As one of New York’s hottest causal dining spots, Minetta Tavern not only pulls a highly fashionable, star-studded crowd but also turns out delicious food in the mix, where you’re just as likely to find the city’s foodies as you are A-list movie stars, models and a relaxed crowd of locals. With a distinctly 1930’s feel and a warm, buzzing candlelit ambience, Minetta Tavern has been dusted off and revamped by acclaimed New York restauranteur, Keith McNally (of Balthazar and Pastis fame), who has the midas touch when it comes to re-launching local dining institutions. This time partnering with chefs Lee Hanson and Hasr Nasr, McNally’s Minetta Tavern has quickly established itself as one of the best (and coolest) steak houses in town. Their expertly aged cote de boeuf and the groundbreaking Black Angus gourmet cheese burger will leave you licking your lips and running back for more. Don’t be surprised if you see Ben Stiller sitting next to you devouring a double-chocolate souffle, or Cameron Diaz holding court in the back room with her entourage. Advance bookings essential.