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.
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
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.
An expensive but good hamburger. Not something you could eat every day, but good for a special occasion.
Classic New York!
Great ambiance and service. The food was amazing. Black Label burger is a must-try!! The soufflé at the end was delicious!
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.
Wonderful experience. Can't wait to go again. Now one of my favorite spots
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious burger, best in nyc. The bone marrow , wow !
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.
Definetely, Minetta is in the Top Ten ranking in New York City. It was a fantastic experience for my son and I.
Just not worth the hype...loud, tight and food and service was lackluster.
Minetta is a NYC classic. One of the city’s best burgers. The dry-aged rib eye for two with bone marrow is not to be missed. Great cocktails, serviceable wine list. Friendly and professional staff.
Lousy service! Waited over a 1/2 hour after being done with appetizers to get our entree and they were not cooked to our specifications. Ordered medium well hamburgers and received rare, cool burgers. Complained to head waiter and he was annoyed at us!! Had told our waiter that we needed to be out by 7 and had to cancel desert and coffee to get out at 7:15pm. When we told the head waiter/ manager that we were locals who frequented the restaurant often and had never had An experience like this before and that ewe thought we shoutbe compensated for our difficulty he grabbed the check from my hands did make an adjustment and then the check back on the table! We will never go there again!
The black label burger is incredible :)
There were 6 of us early on a Sunday bday evening. We had made the res weeks in advance. They put us at a 4 top with 6 chairs and we were jammed into the next table. We kept hitting each other’s legs and no room to even turn in your chair. Plus the guy in the end kept getting hit by waiters passing by. Could have done better.
What an amazing time and implacable service I had here ! The staff was beyond helpful and accommodating. Thanks everyone for a wonderful and unforgettable meal.
It looks like a dive, but it's Michelin starred, and rightly so! Went for brunch and had a fabulous house bloody mary, and steak frites which was one of the tastiest hanger steaks I've had. It can get a bit noisy here as the decor is 1930s barroom with tin ceilings and wood paneled walls that reflect sound. Worth a visit.
1st time there, party of 4, had to wait in crowded bar for 10 mins, we arrived on time. Service was good. We ordered 4 black label burgers, or whatever they're called. 1 rare, 2 med rare, 1 med. All came out raw in the middle. Cold and raw like steak tartare... which I actually have no problem with, but the one who ordered medium was so turned off that she lost her appetite. I understand that these are very expensive patties and overcooking them hurts the bottom line.... someone should tell them that the other way is just as bad. Won't be returning.
Food and service, as always, were excellent.
Always delicious food and great service!
Very good and great ambiance. Only issue was we booked for 10:30 and we had to wait almost half an hour until our table was ready which begs the question why did I book before hand.
Muy buena comida, mucho ruido, buen servicio, la squad (codorniz) excelente
As always, the exceptional hospitality and service was only surpassed by the quality of the meal. Hard to beat NYC eating experience.
Food has went a bit downhill. Some of the apps were absolutely bland.
Used to be better.
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.
Really like the place. Great food and service, can be a little crowded at times, but the scene is always fun.
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!
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"!
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.
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!
Legendary. One word describes the place. All the dishes were excellent. Fillet mignon was simply outstanding.
Not what it used to be! Don’t come for the food, just for a drinks as it’s still a great feeling spot. The service was scattered and without much attention. The food has literally gone downhill. The burgers that were once tops in the city, no longer could be on a top 50 list! (And that’s a real shame). I believe a new inspired chef, making the classics right, and some new gems is in order. And please...service that’s real, not predicated by the programmes screen system...really not working here!
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.
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
The burger is amazing, great desserts, great service
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.
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!