Neely’s Barbecue Parlor

1125 1st Ave., Manhattan, NY 10065 Directions
+12128321551
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85% of 155 customers recommended

About this business

  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Cafe, Southern, American, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    neelysbbqparlor.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Cafe, Southern, American, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 11 days ago
My husband and I went to dinner with another couple. This was our second dinner here, and it was even better that the first one. We inhaled the ribs, fries, corn bread and cole slaw and had no room for dessert. Our food was served hot and all the staff were welcoming and very pleasant. The only negative comment would be that the after dinner coffee was not served hot.
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Report | 2 months ago
Lunch or Dinner, this place is amazing. But for drinks, stay at the bar (they are cheaper there).
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Report | 3 months ago
The Hostess and Garçon did an excellent job handling a table for 12. Thank you so much. Food was excellent and did not take long at all. We are looking forward to coming back!
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Report | 6 months ago
Absolutely wonderful food and atmosphere
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Report | 6 months ago
All just right, great service, fun drinks and the pulled pork and ribs outstanding
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Report | 7 months ago
I went hungry but still came home with food I have to go back!
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Report | a year ago
Loved it
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Report | a year ago
Leave home early ... Parking is tough as expected for manhattan
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Report | a year ago
Food was good, but the beer can chicken was VERY dry.
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Report | a year ago
Great food, nice atmosphere. Sat by the window and it was freezing. However, they do just kinda get you at the end with their 18% (or more) service fee, tip and tax on what you ordered….It may be in the fine print, but you don't realize how much it is until you pay it. In the end, you're basically paying for a full meal by the time you leave.
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From Our Editors

Pat and Gina Neely have always loved welcoming guests into their kitchen. After co-founding a string of family-style barbecue restaurants in their home state of Tennessee, the couple catapulted into stardom when they began hosting their own Food Network show, Down Home with the Neelys.

This desire to share their rib-sticking Southern cooking eventually led Pat and Gina to open Neely?s Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Down-home charm doesn't just pervade the menu, it also spills into the decor. The restaurant's seven dining areas evokes the spirit of a stately Southern home with hand-selected vintage furniture, broad windows, and luxuriously patterned wallpaper and curtains.

Where Would You Like to Eat?

The Porch The Sitting Room
Tall windows keep it bright, light, and airy Dark wooden trim and mocha-hued wainscoting impart a certain elegance
The Private Dining Room The Living Room
Damask-patterned walls and a simple chandelier give this area a formal vibe A stone fireplace is the centerpiece of this inviting, floral-carpeted room

Cooking from Across the South

Although the Neelys hail from Tennessee, the menu at their New York outpost embraces flavors from all over the South. Patrons slather ribs with their choice of Memphis-style spices or Kansas City?style sweet and sticky sauce. All the meats on offer come from New York?founded Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.

To complement the entrees, chefs cook up down-home side dishes, including whipped buttermilk mashed potatoes, cornbread with butter, and brussels sprouts tossed with bacon and onion. Even the drink menu shows its Southern roots by highlighting premium bourbons such as Michter's Sour Mash and Pappy Van Winkle.

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Many people described the Food as Excellent.
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