Charlie Palmer at The Knick

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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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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Mother’s Day brunch with attentive service

SN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

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

C
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

V
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good pre theater service and excellent food

MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambiance, food & presentation were exceptional

M
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

VN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

CG
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

I
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice intimate setting suitable for all occasions. Service was great & the steak was amazing, was one of our highlight meals during our visit to NY.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host was amazing

AP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very expensive for what you get. Everything tasted fine, presentation nice, our waiter was having a bad day, kind of curt in his answering of questions. Bar is a nice area and there was live jazz. So a drink maybe, but u can pass the restaurant up.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

For 9 people Food was ok. One steak was the wrong temp. Had’a redo it. Slow service for a Wednesday.

P
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best burgers I have ever had. Anywhere. Hidden gem on the menu.

PT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch was lovely

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Well where do I begin: The food was terrible, eggs came out cold, the Crab sandwich came out with toast that I'm surprised my teeth are still all together and the dressing was not very fresh. I ate the crab only, fries were cold. We've been to the other Charlie Palmers and the food was outstanding...... I really don't know how long this one will be in business if they serve this type of food. Regarding the staff they were all great, it's not their problem that the food was just not up to par. It was not a clean plate experience that's for sure. We won't be going back.....

TV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bar is a great place to grab a drink in the Times Square area. Relaxed unpretentious place serving high quality meals

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We attend pre theatre dinner on a regular basis.
We are greeted at the hostess table by our names and appreciate the value and service in a friendly atmosphere.

Y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have picked a better place pre theatre. Looking forward to coming back! Must order the Fried chicken!!!!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Very quiet dining. Food was excellent. The cauliflower au gratin was amazing.

OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Nothing good to say. We had an early reservation with few people in the restaurant. Service attention, drinks and food quality were subpar. I would not recommend to anyone.

BR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

In the past, when I've had the "power lunch" at Charlie Palmer, the food was top notch and the value was outstanding; however, this trip was very disappointing. The food was average at best, and the value isn't there now that they don't have the option to have a cocktail with your lunch for an extra $10. So I paid $35 for a bowl of soup (excellent) and a bowl of pasta (unremarkable). With so many fantastic places to eat in the City, that's just not good enough. I won't be back.

BS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lasagna I’ve had in a long time! Staff was friendly

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Prix Fixe was delicious and service as expected

CT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot for a pre-theater lunch in the hectic, crazy center of Times Square. Very nice menu and wines by the glass. It's hidden on the 4th floor of the old Knickerbocker Hotel so find it and try it on 42nd St.

f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great quiet dining space tho bar is loud
Gone here a lot. Food has been better other times. Was disappointed tho will probably go back as it is so convenient to Roundabout and other theaters. And it is quiet after workday. In particular the hamburger was so disappointing. They used to have a really yummy one. This one is two patties and not juicy at all. Why? My tuna was just good not great. And it is not cheap. Service was gracious and responsible. Wine was excellent tho pricey as were drinks.

SA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were disappointed in the service. The waiter was nice but very confused and we had to ask for things several times before he remembered to bring them. My husbands swordfish and my daughters chicken breast were both overcooked and dry.

j
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall delicious meal and lovely evening. It was my wife's birthday and they were incredibly attentive - including a lovely glass of champagne. Great without kids as well! This was our first time at The Knick and at Charlie Palmer and we would absolutely go back!

AC
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant continues to excel and exceed. It is a wonder more people haven't discovered it. Their pre-theatre three-course menu is a super value, and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend.

j
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charlie Palmer at The Knick is perfect for a business lunch at 42nd St. and Broadway. Unlike the
neighborhood it's sedate and calm. It is now my go to choice for lunch and dinner whenever I'm
nearby.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool vibe, excellent view of Times Square, and the food and service was amazing. I had special dietary restrictions and they handled them with ease.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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S
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent - food was very basic - chicken over cooked and chewy - drinks and good overpriced for chicken and pasta. Waiter and busboy were great.

LH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, location. Highly recommend

s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a nice dinner, recommend 100%!!!

RG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It took 25 minutes to serve a bottle of Champaign and another 10 looking for a ice bucket. The food was OK and the rest of the service was adequate. There are far too many choices in the area to ever go back.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was more than I expected, It was a bit difficult to find the place, it is in 4th floor of a hotel.

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