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.
Virgil's Family Style Thanksgiving Feast$275.00 per person
Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2021Celebrate with Virgil's Family Style Thanksgiving Feast for $275 (feeds 6-8) - the perfect holiday spread to enjoy with Family & Friends. Virgil's traditional Thanksgiving feast features an 18 lb. Smoked Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread - Sausage & Pecan Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes Topped with Marshmallows, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Candied Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Applewood Smoked Bacon, Creole Green Beans, Buttermilk Biscuits. For an additional $24.99, finish off your Holiday Feast with a choice of an Apple or Pumpkin Pie. Choice of pie will need to be given at the time of the reserved order.
- 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
Great it was open after a Broadway play.
Our server David was phenomenal.
Highly recommend. EVERYTHING was super delicious.
We had made reservations. Once we arrived we was seated immediately. Table area was ok, fast prompt service and the food came out fast. Was there once before, it was my guest 1st time. Enjoyable and would revisit again. The final cost is what make it !!!!
Thanks for ani e meal after seeing an Broadway show on a Tuesday night.
Server was great, knew we had a theatre performance to go to, had our food up real quick. Was very responsive to our needs, got us in and out with no delays
Great service and food. The place was a bit loud but that may have been due to another party
We waited over an hour for the food and it was terrible. I was very disappointed and Will never visit again
Food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely amazing. Make sure to try the Kicking Lemonade (alcoholic beverage)!!!!!!
Chose Virgil's for our first outdoor dining .. meal was excellent, portions generous, service proficient. Highly recommend it!
I had a great time with my friends.
Had an amazing time at Virgils the food was delicious. The service was great! Will be back real soon. Thanks again
Food was awful. The server was very friendly. It took forever for our food to arrive (30 minutes) even though there were only 3 other tables in the entire restaurant. I had the barbecue chicken and my companion had the pulled pork. The chicken was SO dry and gross. The pork was very fatty and not "pulled" - more like chunks. It was awful. This is my 3rd time at Virgil's -- the first two times were about 10 years ago and it was MUCH better.
Loved the sevice. Chili good. Brisket overcooked. Top came off bbq sauce container smothering food. Enjoyed drinks.
The drinks were awesome. The food was awesome. The wait staff was awesome.
If your still using the printer system in your kitchen you should upgrade to a computer based touchscreen system for the cooks. How it works is the server rings in the food and the computer does all the timing for you. If it’s a long ticket item it sends right away if it’s a salad that takes no time it will wait a max amount of time and send the ticket to computers on the line cooks line this will increase production when it’s really busy it’s busy and the computer will manage it.
Food was amazing. Place is noisy. Service is efficient and quick.
First time trying it. Will DEFINITELY return! Food was So Good 😋
Our server David was incredible. Top notch. Food was really good, especially for Times Square. Would recommend for sure.
I am a huge fan of Virgil’s: they focus on good food and a lot of it! They have smoked dry ribs, chicken, and sausage. The location is close to the southern end of Times Square (44th street).
The service is friendly and professional. The food hot and delicious. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Virgil's never disappoints!! A staple for many years in Times Square!
Great food and the service was excellent! Wish I could remember our server’s name to give him a shout out!
Outstanding food and service as usual. We opted to sit inside and the noise level was WAY too high. Turn down the volume, please!
Great service, great food, as always here.
It was a very good experience… the service was great, but the food was SPECTACULAR!!!
Everytime we take a trip to NYC we always have to stop here, it's my boyfriends favorite restaurant. Our most recent visit was great, I feel comfortable knowing all other customers are fully vaccinated. Staff is super friendly and the food was delicious.
Always good. Superb ribs. Nice outdoor space.
The bbq sauce was bland but the chicken meat was tender. The frozen margarita hit the spot & the pecan pie was PERFECT!
The experience was awesome. It’s some of the best bbq I’ve had ever and the service was very nice. Will definitely visit again when in the area.
The recipe for wings has changed which is unfortunate because they were the main reason we come. Broke my wife’s heart when you changed the bleu cheese recipe some years ago. Sad.
Troy was a great server. So very friendly! Overall great atmosphere!
The BBQ here is the REAL deal. I had a group of 16... and everything was absolutely PERFECT. The next day, we had reservations at a very fancy place, but the entire group wished we could have done Virgil's again. I will be back in NY soon and of course back at Virgil's!!! BTW, the best wings EVER!
Best onion rings I’ve EVER had in my life. Fried to a golden crisp and not a drop of grease! The wings were decent and the cocktail I had was very good, but honestly the bill of $50 for one person was a bit ridiculous.
Lo mejor de NYC
Great to have Virgil's back!!! The ribs are even better than ever. Prompt, courteous service. So happy to be back!
The food was disappointing. I ordered the ribs and they we served lukewarm and the meat was tough. In past visits the meat would fall off the bone. My wife ordered the chicken and it was dry. The cornbread was a hockey puck.
Virgils is a go to every time we are in NY and we know they just reopened. Not sure if this was a factor, but we came away feeling let down by the experience.
Excellent food and experience as always!
Food is alway great and the waiter was attentive and informative of the menu.
Good food and great service at reasonable prices and right in Times Square.
I used to go here with my Dad when we visited New York - brought back a lot of nice memories.
The staff were lovely and I was one of those that arrived drenched because of the heavy rainfall! I was given towels to help dry off and offered a warm drink upon arrival which was very sweet.
Food was delicious and I really loved the corn bread which we don't get in the UK. Chicken was tender and BBQ sauce was gorgeous.
This place has bomb food !! Meaning it’s worth your money, the flavor everything is just grate even the drinks.
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 4.5 stars by 6800 OpenTable diners.
Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://virgils.securetree.com/.
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.