Minetta Tavern

  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014


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  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    The 10 Best Steakhouses in NYC

    Kept alive by nearly two centuries of chewing carnivores, the New York City steakhouse defiantly broils on. Classic steakhouses, like Peter Luger and Keens, enjoy a certain amount of stability not common in the current dining climate, where even the most exciting chef-driven small plates tasting cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Preston Clark Wants You to Order Beef Heart Schnitzel

    Preston Clark is serious about steak. As the chef at Resto and the man behind the butcher's counter at the Cannibal, Clark can take apart a whole sub-primal no problem. But when the Jean Georges vet isn't carving a côte de boeuf, Clark is known to blast Biggie in the kitchen, and would really love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Five Great Literary Landmarks of NYC: Taverns and Restaurants

    The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Carry a Big Steak at Midtown's Bill's Food and Drink; Wave Goodbye to Lesbians and Hello to Pork at the West Village's Swine

    Our own Tejal Rao reviews Bill's Food and Drink, a "flashy John DeLucie joint." Bill's Food and Drink is the recently revamped former speakeasy that once held Bill's Gay Nineties. The Midtown restaurant is "cluttered with maps, Victorian portraits, and taxidermied animal heads... it can feel like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)

    Last week, we did a lot of reporting on restaurants operating in the dark, doing whatever they could to provide light and food to those who needed it. We checked in on our review restaurants, both of which happened to be in blackout zones, and found one had stayed open all week, while the other floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Battle of the Black Label Burger

    Pat LaFrieda, the meat purveyor of choice for top gourmet burger places like The Spotted Pig and Minetta Tavern, has challenged Wendy's over its use of the name "Black Label Burger" to describe one of its premium patties.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Where to get: Souffle

    Stuffy, fussy, and difficult to make are all things that come to mind when souffle is mentioned. However, the puffy dessert is not much more difficult to make then a bowl of Jello. Seriously.Long a menu stalwart at haute French restaurants, the souffle (basically whipped egg whites folded into flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Minetta Tavern Serves a Mean Brunch, Despite Wimpy Bloody Marys

    There are a few setbacks to brunching at Minetta Tavern. Even if you have a reservation, they will leave you cooling your heels in the packed entryway before leading your party of three to a two-top by the bathroom. The waitstaff will then leave you at the table for way too long before taking your o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Bowery Burger at New York Burger Co.

    New York Burger Co.'s Bowery Burger When you crave a hamburger, you usually go upscale or down. On the downscale side, you may walk into Five Guys, a diner, or even Burger King or Wendy's. Upscale, find yourself at maybe Minetta Tavern (where you can actually get a seat at lunch), 5 Napkin, or eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Harold Dieterle Is Loving Himself Some Steakhouses

    Courtesy of First Press PRA new restaurant maybe?​ Harold Dieterle was recently awarded a spot on Robert Sietsema's list: New York City's 17 Greatest Chefs . The first-season winner of Top Chef is tops in New York City for his command of two successful Greenwich Village restaurants, Perilla a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Screw the McRib: Bring Back These 5 Discontinued Fast Food Items

    McDonald'sWhat's better than the McRib? Oh, we'll tell you what's better.​ If you haven't been watching television, reading any food blogs, or paying visits to McDonald's recently, you might not know that the cult favorite McRib sandwich is back. The sandwich stuffs a pork patty (sorry, no act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sietsema Judges Plethora of Pizzas at 900 Degrees; Shockey Spends Big at Bouley's Brushstroke

    No, 900 Degrees isn't a new boyband; it's the Greenwich Village offshoot of a San Francisco pizzeria, where the Voice's Robert Sietsema was a bit overwhelmed by the six different categories of pizza, from the fantastic Naples pies to the "rib-sticking, but unremarkable" thick Sicilian pies to the gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Subway Adds Avocado; Servers Go Sans Pad

    ​Subway will add avocado as a premium seasonal topping for a limited time. In addition to special sandwiches like a turkey and bacon avocado sub and BLT with avocado, customers will be able to add the fruit onto any footlong for $1. [Nation's Restaurant News] Recent and ongoing research sugge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Burger Week, Frozen Treats & More Human Cheese

    This week in food blogs... Eater created a monster mashup of a burger for its Burger Week 2011, made up of Minetta Tavern's Black Label Burger, a Shackburger, and DBGB's Piggie, among others. Grub Street learned that Sex and the City's Candace Bushnell actually prefers Bloody Marys to Cosmos. Atl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Robert Sietsema, Illustrated, at V-Nam Café; Lauren Shockey at Saro Bistro

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema visits V-Nam Café... as a cartoon! Lauren Shockey is underwhelmed by Balkan cuisine at Saro Bistro. Sam Sifton raves over M. Wells: "Those who recall the thrill of eating at the Momofuku restaurants for the first time would do well to book passage on the No. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Macaroni Macaroni Has Opened, Selling Macaroni (Surprise!)

    Lauren ShockeyIf that's a castle, where's the moat?​MacDougal Street has undergone multiple culinary facelifts in recent months, from the luxe (Minetta Tavern) to the less swank (Saigon Shack). And now it's home to what is quite possibly the most unoriginally named restaurant in the city: Mac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Anne Saxelby is Expanding to Red Hook and Teaming Up With Daniel Boulud

    ​When Daniel Boulud opens Epicerie Boulud at the beginning of May, it will have pastries and charcuterie made on the premises. And it will also have a cheese selection curated by Anne Saxelby, who, it turns out, is expanding her business in the Essex Street Market in a big way.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Navigating Awkward Restaurant Situations; Sampling Flava Flav's Chicken

    This week in food blogs ... Eater posted its guide to navigating 10 different awkward restaurant situations. Grub Street revealed that a bar you can't find has closed. A Hamburger Today listed its favorite burgers in the city, including Bill's Bar and Burger's and Minetta Tavern's. Atlantic Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    People Still Arguing Over NYC's 'Best' Burger

    A Hamburger TodayBill's Bar & Burger's burger.​Underwhelmed by the Daily News' decision to dub Corner Bistro the best burger in the city? Then check out A Hamburger Today's picks for their own "must eat" meat patties. Zaitzeff, Bill's Bar & Burger, Molly's Shebeen, Savoy, and Minetta Tavern al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Neighbors Don't Want Another Pulino's, but do Want a "Quieter" McNally Restaurant

    Which McNallyland attraction will colonize Greenwich Avenue?​In the latest installment of the Keith McNally-Village Paper saga, Community Board 2 used its monthly meeting last week to deny McNally's application for a Pulino's Café on the corner of Greenwich Avenue and West 10th Street. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Adieu, Fair Pop-Tarts World; Justin Bieber Has a Thing for Sap

    As always, we appreciate you spending the week with us here at Fork in the Road. But, in case you missed it, here's what the other food blogs have been up to... Eater bemoaned the fact that Pop-Tarts World will close this fall to make room for a new public plaza. Grub Street wondered whether Steph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Skyy Vodka's New Ad Features Woman-on-Bottle Sex; $80 British Navy Rum Now Available in NYC

    ​Skyy vodka is sexing up its image with a new ad that features a woman in red shiny tights and spike heels appearing to have sex with a giant Skyy vodka bottle. [USA Today] White Dog is all the rage these days, but people aren't just drinking it. They're also making it at home, despite the fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    High-End Cooking to Take Off at LaGuardia Airport

    PhillipC, FlickrCan you see your critically praised slice from here?​ Baby artichoke pie from the son of Di Fara's Domenico DeMarco? Check. Steak frites with Minetta Tavern provenance? Check. Where in New York could one potentially get both of these prize dishes within one hour? La Guardia's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Frank Bruni Calls Keith McNally a 'Horrible Man'

    Grub StreetA horrible man?​"I do not go to Keith McNally restaurants anymore," quoth Frank Bruni. " I would have loved to have given Minetta Tavern a horrible review, because McNally is a horrible man." The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bruni--who actually gave Minetta Tavern three sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Casabel Taqueria; Sarah DiGregorio at Seersucker & Peaches HotHouse

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema squeezes into Casabel Taqueria, where "the tacos are happily similar to something you might get from a truck parked on Roosevelt Avenue." Sarah DiGregorio sees Brooklyn heating up with two new Southern-accented newcomers: Seersucker and Peaches HotHouse.​ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    KFC's Double Down Sandwich Run Extended Through Summer; Urbanspoon to Launch Online Restaurant Reservation Service

    ​ is about to get some competition. Urbanspoon is hoping to snag its part of the online restaurant reservation market with a new launch today. [Wall Street Journal] The Lion is the latest iconic West Village restaurant from the past to be revived to attract scenesters of the pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Fake Old New York City as the "New" New York City

    ​The New York Times Styles section today takes on the issue of, well, reinventing the Old New York. With restaurants like Keith McNally's Minetta Tavern, the Graydon Carter-owned Monkey Bar and Waverly Inn, and most interestingly, The Lion, a restaurant owned by former MSNBC anchor and Abrams ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2010

    At Pulino, Keith McNally Hits Skid Row

    SRO hotels meet standing-room-only restaurant

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    The Blogroll Gazette: Stalking Anthony Bourdain; Sneaking Pics at Shopsin's

    This week, in food blogs... Midtown Lunch got excited about the arrival of the new 38th Street Bon Chon, despite the extremely long wait for drumsticks. Eater discovered that Scott Conant is turning the vacated downstairs space at Cooper Square Hotel into a casual dining cafe. Grub Street continu ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2009

    New York City Martini Crawl

    In which we prowl the city sampling today's take on the most classic cocktail

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Appleman Serves Up a Few Pulino Morsels

    ​Keith McNally's forthcoming venture, Pulino's, has courted a level of anticipation seldom seen since, well, his last venture, Minetta Tavern. In an interview with, Nate Appleman stokes the flames of desire with some more details about the place: "Pulino's is not going to be just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Michelin Publishes Its 2010 NYC Restaurant Ratings

    ​The Michelin Guide's 2010 New York City restaurant ratings are out. Daniel is the only new member of the three-star club, while Corton and Alto gained admittance to the two-star treehouse. Michael White is perhaps the list's biggest winner, thanks to Alto's two stars and the one star apiece a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    In Praise of Food-Based Fundraisers

    Townend Photography/flickr​One of the great things about food-based fundraisers is that they provide valuable opportunities to indulge in base gluttony in service of a noble cause. And September happens to be full of such opportunities. Tonight, Let Us Eat Local, a fundraiser for Just Food, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Pulino's Progress

    From Bowery Boogie comes a spot of plywood porn: Somehow, one of the website's bloggers managed to snap some photos of the interior of Pulino, Keith McNally's sweatily anticipated Bowery pizzeria. The shots indicate that (a) the restaurant has a long way to go before it will open and (b) that McNall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Children in Restaurants: Yea or Nay?

    ​Our Man Sietsema and I recently ate out with Zach of Midtown Lunch, and his completely adorable baby, Harry, who might be the best-behaved child ever born. He literally sat in his carrier, chilled out, and gummed tiny shreds of tea-smoked duck. More to the point, Zach was prepared with a bott ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Adopt Kittens From Minetta Tavern's Riad Nasr

    Not for eating, for adopting​ Minetta Tavern co-chef Riad Nasr has rescued some extremely cute kittens, and is looking for people who want to give them homes. They've been checked out by a vet, and are ready to go. This comes via The Feedbag, so if you're interested, e-mail Josh Ozersky. Besid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Pat LaFrieda Traces Burger Craze Origins to the Shake Shack

    Slashfood has a Q&A with Pat LaFrieda, the third-generation meat maestro whose proprietary burger blends have graced menus from the Shake Shack to Minetta Tavern. Some highlights from the interview: chichacha/flickr​What a hamburger is: "A formed patty of chopped beef with no internal seasonin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Friday Morning--Our Ten Best Pizzas

    Tomorrow morning, check out Fork in the Road's ranking of the ten best pizza spots in the city. Our Ten Best is a new feature, in which the staff of Fork in the Road sits down and brainstorms our list of superior foodstuffs available in the five boros, and puts them in ranked order. Last week, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    4 More Reasons to Like Minetta Tavern

    In his review, Our Man Sietsema liked the fat-drenched, "transgressional cuisine" doled out at Minetta Tavern, and Bruni just gave it three stars and called it the best steakhouse in New York. I wanted to check it out, but imagined it to be snotty to no-names and impossible to get into. Not so! I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema Samples Mexican-Italian-Argentinean At El Almacen; DiGregorio Goes Down the Gastropub

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema finds out what an Argentinean taco tastes like at El Almacen, while Sarah DiGregorio heads to the LES for some pub grub. Bruni gives Keith McNally his dues and then some, awarding the reinvented Minetta Tavern a whopping three stars and praising it for turni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema Loves Afghani Boiled Meats; DiGregorio Tries to Do Inakaya on the Cheap(ish)

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is at Afghani kabab specialist Balkh Shish Kabab House where he discovers that the grilled kabobs, like keema kabab, are good, but the selection of boiled meats is the restaurant's secret specialty. DiGregorio heads to midtown's Inakaya, a spot already known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Under Review--Minetta Tavern Takes on a Greasy New Role; It's Tapas Time for Bruni

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema fattens up nicely at Minetta Tavern, while Sarah DiGregorio checks out the Williamsburg banh mi scene at Bep and Nhe Toi. Bruni gets his tapas on, awarding two stars to "expressly Spanish" La Fonda del Sol and one star to the at times "memorable," at times " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Photo by Star Foreman. You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Under Review--Sietsema Gets His Pozole On at Xochimilco; DiGregorio Has Fun With Fish at Desnuda

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema discovers pambazos and pozole at Sunset Park's Xochimilco, while Sarah DiGregorio has fun with the food at Desnuda. Bruni awards no stars to snootily papered West Village eatery Charles, but amuses himself by formatting his review as an email from "Frannie V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    This Week in Booze News

    Dear god is it the weekend yet. If you can smell the infused liquor, you're almost there. Here's some boozy news of note this week:The Cooper Square Hotel Bar (25 Cooper Square) is now open...albeit with a sad 11pm last call. [Urban Daddy]Gran Centenario has introduced a hibiscus-infused tequila cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    This Week in Booze News

    Not sick of hearing about the wonders of bacon? Love swapping c's and k's to make spelling extra cute? Too lazy to infuse spirits yourself? Then there's a new vodka that's perfect for you. Bakon Vodka bills itself as "a superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor. It's clean, crisp, and ... More >>

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