11. Minetta Tavern (est. 1937)

Minetta Tavern

Since Keith McNally revived this iconic New York restaurant in 2009, it’s been selling burgers that cost $29, and that are worth every penny, according to food critics. But before that, it was an Italian restaurant that was a favorite of Beat poets and other unshaven pub crawlers in the Village. Most remnants of this time remain, and what’s been added only lends the tavern all the class and ambiance you’d want to accompany your $29 burger.