RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

RUB (Righteous Urban BBQ)

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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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!)
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    Ribs are excellent, burnt ends are excellent. They do it right. Second fave after Fette Sau.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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 BurgerConquest.com 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.
  • 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.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RotondaJuly 13, 2011
    Try the pulled chicken sandwich with their spicy BBQ sauce. SO GOOD
  • Byron W.
    Byron WardSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the burnt ends when they have them. You won't be disappointed.
  • 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.
  • Char M.
    Char MNovember 26, 2011
    Had a bbq sand, Rub didnt honor the free draft. They said on entrees only. Boo. Good sand.
  • Emily Punkimeowmeow d.
    The chicken wings and a side of collard greens are delish!
  • Connie K.
    Connie KMay 14, 2010
    Order the pulled pork platter, substitute the bread for a bun. The meat is tender and delicious!
  • Rodney S.
    Rodney SingletonNovember 20, 2011
    Get the bacon chocolate chip cookies! They're the best!
  • 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!!!
  • Michael K.
    Michael KogonNovember 30, 2010
    Go for bourbon sampler, best 25 bucks you will spend this year!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Paul Y.
    Paul YangAugust 21, 2010
    Don't get the brisket...it's a bit dry and not a lot of the fat. Cornbread is amazing tho
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDFebruary 9, 2010
    people say get the burnt ends. I, however, get there too late and they are all out.
  • renéemudd
    renéemuddMay 27, 2010
    burnt ends and rib tips run out fast...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!
  • Sandro P.
    Sandro PuglieseJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt ends or BBQ bacon chunks are a win here
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Gansevoort Hotel GroupOctober 19, 2011
    Burnt Ends and Deep Fried Oreos! Do it!!
  • Johanna R.
    Johanna RosarioMarch 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best bbq ribs in NYC
  • Lonnie M.
    Lonnie McQuartersJanuary 20, 2012
    The best wings I've ever eaten!!! Omg!!!!
  • Dat
    DatSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get in during regular meal hours for the burnt ends.
  • Rene H.
    Rene HamiltonJune 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Round 2 pastrami burnt ends!
  • Ana Karina
    Ana KarinaApril 10, 2011
    Mehh.. Sad bbq, great service. Keep walking
  • Peter B.
    Peter BianchiniMay 18, 2011
    The pastrami is excellent
  • Mixtape Comedy Show
    Mixtape Comedy ShowAugust 4, 2011
    Best BBQ Turkey sandwich EVER...
  • Michael D.
    Michael DelGaudioJanuary 11, 2013
    RIP RUB BBQ. You will be missed.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BradleyMarch 26, 2011
    The cheese fries are amazing.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruceJune 25, 2012
    All you can eat BBQ on Sundays from 4-9!!
  • Kenny K.
    Kenny KimJanuary 4, 2011
    They have hush puppies. What else does one need?
  • Snedden M.
    Snedden MonteiroJanuary 25, 2012
    The fries are amazing!!!
  • Carlo C.
    Carlo CostanzoMay 17, 2011
    Try the Bbq Chili Cheese Fries
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 7, 2010
    Try the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SerravezzaDecember 4, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    come on Monday nights 6-9 for the best burger in the city, and it is not on the menu!!!
  • J L.
    J LAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt Ends a must if they r available.
  • Katie S.
    Katie SpearNovember 13, 2010
    The basket of fries rocks!
  • David S.
    David SewellFebruary 19, 2012
    Get the Burnt Ends dinner.
  • Carlo C.
    Carlo CostanzoDecember 2, 2010
    Try the BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Elena A.
    Elena ANovember 8, 2012
    RC cola! My Midwestern roots rejoice.
  • Dave S.
    Dave StudJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Frito Pie. Midwesterners rejoice!
  • Cesar M.
    Cesar MunozApril 1, 2011
    Get the bacon chunks!
  • Mimi F.
    Mimi FlynnFebruary 4, 2012
    Bad service. Don't order the bacon steak appetizer; it's just one thick sliced piece of bacon for $7.
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JacquesApril 20, 2012
    Best fries ever!
  • boland
    bolandApril 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I wish people were more specific when they leave a tip.
  • Marc G.
    Marc GalindoAugust 26, 2009
    Order the short tip ribs... perhaps the best in the city!
  • Paul M.
    Paul MartinFebruary 13, 2013
    Google Maps reports this restaurant is permanently closed :(
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the Deep Fried Oreos
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooJanuary 4, 2010
    Get the sweet tea, just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Terry G.
    Terry GoldmanSeptember 26, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The baked beans are some of the best I've ever had!
  • Vivian K.
    Vivian K.October 17, 2010
    Burgers only served Mondays 6-9pm.
  • Kate R.
    Kate RussoApril 16, 2011
    Nothing beats the pulled pork!
  • John F.
    John FlippenMarch 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoked Turkey: heavenly and healthy!
  • Drew S.
    Drew SandersApril 9, 2012
    Slow service. Not the best if you're looking for a quick sit down
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 23, 2010
    Deep Fried Oreos says it all!
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KoehlNovember 7, 2009
    eat the fried green tomatos. SO GOOD
  • Erin G.
    Erin GloverFebruary 14, 2011
    My waitress stood over us the entire time we ate. Also found a hair in my potato salad. Never Again!!!
  • andra K.
    andra KentheerJuly 13, 2010
    yipiiiee its BBQ time... sluurp
  • J.Dontrese 'Smack' B.
    J.Dontrese 'Smack' BrownFebruary 19, 2010
    Best BBQ in the City.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DoyleApril 7, 2010
    Good chelsea BBQ.
  • J.Dontrese 'Smack' B.
    J.Dontrese 'Smack' BrownFebruary 19, 2010
    Burnt ends! Nuff said.
  • John W.
    John WalkerJanuary 29, 2010
    Burnt tips... yummy!
  • C.B. C.
    C.B. CebulskiOctober 13, 2009
    have the chili cheese fries!
  • James I.
    James IhaApril 22, 2010
    Try the meat
  • Michael Ricci
    Michael RicciMarch 6, 2010
    Have a Shiner Bock!
  • Jeremy Z.
    Jeremy ZilarJuly 2, 2009
    decent BBQ all around
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