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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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious old school French in a lively, loud, crowded environment

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was really good and the service was attentive. Bone marrow and black burger are a must!!! Really good cocktails

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to be at the bar or sit at a table for dinner. Casual but smart.

DD
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Super-fancy pub. Wonderful atmosphere. Good beef-y food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and consistent, every time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Burger was under salted. There was also a hair in our pâté. Will not be back for a bit

C
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burger! Service was also great. Being one of the oldest restaurants in NYC makes the trip to Minetta Tavern worth it due to the ambiance.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE OF THE BEST 'LOCAL' BAR-RESTAURANTS I HAVE EVER BEEN TO; FOR A FEELIING LIKE YOU'RE IN 'OLD NEW YORK', YOU CAN'T PICK A BETTER SPOT THAN THE BAR AT MINETTA'S.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Had dined here five years ago and remember much better food. For what you pay, even in NYC, it should have been really excellent. But it wasn’t.
The manager was a bit of a blow hard who kept talking at me as I was eating lunch at the bar. He kept talking about “the hustle” that was required in the restaurant business, liberally dropping the f bomb. Very unprofessional. Doubt I’ll return anytime soon.

HA
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Minetta Tavern beautiful restaurant fab food great vibe. Steak was cooked perfectly also amazing cocktails

BG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of New York’s dining gems. A must try is the black label burger... and for dessert either the chocolate soufflé or vanilla grand marnier soufflé. Fabulous service and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.

G
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The warmth and friendliness of the staff was obvious the minute you entered the restaurant. I had one of the best hamburgers of my life perfectly prepared. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and plan to return.

DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Place was jamming! Server was great we sat on the right had side on the wall passed the bar. Food was excellent duck ravioli

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started w the pate then the burger and duck. Each plate better than the last. Finished it off w chocolate soufflé. Truly an outstanding meal!! Already looking forward to going back. Waiter attentive and nice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a plessure.

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were so friendly and the concierge made the night special with his great recommendations. Wonderful atmosphere, a fun spot that always entertains.

GM
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We were very disappointed in the food. The Minetta burger had no flavor and was not juicy. Probably made with yesterdays left over meat. I expected to taste the best burger, but this was not worth $31! The fries were delicious but nothing to rave about. I have no reason to ever return to Minetta Tavern.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The black label burger is what it is cracked up to be
One of the best burgers in NY

b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great burgers, good service, soppy and salty salad

VB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

high end place, good food, not spectacular.. .
worth the price of the overall experience, just don't expect a Wow experience!

s
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black label burger = one of the best burgers I've ever had and one of the best in NYC. a masterpiece and a must-try for any quality burger enthusiastic. I'll be back for another one every time I'm visiting the big apple! :)

EB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I went to this restaurant when it first opened and was blown away by how great everything was. I tried to go back and couldn't get in. This time, the place was almost empty. The server was very nice, but was hurried. He didn't tell us that the appetizer was small but could be ordered as an entree. The hamburger which the first time I was there was the best I'd had was good, but not extraordinary. The food came within minutes of ordering as if it had been sitting around before we got there. Everything was hurried. Not an enjoyable experience.

LR
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I thought the wait staff was pushy, we were waiting for our final guest to arrive and the staff was asking for our order. I asked them to wait until we were all at the table. They were more interested in turning the table for the next reservation. We arrived early so there was no need to push us. The food was mediocre at best. My son had the $31 burger, when comparing it to another burger he ate at Covina, his reaction was the Covina burger was far superior and much less expensive. This is a tourist trap, there are far better dining experiences to be had in NYC. Extremely over priced.

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, simply amazing. The staff at the Minetta Tavern? world class.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Prices are outrageous and don’t measure up. Sorry ☹️

V
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fun evening at Minetta Tavern. The service was excellent, and with the exception of the seemingly random 90s alternative songs that intermittently interrupted the jazz standards, which give the tavern its classic New York feel, the ambiance was quite nice. The steak-frites were peppery and the béarnaise sauce bright and pungent. Though the kitchen could not nail a medium cook on the steak or the burger, both were delicious if doctored up with enough salt, pepper, and other provided condiments. The star was the chocolate soufflé however, which was worth the trip itself.

EX
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for another memorable evening! Great food and most gracious staff.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good burger !

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience at Minetta Tavern. The staff was excellent and attentive and the food was delicious. The bone marrow appetizer and duck pâté special were both very good and the Black Label Burger really is worth all the hype. It is hands down the best burger I have had in my life. I would go back again just to have that. If you are a burger fan you absolutely owe it to yourself to go try it at least once.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and had a great time! Very lively and great people watching. The food was excellent, especially the bone marrow.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what you want, exactly how you want it

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vacation with my family and I wanted to take them to my favorite place to eat in NTC.

FS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the famous black Angus hamburger, which turned to be the best piece of meat ever! Special mention for the buttered oysters, simply sublime. Warmly recommended to anyone looking for quality food and great taste. Thumbs up!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal.

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Y
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went for anniversary. Waiter and staff very friendly, informative and spread everything out perfectly before our comedy show. Bone Marrow with a salad was a great starter. Wife had Filet Mignon paired with spinach and mashed potato which were excellent. I had the Bone in NY Strip which was also excellent. Old school New York feel only adds to the experience. Great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Minetta is always a delicious meal!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, and the staff was phenomenal. Everyone worked as a team to support all/any needs. We took a while to decide on our food choices, but as soon as someone recognized we were ready, they came over to check and took our order. This was the same for filling water, replacing a drink, helping to move the table to get in/out, etc. They really catered to us to make it an enjoyable experience. We left full and happy.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Too noisy, too much crowded
Steak was too salty
Overpriced

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the food and the service were excellent.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the Black label Burger is the best that I have ever had. Would definitely recommend this place.

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