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206 118th St., New York, NY 10026 40.804664 -73.952231
nr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr .Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-2222 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Fri-Sat, 6pm-10pm; Sun, 11am-3pm and 6pm-10pm; Mon-Thu, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 116th St.; 2, 3 at 116th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




In its heyday, Minton’s Playhouse was a second home to bebop pioneers like Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Over 70 years later, their black-and-white images adorn the wood-paneled walls of Minton’s, a fine-dining reincarnation of the Harlem hotspot. That’s about all that Minton’s has in common with its watering-hole predecessor; alongside an à la carte menu, white linen tablecloths, and jacket-required service, the new Minton’s offers a four-course tasting menu. The food is full of surprises: A playful amuse-bouche comprised of bite-size southern favorites like fried okra, blue-crab fritters, and collard-stuffed creminis gives a modern spin to the “greatest hits” of low-country cuisine. Velvety she-crab soup is Minton’s answer to lobster bisque, while grilled rib eye with sweet-potato pave has all the flavors of the South, with the look of a city steakhouse entrée. If the prix fixe is too much for your stomach or wallet, Minton’s also offers a Sunday brunch menu with à la carte items at more affordable prices. And lest you forget, Minton’s features live music Friday to Sunday night from its house band, and many of the members performed at Minton’s Playhouse before it was shuttered in the sixties. They play continuously each night, and guests can opt to take in the music and atmosphere from the back bar, where the restaurant serves southern-inspired cocktails and small bites.