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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Casual (23)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Live Music (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent STEAK! Service a bit slow, but it was a very busy Saturday evening and we were in no rush! Great booth seating. Great wine. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant is always a winner. Food was delish and plentiful. My niece, who is running in NYC Marathon, was able to stuff herself with carbs. The rest of us enjoyed the signature T Bone steak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Steaks were amazing. Why pay more at some fancy named place? These are as good as anywhere in NY. That’s why they’re still going strong after 40 years!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a great night! Service, food, ambiance are excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was delicious.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Waiter ordered the wrong item. I ordered a Cuban sandwich and was brought a BLT. By the time the correct item was brought, my friend had almost finished his quiche. The waiter apologized for his mistake, but that certainly is poor service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this place! It is my favorite place in the neighborhood for a casual dinner with family or friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Live Music, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My only negative comment is that the steak knife was not sharp but even after a second one was supplied. The service was fabulous.

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food is so good. Service was the best as always. Very reasonably priced compared to other steakhouses in city.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My two friends ordered the fish special and loved it but don't order the shrimp and chicken kabobs, which I did. The shrimp was over cooked and the chicken was under cooked.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

There was absolutely no service. We waited well over an hour just to get the waitress to take our order. It was an 8 o’clock reservation booked well in advance. I booked this restaurant because it was where Harry Connick Jr played. The Jazz players were very creepy. It was my husbands birthday and all was a disaster. The food was only fair. Tourist place. Poor. Julie

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Business date (important) late Was able to wait for arrival & not pushed for order Maitre D knew where I wanted to sit Check presented correctly again not pressed Waiter very attentive to my needs as I was picking up the check which was supposed to be picked up by other party Handled with style & dignity Will go again for business (maybe even just for relaxing fun!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Raum Frankfurt)·Dined on October 14, 2017

5 years again to NY!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I love The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill! It is really a great old style steak house with wonderful abundant food and lovely service to match. The T-Bone steaks are fantastic! Have been here many times and it never fails to please!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

had to have a steak- it was awesome- better than i remember better than 7 years ago
yum yum

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The meal we had was wonderful. Their steaks are right on the mark. The service impeccable. I would recommend this gem of a New York steakhouse restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing experience. From start to finish, it was a joy to be at the Knickerbocker!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Was very surprised by the quality and veriaty of the food here. Classic Americana bar. Food was very good, my hamburger was done well, we had the southern chicken special which was also very good. All in all a very good place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very varied menu with a nice selection for all tastes. Great ribs.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstanding as always. One of our favorite haunts when downtown. Manager Charles and staff very attentive and eager to please.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anna was amazing and our food was spectacular as always. This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat at in the city.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The Knick never disappoints. We come here for our birthdays every year...it became a tradition. And also during the year. The food is always great...good specials and you can't find a better porterhouse steak. Nice atmosphere and music on e weekends. A can't miss!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a lovely time at Knickerboker. We went to have dinner with dear friends and listen to Valerie Capers play. The food/service/entertainment were all fantastic. Couldn't have asked for anymore. The services are suburb. The sound level was perfect. We often find when there is live music you can't enjoy a nice conversation - this was not the case. What a beautiful place. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great staff!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 20, 2017

I'ver been coming here for over 20 years. It never lets me down and is always a great vibe. It feels like old NYC in there, and I really appreciate that. The food alone is always worth the trip, but combined with the atmosphere, I always look forward to dinner here.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This always warm, comfortable, reliable neighborhood gem was a reintroduction to an old friend who grew up in lower Manhattan, years ago, and is now a returnee after a career elsewhere. It reminded us all of the great age of New York's best places to have a wonderful dinner with close friends; great food, great ambience, friendly, and better than we could have expected. Thanks.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife and I stopped by during a day stopover in NYC in our way back to France. I remembered the Knickerbocker from when I was an NYU student in the early 70s. It’s a classic room, filled with many local people. Not trendy but an authentic NY experience. Our meals were well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

As usual, food was delish.....burgers, caviar pie, omlets....

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always great food, atmosphere and service!
An outstanding neighborhood gem!
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant and bar. Old world atmosphere. Highly recommended

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This restaurant is consistenly above the cut. The steak today was more than excellent. Pea soup, tonight's soup special, was delish. We were a party of 4 and all were extremely satisfied and gratified.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We had lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. I only wish that dinner was as quiet as lunch is. While I like this restaurant, I find having dinner here too noisy.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

ambience : walls recovered with great theater posters and drawings
food ; well prepared suitable for vegetarians,pescarores, and beefeaters
waitstaff: friendly and attentive

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very disap, Thepointing the ceasar salad warm wilted dressing terrible , clams on the 1/2 shell the cheapest small quaility, the French Frys the cheapest line flow product you can buy the burger and no taste like it was boiled in water, the need a new chef!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We have always had good food and service.

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