Minetta Tavern

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French
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.
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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Bone marrow is off the charts delicious. And the Bloody Mary selection.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

First time to New York was recommended this restaurant would like to know the wine we ordered our waiter was Tony. He recommended this mild red wine which was like a blush was 170/Bottle. The manager was the one that poured it for us thank you so much 5737480243

NM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Minetta Tavern is my favorite restaurant in NYC. We celebrate birthdays, nights on the town and we even got engaged here. The service is always exquisite, the ambience is fantastic and the food is incredible. The Black Label burger is more than just the best burger in the city — it’s a revelation, one best paired with a well-chilled vodka martini.

J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent burgers. Be sure you don't get a table near the kitchen...highway ambiance and we needed to be reseated. Other than that great place.

TP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Burger. Service was exceptional. Next time I am in town, I'll make it a priority!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service

V
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just perfect! Great corner booth. Exquisite Fish Special! Fine service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Steak for two is one of the best in NYC

FH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are a handful of restaurants that can only exist in NYC and Minetta Tavern is one of them. The moment you leave the bustle of Macdougal Street and walk into the restaurant, it transforms you. The ambiance is pure NYC: sophisticated yet casual, and the staff is gracious, knowledgable and warm. My friend and I were seated in a corner table in the back dining room, which was perfect to catch up. The NY strip steak was fantastic, and the wine our waiter suggested to pair it with was flawless. Minetta Tavern is one of those places, that I love to pop into for a Martini at the bar or go for dinner with a friend. For me, it's as close to ideal as I can expect.

RM
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm not one prone to hyperbole- The black label burger is one of the best things I've eaten in my life. Great classic atmosphere, wonderful service. Highly recommend a visit.

MK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Minetta was excellent as always. The only surprise came when we found out that the bar and dining room are two different entities with two different menus.
If you want bar food be sure to reserve the bar. Our mistake was awesome, but very costly.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A nice upscale restaurant with a cozy feeling. We liked being there and feeling that we were in New York. Service was impeccable. My wife thought the Moules Frites were the best ever. My Croque Monsieur could have been half the size and double the flavor, but it was still OK. I have had many better ones. I asked for Dijon mustard which was delivered promptly. The Minetta Tavern is labeled a French restaurant, but be prepared that the most popular order seemed to be a Dry Martini and a hamburger. Maybe that what is they do in France these days, too...

AL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Place is amazing. Best burgers out there!

J
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place!

DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is just classic and amazing!

DM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dad and daughter dinner. Always amazing. Love sitting at the bar as much as the dining room. Bone marrow and a black label burger with cocktails made for another memorable visit.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Order the Black Label Burger. It is life changing. It's a bit expensive but definitely worth the price!

TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, the bar is very crowded, try to book a table far from the kitchen

AT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and delicious food in a cozy but not cramped neo-bistro!

s
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Highly energetic at night. Their burger is unbelievable and definitely a must.

G
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Despite being late for our reservation (rainy night/rush hour/no cabs) we were greeted warmly by hostesses and seated at our table. Catherine our server was excellent. Food and ambiance were wonderful. This is truly an iconic restaurant!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ladies trip

MR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Eat some cattle if you go, burger is obviously very good and bone marrow/steaks are all good. Fish was very weak, disappointing to say the least.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Black label burger is probably the best burger in the world

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner with my wife. Excellent all the way around

BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stone cold class!

An NYC institution, don’t think about it just go!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I come to NYC 3-4 times a year. My wife is able to join me for a couple of those trips. We always make a point of coming to Minetta Tavern. This place is truly iconic and classic NY. The vibe here is undesirable and amazing.
The food, the cocktails, service and diverse and classy patrons just make it perfect. Until next time....

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite and never lets you down

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional 1st time dining experience! Our waiter was great with explaining us the cocktails and food. I appreciated the attention to detail when I noted in my reservation it would be my bf birthday. They delivered with a candle and happy birthday written on the plate. Thank you Minetta Tavern! I will be coming back for sure!

SL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

After many years of wanting to have dinner at Minetta Tavern, we finally took the plunge and went. It is a very quaint place with a great staff - very friendly and wanting to please. The scallops appetizer was delicious but we had heard that the burgers were the way to go so we also ordered them. Although I have never paid that much for a burger they did not disappoint! If you love good food in a cool restaurant setting, definitely worth it!

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful! Old world charm. Great location in the heart of The Village. Varied menu with good wine list and cocktails.

b
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always excellent and the Cote de boeuf was outstanding.

DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious old school French in a lively, loud, crowded environment

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was really good and the service was attentive. Bone marrow and black burger are a must!!! Really good cocktails

JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A great place to be at the bar or sit at a table for dinner. Casual but smart.

DD
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Super-fancy pub. Wonderful atmosphere. Good beef-y food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding and consistent, every time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Burger was under salted. There was also a hair in our pâté. Will not be back for a bit

C
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great burger! Service was also great. Being one of the oldest restaurants in NYC makes the trip to Minetta Tavern worth it due to the ambiance.

BB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ONE OF THE BEST 'LOCAL' BAR-RESTAURANTS I HAVE EVER BEEN TO; FOR A FEELIING LIKE YOU'RE IN 'OLD NEW YORK', YOU CAN'T PICK A BETTER SPOT THAN THE BAR AT MINETTA'S.