Charlie Palmer at The Knick

4.4
486 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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Boasting enviable corner views overlooking Times Square, Charlie Palmer at The Knick is the hotel’s signature restaurant with menus created by Chef Palmer exclusively for The Knickerbocker. A gem among Midtown restaurants, Charlie Palmer at the Knick offers market-driven menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The restaurant’s adjacent lounge offers a menu of lighter fare, and, in a nod to the hotel’s legacy as the rumored birthplace of the martini, an exceptional cocktail program featuring the signature Knickerbocker Martini and inventive new favorites.

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vipJohnD
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I’ve been here several times and always had a nice experience. However this time it was a bit off. Bread was a kind of stale; scallops had too much sauce and were somewhat salty and music was too loud in the restaurant area, considering there was a nice, small live band playing better music in the bar area and competing with the piped in music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant, can't wait to go back.

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RJNtysons
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipBillH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is a restaurant on its way downhill, unfortunately. Don't know what happened but the staff is definitely weak - don't know what a dry martini is, dropped (yes, dropped) a bottle of 2014 Opus One and didn't know how to treat such a fine bottle of wine. Tables are starting to show wear and tear. Not good. Used to be a great go to spot for business dinners but not anymore.

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LeslieN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The lunch menu is good . But then I went there for dinner with clients - VERY limited menu - way too limited

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

For that price point, I had the expectation of at least hot food..received eggs benedict cold

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DesiHB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING, as was our dinner! Thoroughly enjoyed and will certainly be back soon!

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DeeP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Place, just by Madison Square Garden. Dinner was delicious, service was amazing. Will return

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vipexperiencedtraveler
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good. High energy bar and quiet restaurant. Higher quality everything than I expected right on 42 Street and Broadway. Only issue for me was having two restaurants with similar names within blocks of each other. I wanted to be near the American Airlines Theater and thought I made a reservation for Charilie Palmer Steak but in fact it was for Charlie Palmer at the Knick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to dine in NYC. Food and service are outstanding. From the moment you walk through the front door, everyone makes you feel special.

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vipCoalCar
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great as was the service. Menu pretty small. We liked it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Matthew. Very flavorful steak, complex and delicious appetizers, AMAZING martini!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food for the price was not comparable

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vipLyndon
San Antonio
171 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Charlie Palmer at the Knick however I have visited other Charlie Palmer restaurants throughout the country. Top quality ingredients prepared well. Service top-notch.

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vipmmiptmba
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Hoping it is the holiday crowd, this experience compared to my last visit was terrible on every level with the exception of the food

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Hans
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in all respects. I had steak and my wife had lamb. Both were cooked perfectly.
We had a 5pm reservation and they expedited our meal so that we could make a 6:30 pm show on Broadway.

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GourmetBob
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place away from madness of time square. Slightly dark and tired decor but very good food and attentive service. Great one hour in and out pre theater option !

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vipMelissaP
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not go here for breakfast. $42 for buffet and Ala Cart is no better. Runny, disgusting eggs. Hard bagels. Terrible selection and awful service.

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vipWestportEllen
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time, just as good. Very pleasant for table conversation!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great noise level so we could hear and enjoy

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vipNicole
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous oasis in a neighborhood where it’s difficult to find good restaurants. Their Christmas decorations were gorgeous!

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vipJoell
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very limited menu, slow service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we’ve ever eaten. Everyone in our party agreed! The dishes were complimentary of each other. The presentation was beautiful. Service, outstanding. We will be back!!

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vipWendyD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We had a nice breakfast here on Thanksgiving, though we were not staying at the hotel. As always, the food was very good. Service was average. While we will definitely return on our next trip to NYC, I wish they would update some of their seating as I was on a bench seat that sank and I felt like a small child eating at the adult’s table.

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viprascal
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was mediocre and overpriced. The wait staff is attentive. Noise level terrific for conversation.

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PhilD
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Limited menu for dinner. Management absent. Slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Very quiet and enjoyable.

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Hedge100
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Steaks were cooked perfectly. They’re nearly perfect and with some minor adjustments they would be a 5/5.

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SionB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. We both loved it. Great setting and service was superb. As for the food, speaking as someone who eats out a lot it was extremely good. Really happy there wasn’t a stuffy dress code - well done. Will defiantly be back when next in NY!

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ClaraC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A perfect place to meet and dining with client. The Black Coe was perfect!

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vipkeithb
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Mother’s Day brunch with attentive service

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StevefromNY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We shared the pre-theater prix-fixe menu, all very tasty and served at a nice relaxed pace (we arrived at 5:45 for an 8 pm show on a Friday night). Highlights included the warm watercress and garden pea soup, the juicy and tender chicken paillard, and the spring meringue desert with citrus salad and strawberry broth. For drinks, the smoked, bourbon-based black pearl is quite the entertaining production, beginning with a smoke-filled 4-liter Erlenmeyer Flask straight out of the Addams family! All in all, a very pleasant evening for two!

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Dinner was prepared very well and service was great.
The venue was dark I wanted to open the curtains to bring in the light.

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Chebbies
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Charlie Palmer's before we went to New York and what good choice was made. It was quiet enough for us to have conversation, the surroundings were comfortable and elegant. We all had the Knickburger and this was delicious. But the highlight was that we were presented with cake as a joint 50th birthday celebration. The staff were very attentive and looked after all our needs. Our gorgeous waitress especially.

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EileenF
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to get the buffet breakfast, good food, great choice! Well worth a visit 5 star

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vipVernon
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good pre theater service and excellent food

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MargaretF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, food & presentation were exceptional

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Misterwoppit
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are of a high standard, attentive and polite service from knowledgeable staff. The food in the restaurant is that of a high end bistro, and delicious. Lobster and filet mignon both consumed with blissful noises and tongue-rolling ecstasy. Great wine list - also a very good “by the glass” choice. Decor and atmosphere harks back to 1920’s speakeasy decadence. This is by both measures an intimate dining location, and a place to see and be seen - not an easy act to pull off.
Of course, this all comes at a price. 2 cocktails, plus dinner for two with wine was over $500. But you do get what you pay for, and it was worth every cent.

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vipVaibhavN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good place, not too noisy which means you can have conversations. Excellent and attentive service. Food quality varied which is why the food part doesn’t get full marks - my food was
very good but another diner in our group ordered his steak medium and it came out overly well done. Other than that everything was good.

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vipCartoonGuy
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a nice quiet restaurant in Times Square. Good for meetings amidst the hustle and bustle of Midtown.

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