Minetta Tavern Will Close for McNally Makeover May 6

The more things change…
The more things change… Photo: Mike Rogers

If you’re the nostalgic type, rather than the “can’t wait to see what Keith does with it” type (perhaps you’d rather remember the Waverly or the Beatrice the way they were), you might want to get to onetime speakeasy Minetta Tavern before its last night under the current ownership — May 6. As we’ve reported, the restaurant will soon be McNallied, with Baltha-czars Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr Frenchifying the menu. A bartender assured a friend of Grub who dined there last night that the fixtures and memorabilia would remain in place. The bartender wasn’t sure whether she, too, would be allowed to stay.

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