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Inside Neely's Barbecue Parlor, Opening July 13


Pat and Gina Neely the stars of Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network will open their first New York restaurant, Neely's Barbecue Parlor, on the Upper East Side in the old Merchants NY space next Wednesday. Pat and his brothers opened their first barbecue joint in Memphis and 1988, and it grew into a small chain with three locations in the South and one retail store in the Nashville airport.

For the Manhattan project, the Neelys are working with Abraham Merchant of Merchants Hospitality and chef Wade Burch who will run the day to day operations of the kitchen. The restaurant itself spans a number of rooms and is meant to look like a sprawling Southern home (one that is dotted with little pig statuettes) with a den, a porch, a parlor with a fireplace, and a bar and dining room. As for the menu, there's plenty of ribs in a variety of sizes and style, pulled pork, ribeye steak, and beef brisket.

Make reservations at 212-832-1551 or their website.


Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings Basted with chipotle BBQ 8.75
Spicy Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp & Anson Mills Grits with grilled scallions 15.75
Fried Green Tomatoes with Vidalia Onion Relish 8.95
Deep Fried Pickles with secret sauce 5.25
PEI Mussels steamed with poor man’s champagne, BBQ spices and smoked tomatoes $13.25
Pulled Pork Hushpuppies Spicy Carolina Mustard Dipping sauce $ 7.25
Candied Thick Cut Slab Bacon Brown Sugar coated and slow baked until crispy 7.00
Cornmeal Fried Mississippi Catfish Creole Remoulade 10.25
Three Little Pulled Pigs Pulled Pork Sliders on Mini Buns with your choice of sauce 9.00

Iceberg Wedges Crumbled Blue cheese, Candied Bacon, Sweet 100 tomatoes, Ranch Dressing 8.50
Chopped Salad Romaine, Vine Ripe Tomato, Cucumber, Vidalia Onions, Pinto Beans, Smoked Cheddar Cheese,
Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette 8.95
Dixieland Salad Crispy Chicken, Romaine, Hard Boiled Eggs, Grape Tomatoes, Spiced Pecans, Tupelo Honey-Mustard
Dressing 14.95

BBQ PLATES Served with your choice of one side and cornbread
Texas Style “12 hr” Smoked Beef Brisket Cooked low & slow over select hickory and post oak hardwoods for 12
Pulled Pork Potato Roll, Sweet Slaw, Tangy Vinegar Dipping Sauce 14.50
Memphis Style Baby Back Ribs Wet or Dry Full Rack 25.95 / half rack 15.50
Full Cut BBQ Pork Spare Ribs Full Rack 25.95 / half Rack 15.50
KC Style “Sweet and Sticky” Ribs Full Rack 25.95 / half Rack Basted with our Sweet & Tangy Barbeque Sauce 15.50
“All Day “Beef Back Ribs Half Rack Really slow smoked over hickory & post oak Texas Style with no sauce 22.95
Pork Sampler Platter Spare Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork 21.95
Neely’s Rib Sampler ½ Rack each of Pork Spare Ribs & Baby Back Ribs 28.95

Cedar Planked Wild Salmon with Soft Corn Pudding, Tiny Green Beans & Parsley Butter 19.95
BBQ Spiced Day Boat Scallops with Succotash and “Slow Roasted” Cippollini Onions 25.95
Grilled “Sterling Silver” Cowboy Ribeye Steak 33.95 Moonshine glazed Bell Peppers, Creamed Corn, and Tobacco
“Blue Ribbon” Chicken (a/k/a Pat’s Beer Can Chicken) Free Range Chicken Cooked Over the Coals with a Pabst Blue
Ribbon Beer Can In Its Belly, with 2 Sides of Your Choice 16.95

Cole Slaw 3.50 Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes 4.75 Macaroni & Cheese 7.95
Gina’s Collard Greens 4.50 Steamed Tiny Green Beans 4.95
Hand-Cut Kennebec Fries 4.75 Southern Creamed Corn 4.95 Sweet Potato Fries 4.75
Black Eyed Peas with Pork & Bacon 4.50 Molasses Baked Beans 4.95 Spicy Pinto Beans with Burnt Ends 4.95

Blackberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream Pecan Pie a la Mode
NY Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
Mississippi Mud Pie with Rich Chocolate Sauce Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Neely's Barbecue Parlor
1125 1st Avenue, Upper East Side

Neely's Barbecue Parlor

1125 First Avenue, New York, NY 10065