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About Knickerbocker Bar and Grill
"The place where New Yorkers eat"
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.
New York, NY 10003
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00 am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Knickerbocker has had "Live Jazz" since the days when the village had "Live Jazz". Harry Connick Jr. got his start here, back in the late 80"s. Names like Junior Mance, Bucky Pizzarelli and Ben Wolf now show up on our schedule.
We have live jazz on Friday & Saturday nights, starting at 9:45pm till 2:00am. There is a small $3.50 cover charge at the tables after 10:15 pm, or just stop in at the bar for a drink, with no cover.
We can cater a party to fit your needs.
Parking on the street is usually easy to find. The meters finish at 7:00pm, and the other street parking is available after 6:00pm. There are parking lots on the approach to the restaurant on 9th street or 8th street.
The 6 train at Astor place, or the R & N to 8th street are just a block away. Other stations like Union Square & West 4th street are just a short walk away and have most train lines.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Knickerbocker Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Restaurant recommended by a friend who loved the T-bone but his last dining there was years ago. He really wanted us to try it out while we were in New York, so we did on a Sunday evening. Cosmo came out tasting like syrup and sent back and the fixed drink was not much better. So off to a rough start, then our waiter who only had a few weeks of experience there kept with mishaps all night with surrounding tables which added a little uneasiness to the night. The caviar pie was pretty amazing and the T-bone met the rave. Overall the food was very nice, but probably would not go back just because it had the feel of a declining restaurant, rather than a rising one.
We met our friends for dinner on a very crowded Saturday night. Our reservation was honored almost immediately and we were seated in a comfortable booth. The ambiance, service, food and value were all great. I like going to Knickerbocker because I don’t have to scream at my companions in order to be heard, but it’s still a festive and fun atmosphere. We’ll be back, for sure.
made a reservation for 8:00 pm and when I got there the place was packed and I was told that I'd have to wait, as they overbooked the seating which was surprising and very disappointing.
When we sat down and the table was not set and the food was disappointingly average at best.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the bar is nice but small.
Overall it is a very nice restaurant but it seems that I caught them on a bad night.
We picked this restaurant as somewhere to get a steak whilst we were staying in Greenwich Village. I made a mistake and didn't pick the fillet minion! Great wholesome food. Good ambience. What made our trip worthwhile was our server, Brianny. Great lady with a sense of humour and a good people person. I would employ her !
This NY institution in Greenwich Village never disappoints! The food is very good but expensive. Known for its steaks but does great seafood as well. Old world banquette seating for a very ‘Brown Derby’ experience. Always a few celeb faces around like F. Murray Abraham the other day sitting a table away. The waiters are a bit on the cranky side and don’t make you feel like welcome guests — no warm and fuzzy here! But I come here often and it’s always a pleasure.
The Knickerbocker is a great neighborhood spot that feels like an old time place but in a good, comfortable way. The food is consistently good, not overly foody, but solid fare where you won't go wrong. There are lots of options from salads, soups, interesting main dishes and steaks. There are usually specials which are pretty delicious. My only complaint is that they also have a bar menu that has a fantastic mac-n-cheese that is not offered in the main dining room and at this last visit, they had taken the hamburger off the main menu (but they did allow me to order it). I hope they put it back on as sometimes you just want a good burger in a nicer place than a diner!
In my reservation, and again at the venue I mentioned it was mom's birthday. I tried making it clear in a way that was hard to miss. YET, they did nothing. My wife had to asked for crushed red pepper for her dish three times. We went there specifically to celebrate and surprise my mom for her birthday and they botched the whole thing up... I think, for what is supposed to be a nicer place, this is inexcusable. They wouldn't have messed this kind of thing up at even the lowest tier of places. TGI Friday's doesn't even get a birthday request wrong.
The food here is OK. The late-night live music is nice. The look of the place is dated, but his a charm to it. BUT, w/o great service none of that matters.
I should not be told that I am not allowed to sit in the dining room or that they are "letting us stay" for not ordering entrees. My date and I ordered 2 appetizers, 3 drinks, dessert, and espresso. The bill was still over $100 including tip. That should be more than enough for a seat at this restaurant. It ruined the nice setting of the date and made us uncomfortable for staying there. I would recommend this establishment highly if it was not for that. I get it, it's New York City, but that was borderline disrespectful.
What a shame. We've been here many times, and have had pretty positive experiences. Most recently; table for two, we ended up crammed in like sardines at a table without enough room for the entrees. Constantly got nudged and bumped by waiters and passing patrons. We hoped to take our time (some drinks, a couple of appetizers perhaps), but the waiter made us order absolutely everything up-front. I've never had that happen before. The food was slow to arrive. The steak was overcooked. No point in complaining at the time, as we practically had to jump up and down to flag down the waiter. As I said, really a shame. This place is iconic, it's NOT cheap, and we've had some good times there. So disappointing.
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