About Brother Jimmy's BBQ

416 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ located on 8th Avenue and 31st Street. We accept reservations for parties up to 12 guests. Please call us if you need a larger party booking. Reservations require a $10 food per person minimum.

We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality. We also serve as the home away from home for all ACC alumni.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am, Dinner: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
31st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 967-7603

Website:
http://www.brotherjimmys.com/

Catering:
Put Some South in Yo' Mouth and Book Your Party at Brother Jimmy's or Let us bring the party to you! Choose from a variety of packages or we can customize one for you.

Private Party Facilities:
Put Some South in Yo' Mouth and Book Your Party at Brother Jimmy's or let us Bring the party to you! Choose from a variety of packages or we can customize one for you.

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Brother Jimmy's BBQ Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (37)
great for lunch (28)
vibrant bar scene (23)
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fit for foodies (20)
hot spot (16)
kid-friendly (15)
late-night find (10)
neighborhood gem (9)
great for brunch (3)
scenic view (2)
special occasion (1)
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food3
ambience3
service5
value3

Waitress & cocktails were great!

Dined on April 22, 2016

We loved our waitress Leah and the fishbowl cocktail was fun. The appetizers were wonderful, but the main dish sides and ribs were just okay. The sides are pricey for the amount they provide. The food presentation is unimpressive and the ambiance of the place is okay, nothing to write home about. I wanted to try this restaurant based on a recommendation, but I might come back for the cocktails only.

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

ribs

Dined on April 21, 2016

ribs were very dry and not too meaty. Chicken wings were very good

food3
ambience3
service4
value4

Good value BBQ in proximity to Madison Sq Garden

Dined on April 2, 2016

Chose this place ahead of a Rangers game at MSG. Pleasantly surprised that kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult. Kids portions pretty small, however, so if your junior has a large appetite beware! Not the best BBQ food in we had tasted town, but still pretty good. Enjoyed burger, blackened catfish and BBQ chicken. Best value family meal we had in our entire trip to NYC and its proximity to MSG was a winner.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent BBQ!

Dined on March 30, 2016

I had the dry rub southern style ribs paired with green beans and fries and it was top notch! Bar downstairs and dining upstairs making for and excellent experience before our show at MSG!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Loved the brisket, pulled pork and Mac a ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Loved the brisket, pulled pork and Mac and cheese. And a sweet tea of course. So convenient to Penn Station.

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Great experience

Dined on March 21, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was excellent, also the bucket of wings it's great

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

Food decent, but over priced

Dined on March 15, 2016

The Baby back ribs were good , but only got 1/4 rack plus 2 sides. Mac n cheese wasok, potatoe salad okay too.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great appetizers

Dined on March 13, 2016

Appetizers were very good. My favorite part was the swamp water. That drink tastes delicious and is served in a fish bowl! How ingenious. I've been here multiple times and highly recommend it.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

The food is great . I cant believe the B ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

The food is great . I cant believe the BBQ was so authentic in NYC. Would go tomorrow if I could!!!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Great BBQ!

Dined on March 8, 2016

We have been eating at Brother Jimmy's for many years and if you want excellent ribs or brisket this place has it. We usually eat at the Amsterdam Ave. location that is now closed but tried this 8th Ave. spot as we were going to an event at MSG. My brisket was excellent but my husband's dry rubbed ribs were hard with very little taste. The service was good but the restaurant is very loud. Great music is playing but you can hardly hear it. We will still go back but to another location.

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Jimmy was alright

Dined on February 25, 2016

This was our first visit to Brother Jimmy's. We expected more of the baby back ribs. It was quite the struggle getting the meat of the bones. The sides were very good though. I really enjoyed the mashed potato with gravy and coleslaw. It was really crowded, so reservations are a must if you plan on going there.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service1
value1

Insane

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

Maybe not the best time to go before a Rangers game. Very loud and crowded though we were seated immediately but at a broken table. We waited 10 minutes for a server then waited 30 minutes for food. The food was tasty but cold it was $25 for 5 what they said were baby back ribs. They were like no baby backs I ever had. The sides were good but small. Not s very good value. My friend's rack of ribs were so small the sever actually brought out 1 more rib for her. Kind of comical.

food1
ambience2
service2
value1

Must miss

Dined on February 19, 2016

Tourist trap. Overpriced, overrated. Very loud, could not carry on a conversation. Meh food.

food4
ambience3
service4

Lively restaurant that is an okay spot b ...

vip
Dined on February 17, 2016

Lively restaurant that is an okay spot before an event at MSG. The ribs were yummy, but we never got a refill on our drinks. ~Italian Mama

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great BBQ in NYC

Dined on February 15, 2016

Outside of Texas, I generally hesitate to go with BBQ. This place is well worth a visit. I had the rib combo and each variety was special in its own right. It is located right next to Madison Square Garden so if you are going there for an event, this is a great place to have dinner beforehand.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience3
service4

Shared the Pig Out for 2 with my son. Re ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Shared the Pig Out for 2 with my son. Really good! BBQ chicken was best. Wish there was a little more brisket. Overall, really good food. Tables a little too close to each other. Service was good. Great stop for pre-Rangers game dinner!

food1
ambience4
service5
value3

WONDERFUL service but food disappointing

Dined on February 13, 2016

Great location when heading to MSG. Service was wonderful. Friendly, not rushing you out the door. Kid friendly. Attentive staff. Hush puppies great! Tried the sampler dinner for two...ribs ok , pulled pork was the best. Fried Oreos were soggy. Probably won't return :(

Tags: kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot
food3
ambience1
service2

Mediocre at best. The food was decent, b ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Mediocre at best. The food was decent, but there are many other places with much better barbecue. The service was terrible.

food3
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner before the game

Dined on February 12, 2016

This is a great place to go for a bite to eat or even a couple of drinks before the game. The atmosphere is just right for families also. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. Very convenient, since it's just a walk across the street from the garden. I would highly recommend it and will be back in the future.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Birthday BBQ

Dined on February 12, 2016

Took my sons to Brother Jimmy's near MSG before the Ranger Game.....great food, fun times! Location was great....service was good, too. Fun times!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

The food was absolutely delicious

Dined on February 5, 2016

The food was absolutely delicious

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

A NYC Experience

Dined on January 26, 2016

Our European business associate wanted some local fare which had to include a lot of meat. Perfect choice! The atmosphere was very , very noisy when we walked in but the hostess took us upstairs where the din was moderate and we were able to converse. The food was good, hot and very hearty. The service was just fine.

Tags: kid-friendly, late-night find
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great NYC find at a great price.

Dined on January 17, 2016

Sat us as soon as we arrived. On Sunday they have an all you can eat rib and drink(Coors light beer)for $27.95, can't be beat in NYC. 3 different ribs to pick from.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

A little goes a long way...

Dined on January 12, 2016

A friend and I ate here (2 consecutive days - 3 for me) for lunch and decided to order the banana pudding. It was tasty, but definitely needs more Vanilla Wafers, not only sprinkled with crumbs, but with the whole cookie...or 2 or 3...as a side garnish. Just like you get with traditional banana pudding. The cut up bananas were great, by the way. We asked the waitress for 2 cookies (not a whole plate, just 2) and she told us she would have to charge ".50 cents or something. It's food, it's not free." That would be fine if we were asking for a whole plate or the box, but we only asked for 2 cookies. This is where going above and beyond for the customer is important, because at the end of the day, the customer should be happy with the service. I will definitely return to Brother Jimmy's because the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is lively, but if I order that banana pudding again I'll just ask to speak to the manager first. It's not banana pudding if it doesn't have the whole wafer...more than 1, please!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

cool spot

Dined on January 3, 2016

I love there drink list and there fish bowl. It can also be a cute date spot

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Bad service

Dined on December 29, 2015

had invited my family to dinner on my birthday to get BBQ we ordered Monday special which was hot wings and ribs and beer the food we got was cold and complain and was new but now in smaller portions so we were very unhappy also for what we got a bill that was very wrong. and the restaurant has a lot of young staff and they could not keep up so it's not a place I will come again and will not recommend it to some.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The best southern food around!

Dined on December 26, 2015

Brother Jimmy's BBQ had a great atmosphere and bar scene. The food made me feel like I was down south, especially the delicious pulled pork! I would definitely recommend the frickles too. The location of this restaurant is perfect because it's right by Penn Station and the Garden, which makes it great to grab dinner before catching a show or a train! Overall, this place is one of my favorites in New York City, and it's a must for people who love southern food and culture!!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Wings were great & the peach sangria was ...

Dined on December 23, 2015

Wings were great & the peach sangria was on point! Perfect for some girl talk.

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

brother jimmys bbq

Dined on December 22, 2015

The pulled chicken wrap was excellent! The service was fast and our waitress was attentive. The food and location was amazing!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service2

The pig out for two is on point!

Dined on December 20, 2015

The pig out for two is on point!

food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Convenient for kids and MSG

Dined on December 18, 2015

This place was very convenient, as it has a decent kids menu and is located next to MSG, where we were going for a musical after dinner. The BBQ is decent; we had brisket and pulled pork. The kids had mac & cheese and chicken fingers, which they both liked.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

We had a great time at brother Jimmys bb ...

Dined on December 11, 2015

We had a great time at brother Jimmys bbq.. It was a perfect fit for the night! Jingle Ball after dinner. Kelsey was a great waitress and the food was great. Thank you again for a fun dinner.

Tags: good for groups
food2
ambience2
service4

jimmy disappointment

Dined on December 8, 2015

we hav. never again here.e been to Brother Jimmy's in White Plains many times. The only thing the same about the restaurants in their names. this place is overpriced and does not give value . smaller menu

food5
ambience4
service5

Great for a quick stop

Dined on December 6, 2015

Convenient to Madison Square Garden, definitely a sports bar atmosphere

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Great value and location

Dined on December 6, 2015

If you like bbq, this is a nice place. God food, good service. And its 2 min from the Garden. Perfect before the match

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Concert Go-ers

Dined on December 5, 2015

Especially if you have an event at MSG...this place is the perfect place to go ....the food comes out fast..the staff is very nice.....the food was delish and the prices...beyond reasonable for NYC.....not my first time but would go back again :)

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Good food, good service

Dined on November 24, 2015

This was my first time at Brother Jimmy's BBQ. It was great. Planning on going again soon.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

Great Pre and Post Game Spot

Dined on November 15, 2015

Its a great location to grab food and drinks before any event at MSG. Its can accommodate a large group and is family friendly.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Good energy !

Dined on November 14, 2015

1st time there with 3 teenage boys. Great energy & great food - especially when there's a game across the street at MSG.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

Prices were reasonable for food and drin ...

Dined on November 13, 2015

Prices were reasonable for food and drinks. Sampler for 2 was nice, plenty of sides also. Had a good experience

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