Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

4.8
1765 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We Will Be Open Monday February 14, for Valentine's Day, BUT Closed Tuesday February 15..........................................
"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 Hirschfeld. 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.

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vipElisaC
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A freezing night but a warm welcome from our neighborhood gem! As always, dinner, drinks and service were perfect. Our t- bone was cooked to perfection as was everything else.

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vipditto27
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After passing by this restaurant for my entire life, I finally decided to book for a birthday. Boy, was that a good choice. The steak was so flavorful and expertly grilled; the cocktails were strong, but delicious (specifically Old Fashioned, Up). The creamed spinach was smooth and savory; the sautéed mushrooms were buttery and the truffle butter was the perfect compliment to the 21-day dry aged cut. The restaurant was so accommodating for our party (which included a wheelchair) and had great music. I can’t wait to go back for just a date night. VERY much recommend— old school NYC steakhouse vibes just can’t be beat.

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vipkaty
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed a delicious dinner, comfortable atmosphere, and great service. Highly recommend

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steakhouse around. Been coming here with family for many years. One of our favorite restaurants ever.

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JudithR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knickerbocker is well known to the three of us who ate there last night. It was as wonderful as it always is.

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anitag
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

haven't been there in years- went for the steak- it was not as good as i remember-
didn't love the t-bone pretty fatty more than usual- i'll give it one more shot-don't eat meat so much anymore

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Tony
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Knickerbocker is consistently just a great place. For NYE, the music, service, food were all top notch. We love Knickerbocker!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the one year anniversary of my dog walking business and I wanted to take all my employees out to a nice steak dinner. It was a great time and honestly I expected the bill to be way higher and was worried that I was going to be in over my head. With appetizers, drinks, steak and a dessert it really only came to a hundred a person and I mean we lived large. Food is always amazing. Staff is always attentive but sociable and there’s always leftovers to bring home.

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vipkaty
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our Christmas dinner! The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance was festive and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous, the ambience is always great and our waiter Nick was amazing. We love going to Knickerbockers all the time, but especially loved spending Christmas with you all. Thank you all - and especially Nick!!

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kathy
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious… great ambience…. Service was spot on …Highly recommend this restaurant

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StephenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent always good service always a pleasure!

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vipMary
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Christmas Eve dinner at the Knickerbocker that was excellent. It was the first time we have been there since it reopened post covid. We loved our meal from beginning to end and service was great as per usual.

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AlexandraK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! What a treat! Went for Xmas eve dinner and loved every bit - so worth it!

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
102 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak dinners.

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LizV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The dinner menu lacked character and the standard was a little disappointing. Friends ordered the liver, the portion size was more than generous, but they found it a tough, instead of delicate and tender. I ordered the scampi, it was good, but not exceptional. Cheese cake was to be served with fruit, one pale strawberry didn’t qualify. Service was attentive, atmosphere wonderfully old style, with young diners - the menu needs some love.

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill
Responded on January 1, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I will speak to the chef about quality check on the items. Our menu currently is somewhat limited, compared to our normally expansive one. We are quite short staffed, so we are limited on production etc., but the quality should never fail. have a happy and healthy New year. hope to see you again

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vipBobF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another good evening of good food and service by Danae the server as well as enjoying our table by the window.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knickerbocker is a neighborhood institution. We know we will get really good food and friendly service with no techno music and no drama. It is good to eat there.

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vipNudge
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful neighbourhood resturant with warm ambiance and and excellent food.

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vipElisaC
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant for a great meal, great drinks, great service!

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Robnyc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful, classic NYC restaurant. They never disappoint, and it is one of our favorite, go-to restaurants in the city.

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vipElizabethRB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knickerbocker is the quintessential Greenwich Village dining experience and one of our favorite restaurants on the planet. The service is always the right amount of attention without hovering. The wine list has a lot of well priced wines from all the great wine producing places. I was between 2 pinot noirs and the waiter was able to explain why one would work better with steak or fish. It was delicious. Our steak was absolute perfection. We had the chocolate soufflé for dessert… YUM. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipCaroleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Knickerbocker....Been coming for years and always the BEST!

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vipMackey
London
50 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great experience on a Sunday night with a varied menu of delicious well presented food besides the steak.

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Leslie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC and we had another wonderful meal and time there again for my birthday this year. SO happy they are back open and made it through the pandemic. Everything about this place is wonderful.

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mario
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan is the best server!! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!!

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vipjoanbg
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food as good as ever with somewhat smaller menu. Hoping they reopen for
Lunch.

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vipHowardD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We both ordered the exact same steak which we have had many times in the past. One arrived sliced on a serving plate with a lot of au juc
The second steak arrived sliced on a much smaller plate with very little au juc. Certainly not a serving plate the steak was good but the presentation was not what we expected and no attempt was made to correct the way this second steak was served.
This was a birthday dinner. If the same steak is ordered by more than one customer, they should be presented the same way. The presentation made a great steak only ok.

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JeffreyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent host and excellent server. Timely, helpful, professional but engaging.

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jo13
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knickerbocker is our go-to restaurant . We have been eating there for many years.

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timt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food & service, every time. Steaks are always perfect.

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CaroleL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant. Staff really welcoming and friendly ( even though we were a ‘tad’ late due to traffic) . The food was exquisite! Best steak I’ve had for years! Will definitely be back soon 😃😃😃😃❤️❤️❤️

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vipnjdiner
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. My husband says their short ribs are the best he ever had. My filet mignon was delicious and cooked right at medium. I wish they had the live music back.

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vipMelaniR
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Knickerbocker's was always a favorite with my family; my in-laws just loved it. We hadn't been in a while but were so happy that it had survived the Pandemic and re-opened. While the food is still excellent, I can't say the same thing about the service. We had requested a booth (we were four) and were told they didn't have one, even though there were a couple available. And, to make matters worse, they gave a 4-person booth to a couple who came in 5 minutes after we did. Our table was so tight that the waiter knocked over my husband's cane a few times. We were also made to feel rushed. While I love to support a neighborhood restaurant, I'll have to think twice about going back anytime soon.

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill
Responded on December 22, 2021

I am so sorry for your unsatisfactory experience at The Knick. Everyone wants a booth, so deciding who gets one, can be tricky, and not always satisfactory to all (the booth that was sat, was a smaller booth, seats up to 3). And we do ask guests to be aware of sit times, at over 2 hrs, waiters are asked to try to move tables along, in order to satisfy all of our guests. But they should not have made you feel rushed. i have put notes on your OT reservation, and hope you will give us another try.

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MarkH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We go back every year after a holiday concert and always have a wonderful meal in a gracious atmosphere with attentive service.

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Magnus
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Let me start by saying I really hate leaving a less-than-positive review. But oh what a difference a pandemic makes. This was my first visit since the lock-down but unfortunately, the food was not in the league it used to be.

A rare-to-medium rare T-Bone steak - their signature - came out well-done and looking like it had been pre-cooked. When I sent it back, the same steak was brought back as a "replacement". Two orders of Crusted Tuna were dull, lifeless and, as it turned out, tasteless. And finally, items that were ordered were either never produced (such as a Calvados) or came out so late we almost were ready to pay and leave. (To be fair, the Calvados was not charged for, but that's not the point.) Only the Turkey Pot Pie seemed to hit the mark.

Our waiter "Jonathan L" was not the problem. He was friendly and tried hard. But the restaurant was overly crowded (it was hard to walk between tables), and the kitchen perhaps overwhelmed. And the Host (Ron?), came nowhere near our table of 7 all night.

Will think long & hard before I plan a new visit to spend over $500. What a shame!

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vipAEB1101
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Thanksgiving get together for those who could not be together on the day.

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vipFoodie57
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience - all around!

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vipjpfit
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best T-bone steaks in NYC. Reasonably priced.

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NYFoodie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good (although my Tuna was a tad overcooked). Chocolate souffle is a must.

FAQs

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 228-8490.

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 1765 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.