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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003 (9th Street)
+1 212-228-8490
11:45 am - 1:00 am
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had the chicken pot pie and it was fantastic - service was great but a little slow, granted it was xmas eve and the joint was absolutely packed. Great place to go out, have a wonderful meal, and walk it off in the surrounding neighborhood. Be warned it will not be an inexpensive meal though...

Thank Bryan B
La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a special occasion dinner during the holidays. Very traditional bar & grill; corner property with paneling, red leather booths, and tables. Our food was excellent. Great service and they let us bring a special bottle of wine. Highly Recommend.

Thank hollyberry57
San Francisco, California
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314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a meal on Christmas Day, when so few restaurants are open. We made reservations here and, upon arrival, noticed how crowded it was. The tables were jammed together, with barely any room to move. It is an older, local crowd. We ordered the tilefish special, which was delicious, and the prime rib. They did their best... More 

Thank Gailyn63
Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly our experience was not as we had hoped. We had high expectations of coming here. We arrived early and the resturant was very busy and we had to wait a while. In the meantime, We went to the bar to order drinks. Whilst sat here, one of the bar staff dropped a bottle of red wine and it went... More 

Thank eddie8987
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations for 4. We were promptly greeted and seated at 4pm. The wait staff is very professional and help each other. Our waiter was pleasant and took our drink and appetizer order. The specials for the evening had not been given yet. However once given to the staff our waiter came over and gave them to us. We... More 

Thank Jeri S
Paris, France
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82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to The Knick with my best friend for over 25 years and it never fails to impress on all levels: service, food, and atmosphere.My recommendation: go on the late-side of the evening, grab a back booth and enjoy the place as it winds down. If you go between 6 and 9 on a weekend, good luck getting... More 

Thank MikeyinParis2013
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Knick is Full-On during the holiday season. Charles and his staff do an amazing job managing the dining room - lots of large group tables of folks celebrating the season as well as many regulars and fans who readily travel downtown to University Place. The kitchen never falls behind no matter how busy it gets. The dining room is... More 

Thank KaiserBrit
Redditch, England
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 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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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

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 

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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, Steakhouse, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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
    (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 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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