Come on down and try our “Infamous” Burnt Ends aka “Meat Candy!”

“Guaranteed to change your life!”

Fresh smoked BBQ runs out daily so come in early, and catch our $9.99 Blue Plate Special!

Slow & Low Smoked BBQ

Come on down and enjoy the finest, highest quality southern smoked BBQ this side of the Mason-Dixon Line!

The Smokehouse

Full Liquor Bar featuring award winning Bourbons, Whiskys, artisanal Moonshines and select Craft Beers!


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*At Butcher Bar our mission is to connect our customers to the source of their food – small scale, sustainable local farms that are committed to producing natural, humanely raised, high quality and distinctive meat products. Our goal is to educate our customers to a growing movement of health conscious eating and sustainable farming practices. We Offer: Locally sourced 100% grass-fed and grass-fed/organic grain finished beef, organic chicken, heritage breed pigs and more traditional meat products – always feed-lot free and raised without hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. We are purveyors of a unique selection of artisanal meats and other fine organic goods.*
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Our belief in old traditional methods and the exclusive use of high quality, pasture raised, no hormone or any antibiotic treated meat guarantees quality and taste. If you haven’t tried us, come on down or order online to sample some of the finest SMOKED BBQ in NYC and take home some GOOD MEAT!

We Offer locally sourced 100% grass-fed and grass-fed/organic grain finished beef, organic chicken, heritage breed pigs and more traditional meat products- always feed-lot free and raised without hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products.

Eat some of the finest Smoked BBQ this side of the Mason-Dixon line!

Infamous Double Smoked Beef Burnt Ends
aka "Meat Candy!"
House Dry Rub Smoked Ribs
Our Famous Half Baked Mac & Cheese

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The Team

Matthew Katakis

Born and raised in Astoria, this Queens native’s main passion is food. Having traveled the world in the pursuit of great tasting food among other things, his mission was to bring it all back to his hood. He started his first restaurant Pita Pan in 2003, which has become a classic, offering the tastiest and freshest Greek cuisine this side of the Atlantic.


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Kathy Castro

After several years as a teacher in Astoria, Kathy became aware of how many of her young students were obese, and believed this was due to their poor eating habits and lack of nutritional education. Their health was being affected directly from their food intake. After reading the book “Food Inc.,” she answered the call to arms. This was the starting point for a journey that has culminated into Butcher Bar.

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Orlando Sanchez

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Orlando had never heard of Astoria and Queens was a place only familiar to him in Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America.” Classically trained in one of Austin’s top culinary programs at ACC, his passion is classic Southern BBQ. His desire was to evolve his favorite classic BBQ dishes and infuse them with his new found culinary knowledge.

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#1 BBQ Restaurant in Queens, NY!

In October of 2014, we opened the “Smoke House.” After 3 years of offering our BBQ out of our Butcher Shop, we took the advice of our fans and patrons and decided to expand! Located right next door to the original store, we custom designed the space with a full bar featuring Bourbon, Whiskey and Moonshine as well as select Craft Beers.
The bar and all the tables were built using reclaimed red and white cedar wood from a dismantled water tower in Green Point Brooklyn. The rest of the store was built using the motto, “Reclaim, Reuse, Restore.” We purchased most of the building materials from our friends at “Build It Green,” located right in Astoria.
Southern Comfort Brunch
Our southern style brunch is served up every weekend at 10:30 am til 3:30 pm. Featuring our award winning BBQ and NYC style and flavor!
Southern Charm & Friendly Staff
Our friendly staff and authentic atmosphere will surely excite you and offer you the best barbecue experience in New York City !
Order all our food for delivery. We now offer fast delivery services in our area, covering business and residential locations.
Planning a big party or celebration? Need a wedding caterer? Nothing is too big or to small for us to handle! Provide your guests with the best & tastiest experience ever! From small home gatherings, Backyard Barbecues, to huge corporate events and full scale weddings, we always deliver unforgettable experiences! Ask for our references!
A Culinary Journey from Butcher Bar to Astoria
Butcher Bar Full Scale Professional Catering Service

Office Lunch? Board room meeting? Dinner with friends? Super Bowl Parties? WE GOT YOU! Ask for our references.

Interested in impressing your friends? Need a caterer for your wedding or next event? We work with each client to customize menus depending on their desires, budget and event. We're not just the Best BBQ restaurant in NYC - We offer a separate 100 ITEM multi-ethnic menu for any and all events!