The Crooked Knife

3.8
257 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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The Crooked Knife is a warm and inviting gastropub in Murray Hill. We welcome large groups and corporate events. Weekend brunch fills up early so be sure to make your reservation early.
For Open Bar and Party Platter options, please email crookedciara@gmail.com.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Mon - Sat: 11am - 4am
Sunday: 11am - 2am
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Phone number
(212) 696-2593
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Madison and Park
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Public transit
6 train on 33rd and Park Avenue or 28th and Park Avenue.

N/R on 28th and Broadway.

12 blocks south of Grand Central Terminal.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
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3.6
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3.8
ambience
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 1food service ambience

had gone there as MYneighborhood bar 2 times but the 3rd just turnedme off: JUST LOST MY BET FRIEDN THAT MORNIGN TO LUNG CANCER AND WAS HOPEING TO GRAB A DRINK AT THE BAR BUT THE BAR TENDER THOUGHT MY GRIEF WAS "INTOXICATION" --LOL-- I WISH!! They refused me a drink -- didn't even give me a chance to request a ginger ale and a stuPid hotdoG before she called her"boss" to help me be thrown out! I was NOt drunk when I walked in and obviously was floored with the attitude -- NEVER GO IN THERE IF YOU NEED A PLACE TO SETTLE YOURSELF DOWN.TO END THIS: FUNNY HOW MANY UNDER AGE KIDS I WOULD FIND THERE BUT NEVER SAID ANYTHING ---SHOULD'VE , RIGHT? MANY HAVE BOASTED TO ME WHEN THEY WOULD SMOKE OUTSIDE THE BAR HOW THEY WERE 19 ETC. YES I SHOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING BUT THE AFTERNOON WEEKDAY BARTENDER SEEMED SO "SMART" THOUGHT ITS HER JOB TO DO SO??? NO? WELL A FORMAL COMPLAINT IS GOING OUT THX TO YOU BEING SO STRICT WITHA GREIVING PATRON. GOOD LUCK. BUT NEXT TIME SOMEONE COMES IN THAT YIYU THINGK "WAS DRINKIN" , WHAT OCCUPATION ARE YOU IN? ASK ALL THER, I WALKED OUT ON MY OWN 2 FEET, WITHOUT ONE WORD TO YOU BUT "THANK YOU,MA'AM!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had Brunch at the Crooked Knife on our last day in the city and it was perfect. My friend's original order was wrong and they were so helpful and friendly and fixed it immediately with no delay. We loved our food and our experience. It is also a great location close to 5th avenue. I would highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food and ambiance and will be coming back for more. The salmon entree was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was a great experience. Will surely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we didin't know what to expact but it was a great evening; the food was delicious and the waiter very kind and helpfull. We enjoyed being there and definitly going back once we are in Manhattan again!!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

perfect sunday brunch. our server was super attentive and generous. so nice to go to brunch and not be rushed out!

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This poor recommendation is for the 30th Street location of Crooked Knife only. The food was meh and the service was horrible. It took forever to see a server; and once we got our food, they didn't check on us and we had to hunt them down for the check. And then I ended up taking my check to the host because I was tired of waiting for the server to come back to get the check. Also, the seating was quite cramped where they put us.

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CK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here with a date/friend, having been to the location on 14th street. Interior is unique, not sure how to describe it, but very relaxed. Restaurant was not busy this night (weeknight) so it was quiet but I don't imagine that was the case. FOOD WAS SO GOOD. I was disappointed the portobello (ty spell check) burger was out that night, so i instead opted for the vegetable lasagna which was outstanding. So good, even though it was a hot summer evening in NYC. This was my first time at this location but have been to the 14th street spot at least 3 times. Food and vibe is totally great, service is usually fine. I'm sure I'll be back.

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VV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It started off nice. Then my order came out wrong and the waitress never asked if everything came the right way. I made a reservation so we would have to rush or fight for a seat and before our plates and drinks were finished multiple waiters were telling us we had to leave because the next reservation had arrived. We were prepared to order more drinks and food but were never given the chance especially because we were told we had to leave. Very disappointed. Very limited menu. Very put off. Would not return or recommend.

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p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a very fun brunch spot.

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MM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time to the Crooked Knife for brunch and it did not disappoint; however, it was our first visit to this location in Murray Hill. It wasn't as busy as the other location, but the food and service were just as great!! We will be back for sure!1

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K
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really cool ambience, met a friend for a late lunch on a Friday and it was pretty quiet. We had BLTs on special that were perfect. Great beer menu and happy hour prices.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. Our party of five, showed up an hour before our reservation and we didn't wait a minute to be seated. Our waitress constantly refilled our drinks and the food was phenomenal. Would definitely come back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

walking into the Crooked Knife you get greeted by an energetic and very nice young man. He sat us at a nice corner table where we waited and waited. A smug waitress came by with the personality of a rock took our order and wasn't seen until the plates were off the table and I had to call her to come by for a check. she never asked how the food was asked to fill a drink or smiled. I've been in the restaurant business and know this type of person is what can wreck a great place. She got a $l.00 tip from me. it would have been no tip but since I paid with a card I wanted her management to see the amount she received.

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch spot! I have come with friends and with my family and all have enjoyed

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. They got our drinks at brunch right away and the refills were consistent. Great portions for the food-which also came out quickly. They were very nice and even though the service was quick, we were never rushed out of there. Would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great options and reasonable prices for brunch. There was also enough space for my group. Service was great as well. Only complaint: my meal didn't come with home fries ;(

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MB
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was respectful and not hovering. Took very good care of us.

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AB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Irish pub with a very nice atmosphere. Decent food, including a good tomato basil soup. Good Irish music two-person band started at 7. Enjoyable experience.

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CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, very pleasant pub ambiance, prompt service, restaurant was not at all busy during a Thursday lunch hour, so easy to converse. Works well for a business lunch. Will definitely go back. Could add a few more options to the menu.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great and we enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day. The only bad parts were basically ever interaction with our server. She talked to us as if she clearly would've rather been anywhere else but working, answered in a snippy tone (one of us asked for iced coffee and she responded "yeah, if we even HAVE it."), and just was generally unpleasant. We tipped accordingly and right before we left, she came over and confronted us in the most uncomfortable way. She asked (in a pretty rude tone) what she did wrong and why we didn't leave her a bigger tip. I've never felt so uncomfortable. If a manager had come over instead and asked politely what had happened, maybe I would have felt inclined to give more tip...but this left a bad taste in my mouth and made me never want to come there again.

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UE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant staff is very welcoming and accommodating. One of our party left his credit card behind and they located & held it until it could be fetched the next day. Chose the restaurant because it is pretty close to MSG, and friends were going to a concert. Had been there once before, and the food was good Irish pub fare. Last time we were a large group ourselves and did not notice the noise level. This time we arrived at 5:30, and by 6:30 it was very difficult to hear each other, we were at a table for 3. Would go back for lunch (they told us weekend brunch was really popular) or very early dinner, otherwise leave it to the young folks.

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Held a co-worker's bachelorette brunch at this location and it was a big hit. This restaurant accommodates for large groups, we had a party of 15. They keep the unlimited mimosas coming without having to hail a waiter for a refill. It is a very popular spot for brunch so they do stick to their 2 hour table limit; just take that into consideration when making reservations and tell your party to arrive 15mins early.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 7 ladies on Sunday Feb 28 for your bottomless brunch. We had Sean as our waiter and he was excellent. The nachos were to die for and the bloody marys and mimosas were delicious. We were celebrating a 21st birthday and we had a blast. We would definitely recommend you to others and are hoping to return again some day. We are from CT so maybe we will try lunch or dinner some time as well. Thank you for a fun time.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the first seating for Brunch on a Sunday. Service was excellent as the waitress filled our mimosas/bloody mary without us having to look for her. The omelet was very enjoyable. Noise level definitely was a level higher when we left, so I would recommend to come at the first seating.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Only able to order from the bar menu. Reservation did not matter / wasn't recognized. Service was poor and the place was not that busy

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CA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had to leave after 20 minutes without any service

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious, music was a little to loud for our liking. Great happy hour special daily that we were able to enjoy with our dinner. Would return back.

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JB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I come to New York fir the weekend I make The Crooked Knife my last stop for Sunday brunch before I hop on a train to go home. The food is excellent and the "endless" mimosas are what they say...endless. I have always had wonderful, attentive, and friendly servers . Five stars all around.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant 3 separate times 1 x brunch with a large group 1 x date lunch and 1 x work lunch. Food is delish and service is great. Hey, it has a fireplace for those cold winter days. I just want to say, don't be in a hurry. The staff won't rush you out. How cool is that.

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M
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Looking for a restaurant near to where we stayed we stumbled across the crooked knife. A compact menu delivered flavoursome food with service that was welcoming, friendly and made for at Horoughly delightful meal. Would recommend thoroughly and really good value for money

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and were seated pretty quickly near the windows, then 15 minutes later we were asked to move to the back where the speaker and a very large brunch party were so it was extremely loud. The food was mediocre, and our server didn't check up on us at all. We had to asked for the check numerous times too as our waitress waited almost an hour after the food was taken away to come by.

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We needed to get a table for 7 at 9:30 pm on Friday, which New Yorkers know can be difficult. This spot was one of few places in the area with availability likely because the restaurant is nothing to rave about. Fine pub food. We got burgers and fish and chips. Nothing to write home about, but totally suitable for a quick, casual bite.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My husband and I were visiting NY for a friend's wedding and we wanted a great brunch spot. I found the Crooked Knife because it was close to our hotel and had bottomless brunch! The food was EXCELLENT, but we arrived at our reservation for 11:00 at 10:55. It was 40 degrees outside so we went in, only to be told the restaurant wasn't open until 11:00 and they couldn't seat us until then. We had to wait in the entry way next to the door where it was very cold. We were one of 3 parties waiting to be seated. All of the tables already had water glasses filled and the place is not that big. We were standing 3 feet from the table they would eventually seat us at. I thought it was kind of ridiculous that they wouldn't seat anyone until 11:00. We got our drinks and our food fairly quick, but it took forever to get our bill and then for the waitress to actually take our bill and run our card. By 12:00 noon the restaurant was buzzing and very crowded. If you have a lot of time and you want a happening brunch place, this is for you. Just don't be early for your reservation.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that detracted from the evening was carrying garbage out thru the dining room and out the front door. No idea why this had to be done at 7 pm. Mercifully it stopped before our food was served - otherwise it would have been a deal breaker

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pretty good place seemed like a neighborhood crowd. We were very disappointed to find that the website was difficult to use and that the menu on the website was nothing like the menu in restaurant.

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M
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, decent food and all you can drink mimosas.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place was cute. The food was okay. I think I was looking for a place a bit more lively and update. Perhaps like a day brunch party type thing. If I was in the area, I'd go again but wouldnt go out of my way.

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c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The brunch and service here always has me coming back. I would recommend reserving a spot with a group.. This way u get the experience of relaxing on the couches in front of the fireplace. Just 2 of you, u may end up aling the wall by the bar and can get quite crowdes with the brunch line up.

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The service is nice the people is so friendly You have mimosas unlimited , food are big and tasty. I love desserts.. Of course I'm come back.

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