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The Black Ant - The Black Ant, New York, NY

The Black Ant

4.4
4.4
551 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Black Ant, a modern Mexican restaurant focusing on the traditional and uniquely sourced ingredients of Mexico in a contemporary, “Cocina de Autor” from Chef Gerardo Duarte in Manhattan’s East Village.
Contemporary Latin Cuisine, harmoniously paired with our innovative handcrafted cocktails. Come on in and enjoy yourselves.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 598-0300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We offer a full range of catering options:<br /> Buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc.<br /> For Large Party Reservations, please call at the restaurant 212 598 0300 or email: Reservations@Theblackantnyc.com
  • Private party facilities
    Family Style Dinner.Cocktail Receptions.Private Dinning Room.Indoor Garden
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Between 3rd & 4th St
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Take the F train to Second Ave.
  • Entertainment
    On special occasions, mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Offers

  • Bottomless Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    Bottomless options for 1 hour and 30min With a purchase or tacos or Platos fuertes $28.95 Traditional margaritas and Mimosa $35 Smoky jalapeño and Flavored margarita (Passion fruit, Cucumber, Mango,Pink Guava)

    Bottomless Brunch Photo
  • Happy Hour From 4pm-7pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM,Tue - Sat - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Margaritas traditional $9 Flavors (Passion fruit, Mango,Cucumber,Pink Guava) Smokey jalapeño $10 Mezcal margarita $12 Happy hour food $10 Guacamole Quesadilla (chicken) Tacos dorados (Shrimp) Esquites Tacos al pastor (Chicken) Tacos de Pescado (Fish)

    Happy Hour From 4pm-7pm Photo

What 551 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Great for brunch

  • Manhattan

    Good for groups

551 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good, nice people nice food. Yet not exceptional.

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  2. gstaten

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good. Our waitress spent time answering question regarding the food. My guest studied culinary arts while in Italy and many other countries while studying fine arts. We were adventurous and tried the crickets which were like an added garnish atop a salad added to a toasted thin taco with a house made dressing. As my guest said this is not TexMex like the majority of Mexican restaurants in NYC. The mole was house made and excellent! Duck taco very yummy!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. We went during happy hours and had a great margarita and delicious food on a great discount. Artisan plates with a lovely service and the interior of the place lives up to its name. Great ant features all over, someone really put a lot of love and effort in this place and its kitchen. Highly recommended!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really wonderful food. Great drinks too. Will 100% be back.

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  5. MercBenz

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My carne asada was excellent. The corn was amazing as well. The fish tacos were ok and the tres leches was subpar.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and the authenticity is on point. The black ants and bugs are a bit weird but once you ask for the historical reference it calms you down lol

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour deal that is available Tuesday-Sunday

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  8. DebbieN

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Amazing cocktails. Small, but fresh menu and helpful staff. Why this place was not more crowded on a Friday night was baffling. But, when I am in the East Village again, this would be my 1st choice.

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  9. RyanD

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Margaritas were very strong and tasty. The mushroom tacos and chicken mole were also great. Expresso martini with ants inside were very creative.

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  10. Julie

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Interesting, Mexican inspired twist on brunch. Great cocktails using real fruit and vegetable purees instead of commercial flavor syrup. Can't believe they're not packed all the time. Maybe people haven't realized the tiny store front that looks like a dive bar on the outside hides such good food and drink on the inside! Come here now while it's still less known :)

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FAQs

The Black Ant is rated 4.4 stars by 551 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Black Ant

60 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 3rd & 4th St
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Bar Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Take the F train to Second Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    On special occasions, mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere. Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Phone number
    (212) 598-0300
  • Catering
    We offer a full range of catering options:<br /> Buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc.<br /> For Large Party Reservations, please call at the restaurant 212 598 0300 or email: Reservations@Theblackantnyc.com
  • Private party facilities
    Family Style Dinner.Cocktail Receptions.Private Dinning Room.Indoor Garden
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