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The Crooked Knife

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, American, International
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29 E 30th St, New York City, NY 10016-7313 (29 East 30th Street)
+1 212-696-2593
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Marietta, Georgia
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316 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here with a group of friends. Loved the mimosas and the staff was really friendly. Did the hamburger and it was ok. I left hungry to be honest, and I'm not a big guy. There were like 5 fries on my plate. Overall it was good. Everyone had great meals. I did ask for the burger plain, but... More 

Thank Runnerny2244
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Three of us popped in for an early evening small plate before heading out. The food was a lovely surprise but the 'small' plate filled us up (American portions always seem big to me). We went for the 'dee-lish' mac 'n cheese, the perfectly spicy buffalo wings and the tasty looking crab and avo sliders. It was relatively quiet being... More 

Thank Penny D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We read the reviews and gave it a go. It was VERY busy but we got seating in a matter of minutes. It is very much a younger crowd (my wife and I are in our 60's) but the staff AND the customers were extremely friendly! Food was wonderful, service was fantastic, the atmosphere was terrific and the entire experience... More 

Thank stephen z
New York City, New York
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

charming cozy setting,nice ambience,noisy on the bar side good diverse menu, well priced,classic American menu with a twist pleasant staff

Thank Paula M
Murcia, Spain
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This bar was 1 block down from our hotel The Roger. We received a warm welcome immediately from the waiter/barman who was chatty and interested as to where we were from etc. We were 2 friends from UK who were revisiting new York after 15 years since our last visit. We tried cocktails and ate fabulously prepared food. We made... More 

Thank Pauline C
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic service and a great night. We visited on New Years Eve and opted for a drinks and 3 course dinner menu. It was amazing. The steak was cooked to Perfection and the NY cheesecake was really good with cinnamon through the base. Drinks were also excellent and we were never waiting for top ups. If in NYC,... More 

Thank Robert F
Huntsville, Alabama
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were headed down 30th St intending to go to LaLisse (wonderful) when a fire in a fireplace caught my eye through a plate glass window. That's how we found Crooked Knife, which turned out to have delicious food in a charming atmosphere. We split a portobello sandwich and a roasted beet salad (both with goat cheese and ample for... More 

Thank Womonwriter
Huntsville, Alabama
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was not very impressed with this place. The food and service were average. It was very loud (not great for conversation). We were there for brunch. If you don't do the bottomless brunch, it is not worth it.

Thank SL8G
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353 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wandered past here as hotel is round the corner .. Bit of a sing - a - long going on so decided to check it out. The place was absolutely alight with kids trying to get there monies worth on the 39.00 dollar bottomless bloodies or mimosa brunch . Sounded like they were doing a decent job ! We managed... More 

Thank LondonLockwood
North West England
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We turned up without booking for a late(ish) dinner for two. Staff were very accommodating and there was a good feel to the whole place. Food and drink was served promptly, steak for me and salmon for my wife, and both of us were very pleased with our choices. We finished eating and decided to stay on for beers -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 E 30th St, New York City, NY 10016-7313
    (29 East 30th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train on 33rd and Park Avenue or 28th and Park Avenue. N/R on 28th and Broadway. 12 blocks south of Grand Central Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-696-2593
Welcome to 'The Crooked Knife' pub and restaurant. We have a warm bar, charming dining room and outside dining, serving a variety of International, American, Irish and Italian dishes and daily specials.

Conveniently located at 29 East 30th St., on the edge northern edge of Gramercy, just south of Midtown and East of Murray Hill, The Crooked Knife is a great environment for a business lunch, dinner out with friends or late-night drinks at the bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?