Cowgirl

4.6
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238 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Fun
Cowgirl opened its doors in February of 1989. The restaurant was conceived and founded by Sherry Delamarter after a visit to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum in Hereford, Texas. Sherry brought the images, soul, and cooking of the Western cowgirl to New York City and created a warm, Texas-friendly atmosphere, one of the first true Country Western locations in NYC. We were also the first to offer a warm welcome to buckaroos with a kids menu and trick-roping demonstrations on Hudson Street's now-bygone parking meters.

Over the years, the Cowgirl has hosted many famous CW recording artists including Dolly Parton, Reba MacIntire, Bonnie Rait, Roseanne Cash, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Roger McGuinn and many others. We are proud to be a part of uniting true wild-west spirit with the independent, creative energy of NYC.
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New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is uneven, some things are good, some things are bland. The Chicken fried steak was tender, but the sauce was bland and so were the mashed potatoes. The onion rings were good and the Margaritas were delicious.

ES
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 40th Birthday brunch at Cowgirl yesterday and I loved it !! They were super accommodating with the space for our party of 14 , and even sat us incomplete even though their policy is to seat only complete parties .
We had a few children in the party and the kids menu was great with tons of options .
The brunch menu has a lot of choices for entree and a good range of appetizers to share .
Our server (younger lady long brown hair ) was excellent. Attentive without being pushy and also very efficient.
Good stuff , will definitely be back !

WS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice outside environment.brisket was ok. Nice waiter

l
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Always a fun and celebratory place to go. a little loud, and the food wasn't quite as good as I had remembered from the last time I was here (year plus ago)

BM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family friendly. Loved the baked potatoe ice cream- yum yum

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was okay for everyone. Chosen because it was kid friendly. Large portions and friendly staff in a casual atmosphere. Too many other places in the city to try for me to go back.

GM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to eat here.

KD
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect place to take kids. We had a delicious brunch served timely. Nice drinks list. Cute decor. A bit loud and we got potatoes instead of the grits we wanted with our eggs, but they were delicious , too.

RY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best nachos ever!

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cowgirl still has it!! After all these year, this is still the best place to go for a group celebration - they have lots of room, welcome groups, and their prices are so reasonable! We love the drinks and the food and the ambience. Don't change a thing!

l
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there with a party of 20 and the service food and drink were great

GM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome margaritas! Great happy hour from 10 am to 6 pm.

KL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

I have been going to Cowgirl with various friends and family members for more than 10 years. It has always been one of my favorite NYC institutions. The margaritas never fail, and until recently, the food never failed. I would always send out-of-towners there for an authentic NYC experience that was also reliably good. Sadly, the last two times I have been there, I've had a very poor experience with the food. What used to be my favorite item on the menu, the Catfish Salad, has changed fairly drastically (the batter used to be crisp and thick, like the consistency of a buttermilk/cornmeal fried chicken), and now, having had it two times recently I can confirm that it's no better than a frozen fish fillet from the supermarket. Plus, most of the salad greens were entirely rotted. I will not give up on Cowgirl yet, because its place in my heart is too special, but I really hope they start to turn the food back around and keep its stellar reputation for many NY-ers to come!

PB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place and nice service.

GT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They actually were not able to accommodate me, but they called me in advance to let me know. Since I have been there before I am giving it a high rating. It's consistently a wonderful place to eat and to hang out. A nice Greenwich Village stalwart. Let's hope it doesn't get priced out like all the other good places.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been so many times for dinner, but the brunch was out of this world!!!! I had the Doc Hollandaise and my husband had the Texas Two Step and we both were over the moon. Me especially 😈. Everything was perfect, and the cheese grits were amazing with our meals. Always love coming to Cowgirl!

P
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great value for NYC, the food was delicious and served hot

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

C’était top!
Soirée très agréable avec repas de très bonne qualité!!!
Toute la famille a adoré

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JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing margaritas and so much fun with friends!! Reasonable prices.

JH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, friendly service and fun atmosphere made for a nice way to celebrate Independence Day.

JB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Western-kitsch oasis the West Village has been here for 30 years and has been a reliable haven for margaritas and Tex-Mex/Southern fare, not to mention its music room and wonderful nostalgic decor. The Frito Pie and the Ice-Cream Baked Potato are personal faves from the main menu and they do a superb omelette during brunch hours.

F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Totally disappointing! Made a reservation for 9pm for 9ppl on Friday night. Upon arrival I asked if they can add a 10th person and they said yes. They asked if we were all there and I said 9ppl are and to tell them when the 10th arrives since they don’t seat incomplete tables. The 10th came 9:05pm and they said they’d get the table ready. We were seated at 9:45pm!!!! WTF?!?! If you’re gonna tell people you won’t seat an incomplete party then seat them when they are complete!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cowgirl was fantastic! It was fun and busy, but the service was still good. The food was excellent. We loved it!

IK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite. We always look forward to the round table, great food and catch up! Thank you!!

n
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner with family

JG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, our server was just as great! Love that black eye pea salsa!!

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Southern standards in a fun atmosphere. Kid-friendly. One of our favorite spots for the laid back atmosphere, bright colors, Southern and Tex-Mex comfort food, and right in the heart of the West Village.

KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were very good. Ambiance was good for moderately priced lunch. Kid friendly but also good brunch cocktails.

ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great spot! All around good time as always!

e
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, great food, great ambiance... would go back for a drink after work or for a meal with the kids.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a dinner reservation for myself, with plans to see Emily Duff and her band perform in the back room. The show totally sold out all the tables, but the Cowgirl staff was nice enough to call me early that afternoon to let me know they would make sure I got a spot at the bar where I could eat. It was so nice to get that phone call. An unexpected personal touch. I was , of course, fine with the arrangement.
Everything was superb. The host and my server were both friendly and helpful. The dinner was delicious(I had the po'boy). The beer was cold. The concert by Emily & her band was brilliant. As it was a birthday celebration for Emily, we even all got a piece of cake!
I would recommend Cowgirl 110%!!!

RP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

BB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Father's Day brunch at Cowgirl. Everyone in my party enjoyed the delicious food and drinks. Margaritas are delicious and potent - highly recommend! Great friendly service...we stayed for hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Cowgirl!

J
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! I’ve been here many times and always have a great experience.

BM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A NYC regular. Fun, campy and decently priced good food. Always a good time :)

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

nice place, food was ok, plastic cups for water, nothing special. it took forever for them to clean the table when we were done. we had to sit with the dirty plates for almost an hour. the only good thing was the outdoor sitting.

l
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Bathroom is hard access for handicapped.
Food is very good, all that we have tried there.
Drinks are good, fairly priced.
Little noisy, but it's NYC.
We go 2-3 times a year, favorite place in that area.

KF
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cowgirl is a favorite. Food and service are consistently excellent. Recent visit was on a cold and rainy Sunday for brunch. Perfect day for perfect comfort food. My friend had Chicken Fried Chicken which is my personal favorite. I wanted to vary my choices and opted for Holly Go Lightly - eggs Benedict with spinach instead of meat. Delicious!

WV
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for kids and family. We've celebrated many birthday's at Cowgirl. It's a West Village institution. Please go here and keep them in business.

7
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I like this restaurant and have gone now and then for, um, decades. The best part is the ambiance—a fun, lively joint. The food is decent. I love that they are featuring dishes from a nearby Mexican restaurant that closed not too long ago, and that shrimp dish is great. From the regular menu, the portobello mushroom fajitas are delicious. Definitely make a reservation.

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