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Randall’s Barbecue

359 Grand St. (Essex St.) Send to Phone
Seasoned chef and grillmaster Jared Male pairs American-style barbecue with longstanding New York City favorites at his Lower East Side restaurant.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Randall’s Barbecue, New York, NY

Randall’s Barbecue Restaurant Review

About the restaurant & décor: The restaurant shares its name with chef Jared Male's grandfather, and its interior, marked by pinewood walls, rustic-style communal seating and old beer signs, is inspired by the den in his grandparents' Connecticut home from where many decorative accents throughout the dining space are sourced.

Likes: Eclectic beer and spirits collection served by welcoming and knowledgeable bar staff.
Dislikes: The cornbread, although flaky, was on the dry side.

Food & Drinks: Classic cuts of meat including tender brisket, juicy pulled pork and skillfully smoked pork spareribs are portioned by weight or offered as sandwiches and served with sides like smoked sweet potatoes, baked beans and mashed potatoes with gravy in typical Southern American fashion. Appetizers of buffalo wings and clam cakes reflect the chef's Northeastern roots. Pastrami, a New York City tradition, comes on handmade bialys from a neighboring bakery; the pickle suppliers are next door. A nostalgic dessert of s’mores brings a welcome element of sweetness to end the savory and satisfying meal. Cocktails such as the Winterburn, a bourbon and birch beer based concoction, and local beers are barbecue friendly.
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