new york city
If the term iconic is ever to be applied to a restaurant-saloon then this is the place. Minetta’s literally drips nostalgia but has incredible steaks delivered by an impeccable staff in an atmosphere that looks like a Hollywood set designer’s creation – kind of an American version of Casablanca’s Rick’s Cale. Minetta’s still draws in the elite of the world’s greatest city but doesn’t have to boast about its incredible”Black Label Burger” or hall-of-fame Dry Aged Cote De Boeul, it just carries on as a timeless treasure. Go there to feel and taste the magic.
“Named after the Minetta Brook — which ran southwest from 23rd Street to the Hudson River — 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.”