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152 W 44th St New York, NY 10036
152 West 44th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10036
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 11:00 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 place for barbecue beef and pork ribs."
"Its finger licking good and we love the honey butter biscuits."
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John S.
2 months ago
Huge, delicious portions. Quick, friendly service. Will definitely return next time I visit New York City 👍👍
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Will Villa
2 months ago
Best smoked bbq ckn wings i have ever tasted.
Aran Belady
3 months ago
Bar staff were excellent, but food was no where near as good as Dallas BBQ just a few blocks away. If your alone on business as I was bar service is about the only other positive. That said there is an Applebees and tonnes more locally that do same but better food.
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Vera Terry
2 months ago
Good food and great service...
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Julie Xiao
a month 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.
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Steven Lee
8 months ago
Times Sq, friday night. Happy hour was making the place buzzing, but after 8:00, the place starts to empty out. Sat upstairs in the dining area, service was pretty good and professional. Brisket was pretty good. Not too soft, not too dry, it was just right for my taste. The other entrees my coworkers ordered were not so great. Ribs were dry, they don't fall off the bone, and the pulled pork sandwich was so dry it seemed like pork jerky. Plus....they give a lot of food. But be prepared to drink a lot to combat the dryness of the food.
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Sam Waite
a month ago
Fantastic food and portions. Pecan pie out of this world. Just what we needed!
Terrence Williams
4 months ago
Good atmosphere, good mixed drinks, and consistently great food. For the money, it's easily the best food on Times Square.


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