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

Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

4.4
4.4
6842 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 138 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 6,842 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RA

    RichardA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Felt as it was so busy that the service and food suffered
  2. k

    kathyp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Was disappointed that our anniversary was not acknowledged, was put in the online reservation as well as mentioned to server. Food is good but pricey for what you receive. I recommend it only if people know they will be spending about $100 per couple on average for basic menu items
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The only fresh thing were the French fries.
  4. GT

    GregT

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was really good, but our waiter no so much. I would still recommend stopping by.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The portions are generous and delicious.
  6. AP

    AndiePHL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location - had the potential for 5 stars.... but fell a little short. We had 6 pm dinner reservations, got there a bit early - and had to wait. It was CROWDED but we found a spot at a bar upstairs.... in order to guarantee the host staff could find us, they told us to come downstairs where we stood and got pushed around by the staff until 20 minutes past our reservation time. Our table was jammed in so tightly we nearly couldn't fit. Food was good, drinks were good and the place was lively and fun.
  7. EC

    EddieC

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place, food, and service. This is a must stop for us each trip to NYC.
  8. L

    Lucy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Tables too close together, very uncomfortable! Food has went downhill but prices skyrocketed!! Very disappointed this time. Used to be our favorite place to eat in New York
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Food was poor. Tasted like it’s been prepped well in advance and came out literally minutes after ordering. Ordered the 2 person sharing plate and was very disappointed
  10. M

    Miga

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food at a good value
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is good, the food is very good, and we were very well attended by David.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rama was our waitress. She was great from start to finish. I've been in NYC for almost 5 years and so far she is the best. The food was well prepared we got the large platter for two and couldn't finish it. Rama recommended the banana pudding and boy did it not disappoint. We will be back sorry no photos we ate too fast only thing I'd ask for is a little more space at the table for such large portions.
  13. LH

    LiongoHammer

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is the first time I dined here since the worldwide COVID pandemic started. Virgil's Real BBQ is still a reliable place to get good barbeque in Times Square. I started with some very tender Catfish Bites. They were delicious. Then I had Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich. It was very good. I wash it down with a glass of white wine. Then ordered the Chocolate Cake to go. I enjoyed that later at home. This restaurant has good food and treats you well.
  14. s

    sunshine

    New York Area

    557 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    557 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My husband and I eat fairly often at Virgil's when attending nearby theater. On this occasion we dined earlier than usual, so the upstairs was quieter than usual. We would have said that overall the food was great if it had not been for the onion laden baked beans. On previous visits we don't remember having such an overabundance of large pieces of unneeded onion in a dish we like very much. We mentioned this to David, our wonderful and knowledgeable waiter, and while we didn't request it, he removed the item from our bill. This unsolicited consideration, while not of major monetary value, is one of many reasons why we will continue to praise and value dining at Virgil's.
  15. S

    Spicemum

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We have been coming to this restaurant every time we visit NYC and have always loved . Was able to book a table in advance , food good, but the service this time was disappointing. Our waitress spent more time sitting at the bar than being attentive !
  16. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, huge portion sizes (that converted last nights dinner too) and the cost was what I expected to pay for a restaurant just off Times Square. Hope to get back, before we leave
  17. MS

    MarkS

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Individual platter plates were very small, uninspiring portions-looked like meats were just sitting in a collection plate and then dumped onto platter and sauced over. nothing was hot or particularly appetising. For $150 a total disappointment.
  18. CP

    ConnorP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food tasted great but was a little cold. Servers, though not their fault, seemed overwhelmed, probably due to understaffing.
  19. IM

    IanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to Virgil’s 25 years after our first. Still going strong, food just as good as the first time I visited, great location just off Times Square and super friendly and efficient staff.
  20. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We shared two appetisers as portions in America are huge.
  21. KM

    KimM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was delicious however the service was lacking. We were seated for over 40 minutes before getting anything to drink and the delays and mishaps continued through dinner.
  22. DJ

    DeanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, table service was very good will definitely come again!!
  23. SP

    SamuelP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More like a family get-together the day after Thanksgiving. We had reservations for 5 PM, got there early and the host was able to sit us early. Great ambiance, great food and great time. Our server, Laura was terrific and took good care of our family!
  24. TS

    ThorstenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ve been at Thanks Giving Day and we had the traditional menu! It was packed but we had soooo friendly stuff, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! We come back Thorsten
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Our reservation was made far in advance and our table wasn’t ready for 30 minutes past the time requested. Some of the staff were pushy and rude. Our waitress was attentive and very nice
  27. JR

    JuliaR

    Barcelona

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and fabulous service.
  28. FO

    FOOD2LUV0515

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Coming from Dallas, TX. Everything was kinda dry but you can add sauce. The sides were okay.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was thanks giving No need to say anything else
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dined at Virgil’s on Thanksgiving Day…my first time here. Glad I made a reservation! Sat at a table in the bar area, which was nice and comfy. The food & drinks were very flavorful!!! I ordered bbq pulled chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. I drank spiked lemonade. Excellent customer service and prices. Definitely coming back with family and friends!
  31. HS

    HugoS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Restaurant is great with fair prices. Unfortunately we experienced a delay to put us on a table.
  32. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Put us at table that made it impossible to get up. Sides were small. An $8 charge for gravy is ridiculous. Turkey was good but total experience only so so
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation. Then we were ignored, and our food made it to the table before our drinks (which were not from the bar). And to top of the spectacularly poor service, we had to wait 25 minutes for the check. The food was actually pretty awesome, but the service was atrocious.
  34. TR

    TammyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place was way over capacity! Despite having reservations made weeks prior my family had to wait an additional hour for a table. The waitress came to take our order and never came back. Our order was wrong and it took soo long to fix 2 of us was already finished our food. The Thanksgiving feast was not as good as I thought it would be. The stuffing was runny. The turkey was dry. I should have just had the ribs 🙄..I may give them another shot on a non-holiday
  35. KA

    KAH1

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner was great
  36. JD

    JacquelineD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Brisket was incredibly dry and chewy. Pieces that weren’t dry were completely fatty pieces. Hush puppies were best part of meal.
  37. n

    nicolel

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a crowded Thanksgiving - thankfully , we had reservations - and we had the best server- I wish I could remember her name -but i will say - she had some recommendations for the sides (collards and mac/cheese) - the ribs were amazing - OMG - and my son/nephew enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal - and they both said was so good -they even had leftovers - It was not my first time at VIRGILS -and it definetly wont be my last!
  38. AM

    AuraM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for Thanksgiving day after the Macy's parade. It was REALLY busy - but you wouldn't have known it! Our waiter (Bobby) was super attentive - we sat outside. The food was great!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saby was awesome!! Excellent service, humor and efficiency!
  40. CC

    CandyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had reservation .Seated in 5 minutes…Large portions..Junk Ribs…BBW sandwich with two meats.Cole Slaw excellent.Onion rings needed to be crispier.Excellent Service.We eat a lot of BBQ-Enjoyed but sauce needs to be on side in my opinion.Overall enjoyed it….

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 4.4 stars by 6842 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 138 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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