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Minetta Tavern

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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
    2 years ago
    Known for Black Label Burgers and James Spader sightings.
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  • Photo of B Rav
    2 years ago
    The burger!
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  • Photo of Nic Brown
    2 years 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
    3 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
    3 years ago
    bone marrow
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  • Photo of Lisban Osorio
    3 years ago
    Amazing food. For chocolate lovers, the best chocolate soufflé I've ever had!!
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  • Photo of Louis Solmonson
    3 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 132JonAms
    2 months ago
    In the ambiance of true New York history this restaurant is a special Village-experience. It is certainly not cheap, by all means. But worth the drinks, food and service. Very nice to dine late after shows. Friendly people, great menu.
  • Photo of LakeviewLane
    2 months ago
    A fun area; Greenwich Village; of New York. Restaurant in an old building that rather than having a pleasant ambience just feels old and run down. Waited at the bar for our guest. Bartender had trouble remembering our order. A glass of Pinot Grigio and a Martinson the rocks with olives. Shouldn't be that hard but it appeared that he didn't really care as he was busy sorting bottles of wine. Meal service was just adequate. Steak of steak frites was tough.Other two orders were just ok.
  • Photo of A TripAdvisor Member
    One bite into my $31 Black Label Burger and was greeted with a cool, red center when I ordered medium. Unfortunately they threw the same burger back on the grill instead of doing the decent thing - starting fresh. The BLB completely lost it's "infamous" juice and flavor after being re-grilled. Bummer! Had excellent service so I was very put off by this situation?! I hope you have better with your Black Label Burger because mine was tasteless and sickeningly overpriced.
  • Photo of jov11933
    2 months ago
    Regretfully, we had a terrible, terrible experience at Minetta Tavern that involved the restaurant's general manager, Justin Summers, making what appeared to us as quintessentially racist, White Supremacist statements and asking us to leave because we spoke English in a foreign accent. Sounds crazy? Crazy is an understatement. My partner and I are two professionals in their 30's who reside and work in New York City. Two weeks ago, my partner landed in NYC at night from a work trip and I left the gym in Soho at about the same time - we scheduled to meet up at Minetta Tavern for late dinner. As we walked in, the gentleman standing by the restaurant's door - who turned out to be a bouncer without uniform - followed us in and accosted us and yelled something. We thought he was a random guy from the street and we politely asked the bartender at the bar by the door if that gentleman worked there. The bartender called me "Papi" and said that gentleman indeed worked there and if "We don't like it we can leave." Shocked at the rude response, we asked to speak to the GM to provide some feedback about the rough start. We were not prepared for what happened next. As the restaurant GM, Justin Summer, arrived, we explained to him calmly, eloquently and in detail what had just happened, expecting perhaps an apology and to be seated. Instead, the GM, I kid you not, asked us to leave, saying, "You will not be dining with us tonight." We were shocked and asked why. The GM answered that we had a foreign accent and and thus he couldn't tell whether we were sober or intoxicated and whether we would behave or misbehave once seated. My partner and I were utterly shocked and could not believe what we had just heard from the GM. We looked at each other pondering if this was really happening. Are we refused service because we have a foreign accent which means that we are intoxicated/ problem makers? We didn't have a single alcoholic beverage that day (nor has our accent ever been equated to drinking alcohol before) and had spoken with him in an extremely calm and respectful manner. We tried to reason with the GM, who in turn repeatedly asked us to leave and when he ultimately, after about 5-7 minutes, "allowed" us to be seated (without any form of apology for his terrible statements), we decided that we had lost our appetite and left. Minetta Tavern's management added insult to injury in their handling of this incident. The following morning, we contacted McNally's Restaurant Group's Chief Operating Officer Arnold Rossman on LinkedIn detailing our horrific experience from last night. We then spoke on the phone at my request and I described in detail what had happened. The COO said on the phone that I sounded very intelligent (thanks!), but we felt like that terrible ordeal fell on deaf ears and the restaurant was supportive of the manager's racism -- we were told he would remain in his position seemingly without any repercussions for his racist outrage. The COO did offer us a free dinner at any McNally Group NYC restaurant as compensation. We were hesitant to take him up on his offer, mostly because we weren't looking for any kind of compensation and just wanted to make sure the GM would not be treating future guests in this manner. Ultimately, a week later, I decided to take him up on his offer and join him for dinner at McNally's Augustine (where the COO is the GM), thinking it would help all parties put the terrible night behind us. Shockingly, when I politely asked him to make the Augustine reservation he had proposed, the COO responded, saying McNally's CEO rescinded the offer for a dinner at Augustine and the only place where she agreed to honor it was Minetta Tavern, where we vowed to never return. We are utterly shocked at the fact that Justin Summers, Minatte Tavern's GM, made what could only be construed to us as outright racist statements. He doubled down by explaining the reasoning behind it and by not offering an apology. I am not sure why and how he is allowed to remain a restaurant GM in a city like NYC following such a racist outrage at clients. I am also equally shocked at the way the restaurant's group handled this situation -- keeping Justin Summers as a GM and rescinding an offer to dine at Augustine per the CEO's instructions. We strongly encourage all New Yorkers of all backgrounds to avoid stepping foot at Minatte Tavern and any other McNally Group restaurant. Their values seem very much on par with extremely dark times in our country.
  • Photo of Wayne M
    2 months ago
    Tucked down a narrow street, the Minetta Tavern doesn’t look like much from the outside. But once you are inside, you can experience a culinary delight and the beef. Don’t just ask me, this place often ends up on food TV shows as a “must stop.” Our normal selection in the Minetta Burger which is topped with cheddar. But, I’ve been known to step it up a notch and do the Black Label Burger. Just recently four of us shared the Dry-aged Cote de Boeuf. While it was excellent, we won’t be ordering it often.
  • Photo of Keblehistorian
    2 months ago
    This was undoubtedly my best meal on recent six day trip to NYC. Lovely atmosphere, especially towards the back. Great choice on menu and very good wines. Helpful and attentive staff.
  • Photo of MickD415
    2 months ago
    This place is a New York City classic. If you want to experience a dinning experience from Old New York this is the place to check out. Although the decor is from the past the food is classic and delicious. About every other person there was eating a burger, but the other dishes are spot on as well as the awesome burgers. The french fries may be the best I have ever had. But this amazing time machine has a price and it isn't cheap, so make sure you pack your wallet when you come and enjoy the tasty and expensive ride to the days of yore.
  • Photo of MTYAOB
    3 months ago
    This is one of my top-3 restaurants in New York City. The atmosphere is lively, particularly at the bar, which is typical New York. Mostly locals come here since it does not reach out to the touristy crowd. If you like beef, you cannot pass up the aged beef (for two) served with bone marrow. The sides such as broccoli, spinach and fries are outstanding. And save some room for the soufflé!! They really make you feel special in this unique historic location.
  • Photo of Nez D
    3 months ago
    The burger is $33 but is absolutely amazing. The shoestring fries were also delicious. The service was excellent. The atmosphere has that classic steakhouse feel. Make sure to make a reservation as even at 9pm on a Monday night the place was packed
  • Photo of Jenn W
    3 months ago
    This 1937 tavern can be easy to miss. A corner establishment with a single light above door with no flashy sign to advertise what lies within. (Looking at the photos, there is a sign up above but we didn't see it!) I thought the place was closed until we opened the door and saw the warm golden glow of the lights on the aged wood long bar. We had no reservation and about an hour and a half prior to a show so we sat at the bar. It was very comfortable and the bar tender was excellent. He gave me a taste of a wine that I was considering to ensure I would like it. He also engaged in a bit of banter as we waited for our food and between his drink orders. Sitting at the bar is always more social, we also had a great conversation with another patron beside us. The wine and food was delicious. I enjoyed moules et frites. The other dishes that passed by all looked impressive and mouth watering. If you want a place that seeps in old time charm, this is a place to go.
  • Photo of eherb
    3 months ago
    Egg items were A+. A bit pricey $20+ The setting was very historic. Pix of writers everywhere. Original walls and ceilings. And excellent service. A "should go" rating if you're in the neighborhood.
  • Photo of Sarah061
    3 months ago
    Visiting New York and wanted to go for a great burger, friend suggested this place. Lovely meal, black label burger was delicious, juicy and so tasty. Highly recommended although not cheap.
  • Photo of rklite26
    3 months ago
    My wife took me here for my Birthday recently and i'm so happy she did. We've tried to get there many times but finally got to taste a really fine meal
  • Photo of pauljer
    4 months ago
    This place opened in the 30’s so it’s wonderful to see the vintage décor of the old saloon-era interior intact. Being a full house, I sat at the refinished oak bar in the front of the room, elbow to elbow with other diners. The vibe is buzzy, exclusive, and properly chaotic. The food rocks as much as the scene. The US$33 Black Label Burger – selection of prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions and pomme frites is without question a mind-blowing rivetingly intense experience. Named the best burger in America by CNBC, a continent full of burger connoisseurs, The Daily Meal, calls it “the stuff of legend.” The beef is a blend of four different cuts—short rib, skirt, brisket and rib-eye. It’s like eating a dry-aged steak in burger format. The bun was airy but not spongy. There is a chewiness and lushness in the same bite. Each bite of this burger was lingered over and savored. Even the fries were perfectly seasoned, and nicely crisped. It held to the quality of the burger. This is now my must-go place in NYC, but frequent Minetta too often and I’ll be broke and really fat. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…
  • Photo of Aaron G
    4 months ago
    My second time and Minetta Tavern--and they definitely still prove the deserve their Michelin star! They're a little snooty when you first walk in--almost like they assume you don't have a reservation--but you kind of want that--this is New York! You walk through curtain and are greeted by a swanky club-like atmosphere. It kind of feels like going back in time--like you're in a '30s speakeasy--and indeed the place I know has a ton of history. Our waiter was fantastic. He knew we were pre-theater and made sure to get all of our courses out efficiently without us feeling rushed. He was well-informed on wine, giving me several recommended pairings. I ended up with a great Napa cabernet. He also split our dishes for us which was unexpected and very convenient. We had a great Caesar salad with delicious whole anchovies. The pasta za za was brought out as a second course--kinda like a carbonara with lardon and a perfectly cooked egg on top. The ribeye was cooked a perfect medium rare and had a little bit of funkiness, which I love. And our waiter made sure we got our chocolate soufflé put in in time--and it was one of the best I've ever had! Perfect way to end a great meal!
  • Photo of Nikolas S
    4 months ago
    Visited the Minetta Tavern for its burger, rumoured to be the best in the world. It was pretty good but way overrated. I found it to be a bit small too. We also ordered oysters for starter, average dish and too small and a prawn which was excellent.
  • Photo of Blake C
    4 months ago
    We went to this quaint, historic and appealing restaurant to partake of their famous burger. Although the restaurant is planted in the heart of the West Village, there was a much different welcoming ambiance. It was peppered with the air of privilege and superiority. The waiter was a bit curt as he discovered it was our first time. We of course ordered the Black Label. It was good, but I think my palette must be much less refined. I think we like the grubby hole in the wall burger joints better. Really just not my type of burger, especially with a $33 price tag. We also ordered the chocolate souffle. It was very tasty, overpriced, but tasty. Overall it was a fun experience, but left there knowing we were not going to be frequent guests.
  • Photo of MrDisnie23
    4 months ago
    Have dined here for both lunch and dinner. Their Black Label burger is one of the best in the City. The Roasted Bone Marrow is a treat all by itself.
  • Photo of George C
    4 months ago
    I've been a patron for many years and the food is as good as ever. While everyone raves about their fabulous burger, I have never had a Veal chop as good as theirs. As the line in the Godfather goes--"have the veal it's the best in the city."
  • Photo of Intheeventof
    4 months ago
    Had lunch there recently, have eaten here dozens of times, always solid. Service can be problematic but its worth it. Two word - Black Label -burger... Go for brunch that's always a treat - have a different experience sit at the bar.

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