RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint$$$$
Chelsea, New York
99 Tips and reviews
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  • Matt B.
    Matt BressSeptember 10, 2012
    Ask what their "special burger" is if you find yourself here on a Monday night. (off-menu burger that changes weekly; some pretty inspired creations!)
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LombardSeptember 6, 2012
    Skip the pulled pork & brisket--both dry & have no smoked flavor at all. The pastrami has good flavor but is tough and chewy--Katz's or Carnegie do way better. The Ribs & Burnt Ends r where its at!
  • Rev C.
    Rev CiancioNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Burgers are served on Monday nights only starting at 6 pm. Each week there is a different special. Tell 'em Burger Conquest sent you.
  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group
    This is the BBQ spot to be seen. Try everything on the menu, you will not be disappointed. Make sure to top your meal off with an order of Fried Oreos!
  • Rev C.
    Rev CiancioJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The BBQ pastrami is the best thing that will ever go into your mouth. If you're here on a Monday from 6-8 ask for the secret burger menu. BEST BURGER IN NYC! Click the link Read more
  • HuffPost
    HuffPostJune 30, 2010
    The most successful and creative ideas were the Szechwan Smoked Duck, a lacquered duck that was particularly good as a left-over the next day, and a bacon sandwich with fried green tomatoes. Read more
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJuly 8, 2010
    ...visit this actual wood-burning BBQ joint located in Chelsea, which is known for serving dry rubbed authentic Smokey BBQ. A classic BBQ Ham Sandwich and some Onion Strings tasted well... Read more
  • Burger Bedlam
    Burger BedlamJune 29, 2011
    Get to Rub on a Monday between 6 & 9pm and grab the Rub Burger or their daily special burger. Always unique and tasty!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HDecember 9, 2010
    The chili cheese fries are a must, as well as the combo sandwich with brisket and rib meat. You'll be leaving with a stomach ache for sure.
  • John S.
    John SeaborneSeptember 21, 2011
    Good if you're from a state whose BBQ is pork-centric. Bread choices are awkward! Rye? With Pork BBQ? Enough said! They need Poppyseed long bun, none of this East Coast crap bread!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CheretteDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Short End of ribs, Burnt Ends, Beans, Vinegar Cole Slaw, and Fried Oreos are just a few highlights of R.U.B., my favorite barbecue joint in NYC.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KubanJanuary 25, 2010
    I second the Monday night burger tip and will add that they do TWO Monday night burgers--the house burger AND an homage to a regional specialty burger that changes each Monday
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MucalskyMarch 11, 2012
    Duck. Doesn't seem like it belongs on the menu...but oh so special and delicious. Don't think twice about it. Just get it. You be be very happy:0)
  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    Ribs are excellent, burnt ends are excellent. They do it right. Second fave after Fette Sau.
  • Sean M.
    Sean McQuaideAugust 2, 2011
    Awesome pulled pork! Plus a free beer upon check in. Try the hot sauce, it's not to hot.
  • Rev C.
    Rev CiancioApril 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If its a Monday night ask for the secret RUB burger. Menu highlights: frito pie, smoked turkey and burnt ends. Ask for Andrew, tell em Rev from sent you
  • LocationStar
    LocationStarAugust 18, 2011
    definitely take advantage of the free draft special. nothing like a turbo dog to wash down a pulled pork sandwich.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KorneyJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best pulled pork in NYC! Go north Carolina style and only add the spicy vinegar sauce! Amazing!!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BinghamJune 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    A must have with whatever you order is a Shiner Bock. It'll make you want to go to Texas and take the tour.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WardAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the BBQ Turkey sandwich with onion rings. Definite winner.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WilsonJune 6, 2011
    The bar's happy hour ends at 6, so don't plan to get happy hour after work... (if you work till 6 or later)
  • Justin A.
    Justin AllenNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let your boyfriend forget his card at the previous restaurant the night before. You will somehow need to pay
  • Alan Z.
    Alan ZakheimFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The burger available on Monday nights only is great.
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryJune 22, 2012
    I recommend the pulled pork sandwich with a sloppy top.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SerravezzaMay 1, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Also the best duck in the city, with a blueberry glaze and smoked, it is the most succulent I ever had.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RotondaJuly 13, 2011
    Try the pulled chicken sandwich with their spicy BBQ sauce. SO GOOD
  • Char M.
    Char MNovember 26, 2011
    Had a bbq sand, Rub didnt honor the free draft. They said on entrees only. Boo. Good sand.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WardSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the burnt ends when they have them. You won't be disappointed.
  • Connie K.
    Connie KMay 14, 2010
    Order the pulled pork platter, substitute the bread for a bun. The meat is tender and delicious!
  • Emily Punkimeowmeow d.
    The chicken wings and a side of collard greens are delish!
  • Rodney S.
    Rodney SingletonNovember 20, 2011
    Get the bacon chocolate chip cookies! They're the best!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KogonNovember 30, 2010
    Go for bourbon sampler, best 25 bucks you will spend this year!
  • Amelia D.
    Amelia DensonApril 28, 2010
    The Fried Oreo's were divine. Really wanted to try the Fried Green Tomatoes, but they ran out.
  • Peter K.
    Peter K-HzSeptember 14, 2010
    Love the burnt ends with a passion! That with a tap beer or dirty martini will do it!
  • Chevar F.
    Chevar FrancisFebruary 25, 2012
    You must get the super fries.
  • Terrence C.
    Terrence CummiskeyApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't ever come here and not order the pulled pork and onion strings
  • Richard J N.
    Richard J NardoMarch 20, 2012
    go on mindays for the RUB brisket burgers!
  • Manuel B.
    Manuel BaezJuly 4, 2011
    Their BBQ sauce can make anything edible!!!
  • John S.
    John SeaborneSeptember 21, 2011
    Oh, and they don't add sauce to the bread prior, which makes it taste dry.
  • jamiylah
    jamiylahMarch 25, 2010
    they have some good ass food lolz go and get some ribs and they chicken is also good
  • ZPTheKing
    ZPTheKingMay 16, 2012
    Monday Night Special Burger!! Done!
  • renéemudd
    renéemuddMay 27, 2010
    burnt ends and rib tips run out fast...get there early.
  • Paul Y.
    Paul YangAugust 21, 2010
    Don't get the's a bit dry and not a lot of the fat. Cornbread is amazing tho
  • Ben L.
    Ben LugavereFebruary 3, 2012
    Chili Cheese fries are incredible.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LynchFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place in the city I've been able to find Shiner!
  • Johnny R.
    Johnny RentasSeptember 17, 2011
    This is the most unorganized place ive ever been to. The wait staff completely ignore you until you get up to leave then they chase you out and offer nothing but excuses. Stay away!
  • Zachary S.
    Zachary SobieAugust 4, 2010
    Burnt ends will change your life. Get there early!
  • Janet L.
    Janet LeeSeptember 17, 2011
    Sat here for 10 minutes after seated, server never came! Use to be my favorite BBQ place, not anymore! Service has gone to shit!!
  • Em C.
    Em COctober 2, 2010
    Get The BBQ Chili.... the Best In Town!
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 19, 2011
    Burnt Ends and Deep Fried Oreos! Do it!!
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