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About Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron
Named "Best Barbecue in NY" by both New York Magazine and Time Out New York, "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal and "Best New Restaurants of the Year" by New York Magazine, Hill Country takes its "cue" from legendary Texas barbecue joint Kreuz Market and its distinctive dry-rub style. Hill Country's brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. The barbecue is served in butcher paper, counter-style by the pound, with traditional trimmings. Hill Country features two full bars with an extensive menu of long neck beers, tequila and bourbon, and a state-of-the-art sound system and stage for live music celebrating the thriving Austin music scene. Signature versions of classic southern sides and sweets include Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Campfire Baked Beans with Burnt Ends, and the Original PB&J Cupcake. A marketplace full of Lone Star State favorites includes: Big Red Soda, Kreuz Market Sausages and more.
New York, NY 10010
Barbecue, Southern, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 2:00am daily
Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Hill Country offers free live music in our Boot Bar Tuesday through Saturday. Join us for our LIVE BAND karaoke every Tuesday starting at 8:30pm and feel like a rock star! For a complete listing of upcoming shows, visit http://music.hillcountryny.com.
Hill Country Catering & Events brings the award-winning Hill Country Barbecue Market experience to your backyard. We offer world-class, Texas-style barbecue, Southern hospitality and a signature vintage western aesthetic that is a fun, relaxed and refreshing alternative to run-of-the-mill wedding rehearsal dinners, company picnics, parties and celebrations, from 20 to 2,000. Our eye-popping, custom-made “HC Barbecue Trailer,” a mobile barbecue pit complete with a sound system playing Hill Country’s signature Austin-inspired soundtrack, brings freshly smoked barbecue straight to your door.
Street or garage parking conveniently available.
1, 6, N, R, & W trains to 28th Street, and F & M trains to 23rd Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for an authentic slice of Texas deep in the heart of New York.
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Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for a fun, authentic and delicious slice of Texas, right in the heart of NYC. "Best Barbecue in NY" – New York Magazine & Time Out New York; "Top 16 Great NYC Restaurants for Your Wedding" –Eater.com
Hill Country Barbecue Market – Flatiron Ratings and Reviews
At first our group of 6 was a little put off by the 'meal ticket' concept, but once we got the gist and went to the 'meat counter' it was great. I loved the idea of tasting beforehand. I would recommend the chicken breast as it was so moist and tender. The brisket is also a good choice if you opt for the lean portion. Unfortunately they ran out of sausage links or I would have opted for the 'Pit Master '. You should note that everything IS priced separately so you could end up spending more than you bargained for. Seating is a little tight with large groups (elbow to elbow), but all in all, I will definitely be making a return trip.
Mother's Day lunch was disappointing. The decor and atmosphere was what we expected.... casual and no frills. The bbq was not to our liking; brisket was salty and not tender. My wife had the pulled port which was also not very moist and tender. We've had a lot of bbq in NYC and our expectations were very high having heard good things. Very disappointed.
Food was ok. I've had better. Seemed to have blood on the bones of the chicken. The waiter said it was just because it was smoked not roasted but not convinced so I left it to one side.
The ribs were good but they ran out of them.
The brisket was awesome tho.
Staff were good.
The place seemed like a work canteen and rather noisy.
The spare ribs and pulled pork weren't too bad, but the postives end there. The sides were unimpressive. The bread was lously. The brisket was the worst either of us had ever had. It tasted like it was boiled in a crock pot. The only thing worse than that horrible excuse for brisket was the service. The waiter dropped some water on our table and never came back to take our drink order. The two guys working the meat counter started arguing with each other and walked away, leaving us standing there waiting for a couple minutes until someone in back saw what happened and came out.
I had a really bad experience at Hill Country BBQ tonight. I had a reservation at 5:30 with my two kids and the hostess sat us at the one table at the top of the stairs.
There was a band doing a sound check downstairs – we were right between the band and the upstairs sound system and it was really loud, impossible to talk. The restaurant was virtually empty at this time, every table with the exception of one was unoccupied.
I asked the hostess if we could sit at another table where I could hear my kids. She went back up front, talked to 3 or 4 other people at the bar, and after 5 minutes came back and said there was no way they could move us to another table since they had a “ton of reservations” that were coming in later that evening. Again this was at 5:30 and the restaurant was essentially empty with at least 6-8 open four tops. And it wasn’t clear why another reservation coming in later would have priority over us, anyway, since none of the tables were reserved.
So we slogged through the meal, unable to talk, and when we left 45 minutes later at 6:15 the restaurant was still virtually empty. What a terrible experience - one of the worst meals of my life.
To make it worse I wrote to the management after this happened and they never bothered to write back or respond in any way.
I think the thing that is most disappointing is that Hill Country used to be my favorite restaurant in NYC, but they have really gone downhill. I used to work in the neighborhood and would eat lunch there a couple of times a week, and I have eaten often at their DC and Brooklyn locations. One of the things loved about Hill Country is that they had the best barbecue in New York paired with a homey, low-key atmosphere. But their staff just made me feel unappreciated and unimportant. Would not recommend.
Very long lines for the meet and side dishes counter, concept very disappointing , not nice to wait so long for your food. Very noisy and messy with people wandering around with food. After deciding to leave as it was not our thing we did not have to pay for the lemonade we ordered. The beer never came (not after 20 minutes) as it took a long while to open a new beer barrel. Disappointing experience during our 4 days visit of New York.
It is what it is and that's why you know what to expect. The food is solid, good southern barbecue for unpretentious dining. The staff is very friendly, the noise expectedly over the top. Don't go for an intimate dinner, but we took some friends from Europe who are meat lovers just as we are. For the first experience it satisfies. lol definitely repeat.
Happy hour margarita pitcher was a joke. The pitcher was 99% ice. We asked for less and it came with same amount. They said it cannot be served without ice. Less doesn't mean none, what a ripoff.
Briskets were fork tender though. I imagined the cornbread to come in a skillet but it didn't and were just tiny little things.
We changed from party if 6 to 5 and gave them advanced notice. Turns out they abused our courtesy and sat us in a tight nook near the restroom, overseeing the meat storages and butchering. One chair was in the walking aisle blocking traffic. It was only 20% full when we arrived and they still refused to seat us at a bigger table saying they're rather full tonight.... it was not packed by the time we left. Seriously horrible service.
This place is awesome! It's overwhelming to navigate when you're not used to the way things are done, but the wait staff couldn't have been more helpful. No-one made us feel stupid for not knowing what to do (you get a little menu card, then approach the counter where a server weighs out your chosen BBQ - easy when you know how!) and once wyour got chatting to the staff, they were all super friendly and helpful.
To top off a great experience, the food is also incredible. Burnt ends, brisket, pork ribs and oh my goodness the mac & cheese. Sublime.
Really great BBQ experience (and the pub next door is awesome too :) )
Took the family to NYC for the weekend. Heard good things about Hill Country from a friend and it did not disappoint. Easy to make a reservation, easy to get in and get seated, service was friendly and the BBQ was excellent. If you're in the city with friends and want a fun place with great BBQ then give this place a try.
The brisket was great (moist is the way to go) and so were the sausages and ribs. They had a great variety of side dishes but in my opinion the mac & cheese and the cole slaw take the top prize. The only, and huge problem, was the chicken which I did not eat at the place because I was already full (I ordered the pitmaster) but once I got home and gave it to my mom to eat, it was completely raw. I mean bloody, uncooked chicken. It's not beef, which I would be ok with, but chicken is a completely different thing. We didn't throw it away just cooked it a little more but that is not something you want from a restaurant.
Granted we did get to restaurant late but that being said, it's NYC and that doesn't mean much. We were sat and not instructed on if a waitress would come over or how to order. Finally my boyfriend went up to the counter and ordered. I had to ask for water and utensils. After I asked we had no less than 5 different waiters. I've had better BBQ but it was okay the service was just extremely disorganized.
The BBQ at Hill Country is always very good, as are the sides (except for the cornbread - it's pretty dry and bland). What made this experience subpar was the waitstaff. The seating hostesses were incredibly rude. My reservation was for 8:30. I was at the stand at 8:30, and even though there were 3 of them there I had to wait 5 minutes before any of them even looked at me. Finally one antagonistic woman said she would find me when a table opened up. Cut to 20 minutes later, still no one had come get me for a table. I went up to the host stand, waited another 5 minutes even though there were 2 hosts standing there just talking to themselves, and finally got sat. Once seated, the waiter was not great either. Though he was relatively friendly, he was incredible slow. We only ended up getting our drinks AFTER we had already finished all our food.
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