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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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (50)
Special Occasion (40)
Casual (32)
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Comfort Food (31)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (27)
Business Meals (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Live Music (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Romantic (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food quality was poor and the time to receive it at the table was long. When it did arrive the Chicken Pot Pie was inedible, a nasty mess of diced vegetables and shredded chicken in a heavy cream sauce, the best thing about it was the pastry on the top. The final straw was being told that they didn't serve Burgers on Friday and Saturday (unless you were sitting by the bar). Last time I will go there.....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, traditional New York. Mostly old people from the neighborhood, which is fine with me since the food is good, portions generous, and you can have a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It was wonderful

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

First date was there on 3-23-12

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I have been going to Knickerbocker since we were dating, and we've now been married 26 years. The food is always good, the service always attentive. I love the ambiance of the place because it's reminiscent of "old New York". I half expect to see Fiorello LaGuardia at the next table. Old fashioned banquettes and white table cloth tables. A little too crowded sometimes (we were there for Valentine's Day) but the steak is always great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Came here to enjoy their famous T-bone steak for one. I asked for it to be served whole while my significant other had it cut up before it was brought out. The white ceramic plate that it came on kept the steak nice and warm through the course of my meal. The two sides kept me eating when I normally would stop.

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 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food and fantastic atmosphere. Live jazz was great, not too loud. Service attentive and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Getting together with friends at the Knick is always pleasurable and comfortable. Everything on the menu is wonderful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A true New York City institution. Always a great time at this handsome restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Comfortable place with good food.. too much salt used but otherwise fine

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always good- that’s why we eat here a lot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Delightful. Food was excellent. Looking forward to my next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this place!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

diverse menu, consistent quality, not over the top pricing, service is good

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great as usual service was a little slow and uncoordinated. Wonderful restaurant

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Dependable food great service. Becoming a Village institution.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

we had several people with allergies in our party. the waitress was so attentive so as not to have any contamination with the food that it was very impressive. she made sure the bread was cut with a brand new clean knife. she made sure that a new bottle of jelly was used with a clean spoon so that no dairy or egg material would have touched this. I have never seen anything like that before. I did not get her name, but she was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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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 (New York Area)·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 27, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Awesome dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 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 6, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 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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