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Minetta Tavern

4.6
1980 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 1980 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEASB (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

The burgers were incredibly salty. The meat, while very flavorful, was mushy in texture, almost as if it was over-ground. The buns became very damp and essentially fell apart.

The fries were excellent as was the pate.

The cocktails were solid, but for $18 & $20 each they should’ve been.

We went just for the burgers but, honestly, they weren’t all that amazing. Given the noise level in the restaurant and the cramped seating, I think diners can have a better overall experience elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Perfect as always

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Perfection

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Black Label burger was overpriced (probably won't order again) but was VERY good. Fries were unbelievable as well.

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PattyK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for brunch and had the burger. Great drink list, great food, excellent service.

Love the vibe.

thanks for having us

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Terrible food

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TheSaltQueen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We LOVED Hostess Mary/Maria? There was a mix up with the reservation and she IMMEDIATELY accommodated my party.(The Gentleman had flown in all the way from Alabama for business and it made quite an impression!) The food is usually very excellent however our monkfish was overcooked and immediately the waiter was able to get us a different dish quickly and effectively without a lot of fanfare! It was the Burger and it was absolutely delicious!!! I will absolutely come back with friends as well as for business for that Burger alone!!! Thx For a really great experience! xoTheDamo

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Birthday - fabulous!

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Bruce64 (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent Food, great service, fine decor and a taste of the old neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

This is my new favorite Old French Restaurant. The service was fantastic, the food was divine and the vibe is old school solid french. It was perfect. We went back for dinner after booking for lunch - that is how good it was.
Steak Frites - the Steak was tender, juicy and delicious with the Garlic Butter. The fries were perfect.
The French toast which we had for dessert rather than starter was also fabulous.

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LandieLou (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Wonderful and accommodating service. The food was excellent and the vibe was comfortable.

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HappyNotHangry (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved Minetta Tavern. The scallop crudo was fantastic, and the burgers (my husband and I split the Minetta burger and Black Label burger) did not disappoint. I'll definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had the Minetta burgers. Amazing!!!

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vipjred23 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Best martini I've ever had! I love the old school vibe and energy here. We ordered one of the appetizer specials which needed seasoning, and we had the bone marrow which I cannot resist. It was perhaps a little too much with all the bread from both dishes, but the bone marrow was melt in your mouth deliciousness. For our main dish we had a fish special which was extraordinary and don't forget to order the soufflé! I will definitely be going back as I need to try the famous black label burger. I recommend this for a date night / special occasion; you have to try it at least once!

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vipHungryOwl (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious. Great service. The best steak I've eaten in my long life. Lovely, classic setting. My new favorite spot in the city.

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MariliaC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellet food, loved their burger, and nice atmosphere.

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Juan (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Best burger in NYC but expensive. Despite the price, you have to try the Black Label burger

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The Hamburg quality of meat was terrible, and we ask for “medium”, but they made rare. I showed them, and they made again, and now came very well done and hard! The flavor was very bad. Impossible to eat... Disappointed. I went there many times Years ago, and was fabulous. But now, it’s other, very bad!

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Bobi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been trying to eat here for a long time! Our luck, a table opened up this past Saturday.
Loud and fun we thoroughly enjoyed our appetizer, trout, and drinks.
Excellent service. Attentive but wise enough to allow time for us to savor our meal and each other's company.
An all around wonderful experience. We will return.

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JoeSusan (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The black label burger is the best burger worldwide.

The service is always well executed at this historical restaurant.

One this visit the hostess was able to accommodate our +1 for the reservation for two. (Thanks and sorry for the last minute add)

Use open table and make a res today.

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