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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003 (Greenwich Village)
(212) 228-8490
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Ranked #507 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $80
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: 9th Street
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.
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice restaurant, I had the pasta which was good but the prices are pretty expensive. The bar is nice and spacious and with a wide variety of food and drinks.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were greeted immediately by Charles the Maitre d, who seated us right away at a great table. Our server Brie was awesome! We had the oysters and crab cake to start, followed by the wedge salad, then the best porterhouse we ever had. We also ordered a side of fries with gorgonzola and truffle, absolutely decadent. Tied for our... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This place is right next to our friend's apartment. So we go here regularly. There's no denying that the steaks are great. The Knickerbocker's Famous T-Bone Steaks are definitely worth trying and, if you are hungry, don't share! The only disappointment is that the service can be patchy. Sometimes the food takes some time to come. That said, we'll be... More

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Scituate, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went in July with a friend. I had the filet, my buddy had the flank steak. They were both good, not spectacular, but good. No complaints. Its a old school place, lots of charm. nice strong drinks and pretty good food. Its a crowded popular spot. On my 1-10 scale I give it a 7. Its not super creative,... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, so when I bring people here from other parts of the city they are shocked to find out that the best steak in New York can be found here. I have made bets with all my friends and they all agree it is the best. The steak is served with creamed spinach, onion rings... More

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Perth, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Really quirky place, teeming with eccentrics. A great people watching spot. Good food and interesting wines. Our waitperson, a tall blonde woman, gave great service. We had an excellent lunch here. Great Guacamole, interesting soup with crabmeat. I would highly recommend Knickerbocker.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went in twice on our visit to NYC. Been several times before and it never seems to disappoint. I had the best BBQ ribs I've had for years. Second visit I had Chicken Caesar salad which was large and really tasty. Service is always good, menu has a great choice of meals and price wise, not too expensive for a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and very good service. But the steak was not as tender as one would expect at those prices. And the all American cheese cake was not well prepared. Too dry and too big.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was graduation weekend at NYU so the place was swarming with family visitors. Knickerbocker was great. We booked ahead and had a great side booth table. Waitress was efficient and approachable which is all you need. The steaks are ridiculously enormous - one could easily share between 2. I found the place to be good value and liked the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was my third visit to the Knickerbocker in 24 years and amazingly it's been very nice each time. Nice, relaxed casual dining just 3 blocks from Washington Square. We had brunch, everything was great and our waiter was very attentive.

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