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Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1201 (Greenwich Village)
(212) 475-3850
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Ranked #525 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Brasserie
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Transit: Take the A,B,C,D,E,F or M train to West 4th St. Use the 3rd St. exit and walk one block south to Minetta Lane and 2 blocks east to MacDougal St. Take the 1 train to Christopher St/Sheridan Square and walk south (toward Grove St) on West 4th, 4 blocks. Continue south on 6th Ave 2 blocks to Minetta Lane, and 2 blocks east to MacDougal St.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a cool restaurant, full of people having fun, with good food. Decor is perfect and staff very kind. Olivia Wilde was there having dinner with two friends. If you are in the mood for this area of the city, its possibly one of the best.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I don't claim to be a world authority on burgers, but the black label burger - medium rare - was without a doubt the best one I have ever eaten. Never mind that I had munched my way through a pile of marrow bones and toast and had no right to still be hungry (it was well past midnight at... More

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fairfield county, ct
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Minetta Tavern has been around for many years and it is a good choice, but for the price paid, we expected a bit better. The service is very good - a bit reserved for the atmosphere, but extremely professional and thoughtful. Food was excellent except for the steak - for the very high price of the NY Strip ($61), we... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

as a native new yorker - I remember a far flung time when you could get a quality dinner for a reasonable price - now, beyond the scope of mere inflation, some NYC restaurants have brought their costs up to some weird "ethereal" level of ridiculousness simply because they can - because there is some special "toll" for the pleasure... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A true New York gem and local West Village restaurant! Loved the steak - a massive portion. The ambience is very cool and it reminded me much of Colbert in London however the food is way better and the staff is lovely.

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to Minetta Tavern for their famous burger, supposedly one of the best burgers in NYC. The burger was very good. The seating for two was uncomfortable. It was a good meal, a good burger, and a fun place to visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As a burger lover who tried every possible chain and special burger place in the US and elsewhere, I was curious regarding Minetta's famous ''black label burger''. This was the main reason I booked a lunch there. Well, I guess the comments were not enough, this burger is really one of the best one I got. Great meat, superb bread,... More

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Southport, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Minetta Tavern is a gem, which is why it is so hard to get a reservation. We actually had tickets to a play in Greenwich Village nearby and stopped in on a lark. Our luck found us two seats at the bar served by the most attentive and personable Tim. We tried both of the burgers and found them superb.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended by a friend at work who lives in New Jersey and has gone into the city for years. He recommended it as a great place for hamburgers, and it was excellent! It is New York so the cheeseburger and fries was $18.00, but it was a huge cheeseburger and it was delicious. My spouse had the filet... More

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Union, New Jersey
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298 reviews 298 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You have to try this place. I have walked by it many times over the last 50 years but never went inside. Was put off by the exterior which suggests a really old bar. My son asked me to meet him there last night and it was a complete surprise . . . . a very pleasant one! To view... More

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