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Stuartmc910 Jun 1, 2009 01:54 PM

Judging by the reviews, the food there is excellent. However, what about the service if you're not a celeb, or sporting diamonds and designer duds.

My wife and I are going there Monday the 8th for our 10th anniversary and I don't want it spoiled by some rude service person (we're just your average "Joe and Jane.").

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    CocoBean Jun 2, 2009 12:03 PM

    Both of my experiences dining at Minetta Tavern have been superb, and the service has played a big part in making those dinners amazing. From the wonderful, knowledgeable, and energetic bar staff, to the polished, cheeky, and charismatic waiters, service has been professional and lovely every step of the way. I am sure you'll have similar comments. Enjoy!

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      Cpalms Jun 2, 2009 12:28 PM

      I have never eaten in the proper part of the restaurant but have eaten at the bar twice, the bartenders are as cool as could be...

    2. D...DF Jun 2, 2009 02:52 PM

      I'm a civilian and had good if not great service.

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        raw60 Jun 2, 2009 05:28 PM

        When I dined there in April for a late night birthday dinner the service was wonderful, everyone was very attentive and professional. I was very impressed considering the place had not been open a long time and it was quite busy.

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          sam1 Jun 2, 2009 07:04 PM

          i was there on opening night and thought the service was perfect...friendly but competent...and i was very surprised.

          food is solid too...shame i cant get a decent reservation again.

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            Stuartmc910 Jun 3, 2009 08:41 AM

            Thanks for all the replies. Looks like we're in fro a nice celebration.

            sam1 - I called on Monday yhe 1st and got one for the 8th, but at 6 pm. My other choice was 10 pm.

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              RCC Jun 3, 2009 11:47 AM

              On our way to our dinner appointment in the Village, we happen to walk by Minetta last Friday and I took a card from the lady that was standing outside by their door. I called as we went on our way our dinner appointment and got a reservation for next Friday at 7 pm.

              Looking forward to your review Stuartmc910.

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                Stuartmc910 Jun 3, 2009 01:21 PM

                Tuesday Morning RCC

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            jive1178 Jun 3, 2009 01:29 PM

            I've been there only once but everything, including the service, was great. This is a McNally restaurant after all. He knows what he is doing and trains his staff accordingly.

            1. gracenotesnyc Jun 3, 2009 01:37 PM

              I went to Minetta Tavern with my family over the weekend and thought the service was fantastic - attentive but not overbearing. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary dinner there :)

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                chowbie Jun 5, 2009 09:44 AM

                I was there last weekend and nobody was particularly glam or fabulous (or famous), so don't worry. I ate at the bar but the service was really excellent, friendly and professional.

                1. Slob Jun 5, 2009 03:00 PM

                  I was there in May and thought the service far outflanked the food. Service was friendly and accomodating.

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