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

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.3
4.3
7695 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

22:00


Booked 73 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 08:00–22:00 Tue 16:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30
  • 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
  • Area
    Theater District
  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,695 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

7,695 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken was spicy not advertised that way. Catfish was rubbery and not seasoned. Grits were watery and service by hostess was lackluster Ed

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  2. StevenS

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To start our waiter was very good. It was our first time here so we tried the pig out combo. It was great. We added a 1/4 rib meal and basically got to try everything they had. It was fantastic. Worth the stop.

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  3. PaulineS

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic! Our server was attentive and pleasant!

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  4. Irishman

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely eve. Great food and service. First sat near door and no issue when we asked to move away from draft. Recommended!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons passé une excellente soirée avec un service au top. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir

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  6. IrisAndAl

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Virgil’s was excellent overall. Great food, very quick service and our waitress Unique was very friendly. Great pulled pork, bbq sauce (they have mild and Hot) and loved the trainwreck fries! Highly recommend!

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  7. RonP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent except for the biscuits and gravy. We asked for extra gravy and that request was not honored. And for some reason the gravy was not as flavorful as prior visits.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Awesome atmosphere- as it was super bowl Sunday so place was buzzing. Our waiter was excellent. He explained to us the rules of the game ( we are big rugby fans - as you are coming from Wales) while checking if our food was OK. One of the best meal we had in Ny

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  9. ClairP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, atmosphere great as the superbowl.was on TV. Good value, especially in NYC.

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  10. HoneyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hey, If You Want To Eat Some Really 'GOOD!'~BBQ & STEAK! In The NYC, Time Square Theater District With A Friendly Staff, Nice Bar Area, TV's, Spacious Atmosphere & Overall 'Night Out On The Town 'VIBE!' *At A Very Reasonable Price, Then What Are You Waiting For? I Even Left There With A Doggy~Bag! 👏*'VIRGIL'S'* Is A Very Tastey & Enjoyable Place, Thanks!😀

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  11. KarenS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Decent food and prices. Very attentive waiter. Miss bbq shrimp on the menu (hasn't been brought back since Covid. The place needs a serious refurbish - atmosphere is lacking.

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  12. JennR

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. There were so many good food options to choose from. Nice ambience, dim lighting which I love when I am in a restaurant. Tried the Virgils margarita that I will definitely get again. Can't wait to get back there soon.

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  13. AdeleA

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous place. Brilliant atmosphere, great food and drinks. We had the best server, really engaged with us and was helpful in our selections.

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  14. Blake

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great customer service and really good food! Service was good. Slightly overpriced for the overall plate itself but would go again. Portions are medium but filling.

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  15. ChristopherC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visit at least once a trip to NYC or Las Vegas. Didn’t disappoint again…amazing place.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Special shoutout to David, fantastic server, speedy service (after slight wait for reservation)

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  17. TomA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, as it always is, and the service couldn't have been better. David was our server and was absolutely wonderful, very informative and a pleasure to talk to. I will say that as the time approached 6:00pm, the tables were pushed close together to make allow a bigger crowd, but the spacing was such as to make it very difficult to navigate. That being said, it was an excellent choice for dinner.

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  18. Stevie

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We our first visit to your restaurant at a time when it was restaurant week. Our waiter, initially, seemed to have an attitude because of that, as though he didn't like the fact that we were asking for the restaurant week menu. But I will admit that eventually his attitude seemed to improve.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Súper !!! Atención 10 points.unique its unique. The place its perfect

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  20. Foodie

    New York City

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed some frozen lemonade at the bar during happy hour. Delicious kale salad with avocado. Excellent Memphis style dry rub ribs. Delicious, macaroni and cheese and brussels sprouts. Very good service

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  21. MireilleS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third time here. Everything was as amazing as I remembered!

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  22. Barb

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was very friendly and accommodating !They got you out in time for a night show .

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  23. Lovetoeatout

    New York City

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast, friendly service. A 1/4 rack of Memphis ribs is the perfect size meal with two sides and cornbread. The ribs are perfectly satisfying. The cole slaw is refreshing and tangy. I'm picky about my fries. These were just OK. Great value in the theater district. We'll be back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been to this restaurant a few times and always enjoyed my meals. Took a friend of mine here for the first time for restaurant week and she loved it. Our waiter, David, was fantastic! The manager, Lauren, was also wonderful. I made my selections from the restaurant week menu. For my appetizer fried sweet pickles, main course I chose pulled bbq chicken with fried and brussel sprouts as my sides, and chocolate cake for my dessert. I was not disappointed with any of my selections as everything was good. I will continue to come back to this place. Great food at a reasonable price.

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  25. Kathi929

    New York City

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Gpod Food, and Great Location for especially for Pre-Theater!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No soap in bathrooms. Not a good look if the staff is using the same bathroom

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  27. PatrickP

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Personnel was excellent. AMA, Daisy, etc. attentive and friendly. Much appreciated .

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Es la segunda vez que lo visitamos en diferente año y sinceramente supero nuestras expectativas ya que lo recordábamos delicioso pero esta vez fue EXTRA DELICIOSO

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is hit and miss. My beef brisket was very dry. Sides were good. Nachos would have been very good but the BBQ sauce was way too sweet. Service was good but it does not make up for subpar food.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Will definitely plan to head back again.

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  31. RenataM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Good food, nice waitress. Recomended

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  32. Ebony

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't wait to come back for the Memphis style ribs they were fall off the bone tender and the watermelon margarita was excellent.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Virgil, be sure to have the hush puppies. 

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was dry and everything came out cold was not a good experience

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  35. AlejandroC

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food not cooked on the spot. Taste like fast food bbq. Mac n cheese taste cold. Cornbread didn’t taste like actual cornbread.

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  36. Aurora

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and near many Broadway theaters. The happy hour drinks were great as well!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not great for the price. Brisket wasn’t smoked well.

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  38. Flipp

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. The restaurant is a tourist trap, but I knew that before. The service was on point as were the drinks and ambiance. Pricey, but you get a good meal before going out or seeing a Broadway show.

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  39. BobbyL

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Portion size was generous. The food is consistently good!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such friendly service, just like any country BBQ. Tender brisket and ribs, tangy chicken and sauces.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 7695 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Area
    Theater District
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 08:00–22:00 Tue 16:00–23:00 Wed, Thu 08:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 08:00–23:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Takeaway, 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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