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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

#1,278 of 11,215 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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 - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old New York made cool

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Sherrie L
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Scituate, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

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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London, England
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My family has been going to Knickerbocker's for years and each and every time we had a terrific meal. I have had the steaks, brunch items, chicken and my clear favorite are the steaks. Service is excellent: wine list is extensive and atmosphere is fun. It is also great to eat at the bar.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Busy Friday evening with group of 6 with reservations. Went right in, great table near the piano. Server, Bill was excellent. Piano and Bass began playing at the perfect sound level and just enhanced the dining experience. Excellent Matza soup special. Chefs special, sliced briskett in a nice sauce. Steakes really look good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

after a couple of hours at The Strand on a weekend evening, this is the perfect place for dinner: a quintessential New York restaurant, welcoming, with a great menu that includes choices for every taste, and live jazz that doesn't intrude on the conversation. We had the burger and the seabass and both were excellent.

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Brooklyn, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Six of us came for dinner midweek and we all had a delightful time. The round table allowed all of us to see each other and talk freely. Appetizers shared were oysters, clams, a dellicious soup and salads. The entrees' were large and very good. They were accompanied by various veggies and/or potatoes. I had the chef's special of fried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

One of the best meals i have had - tea bone for two to share, creamed spinach, onions rings and the best chocolate soufflé i have ever had - i have been here three times on three different visits and each time it got better. Once for steak for brunch - amazing - love this place

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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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