The Black Ant

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$30 and under
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In ancient Mexico, when Quetzalcoatl transformed into The Black Ant and journeyed into the mountain, he found corn and seeds and gave these to man. This generous gesture created the essence of Mexican cuisine. Now The Black Ant offers an invitation to you to forget what you know and come with him, to his Mexico, to his New York City… to his heart.

Jorge Guzman and Chef Mario Hernandez bring you, The Black Ant. A modern Mexican restaurant focusing on the traditional and uniquely sourced ingredients of Mexico in a contemporary, “Cocina de Autor” in Manhattan’s East Village. Chef Hernandez shares his vision of Contemporary Latin Cuisine, harmoniously paired with Jorge’s innovative handcrafted cocktails and together with their partner Cliff Fried; they bring you their passion and love and look forward to having you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 11-4pm.
Monday- Wednesday Dinner 4pm - 12.
Thursday - Saturday Dinner 4pm-1am.
Sunday Dinner 4pm- 12.
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Phone number
(212) 598-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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We offer a full range of catering options:
Buffet stations, prix fixe menus, family style menus, passed hors d'ouvres, etc.
For Large Party Reservations, please call at the restaurant 212 598 0300
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Cross street
Between 3rd & 4th St
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Public transit
Take the F train to Second Ave.
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On special occasions, mariachis present to heighten the festive atmosphere.
Please contact the restaurant directly with questions.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch