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About Minetta Tavern

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.

113 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Steakhouse

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 475-3850

Website:
http://www.minettatavernny.com/

Parking Details:
PARKING GARAGE AT 122 WEST 3RD ST (BETWEEN 6TH /MACDOUGAL)

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.

Executive Chef:
Lee Hanson & Riad Nasr

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Minetta Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Bar Seating (26)
Hot Spot (25)
Fun (23)
Authentic (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (18)
Romantic (18)
Casual (17)
People Watching (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Worth the Drive (11)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (México)·Dined 6 days ago

They seated us 1 hour after our reservation time. The table they offered us first was extremely small and tight, so we asked to be moved. The food was OK, but definetely not in line with the prices. The $33 USD burger is overpriced. The servers are nice but our server needed to go home and so they changed to another one. Maybe because they seated us So Late 10:30 to 10:45 PM we were one of the last tables on the restaurant so they felt tired (if you go maybe book at an earlier time, not after 8:30). I dont understand the Michelin Star.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

So excited to finally try it. Worth the wait! Had the BL burger, fantastic. Thanks to the busboy who suggested not putting anything on it(ketchup) until tasting! Desert was chocolate soufflé! So worth the calories! Go when you get the chance. Don't be scared by the prices. You'll love it!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Rashaad is the best waiter and the food is always amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My black label burger was a bit overcooked but the frites were exceptional. Very good service and the ambiance was perfect! Would come back to try their steaks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A New York Staple. Definitely worthwhile, even if slightly overrated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. I love everything about it, especially the food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The burger and the rest of the food was delicious and amazing. There could be more space between the seats though. My party was in the middle of everyone coming and going.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was terrible - only one waitress and she was too busy with everyone else to bother with us. The burger was delicious though!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I was absolutely pulled into wanting a dining experience due to the hype placed on the ambience and the hamburger. Having eaten hamburgers all over this fine planet, I was quite disappointed in the lack of taste in the meat, in the bun. Fries were good. But, that was no hamburger. Trout--excellent, Burrata--best ever!, Salad-fresh, wine-yummy, dessert and after dinner espresso-perfect. Fabulous, prompt, easy going service. Kind, friendly staff. Ambience did not disappoint. Just won't be back. I take hamburgers seriously.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been wanted to try the famous “black label burger” for forever! So a bday celebration seemed like a fitting time. We started with the French Toast for an app to share since it was during Sunday brunch and then the BL burgers all around. We all ordered drinks and while my Bloody Mary came out quickly we had to ask the waiter for a simple tap beer and drip coffee repeatedly. The French Toast was burnt and nothing special. The burgers came out and they were done perfectly with help from our waiter while ordering. The fries tasted like they were overdone and then sat out for some time. Overall the experience was meh. There are way better burgers/French Toast in the city and service. I’m sad and disappointed since I REALLY wanted this New York classic to be a memorable one.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The best burger you will ever eat!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

the service was horrific. ended up standing with my date for an hour and a half despite having reservations. never again. the personnel there was so rude as well.

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 (London)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very noisy , a drunk woman were speaking soo loud disturbing other tables. The tables were to close to each other, felt trapped ! Nice food But very rushing servant , stressing us , no time to Enjoy the god food Really ... a bit overpriced ?!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Just love this place..always perfect. My favorite place for steak!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

high quality burger & chocolate soufle

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The special burger is the best, the attention is kind of slow.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were really looking forward to a great meal at Minetta Tavern but were greatly disappointed and surprised at the quality of the food preparation. I think it was reasonable to expect a $65 steak to be excellent, not just average. The salads were tired and did not live up to the descriptions. The Pasta Za Za was so oversalted as to be inedible. The service was attentive, friendly and professional, the atmosphere was charming, and the chocolate souffle was awesome, but they could not make up for the feeling that we had overpaid greatly for a less than average meal.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Try the marrow bone appetizer--it's excellent. Everything else was more or less what one might expect from a $30 hamburger joint.

The restaurant was too hot and the day we were there, both men's and women's bathrooms were out of commission, so everyone had to go through the kitchen, down steep stairs, past slick floors that were constantly being mopped and stand in line for the single commode that had to be shared among all customers and staff. I would have thought there would be an accommodation on the bill--perhaps free soft drinks or a 10 percent cut--but there was not even and apology or explanation.

The service was below par. No refills on the ice tea without flagging down the waiter and asking for them, and no refills on the coffee at all. The attitude of the staff is pretty much that they're doing you a favor by letting you eat there, so you'd better be on your best behavior.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great burgers. Bone marrow was very good. Oysters, Fries were just ok. Seating was a little snug.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Black Label Burger is simply great! Worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Deliciosa la comida y el servicio excelente!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

fabulous burgers and bone marrow can't be beat. we loved the bursts but table was very small for a party of 4 and we were really boxed in by other diners

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The quintessential old New York spot. What a treat to go on Christmas Eve when everything was festive and service was attentive and cheerful.

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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Historical place in Greenwhich Village. As you enter you are thrown back to the 1950s. Amazing food and great service. Their signature black label burger is masterclass.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Masters of big meat. Great vibe in chip and ribeye. Stellar green beans and spinach too. Steak frites and trout were average. Service at 5.30 was lacking vs prior visits though we will return for the food and overall experiences.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing lunch. The three of us shared the cote de boeuf and the burger. They were both excellent, flavorful, and done perfectly. The bone marrow was one of the better ones I've had. Great service too! Would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We dad to wait almost 30 minutes despite having a reservation, and then our server first took an order from a table that was seated after us, even though they didn't have to wait at all. A little extra TLC would have gone a long way in remedying the snafu, but that didn't happen, which is disappointing. And the black-label burger was just good this time, not fantastic like the last time. Shake Shack is a better value if you just want a good burger.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The burger is out of this world! Customer service could be a tiny bit better. They squeezed us into a tiny table right next to the bathroom, which wasn’t ideal. But overall an excellent experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Charming spot
The greeting by the hostess was warm and friendly
The bartender and the waiter were cool
The burgers were delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My dining partner and I had the dry-aged cote de boeuf for two, cooked to a perfect medium rare and accompanied by roasted bone marrow and fries. Both the food and service were terrific, although I wish we had been seated in the main dining room rather than the bar/waiting area. It was quite crowded and noisy. But, if you don't mind plunking down some serious money for a special dinner out, Minetta Tavern is the place, especially for beef lovers.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great burgers. I had the Minetta burger; my husband had the Prime burger. Both were delicious with excellent fries. Service was excellent. Very comfortable atmosphere. We look forward to our return visit.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was wondeufcl

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Warm welcome by the host though being asked to wait until the entire party was present
(1 other person) when a reservation has been made and adhered to, always sticks in my craw, especially if being invited to sit at in an overcrowded bar space and have a drink. He made up for it however with genuine friendliness while seating us and allowing us to move when a better table next to us became available. Our server was genuinely exceptional, solicitous without fawning, funny and kind. The Crowd, elegant European tourists and impossibly hip NYU students, and oh yes, the Food..aside from the famous hamburger which all the Europeans around us ordered, offers many unusual, tempting brunch options. Non meat options abound. Prices are high for drinks and food, but atmosphere is heady, nostalgia full on for those of us who came of age in the Village, buzz appeal for the tourists and hipsters. Bottom line, good food, great service and fun.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always visit when in NYC. Great menu, black label burger is one of the best burgers I have ever had. Quick service and a great vibe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We didn't like the mussels, but everything else was fantastic! Such a fun place, with great atmosphere. And the burger did not disappoint - high quality!! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was really hard to get past waiting 40 minutes on our 10:00 PM reservation with zero apology or concern.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Reserved this table 3 weeks in advance but we were given the worst table in the restaurant right by the door when we arrived. We asked to switch and were promised another table for nearly 30 minutes which never happened.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Newlywed celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

On a Friday night, I shouldn't have been surprised that the Minetta Tavern was PACKED but I heard the waiter telling another patron that no one knew why but the restaurant had been crazy busy for the last few weeks. I hope that middle-of-the-week meals are still the same...and you can have a quiet meal in such a quaint and charming establishment.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

BEST burger in NYC. Great old school charm!!

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