The Knickerbocker is an institution that remains vibrant because it gauges the needs of its customers and stays current. They have a new female chef who consistently offers up new American creative dishes that rivals the best restaurants in the city. Her scallops are amazing. The steaks, all of them are perfect. Same with the salads, spinach and remarable desserts.The staff is solid, many have been there for twenty years.
We live in the neighborhood and were so disappointed. What a pushy, loud,expensive place. RIght from the start we were encouraged to order multiple plates as the portions were taster size, but the prices were not. The cod fritters arrived microwaved! Half of each teeny fritter was cold, the other half warm and bland. The Wine Person had an unkempt ponytail and popped chewing gum while she worked. Main courses were OK. We're not going back.
775 Washington St.bet. Jane & W. 12th Sts.
Manhattan, NY 10014
Excellent, beautifully prepared food, portions are small, but that’s a good thing, you can order more appetizers and side dishes to share around your entrees: One big draw back to this restaurant: After two hours they want your table. Even If you ordered the whole menu and four bottles of wine, they will bring you the check before you ask for it, and if you don't take hint, the hostess will come ask for your table. This ruined it for our group.
Pretentious destination restaurant. One wonders for how long? The food is so ho-hum. Bland, basic. What exactly is Austrian about it? Except for the owner it's hard to tell. A well know large artist who created an ugly pink buliding (Barbie's Bordello) down the block holds court here nightly. Most people who eat here (except for him) are so skinny perhaps the food doesn't matter.