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Virgil's Real BBQ -Time Square

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
+1 212-921-9494
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having never been to New York we had little idea where to eat on the first evening. Found Virgil’s & everything was resolved!! Excellent service & a great menu. Service was quick & the food was excellent. Many thanks for a great first experience in...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff here were great and couldn't seem to do enough for us. Food is delicious and portions are very generous. Really enjoyed everything we ordered. Great way to end our holiday.

Thank dnallot18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of food which was delicious. Typically American atmosphere. Attentive waiters. Good value for money.

Thank elinorheasman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Virgil’s was a just across the street from out hotel,we checked out the website and menu displayed outside and decided to give it ago . The staff were good and helpful explaining what some of the items were on the menu. We had the Train...More

Thank Mlpet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw it on TripAdvisor and thought we would try. They saw me in the electric scooter and immediately put a steel ramp over the three steps so we could get in. They had tables downstairs that would accommodate the scooter and a family toilet downstairs...More

Thank LoveTravelingOn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was good, ribs, chicken grill, catfish grill was delicious, ambience warm and waiter helpfull, food price not expensive.worth it.

Thank BJNugraha
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there once before many years ago. The service was very good but the food was disappointing. My wife and I ordered a combination platter. Brisket was O. K. at best. Ribs were very dried out and over cooked. The liquid smoke flavoring was overpowering...More

Thank givemeabrea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real American BBQ! This place is awesome and has one of the best BBQ i have tasted. So much good side dishes aswell. No problem with a baby stroller and they provided a high chair to our baby boy :)

Thank rasmussenjulian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in at random while on vacation. Very good food and decent prices for the middle of New York City.

Thank Davedwi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here while I visited New York and I must say the food was awesome. I had the bbq burger with the brisket on top. I have never had a burger so good. The sweet tea is also a hit. Must visit again.

1  Thank rwtheone
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Gill L
2 April 2018|
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Response from SueSue1121 | Reviewed this property |
I did not have wine, I did have a mixed drink. I am assuming any where from $7.00 or up for a glass.
1 April 2018|
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Response from Anna C | Reviewed this property |
Around 15-30$
Andrew R
16 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 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
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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