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152 W 44th St New York, NY 10036
152 West 44th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10036
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

In the spring of 1993, Artie Cutler's restaurant empire was booming. After the tremendous success of Carmine's Italian Family Style locations in Times Square and on the Upper West Side, Artie wanted to add a new concept to the mix. He wanted to open an authentic barbecue restaurant in the heart of Times Square. He soon found the right location at 152 West 44th Street, and began a barbecue exodus along the backroads of the South. Artie sampled copious amounts of the best barbecue across Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Missouri, and Texas, building a BBQ portfolio that would become the fundamental components of Virgil's menu. After learning the best practices, Artie began offering products of the highest quality, right in line with the core values of the Alicart Restaurant Group.
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Long-standing BBQ joint turning out down-home meats & sides in the Times Square area.- Google
"The pulled pork and brisket sandwiches were very good."
"Macaroni & cheese should not be spicy unless you put pieces of jalapeños in it."
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Spooglin YourMom
a week ago
Nothing I ordered here was good. There was a definite lack of flavor on everything which was covered up by making everything spicy. Not the good kind of spicy where there is a slow burn along with tasting other flavors and the actual food, it tasted like they were just throwing a high spice level on everything to make it all burn to cover the lack of genuine flavor or being over-cooked. Dry, tough meat is never good. Baked beans should not be super spicy. Macaroni & cheese should not be spicy unless you put pieces of jalapeños in it. Anyone who rates this place highly has NO idea what good or even mediocre BBQ is. This review is a personal opinion and as such is fully protected as Free Speech under the First Amendment.
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Paul Hughes
2 months ago
Really great. Huge portions and it was all delicious. The staff were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be going back on our next visit!
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Mandy Butler
a month ago
The bbq sandwich has an over smoked flavor and a gummy texture. The "sweet tea" is brisk, not fresh brewed. You don't get refills on the sodas. If you're looking for "real" bbq, this isn't the place to go.
John S.
5 months ago
Huge, delicious portions. Quick, friendly service. Will definitely return next time I visit New York City 👍👍
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Eric Aguayo
2 months ago
Virgils is a great place for authentic BBQ, it has a great atmosphere with good service and friendly staff. It has a allergy, vegetarian and kids menu, as well as a Braille menu. It's like coming home to family!
Genevieve C
a month ago
Great location, atmosphere and you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. We eat over during our layovers here at Virgil's a lot so our review is based on multiple visits. Enjoy.
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Julie Xiao
5 months ago
We were looking for a restaurant before watching Hedwig and the Angry Inch and this place was nearby. They had a good happy hour at the bar so we got a couple of beers and a BBQ platter. The ribs were a little dry but everything else seemed okay. I don't think I would go out of my way to eat here but if you want a quick bite to eat before you see a show, it will do.
everette Henry
3 months ago
Excellent service, Excellent food, big potions. I will definitely return in the near future.


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