Thursday, September 30, 2010

☞ INTRODUCING: The New Dinosaur BBQ Opens

The September deadline to open the new Dinosaur Bar-B-Que at 700 West 125th was met last night at a celebratory party where food and drink flowed freely. Originally opened in 2004 at 131st Street and 12th Avenue, Harlem's arguably best barbeque joint has been planning to move their entire operation a couple of blocks south at another abandoned warehouse for some time to make way for Columbia's Manhattanville campus construction. After a years delay, the switch finally happened last night and the restaurant will be serving the public starting today.

At last night's party, guests were treated with old fashion hospitality and a preview of the new signature space at a more prominent intersection of 12th Avenue. All of the roadhouse charms are still intact within building with exposed red brick walls, vintage artwork and industrial lighting. A live band on a concert stage that is unique to new space kept folks happy along with buckets of beer and BBQ stations that had prep chefs on hand to customize orders. Founder John Stage was also making the rounds with interviews and greeting revelers in a casual plaid shirt (last photo). This location is closer to the 1 train at 125th Street or the BX15 Bus stop so we expect even greater success for these guys. Well done!  For more information call the restaurant at: Tel 212.694.1777.  Read all about the one and only Dinosaur BBQ in our past post: LINK.  More photos will be loaded on the Harlem Bespoke Facebook site: LINK


  1. I could smell it as I rode by on the bike path last night!

  2. It has to be said, well done to Harlem Bespoke for keeping us informed on this and so many other Harlem developments.

  3. And now sporting a far more fashionable 125th Street address...