MY SISTER AND I HEADING OUT AFTER MINETTA TAVERN
I basically just went to Minetta Tavern for their very famous “Black Label” burger. I have heard about this burger through word of mouth and have seen it featured on food shows on the Food & Travel Channel. Since I consider myself the “Burger Queen” lol (burgers are definitely my favorite food), I had to see what the hype was about this famous Black Label burger for $26. I didn’t bother to order anything else, I came there for one reason only lol. Peep my Minetta Tavern burger review below!
BLACK LABEL BURGER $26
Selection of Prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions & pommes frites
The meat itself was amazing. You could taste the quality in it. It was very juicy and cooked perfectly medium rare. Is it one of my favorite burgers? No. Even though the meat was very good, I think it would have been a way better burger with cheese. I love meat and cheese together and that’s why I love burgers. If this burger had cheese on it and some kind of sauce, it would take this burger to a whole other level. There is another burger on the menu called the “Minetta burger”, which has cheese on it. I would definitely try that next time just to compare. Even though the restaurant takes pride in the quality of their meat, and I admit the meat is the most important part of a burger, it was still missing some other elements that would have made it all come together better. The bun was just okay- I’ve had better. The fries were really good though. They also didn’t have any other sauce besides ketchup, and I usually like my burgers with a special sauce like an aioli.
Minetta Tavern has a very classic, upscale, “old-fashioned” New York vibe to it. It’s dim-lit, has classic celebrity portraits on the wall, and men in business suits at the bar- you definitely get a New York vibe right when you walk in . It’s a cool place, try their famous burger and feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts!
113 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012