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

4.3
4.3
7022 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 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 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 7,022 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DF

    DaFoodie

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice lunch options for M-F. Tried the BBQ Bowl with brisket, more like a composed salad, no dressing per se, topped with BBQ sauce. I enjoy it plain, although if you wanted dressing you could probably ask. I didn’t feel like filling up on the regular BBQ plates.
  2. ST

    StephenT

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. Unfortunately, our ribs were cold and had a large amount of dry spice on top of some of them.
  3. HW

    HadiyaW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was super fast and the portions were good. Food was tasty.
  4. TB

    TamicaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager Lauren was great & our servicer Curtis took care of us. The food & drinks were excellent as well.
  5. S

    Sloan

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Excellent service, but we had to wait for our reserved table. Meet items were delicious, but sides were average. Restaurant was crowded, worn, and did not seem clean. An unused to-go bag from a previous customer was left on the window ledge by our table.
  6. JB

    JodiBlitz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They have such great food and drinks!! Get the Fall of the porch iced tea, trust me. Although ask for it without ice. I stupidly forgot to do that the first time and they FILLED it so much with ice that it was a rip off.
  7. MA

    MAXINE

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We visited Virgils last year on previous visit to NY & loved our meal.. The burger itself was really nice & cooked to perfection but the beef was cold & Brioche was dry & falling apart.. It was busy & the next table we're overly loud in their conversation & could have been heard outside i think..
  8. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Enjoyable place.
  9. M

    Meto

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food with more than ample serving sizes. Our server, Sam, was very personable and efficient. Quick service and we were seated at a table next to a window.
  10. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfect for Pre theater for the family service was quick but not rushed.
  11. e

    erniejoel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got a table fast. Food was good. And everyone working there were friendly and helpful. very nice place to eat.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The bar attender gave me an excellent dinner recommendation.
  13. AB

    AshleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. We wanted proper American food and that’s what we got. The noise was great due to the NY Giants playing and our waiter was great always attending to any needs
  14. B

    B1g3at3r

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A favorite dinner spot following a Broadway show. Great BBQ.
  15. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    All of our food was passable but nothing more and came out barely warm. The brisket was dry and the French fries were cold. Not a destination for food. A football game was on the many huge TVs in the dining room and the noise level made it almost impossible to have a conversation. My husband did like his drinks a lot; two Pina coladas. The three of us agreed that we would not return for another dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. Would recommend if around the area.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Virgil’s is a great spot. This was our first time and we were impressed - big crowd and the perfect place to watch the playoffs (tvs everywhere). The ribs, mac & cheese, hush puppies, bbq chips, and mashed potatoes were our favs! The cornbread and brisket were a litltle dry. Overall, we definitely enjoyed our experience and will be back! The managers are excellent - making sure their customers feel safe and welcomed!
  18. DO

    DustinO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Server was nice and mostly attentive. I don’t feel like the price is justified.
  19. T

    Teto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It a good experience, food is very average and service as well
  20. JP

    JohnP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff was very accommodating to our requests! we arrived early and were able to be seated in short time. Table for 11 could have been a little bigger otherwise was a very nice evening
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with friends and staff was wonderful.
  22. TB

    TrinakaB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I used to be a regular but it’s been several years. Drinks were decent and food good. Waitress seemed “floaty” but nice.
  23. JS

    JaimeS

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really great dinner and service! Would go again and again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our server was NOT good at all. This was our 1st time there and we never go back. Tried to speak to a manager and she stated she was surprised and offered a dessert. She argued our concerns. Very unprofessional
  25. GM

    GraceM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff is excellent and the food is very good.
  26. BL

    BurtL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! The server was excellent and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be coming back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing nachos!
  29. EK

    EileenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When our server came over, we let her know that we had theater tickets. Our food came out so fast, we were gobsmacked! Thank you so much.
  30. MM

    MelM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good for a quick bite before a show. Gets busy so make reservations.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was a great server! Food was amazing! Well worth it!
  32. GJ

    GJS1

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Convenient location.
  33. RJ

    ReneeJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mixed drinks ok but food was delish, nice size portions
  34. t

    toru

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was not good as expected Then price was higher than expected
  35. J

    Jellyfishqueen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    It was our first time there and we were very excited to try the food. The Waitress told us she was in the middle of a shift change and rushed us through the order. We asked for suggestions and she didn’t seem very interested… I understand it’s a shift change but she acted a little rude. Food was Luke warm basically cold & the portions were small for the price.
  36. SF

    ShellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the restaurant as well As the staff and food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food but roll for the burger fell apart.
  38. g

    gm16

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Margarita was a little too sweet but overall if you like barbecue you’ll love Virgil’s
  39. A

    Anonymous

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was very good. It was a nice clean restaurant.
  40. TS

    TinaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing! Visited twice during our stay in NYC. Definitely a must visit!

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 7022 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 46 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, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:30 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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