.. everything!
Brisket was extremely dry & overcooked. We brought it to our waitress's attention (Jean/Red Hair), who never came back or acknowledged our disappointment.
We took my friend Sean to virgils to celebrate his bachelor party. The food was outstanding.
Same as it always was! We've been going to Virgil's for years but hadn't been there in a little over two years due to the pandemic (they were closed most of the time). All the food is delicious, same as always. Prices are now higher, but everything has gone up everywhere. Glad we had a nice meal there.
I took the bbribs, so dryyyyy, really Shiti food
Really enjoyed the ambience. Found the food to be average.
Muy bonito todo , muy buena comida !!
Great experience, great food, I totally recommend it
Great place, right across from our hotel in Times Square.
One of our very favorites when we are in the big apple.
It was Thanksgiving and we did the experience for our family of five. The food could have be great as well as the ambiance but we were seated upstairs and the heat was stifling. I could not enjoy my meal which was over $300. So disappointed. I did ask to have the air turned down or the fan above us at least turned up but it was so crowded for the holiday and we we all dressed for walking in the cold to get there it did not seem to matter. What really got me is when we walked downstairs it was nice and cool. So if you are there during the winter and it is crowded I would suggest you ask to be seated downstairs.
Excellent BBQ meal environment too loud and tables too crowded together, we had to move our table to allow waitress through to other tables. Reservation request was not honored nor did it seem to matter (diners packed in too tight)
Me enCanto el servicio todo muy rápido y la comida riquísima
Thanksgiving. Had pre ordered their Thanksgiving Day Feast. Everything was very well prepared, the right temperature and delicious. Their holiday great for 6-8 was very substantial. Services was attentive and wait times were very reasonable. Will visit again.
Good. My wife ordered kale salad with pulled pork. She got spinach salad with no pork. Sent it back and they just added the pork.
We went for my birthday dinner after seeing a matinee performance of Hamilton. We hadn’t been to Virgil’s in a few years but the quality of the food was as we remembered it, excellent. Our server, Troy, was great, personable and attentive but not overbearing. We would recommend going without hesitation.
Family dinner favorite when we go to theater in Manhattan! Love the food and service!
It was our anniversary and we came from Virginia and Connecticut. Traffic was awful and my daughters and grand children got caught in it Virgil's BBQ said they would charge us $200 to extend an hour. They came to clean off the tables and was taking full bowls of sides to throw away. They did bag the meat dishes but 5people didn't eat the bill $1000 why throw away the food my kids could have eaten. They were going too fast for me to catch before the food was taken away. My kids showed up just as we were leaving I handed them the bag of main dishes and they went back to Connecticut, eating in the car, they said we're are the sides.
Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 921-9494.
Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City is rated 4.4 stars by 6799 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.