Minetta Tavern

American New, French, Manhattan
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Minetta Tavern

Checked out Minetta Tavern last night for the famed Black Label Burger. We went without reservations, to see if we could get a seat at the bar. There weren’t any available when we got there around 6, but only had to wait about 20 minutes before some opened up. While we waited we sipped a couple of drinks from the cocktail menue the Murray Sour-Yamazaki 12 Year Whisky, Cardamom-infused Agave Nectar, Fresh Lemon & Orange and the Minetta T-Punch-Rhum JM VSOP, Sirop de Canne Fresh Mint & Lime. I liked the T-Punch most out of the two, though it wasn’t a large portion, about a third of the tumbler it was served in. The Murray Sour was also good, and a much larger portion.

We ordered both the Black Label Burger and the Minetta Burger and split them. Both were good, but the Black Label is the superior burger here. It is ultimately savory and decedent, and when I go back I’ll forgo the Minetta Burger and just get this. I got a Founders Pale Ale with the meal and found it to be a good pairing. Burgers are served with a large portion of thinly cut fries, and when you finish the last pomme frite I’m betting you’ll be full.

Beyond this the atmosphere will transport you to an old New York, when I was there I heard two separate people reference the God Father. I would suggest maybe going when its less crowded, the guy in the sports coat next to me elbowed me several times. I could have done without that.

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