Knickerbocker Bar and Grill
Knickerbocker is known for its great Jazz and its 28 oz. T- Bone Steaks and is a favorite among many celebrities including F. Murray Abraham, Chris Noth and Alec Baldwin. Racheal Ray listed us in her "NYC Favorites" and has praised our Shrimp Cocktail, Creamed Spinach, and of course our T- Bone Steaks.
The word "Knickerbocker" itself, says "New York". Upon entering, you’ll know you're in the Village. Its wood paneled walls sport rare turn of the century posters and original caricatures by Al Hirschfield. Large leather booths line the walls and brass rails accent the 100 year old marble bar, where Charles Lindbergh signed his Trans Atlantic contract.
We have survived the times by using the freshest ingredients from local markets, and offering good solid value and quality. We serve until late (weekends 1:00 AM) and offer a Bistro Menu with lighter fare.
We offer Brunch on the Weekends, and are open on all Holidays.
I love this place- it’s my neighbors spot and staff is usually great. Our waiter was not the best- he seemed rushed and a little strangely instructive. He would walk up and start talking even when we were having a conversation. Usually people wait a second for customers to stop talking. Also, the chocolate soufflé was not as good as usual. But I will keep going back- the food is perfect and hits the spot.
Come to the "Real Greenwich Village."
Mix with the locals, good food, good drink, forever in trend...not trendy.
Try their signature steak with all the trimmings and fish of the day. Actually, all food selections are good.
Weekend Jazz...what could be better?
One of best steaks I’ve had in NYC. Great vibe and service.
Comfortable place for a great lunch. Always welcoming.
Terrific as always. The food is great. Terrific warm atmosphere. Top-notch service. Drinks are generous and they pay attention to our pretty fussy margarita requirements! We have eaten there for many years, generally a few times a week. Consistently a fun evening.
Great family steakhouse. Also great for adults only and friends. Super friendly hospitality. Lively but the noise level was fine. Even with the jazz that came on at 9:00, we were able to continue our conversations. It’s not a culinary adventure, but it completely delivers on what you expect it to be.
A Village institution. Never disappoints.
more than a neighborhood treat: retro ambiance, top flight service, excellent cocktails and food for grandparents and teens. what's not to like???
Great lunch -- we had a booth and were not rushed in any way.
Delicious food, excellent service, comfortable ambiance. Neighborhood gem!
Came for dinner here at 3:30 pm before 6pm performance of a Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House primarily because they serve dinner all day. it was quite a pleasant surprise! Roasted chicken with butternut squash and cherries was delicious as were the short ribs and house made eggplant lasagna. Food was definitely a notch above.
Great food, real neighborhood feel, not nearly as noisy as one might expect from a space this large. The staff is very New York, engaged enough to get you what you need, but a little rough around the edges. Overall, a real NYC old-school gem.
The Knickerbocker doesn’t disappoint. Great music and service and most of all great T-Bone steak!
This IS our favorite restaurant. Always greeted warmly at the door by the host. Right now I have to get over New Year's Eve. We decided to come here to celebrate. Our server was a bit off this evening. After 20 minutes we had to ask who was going to serve us. After some confusion among the servers, 2 of them tried to take our orders. At the end of my meal, ( a t-bone, delicious) I had substantial left-over meat and of course the bone. Our server lost my leftovers and I was not able to take them home and enjoy them the next day. Instead of owning up(the busboy who packed my wife's leftovers did not fail this task thankfully), our waiter(who took my plate from the table I asked to take home) blamed the kitchen and offered to take our Chocolate Souffle $20 charge off the bill. I did not see an alternative. I didn't feel he cared all that much. Could have been the New Year, but at that point, the restaurant had begun to empty. I have always given Knickerbocker 5 stars. The food is AMAZING.
I went with a friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time, and it was a perfect place to be! The waiter was very gracious, and understood that we were as interested in talking as we were in eating. Luckily it wasn’t jampacked, but it was fairly busy, and we never felt rushed in any way. The food was good, and presented in a timely manner. The martini I ordered was perfect.
I really love this place, especially on non-piano nights. The wait staff generally goes above and beyond without being at all intrusive. The food is excellent; try the chocolate soufflé. I returned after a gap of many years, and it remained as good as I remembered.
My husband’s birthday - we decided on brunch because the weather was supposed to get nasty, which it did. As usual, the food was great, the staff was warm and friendly, our waitress was a sweetheart, and once again we had a wonderful time with you. Thanks, Knickerbocker, for making a dreary day feel warm and sunny.
One of my favorite places for special occasion dinners or cocktails; it's one of those places we were all saying we're so grateful still exists in NYC. It's warm, welcoming, authentic. The servers are friendly and professional, the food and drinks are delicious, and the acoustics mean you can have a conversation even when the room is packed or the live piano is playing in the background. It's one of those very special places that is very New York. Especially lovely around the holidays.
The T Bone steak with onion rings was on point. The apps were great and the cocktails well made. Too much cream in the creamy spinach is a minor quibble on my part. Thanks for a memorable 9 person party!
Always delicious! Love the atmosphere! Village classic !
Great food and service in more traditional steakhouse setting (menu is much more than traditional steakhouse menu). Great live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Friendly, neighborhood vibe ... will return against and again.
We tried everything from fish to steak to pasta and all were above average. Just an old school top notch restaurant!
We chose the Knickerbocker because we were traveling and wanted a good NYC steak experience. The Knickerbocker’s reviews were better and more consistent, especially from locals, than the better known NYC Steakhouses. Our service was outstanding and delivered cheerfully by every member of the staff. Despite arriving 30 minutes early for our reservation as a party of six, we were welcomed and seated quickly. We ordered the t-bone for three with fries, baked potatoes, asparagus, and creamed spinach to feed three adults and three children. The meal was cooked perfectly, served properly, and there was more than we could eat. We will be back on our next visit to the city!
Annual Christmas Day dinner.
A real New York City institution, with a wonderful atmosphere, great steaks and friendly, professional service. It made our little Christmas gathering festive and warm.
It was a great dining experience but wat too crowded for our liking. Not sure if this is due to the busy festive Xmad Day. Sure hope this is not the norm. I was practically elbowing the poor souls on my right and left. Kudos for out wait staff. He was attentive and deserve the large tip we left him!
The food was excellent. We went on Christmas night so it was crowded, but we were waited on right away and the food came timely.
We come here alot since it"s a great neighborhood spot but never had the prime rib.
It was a special & it was PERFECT........Thank-you
christmas lunch--the t bone is the under the radar best in town. professional, warm gracious service. will go every year.
Been going here on Christmas day since 1992 - our favorite NYC restaurant. Anyone I recommend it to who goes there loves it!
Exactly what I expected from a grate local standard when you wanna celebrate something small or large but have the money to buy big or dress nice. As long as you know to tip. They work hard. You will be treated with respect no matter what the occasion.
Been going here for almost 40 years. Never a disappointment.
Vibe was similar to an old school supper club. Loved it. The only miss was my old fashioned wasn't made right ... go for the steaks and wine; not so much the cocktails. Still 5/5 stars.
We love Knicks but want to keep it a secret. It is a neighborhood place that is absolutely consistent and treat their regulars well. The staff is great, the menu is diverse but not overpowering , the steak as good as ny steak house in NYC and the spirit of the season is always visible.
But let's keep it a secret...
We were there for Sunday brunch which was excellent. The crab cake Benedict came with no English muffin but that was fine with me. However, the menu did not say it did not come on an English muffing. My friend had the scrambled eggs with sausage. She thought both were too salty. We decided to have a desert, their specialty, Chocolate Souffle, which was great.
Knickerbocker has the kind of food my 85 year old mother enjoys. Old school menu. Nothing challenging. The atmosphere is clubby feeling with dark brown booths. Service is very efficient. Prices are high but not outrageous
Came here for my partners birthday. We’re vegetarians 99% of the year, with exceptions for special occasions-hence birthday steak.
Came with another couple. Their steak was cooked MR instead of M and my partners was M towards MW instead of MR. I only realized this when I noticed him not really eating his steak-which was also quite tough and flavorless. Usually we inhale the rare piece of meat we might eat with great pleasure, making his dislike of it a poor reflection on the quality and taste. I sent my lobster bisque back after a few bites as it tasted off. Later that evening I had stomach issues to match. Cheesecake was also flavorless. Soufflé and cornbread were really the only things we enjoyed. The wine was very reasonably priced.
The food and service were superb. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Looking forward to returning in the near future.
Sat in bar area. No one rushed us. Server was respectful of our evening and took care of us when needed.
Loved the feel of this place; felt like we were in a genuine New Yorkers dinner spot (as opposed to tourist-y) but also made to feel very welcome. There was a lovely buzz about the place creating a wonderful atmosphere, the food and wine were sensational, if you are reading reviews wondering if you should go, just go!