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Review of Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil's Real BBQ
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stopped at Virgil's for a late lunch and were so pleased with food and service that we returned on a different night for dinner. While our server was adequate, the family style serving of food was proportionally good. There were 6 of us, we ordered 3 entrees and 3 sides, plus the innovative volcano desert. Lunch prices were terrific, dinner entrees are comparable with Atlantis prices.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great place for a Family dinner,Just as good as the first location in New York! Very large plates of tasty food,

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

After a slightly hectic reception, we were eventually taken to a table that was the right size for our (admittedly quite large) party.

The menu was vague, and we were unsure of quantities, so we aired on the side of caution and thought it was better of slightly over order.

The portions were huge and unfortunately we had to leave a lot.

The food itself was typical American BBQ. It was of fairly good quality, and offers a real deep south experience.

The waiters seemed rushed, and drink and food wait times were long.

Overall: Good food, but front of house staff could do better,

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3  Thank Adam W
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We have been to Virgil's in NYC several times, and were happy to acquire a reservation at this one after being told that they were all full the previous trip. The ambiance is like a loud, American style pub/saloon despite the fine dining prices. There is a separate bustling bar scene, with very lard club style music playing when you walk in. My family and I had a nice booth in a family section of the restaurant, and couldn't believe the menu. The BBQ chicken was $56! The waiter explained that the portions were family style like Carmines and that each entree feeds 3-4 people. This turned out to be true, portions were huge. We had a family Caesar salad, BBQ chicken and a ribs platter And it was a lot of food. They did have a very reasonable children's menu ($8 items) and out children ordered from that. It was a very expensive meal, but the food was very good, the collard greens side dish was a fan favorite. The Banana pudding desert was also excellent.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Was surprised to see only family style here, made it tough for 4 people to agree on one entree. Food was good, expensive as usual at Atlantis, service was pretty lame.

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1  Thank Tom H
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