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Keens Steakhouse
Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.keens.com/
  • Phone: (212) 947-3636
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 10:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Rodgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Keens Steakhouse can accommodate groups of up to 400 for private parties. They can also accommodate a table of up to 20 people for a la carte dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Dorothy Haynes (212) 268-5056

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th
  • Public Transit: N, R F, Q, B, D
    A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Special rate parking is available across the street from the bar from 5 PM to 12 AM.
A word from Keens Steakhouse
Keens Steakhouse, a classic New York chophouse, was already famous for its steaks and chops at the turn of the century. Founded in 1885, Keens has 90,000 clay pipes that line the ceilings – pipes once smoked by customers after dinner. Today Keens legendary mutton chops and dry aged prime steaks are still without equal in the city.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great dinner; one of the top 3 in my life. Thick cut smoked bacon was amazing, and reaffirmed my faith in all things bacon. Mutton chop was cooked a perfect medium rare with a flavorful decadent fat cap and was not as gamey as some reviews had led me to expect. King's Cut Prime Rib (my sister's dish) was indeed a royal cut of beef with soft juicy tenderness and sinfully tasty fat. The hand cut French fries were plentiful and were so addictive. Sauteed field mushrooms were OK; oddly they tasted like Stove Top Stuffing in seasoning. For dessert, Keens' Berry Bibble was a perfect sweet, creamy, and fresh foil to all the meat consumed. Service was exemplary, our waiter was congenial, courteous, and knowledgeable; a true professional."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A wonderful experience that delights the senses. The food, service and cellar were excellent and won't disappoint you."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our first time in Keens , convenient location , easy to find , plenty of people in but not raucus , good atmosphere as a result .... concentrated on the food which was superb , we both had filet mignon with mash and roasted veg and a sauce , I followed with a panacote which was lovely . Sensible wine list , big prices if you want to go " Wall Street " but I had a californian Shiraz at 38 bucks which did us fine.... Keens is now on our list of " must do" steak places when we visit NYC from the UK , just wish I`d added it to the list earlier :o)"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We have been going to Keens for years when we travel to NYC. We still enjoy this classic NY steakhouse. Service is great and so is the food. Highly recommend Keens for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I went to Keen's on the enthusiastic recommendation of my son, who lived in NYC for several years and who frequented Keen's. I have to say here that the food did not live up to the hype: my 12-year old ordered a burger (not because he doesn't like steak--he was trying to economize for his father's sake) and it was small and slathered in a ton of White Cheddar cheese, which completely masked any flavor from the burger. He ended up not eating much of the burger, and to her credit, the waitress allowed us to sub a filet for the burger, which my son loved. My prime rib was delicious, but served almost cold. And my side dishes were also luke-warm. Overall, I was conflicted but disappointed in the food. The service, however, was excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "WE HAVE BEEN HERE ON MANY OCCASIONS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND WERE NEVER DISAPPOINTED UNTIL TODAY. IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY AND WE WANTED TO HAVE A SPECIAL DINNER. EVERYTHING STARTED OUT FINE, APPETIZERS, SERVICE ETC. WHEN THE MEAL CAME MY FILET MIGNON WAS PERFECT BUT THE SIGNATURE MUTTON CHOP WAS ALL FAT!!! I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT EVEN MADE IT THOUGH THE KITCHEN. THE STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMMODATING IN TRYING TO MAKE THE MEAL BETTER, BUT OF COURSE I WAS DONE BEFORE ALL OF THAT. AT THOSE PRICES YOU CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT ALL THE MEAT SERVED WILL BE PERFECT."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband loved Keen's, it's history and of course the mouthwatering steaks!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great old staekhouse a short walk to MSG. Nice menu, good filet. The lobster salad appetizer was excellent. Worth the visit. Visit the upstairs restaurant area also...nicely decorated."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Not a huge bacon person, but wow was that bacon heaven. Best steak I've had in a while and I'm from Teaxs!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The clay pipes on the ceiling never get old. The steaks rock and that's why you're there"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "On our arrival we were given hot bread, celery and carrot sticks and the best blue cheese dip I have ever tasted. When I commented on it the waiter brought more. We had the Porterhouse steak for 2. It was cooked to perfection. A lovely meal. I would definately return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great place for steak. A great place for business meeting. Very convenient location. Service is good. A real traditional old New York City style steak House."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It's worth having a reservation as it's a very popular place! The steaks are amazing and there is a great selection of drinks. The staff are attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great evening with friends. The ambience was great, the food amazing! We will definitely go back to Keens. We would recommend it to our friends as it was recommended to us!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent, the steak was as good as I have had. Wine over priced, which seems to be the case in most NYC restaurants,"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was seasoned good the steak is amazing wasn't dry didn't need any sauce on it.. Any you love the drink the best one is the New York sour.. It's a lil prices but we'll worth it .."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Meal was good not exceptional.I was somewhat disappointed with our waiter who spent majority of our time there chatting with the next table.He seemed to be a bit up himself and could be overheard boasting to his new friends how he had been poached from another eatery. I asked him about the crab cake and felt slightly patronised with his response,like he couldn't be bothered and I'd asked a stupid question. I probably had but nevertheless I was the customer. Other staff were great, couldn't be faulted but it was our waiter who I felt let Keen's down. I had said it was my wife's fortieth birthday which to us was special but unfortunately our experience in Keen's wasn't. Could not recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Was everything you want out of a high end steakhouse. Have the Mutton Chop, it was amazing."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A friend mentioned this place to us for our weekend in NYC and we are so glad we visited for dinner. My wife had the Buttermilk Chicken and I had the Filet. Both were perfect. Also had a few of the Keen's Ale IPA. We both loved the history of the building and our meals/service were fantastic. Definitely recommend this place to others and will be back next time in the city."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've eaten at most of the high-profile steakhouses in NYC -- Peter Luger, Sparks, Del Frisco, Smith & Wollensky, Nick & Stef, Bobby Vans, Uncle Jack's, as well as the bigger chains like Palm, Mortons and Ruth Chris. While all of them can be great, I think Keens is dependably the best steak in town. The ambiance upstairs and downstairs is superb and absolutely unique. The scotch selection is one of the best in the city. The one thing I'd change if I could is the wine list, which could improve a bit but still gets the job done. Luger may get more buzz, but if a mouthwatering steak is what you want I'd stay in Manhattan and go to Keens. Order the New York strip."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food great service. Felt like I went back in time to another era."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "If you want the best prime sirloin in the world go to Keens steak house in New York..They also have the best Chatubriand for 2 or 4 ...Pipes from early 1900's line the ceiling.They even have one pipe that was Babe Ruth's.Discount parking across the street was perfect.."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A must for steak lovers. Absolutely plan to return! If you enjoy a great steak and chophouse ambience, you must plan a visit."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a great meal before my msg show. Loved my steak! Also loved the cauliflower broccoli side."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "we found this restaurant on trip advisor. it does not look like much from the outside but it is very large inside with multiple rooms and a lot of history. we dined one night as a foursome and returned the next night with 3 more friends - excellent food and service"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "As a native of Chicago I take awesome steakhouses for granted; Michigan Avenue is pretty much Murder's Row for steak. Keens was the best steakhouse I've eaten at in New York; better than 21 and much, much, much better than Gallager's. Perfectly prepared steak, charred on top, in a historic venue right off Broadway in Manhattan. Server was at the top of his game; friendly, authoritative, helpful without being intrusive. This was as good as it gets."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very good! The best prime Rib in the word! Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Best steak I've had! Servings are huge but I had the filet mignon and my partner had the lamb chops which were both manageable. When I booked through open table I told them it was for my partner's birthday and the restaurant brought out key lime pie for dessert! So nice!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We loved our trip to Keen's with friends on our visit from DFW. Keen's is just as good as Peter Luger's and offers it's own brand of unique ambiance. The Mutton Chop was fantastic as were the various steaks our table enjoyed. The thick cut smoked bacon cannot be underestimated as an appetizer. Great service, great food, great location. All around excellent experience."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "What a great place. I first went to Keens 15 years ago and it's still going strong. It is a little worse for the wear, and the neighborhood has waned over the years, but it's always the place to go for a great meat meal. If you love meat...this is the place for you. Service is always great, menu is timeless and the history is so very interesting. This visit we took our 10 year old. He found the meal delightful as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "7 of us dined at Keens for my husbands 50th, also is first time in NYC. He's still talking about his steak. It was perfect."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner and the food is outstanding, perfectly aged beef. The Mutton chop, is out of this world! Then Dessert you have to try the berry bibble!!!! The service is impeccable..There's a reason it's the oldest steakhouse in Manhattan!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We loved our recent dinner at Keens. We got there early, so we went to the pub side and had a drink first. The staff at the bar was not friendly at all, and seemed we were inconveniencing them for ordering drinks. We were afraid that we had made a wrong decision on our dinner choice, but the dining room side was amazing. Our waiter was great, and our food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The steak is not great as I thought. We ordered two medium porterhouse steaks but came out fully cooked mostly. We requested to exchange and 10 minutes later we got the steaks in medium. Services are good as expected."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed when I dine at Keens. The Maitre'd welcomed us within minutes of our arrival in the bar. The bartender Todd was personable. We had a 5:30 reservation on Saturday night and were not rushed to our table or during dinner. We left at 8:40. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The mutton chop was cooked to perfection at medium. My wife needed a second firing on her steak since the medium was too red for her. It came back perfect. The mushroom side dish is a must have for mushroom fans. We'll be back the next time we are in NYC."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this first visit to Keens. Steak was one of the best I've had in NYC and service and wine were very good. Atmosphere in this place was also very friendly and interesting"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The ambiance was very nice. Great meat and good wine list. Prices ok. Service could be better."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great steaks! And more. A well worth expensive treat for those who love great food. 100 plus years of history and fun."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I visited the restaurant based on seeing it's website on the internet and noting in particular its signature dish. I found booking a table and finding the restaurant very easy, enjoying a beer in the bar next door as I was a few minutes early. I was warmly greeted and shown to my table, which was nicely central and placed my drinks order.I chose the bacon starter, which was delicious and then tackled the chop,a little larger than I would normally take on but very nice accompanied by Yukon mash and vegetables. Unfortunately whist the dessert menu looked very inviting I was already full and will have to return another day"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were enthralled. such history, such great service and such great food. Our waiter, Martin, and his support staff could not have been more hospitable. We plan to return soon"
    Dined on 6/25/2014