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Virgil's Real Barbecue-Time Square

152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
+1 212-921-9494
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (270 reviews)
“hush puppies” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation from friends and loved it. Had great service from guy named Troy. Party of 4 and sat quickly even on Saturday night. Food was excellent and we ate a variety of choices. Pretty casual setting overall but still classy....More

Thank tmattt
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a nice restaurant for lunch. The food is good; I had THE TEXAS BRISKET SANDWICH ($13.95) with a side of delicious Collard Greens ($6,95).

Thank SeamusOmaoflhbhail
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’d be easy to think that Virgil’s couldn’t possibly be good, given its location in the tourist hell of Times Square. And yes, it’s expensive, and no, it’s not the best BBQ I’ve ever had. But it is genuinely very good. The restaurant is huge...More

Thank Scruff_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great find! The staff at the Renaissance recommended Virgil's as an affordable barbecue restaurant. It was clean, and service was fast. The ribs were "fall off the bone" tender. The portions were generous. Hot hand towels were given to us to help with...More

Thank BeenThere87
Reviewed 5 days ago

We go here every time we visit NYC. It's one of the few mid-priced, nice restaurants open after the Broadway Plays let out. Delicious variety of BBQ items and drinks...YUM

1  Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Virgil's not sure what to expect. Barbecue? On Times Square? We expected a tourist trap with not awesome food relying on it's location. That was not at all what we found. Virgil's serves up really good barbecue! We shared a large sampler...More

Thank Roxie_0102
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after a show and it hit the spot. Highlight was the key lime pie, perfect mix of sweet and sour. Hamburger was tasty and meat platter was great.

Thank arthur m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple here in my eyes. Large wings will do most people and be careful not to be caught out by the combos they are for 3 pax minimum. Service is okay and not exactly on point but it is at Times Square so to be...More

Thank Deneys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big place just off Times Square, served quickly at the beginning then service got quite slow, food was nice but the bill was quite high, more than what it should have been for the quality

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before and had an excellent meal but not this time. It was very crowded and service was quick which made us very suspicious! Ribs were tender but very dry. Won't be going back again.

Thank rachetjaw
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Andrew R
Hi my family and I are staying in New York over Christmas and would like to eat at Virgils on Christmas day 25th at about 7 pm would this be possible
17 December 2014|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, can't help you with that... Do not know if they're open on Xmas day. You should call them up and make a reservation. Good luck and enjoy!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
    (Broadway and 44th)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-921-9494
  • E-mail
Virgil's Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America's top 10 BBQ restaurants. Established 1994, Virgil's meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor. Virgil's Real BBQ is located in Times Square, New York.
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