CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street
CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street

CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ck14.com/
  • Phone: 2129294534
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar: 4pm-4am daily; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Bar menu: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm-2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 1, 2, 3 Train at 14th St. & 7th Ave. A, C, E, L Train at 14th St & 8th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Parking lot located directly next door.
A word from CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street
CK14 is a modern American gastro pub conveniently located on the crossroads of Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. We specializing in fresh, seasonal fare. CK14 offers a variety of seating options from our cozy dining room to our newly opened back garden. For a more casual setting guests can sit at our well stocked bar or our front “living room.”
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CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)great for brunch (13)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • brunch place
    mike
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    went there for brunch between 11am and noon. we sat outside. everything was nice. the food was good so was the service. plus they ave unlimited mimosas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great bottomless brunch spot
    lauren
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    went here for the first time with a group of four friends thanks to a buzzfeed "top boozy nyc brunch spots" post....and we all loved it! very charming west village feel, delicious food (huge portions, too!), and just an overall very enjoyable brunch experience. we sat inside this time, but there is a really cute outdoor seating area that I will request next time :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Only complaint is that the music was too loud, very hard to converse at our table of 4.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My thoughts
    NSAdocNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    the food was good at CK14, but what was memorable was the attentiveness of the staff. From the moment we were seated the waitstaff knew we were gluten-free diners and anticipated that by making sure we knew which options were gluten-free, and how certain options could be made GF. They are courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved brunch at the Crooked Knife! The food was great and the mimosas were bottomless! Wonderful neighborhood spot for a great value meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK 2nd time around
    ExploringNYCcuisineVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to CK14 and would rate it as AOK when in a pinch, but with so many other good restaurants around probably will be awhile before venturing here again. Believe previous visit food was better. Your normal burgers, sandwiches and salads. Had the salmon burger and fries, nothing to write home about, but was ok. Good service in a cool spot typically not crowded at lunch and inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No rush brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very enjoyable and delicious brunch with great waitstaff! The Good Morning burger was amazing and the group agreed that the mimosas & bloody Mary's were worthy of a return trip :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably OK for drinks.
    VillageAJ
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Mediocre food, lackadaisical service at lunchtime. Bison burger was blah. Probably more of a drinking hole, at night.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, outdoor patio
    LCP729
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We sat on the outdoor patio and enjoyed some fantastic food. The roof of the patio could use to be cleaned (you couldn't see through the skylight panels) but it only covers a small portion of the patio anyway, so you still get a good outdoor experience in the heart of the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dive
    Munchkin
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Met a friend here after work. $5 Happy hour drinks til seven. Great choice of salads, burgers. Loved the watermelon and feta cheese salad, veggie burger and sweet potato fries. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great brunch spot!
    brunchgoer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Loved sitting in the patio out back, and imbibing on bottomless mimosas and bloody marys! Definitely a great place for a casual group brunch - but advance reservations are a must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising
    nycdynes
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I got there before my friend at the tail end of happy hour and it was pretty crowded. I waited by the bar and enjoyed the unpretentious scene. We sat in the back dining room for dinner. While the bar was dark and cavern like, the restaurant area had skylights and a back garden area, which transformed the space. Our servers were really nice and attentive. The menu also had a good selection for vegetarians and both our entrees were good and very generous. I had the pulled pork sandwich (huge portion) and she had the vege burger (also sizable). Would definitely recommend both for happy hour and dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food horrible service
    EatnTweet
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Hire real waitstaff. I literally had to wave down someone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    After arriving 10 minutes early for our reservation that we had made the night before, we were told that all reservations closed for Sunday brunch on Wednesdays. I did not see any indication of this on their website. They did not try to accommodate us and wouldn't even give us an approximate time. They did not offer to seat us at the bar where there were open seats. Very disappointed in their lack of service. We left and went to Philip Marie a few blocks away where we were treated like royalty, even without a reservation. Skipping the Crooked Knife next time and going straight to Philip Marie's and I recommend others do the same.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unexpected great food!!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The veggie burger is awesome , must try if you looking for veggie options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Deba
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The hosted seated my friends and I within minutes of our arrival. The waitress kept refilling our drinks without being asked. Friendly staff. Great service. I had a burger. It was perfect. Great drinks, good ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Won't go back.
    Ecw628
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was fine, inside was cute, and we were having a good time until the waitress came over at 12:45 and told us that we needed to be out by 1pm because they needed the table for another reservation. WHO DOES THAT?! We still had half a carafe of mimosas to finish and she treated us like we were a burden. I was shocked. This place isn't unique enough for me to go back after that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 161 reviews are from the CK14 - The Crooked Knife at 14th Street reviews archive.
  • Great boozy brunch spot
    RobbobNYC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Loved this place. Fantastic service at an early-ish boozy brunch. The three of us got omelets, and the portions were huge. Couldn't even finish my plate, but it was well worth the effort. Great mimosas. There looked like a cool, sunlit room in the back that I'd want to sit in next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to CK14 before and
    Kate
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I've been to CK14 before and didn't ever have an experience like this -- the service was some of the worst I've had in the city. Super unattentive and at times it actually felt like they were ignoring us on purpose! Plus we were sat all the way in the back room which ended up being extremely stuffy and hot. Not the greatest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good eats on 14th St
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were a group of 10, had made reservations for 9:15 ish, but our table wasn't ready. We waited by the bar for 30 minutes (maybe 45) but the people were very apologetic about the wait (wasn't really their fault, as the party before us was taking a while). It can get a bit loud with the music, but the food is good and the price isn't bad. It was a get together for a birthday and they threw in a free cake (or pie, in this case). Again, it was a Saturday night on 14th Street, the weather was great so everyone was out and about. As long as you made reservations, you'll be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Ground Bounty
    1101VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This restaurant is below street level and so one has to be visually aware to find it, however, once found, the food is bountiful, well prepared and delicious. Excellent interior design with emphasis on the quirky. If you are doing the Highline and exit on 14th street, this is the place for a sit down lunch. It is very close to the Ground Zero Museum Workshop and after spending time there, the Crooked Knife is a comfort zone where one can relax. The staff is friendly and attentive. When next in NYC I plan to make this restaurant a destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boozy Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    While the food is not amazing, the bottomless brunch option was quite lovely. For one price you get an entree and nonstop mimosas for up to 2 hours. Celebrating with friends was memorable. The food--not so much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot for a Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had a a group of 7 people to take around the city recently. We wanted to start our Saturday with a bottomless drink special. I made reservations and it turned out perfect. When I made the reservation I accidentally booked it at the wrong time. They were very accommodating even though we had such a large group. We were given the table in the front and were able to hear each other talk which was important to us, because we only get to see each other once or twice a year. The waiter was extremely attentive even though he was really busy. Our drinks were always refilled before we could ask, and it was really a great time. Oh and the music was awesome! I will definitely be back, and would recommend coming here for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot
    IamJavone
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Ok, upon arrival, the hostess found our reservation and was ready to seat me, except my party had not arrived yet. But it was good to know the table was already ready. We were sat and tended to rather quickly. We ordered and were brought drinks in a timely fashion. The food came shortly thereafter. But the ambiance is amazing. The wait staff is very attentive and the prices are A-freaking-mazing. The AYCD for 2 hours is $29 with any entrée, expect if you have the steak and eggs, add $5. Which is still quite awesome. I will be back. I will have to check out the other location as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and quaint
    minty1130
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Hipster in NYC with a bit of a farm feel to it. It's a great brunch spot to meet up with friends. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. I'd go back again to meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    Bnyc
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Ii am not a fussy customer so i was not bothered but there were ups and downs Positives The food is not mind blowing but did not dissapoint. I had the steak and eggs. Not over crowded BOOZY BRUNCH!!! Unlimited mimosas 2 hours Mimosas tasted great The staff was extremely friendly and down to early, Negatives There was a lot of waiting with service I asked for the steak when I got it the steak was medium barley any pink definitely no blood. We were seated infront of the door that leads to the back bringing a serious breeze, we had to close the door every 5 minutes. would absolutely come again but if you are fussy it may not be the best place in the world. In comparison to the popular essex boozy brunch I would personally still come here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    tapentoes10
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I recently just went here for brunch with my friends for my birthday and it was great! I originally made a reservation for 10 people online, but then had to change it 12. I wasn't able to change it online because 10 is the limit online but I called and they were very accommodating! The unlimited brunch is the way to go! $29 for unlimited mimosas and an entree is great! The staff is constantly refilling the crafts of mimosas! Food was great and the ambience was perfect! Will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AYCD brunch
    MontanaVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We made a 3:30 reservation, which they allowed, despite not seating walk-ins past 3:15 normally. There was some confusion surrounding our table but eventually we were seated (5 of us) in the back covered sunroom. The service was spotty- servers rarely came over to us since we were in the back and most of the other tables had left since we were so late. But overall it's a good value as they didn't serve individual mimosas, but filled a huge carafe each time. Would possibly return, but definitely earlier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    kit712
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Good for brunch. They left carafes of mimosas at every table but ours so that was a little annoying. $29 AYCS mimosas or bloodies for 2 hours.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unattentive Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I made reservation weeks before and my friend had come in first and was seated. When I entered the venue, no one attended to me and I had to get the attention of the host. When I told him I had reservations he told me it was probably at the other restaurant. I knew my friend was already seated so I told the host.. He didn't even walk me to the table or checked his reservation booklet, he just allowed me to look in. I was not happy with that gesture. We waited for awhile to get a waitress to order our food, when the food came my crab and asparagus cakes were under seasoned and my friends burger was par. There's nothing interesting about this place, I will never go back. Service was also very slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour.
    tm7343
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    well drinks, wine and beers on tap all happy hour specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boozy Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had reservations and were seated right away. Service was spotty but very friendly. Eggs Benny were very good. Good drinks and we got our money's worth. Crowd/clientele very friendly as well. Cool chill place and we will be back but it must be noted that music is awful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times!
    Livthedans321
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I went with a group of friends. Great time and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub Par Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Went for brunch on a Sunday afternoon with a large group. Waiting 30 minutes to be seating. The bar was full so we were forced to stand in a corner. The hostess was serving as the bartender as well. Restaurant was severly understaffed, had to constantly ask for refills on our water and "bottomless" drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So friendly & accoomodating!
    AmyPSVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    It's more typical to find a restaurant that allows you to dine their establishment than to find one that welcomes you particularly with children, but that's what we've found at CK-14. We keep this on the short list of places to meet up with groups for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy ambiance
    HolidayReveler
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    My husband, two sons and myself stopped here for a break from snowy holiday shopping. It was a bit of a trek from midtown but worth the effort. I enjoyed the white bean soup and macaroni & cheese. My hub got the pulled pork sandwich and both sons enjoyed burgers with fries. Portions were generous, we couldn't clean our plates. We sat in the back restaurant room, which was nice. Liked like they had an outdoor patio for warmer months that appeared inviting. Music was nice, familiar, not too loud. There was a cute "living room" area towards the front of the restaurant and the bar was located in the middle of the restaurant. Our server was attentive and polite. I would definitely go again, this time sans kids with my hub to the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fine
    logoleptVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It was a last minute decision on a very busy night in the city. In retrospect, we should have made reservations much earlier in the day. Ended up here because Open Table said they had availability for 6 at 10:30 PM. We showed up and they did not have room for us, so we waited another twenty minutes. Fortunately, they were able to squeeze another seat onto the end of a 5-top and we had a cozy, but great meal from then on out. Food was good. Service was just fine for a really busy evening. Drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold
    JackalVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Our service was incredibly rude. They kept on leaving the door open to an outside sitting area in December. It was freezing. We asked repeatedly that they shut the door behind them. The waiter said he couldn't help it. So we sat there with jackets on. They were also slow with ordering, drinks, and the bill. It was very unpleasant, especially for such an expensive meal.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hoped to like this more
    LivingsumVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Came here for lunch. Loved the look and feel of the place, but the food was just ok. If you go, maybe just have drinks and eat somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We went on a Saturday night and were surprised that they were half empty when we got there. It was great for us because they were graciously able to accommodate us adding a friend at the last minute and pushing our reservation back 15 minutes. Service was prompt and friendly, food was very good. I had chicken pot pie and my friends had sliders, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie. We also had the mac and cheese app, which was kind of bland and mediocre. Everything else was delicious and the wine pours were very generous. The food is rather hearty, perfect for winter night eating. There are also quite a few vegetarian options, which was nice as one of our party is vegetarian and the others are decidedly not. I would happily return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.