Keens Steakhouse
Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

  • 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 2122685056x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Keens Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
596 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (366)fit for foodies (273)good for groups (195)romantic (158)neighborhood gem (147)notable wine list (140)vibrant bar scene (82)hot spot (78)great for lunch (74)late-night find (34)great for outdoor dining (25)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (8)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Fantastic steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The steak was very good! Rest was okay The restaurant is quite expensive
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice decoration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    cocktail is good under waiterˊs recommendation but salad was a little salty.It may be reduced salt but still with fresh flavor
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keen's for the Meat Lover
    Larbet
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Keen's is a special treat for Steak Lovers and Mutton Chop Lovers, but does aspire to those Fish Lovers among us, who may venture in with friends or family. The service is always impeccable and the sides that you may choose with your Porterhouse for Two, Filet Mignon, etc., take you back to the days of Diamond Jim Brady e.g. creamed Spinach and a huge baked potato. I can highly recommend what they call hash browns, which is a potato patty mixed with onions and garlic and browned on each side. FYI: The sides are meant to be shared and are sized accordingly. The evening that I was there with my friend was extremely cold and I can also highly recommend their Hot Toddies on such a day. All in all, a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great customer service
    Wahoo5
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We were seated in the downstairs dining room. Apparently, the AC was broken and despite the cold outside, it was very warm. After ordering, we asked if we could be moved. With no issues or complaints, we were moved upstairs where it was cooler. It was a seamless hand-off between two excellent waiters. I believe customer service is best judges in how it responds to problems. Keens gets an A+.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service and food, but noisy.
    Gerry
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The table was very tight, rolls nothing special, we shared crab cakes and shrimp cocktail appetizers, they were very fresh. I had a small sirloin, ordered medium rare, was closer to medium. The steak was a little fatty but very tender. My friend had a filet mignon and raved about it. With vegetable side and $72 bottle of French Bordeaux the check came to $240. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic steak!
    SteveT
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Chateaubriand steak was the best steak we've ever had (and that's quite a few)!! Plenty of history, great service and good wine list although be careful as easily spend a small fortune on a drop of red wine. Made for a lovely birthday celebration!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ElmasKbrown
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Outstanding food excellent service. Everything was very good. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and decor is fabulous!
    agalfrommars
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    When I walked into the restaurant and was seated at a table I felt like I was stepping in to an episode of Boardwalk Empire. The background music was a perfect match to the décor. The service was excellent- our waiter had a good sense of humor. I ordered the filet mignon with creamed spinach and potatoes in butter sauce. It was delicious! My boyfriend ordered the prime steak (I think?) and it was HUGE! He thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak & mutton in an old new york vibe
    rannyc
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    keen's serves one of those classic new york steaks that everyone always tries to replicate, but if you want something different, the mutton chop is always a great alternative. the servers are friendly and are happy to help if you have trouble choosing a cut. always a favorite place of mine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    Maria
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I took my boyfriend to Keens for a birthday dinner. I figured we could both use a good steak. The steak was absolutely delicious! The mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were superb. The service was impeccable and the decor is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keen's Steakhouse
    SPELL9
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Keen's is our go to place for the Best steaks, lamb chops and, of course, the famous Mutton Chops. We enjoyed a Friday evening dinner with our dear friends, and Keen's did not disappoint. From the beautiful little neck clams on the half shell, to the chocolate mousse for dessert, the food is excellent!! Service is First Class, and it was enjoyable to see families meeting up for a beautiful dinner. The historic restaurant is a short walk from Penn Station, and passing Macy's at Herald Square is a treat when the windows are decorated for Christmas. I highly recommend Keen's for a special occasion. And, definitely make reservations on Open Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the Way Seating, Then Heaven.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I made our reservation for a special occasion birthday celebration two months ahead and wasn't particualrly thrilled with our table which was up three flights of stairs and in a very small isolated room. 6-7 tables. Some people would like this, I'm sure. The room had low ceilings, and was noisy. The service and food were quite good, and many couples would possibly enjoy a more off-the-beaten=track seating area. I thought it insensitive to our event. However, the birthday woman received the most delicious hot fudge sundae ever to pass through heaven's kingdom, and all was forgiven.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening at Keens
    NYCNewbie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    So, my friends weren't joking when they said to go easy on the sides! Booked with Keens due to its reputation as the best steak in NYC and was not disappointed. Welcomed to our table 10 minutes before booked time with warm rolls and hor-d'oeuvres, foolishly we let hunger take control and also had marvellous appetisers - crab cakes delicate and delicious and the bacon - wow! Main was Chateaubriand for two, perfectly cooked and delicious but the fries, creamed spinach and sautéed mushrooms got little attention from two sated diners! Great atmosphere, bustling without being overbearing, good, unobtrusive service and a broad wine list. Worth every cent and a great way to cap a visit to New York.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Reinhard
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Keens Steakhouse has a long history as part of the theater district around Times Square as it historically was the place where many actors met after work. Today, it is clearly one of the best steakhouses in Manhattan both in terms of food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our filet mignon was excellent, like everything of the meal. We discover a very fine wine (Pessac Léognan 2005) for a reasonable and fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably excellent dining
    Kate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Have been to Keens before and it is consistently a fine dining experience from quality of meal to service. That it is not loud is a bonus. Great place to dine with people you like to talk to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must visit
    Kinabeans
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Keens was a very cozy atmosphere with lots of rich historical character. The porterhouse was incredible and I plan on visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I went to Keens for our 21 year wedding anniversary. Everything about the night was made perfect thanks to the service and food. Would recommend Keens for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Steak House
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First visit and I had a little apprehention that it was just another steak house. The food was fantastic. We had the chateaubrilland for two which was amazing. Even the sides were amazing. Great service but they had us packed in like sardines when it was just a table for two. I would have enjoyed it more if I werent sitting 2 feet away from another person on each side.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Joseph
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    If you come to NYC to have a good meal and you are not on a diet this is the place. Great atmosphere and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great old standard steakhouse
    Dinaroo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We've dined here before and it's always as good as expected. Portions are HUGE and excellently prepared. One of our favorites when in NYC. MUST make reservations in advance. Traditional steaks and chops prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another fantastic time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    It is a place that hits a home run every time we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school dining
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    super cool place, had business lunch in the Bull Moose dining room (there are like 6 different rooms on two levels) and it was quiet, friendly, the BEST Cobb salad I've ever had...my new "go-to" place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly enjoy going to keens.
    abaglady
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great steaks, great staff and warm and friendly atmosphere. Love the fact that it is not noisy and you can actually enjoy conversation with your friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • George from Yorkville
    GPL2
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    There simply are no better steaks and chops to be found in NYC, a city with the best restaurants for carnivores. The food, though pricey, is worth every penny. Atmosphere is lovely, especially if one likes thousands of clay pipes adorning the ceilings in several rooms. The wait staff is most professional and friendly. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give Keens an 11; it's an unusually exceptional dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For the complete NYC experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The restaurant was recommended to me by a friend who stubbled across it during a trip to New York. We booked a week in advance and managed to get an early sitting. From the point of entering the building to walking out the door, we had a superb dining experience. The staff were friendly, efficient and at time stealth. The food was superb, we all had steak and each was cooked to liking and delicious. The drinks (we chose) were adventrous and on point. The restaurant was quiet when we first arrived but at the time of departure it has a hearty buzz which only added to the atmosphere and experience. Will definitely be back when I am next in New York!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must when visiting NYC
    miggy
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We have never eaten such a great steak before. Had the Porterhouse with grilled vegetable and french fries.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just an Average Dinner
    BobM
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I've been to Keen's on multiple occasions and I would say that this was my least favorite dining experience there. The appetizers were good, but not great and it took forever for the main entrees to arrive. They comped our coffee and dessert, which was the right thing to do, but the steaks we ordered were average at best and actually only slightly warm when they arrived. Disappointing to say the least since we were celebrating a special event, however I'll give Keen's another try down-the-road when I'm back in town again to see if it has improved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Going to Keens
    JDoe345
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    So many steakhouses in the city, it's hard to choose one. Read an article about how Keens and Peter Lugers have been fighting to be king of NYC. Decided to try Keens out since I've never heard of it and Peter Lugers is a place where everybody goes now. Keens in one word is EXCELLENT. Came here to celebrate an anniversary. They gave us the best table and also complimentary champagne which was very nice of them. The steak was great, decided to go wit the T-Bone. Our waiter was also very friendly and nice. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New York Institution!!
    Tuna
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Dined on 11/1/14. I've read so many good reviews on Keens, we had to give it a try. Had a 5:00 reservation and was promptly seated. Our waiter was fantastic and we were his first table of the night. The opening crudites and bread were very good. We ordered a wedge salad to split and they brought it out on two seperate plates. Nice. We also ordered the porterhouse for two (MW), the yukon mashed potatos, and the mixed veggies for our sides. The steak was huge and perfectly cooked, plenty of meat for both of us. Sides were also large enough for two as well. Wait staff very attentive, yet we didn't feel rushed. Too full for desset! Only knock, the house bread was ordinary at best. One of the best steak dinners we've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place for carnivores
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This restaraunt is a real gem for meat lovers. The sharing plate of perfectly cooked beef was a joy to eat and the best we have eaten anywhere. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 24dinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Noted for it's " old NY charm ", Keen's continues to provide a quality evening of dining in a authentic club atmosphere. My BW [ beautiful wife ] and I were a little disappointed to find they didn't have Bone in Rib Eye's on the menu which is our favorite at steak houses around the country. I settled for double cut Lamb Chops which were outstanding. The wife enjoyed her filet . They were very attentive to my wife's allergies which helped make it a more relaxing evening. Lot's of competition vying for the New York carnivore,but Keen's has managed to stay close to on top of the list for many years.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops Steak House in NYC
    SteakMaven
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Won't find better steak house in NYC, in my opinion. Somewhat cramped and noisy but the food and service makes up for this when you want a fine piece of meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Proper food
    Jimmydico
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Best steak you'll ever eat, if you can finish it!! The decor is traditional and full of character, the service is friendly and helpful and the food is amazing, I had the rib cut which despite being the best cut of meat, at $54, for what had to be about 25 ounces, I couldn't finish it!! Brilliant place a must in New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak ever
    LondonAl
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We were thrilled with our recent visit to Keen's steakhouse. The steak was so tender and tasty and the service very attentive and efficient. The wine list had a great selection and was very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Line Steak House
    diner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Keens is just what the review says. The meat was first rate. Either you like this type of place or you do not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average
    Katia
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was average. The meat was ok but nothing special. The salad small and tasteless. For sure not palace to recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just wow!!
    Laura26
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    MY husband and I came here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We were definitely not disappointed. Food atmosphere wine service was all excellent!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Tatatoo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    It was the best steak I have ever eaten. Ruth Chris has a wonderful steak but I must say that Keen's was great, cooked the perfection. The service was the best, there was someone there anytime we wanted anything. Our surrounds from the pipes on the cealing to the dark wood panel walls , it has a warm , welcoming feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    gjmarks
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife & I have been here twice, both times have been great. Our table was in a great location the first time, the second it was okay, but not as good. We had the steak for two with cream spinach & french fries potatoes it was really terrific. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a great steak dinner. The service was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.