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Minetta Tavern

American Restaurant

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Minetta Tavern384
brunch • black label burger • fries • steak

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  • Photo of Blaire Massaroni
    Burger. Done.
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  • Photo of Jennifer Watts
    a year ago
    Gastropub
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  • Photo of michael finescu
    a year ago
    Burger best but expensive.
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    a year ago
    Known for Black Label Burgers and James Spader sightings.
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  • Photo of B Rav
    a year ago
    The burger!
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    a year ago
    Pro tip: Save room for dessert. Temple Simpson April Martin
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    2 years ago
    We came, we saw James Spader, we ate 3 Black Label burgers. I will dream of nothing but this extraordinary work of burger art until we return next Thursday. #blacklabel #blacklist #burgerthursday cc: Temple Simpson Juice Fong
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  • Photo of Caitlin Cantando
    2 years ago
    Best burger
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  • Photo of Raja H
    2 years ago
    Finally made it to Minetta, which had been on my list for the same reason it's probably on your list: the famous Black Label burger ($30). I was dining solo & treating myself, so I grabbed a seat at the bar, avoiding the long wait for a table. Made a friend with the tourist next to me, and chatted w/ the bartender about the excellent cocktail he made me (a Brooklyn). But the meal can be summed up in a word: underwhelming. I doubt I'll give it another try, but no doubt I'll return to this NYC gem
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  • Photo of Michelin  Guides
    2 years ago
    1 Michelin star.
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  • Photo of Raja H
    2 years ago
    "The Black Label burger, which is made with dry-aged ribsteak and caramelized onions. This classic burger is served with pommes frites for $30. Drink the Ginger in the Rye (Michter’s Rye, Angostura bitters, La Fée Absinthe, ginger beer, limes)"
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  • Photo of Nantini Rauch
    2 years ago
    Mark the bartender, elbow size bone marrow, black label burger, coconut cake, sautéed morrels, delicious, always a treat
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  • Photo of Nantini Rauch
    2 years ago
    bone marrow
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  • Photo of Nantini Rauch
    2 years ago
    Mark the bartender, elbow size bone marrow, black label burger, coconut cake, sautéed morrels, delicious, always a treat
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  • Photo of Nantini Rauch
    2 years ago
    bone marrow
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  • Photo of Lisban Osorio
    2 years ago
    Amazing food. For chocolate lovers, the best chocolate soufflé I've ever had!!
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  • Photo of Louis Solmonson
    2 years ago
    It's ALMOST played out, but worth a trip with the boys for a scotch and a burger.
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  • Photo of KuoYuan King
    3 years ago
    Heavy American
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  • Photo of Raja H
    3 years ago
    Even if the bar is packed, tell them you'll order food to get a seat sooner
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  • Photo of Madeline Lazaris
    3 years ago
    Want to try
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  • Photo of Madaline W
    6 months ago
    Warm and welcoming atmosphere! Service efficient and friendly. Came to try the famous black label burger and it did not disappoint! Could probably say it's the best I've ever had. Simple toppings lets you taste the amazing aged beef!
  • Photo of GemandTim
    6 months ago
    3 way lamb and duck were to die for, service was superb. It is pricey but you get what you pay for! We had a fabulous night but you must make a reservation, even on a Sunday night, which speaks for itself on the quality of food and great service. We shall certainly be back next year when in NYC.
  • Photo of zsofias2017
    6 months ago
    We ate dinner at Minetta Tavern on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. We ordered the &149 steak for two. Delicious. We ordered appetizers, two sides with the meal, and two bottles of wine. Plus desert. The food was great. Atmosphere great. But after hundreds of dollars spent, at a certain point we realized that they wanted us out of there. We had reached our limit and we passed it. The staff came over several times while we were still eating to try to take our food away and we kept saying we were still working on our meal. Then she asked us a few times if we wanted desert. When our table was finally clear and we were finished the last of our wine, I noticed the hostess coming by and looking to see if we were still at the table. I didn't think anything of this until the hostess came over and stood by our table staring me right in the eye for an extended period of time, not a very friendly look, if I may add. This is when it dawned on me that they wanted us gone. So we paid our bill and left. no one thanked us on the way out. We spend several hundreds of dollars. The last ten minutes turned into a tense experience and I will probably not be back. There are plenty of other great dining experiences to be had in New York. Thank you for reading.
  • Photo of Carol K
    6 months ago
    I know Minetta was conceived as a period restaurant and is not authentically historic. However, I loved being taken back in time, I loved the atmosphere, the old timey yet creative menu, the server's uniform, the tiny french tables and crowded seating, the low lit corners that invite secrets told in a lover's ear, perhaps a covert kiss or two...
  • Photo of magnus l
    6 months ago
    Just came back from a birthday celebration at Minetta Tavern for a friend and it's still so good! The vibe, the people the service really makes this restaurant great!! The Moules Frites and steaks and not to mentioned their burger!!! A true NYC restaurant! Book in time, still packed
  • Photo of alimentoD
    6 months ago
    Feels like your local restaurant on steroids. An extremely friendly spot that is teeming with people enjoying the great food and atmosphere. Magnificient selections range from the gigantic Côte de Boeuf for two to the ample burgers and fries. Save room for dessert if you can. Treat yourself to this fun place.
  • Photo of Erez1960
    6 months ago
    Already entering this place you feel you are in a movie. The music, the scenary, the tables and the very efficient and kind service. We had the bown marrow as a starter and the hamburger to continue. I loved the place and will be there soon again.
  • Photo of rossana b
    7 months ago
    The place is really nice, cozy, but the food is not great. We were maybe expecting a lot but we were pretty disappointed by the "famous" burger you can have here. Also, the service is pretty bad.
  • Photo of William R
    7 months ago
    We had heard maybe the best burger in NYC, and for $31 it shod be great. It was merely Ok--a $14 burger at best. Good service, tho.
  • Photo of hollywood1338
    7 months ago
    Well minetta what can I say.!!!!! If your in New York you MUST go to minetta tavern. Full of true New Yorkers. It's a step back in time. There are no words to express to you how good this place is. We had the famous black label burger. It seems unjust to call it a burger and fries because it is just soooo much more. This is the best place I have ever eaten. The service was OUTSTANDING. The atmosphere is brilliant and I promise you it will be your all time favourite. Thank you minetta tavern we can't wait to come back.
  • Photo of BLRfromVF
    7 months ago
    Cask beer, wide range of food choices in a hip energetic dining area. What more can you ask for. It could have been 1927 not 2017 and I would have never known. I will go back. Get the burger, perfect char, salty and juicy. What a find!
  • Photo of HanKelly
    7 months ago
    We came here for the famous Black Label burger and it did not disappoint. We did not have reservations and came on a packed Friday Night. They allowed us to kind of hover behind the bar until 2 seats became available. It took about 20ish minutes so that wasn't bad. The seats were at the bar and that was fine for us but we don't drink much and I think the bartender was irritated a bit by that. Aside from that we ordered the black label burger and despite not having cheese it was absolutely fantastic! We also ordered the Pasta Za Za and it was a huge pleasant surprise. The pancetta was amazing and the fried egg was a really nice touch. It even had a slight spice that was welcome! Even the fries with the black label burger were addictive. The food here was amazing! We will return again!
  • Photo of SueSyo
    7 months ago
    Luckily got two seats at the bustling bar. Tasty tasty drinks - mine bourbon his stout and milk(!) Split the bone marrow appetizer (two huge marrow-filled grilled bones with a red cabbage relish to be spread on toasts on toasts), and the high-end burger with delish thin fries. Alot of fun - great soundtrack - busy friendly bar-tender. Don't try the pop-in here - much safer to plan ahead and get a reservation. It is worth it.
  • Photo of JayB-brooklyn
    7 months ago
    My friends have been raving about Minetta Tavern for a while now and finally took wifie there for Valentine's Day and it exceeded my expectations!! From the old fashion to the character photos and caricatures through the years, I was like going back in time. The High Fashioned and old fashioned that my wife and I ordered were superb and very special drinks.. the bartenders, waiters and Host were all really cool.. and finally the food was excellent.. from the foei gras terrine to our veal chops, and the sweetest spinach side dish I've tasted. I can't wait to bring my cousin and his fiancé there for brunch soon
  • Photo of Nate_N668
    7 months ago
    Wanted to find a highly respected restaurant that was away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, away from chain restaurants, away from the tourist traps that the bright lights beckoned. Did some research and discovered Minetta Tavern. Tucked away in an unassuming neighborhood, definitely a hidden gem. No lights beckoned, just quintessential New Yorkers living their daily lives. Reservations are a must, the building itself is small and intimate. There is a front room and a bustling back dining room. Between the old classic black and white photos and the wood paneling walls, I really wished those walls had talked. Oh the stories, I could only imagine. Service, on point, friendly and efficient. We explained that we were going to a Broadway show and our server took it upon himself to make the dining experience outstanding without feeling rushed or hurried. My daughter and I both enjoyed the Steak Frites. Steak perfectly cooked medium rare, the smoky char crisp flavor. The fries not oily or greasy, crisp and light. The bearnaise sauce, butter with a tart kick of lemon that complimented everything on the plate. . Highly recommended and can't wait to personally go back...
  • Photo of BRIAN T
    7 months ago
    As soon as you step into the restaurant, you're transported back 30 years ago. The setting is exactly what you think a prohibition-era restaurant would look like. From the bar setting, to the wall decor, all the way to the bathroom and even the tables. Everything screams old fashioned. But that's the magic of the Minetta Tavern; if it's not broken, don't fix it. Rated as a Michelin 1 star, you'll be able to taste the different in quality compared to the other restaurants. Everything from the texture of the fries to the density of the buns on the burger are made to perfection. The price of the burger might throw you off, but don't be afraid to order it because you'll regret it if you don't.
  • Photo of flatfootfoodie
    8 months ago
    I was skeptical, but hopeful at the same time. The place has a great reputation, but so do a lot of undeserving places. Ultimately, I came for the black label burger, but I left with far more. First off, I had a really hard time buying into a $33 burger with no cheese. Seriously? No cheese? They don't call cheese fat man's candy for nothing. It's glorious. Cheese, I mean. That said, I felt inclined to trust the chef. He doesn't put cheese on the black label burger, but I gotta trust there's good reason. Truth be told, I was prepared to prove him wrong. I was gonna spend $33 to prove they were wrong. Fortunately, or unfortunately, I was wrong. This thing had nothing but a bun, meat, and grilled onions and somehow it was great! It was top notch...beautiful crust, perfectly cooked and uniquely flavored. No cheese, no problem. That said, it isn't in the burger category. It is so unique and so different, it deserves its own category. It's a different category...a different craving, but a righteous craving nonetheless. As a side, I also had the rabbit with creamy polenta (a special that night). Arguably, the best rabbit I've ever had...tender, juicy, flavorful. Freaking great. Minetta is on my short list and it should be on yours. The place isn't big, but it's popular. Make reservations.
  • Photo of abbi v
    8 months ago
    Black label burger don't need cheese or ketchup or anything, in fact if you ever get depressed, this is all the anti-depressant you'll need. This burger Will make you happy :) . Beer on tap is pretty solid, and I'm not a beer person. Good NY crowd, doesn't look too touristy.
  • Photo of tbuxco
    8 months ago
    I was eating dinner with my partner and other couple and it was REALLY NICE. The waiter service was GREAT with vey good waiters and the food was perfect cooked. I recommend it
  • Photo of EBFnyc
    8 months ago
    Excellent food, mostly meat. Hamburgers are some of the best. Bone marrow is delicious. Also great sides. This restaurant is not for vegetarians. Noisy and crowded and extremely popular.

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