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Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Greenwich Village
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33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003-4512 (9th Street)
+1 212-228-8490
11:45 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 11:45 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:45 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 02:00
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Santiago, Chile
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

A very traditional looking place in a beautiful neighborhood, I had tried to eat here before but I couldn't find the time.. I sat at the bar and ordered the Angus Meatloaf with home made mashed potatoes. It was excellent and the service at the bar was very good, The ambiance is very laid back, intimate, at least at lunch... More 

Thank RicardoCub
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

We are from out of town and found this place by chance. We ordered burgers and they were amazing, but if you go you must order the TBone. We wish we would have. Food is on the pricey side for what it is, but it's worth it. The only negative was we got charged a music fee which we weren't... More 

Thank MandM13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

We happened upon this place whilst looking for another restaraunt / bar. To describe it I'd say it is a jazz club / bar with nice layout & furnishings that suit it's jazz club theme. The staff are very friendly & the food is excellent. I had the best burger ever tasted (really!) my wife had a great seafood dish... More 

Thank Nigel M
Oyster Bay, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

On a trip to the city to check out some great jazz music and to spend the first, nicest day of the month to get out and walk, we wound up at knickerbocker-- and I'm so glad we did. We tend to eat the more exotic foods on a menu wherever we eat and we had some great choices here.... More 

Thank Royman32
White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

I visited the Knickerbocker for lunch on a Sunday. The place was fairly busy with a brunch crowd that was a good mix of young and old patrons. The interior is clean with warm lighting, cozy bar, and large wrap-around booths. I was quickly greeted and seated. My server was professional, friendly and attentive, without being harassing. I ordered a... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

This place had been recommended and boy it did n't disappoint!!! Chilled out atmosphere (jazz bar), excellent service and quite simply the moooost delicious T-Bone steak we have ever tasted. It was so mature and tenderised that you could have just used a fork...WOWWWWWWW! I can still taste it now.....we often joke about flying back to New York just to... More 

New York City
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

My best friend has a thing for this restaurant because it brings back memories from when he used to hang out with his former co-workers there, and because it's conveniently located near where he works; so accompanying him, I've had the opportunity to eat at Knickerbocker on a few occasions-and I'm glad that I did, because it served to show... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

A real old style New York steakhouse. Good service, Great atmosphere and fantastic food. Highly recommend it. We have just returned from dinner there tonight (Saturday) so there was also some fantastic live jazz music, a real treat. Not cheap but worth the money. Go to knickerbocker!!

Thank Lou H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

I got together with my girlfriend for brunch yesterday and we decided on Kickerbocker. Her family owns a steakhouse in Winnipeg and I had thought this might be the NYC equivalent decor wise. The restaurant was mellow crowd wise on this Saturday afternoon. We got there at 1 pm and were seated at one of those gorgeous booths. We asked... More 

Thank MBM212
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

We were doing some shopping and wondering where we might go for dinner. The lady waiting on us suggested Otto's or the Knickerbocker as 2 places nearby as having good food at reasonable New York City prices. Since we've done Otto's a couple of times - love their pasta and pizza - we decided to give the Knickerbocker a try.... 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
US$40 - US$80
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 01:00
11:45 - 01:00
11:45 - 01:00
11:45 - 02:00
11:45 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-8490

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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