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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

#1,248 of 11,363 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenwich Village
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33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003 (9th Street)
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.
(212) 228-8490
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11:45 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:45 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:45 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best bars in the city!

An awesome old school restaurant with great jazz, great food and great service! Always meet interesting and creative folks at the bar. The pour a generous drink and the food is always yummy and plentiful. I always have a great time here. Go, relax, listen to some music, make some new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
KWS63
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An awesome old school restaurant with great jazz, great food and great service! Always meet interesting and creative folks at the bar. The pour a generous drink and the food is always yummy and plentiful. I always have a great time here. Go, relax, listen to some music, make some new friends...you will be glad you did!

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Mansfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had a good meal here with excellent service from our waiter. We both ordered the fillet mignon which was a small steak at 12oz but that was more than enough for us and it was very tasty, though you only got potatoes/chips included in the price, which I think was $42 each. I was looking forward to trying the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One might think that I'm 60 years old because of the old neighborhood favorites I've been reviewing lately. But Knickerbocker is a sure shot for a classic, classy brunch with top notch service! It's the perfect place to take your parents to dinner where the swanky dining room is dressed with a baby grand piano and Al Hirschfeld drawings. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were delighted when these kind folks managed to squeeze us in on a busy weekend night. They bent over backwards to accommodate the whole family, including our restless 2 year old niece. This restaurant came highly recommended from our friends at home in England so we had to try it out. The food was delicious; very high quality ingredients... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We found the place walking by.We were seated very quickly even though the place was very busy. Nicely decorated inside. The food was excellent, and reasonably priced. Corned beef hash is scrumptious. The staff was very polite! I would definitely go back to at least have a Bloody Mary which was delicious!

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Last Saturday I decided to have an early brunch with my seven year son. It was around noon, and the restaurant was 3/4 empty. There were many vacant booths so I asked the waiter for one. The waiter complied, and just when my son was sitting there, a manager -a middle age lady-asked us quite forcibly lo leave the booth... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I first stopped by here many years ago and had a ball with the local bar denizens and the bartender. Good drinks and food too. I've been back since, most recently in May, and the experience is still OK. The bar and dining area has that deep dark wood steakhouse feel and the regular locals still have a quietly fine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fortunately, we booked a table on the evening we visited. The restaurant was buzzing and the atmosphere was great. Forgetting the girl on Front-of-House who was surly and rude, the rest of the experience was lovely. The food was very well cooked to the degrees we asked for and the choice was superb. We chose a reasonably expensive white wine,... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Friends took us to this establishment located downtown just a couple blocks from their 12th street apartment. Huge steaks, great sides and people watching made the evening fun and nostalgic. A plus? We noted several famous people in the crowd who have apartments in the neighborhood. Very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I come to this restaurant everytime i visit nyc, i came first with my dad and then with my sister. My dad ordered the steak that was juicy, the mashed potatoes were real potatoes not some boxed powder and the spinach was heavenly. I ordered the lobster bisque, a bit salty and a grill fish that was just perfect. The... More 

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Additional Information about Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Address: 33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 228-8490
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:45 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:45 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:45 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:45 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:45 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:45 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003
    (9th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 228-8490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:45 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Greenwich Village
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