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For 2
Date
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7:00 PM
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Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.2
5666 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Pre/post Theatre
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:30a-11:00p

Tuesday 11:30a-12:00a

Wednesday 11:30a-12:00a

Thursday 11:30a-12:00a

Friday 11:30a-12:00a

Saturday 11a-12:00a

Sunday 11:00a-11:00p
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Phone number
(212) 921-9494
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Legoff
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Private party facilities
call for details
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Private party contact
Penny Kaplan: (212) 921-9494
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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
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Cross street
Broadway and 44th
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you are planning a corporate event, holiday celebration, pre- or post- theatre dinner, or just a night out with family and friends, Virgil’s has great options for all your event needs. We can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 250 for a cocktail reception.

Parties at Virgil’s are for the young at heart: they’re fun, festive and casual. Kick back and check your day at the door. Groups of 15 or more will choose from specially designed menus created by our Executive Chef. We offer down home appetizers including our famous Trainwreck Fries, Hush Puppies, and BBQ Chicken Wings. The main course includes delicious smoked Memphis Pork Ribs, pulled Carolina Pork, Owensboro Lamb, and sliced Texas Beef Brisket. To complete the BBQ experience, enjoy our Baked Beans, Country Greens, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, and Potato Salad.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5666 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always a favorite and tonight was no exception.... was packed so make a reservation, but the food is worth the wait... smoked ribs and chicken were delicious and wings and hushpuppies as an app was perfect for our party of 5... service is smart in that when busy they all pitch in and make sure things keep moving but don’t make you feel rushed. Love me some Virgil’s when I’m near that part of town,

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Virgil ‘s BBQ was a great experience! Chicken wings!!! Get the chicken wings!! Fast service a 5pm on a Friday night before our broadway show. My brisket was a little fattier than I like. The ribs were okay...not the best I have had. The desserts are so worth it...so save room! We will be going back....but we may may just get chickens wings and desserts!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was a pre-theatre dinner with my granddaughter. She ordered the (enormous) plate of hush puppies. Then pulled pork, potato salad , baked beans and amazing corn bread. I ordered two sides: collard greens and cheese grits. We always make at least one Virgil's stop when in NYC!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was good. Hushpuppies were the best. Ribs ok.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been to Virgil’s many times, it never disappoints. Great food.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

One of few good BBQ places in Manhattan and located just off Times Square. Head upstairs if you want to avoid the distraction of video screens. Bring a healthy appetite for admittedly cholesterol challenging food.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Virgil's will never disappoint.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

I'm sure its a good fit for some, but 2 of the four in our party could not eat their meals. They had an odor to them that smelled like burning plastic - we think it was the "smoked" seasoning, but it was so strong, that the grits, the veggies and all of the food smelled. The waiter was lovely, but we literally spent $150 on 4 meals and the only thing that was eaten was the fries (appetizer) and a salad (my son took the shrimp off because of the odor). My daughter nor I could eat any part of our meals. We had heard it was authentic but we've been all over the country and never experienced anything like this. On a good note, there are no veggies on the menu so when I asked, the waiter was able to serve some grilled veggies that they had but don't advertise. I appreciated that he went to the effort for me. Honestly, I feel badly because I'm sure its just a matter of taste, but I have never, ever, had an experience like this.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food? Fire. Service? Fire. Fire all around if I lived here I would come back.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

A big disappointment. Went there for a special occasion with visiting friends. Food was warm at best. Not hot. Fries were room temperature and tasted like they were made a while ago. I likely will not return.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great barbecue in Manhattan. Great atmosphere with s real barbecue feel. The food was prepared wonderfully. The homemade chips were great.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time. The food was great- BBQ in NUC! What could be better?

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was great, except the fries came cold. A new order was brought immediately that was perfect. Service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Virgil's. I have dined here at least ten times and the food and service has always been consistent. The food is just plain delicious and the drinks are full of flavor and alcohol! ;-) The last 3 times I was in NYC it was just for Virgil's BBQ and I live in Philadelphia! hands down it is the best BBQ that I have ever had and absolutely worth the drive. I'm already planning my next visit. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Visiting NY for the First Time

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consigliato ! Cibo buono in linea con la tradizione americana del BBQ. Prezzi medi, non proprio economico ma calcolando che si trova a time square ci può stare !

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food wasn't great,but we had great servers. Good menu options. Not the best barbecue but decent for Manhattan.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service was very good. Upstairs was quiet, so we could have a nice conversation without loud music getting in the way.

Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Never disappointed when I eat at Virgil’s. Food is well prepared and delicious. Service is good and staff friendly. Hope they put the new chocolate layer cake on the permanent menu. It was sinfully good!!!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Virgil's will never let you down

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Brilliant food, American BBQ at its finest!! We visited on a Friday evening at 8pm & the restaurant was buzzing!! We all left full & happy.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The meal for two could be for three! Great bbq- huge portions.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was just ok. Appetizers were good. My friend’s burger was raw and my BBQ chicken sandwich was dry and lacking flavor. If I went back again it was be just for apps

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

... AMERICAN BBQ ... GOOD...

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Waiter filled our drinks with water before our beverage was finished
Endless drinks would of been great

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was terrific (our meals came much quicker than we expected!), and we had plenty of time to make our show. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Virgils is our fav place to eat in Manhattan and would never go anywhere else if it werent for others wanting to try everytime x

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food is BBQ and it is a LOT of food. For a family of four, with the only appetizer we got, it cost $100.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I visited this restaurant after viewing some of the reviews and looked forward to the experience. However, I was not impressed. Our wait staff was not forthcoming about our menu options or daily specials. It was our first visit there and that information might have played a positive role in our meal selection. We did hear the wait staff for another table sharing that information. The food was fair, nothing impressive. Would I visit this restaurant again? Probably not!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful place to eat and be at. Friend and I were there for 2 hours and didn’t have anything to complain about . Wonderful service

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Southwest burger was delicious. Texas sliced Brisket sandwich had too much fat on it. Good service otherwise

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Always try to make it in before or after a show. Great food, great service, great location. Can't wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

For us Europeans the portions were to much. Food was very good though. Value for money. We had a great time.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

On a Saturday night in Times Square, you have to cross your fingers on getting a good meal. Virgil’s was “ok” at best. Super busy, very noisy and chaotic, it was what you would expect for a chain restaurant in Times Square. Mediocre food, barely passable service. We went because we could make a reservation through this app and they had a kids menu. So, if a mediocre experience is acceptable, it can work but I would try to find something better. I’d go to Dinosaur BBQ instead.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a 6:15 pm Saturday reservation before going to a Broadway show. Arrived on time but still had to wait 20 minutes before being seated. The place was packed and quite loud. The four of us had had big lunches, so we ordered less than on previous visits - two had entree salads, one a brisket sandwich, and one a bowl of chili. Portions were generous and all were quite good. Once seated, service was prompt, efficient, and friendly. We got out in plenty of time for our 8:00 pm show.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great buzzy atmosphere but food (baby back ribs) was dry and uninspiring and service was rather formulaic and impersonal. Portions were generous and price reasonable for the location. We won’t rush back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food! Quite noisy so not the place for a quiet meal but great atmosphere and music, couldn’t fault the food

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was good but we made a seating request and it was completely ignored. We sat in a very uncomfortable seat and a wobbly table.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good substantial meal, with great bbq flavor but appreciated that sauces not too sweet. Restaurant super busy, noise levels high, but had a great feel. Got table easily with booking and server was attentive.

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