NY BBQ is located kitty-corner from Umami Burger. In contrast to the trendiest burgers on La Brea, NY BBQ is a no-frills strip mall, order-at-the-counter/served-in-styrofoam BBQ joint. They do dine in and carry out as well as catering.
We ordered a baby back dinner and Angus beef ribs a la carte. The dinner comes with two sides and bread or cornbread (mac and cheese, cole slaw) and we ordered a side of potato salad as well.
The sauce is the main difference between NY BBQ and other bbq places in LA. Their sauce is thick, dark, rich and not too sweet. It’s not overly smokey, there’s a hint of spice at the end and did I mention it’s thick?
The baby backs were very tender, the beef ribs were big (but not as big as Baby Blues’). The mac and cheese was really good and gooey (rue-heavy, not too crispy on top). The cole slaw and potato salad were both above average but not the best I’ve ever had.
For dessert I went with a cool, sweet cup of banana pudding. On a hot summer day, after hearty/saucy ribs, this pudding was worthy of bathing in.
Overall I like NY BBQ. Their meat is good quality and their service is friendly but their sauce is very specific. For those that like their sauce thick and tangy, this is your place.