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STK, Minetta Tavern, or Del Frisco?

tippytoes Sep 29, 2009 11:55 AM

My girlfriend and I were thinking of going to one of these restaurants tonight to sit at the bar for drinks and food. We wanted something with a fun atmosphere and good drinks/food where we can sit at the bar. I haven't been to any of them. She mentioned that STK has a cool crowd and Del Frisco has great steak mash combo for $12.99. I'm curious about Minetta's burger. We're also open for other suggestions.


  1. hcbk0702 Sep 29, 2009 02:06 PM

    Minetta Tavern is far and away the best choice of the three you've listed. The other two aren't good at all. If you want to get a seat at Minetta Tavern's bar fairly painlessly, show up right at the beginning of dinner service. The burgers are very good, but the bone-in New York strip and the Côte de Boeuf are the stars of the menu. They are among the absolute best steaks in NYC.

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    1. re: hcbk0702
      illya Sep 29, 2009 02:19 PM

      I thought STK was awful too - but I have been trying to get reservations at minetta for a month (and nothing before 6:15 has ever been open) so I think you guys might have a really hard time getting a seat, even at the bar (from what I've heard)

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      stephaniec25 Sep 29, 2009 01:10 PM

      Try Keen's pub room. MUCH better food than STK and Del Frisco and as for Minetta, it's very tough to get in - maybe at the bar though.

      1. baldwinwood Sep 29, 2009 12:12 PM

        The food at STK blows, its all about the scene. Del Frisco s is a big expense stop, not much of a fun atmosphere.

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