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208 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY, 10011, United States
TEL: (212) 524-4300

Short for Righteous Urban Barbeque, RUB is helmed by legendary Kansas City pit master Paul Clark, who grills up tender meat dishes like beef brisket, bacon chunks, and burnt ends at his Chelsea restaurant, and serves them by the pound in metal pie plates and Styrofoam cups. The most popular item on the menu, Taste of the Baron, includes a hodgepodge of ribs, chicken, and smoked meats. Portions are heart attacked-sized, and nearly everything is fried. The healthiest thing you’ll find is cajun-style fried green tomatoes in a remoulade sauce. 

Insider Tip:

Plan dinner on the early side, as RUB estimates the thousands of pounds of meat it uses each day and sometimes sells out.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Chef
  • No Reservations

Cuisine Type:: BBQ


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