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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.

33 University Place
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

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

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 228-8490

Website:
http://www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
We can cater a party to fit your needs.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Clara O'Marde

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (51)
Special Occasion (39)
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Cozy (28)
Business Meals (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Live Music (26)
Authentic (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (15)
Fun (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
People Watching (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Seasonal (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

I’ve been going to this place since the 1970’s. Charming decor. Decent food. Pleasant servers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and service is always great! I have frequented this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

excellent/was there for New Years Eve and it was lovely!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food we enjoyed at the Knickerbocker bar & Grill was one of the best meals we had while on holiday in New York. I am a chef and feel I have a very high standard when it comes to eating out and I found all the dishes that I tasted with my family were exceptionally good as was the service.
The atmosphere was very pleasant and my 13 year old daughter also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful jazz pianist, Russ Kassoff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful meal to celebrate 50th birthday with family. Outstanding T-bone steak! Generous and good dry Martini. Good selection in wine list. Nice atmosphere and friendly and fun server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the best meals we received during our visit to New York. T-bone was incredible, service was friendly and the food was timed perfectly during the entire meal. Ended the evening with home made chocolate soufflé, wow! Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

great neighborhood place. very comfortable. not pretentious.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Late-night Find
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Whenever we can, we meet friends at The Knickerbocker for a holiday meal. The staff are attentive and thoughtful! We misremembered our reservation time & they called, then accommodated us. They sat us at a treasured booth. Very unusual. The ambiance is Old New York, it's festive, and the food lovely. I do love the chocolae soufflé, although 3 of us shared it instead of 2, because we had eaten so much else. This is the place to go in NYC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have been coming here for Christmas dinner since 1992. But it is not just for Christmas - come anytime. Food & service are excellent. All of my friends who I have recommended the Knickerbocker to, have loved it & I think you will too.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was great !! Reservation, food, people. The table was ready on time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Knickerbocker Grill is one of my favorite restaurants! The food is excellent and the staff are attentive and polite. The pinnacle of service, ambiance and quality food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Awesome dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our local special place. Grab a booth and settle in.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were exceptional and our waitress, Diane, was wonderful and truly concerned that everything was good for us. We sat near the piano and base player and were still able to have a easy conversation while still enjoying the wonderful music.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

neighborhood place with reliable steak On weekends there is a jazz trio- what more could you want??

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Perhaps we are a bit biased having been at the Knickerbocker as often as we have throughout many years, it is our go to for any special occasion, as well as the place we take friends visiting us from out of town, and on our own date nights, it's the best

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Been before. Ordered T- bone for2, medium rare. Came medium after long wait. Waitress vanished. I could go on. Going downhill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We've been eating at Knick for over 30 years and it hasn't changed in providing quality food in a great atmosphere and served by professionals. We almost always have the steak for 2 but the last 2xs we had the ribs and shrimp scampi and both were great. The raw bar is exceptional as an app. Ad don't forget dessert....chocolate soufflé is delish. Can't wait for our next visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This is a New York stalwart and as always, a wonderful experience!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always enjoy- Neighbor Staple!!! The T-bone steak is my favorite and always delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our son started at NYU this Fall and this has quickly become our favorite place in the area. Whether for lunch, dinner, drinks, it is spectacular. The staff is fun and friendly; the food is sooooo good, and the atmosphere is terrific. We love it!!!!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice place to go for lunch or casual dinner. Food good staff very nice

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Surprisingly good food at this worthy old school NY place. Im sure when the Jazz is playing it’d be even more lively worthwhile. Still worth a try even without. Feels like a good regular NY spot, avoiding the hyper-trendy man bun crowd.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Been going since the ,70s it’s just a great place. Lunch is quite but relaxing, dinner absolutely the best in the area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

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 !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The wait time between placing order and receiving order has been exceptionally long during our last three or four there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Luv this restaurant for our monthly get together! Staff attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Just a great all-around old New York City restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Consistently good, friendly, comfortable all-occasion restaurant. Great collectors posters of
NYC history and some Hirshfeld gems on the walls.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Superb as usual!!! The food is excellent. Service is great

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A special place for a good meal, a neighborhood classic, dependable..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent service...
but meatloaf was dry and ‘mashed’ potatoes were not fully mashed! Gravy was a squiggle of ketchup.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went for an early dinner on a Sunday night. We were seated right away. Our waitress Maria, was terrific. The food was on point. I haven't been there in a while and it was a pleasure to find it was as good as ever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a great atmosphere along with high quality food on a diverse menu make this a place we frequently enjoy a meal whether in th dining room the bar or the bar tables. A great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always one of my favorite places, for good reason; great food, friendly service, comfortable and warm atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Still a great neighborhood restaurant.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

It's a grand old Greenwich Village Restaurant. Great old posters and cartoons of patrons on the wall and very good bar. Try the caviar pie.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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