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The Black Ant

New York
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Mon4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tues4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wed4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thu4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fri4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Black Ant

60 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10003

This bright, airy, below-street level restaurant doles out proper cantina fare from the team behind West Village favorite Ofrenda. The Black Ant is serving up some rare protein options, namely black ant guacamole and fried crickets, blending the bugs into the menu in a way that successfully evades gimmick in favor of quality, unique flavor. The cocktail list is spectacular as well, offering drinks with ingredients like habanero shrub bitters and homemade corn juice.