Minetta Tavern

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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.

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas Eve at Minetta Tavern! We will be serving our regular dinner menu as well as some fabulous specials!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas Day at Minetta Tavern! We will be serving our dinner menu from 2PM thru 10PM as well as some fabulous specials!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 2555 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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ZT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable experience. Truly amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone. Hot tip - get the Minetta burger as an app for the table and ask for the fries with your entree.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best burgers I have ever had. Wonderful service and ambiance and although a little pricey, was definitely worth it

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Our waitress was friendly and helpful.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went with some friends for annual holiday brunch and we chose Minetta this year. (We rotate restaurants) I had the Black label burger - it was OK. Server was flustered but nice. Wouldn’t go back for brunch. Dinner only. Not as good as it used to be and no soufflé at brunch. Bummer!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excelente hamburguesa

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E
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An early dinner was great!

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French restaurant, where they do it all right.

B
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best mushrooms ever. Great NY tavern restaurant

JC
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great location, great decor and very charismatic atmosphere.


Fabulous onion soup to start (you could be in Paris) and scallops ceviche which melted on the tongue.

We both had the famous black label burger which certainly lives up to its reputation. Meaty, unctuous and full of flavour from the 4 cuts of meat.

It is for me undoubtedly the best burger I’ve ever eaten.

A definite return venue.

JP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My buddy’s birthday. Went for lunch. We had the Gem, the bone marrow, and burgers. As always Minetta Tavern smacked it out the park.

m
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The burger was excellent and also the atmosphere was really charming and new york style.

MP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a really good dinner with an excellent fois app, scallop crudo, followed up with mussels in cream sauce perfectly cooked, delicious fries, tasty veal chop, and steak frites. Seating was very tight , atmosphere was vibrant but very noisy. Overall we really enjoyed our dinner .

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third trip to Minetta Tavern and to be honest, it is always the same.... in the best possible way.

This time I went during brunch time, I had no idea they had brunch, and didn't end up ordering any of the brunch items because we were on a mission. My wife had never had the Black Label Burger and shes not a crazy eater so we stayed on track. However, my cousin decided to join us and we ended up getting the Cote de Bouef with bone marrow and salad. Bacon, tomatoes and cauliflower gratin.... oh my...

Let me say that when our server, who was fantastic sorry I forgot your name, told us that we could have the burger cut in three and I scratched my head. First off, chefs hate doing abnormal things and two, I just couldn't believe it was an option. I figure many people have requested that and hence why its allowed. Nonetheless amazing burger. Perfect med-rare, nice funk, just love that fact that they didn't have to do much to make a spectacular burger.

The steak, also a beautifully rested med-rare, with the toast points, bone marrow, and the sides were maybe a bit too much for lunch... but who cares! I didn't even eat dinner that night because I was still happily full.

Thank you again Minetta Tavern FOH and BOH staff for another fantastic meal. See you soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience I’ve ever had a restaurant in NYC in the 16 years I’ve lived here. Rude staff, unaccommodating.

AH
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Comida regular, servicio normal, hay mucho mejores lugares por mismo o menor precio

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! We had our friend in from london and celebrated with a brilliantly beautifully boozy lunch. Tasty food. Incredible staff. We love in the neighborhood and will be back again and again. Merci!

DC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minetta Tavern was all I hoped it would be. What great New York experience. Great energy by all the staff and patrons. Food was delicious. Love the atmosphere!

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger ever. Menu should include more affordable wines. There are some great wines out there without having to break the bank. Would attract more customers!

R
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a wonderful restaurant! From the moment we walked through the velvet curtains 'til the time we walked out, our experience couldn't have been better. The front of the house staff could not have been more accommodating and personable; the wait staff was equally professional, courteous and friendly and the food was perfect. Two of us had the eggs benedict which we both proclaimed to be the best we ever had; the other two had omelets with a small salad which was equally appreciated. We ordered a divine coconut cake with four forks and the house treated us to delicious pots de creme. We can't say enough about this dining experience...except the ambiance is charming and old world with sketches adorning the walls that were done decades ago and a beautiful mercury mirrored wall behind the fabulous bar. (Don't miss the bloody marys!)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I ordered the pasta, and my husband had the burger, both listed on the mains menu. Both were delicious but the burger was giant and the pasta was tiny (6 pieces only), so I was still hungry afterwards. I wish I would have known how small it would be.

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Minetta Tavern was a polished version of old New York: pictures of celebrities from the past, red banquettes, solid meal offerings and excellent service made it fun night out on the town in the bustling West Village.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always great. The ambience is sensational and one of the must-do new York experiences. Service in the restaurant room could be a tad more attentive

WE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hamburger lived up to the hype and then some. Old school NYC "clubby" ambiance at its best. The staff made myself and my son feel like regulars (although we weren't). Drinks were well prepared, albeit bar a bit slow. Overall, great experience and will be back. Mr. E, Pittsburgh, Penna.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Burger I’ve ever had!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Portion size of my entree was very small. Which usually wouldn’t complain about. However, not worth it for the price. Also, I was not warned by the server. Ambiance would have been nice... however, we had three people and it felt like we were sat at a two person table that they put an extra chair at the end of to make it three. We had a reservation so I didn’t expect this.

SO
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, every time! Black Label burger is a must!!

PB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martini, Oysters, Cote de Boeuf for 2.... one of the best steaks in NY, the staff actually pays attention to everyone. The only gripe is all the tourists in tee-shirts, destroys the ambiance...

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and incredible food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger and Martinis were excellent. Highly recommend the corner booth table.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun location. Expert bartenders.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a special occasion. Very “New York” and good food. The black label burger is worth it!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic! Delicious! Good drinks!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Holy Grail of chocolate souffle is here

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bone marrow is off the charts delicious. And the Bloody Mary selection.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time to New York was recommended this restaurant would like to know the wine we ordered our waiter was Tony. He recommended this mild red wine which was like a blush was 170/Bottle. The manager was the one that poured it for us thank you so much 5737480243

NM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minetta Tavern is my favorite restaurant in NYC. We celebrate birthdays, nights on the town and we even got engaged here. The service is always exquisite, the ambience is fantastic and the food is incredible. The Black Label burger is more than just the best burger in the city — it’s a revelation, one best paired with a well-chilled vodka martini.

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent burgers. Be sure you don't get a table near the kitchen...highway ambiance and we needed to be reseated. Other than that great place.

TP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Burger. Service was exceptional. Next time I am in town, I'll make it a priority!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

V
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! Great corner booth. Exquisite Fish Special! Fine service.