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“I liked it better when the Bittici brothers owned it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1201 (Greenwich Village)
(212) 475-3850
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Ranked #696 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, French, Brasserie
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
New York City, New York
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“I liked it better when the Bittici brothers owned it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This old establishment has been in operation for longer than I have been in this planet.

Absolutely no question, the food is very good these days, it has become a fancy destination for people that want to see and be seen, you always get a good meal, properly cooked, delicious and the service is fine. However, the beauty of this place in the old days was how simple and down to earth it was. I do like it the way it is today, but truly miss eht simplicity of the way it was. However, don't let me influence you with my romantique old fashion feelings, you will enjoy the place immensely.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“What an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

When you stand outside you wonder: "should we go in"?! When you're inside you're like: "Wow, this place is awsome"! The atmosphere is really very good. A little dark maybe, but this looks like a decor from soms mafia movie. The food is perfect too. Go for their Black Label Beefburger. It's mmmm!! They serve good food and the atmosphere you get as an extra. Why didn't we go here before?! Certainly on my list to go back to again and again (when I'm in NY).

Visited February 2013
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“Pictures don't represent reality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

When looking at photos of Minetta Tavern the place looks like a nice little pub but in reality it is VERY crowded, VERY noisy and the service was so-so. We also found the food to be average. Although not horrible, I would not go there again.

Visited February 2013
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

A steak and chop place with a french flail near litte italy.The food was just average, Even thought we didn't order it the $26 hamburger looked excellent. we had veal chops and red snapper just okay. Service was a little slow, ambiance was dark ,over priced. No plans to go back

Visited February 2013
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“The Black label burger!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Minetta Tavern is a french bistro style restaurant. When you enter the restaurant you can wait at the bar and order a drink while waiting until you're table is ready. They serve very good cocktails, try the Minetta punch and there's a good relaxed vibe.
We went to Minetta for its famous Black label burger and really it is the best burger in the world! As a starter try any lobster dish on the suggestion menu, they are delicious. You can order good wines by the glass! One of our favorite restaurants in New York City! Certainly worth a visit when you're in the Big Apple! Make a reservation.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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