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The Black Ant

60 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8609
+1 212-598-0300
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (18 reviews)
“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM Hours
$$ - $$$
60 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8609
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard such good things about The Black Ant before our dinner here that I was very excited. Unfortunately, my experience didn't live up to the hype. The restaurant was severely understaffed to the point where I asked a bus boy to send over...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank bigmantonyd
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Very very nice place. Something different, but deffinately worth the visit. Very nice service and very good food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aljaž P
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Having become a bit jaded by eggs Benedict etc...and the usual brunch suspects I thought I would try the Black Ant. A good call as the food was deliciously different and the staff were charming. They even kindly allowed me to go and get a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Caroline W
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed having drinks at the black ant although it was definitely bar volume music not restaurant volume so we had to eat outside in front, which was nice, but 2nd ave is kind of loud too. I had a watermelon margarita and my husband...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lawgoddess1960
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Having never visited Mexico, I've never been exposed to Mexican food, only Tex-Mex. Each dish I've ordered in "The Black Ant" made me feel as though someone had just switched on the light. This is the place to be for discovery, exploration, and revelation. Some...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank M L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

If you are looking for unique Mexican food option - this is your place. The kitchen sneaks insects into almost off of their dishes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gmonterastelli
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We were walking down second and came across black ant and were very pleased that we ate there. The food was very good and they had great specials for happy hour.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jon C
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great spot! Perfect for Mexican with a twist. The drinks were creative and they serve many different tequilas. The Pomegranate Guacamole was incredible! Fun spot for friends or a small group.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jessicapA7221IL
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The drinks are wow, I got a jalapeño margarita and it was the best I’ve ever had. The jalapeño salt was amazing. If you are a tequila fan then go here. The selection is amazing.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank dbsdbsdbs
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Happened here This time IT felt that no staff was there took long time to get the food and we didnt get What ordered This was a bad night

Date of visit: August 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-598-0300
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