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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
American, Bar
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33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003-4512 (9th Street)
+1 212-228-8490
11:45 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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Redditch, England
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for my birthday meal, from the reviews off trip advisor. Safe to say, we were not disappointed. Our server was fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable on all aspects and the steak was the best we've ever eaten. Would go back again, that's for sure.

Thank sunshinesmil
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best features of this restaurant are knowledgeable staff with good service (something far too many places have decided isn't worth the effort) and a menu with variety. The menu will satisfy meat, fish, chicken and vegetarian diners. Nothing is too spicy or over the top. Just simple fare prepared well. On the weekends, they have a piano man -... More 

Thank BriardM0m
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kickerbocker features a great bar with interesting patrons and friendly staff. It's fun to come in, grab a seat and a drink in the late afternoon/early evening; you can almost always find someone to strike up a relaxed conversation with. But the food here is, at best, mediocre, and it's overpriced. If you're really hungry, stick with a burger... More 

1 Thank elveese
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We went to Knickerbocker after the NHL match and we went for the typical T-bone for 2 ($43 p. Person). It was the best meal I had whilst my stay in NY. The meat was absolutely amazing and seemed as butter and the quantity was way too generous (3 hungry people could have eaten it comfortably). We went for wine... More 

Thank Emdmadrid
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Great place with a relax ambience. Loved the JAZZ, Mr.Silverman was extremely great playing Jazz. The food was excellent loved the steak. And a must try chocolate soufflé was amazing😁.

Thank Rubia D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

When my friends and I are in the mood for steak we go to the Knick for the T bone. The steak is juicy, sliced and comes on a big platter. Everybody gets a side dish, my favorite is the blue cheese truffle fries. The atmosphere is classic, old school NY. Our server Maria was charming and helped a friend... More 

Thank Hannah L
Bluffton, South Carolina
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Family members who live in Manhattan recommended this place for brunch and joined us there. It's a lovely, traditional pub-style setting located near NYU, steps from the subway. The brunch menu was traditional too, and very reasonably priced by any standards, especially those of New York City. My omelet was creamy and flavorful. My husband enjoyed his lamb burger. Service... More 

Thank formerexpatCT
Greensboro NC
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326 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Located a short walk south of Union Square, Knickerbockers is one of our most reliable restaurants anywhere. They are of course known for their steaks, which I have had here and really enjoyed. There are other choices, however. We ere looking for an early dinner and noticed that there is a nine ounce burger, with cheese and bacon, served with... More 

1 Thank CarolinaTrekkers
Asheville, North Carolina
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223 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Like most NYC steak houses, very acceptable meat, good service, good sides. Wine list not as long as many steak houses. Very generous pour on the bourbon. Good local spot.

Thank Kevin C
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We first tried Knickerbocker's years ago, and were struck by the ultimate goodness of its huge steaks and creamed spinach. The quality is still there. Service is excellent. Go early, go often.

Thank Benjamin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $80
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:45 am - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 12:00 am
11:45 am - 1:00 am
11:45 am - 1:00 am
11:45 am - 1:00 am
11:45 am - 2:00 am
11:45 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003-4512
    (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: +1 212-228-8490

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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