Minetta Tavern

4.7
2164 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Minetta Tavern was opened in Greenwich Village in 1937. The Tavern was named after the Minetta Brook, which ran southwest from 23rd Street to the Hudson River.

Over the course of its long history, the Tavern was frequented by various layabouts and hangers-on including Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E. E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas, and Joe Gould, as well as by various writers, poets, and pugilists.

Since its renovation, Minetta Tavern has best been described as "Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern."

We hope — and believe — that's a somewhat accurate description of the place.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00noon - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday through Wednesday 5:30pm - 11pm and Supper from 11pm to 12am Dinner Thursday through Saturday 5:30pm to 12am and Supper 12am to 1am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 475-3850
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Hanson & Riad Nasr
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Parking details
PARKING GARAGE AT 122 WEST 3RD ST (BETWEEN 6TH /MACDOUGAL)
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Public transit
Take the A,B,C,D,E,F or M train to West 4th St. Use the 3rd St. exit and walk one block south to Minetta Lane and 2 blocks east to MacDougal St.

Take the 1 train to Christopher St/Sheridan Square and walk south (toward Grove St) on West 4th, 4 blocks. Continue south on 6th Ave 2 blocks to Minetta Lane, and 2 blocks east to MacDougal St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.7

Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village is home to some of the best steaks, chops, burgers, and overall feel good vibes that New York City has to offer.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 2164 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Food, the Black Label Burger is just perfect !!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Burger was a lot smaller than it used to be and not nearly as flavorful (esp at a $30 price point)

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING BURGER—Must try Black Tie burger....def a must-have if you’re in hunt for best burger in Gotham. Cheers!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black label burger is the bomb. Skip the Minetta burger. Just go for the black label. Smokey, fatty goodness. Mmmmmm

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Denmark
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for special occasion.The bone marrow was a unique experience. The duck was outstanding. The moules were OK. Service when we got to the table was good but was very surprised that we had to wait for more than 20 minutes beyond our booked time

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience/time. The food was amazing and worth the price. The waiter, Rashad, was the best. Only downside is the noise level...but, NYorkers thrive on noise.

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during a weekday, non-peak at 2p for a late lunch. Food was expensive, and it was good but not the best burger I've ever had like my friend raved. Still a good time, so I rate this well.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Hamburguesa estupenda y el paté de foie suculento.
Los mejillones tienen un estilo muy perfumado que mató el sabor del mejillón. A mi no me gusto ese platillo, nada.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great intimate and nostalgic mood while cozily elegant and serving some of the best steak and hamburgers in New York City .

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spent our anniversary here. We love Minetta so overall everything was splendid. We started with the burrata and the foie gras. Both scrumptious; however, felt like we should have ordered the bone marrow - man was that a sight and had much envy. I had the trout with crab in a lovely butter sauce and the man had the infamous burger. Of course, the chocolate soufflé bc how could you not. We each had two cocktails - Manhattans...very traditional but that’s how we like it - class act. Bill was $200

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is authentic and quaint the wait staff was attentive and professional. The ambiance was classic and the location is great. The prices are high relative to the area and the portion size. Likely better at night as opposed to Sunday brunch.

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Denver
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Don’t try to change your reservation in the day of - restaurant is unreachable by phone. Good service and ambiance but disappointed in the steak in the steak frites. Doesn’t need to to be that poor

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved every second. The food is sensational and so is the service . One of the best places in NYC

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fifth time there. The menu changed slightly, the carrots we’re my favorite non potato side and now they’re gone. Had the black label burger to start which was ordered medium, but we got somewhat rare, which was still delicious. Cote de beouff for main course was on point as usual. My only issue is I noticed a pretty relative price increase from the last time I was there, along with the restaurant being extremely hot. 300.00 plus tip for two people with only one cocktail is pretty steep. Only ordered a burger to taste for app which we split. Two sides and cote de beouff for main course with coffee and soufflé for dessert.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a simply amazing dinner in this historic place! The food, staff, jazz music and atmosphere were just perfect!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black Label Burger is the best burger I had ever!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Dad loves old NY restaurants and Minetta Tavern was perfect. We were first ones seated for Sunday Brunch at 11 am and a great meal and great time.

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New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Minetta Tavern is one of those special New York restaurants that must be experienced whether a local or a tourist with minimal time. There is something so unique about this restaurant that dates to 1937 which at the same time offers updated food including some of the best steaks and burgers you could find in NYC. I am certain almost anyone would love the privilege of dining here.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is always outstanding, but the service is a nightmare.
Hostesses are just mean and seem to hate their job.
Waiters are all over the place but don’t even know how to serve wine in a glass, you’ll have to ask 3 different people and twice each for dijon mustard or pepper...

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was accommodating especially with transit delaying my reservation. Prompt turnaround time for my order. The Black Label Burger is pricey but worth every bite.

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1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been at Minetta 4 years ago first time. We Delta in love about this place. That’s why we decided to back for our honey moon with our baby

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, but wish they didn't turn the lights almost totally off for the late seatings. Really changed the mood. Too dark.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing burger, great cocktails, cozy atmosphere, great service

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GS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I was told it had the best burger in NYC. It is a very good burger, but not the best one. It lacked a little bit in flavor.
Service was not very good. We had a reservation, the place was not packed, but they had us waiting for 25 minuters at the bar.
Staff was, from the hostess to the waiters (including the bartender) polite but not friendly.
I don't think I would repeat the experience.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the old look and feel of this place from the moment we walked in. Our waiter was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the good. Food was phenomenal. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and they brought over dessert and glasses of champagne. Perfect ending!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the black label burger. It was good, but not the best we’ve had. Bread was soggy, fries & rum punch were delicious. Ambience was very classy/casual, the waitress was incredibly friendly. We enjoyed the afternoon but honestly for the cost ($100 for 2 burgers, 1 drink) - it was forgettable. It was a nice lunch but we probably won’t be back.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An expensive but good hamburger. Not something you could eat every day, but good for a special occasion.

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Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As the man said I shall return

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Classic New York!

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ST
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service. The food was amazing. Black Label burger is a must-try!! The soufflé at the end was delicious!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday during an early afternoon. We had reservations so best to make one. I wanted to try the Black label burger. It was great! The French toast ho'dovers was good too.

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g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Can't wait to go again. Now one of my favorite spots

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Brother recommended this wonderful restaurant and we couln not have enjoyed it more - I had the black label burger and it was excellent, my friend has steak and fries and loved it as well. Our server was simply perfect! Next time in New York we will be back!

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TC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It's good, but not the best at anything I've tried on the menu after several visits. The back dining room is so loud. Not the restaurant's fault that its diners like to shout across the table at each other, but it does take away from the overall experience. Service is on point and pacing of dishes is also good.

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were seated at 10:10 pm, having reserved for 9:30 (and arrived 9:25). The hostess didn’t update us or apologize as we waited the forty-five minutes at the bar. She murmured a perfunctory “Sorry about the wait,” when she finally seated us but neither she nor our waiter made any further effort to make it up to us. Food was tasty, atmosphere lively, but we were made to feel so unwelcome that I doubt we’ll return.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It has been awhile since I came here. The food used to be much better. It has gone down hill. Steak and burger this time were very very average. Would not come back.

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NR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Black Label burger was so worth it, cocktails were outstanding, very satisfied. A bit crowded even at 10 PM at night, but the charm and atmosphere made up for it.

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B
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious burger, best in nyc. The bone marrow , wow !

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EJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The black label burger is worth the trip and is large enough to be split by two people. Treasure in the heart of the Village and a place to see and be seen.

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