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Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City, New York, NY

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.3
4.3
6699 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Established in 1994, Virgil's Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America's top 10 BBQ restaurants. Virgil's meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to 10 hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods that impart maximum flavor. Virgil's is located in New York City, Las Vegas, and at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Come try our BBQ and other American classics like salads, burgers, seafoods and more. We have something for everyone!

With so many great ways to enjoy Virgil's, we are open for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Pick-up, Delivery, Catering, and Private Parties. Join us for lunch and enjoy from a variety of special menu offerings for $15 or less and Happy Hour! Looking for the perfect spot for your next celebration? Learn more about Special Events at virgilsbbq.com.

Your safety is our priority. As of 3/7/22, NYC no longer requires proof of vaccination to dine indoors. Indoor & Outdoor dining are available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 921-9494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Legoff

  • Catering

    Let Virgil's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Virgil's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444

  • Private party facilities

    call for details

  • Private party contact

    Penny Kaplan: (212) 921-9494

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 44th

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. <br />A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PW

    PauliW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been to Virgil's in 15 years. It felt good coming back after all this time and seeing that virtually nothing has changed in this amazing restaurant! The portions were generous and tasted just like I remembered. I'll be sure and visit again next time we're on Broadway! ❤️
  2. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Having passed by Virgils many times, We felt like bbq. And it was right on
  3. TB

    ThriceBlest

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our sever, Selma, was fantastic. Kind, knowledgeable, pleasant. The food was great and we found it to be a good value, the portions are generous.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Il cibo è buono, buono anche il servizio. A due passi da Time Square
  5. KD

    KennethD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good value restaurant at central mid-town restaurant. Can't go wrong with Virgil's barbecue. Our waitress had an issue with our drink order not getting to the bar properly so we never got our drinks but we made do with water and enjoyed the good food. This can be a very loud venue but it was just moderate for this visit.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met relatives from Alaska (terrible bbq in Alaska) and MD for dinner. They loved the hush puppies and the Pig Out and took leftovers back to their hotel. We’re from NJ and have eaten at Virgil’s a few times. Food is always consistently good (albeit a little too salty).
  7. C

    Cherie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service also very good, had a sweet server named Devin who aimed to please. The air conditioner on the main level could have been cooler even though but was an extremely hot evening. Would probably return for a pre theater dinner for another try
  8. DR

    DarleneR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The food is OVERPRICED. Two biscuits for $8.95. Only eight (8) wings for $24.95….and I could go on. Virgil’s should be ashamed of itself. My family and I will not be returning.
  9. SP

    SophieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic bbq. Visited 4 years ago and wanted to take the kids, did not disappoint.
  10. T

    Teresa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went for restaurant week- it was no deal! Figured that we would pay almost the same amount if we just ordered off the menu- disappointed
  11. s

    su2234

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
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  12. AS

    AlexandraS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Disappointed with the dry martini. Wasn't super cold not did it have olives. Dry ribs were a little too black.
  13. JR

    JulieR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been awhile since going to Virgil’s. Still solid. Good food, waitress was extra nice and accommodating.
  14. JM

    JavierM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice place and food but the beer was serves very late
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Super friendly servers who was very on top of all our needs (my husband goes through 4 drinks in a meal and this server was on top of it!). The food was good and the bathrooms were very clean. It's a high nose environment with lots of people and TVs everywhere you look, so be warned if that's not something you like.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Selma was a wonderful server. Made our experience top notch!!
  17. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The brisket was dry and the ribs and the burger were so so. The food was served barely warm. Living on their reputation. This was our last visit.
  18. PS

    PaulS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Friendly and fast!
  19. MZ

    McZmom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have come back strong post pandemic. I have always loved Virgil’s and they didn’t disappoint.
  20. TG

    TobiasG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
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  21. PV

    PeterV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food , No awsome food Service was really good
  22. NA

    NicoleA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent and managed a rather chaotic group of 9!
  23. M

    Marc

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food Wonderful waitress Great experience
  24. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, something for everyone on the menu. Best chicken wings!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent bbq in NYC
  26. SE

    ShariE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was awesome under the circumstances it can be tough serving big parties
  27. SG

    SharonG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    After waiting about 7 to 10 minutes to be seated (we had reservations), my party of 3 had a wonderful dining experience. The waiter was friendly and attentive. However, one person's sides were wrong. Not sure if it was the waiter or the kitchen but it was quickly corrected. The food is always excellent! No matter if it is wings, ribs, or catfish. Virgil's does not disappoint.
  28. KT

    KTNurse

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love going to Virgil’s! The food is delicious, reasonably priced and they let you share a plate if needed. The pina colada was deliciously refreshing.
  29. A

    Axel

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Meat was served cold, and the taste was really average. It’s a place for tourist. Don’t recommend it
  30. RJ

    RobertJ

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location near Times Square. Huge place so lots of seating available. BBQ was good, not great. All the sides were very good. Good beer and drink selections. Kind of pricy for BBQ, but NYC and everything costs more these days.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters sixteenth birthday was a treat in NYC and our final night was at Virgil’s, I would highly recommend this place for food, service and atmosphere
  32. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, great hospitality for all the family (cute little monsters of 3 and 4 years old) and not expensive at all!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We moesten even wachten tot onze gereserveerde tafel gereed was. Het is een gezellig restaurant en het even wachten aan de bar was daarom niet heel erg. We kregen goede tips voor alcohol-vrije dranken. Het eten kwam vlot en was erg lekker.
  34. EC

    EllenC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating a birthday! The attention that was paid to the birthday boy...was about the best I’ve ever seen, in a restaurant.From the moment we walked in and was greeted by the hostesses at the desk to the manager to our waitress Jasmine (and the food was delicious)have to give Virgil’s an A plus
  35. FC

    FrankC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Quality of the food has really gone down hill. And they raised their prices! I was tempted to send the food back (which I have never done). It's a shame. Used to be a great place in Time Square to grab a bite or have a business lunch but now I would not recommend. Just a poor experience.
  36. PB

    PattiB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The 1st time our food was delivered it was so dried up it looked like it was 3 days old. They replaced it with a platter that had 2 long black curly strands of hair. The third and final time it was replaced we gave up and ate what we could. Never going back there.
  37. B

    Brucen

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in till the time we left, the service was awesome. My wife and me have been to Virgil's many times and love it. The hostess was great, and knew what table we requested and brought us there. Our server was polite, attentive, and quick with our requests, she was just about working with every table upstairs.
  38. JD

    JimmyD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent BBQ, large menu, great staff. We sat outdoors in the street cubby, which was nice during the evening, very little noise from the restaurant insdie made it out to us.
  39. a

    atashy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    No complaints , solid BBQ , good service. I would definitely go again.
  40. JM

    JoeM

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great eats at Virgils. Plenty of seating (although we had a reservation). The grilled salmon was top drawer and the nachos came to play. Wonderful service-attentive without being annoying

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 6699 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 51 times today
Google Map for Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway and 44th

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Legoff

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 921-9494

  • Catering

    Let Virgil's Cater your next party. We offer full service catering for all types of events. Let us drop off and setup or let us stay and serve your guests with the Virgil's experience at your door. Contact our Catering Department at 212-362-6444

  • Private party facilities

    call for details

  • Private party contact

    Penny Kaplan: (212) 921-9494

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