Minetta
Minetta Tavern's famous Black Label Burger
January 19th, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Event Description

18 people have rated

Overall Rating: 8.25

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Taste:
9.0/10
Texture:
8.6/10
Toppings:
7.6/10
Sides:
7.4/10
Value:
7.4/10
Ambiance:
8.9/10
Harmoniousness:
8.8/10
Andrew headshot

Andrew's review

Minetta Tavern has emerged as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Monthly Burger Club. The Black Label Burger has shattered all previous challengers with a single dry-aged, clarified-butter-drenched blow from it's beefy fist. Taste, texture and harmoniousness all received high marks from the majority (although worth noting that the tasters in Session #2 were on the whole significantly less enthusiastic, so there may be consistency issues at play...), the lack of cheese causing few issues given the richness of the meat, the butter-soaked nature of it and the perfectly-caramalized onions topping the whole thing off. For sides, the fries were tasty and better than most, though not outstanding enough to raise the bar. Value took a definite hit given the $28 price tag, but many agreed that the experience justified the cost. The classic, old-New York atmosphere was praised by one and all, though we could've done without the slightly-judgemental waitress from Session #1. Full ratings breakdown below.

And speaking of breaking through the glass ceiling, I'm tremendously proud to announce a new Personal Best for the "Rating Andrew as a Person" category - crushing my previous 3.9 high with a world-beating 6.4!! And the complex organizational elements of planning two large-party sessions at this notoriously-packed venue netted me a 10/10 rating (only one person rated this, but whatever I'll take it).

User ratings


Mailys "Ground Beef Grail-Seeker" A.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
8/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Sam "The Meat Hammer" H.

Minetta Tavern Burger

Rating
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Andrew: 9 Special shout out to the pickle, which was great

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
7/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Regina "" .

Minetta Tavern Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Tasha "T-Bone" S.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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She got a salad instead of fries, hence the low sides rating. Why did she get a salad? God only knows...

Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
8/10
Sides:
4/10
Value:
7/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
8/10

Andrew "The Moo Pie Pirate" O.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
9/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Greg "Ughnnnn It's Greeegggg" T.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
10/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Adam "Ron Jeremeat" H.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Andrew as a person: 6

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
10/10
Sides:
7/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Whitley "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." E.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
7/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

Andrew "Doing it my way" B.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Andrew as a person: 6 Andrew organization: 10

Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Alissa "LadyPonch" P.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
10/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Lauren "The Part-time Explorer" F.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Andrew: 8

Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
8/10
Ambiance:
6/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Chip "The Back Yard King" W.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
7/10
Texture:
7/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
6/10

Hayden "Do Have A Cow, Man" M.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
5/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Quentin "Entrebeefer" D.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
8/10
Sides:
9/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Ashley " Ashley" W.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
7/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
4/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
8/10

Alissa's Dad "" .

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
10/10
Texture:
10/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
8/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Melissa "You Taste Like a Burger" M.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
6/10
Texture:
5/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
6/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
6/10

Lana "Between Two Buns" L.

Black Label Burger

Rating
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Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
7/10
Toppings:
7/10
Sides:
8/10
Value:
7/10
Ambiance:
8/10
Harmoniousness:
8/10

Who's attending

10980181 10100662366499031 8960431559868578975 o Andrew O.
"The Moo Pie Pirate"