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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

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Neighborhood:
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 - 1:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We both liked this place, a lot. We'll be back!

This is the place if your looking for something 'comfy & friendly'. The food is terrific. Service is attentive. It looks like a great place to meet a (small) group of friends as well as have an intimate dinner for two. It's a little pricy, but with liberal portions. The burgers are terrific, though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
burnsinny
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nyc
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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nyc
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236 reviews 236 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is the place if your looking for something 'comfy & friendly'. The food is terrific. Service is attentive. It looks like a great place to meet a (small) group of friends as well as have an intimate dinner for two. It's a little pricy, but with liberal portions. The burgers are terrific, though it looks like most go there... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill, a few blocks from Washington Square Park, is clearly a neighborhood haunt. I stopped in while in the city on a Friday evening. There were families with kids, old couples, businessmen at the end of the day, and everyone in between. As such, it seems that they welcome all comers with open arms and the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I read reviews and tend to gravitate toward the negative ones and was on the fence, I'm glad to say I was worried for nothing. When did I visit, Christmas week in NYC, so yes it was at a peak time. If your staying in the city it's cheaper to take the subway to the 8th St. NYU station. Come... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's not the best food in the world but it is a nice place with nice people and reasonable food. Our favorite is the blistered peppers appetizer. Burgers is good, they also have a turkey burger but go when you have time for a big meal and listen to the piano and enjoy company

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Summit NJ
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We do a NYC steak place, a couple times a year, and we're not super picky. The food was pretty solid, but the tables were so packed together, it definitely impacted our nice dinner. Probably would not go back.

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London, ON
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great service but the food isn't even close to top-drawer NYC. I had their "famous" T-Bone and my wife had their Chicken special. The steak looked amazing but was tasteless. The chicken was over cooked and uneventful. I won't come back or recommend this place.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The absolute worst black bean soup I have ever had. It had no flavor what-so-ever; i.e., it seemed that is was simply a watered down can of black beans. I added some tabasco sauce to give it some flavor. We had the 12 ounce filet mignon; mine seemed to be the right size but my partners was 1/3 smaller, and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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330 reviews 330 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Even in Texas the Steakportions weren't that huge and they quality is great. Place lacks a bit charme, it's tiny and you don't have a lot of space on the table for the dishes. Prices are okay, over all it was a nice experience.

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London, UK
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103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I came here with family on Christmas Day. This is very professional restaurant indeed. I was brought up, as it were, in the trade as my parents ran a very successful restaurant. Believe me, there can be few greater challenges to face than a packed place with a line outside on that day of all days. The service was remarkably... More 

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Paris, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A decent variety of meals to choose from. Service is very good and friendly. A great place in the Village for family, friends.

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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: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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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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