Minetta Tavern *

Minetta Tavern was opened in Greenwich Village in 1937. The Tavern was named after the Minetta Brook, which ran southwest from 23rd Street to the Hudson River.

Over the course of its long history, the Tavern was frequented by various layabouts and hangers-on including Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O’Neill, E. E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas, and Joe Gould, as well as by various writers, poets, and pugilists.

Since its renovation, Minetta Tavern has best been described as “Parisian steakhouse meets classic New York City tavern.”

We hope — and believe — that’s a somewhat accurate description of the place.

2011 and 2012 Michelin Rated

Keith McNally | Chef

Keith McNally was born in London and moved to New York City in 1975 where he distinguished himself by being fired from every job he ever held. In 1977 he was nominated for laziest restaurant employee in New York City but was pipped at the line by the late James Beard.In 1980, McNally (along with his brother Brian and then-wife Lynn Wagenknecht) opened his first restaurant, The Odeon. This was followed by Café Luxembourg (1993), Nell’s (1986) and Lucky Strike (1989). In 1996, McNally built Pravda, a Russian caviar and vodka bar. This was followed by Balthazar Bakery and Balthazar Restaurant in 1997. Pastis opened in 1999, followed by Schiller’s Liquor Bar in 2003, Morandi in 2007 and Minetta Tavern in 2009.McNally has also written and directed two feature films. He has 5 children and lives with his family in the West Village.


Reservations can be booked up to thirty days in advance by calling us at 212-475-3850 or online by using theOpenTable tool below. If the reservation you’re looking for is not available online, please give us a call as we might still be able to accommodate your request.

Smart casual attire suggested.

You are welcome to take over the entire restaurant to host your private event. To make arrangements, please call 212-475-3850 ext. 203 or emailevents@minettatavernny.com as far in advance of your event date as possible.


Listing Information

Award Winning,Dinner,Late Night,Lunch

Pricey - $36 - $60




Car Park


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