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Minetta Tavern

4.6
2035 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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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Neighborhood
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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 2035 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing meal and cocktails. Bone Marrow appetizer , black label burger and soufflé all fantastic.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

on a iconic street sits an iconic gin meal with great food and drink and perhaps the best burgers in town a 30 s era bar a real bar not staged neat people great food a must do if in nyc

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

......busy place

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Black Label burger lived up to expectations. The meat was juicy, flavorful, and rich, and it did not need embellishments. Fries were also good.

Chocolate soufflé was a great way to end the meal; inside was thick molten chocolate, paired with the fluffy top layer. It was luxurious and decadent and delicious.

Service was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Nous sommes allés dîner dans ce restaurant avec notre fille de cinq ans. Nous avons été très bien accueillis. Le personnel était charmant. La musique, du très bon jazz, créait une ambiance agréable. Le restaurant était vivant et les plats étaient parfaits. Les pâtes à la sauge et le canard (parfaitement cuit) étaient savoureux. La carte des vins était belle. Le nougat glacé ainsi que les petits pots de crème (vanille, chocolat et café) étaient tout simplement délicieux.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excelente!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent all around. Cote du boeuf was unreal.

Mattt the Bartender was accommodating and very entertaining as well.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

What a fantastic experience and the best burger in NYC!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always a classic! The black label never fails... as well as the stellar cocktail program.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went there for brunch last Sunday and the restaurant is as good as ever. The black label burger is still the star but our French toast and salmon appetizers were fabulous. Service was great. I love this place and couldn't recommend it either enough

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful birthday experience

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Minetta Tavern had a lively upbeat vibe. I absolutely recommend reserving a table before you go because its "very crowded"! The staff was very friendly and warm. We ordered the black label burger & the bone marrow and we were not very impressed. But think its a lively fun place to go to after a play or show.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food, great drinks, and excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great burger! Definitely one of the best in the city. Very old school bar with lots of wood benches and chairs.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Visiting Minetta is always a good experience for food and bar scene.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Actually here on a date with my husband after the theatre. It is absolutely crowded and noisy but the staff are ever-attentive so we got drinks and hung out and were seated on time. Got a corner banquette so we’re not too crowded. There’s little elbow room but you don’t feel like you are in the next diners’ laps as long as nobody is overweight!
Caved in and had their super special burger which was DELICIOUS. And they got ‘black & blue’ exactly right. Decent wine selection by the glass (too tired to drink too much!) and we enjoyed spying on the other diners, of all ages and dress codes

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Nice, old-school place with good atmosphere and a killer burger.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

You can have a reservation but don't expect this establishment to be on top of it. You'll stand around until they feel like sitting you. The food is mediocre at best. The wait and bar staff are excellent, it's the management and greeter/reservation folks who will make you decide to never come back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good service , great burger

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Bone marrow, bone marrow, bone marrow!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant never ceases to disappoint. Burger is perfection and service is terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lovely "Old-School" feel. Good cocktails and classy setting. I had a burger for lunch and it was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Not only a great restaurant, not only a great service and absolutely not only a nice meal, Minetta is remarkable for being an experience in NYC.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It should’nt be a Michelin restaurant. It is only a very expensive french bistro who cannot cook a steak and serves fries, which is not homemade!
Me and the rest of the company went from there feeling nursea.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Aside from the service being terrible to start, our food did come out quickly once we finally got to order. I have been waiting quite a while to try the famous burger but ended up slightly disappointed. I love onions, but this was stuffed with way too many and it overwhelmed the beef taste. The avocado toast was very delicious and the fresh salsa was the perfect touch. However, I came for the burger.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were visiting New York and chose Minetta because we’d read rave reviews about the burgers AND because we’d heard it was a great place to spot the occasional celebrity. We had reservations on a Friday night at 5:30.

Minetta has an incredible ambience with lots to look at, but it is very small, and there were just a couple inches between our table and the one next to us. In fact, in order for the lady sitting next to me to use the restroom, they had to pull her table out so she could get out.

We were mixed on the food. I enjoyed my cheeseburger tremendously, but the fries seemed stale and were similar to what you’d get at McDonald’s. My husband felt like his $33 burger was way overpriced and that the quality beef didn’t translate well into a burger (he would have liked it better in a steak). Our daughter had the Pasta Za Za, which she liked at first, but she didn’t end up finishing it because the sauce started to make her feel nauseated.

We definitely enjoyed the people-watching and eavesdropping, though we didn’t see any celebrities to speak of. The guy at the table next to ours was telling his companion that he was one of the probably 10% of people in the room who had actually been BORN in Manhattan. (Um, okay. Congrats, dude.)

This place is an upscale hangout for wealthy people and is tremendously fascinating, but we didn’t really feel intimidated. I’d recommend it! But if you’re on a tight budget, it IS pretty expensive.

Great, attentive service and an overall unforgettable experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The burger is absolutely amazing. The bistro is very traditionally french (very few vegetables or greens, but great meat), and the quality of food and service is exceptional. I would highly recommend Minetta Tavern if you are looking for a traditional french lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I saw this restaurant on a television show and they highlighted the Côte de Boeuf. We went for lunch and opted for the Black Label Burger with bone marrow appetizer and pots du creme for dessert.

Oh my! The bone marrow was beyond amazing. We ordered the burger medium rare and it came out on the rarer side, but it tasted like prime steak on a bun. The pots du creme (three flavors) were creamy and delicious.

DO make a reservation. We were there on a Friday for lunch (12:00 reservation), There was a line out the door that started at 11:30 and we needed that reservation since it was full.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

La mejor hamburguesa que he probado!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Birthday dinner with my girlfriend

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Good food, and relaxed atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Such a fun place. 6pm on a Tuesday was packed! Food was delicious. We got the moules frites, filet mignon, and Caesar salad. Everything was superb. Server was very nice but I think she was having an "off" night... she gave my husband a glass for his beer that was dirty with old beer in it.. kinda gross.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fantastic in every way. I’ve been coming here since I was a kid in the 70s and it’s the same place but elevated and the food is outrageously good. Fantastic service. Yes it’s noisy but I enjoy the action. The bar is a gorgeous speakeasy style room. Banquettes line the wall. Hard to get a reservation so book early! You will not be disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Cramped, intimate, original, recommendable!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent food and the ambience is great

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious food, great service. Worth the price so it’s great for a celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best burger in NYC .

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Very, very noisy. Fish was good, but mussels were bland and snails plain, no taste, and dry..no juice. Soufflé was good.
We’ll not go back.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice decor, great ambiance, very good service, unfortunately I wasn't impressed by their brunch.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always great food and ambiance! Our server was very nice. This time we came to the restaurant it was so hot and was hard to enjoy.

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