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  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Accepts Credit Card: Yes
  • Parking : N/A
  • Atmosphere: N/A
  • Take Reservations: Yes
  • Serves Alcohol: N/A
  • Smoking Allowed: No

All Reviews for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
  • Anonymous

    Food

    10

    Decor

    10

    Service

    10

    So allow me to start by mentioning I generally don't give my opinon on restaurants. Let me just say I'm a a huge foody. Where to start? Recently, on holiday I ate at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in NYC. Everyone at this particular restaurant was very nice!The dining room is clean and pretty. The decor was outstanding. The food came out very quick. Definitely one of my issues was basically the presentation wasn't that amazing. The look was okay and yet didn't offer you that "omg" feeling. Even though no serious issues. Among the 2 starters and 2 entrees we ordered, I probably would rate 3 as exceptional and just one as very fine Excellent food! Me and my wife had a excellent night! So refreshing because there are lots of N.Y. dining places that are bad. I am a massive lover of the place. We will be back again soon.

    Overall Rating

    10

    "Perfect "

  • Christine

    Food

    8

    Decor

    5

    Service

    7

    I lived in Syracuse for a year, and made it to Dinosaur BBQ up there twice. When I moved to the NYC area and heard there was another Dinosaur BBQ down here, I had to try it. I was still impressed with the food, but I feel like some of the atmosphere was lost in the transfer. I'd still recommend this place as a place to go. If you're a BBQ fan, or you have friends in town and want to show them a good time, this is still a great place to go.

    I Ate:

    • 1/2 Rack (6-7 Ribs) : enjoyable ($16)

    Overall Rating

    7

    "Exceptional "

  • Blanca

    Food

    7

    Decor

    7

    Service

    6

    This was our second time heading to Dinosaur’s BBQ in Harlem and the first thought in my head was “why do I not come here more often”. Last time we were there, there was not even an idea of a Fairway in the area.

    Upon walking in, this location does not have the same original gritty feel of the original in Syracuse. It has more of a theme park feel. I was even a bit afraid when I looked at the menu and saw the gentrification of the Yankee BBQ which now includes Churrasco Chicken Steak and BBQ Ribs Korean Style.

    The dishes we chose did not disappoint. Our group of 8 started off with two Swag Sampler Plates which included the spicy shrimp boil, chicken wings, fried green tomatoes and deviled eggs (about $20 for 4 people). Not as big as it was in Syracuse, but the ladies (including myself) were wondering how we’d work on the rest of the food. We also got the BBQ Chicken Wings (about $12) with the Hot Wango Tango Sauce. The wings had a great smoky flavor and just enough heat. The fried green tomatoes were a first for me, but hey; they were deep fried crispy and sprinkled with pecorino…can you ever go wrong with that combination? The deviled eggs were quite sinful too, make a point to order these when you go.

    When it came time for the feast, we ordered two full racks of ribs (about $25 a pop), pork brisket plate (about $16) and the Big Ass Pork Plate (about $15). Our sides were two macaroni and cheese plates, two mini iceberg wedges, and fries. The ribs were falling off the bone, smoky and delicious. The pulled pork was juicy (most places just dry it out) and very impressive. I didn’t get to the brisket since I got caught up with the Mac and cheese. It had hints of jalapeno without the spice. I must say this was an intriguing and delicious flavor profile. The iceberg wedge had a lovely blue cheese dressing and was accented by roasted walnuts which added a nice textural touch.

    Best of all, the bill came to under $300, between 8 people and including alcohol, I’d say it’s a New York Bargain. Only downfall was that one of our friends has the weirdest and most rare allergy in the world. He is allergic to onions, garlic, scallions (you get the idea). We had informed the server who tried to accommodate us, but somewhere between the server and the kitchen the message was lost and the dishes that he ordered for himself (simple dishes that could be made without onions – still came out with them…we had to get his dishes re-made). That being said, the server was sweet and courteous, but we were seriously worried about our friend getting sick. But outside of that the place was great. I’ll make sure to add Dinosaur’s to the rotation. One more thing, we had leftovers to take home, it was so good to wake up to Mac and cheese the next day.

    I Ate:

    • Swag Sampler for Four : very good - Spicy Shrimp Boil • Chicken Wings • Fried Green Tomatoes • Deviled Eggs ($20)
    • Jumbo BBQ Chicken Wings (13) : Soooo goood. Spice rubbed, pit smoked, then finished on the grill. Served with Maytag Blue Cheese Dressing & celery sticks. ($12)
    • Iceberg Wedge : Delicious. Topped with grape tomatoes, spicy pecans and our own house cured bacon ($7)
    • BBQ Pork Ribs - Full Rack : A must have. Our ribs are marinated for 24 hours with our Action Spice Rub; then slow pit smoked and lightly glazed with our original Bar-B-Q sauce (came with two sides) ($25)
    • Big Ass Pork Plate : Delicious. The Genuine Article. Pork shoulder smoked low & slow the ‘ol timey way. Hand pulled & piled high ($15)
    • Texas brisket Plate : Didn't get to that one. ($16)

    Overall Rating

    6.8

    "Exceptional "

  • Clark

    Food

    6

    Decor

    6

    Service

    6

    I saw this place featured on the Food Network (I wish I could remember the show); they gave it a good review as a non-touristy place in New York, though they do have multiple locations around the state, so it can't be that unique. The atmosphere is a little contrived, with street signs and other knick knacks on the walls, but the crowd is quite diverse including the original bikers but also bicyclers, tourists and plenty of Harlem natives.

    The restaurant is not too easy to find, or to get too, really, up at 131st Street in Harlem. V and I walked over from her office, which I thought would be a quick walk, but we ended up a little lost trying to find the place. Once we arrived, we were quickly seated, though there seemed to be a good crowd even for a Saturday afternoon. The menu is pretty simple, a lot of BBQ: pork ribs, and pulled, sliced and chopped meats. Pick one and a side or two and you're good to go.

    I ordered the ribs and V opted for the "Big Ass Pork Plate, pork shoulder smoked low and slow the ‘ol timey way. Hand pulled & piled high." Both were very tender and had great flavor — not too strong or burned and not tough on the outside. Plus the portions were quite sizable and satisfying on a hot day, along with a pitcher of beer.

    We picked some sides as well, including Bar-B-Que Beans, Syracuse Style Salt Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, and fries. These were good, but not amazing. The salt potatoes were the most interesting; whole little potatoes boiled and then pretty much drenched in salt and garlic butter. The butter and garlic was a little overwhelming and didn't make for the most appetizing side. I'm sure if the same ingredients were combined in mashed potatoes (and you couldn't see the grease) they'd have been much more satisfying.

    Overall Dinosaur Bar-B-Que certainly filled my summertime craving for BBQ. The meats were great, the sides okay — I guess the way it should be. Plus the prices were reasonable — now if only it were a little more conveniently located.

    Overall Rating

    6

    "Good "