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Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, Steakhouse,
33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003-4512
+1 212-228-8490
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“t bone” (38 reviews)
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Closes in 22 min
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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33 University Pl, New York City, NY 10003-4512
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went for lunch. The menu was able to reach out without reading like a novel. The dining area is comfortable and quiet. Very clean. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food was as expected. I'd go often if it was near me.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been eating here for more than thirty years and still love the food, the romance of the red leather booths, cocktails, and the friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

1  Thank phillyphil2015
KNICKRD, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are the neighborhood place.... Chef Clara does a great job in preparing delicious daily specials.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had two nights in NYC, and about 8 million restaurants to choose from, and I wanted something that felt old school, kinda dark, wood paneling, heavily accented waitresses...Knickerbockers delivered. Oh and the food was scrumptious. Not pretentious, just classy.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the T-Bone steak and the Fettuccine Bolognese. We had no reservation but got a table within a few minutes even though the restaurant was very busy. Really authentic American interior and excellent and observant waiter. The T-Bone was cooked to perfection and the...More

Thank John T
Ron D, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your meal, and your daughter with Bolognese at that age, great! Sorry to hear you didn't like our mashed potatoes.. They are made daily from fresh potatoes,butter and heavy cream. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for a drink. Great customers. Just watch out for the $11 dollar “specialty beers”. We’re talking Goose Island IPA. $50 for 4 beers. Ouch. Tourist beware.More

Thank BG1212
Ron D, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good day sir, I am truly glad you took the time to write this review. Though I am not ever happy to see a poor rating, I am glad you alerted me to this situation. We just recently put Goose Island on tap, and had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming gem of a restaurant serves perfectly cooked steaks, seafood and burgers in a wonderful old-fashioned urban environment. Linen napkins, friendly, attentive service and a good reasonably priced wine list. Fun people-watching place very close to NYU.

Thank Jane B
Ron D, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for taking the time to write a Great review. I'm glad you GOT what the Knick is all about. Our slogan is "The place where New Yorkers Go"

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Knickerbocker has been around forever, great for brunch and dinner, or nurse a cold beer on the weekends and watch a game. The burgers are delicious... and the truffle fries are awesome!

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The place is iconic. NO! It is reminiscent of times gone by. I had the pleasure of visiting for a meeting and friendly reunion with old coworkers and I was pleasantly surprised upon entering how quaint this place is. Beer, whiskey, appetizers, and more... nothing...More

Thank Felix F
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The group had a casual, noisy, wonderful evening at this throw back spot. The caviar pie lives up to the reputation. The lamb tenderloin flatbread was the surprise hit of the evening. The steaks were all spectacular and everyone enjoyed the meal, ambiance and service.

Thank Penny S
Ron D, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your Dinner at the Knick! I hope to see you again, and maybe earn a 5 star rating...

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Really lovely feel to this place with real, professional bar and waiting staff and what appeared to be real “locals” at the bar. Good food, big portions and good value. Really pleased to have found this place

Thank grwpl
Ron D, Owner at Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your nice review. And yes we are "Authentic", the neighborhood favorite for over 41 years. Many of those bar regulars are from when we opened. Hope you join us again, and we earn a 5 star rating..

Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was
here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter
culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for
its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to
get a feel for this diverse and energetic
neighborhood. You’ll find NYU students, street
performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the
fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, 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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We are a Classic American Steakhouse in the heart Greenwich Village. Wood panel walls, and comfy booths, give the feel of an earlier era. In business for over 40 years, serving Great American Fare and our Famous 28 oz T Bone Steaks. We feature Live Jazz on Friday and Saturday Evenings starting at 9:00 till 1:00. Harry Connick Jr. got his start at the Knick. We have our share of local celebrities from Chris Noth, Alec Baldwin, F. Murray Abraham, Josh Charles, Jessica Lange, just to name a few. Good Food & Good Jazz is what we are. Most items are all made on premise, from house made desserts, ice creams and sorbets, to our house made pastas and house smoked salmon, and our popular Caviar Pie. We pour a good drink at reasonable prices, as are our portions of food. Our T Bone Steaks include creamed spinach and mashed potatoes.
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