New York

 

Laredo
THIS RESTAURANT HAS SINCE CLOSED!!!

Meat  1
Sides  1
Sauce  1
Service  3
Atmosphere  3

Overall  2

Reviewer's Comments:  I had Brisket.  I couldn't taste it because the sauce was like something I have never tasted before.  All I can compare it to is Pizza Sauce!   My side order was roasted potatoes, which appeared to really be hash browns.  They were laced with onions, whose flavor permeated the meat as well. What drew me to this place was their ad in the Hotel room magazine.  They advertised that they served "Texas Style" BBQ.  I should have known better!

Reviewed By:  Ralph Fowler ( rwf@BSRG.org ) on 2/18/98.

Dallas BBQ
43rd St & Times Square
New York, NY

Meat: 1
Sauce: 1.5
Sides: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 3

Overall: 1.5

Reviewer's Comments: What a horrific experience!!! The draft beer was cold, and the steak fries were good...but the brisket should have been on the bottom of a combat boot. In a town where you find the absolute best pastrami and corned beef brisket in the world it was a shocker to find something that tough and inedible. If you're in that neighborhood forget about Q, go up to 48th street to Ben's Delicatessen and treat yourself to some of the best kosher deli food you can find--butter-tender brisket, great slaw, super pickles. THAT won't be disappointing.

Reviewed By: Mike Otto (motto@frontiernet.net ) on 3/27/99.

BBQ
73rd and 3rd ave
New York, NY

Meat: 1
Sauce: 1
Sides: 1
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 1

Overall: 1

Reviewer's Comments:  I visited 4/10/99 waited approx 1hr for dinner.  Server Victor R CHCK #15 was horrible I left after having my drink, refused to accept food after such a long wait.   The manager was not very helpful, he tried to justify the problem on how busy the place wa and the waiter was new.  I have patronized this place for 3 yrs and its always crowded, never had a problem before because of the crowds.   They (staff) seemed overly concerned about a party of 100 that was do at 4:30 pm on 4/10/99.   Probably will not visit again.  Table #45 party of 3, little son was crying to stay was his first visit to BBQ, a horrible one at that.

Reviewed By: gerard smith (gdou33@aol.com) on 04/11/99.

Name: Kentucky Greg's Hickory Pit
Address: 2186 George Urban Blvd.
City: Depew
State: NY
Phone: 716 685-6599
Meat: 5
Sauce: 4
Sides: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Overall: 5
Date: 01-08-01
User: Steven Engelhardt
Email: stevee@terradon.com
Date: 1/8/2001
Time: 3:12:32 PM

Comments

Enjoyed good slow smoked pulled pork sandwish with hickory baked beans and slaw on the side. It was excellent! Service was also good, enjoyed listening to the Blues Music too! The owner, Greg, even asked us how everything was!

Name: spike's bar-b-q
Address: 1654 trumansburg rd
City: ithaca
State: ny
Phone: 607-277-7453
Meat: 5
Sauce: 5
Sides: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Overall: 5
Date: 06/15/02
User: julie freisinger
Email: juliex@dogod.com
Date: 6/15/2002
Time: 5:45:38 PM

Comments

as soon as you leave your car, the intoxicating aroma of wood-smoked meat assures you you're at the right place. the food at spike's is fantastic. i've managed to try everything on the menu over the past 3 years, and everything is well beyond delicious. when scott decides to come up with something new, i always try it and can only manage to say YUMMMMMMMM between bites.

Name: Spike's
Address:
City: Ithica
State: NY
Phone:
Meat: 5
Sauce: 5
Sides: 3
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 3
Overall: 5
Date: 6/16/03
User: Daniel Clapp
Email: DClapp@MSN.com
Date: 6/16/2003
Time: 12:08:45 AM

Comments

This is the place for BBQ. I have traveled all over the country eating at BBQ joints and no place that I've tried can top Spike's. The meat is all slow smoked and has the red smoke coloring deep into the meat. The smoke flavor is the best I've found. The meat is juicey and melts on your tongue. There have been many trips to the Ithica area where I have waited in their parking lot for them to open, gotten several takeout orders and headed home where the first box of pulled pork didn't even make it through Ithica. Great stuff!

Name: Blue Smoke
Address: 116 E 27th St
City: New York
State: ny
Phone: (212) 447-7733
Meat: 3.5
Sauce: 3.5
Sides: 4
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4.5
Overall: 3.5
Date: 7/2/03
User: James Howard
Email: jamesshoward@yahoo.com
Date: 7/2/2003
Time: 1:45:45 PM

Comments

Well, first off, open-pit barbecues are illegal in Manhattan. So famed restauranteur Danny Meyer had to bring in a high-tech filtering barbecue that lets them use real wood without the pollution. I was skeptical and the early reviews were mixed. However, on a recent hot summer night I went to Blue Smoke and was impressed. The pulled pork sandwich was impressive and the collard greens were fabulous. Cornbread was a bit weak, but necessary to accompany the greens. Baked beans were just average. The ribs were well-prepared - tender, meaty and smoky. And the sauce is used lightly with a bottle on the table for those who want more. It was a respectable southern-style sauce without too much sugar. The next time you're trapped in the big city with a craving for barbecue, Blue Smoke is definitely worth a visit.

Name: Virgil's
Address: 152 W 44th St
City: New York
State: NY
Phone: 212-921-9494
Meat: 4
Sauce: 4
Sides: 4
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Overall: 4.5
Date: 09/17/03
User: Hank
Email: hlkonrad@excite.com
Date: 9/17/2003
Time: 3:59:41 PM

Comments

Great place to get you fix of Southern grub, right in the heart of the greatest city on Earth. OK, so they cheat a little, they use gas and par-boil before they smoke the meat a bit with hickory, but they get away with it by using high quality standards, and the atmospere is also great. Just don't expect to get Carolina style iced tea, beer is the beverage of choice here, and that's ok with me.


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