The Black Ant

MICHELIN Guide 2018
The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
Quite comfortable
25 - 50 USD
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Bringing a dose of Mexico City chic to the area, this restaurant takes its name from the ancient Mesoamerican fable of an ant and incorporates that imagery throughout the setting. Black-and-white checkerboard flooring, wall tiles bearing the insect's motif, and a very cool giant ant mural reinforce the theme. The menu is an unrestricted look at this nation's cuisine. It is only fitting that specialties here include the Climbing Ant cocktail with tequila, Aperol, and mole bitters; guacamole seasoned with crushed ant salt; and grasshopper-crusted shrimp tacos. Bug-free creations are just as appealing, as in tacos with battered and fried cod cheek, aïoli, and cabbage-mango slaw. For a more traditional but moodier experience, stop by Ofrenda in the West Village.
  • ˆ Brunch



The Black Ant

60 Second Ave., NY 10003

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+1 212-598-0300

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Lunch Sat - Sun Dinner nightly

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