181 Lexington Ave., New York, NY | Directions 1001640.744563 -73.981055
Dinner: Mon-Thur: 5pm-1am , Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am , Sun: 5pm-1am
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Kips Bay
Casual Dining at it's BEST – This place is a guaranteed good time! You cannot beat the drink specials and just the smell of the food makes you want to get a table and split a few snacks with your friends. There's literally something for everyone, from fried apps, to healthy salads, ribs, pork and anything in between. We went to watch football and no matter the crowd, you can see the TV's from every angle. A perfect weekend hang out. I will definitely make this a regular place to come in and eat.
Great place for sports/after work – I've been to this location several times and love it! They have great food and it's not too expensive. It's pretty crowded on the weekends now with football fans, but I went during the week and got a seat at the bar no problem...I love the bartenders here and haven't had any problems with service that others mentioned.
SO Happy to have BJ's downtown – I have been going to Brother Jimmy's on the UES for years, since it is my favorite place for pulled pork and frickles (so hard to find in NYC) and more importantly, our favorite place to watch football. Since we moved downtown, we hadn't been able to find somewhere else as good to watch games and more importantly, get good BBQ. Sure enough, we found out that this location opened in Murray Hill, a short walk from our apartment in Gramercy, and I was shocked at how amazing the experience was at this restaurant. They not only have outdoor seating, but an entire space downstairs with and extra bar in case the regular bar is too crowded.
The servers had the same charm as the rest of the Brother Jimmy's (I get nervous when my husband goes there alone) but most importantly, it seems as though the food was completely revamped and grew up with the restaurant's look. I still love my pulled pork, but the newer items I noticed (blackened chicken, bbq chicken sliders, turkey burger sliders) were really great as well.
I would recommend Brother Jimmy's to anyone, just be careful on busy football days because there's sometimes a line to get in - but I guess that's not really so bad if everyone is lookin to go there.
No Southern Hospitality here – The food is mediocre and the service is horrendous. Came one night and had the bouncer curse at my friend without any justification. When I confronted him for his language he graced me with more of the same.
For a place that pretends to have a southern-theme, they oughta learn some manners and little southern hospitality.
I won't becoming back now, y'all hear?
horrible service/ extremely dirty – we made reservations... they made us wait for an hour... not only they kept telling us we were the next ones to be seated, they kept on seating other people in front of us... then while we were waiting, we kept getting pushed by the bouncer from one end to the other, because there was no space to wait. after an hour, they told us they were never going to be able to seat us!!!! but i was glad... because when we were about to leave... i spotted a creepy crawler crawling on the wall... so i guess everything does happen for a reason!
"BBQ" and "bouncer" do not belong in the same sentence – My roommate was there with a friend for St. Patty's. Being over 23, I'm not accustomed to all the rituals of contemporary Murray Hill life and sauntered up to the door and showed my ID. A wobbly, jerky moving fellow said, "Who are YOU?" to which I naturally responded, "Why, who are YOU?" Apparently there was a LINE. A line! To get into a BBQ joint!! *LOFL*--which is exactly what i did, instinctively, without malicious intent, laughed out loud in his face! I proceeded to enter the "5 person queue"...7 minutes later when I got to the door, I was denied entry by the same pr1ck. Give me a break. This is Brother Jimmy's, not a meatpacking district club. What a joke!!! Perhaps i have matured out of this pretenious neighborhood, but i hate to have offended his delicate ego. I guess they have to give him something to do to feel important. It must be tough living in Brooklyn in a 5th floor walkup and denying people entrance to a BBQ place on Tuesday night filled with yuppies. ROTFLMAO!!! So many better things to do with my time......I spent my money at a nice Irish Bar instead, which is what i should have done in the first place. And had a much better time.
Editorial Review – Lexington Ave. barbeque joint serves up North Carolina style BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken, wings, southern-style food and more.
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