Minetta Tavern

4.6
2110 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 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 2110 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Muy buena comida, mucho ruido, buen servicio, la squad (codorniz) excelente

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food has went a bit downhill. Some of the apps were absolutely bland.

Used to be better.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere is wonderful - it's just like a Parisien restaurant. The flavour of the Black Label burger was sunning, although the accompany fries were a copious, dry and dull. With a little more imagination this could be a world class dish. Service was attentive and really friendly and we'd certainly return.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Really like the place. Great food and service, can be a little crowded at times, but the scene is always fun.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Best burger I’ve been had! Food was impeccable as was the service. My 8 year old devoured her meal as well. Definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The brunch that I ordered was "eggs and buttermilk biscuits". The plate also included broiled tomatoes and slices of ham. The eggs, bisuits, and tomatoes were fine. The ham was spectacularly mediocre, and the plate would have been better off without it. When the manager (?) asked how it had been, that is exactly what I told him. In spite of my protestations that I had had plenty to eat without the ham, he insisted on deducting the price of my glass of wine. So the restaurant definitely gets extra points for "class"!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Minetta Tavern has become our favorite place in the Village. We love the old New York atmosphere, the great food and the attentive service. We both had the Black Label burger for lunch and it was amazing, definitely living up to its fame. Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Exceptional service!!! Food was delicious. A little hiccup on timing (waited a long time for our entrees) but the server and manager were so kind and attentive - that it did not impact our dining experience negatively. That and the complimentary desserts helped!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Legendary. One word describes the place. All the dishes were excellent. Fillet mignon was simply outstanding.

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very nice place with a lot of history. Really poor service, going from: Out of the wine we ordered, they suggested another we accepted, with no info of higher price! To missing tools for our entre, really poor maincourse - and our waiter couldn't care less - and they kept forget to bring the things we ordered. A really bad experience on such a nice place. What a shame.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excelente lugar. El servicio es espectacular. Las hamburguesas son de primera. En especial, el Black Label Burguer es buenisimo.
El pate de Foie tambien es buenisimo

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The burger is amazing, great desserts, great service

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We ate here before a play on the recommendation of a friend. It is definitely a neighborhood gem with excellent service and a great brunch menu. The waitress was quite knowledgeable and was able to give in depth answers to questions about the food. I had the signature burger and my wife had a truffle dish with poached eggs in a cream sauce. Both were excellent and we would highly recommend them. Overall a great dining experience and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The vibe, drinks, service et all ARE OUTSTANDING!! The dirty martini is THE best I’ve had in the city and the steak frites is ridiculously good!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Hands down the best hamburger I’ve ever eaten. The bacon wrapped filet was amazing as well. Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

One of our favorite places in NYC! We try to go every time we visit! Old school and comfortable with great food and a bustling atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Dined for friend’s birthday. High point was service- waiter was excellent. Decor is awesome! Food - escargot tasteless; pasta dish over cooked mushy ; trout and scallops were ok - very disappointed; waaay overpriced. Would be willing to give Minetta Tavern another chance.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great place, really good food, service good but not fine dining service considering that one would expect in fine dining.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Just perfect. Waitress was awesome, and food was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food, great service, cool venue. Black label burger as good as advertised!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Had a stellar night taking my 2 grown children out to dinner NYC style. Minetta Tavern is a classic restaurant oozing with ambiance and quite possibly the best steak in town. Our server was adorable, friendly and her wine suggestions were spot on, the black label burger my son ordered was superb and the Cote de boeuf my daughter and I shared was insanely delicious - with roasted marrow bone- and enough to allow my son to have a bit of as well. Will definitely come back. Again:)

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

It was our first time at Minetta Tavern, cause every time I passed by the place, I thought it was either closed or open for special occasions. I was wrong. We made reservations and got a great table for the three of us celebrating a friend’s engagement! The service, the food and ambiance were all wonderful! Time flew by. Before we knew it, we were already having dessert...
Definitely highly recommended and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Truly a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is so inviting and relaxing. Service is superb and the food delicious. It is one of my all time favorites and I cannot wait to return.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food, good ambience.
Our waiter was somewhat distracted, but great experience!

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Way too noisy and crammed. Service was slow and somewhat unresponsive.
Bone marrow was mediocre.
Not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Minetta NEVER disappoints! If it’s your first time there, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not ordering the Black Label burger!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great authentic ambiance, food was fantastic - the medium rare burger was amazing. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Absolutely the best burger in town!
Great service and the funniest waiter on earth!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Amazing food and service. The Black Label burger was as good as advertised. The chocolate souffle was perfect. Our server, Stephan, was awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a fabulous time at Minetta’s! Great food and drinks and ambience. Enjoyed hearing the history of it!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

It is my favourite Burguer in NYC and yes, the rest is pretty good as well!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and a great time at Minetta tavern. Would go back as we really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I had the Black Label Burger for the first time and it is now my number one burger in the city.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Il ristorante merita una visita solo per la location che trasuda storia, atmosfera ed eleganza. Il black label burger è qualcosa di eccezionale: la carne è saporita e succosa e merita pienamente il prezzo richiesto. Decisamente da non perdere

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Delicious, great service, awesome atmosphere, quiet. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Came here on Friday before Memorial Day weekend with the fellas to celebrate my birthday. Service was top notch, had the Minetta Burger and it was the best burger I have ever had. It can be considered orgasmic. I ordered the burger in Medium. The drinks were delicious as well. It was a perfect night, I would definitely return here with my friends.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great for the experience, food just okay.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Dined for lunch. Very crowded. Tight quarters for sure, but friendly, attentive, professional staff and delicious food. Will absolutely return, probably very soon.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

One of my favorites

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great black label burger. Fries were stubby & warm. Best grand marnier soufflé ever and went well with vanilla ice cream.

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