The Crooked Knife
The Crooked Knife

The Crooked Knife

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecrookedknife.com/
  • Phone: 2126962593x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Sat: 11am - 4am
    Sunday: 11am - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Contemporary European
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Madison and Park
  • Public Transit: 6 train on 33rd and Park Avenue or 28th and Park Avenue.

    N/R on 28th and Broadway.

    12 blocks south of Grand Central Terminal.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Crooked Knife
The Crooked Knife is a warm and inviting gastropub in Murray Hill. We welcome large groups and corporate events. Weekend brunch fills up early so be sure to make your reservation early.
For Open Bar and Party Platter options, please email crookedciara@gmail.com.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Crooked Knife reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (15)good for groups (11)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem!
    Denise
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Crooked Knife is a great place for Brunch! Food was excellent, and unlimited mimosas for 2 hours is always a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Brunch was ok. My only fault is I didn't know who was our server. Several times we went to the hostess for service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limitless brunch was...limited
    nathan917
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I came in to this restaurant for brunch. In true NYC fashion everyone was running late, but this restaurant sat me and didn't make me wait on everyone. It's a rarity that restaurants do that but it was a definite perk. Our food arrived quickly and things were great. We opted for the limitless brunch that was $29. Unfortunately we got 2 refills on drinks and that was it. I'd go there for the food but not for a true NYC boozy brunch experience again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually great, but not this time
    StephRose
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I've been to The Crooked Knife many times and have always enjoyed it. However, my most recent experience was not so great. The food and drinks were good as always, but the service was terrible. The waitress was rude, she maybe came to our table twice in the 2 hours we were there. We had to constantly ask for refills on our unlimited mimosas and she took about 20 minutes to bring us the check and then another 10 minutes to bring our cards and receipts back. I'm hoping this was just a fluke, but next time I go back, I would prefer not to be in that waitress's sections again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch is great!
    Foodiegeek
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The mimosas were a lot stronger than I imagined and the waitress was on point by keeping my cup filled up... I enjoyed my time and the food was ok as we'll.. Def worth the money
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot!
    RadioClash30
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There isn't much going on in this neighborhood on the weekends but The Crooked Knife is an awesome spot for brunch! Great food and the mimosas are unlimited for 2hrs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunate
    jengVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place has one of the best menus around. Unfortunately the food was a huge miss and the service was poor. The chef needs to taste the food and decide how to season it better. We had the lobster ravioli (recommendation from our waiter) and it was probably one of the worst things I have eaten. Our dinner experience was nearly 2 hours, most of which the wait staff was huddled talking to each other instead of paying attention to customer needs. We went without drink for over half the time we were there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent and delicious
    BaltimoreNPVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    But the service was a bit on the slow side even though the restaurant didn't seem all that busy at the time. I did enjoy the fish 'n chips (especially the chips !).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday brunch
    Canuckiedude
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great birthday brunch with some of my buddies on the patio. Met some great people who coincidentally worked in the same Big 4 accounting firm as me. Brunch was unlimited mimosas or bloody marys and they kept feeding us drinks all afternoon. Smoked salmon benedict was cooked well too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Epic Fail
    lakeshoredrive
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Don't even make a mistake and come to the restaurant. Keep walking down the street. Friday night dinner with friends should have been a relaxing and good experience but this place was a disaster. Either the kitchen burned down or all the cooks quit; but it took 2 hours from placing our dinner order to service. We were offered a round of drinks on the house which was nice, but at that time we were all starving. The food was below average- burgers were dry, salads were ok, lobster ravioli was horrendous. In conclusion, management needs to improve how the place operates. For such a prime location, and great potential, what an epic fail.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but used to be great
    erinmac22VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This used to be one of my favorite low-key restaurants. It's super cozy in the wintertime with its fire places and homey décor. Semi-recently they've significantly pared down the menu and a lot of great dishes have been omitted. I don't know whether it's an effort to fancy up the place but I miss the old CK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    lookingforbrunchVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was a huge sunburnt cow fan and after they closed down, I have been on the hunt for a new spot. Unfortunately this is not it. It was very quiet for an all you can drink place. There were families and kids at the next table which is strange for all you can drink spots. However, the food here was really good. Burgers were great. Not a crazy brunch spot at all but good if you are looking for a quieter time
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Straight up - nothing crooked here!
    MzBd
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    What a find in midtown - a creative but not too "out there" menu, great food, unobtrusive service.... The perfect place for lunch! I would recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly. Looking forward to trying it for an evening meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 128 reviews are from the The Crooked Knife reviews archive.
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went with a group of girls for the bottomless brunch - had a great time; food was great; loved the decor. Service could have been a bit more courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood pub...
    allaboutfood57
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I am not a pub fan as a rule. I met a friend I hadn't seen for some time. Really liked the atmosphere. We had a table by the window which was a perfect spot for conversation. The service was very good. Our server was attentive yet did not rush us. I was pleasantly surprized by the food. The Bangers and Mash was excellent. The prices are reasonable by NY standards. Overall a good experience. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Food was just average, service slow. Noise level bordering on annoying.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mid town fun spot
    Scott
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Great spot! Very fun and some unique food choices, atmosphere is pretty loud!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bottomless it's not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was so so the mimosas were more like orange juice and the 2 hrs I was here they only have us 1 other pitcher. It's good for the price I guess
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprising gem in midtown east
    NanM
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We meeting family for brunch coming in from the Hamptons on a pretty tight schedule. Wanted something close to the midtown tunnel....and since it was Easter Sunday, the choices were even more limited.... We were so happy to find The Crooked Knife...a little oasis on 30th street. The service was excellent, the decor inviting and our brunch was delicious. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great placer for dinner
    Cristina
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My girl friends and i were looking for a nice and not too expensive place to have some dinner and good drinks, we came accross the crooked knife with the open table app, went for dinner and the good was amazing! We ordered cocktails all night and the ambiente was very enjoyable. I highlight recomend this restaurant and will definitely go back soon!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious! They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was delicious! They took a little while to get us seated, but it was worth it because they gave us an outdoor table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch is very NYC
    IamJavone
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Ok, upon arrival, the hostess found my reservation and was ready to seat me, except my party had not arrived yet. But it was god 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. The only 'thing' is the noise level. It is pretty energetic. We felt ourselves talking above normal just to hear each other from across the table. 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice casual restaurant/bar
    matt
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Went to this restaurant two separate times after concerts in the area. Has good food and a nice laid back/kitschy atmosphere. The bar is connected and open-air, so the noise level is moderate-loud, especially since I was there late on a Friday night, but not uncomfortable at all. The service was very good and it was overall a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Pid76
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I stumbled upon this place several months back and have made it a "go to" location when meeting clients for work. Have even added it to our evening list and have brought the family to dine. Will keep coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boozy Sunday Brunch
    Cb1248
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We did the bottomless brunch, were you choose an entree and get unlimited mimosas or bloody Mary's for $30 total (2 hours). Dissappointed coffee was not included in the deal, but was nice that the drinks were served in large carafes so you don't have to wait forever between refills. Lobster cakes were devine, partner had omelette which they were very disappointed with-not many add ins at all, only 2 cherry tomatoes diced in half. Overall would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    FatChance
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    What's the point of making an online reservation and being stuck at a horrible table when the place is empty ?
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  • Great brunch
    Molly
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Excellent brunch, the staff was really great. They were a bit slow on the refills for the unlimited mimosas at first, but then they just brought us pitchers so it was fine then. It was a bit loud, but it is a small space with a big brunch crowd, so that is to be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    J3n22
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    came here with a group of friends for brunch! food was great and the place had a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for brunch
    Janet
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went for the 2 hour all you can drink mimosas/bloody marys brunch, and wasn't disappointed. The food, drinks and service were all great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    The staff was overly accommodating, extending time for the unlimited brunch since we waited a a few extra minutes for our table. They also comped us a entire meal for our wait since the staff was clearly a but hectic which was so nice but unnecessary. The food was delicious and the mimosas were free flowing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awful service.
    brunchwiththegirls
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    the food is decent--standard brunch fare. the service is so slow and poor. we were a big group, but there were other big groups that ordered and got their food before we even got our coffee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great.....actually really
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Not great.....actually really bad! Service was awful and food marginal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty
    nyeater
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food portions were a bit smaller than I anticipated given their price, but tasty none the less (especially the caramel sauce that came with the pancakes). We enjoyed the unlimited mimosa deal with brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy
    Katherine
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The food is good, moderately priced, and interesting. It is a comfortable neighborhood place. Our group has come here for several years for our holiday party( 8-13 attendees).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Brunette326VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    A very nice spanish lady greeted us and walked us to our table. She took a lot of smoke breaks so we gave our drink orders to the bus boy who was happy to help. It took a while for her to return, but when we saw her we decided to quickly give her our starter order and entree order even though we were sure what to eat at that time. We quickly made a decision while she stood there. The food and presentation was great. Towards the end the lady began arguing with someone in the kitchen. We heard everything because she stayed arguing with the kitchen door open. They were arguing about when to close. She also began calling him very vulgar names in Spanish. I understood every word because I'm also Spanish. Don't think I'll go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Great tasting food. Excellent brunch menu with unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary's. Perfect for groups. Easy and laid back. Think Central Perk from the tv show friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Go...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    I wasn't feeling great so I wanted to order something simple (read scrambled eggs and toast) but was told in a rude manner that they don't do that. I then proceeded to see another couple be refused to sit where they wanted because it was reserved ( the place was 95% empty and stayed that way for an hour plus). Lastly, they were playing Disney cartoon songs from the 80s which drove us nuts. Don't go,you can do better.
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  • Very enjoyable experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The name of the restaurant caught my attention as did the short walk across the street from our hotel, the King and Grove. The atmosphere reminded us of an English pub with a kicked up but reasonably priced menu. The Jim Beam whiskey seafood chowder was excellent as was the duck breast with mushrooms and cabbage. The duck was cooked perfectly. The green salad with overnight tomatoes and bacon was simple but tasty. The lamb was good but could have been cooked just a bit less and the pea-mint purée was not as flavorable as I had hoped. Not a deal breaker though. It was very comfortable, nice fireplace, friendly staff. We would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good times
    gooowvu
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    a festive place for a holiday brunch, fireside. the pitchers of mimosas don't hurt either. it's a do-over
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time at Crooked Knife
    Dinner4twoVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Service was definitely the best part of our visit to CK. We went during the holidays so a ton of groups were there for the $25 all you can drink brunch (we did the drink deal as well). We were seated next to the fire place which gave it a little more of an intimate feel. The food was decent, nothing to write home about but nothing to get upset about either. Our server was getting pulled all over the place and ended up bring a 3/4 bottle of champagne over to us and filled the rest with orange juice to make sure we never went without a drink - even though she was doing a good job of keeping the glasses filled!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.