Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

  • 2.83
  • Food:2.9
  • Decor:3.3
  • Service:3.0

700 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027New York / Manhattan / Harlem  [ Map ]

(212) 694-1777  [ Website ]

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Dinosaur BBQ

Do you like free food? Do you take worthy  of food? And are you  savvy?? I'm looking for an NYC/Broo

Do you like free food? Do you take worthy of food? And are you savvy?? I'm looking for an NYC/Brooklyn based intern!! So if you wanna eat food like this BBQ sandwich from Dinosaur BBQ for FREE then email me at iactuallyatethat23gmail.com!! #EEEEEATS

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NYC FOODIE RESTAURANT OPENING OF THE WEEK: DINOSAUR BAR B QUE

The upsate BBQ import Dinosaur Barb B Que has relocated to across the street from their original space. I was lucky enough to be on hand for the opening party where I nibbled on succulent ribs, pulled pork, wings, and salmon fritters. Get your grub on at this BBQ mecca. This Dinosaur shall never go extinct. It is Great!

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authentic BBQ in NY

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Having been to many of the country's best BBQ spots, I can say with a straight face that dinosaur is one of new York city's best options. The ribs and sauces are outstanding and the beer selection is admirable. The sides are also great, the only downside is the usual wait times. If you're craving BBQ in a city not known for its pitmasters, you could certainly do worse.

Family BBQ

    • 4.0

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a great place to visit with the family. The food is delicious and always enjoyable but what i love most is the atmosphere and the decor. It can be a little pricey but you have to expect that living in NYC these days. I try to visit a few times a years and will continue to do so as long as they continue to deliver a great eating experience.

Dinosaur BBQ

#Brisket,  , , , , ,  towelettes: awesome  #BBQ party by angelsenvy.

#Brisket, , , , , , towelettes: awesome #BBQ party by angelsenvy.

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dinosaur_bbq was delicious. Loving New York. Definitely recommend the wings, fried green tomatoes, a

dinosaur_bbq was delicious. Loving New York. Definitely recommend the wings, fried green tomatoes, and pulled pork from here. #BBQbeast

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Dinosaur BBQ

Got this massive    for  from dinosaur_bbq located in ! This bad boy was juicy and flavorful. These

Got this massive for from dinosaur_bbq located in ! This bad boy was juicy and flavorful. These guys did not skimp on the pics pic ing ie stagram infatuation #NYCFAT

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The best appetizers in the WHOLE WORLD.  From left to right: Original fried green tomatoes, Hoisin S

The best appetizers in the WHOLE WORLD. From left to right: Original fried green tomatoes, Hoisin Sesame chicken wings, and the (MUST TRY) Deviled eggs from Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, NY dinosaur_bbq

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Lunch at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem NYC, New York

    • 2.5
  • Food: 2.5
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Service: 2.5
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19

Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem NYC, New York

For my birthday, Jodi and I went to Dinosaur BBQ IN Harlem. It has been a while I wanted to go back. The last time was 6 years ago for our friend Gary's Birthday. The place opened few months before and, as a Syracuse University Alumni, he was thrilled to bring a bunch of friends to celebrate. I remember that I had a fantastic ribeye!

Another time, visiting Syracuse University, we went to their first location. This time , no ribeye, but BBQ chicken.

Cotton Club on the way to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem NYC, New York

So, here we are on our way there. Before arriving at the restaurant, we passed the famous Cotton Club! I confess that I did not think it was still there!

We got our table fairly quickly, thanks to the reservation we made. No reservation was definitely synonym of  a long wait. Interestingly, the crowd was a mix of families, couples, friends and bikers.

Entering the restaurant, our noses immediately smelled BBQ! For sure, that makes you hungry!

We started off with the appetizer sampler for two.

Appetizer sampler plate 

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Dinosaur BBQ

A lot of fun yesterday night shooting at #DinosaurBBQ with at the #Columbia #University    Larry Bla

A lot of fun yesterday night shooting at #DinosaurBBQ with at the #Columbia #University Larry Blasius, Lee Heffernan this was a 3 camera shoot

A lot of fun yesterday night shooting at #DinosaurBBQ with at the #Columbia #University    Larry Bla

A lot of fun yesterday night shooting at #DinosaurBBQ with at the #Columbia #University Larry Blasius, Lee Heffernan this was a 3 camera shoot

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Family platter amongst friends: now that is sharin' the love!! #DinosaurBBQ    #CreateAndPlate #TheI

Family platter amongst friends: now that is sharin' the love!! #DinosaurBBQ #CreateAndPlate #TheIllustratedJournal #NYC

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BBQ wings - one of many great offerings.  DinoBBQNYC

BBQ wings - one of many great offerings. DinoBBQNYC

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Dinner at Dinosaur BBQ

 

  • Restaurant  Dinosaur BBQ
  • Cuisine  BBQ + all the fixin's
  • Location  700 W. 125th St. (at Riverside Drive), Harlem 
  • Phone  212-694-1777  
  • Directions  Hopstop
  • Atmosphere  casual, transporting, spacious, full bar, outdoor seating
  • Attire  casual
  • Ideal for  small and large groups, 1x1, foodies
  • Price  affordable to moderate

On days when I tire of all of the bullshit that can be Manhattan, it's so refreshing to know that, merely a subway or bus ride away, I can find myself in a different neighborhood or borough.  Case in point, Harlem: my friend, Michelle, just moved to the area and, instead of meeting at a restaurant downtown, I suggested that we grab dinner in her new neighborhood.  Leading up to our date, Michelle repeatedly asked if I was sure that I wanted to come Uptown.  And on each instance, my response was always the same: I explained what a "breath of fresh air" it was to escape, even for a couple of hours, the sometimes suffocating intensity of life below 125th Street.  Harlem allows me to smile, think, dance, and, most importantly, exhale.  The neighborhood also brings about a sense of home/nostalgia by way of its many Southern-influenced restaurants and, in this particular case, BBQ.

 

I had been familiar with (to a point) - and even sampled some of their pulled pork at the Big Apple BBQ 2010 - Dinosaur BBQ for quite some time, but it wasn't until this past Wednesday evening that I was finally able to partake in the full-on, whole hog, 25+ napkin experience.   At the actual establishment.

 

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After a quick subway ride uptown - followed by a 3-minute walk to the restaurant - it dawned on me that every one else + their mother/cousin/pharmacist/you-name-it had the same idea as me, Michelle, and our other friend, Vera: Dinosaur BBQ was bursting at the seam with hungry patrons of all ages.  Luckily, its casual and rustic space was large enough to seat and, eventually, feed us all. 

 

Choosing to forgo the 45+ minute wait for a traditional table, the three of us decided to sit at the bar.  And after receiving our first round of ice-cold Blue Moon's, we perused the lengthy menu and came to the mutual decision that we'd split a handful of appetizers and one combination plate.    

 

Dinosaur Bar-B-QueLe menuJumbo BBQ Chicken Wings

 

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When Vera suggested 'wings for one of our appetizers, I objected.  "They're messy, meatless, and stupid," I griped.  Michelle agreed.  But Vera stood firm, eventually convincing the two of us that Dinosaur's 'wings were the "best of the best, this side of Buffalo..." and that, after just one bite, these 'wings had the power to convert us naysayers in to believers. 

 

Vera was right.  The 'wings were shockingly interlaced with a decent amount of meat and bathed in the most ridiculously smokey, slightly spicy, delicious sauce that I've tasted in a long time.

 

...And would you believe who fought over the last 'wing?  Me and Michelle!  Go figure.

 

Cornbread

 

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I would have appreciated if our waitress, knowing that we were splitting everything, had brought us a third piece of cornbread.  Two individual portions made for an awkward split between three people.  With that being said, the cornbread, itself, was nothing to write home about.  I was disappointed that it was not accompanied by some sort of butter and/or honey.

 

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

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Aside from the incredibly random pecorino-romano cheese shreds (Seriously? Atop fried green tomatoes?), this plate of fresh-from-the-deep-fryer, warm, crispy-but not greasy, green t'maters proved to be the perfect batch.  The accompanying cayenne buttermilk ranch dressing was the crowning glory.  Had I not been dining with two model-esque girlfriends, I would have ordered a second helping.  No questions asked.

 

Extreme Sampler

 

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The combination platter that we chose to split was composed of three meats: sliced Texas beef brisket, 1/2 chicken (leg, thigh, breast), and 1/2 rack of pork ribs; plus our choice of two sides: macaroni and cheese, Syracuse-style salt potatoes. 

 

The verdict?

 

  • Beef brisket: Way too fatty and lacking that rich smoky flavor - I prefer my brisket lean.
  • Chicken: Since Vera doesn't eat red meat, this was her portion of the platter, which was fine 'n dandy by me.  I didn't even touch the chicken.
  • Pork ribs: Excellent!  Best pork ribs I've had in NYC.  Rich, smoky, meaty, all-around finger lickin' good!
  • Mac 'n cheese: Served lukewarm and made with an awkwardly pungent cheese blend.  Definitely worth skipping.
  • Potatoes: "Syracuse-style salt potatoes" sound pretty intriguing, no?  Well, they're nothing more than boiled new-potatoes drowning in butter.  Again, definitely worth skipping.

As if all of the above was not enough grub, the three of us decided to split not one, but two homemade desserts. 

 

Key Lime Pie

 

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There's something magical about the flavor combination between a buttery graham cracker crust and a sweet 'n sour key lime curd. 

 

Although Michelle and Vera thought that the key lime filling was too "runny," I appreciated the fact that this dessert wasn't served stoically-firm and ice-cold.  What's wrong with eating your key lime pie with a spoon, anyways? 

 

Peanut Butter Pie

 

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I had no idea what I was in for, as this particular dessert is not something that I would have otherwise ordered.  One bite, however, and I was hooked: this peanut butter gut-bomb stole the show!  The crust was composed of crushed Oreo cookies and topped with a dense, whipped, salty-peanut butter filling that wasn't overly sweet.  The pie was crowned with halved peanuts, homemade chocolate sauce and whipped cream.  I'd return to Dinosaur solely for a slice of this pie.  Trust me, it's destination worthy!

 

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I love some good barbecue. Finally trying Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem.       bbq

I love some good barbecue. Finally trying Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem. bbq

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

BBQ and besties!!

BBQ and besties!!

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Dinosaur BBQ

I've got to admit... I've cheated. Cheat day turned into cheat week. Multiple f'n cheats! This time

I've got to admit... I've cheated. Cheat day turned into cheat week. Multiple f'n cheats! This time Sunday's lunch was none other than the self proclaimed best bbq chicken wings in NYC... The one and only #DinosaurBBQ. Can you blame me?

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# Dinner at One of my favorite spots. #DinosaurBBQ in #Harlem

# Dinner at One of my favorite spots. #DinosaurBBQ in #Harlem

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Information of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Location
700 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
Phone Number
(212) 694-1777
Category
Barbeque
Business Hours
Sun:12:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon:11:30AM - 11:00PM
Tue:11:30AM - 11:00PM
Wed:11:30AM - 11:00PM
Thu:11:30AM - 11:00PM
Fri:11:30AM - 12:00PM
Sat:11:30AM - 12:00PM
Occasion
family
Dress code
Formal
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
Yes
Smoking area
No
Delivery
Yes
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
Website
map

Quick Summary

Stick to your ribs goodness. This place is rememerable for more reasons than one. Hard to say a bad thing about this place and the reviews show for themselves. Hardly a person has a bad thing to say about the place.

Food is exquisite, adored, and absolutely epic in terms of American barbeque cuisine in the heart of NYC. Hard to beat the combination of rural food at it's finest combined with the city setting you get here.

Can't beat the scene, like I previously mentioned. Teeming with foot traffic yet the area is quiet and comfortable in it's ambience. It's stark contrast is one of it's biggest draws to the place by and large.

Service here is responsive, if not great. Unhurried but focused, almost to a fault, the wait staff is friendly, cordial, but lacking in skill in some areas of their field at certain times.

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