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“Great BBQ Grill - not what we expected”

Virgil's Real Barbecue
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Ranked #385 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Broadway and 44th
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.
Description: We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Grill - not what we expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

Considering Virgil's is so close to Time Square we were not expecting anything great but we couldn't have been more wrong.

Simply, the food is fantastic (albeit slightly expensive) and the atmosphere was great.

Extra points for their own sauces and relishes.

Definitely visit and here here.

  • Visited August 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Virgil's Real Barbecue, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your great review. Our sauces are very important to us so appreciate you noting this.
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Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was very good.Prices were some what high for BBQ. Excellent bartender
Site was well decorated. .

Visited June 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Virgil's Real Barbecue, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your review. Hope to have you again soon.
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in New York”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We found this place on the internet, our first choice was totally booked! But we were very happy about it! The restaurant is in Time Square easy to find and reach. The restaurant is nice and good service but the stake was absolutely to die for! The best stake ever eaten in NY!!! A friend also had the BBQ ribs good but not as good as the stake! So if you go there, have the stake!
We'll definitely go again next time we are in the city!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Barbara T
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Jennifer W, Manager at Virgil's Real Barbecue, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your review and happy we got to host you when you were in NYC. Thank you for your recommendation.
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great food, this was our second time here and the ribs were as good as last time, great service, our waitress Silvia was very helpful
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  • Visited August 2014
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Jennifer W, Manager at Virgil's Real Barbecue, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your review and being a loyal customer. The ribs are a great dish. Hope to have you again.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding BBQ!! We had ribs, pulled chicken, 1/2 smoked chicken and all was terrific! A little pricey. 4 of us was $97. BBQ sauce was excellent, service great. No complaints!!

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Thank Jamie H
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Jennifer W, Manager at Virgil's Real Barbecue, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Thank you for your great review. You had some of my favorite dishes, Hope to have you again soon.
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