So I made the trek up to Dinosaur BBQ on Sunday, It was fairly easy to get to on the train. When I got there it wasnt too crowded and I was sat immediately. First off the decoration of this place couldnt be more different from Rub and Blue Smoke (bs). Dino has every piece of gitch and corny paraphernalia you can imagine on the wall. It reminds me of a TGI Fridays, just no canoe on the wall.
The food. We started out with the wings, 6 wangos and 6devils ? The were both very good and really meaty. We also had the Chili which was very average and nothing to write home about. For the main course we had a big ass pork plate, brisket plate, and a rack of ribs. The pork was alright, not very smoke and hiding under to much sauce. Brisket plate I would take a pass on altogether. Dry and tasteless come to mind when trying to describe it. The ribs were the best thing the meal had going. They were meaty, smoked well and had decent flavor. I would have preferred it not to be slathered in there sauce first which was very commercial tasting. Overall it was pretty good but way to far uptown for me.
The three nyc bbq places I have tried couldnt be more different for each other. The way I see it is if youre going strictly for food RUB is the clear winner. If youre going out with a group and want a fun place with a wide variety of decent food Dinosaur is a good choice. If your in Manhattan and want a more upscale experience that isnt based on the main food group they serve the Blue Smoke is a decent choice. For me Ill take Rub based on food and location Now on to Daisy Mays, any suggestion.