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5 Restaurants For A Delicious American Style BBQ in New Delhi

With the temperature dropping, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in Delhi. Nippy mornings and evenings are proof that barbeque season is finally here. In the world of gastronomy, few culinary experiences can rival the intoxicating allure of a perfectly crafted barbecue meal. The art of barbecuing transcends mere cooking; it's a celebration of flavours, a symphony of smoky aromas, and a testament to the age-old tradition of bringing people together around the grill. As the tantalizing scents of grilling fill the air, one can't help but be drawn into the timeless ritual that is a BBQ feast.

Whether you like to savour delicious meats cooked over a BBQ or simply a few vegetables, who doesn’t enjoy a juicy, smokey, charred and flavourful barbecued meal? This season, move over Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Kebabs and Indian Barbecue and dive into a burst of flavours with these American-style BBQ dishes in the capital.

From bustling urban grills to hidden gems in quaint corners, these establishments have honed their skills to create an ambiance where the scent of smoky goodness and the sizzle of the grill are an integral part of the dining experience. Join us as we explore these culinary sanctuaries, and delve into the mouthwatering creations that have earned them a place among the elite in the world of barbecue cuisine. Get ready to discover the sizzling delights that await at the finest BBQ establishments, where every bite is a celebration of flavour and every meal an unforgettable experience.

Hardrock Cafe

Embark on a rockin' culinary journey at Hard Rock Cafe in Delhi, where the sizzle of grills and the aroma of BBQ take centre stage. As you step into the iconic venue, be prepared to be immersed in a vibrant atmosphere blending music and fantastic flavours. Hard Rock Cafe's commitment to quality shines through its diverse grills and BBQ offerings. Start your feast with the legendary Hickory-Smoked Barbecue Combo, featuring an assortment of ribs, chicken, and pulled pork, each infused with smoky goodness. For a taste of the extraordinary, indulge in the Cowboy Ribeye, a succulent steak seasoned to perfection. Vegetarian options are equally impressive, with the Grilled Vegetable Sandwich showcasing a medley of charred goodness.

Where: Showroom No.1, Atma Ram Mansion, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

The Pit

This is just what the capital needed, a sit-down restaurant by the owners of H-man, The Pit in Basant Lok is the ultimate destination for those who love American-style barbeque. This culinary gem boasts an inviting ambience and a menu that's a tribute to the art of barbecue. The Pit's grills are a testament to their mastery, offering a delightful array of dishes that promise to tantalize your taste buds.

Begin your culinary adventure with their signature Pit Platter, a carnivore's delight featuring an assortment of grilled meats served with delectable sides.

The spot offers an array of dishes from perfectly cooked tenderloin to meat, pork belly, chops and more. While it may get a little heavy, we assure you this is the perfect season to indulge. We recommend the Philly cheese steak, lamb chilly dog and grilled salmon. While it is a haven for non-vegetarians, vegetarians can savour the wood oven pizzas.

Where: Building no. 46, next to McDonald's, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110057


No one gets that char quite like CHARD in Vasant Vihar. So get your grills on! If you're a fan of a fantastic grill, especially when it's 'chard' to perfection, you're in for a treat. They have a dedicated whole section just for you, filled with mouthwatering options. From steak and frites to shawarma-spiced chicken breasts, and grilled fish and veggies, our menu is a celebration of big flavours, all with that delightful charred touch. Your go-to grill? Without a doubt, it's their Maple and Bourbon BBQ pork ribs. They're juicy, packed with umami, and effortlessly fall off the bone served with fresh pear and nappa cabbage slaw, perfectly balancing the fatty saltiness of the ribs. Ready to indulge? We surely are!

Where: Priya Market, Vasant Vihar


HMan in Malviya Nagar stands as a pioneer in bringing authentic Western-style barbecue to Delhi, captivating the city with its impeccable flavours. A trailblazer in the barbecue scene, HMan has won hearts with its juicy, charred, and delightfully smoky grills. Despite its modest size, the establishment is a flavour-packed haven, drawing patrons for its slow-cooked meat creations.

The menu at HMan promises a sumptuous experience, featuring everything from delectable sandwiches to succulent grilled prawns and mouth-watering burgers. Each dish is a testament to the art of low and slow cooking, ensuring an indulgent journey for your taste buds.

Start your journey with the Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwich, a flavorful masterpiece featuring tender pork infused with smoky goodness, tucked between perfectly toasted buns.

For seafood enthusiasts, the Grilled Prawns with a zesty marinade are a revelation, offering a delightful combination of charred perfection and succulent freshness. Indulge your carnivorous cravings with the HMan Signature BBQ Platter, a symphony of various grilled meats showcasing the expertise of the chef in low and slow cooking. Don't miss out on the mouth-watering HMan Burger, a carnivore's delight loaded with perfectly grilled meat, fresh toppings, and a signature sauce that elevates the burger experience.

Where: 3/31-32 Upper Ground Floor, Shivalik Colony, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Ottimo At West View 

If you wish to enjoy a lavish meal, Ottimo at West View at ITC Maurya is a must-visit. A refined rooftop venue with a rustic feel, the restaurant is not solely for barbeques but it does offer a wide variety of grills, marinated in different flavours where the juices of the meats and vegetables are duly sealed and retained.

At Ottimo, nestled within West View at Delhi, prepare your palate for an exceptional grills and BBQ experience with these must-try dishes. Begin your culinary journey with the Grilled Lamb Chops, a succulent delight featuring perfectly cooked lamb infused with aromatic herbs and spices, delivering a symphony of flavours in every bite. For seafood enthusiasts, the Grilled Salmon is a stellar choice, showcasing the chef's expertise in achieving the perfect char while preserving the fish's natural tenderness. Opt for the Ottimo Signature BBQ Platter for a diverse selection of expertly grilled meats, each piece reflecting a mastery of the grilling craft.

Indulge in the Charred Vegetable Skewers for a vegetarian delight, where the smoky notes elevate the flavours of fresh, grilled vegetables. Conclude your experience on a sweet note with the Grilled Pineapple Dessert, a unique treat that combines the warmth of grilling with the sweetness of ripe pineapple. Ottimo at West View promises an unforgettable grills and BBQ affair with these recommended dishes.

Where: ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg


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