New York City BBQ – The best of New York’s BBQ restaurants

I’ve been doing a lot of work for NYC&Company recently, shooting food for New York City’s tourism board. You can see my work weekly on their website

This summer I had a great assignment where I got to go to the best BBQ spots around the city and do a BBQ roundup. In no particular order of greatness (they’re all pretty awesome I’ve tried them all at different times and a few for the first time on this shoot).

I gotta start with one of the best in the city, Hill Country – 30 W 26th St, New York, NY‎ – (212) 255-4544‎ :


Then moving over to my neck of the woods, on Smith Street in Brooklyn we have Char no.4 – 196 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY – (718) 643-2106:CHAR-4-INTERIOR CHAR-no-4---sausage-1

Rub BBQ – 208 W 23rd St, New York, NY – (212) 524-4300: – 7 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY – (718) 797-1011: RUB--Sausage-SamplerRUB---Long-End-which-is-fir

Virgils BBQ – 152 W 44th St, New York, NY  – (212) 921-9494: VIRGILS---Virgils-Pig-Out-3

Another local favorite of mine, The Smoke Joint – 7 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY – (718) 797-1011: SMOKE-JOINT-BBQ

Way the hell out there, but worth a stop  if you’re in the Bronx (they gave me that plate I shot and it was f*%#ing awesome), is Mo Gridders BBQ632 E 186th St, Bronx, NY‎ – (347) 270-9849‎: Mo-Gridders

Up in Harlem we got two spots..first Dinosaur BBQ – 646 W 131st St, New York, NY – (212) 694-1777, which is a mamoth of a restaurant. The staff there is really great,  but I’ve eaten there a few times and haven’t been wowed by their bbq or brisket:  dinosaur-bbq---interior-1 dinosaur-bbq---everything-m

Also up in Harlem is Rack-N-Soul – 258 W 109th St, New York, NY – (212) 222-4800: rack-&-soul---pulled-pork-s

Here’s a few from Danny Meyer’s venture into the world of BBQ, Blue Smoke – 116 E 27th St # A, New York, NY – (212) 447-7733:  BLUE-SMOKE-COLALGEIn midtown on the far west side in a spot where you don’t really find too many interesting restaurants there’s Daisy May’s BBQ623 W 46th St & 11th Ave, New York, NY‎ – (212) 977-1500daisy-maes-collage

One of the best BBQ in the city, hands down is Fette Sau – 354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY – (718) 963-3404 – (although it wasn’t the most fun to shoot….I guess they don’t need press because they seemed almost hesitant to plate some food to photograph, afraid it was going to be “wasted” like I was going to step on it with my foot afterwards). Anyway it’s amazing: fette-sau-colalgeFETTE-SAU--INTERIOR-3

And finally if you want to head out to Queens for your BBQ needs, try Legends Bar and Grill – 7104 35th Ave, Flushing, NY – (718) 899-9553:


Hungry yet? Hope you enjoyed my food photography 🙂

7 thoughts on “New York City BBQ – The best of New York’s BBQ restaurants”

  1. You saved my life, I’m going to all of these, except Dinosaur BBQ and Virgil’s which I have been to before. Dinosaur kind of became my default and I need a change. 🙂
    I also shared this via twitter.

  2. I am starving looking at these pictures. Since I lived in TX, I have been on a mission to find better than TX bbq. Five years later I am still searching. If you are ever in Austin make sure you go to Salt Lick. The best bbq in the US, actually the world!

  3. This is so smoking hot! What a place! Great food! Perfect for a great New York dating experience! My girl will definitely love it here!

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