The Cardinal

BBQ Restaurant
234 E 4th St., New York, NY 10009 234 E 4th St., New York Directions
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100% of 6 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Southern, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Barbecue, Southern, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
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Tips

Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Fried chicken excellent! Nice & crispy on outside, juicy inside. Potato salad last night was very salty. Collards, mac & cheese, mash taters were good. Pulled pork was good but a bit dry, ribs could have been more "fall off the bone". Would definitely come back & give BBQ another shot.

From Our Editors

The Cardinal, named after North Carolina’s state bird, serves the region’s signature style of barbecue while hewing to a simple philosophy: traditional recipes and quality ingredients. Using free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and housemade sausage, bacon, and pickles, the soulful southerners serve classic Carolinian cuisine such as pork chops in red-eye gravy and blue-crab hush puppies. The house specialty—fried chicken marinated in brine and breaded with crispy cornflakes—earned The Cardinal a spot on the Village Voice's 10 Best Chicken Dishes list in 2012. The back-to-basics ethos extends to the decor, done up with whitewash, the restaurant's name in black paint over white bricks, and a stuffed turkey in mid-flight instead of standing at a ticket counter on a layover.

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Many people described the Bloody Mary as Unlimited.
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Many people described the Barbecue as Good.
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Many people described the Staff as Friendly. Others thought:
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Many people described the Tomato as Amazing.
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Many people described the Waitress as Friendly.
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Many people described the Food as Great. Others thought:
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