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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
6748 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 69 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 6,748 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. M

    Martinojct

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good, service was excellent. Good time had by all.
  2. T

    Trond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Came for a taste of a real BBQ brisket. It was unfortenately too dry for my taste. Nice restaurants and atmosphere 👍
  3. RH

    RHawaiiStyle

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was just OK - servers were nice but not attentive. Did a lot of standing around. Food was just OK - sides were pretty good. Nothing came out hot or even warm. Overall OK - wasn’t too expensive but probably would not go again.
  4. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The ribs were very fatty; little meat. Greens had a slight vinegar/sour taste. Huge margarita is a very good value. Pecan pie was okay. While the food was mediocre, the service was very good and staff are friendly. The restaurant has a pleasant homey, casual atmosphere. I had an early dinner to attend a show across the street, so it was quiet.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente atención, la comida muy muy buena
  6. M

    Manny

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Maybe it was the 8pm dining time that caused the food to be brought cold with the exception of the collard greens which were lukewarm. Minus the good service, disappointed was the mood.
  7. JM

    JohnnyM1959

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual. The Service from The Waitress to Manger were great. We love this place.
  8. NH

    NicoleH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The bartender was really rude. We were waiting at the bar until a table opened and he made us get up, saying the bar was only for paying customers. We are paying customers, just waiting for a table
  9. JJ

    JJYoda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy to eat at Virgil’s again. Loved the food at the Atlantis location.
  10. RT

    RicardoT

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The experience was great!! I informed The waitress that we needed to get all items including a check by 7:30 PM and she was able to get everything out to us in a quick manner. The drinks were amazing and we had only appetizers. They were small in size but that’s the norm across all restaurants. Unfortunately I forgot the name of my waitress but she was amazing in the bar section
  11. CB

    CarolB

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great BBQ, Sweet Tea, good southern fare! Kids loved it!
  12. M

    Mark

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful BBQ amazing ribs and all round good food, good selection of beers as well
  13. HA

    HollyA

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want someplace lively and not too famcy, this is the place! Meant to be a simple BBQ restaurant that has good food.
  14. RH

    RichardH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very great place. Great food, would definitely return
  15. DJ

    DeeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service our waiter Troy was great . The food was good
  16. V

    Vinlander

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New York City is not known for BBQ, but Virgil's is one of the spots hard-core BBQ fans can go for a quick fix. Everything is done right, and the staff could not be better.
  17. A

    Amir

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious and great value for what you order (what's not showin my pucs are the Virgils draft beer, Piña colada, and the beer battered onion rings 🤌)
  18. CL

    CharlesL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Arrived early, wanting to sit in upstairs dining room we waited at the bar and had a drink. Once we were seated food came out hot and tasty. Enjoyed our visit.
  19. BR

    BeverlyR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chihuahua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  21. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Both servers, David and Jurae provided excellent service. The food was average and the BBQ sauce a bit too sweet and it was lathered on everything! We ate outside and enjoyed people watching. It was a bit overpriced, but convenient to the theatre district. It’s a good meeting point for a meal prior to a Broadway show.
  22. c

    catalanman

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    close to TSq, good food - everything you might expect. relatively resonable prices for the location. absolutely OK in general, not a gourmet restaurant but exactly what we expected
  23. J

    Jasmine

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I came here for a quick bite before a broadway show. We ordered 2 orders of wings, 1 order of fries , collard greens and a martini. It was okay I wouldn’t go out my way to patronize again; if I’m in the area and it’s convenient I would.
  24. LN

    LiamN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramata was absolutely wonderful, she had a lot of tables to serve and was rushed off her feet but was polite, pleasant and calm. Wasn't too nice to see her manager lose her temper with her for a tiny mistake, the mistake really didn't bother or effect us, her manager should be praising her for keeping herself together
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Everything tasted home made. Service was a little slow but only because it was extremely busy. Server was excellent.
  26. DD

    DrDialysis

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was excellent and the ambience is stimulating. Took us too long to get our check!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly and accommodating staff. Prompt service. Grits were salty so sent them back. I feel like some menu items are different than in the past. Not a huge deal but I liked it better previously.
  28. JB

    JamesB

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    It PAINS me to write this review. I considered Virgil's my favorite NY restaurant and one of my fave dinner spots period. However, I was disappointed with Friday night's experience. From the jump, I was floored to walk in and see so many empty tables. I don't recall that during a busy time (dinner on Friday) since I first started dining there in summer 1995. My cousin made the same observation when she arrived. Overall, the food mostly tasted good (we ordered a wide variety of things) but a lot of what we had wasn't hot. I sent back the greens, the mac n cheese wasn't much warmer (those should have been sent back as well), the bbq chicken was blackened and most of the other meat was less than hot. The service was good; server was really attentive. Otherwise, this experience was very underwhelming. I will visit the Las Vegas restaurant the next time I'm there hoping it'll be a much better experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience ever))))) specifically if you love meat and great service
  30. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    David our server was great & very attentive. The restaurant was clean & nicely decorated. The food was so so. The mac & cheese was really good. I wasn't impressed with the brisket though. It was dry...kind of overcooked. I was expecting much better. My daughters chicken sandwich was good & her fries were yummy. I felt both meals were overpriced though. Loved the towels instead of napkins!
  31. G

    Godzkid

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Visiting NY, first time at Virgil’s. Excellent experience. Food and service was great. One person experienced food not cooked to her satisfaction and the manager removed it from the bill. Kudos to customer service.
  32. LR

    LiamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice setting for some good bbq food. Just a tad on the pricey side but still worth it
  33. DM

    DoctorM

    New York Area

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is always good at Virgil's. I enjoy the barbecue salad. Service was prompt. Noise level can be high, so I always try to get a table next to the wall and that helps a bit.
  34. ZA

    ZachA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, best Mac n Cheese I wver had. Large portions!
  35. HB

    Happy2BinNYC

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Best read bs ever. Tender, moist and smokey flavor.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I think it was just an off day for them. Hostess zero smile or welcoming demeanor. The food took 45 minutes to arrive. Pulled pork was good but cold. They ran out of salmon and offered catfish last minute instead which came out undercooked. Underwhelming and disappointing
  37. PD

    PaulD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, quick service overall very good evening
  38. NW

    NilsW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hadden het vlees plateux genomen. Stuk voor stuk prachtig gegaarde stukken. Zeker de moeite waard. Ik zeg het als kok zijnde
  39. CS

    ChristaS

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for early dinner before a 7:00 pm show. It was not crowded and the server was very attentive. My pulled pork wasn't very hot but the rest of the food was delicious. Definitely recommend the pecan pie.
  40. MT

    MeToo

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Significantly down hill. Food tasted mass produced. Coffee was undrinkable. Used to love it. Don't think I'll be going back.

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 6748 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 69 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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