Minetta Tavern

The historic Minetta Tavern has had a host of identities over the years, from speakeasy to hangout for literary notables including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and e.e. cummings. Now restaurateur Keith McNally, along with chefs and partners Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson, have re-opened the MacDougal street haunt with their signature European bistro atmosphere. The original interior has been preserved and given McNally’s brand of polish, with black and white tiled floors, glossy red banquettes, and murals and caricatures decorating the walls. The menu includes the much talked-about Black Label burger, which features a blend of skirt, brisket, short rib, and a secret cut, along with simple brasserie-style dishes and a full menu of beers, wines, and cocktails.

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