Here’s What Taylor Swift & Phoebe Bridgers Ate at Minetta Tavern in New York, According to Owner Keith McNally


“I was near the table when Taylor Swift ate the oyster and she opened her eyes and said ‘my god! … she really liked it!” the report said.

Taylor Swift is seen on Nov. 3, 2023 in New York City.

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Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers met up for dinner in New York City Friday night (Nov. 3).

Swift was photographed arriving at the Greenwich Village restaurant Minetta Tavern, where she dined with Bridgers — who’s her friend, an Eras Tour tourmate, and a collaborator (the pair recorded vault track “Nothing New” together for the Taylor’s Version re-recording of Red.) Swift was dressed for fall in an appropriate color palette of brown and orange, her wide-legged trousers topped off by a ’70s-style Gant sweater.

Restauranteur Keith McNally, owner of Minetta Tavern, shared the details of the evening in “Friday night report” Instagram post early on Saturday (Nov. 4).


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“All great with the table. Taylor Swift was with Phoebe Bridgers,” said the report, as told by Roberta Rossini Delice of Keith McNally Restaurant Group.

She described the starter: “Chef Laurent sent baked oysters and foie Gras Amouse Bouche.”

“I was near the table when Taylor Swift ate the oyster and she opened her eyes and said ‘my god! … she really liked it!” the report said.

“Then they had scallops to share,” the post said, followed by “Dover sole” for Swift and “lobster vol en vent” for Bridgers as main courses. “They drank 2 rhubarb Sophie. She was here until around 12:15.”

The report said that the pair didn’t want desserts.

Swift did oblige chef Laurent Kalkotour when a picture was requested. The snapshots were put up on Instagram, where McNally also shared a couple photos taken by the paparazzi outside the restaurant.

The report added that the staff believes Swift will return. “She really enjoyed it,” the post read, adding that her Friday night appearance stirred up a lot of activity on Minetta Lane — paparazzi and “about 100” people gathering to catch a glimpse of the star.

“Victoria, Matt, Laurent and all staff did a great job. Minetta was busy and vibrant . Great team tonight. What a night and what a restaurant!” the note concluded.

Swift just released 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and will soon be resuming The Eras Tour as it goes international. She’ll next perform in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Nov. 9-11, followed by dates in Rio De Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. After a holiday break, Swifties will see her take the stage in Tokyo, Japan, in February 2024.

See the photos of Swift at Minetta Tavern on McNally’s Instagram account.

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