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Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.2
5560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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  • Comfort Food (132)
  • Casual (128)
  • Fun (93)
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.
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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 5560 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IvanHeerkens 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten at the Virgin's in February while we where in NYC for a city Trip.
We are from the Netherlands and we liked the restaurant! Good service and food with energic music. A Must Eat when you are in NYC - Just around the corner of Times Square (West 44th Street)

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TeresaD 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food! Will return. Was seated timely and waited on promptly

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food and good drinks

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VeryExperiencedPatron (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great ribs. Most dishes were good. Service could be better. Waiter got one order completely wrong

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ericT 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Ribs great, Mac N Cheese Great, Brisket Great. Service with Juan also GREAT! Native NY’er and love coming here. Took 3 friends for their first time and they LOVED. Great pre theater dining.

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Dawna123T 
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Ribs were tough, chicken was cold. Salad was delicious. Too much money for subpar service and food. Very disappointed.

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mkey (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were surprised to find BBQ this good just steps away from Times Square. the die hard BBQ fans in our group were skeptical until they tried the food. From appetizers to sides to main dishes, everything was great. The portions are really big, so next time we will consider sharing. The restaurant is a little loud, so if you are looking for a quiet date night, this is not the place for you.

Looking forward to my next business trip. Virgil's is now on my NYC favorites list!

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John 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service and great food everything you can ask for.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We’ve been to Virgil’s quite a few times and have never left dissatisfied. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys BBQ!!

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TraceyJ 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our group really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. The food was excellent!

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PhilipG 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

3rd time to New York, 4th time to Virgil’s. Never disappoints, food outstanding and we got served this time by David. His knowledge of the food & beer was further complimented by his gracious and accommodating approach to our group of 7. I couldn’t not recommend him and Virgil’s to anyone, best place off time square by a country mile! P.s their baby back ribs were as some of us brits say, cushty!

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amullane (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

My guest was super impressed with the wings and the ribs.

Loved the strawberry lemonade

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Auxil 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I usually love Virgil BBQ Brisket Sandwich but this time it came out of kitchen Room Temperature, Bah. Waitstaff and Manager were very solicitous and concerned, gave me many Tsk tsks and "oh my"s but did nothing else. One other thing, take Coney Island Root Beer off the menu, meant to be a marriage of beer and root beer...the worst of both worlds. And i ought to know, I am from the Coney Island neighborhood.

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viprdrdr (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

good bbq in the theater district. portions are good. prices are fine for the food. desserts are ok nothing great. noisy upstairs slightly quieter downstairs

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vipASNYC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We are regulars. This was our after-movie dinner. Savannah Salad without any pork and additional avocado slices with Grilled chicken: They have improved the greens’ mix. Grilled chicken was fresh( sometimes is not and it gets dry) Kansas Fried chicken all white meat was on point. The best part was as always Livia. She just remembers what we like and how we liked. Always a pleasure. This is a great joint pre or post shows.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Good barbecue restaurant, service was excelent and helpfull

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Philly (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I was very disappointed having been to Virgil's a few years ago. The food was tepid at best and the sauce on the chicken looked as if he had just been plopped on - just wasn't good. It wasn't even fair to middling....

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved our server David! And our seat upstairs in front of the big screens! So yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time. The food was fantastic! They were super accommodating to our party’s needs and we were even taken before our reservation time. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipLuvitmuch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was excellent. Our server Josh was amazing. He was friendly and very informative.

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vipBrooklynWriter (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This is not the cheapest place to get ribs in New York, nor is it necessarily the best, but if you are taking a group of teens out to a show on Broadway -- especially if they're boys -- I can't think of anywhere better. It's loud, fun, filling, and fast.

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BruceY (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a terrific time with delicious food that we thoroughly enjoyed.

Loved the cheddar grits, we got a sampler for 2 for about $50 and a Cesar's salad and split all amongst 3 of us and we were stuffed.

Really tasty, and for 3 to eat for under $100 with tip in times Square and have authentic BBQ, you can't go wrong! Love Virgil's

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waiter was absolutely disgusting to us. Very rude and rushed us, never came for refills or to ask how our meal was. He also kept disappearing for a long time and we’d have to ask someone else for help!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Easy place to eat when going to the theater. Reasonably priced and quick service in general

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JosephH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Virgil's is our stand-by for before theater dining. It's convenient to Broadway theaters. The menu is barbecue with some more healthy options. (We had the grilled catfish.) They also do a nice chicken fried steak. The sound level can approach boiler room levels, but was moderate the night we were there. They do a big business in crowds. I usually see a couple large groups there and they seem happy. It also looks like they can accommodate kids pretty well, too.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Der Service war super und das Ambiente stimmt auch. Die Spare Rips waren leider etwas trocken und nicht zart. Normalerweise kennen wir Rips wo man das Fleisch problemlos abziehen kann... Das war hier leider nicht so. Ebenso war es teilweise nur lauwarm. Das pulled pork und das Rindfleisch waren dagegen sehr lecker. Da wir aber hauptsächlich wegen den Rips gekommen sind waren wir etwas enttäuscht.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Started with unclean menu with grease all over it, ended with a dry and untasty BBQ. Appetizers were cold. Brisket was passable but rest of the pig out platter might as well be fed to the pigs!
Will never go here again, I gave it the benefit of the doubt, it is owned by Carmine's and I never had a bad meal there.
Sorry to be so blunt!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Good barbecue and the hush puppies are great. I miss the bbq lamb.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had nachos and a brisket burger. The meat was way too sweet

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Virgil's never disappoints. I have been going here over 20 years and the food is consistently great. Their pulled pork is the best I've ever had.

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