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Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.2
5660 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 5660 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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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Virgil's will never disappoint.

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1.0Dined 4 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 5 days ago

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

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2.0Dined 5 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 5 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 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 5 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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Visiting NY for the First Time

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

Virgil's will never let you down

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good family friendly place!!!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Different BBQ style dishes from all over the USA. Staff is very good and accommodate as much as they can. The prices are what you woul expect for Manhattan. It was quite noisy, but some may find that a plus.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was good (although burger was a bit raw in the middle) Service was a bit slow and air conditioning had us all freezing.!

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent atmosphere, easy too book.
Portion sizes were far too large.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Better get there early or make a reservation because this place can get nuts and not enough space to wait when it gets that way - can get pretty loud but this is a Rib place so don't expect a quiet romantic Dinner here

Overall very good value since the portions are big so I suggest sharing - could help with keeping the Bill reasonable .. one thing you can't argue is the food - esp the Ribs and Brisket are exceptional
We had a table of 8 and the Server was awesome w us -

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Really good food, great service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended for their really good bbq!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very casual place. Went in at 4:00 with a reservation and we were seated immediately. Server was very kind and helpful. Food came out fairly quick. Only complaint is that the brisket and trash ribs tasted almost reheated rather than off the BBQ. Not sure it was as good as it was when we used to go here more often over 10 years ago. Maybe an "off" day. Not sure.

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