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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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Pre-show lunch. Food was amazing. From the homemade chips, to the brisket, to the burger my son had. Will definitely be back!

SG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere... great food.... great staff... great value... would definitely recommend...!!

V
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect, food Amazing and juicy, service outstanding

OE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was better than expected given the touristy nature of Virgil's. Had the combo plate with brisket and ribs, nice and smoky. Service was sub-par from a waiter who didn't seem particularly busy and was watching the TV with his back turned to me so I couldn't get his attention. Other waiters and waitresses seemed better, and the manager did a good job of covering for my waiter.

M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ribs and sides were really good but the brisket was a little dry for me. Even with lots of BBQ sauce.

LC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended this restaurant by friends. So pleased we were able book a table. The food didn’t disappoint. Great value we went for the combo.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Funmilayo was Excellent!!! Ask for her when you go.

KH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always satisfied with the food and service! I frequent Virgil’s on special occasions with family and friends and have been for years. Hope you’re around for many years to come.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, probably the best BBQ I have ever had.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing with great set and a cool atmosphere! We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and drinks were wonderful. The service was not good. The server put in the wrong order for three of the drinks. After we ate our entrees she brought over the check without asking if we wanted dessert, coffee or more drinks. We had to ask for dessert menus. She only brought one out (their were 6 of us) and took the order from one person. We had to call her back so the rest of us could order. I have dined here many times and the service was always good. My overall rating would have been higher had the service been better.

BD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like perfectly smoked, bbq meats that are melt in the mouth this is the place for you, staff will give recommendations, cocktails amazing and for New York prices so good

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Strange for a place selling burgers and hot dogs in NYC not to have relish or brown mustard. But the food is good and good value. Fun place. I go there often. I do a BYO Guldens Spicy Brown.

KL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

You're never going to find truly authentic BBQ in NYC, but that being said, the food here was quality. It's a good spot in Times Square for a pre-movie or pre-theater meal.

c
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly waiter; I tried Burger which were great. Meat was perfectly grilled.

Highly recommended when visiting or staying at Times Square

OT
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great
Service was on point and the portions were good

JC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ, reasonable prices for the Theater District.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a very good dinner at Virgil’s our group of five enjoyed everything we had from fried pickles burgers and combos. We will definitely be back

CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!! In Times Square.
Brisket, best I have had.

CA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!!. The food was seasoned just right. The waiter was very courteous, professional, and attentive.

D
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always come to Virgil's when in the city - the food is amazing and the service is fast and friendly. I've never had a bad meal. We got there after 1:00 and had tickets to a 2:00 Broadway show and were able to get our orders quickly and have plenty of time to get t the show by curtain.

R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virgil’s was an awesome place to eat. The atmosphere was enjoyable, the waitress was so polite and friendly, the food exceptionally fantastic and the price was very worth it.

TJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good wasn’t as good as I remembered. Portions small. A little disappointing.

LP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our relatives seek out great barbecue anytime they visit from Europe. They were very happy with their ribs and brisket here. Our bartender was nice to us and made my wife a sangria even though it wasn't on the menu. Our server and his support were quick and proficient and friendly. We found good combo menu items which made it very easy to order for a large group.

AN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience
Good food. Wonderful restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Vera atmosfera americana, ribs ottime, nel bel mezzo di Times square

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LM
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was recommended this place and it didn’t disappoint, staff gave good recommendations of food and drink.

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribs were fantastic! Our server was amazing! Great night!

TH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Good barbecue. Sit upstairs though first floor sucks

JG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virgil’s is always a good time. My kids love it and it’s become a family favorite when It midtown looking for a yummy, super casual meal. Service is excellent. Always.

MW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We reserved a table for 5pm and were seated immediately. Server was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Food was DELICIOUS!!! If you like barbecue, you can't go wrong here. Will always come back whenever I need some more great tasting food.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great menu, authentic bbq. Hostess and Waitress were great, welcoming and accomodating. Food was great. Had beef brisket, trash ribs, cowboy beans and cheese grits. Grits were overly salty, everything else was great. This restaurant is a must every time I visit NYC!

PG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Been here hundreds of times. Recommend the place constantly. But this visit the pulled pork was dry.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Tipico americano, se ti piace la carne al bbq caramellata al limite del dolce è il posto giusto. A mio gusto personale l affumicata e "caramellatura" (troppo dolce) della carne altera il sapore delle carne stessa.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, fantastic smoked food.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place with exceptional food and beer. Will come back to taste also the others cakes!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasty meats!! Great service. Thanks so much for a fun night out

JD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for my son’s 11th birthday. He was in the mood for barbecue and Virgil’s came highly recommended. We were not disappointed! Food was great, service was excellent! We had the pulled chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, and a few sides and everything was spot on! My son loved that They served him ice cream with a candle and sang happy birthday! Great atmosphere.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a second visit to Virgil's in two months. The first visit 7/17 was phenomenal and the second visit did not disappoint either.

SR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious!

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