225 Park Ave.,
Phone: (212) 533-2500
Reminiscent of real deal American smoke shacks, Wildwood BBQ is a reliably lively spot to take part in Carolina-style pulled pork, Kansas City baby back ribs and Texas-Smoked brisket. The space is outfitted with two smokers, wood beams, sawdust, bourbon and beer. While it’s not the best barbecue around, it’s got the whole package from vibe to sports and plenty of beers on tap. The menu choices are endless, but an easy favorite is “The Three Little Pigs,” which includes spare ribs, pulled pork, double-cut bacon, and two sides. While you won’t need them, extra helpings of the housemade pickled jalapenos and Sweet Potato Tots with mustard-molasses sauce are still an essential part of the dining experience here. An all-American classic, the Texas-Smoked brisket at Wildwood BBQ consistently delivers as well.