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NYC Ribs?

Need a restaurant with killer ribs and preferably some "eye candy" for a client meeting. Any ideas? The only place that really popped into my mind was Blue Smoke but I'm sure their are some better options out there. Thanks.

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  1. Blue Smoke is great, Dinosaur BBQ is funkier, some like Daisy's BBQ better. It's a religious war, but you won't strike out with Blue Smoke.

    1. Houstons has outstanding ribs. Fall off the bone style, and great eye candy as well.

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      1. re: bakedbeans

        Houstons is bad for client meetings since they don't take reservations and it's too loud to talk.

        I've been to them all. Best client BBQ place is Blue Smoke unless they'll forego the eye candy and get down and dirty and go to R.U.B., the best TASTING ribs in NYC.

        1. re: bakedbeans

          There will be eye candy at Houstons but falling off the bone is a sign of overdone ribs. Blue Smoke is the best compromise, but RUB has better ribs, imo.

        2. Blue Smoke
          Dinosaur BBQ
          Houston's

          1. not sure about the "eye candy" but big vote for dinosaur here. although seeing all those beers on tap is "eye candy" to me!

            1. I'll say it once, I'll say it again. Virgils is by far in my opinion the best BBQ in NYC, their ribs, much like everything else on the menu is great. As for the 'eye candy' not so sure about that, but much like harrison said about dinosaur, the beer selection is quite pretty It's not too pricey, and while it's near Times Square it's really not a tourist trap..