Keens Steakhouse
Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.keens.com/
  • Phone: 2129473636x
  • 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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Keens Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
612 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (386)fit for foodies (218)good for groups (181)romantic (164)neighborhood gem (143)notable wine list (126)great for lunch (78)hot spot (68)vibrant bar scene (61)late-night find (32)kid-friendly (21)great for outdoor dining (19)great for brunch (16)scenic view (11)Show More
  • Best steakhouse in town
    SwissDan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was simply excellent! As in all NYC steakhouse, prices are rather high (esp. for the sides), but the meats are excellent! Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected and anticipated.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I dined at Keens for her 54th birthday on a Saturday night. The atmosphere of the place is amazing, wood and picture lined walls and ceilings filled with old pipes; the lighting rather dark. We had reservations for 7 pm and arrived on time but waited for ten minutes while our table was "set-up." We dined upstairs near the front and I had a great view over the dining room. The room was filled with foreign tourists, large groups and some locals (judging by accents). The noise level at first was off the scale but lowered once a raucous table left. Service was very good but professionally cool toward us. Her birthday surprise was a candle in the dessert we bought. Food and steaks were excellent! We enjoyed it for what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good restaurant, eccellent food; the only flow is that it's too noisy
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, ambiance & service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went to Keens with my parents and realize I couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate! We were seated on the second floor, which I highly recommend. High ceilings, warm, hunting lodge atmosphere. This is also where the famous theatre program is framed - the one that Lincoln was holding when he got assassinated! My parents and I shared a bottle of red, sautéed spinach, bacon, fries, and porterhouse for two. It was definitely enough for three people! The bacon was absolutely delicious - please get this, as it will rock your world. We were so delighted with the experience that we stayed for chocolate cake. If you're looking for a quintessential NYC experience, or you want to celebrate/reunite with friends + family, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • T-Bone was perfect!!
    WeLuvMeat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Awesome experience, the Food was amazing!! My wife had surf & turf, Lobster was delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't disappoint.
    JandTW
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Keens was recommended to us by a friend. Was able to book a table the same night and was glad we could get in. One of the best steaks we have ever had. Great service to match. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ordered the King's cut and the Mutton chop. Both steaks are generously cut and is so juicy and delicious. Definitely will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Huge varied steak menu and comprehensive wine list. Went on a thurs evening and was completely full so recommend making a reservation. My father had fish and was more than happy with his choice. My steak was perfectly cooked and delicious. As good a steak as i've eaten in NY. The place has an old world charming ambience although if you are looking for a very romantic evening you may find that some of the tables are a little close together which means you will hear much of the adjacent conversation and vice versa. Not a particulary cheap place to eat but again no more expensive than most of the other well known NY steakhouses. Would happily return when next in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ever
    bama
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a GREAT meal. The prime rib was the best ever. Expensive restaurant but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Having first visited Keens in the 1970s I returned to a more upscale locale. It is the only old fashion elegant chop house called steak house that serves Mutton Chops You have to go to London to match or top this place. However once called Keens Chop house I miss the Yorkshire popover which they discontinued.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meat and location
    Reviewer11
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Keen's steakhouse offers one of the best porterhouse steaks in NYC. If you're looking for an impeccable steak, then this is your best bet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place !
    amm1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very nice food, ambiance, service and the noise level was also adequate for me, I liked very much find draft Murphy's Stout there, see you soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal for out last night in NYC. Porterhouse for two was fantastic, cooked to perfection. Creme Brulee was also outstanding. Wait staff were attentive and helpful. Was a bit noisy. Great place for a special meal, and then just a short stroll to the Empire State Building.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    NewYorkGem
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Keens Steakhouse is simply awesome. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and the food was out of this world. My wife is not a particular fan of steak but even she hasn't stopped talking about the Porterhouse we had. I just wish it wasn't 3,600 miles from home !!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed
    ash01
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Can't fault the place, it was like stepping back in time in terms of ambience, character and service. Not to forget the food though, which was exemplary. The steaks were fantastic, for both size and taste. Not cheap but you do get what you pay for. And the service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Boop
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We both had the lamb chops. Best ever! Even the veggies were tasty!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak !!!
    zarconie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    One of the best steaks you can eat in the city. Very friendly and attentive staff. Great place overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    tosburne
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Not cheap, but by far the best Prime Rib and Lamb Chops we've ever had. The service was impeccable, and we loved the atmosphere. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The steak was everything we had heard. Excellent food and great service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    DrGenotype
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great place for steak and seafood. 18th century coach stop where gentlemen left their pipes for smoking (now displatyed on the ceilings). Been a customer since 1981. Had many a fine Christmas party there. Good for parties upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Jean's meal at Keens
    ChefJean
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was everything and more that I expected,the legendary mutton chop is certainly worth the buy. It was tender and flavorful and the steak is by far one of the best I have had,in fact, it has given Texas a run for its money. The overall experience from booking the reservation online through open table from a diff country to get there and being treated like family even the ignorant person on the opposite table couldn't ruin the meal. And they complimentary glass of Champagne ( and not a cheap one) for our anniversary made us feel special. I highly recommend Keens and look forward to our trip back next week to see how the second time round service plays off. Always dine a place twice that's my golden rule! Bon appetite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner with nice ambience
    trippingkathy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We both ordered filet mignons with mushrooms. Fantastic. Asparagus also tasty. Bananas foster for dessert yummmm ! Old cigar pipes on ceiling cool !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Amazing
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Restaurant amazing! Steak was stunning service wonderful and I would have done here every night! Incredible nothing bad to say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Adie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was wonderful. The food was just incredible. The service was excellent. The ambience was perfect and exactly what we were looking for in a steakhouse...old English pub style. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    hille
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The best steak we ever had!! The service was excellent. Our dinner at Keens was the best dinner we ever had in New York!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The legendary mutton chop !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The mutton chop is legendary for a reason, one word to describe ? " AMAZING ". Hands down to the mutton chop, it's a must try #1 top selling item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A VERY special Steakhouse
    PhilFromOz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Having spent a lot of time reading up & preparing for our NY holiday I booked in to Keens Steakhouse AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. We're middle class folk and for us our evening at Keens was a bit of a splurge .. but it WAS worth it! A really nice atmosphere & nostalgic vibe. I am a foodie & I can't remember having a better steak! Back home (Australia) I would typically order my meat cooked medium. That said, due to our recent North American experiences, I opted for medium/well .. I was glad I did. The meat was still lovely and tender with a good pink centre. The fellow at the adjoining table went for Keens 'Legendary Mutton Chop' - & BOY was it huge! If you're considering Keens for dinner, I commend it to you. Regards, Phil Browne
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous food
    fabfood
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went to keens for my 50th birthday...fabulous meal we both had steak and they were enormous and delicious best I have tasted...definitely recommend this place and when in ny again definately return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but not sold on mutton.
    MontanaGoatster
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The service was perfect, and the ambiance was excellent. My wife had the smaller filet mignon which was very good. I had the "Legendary Mutton Chop" which was also very good. However, if I was to go back, I would stick with the lamb chops. The mutton is good, but it takes a lot of effort to slice and dice and was not as tender and flavorful as lamb typically is.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Decent, but not fully exceptional plate of meat. Service was good and attentive, and helped out after a mix up on the time of the booking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    2pickyeaters
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the moment we walked through the door, our quiet dinner turned into an unbelievable experience. The staff was wonderful and charming. The atmosphere was intimate yet inviting and the food was cooked to absolute perfection. We loved every second. The expensive prices were justified from the first bite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the old world ambiance
    CDDiningVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved the decor at Keene's - pipes on the ceiling are really cool. Our food was super, everything was cooked perfectly with a lot of flavor. Did not experience the best service, maybe our 8:30 reservation was too late for John. Only poured the first glass of wine with no following pour which I do not expect for the price level restaurant. We recommend as the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Enough but not Great
    Nese
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Keens has a great atmosphere and our waiter was exceptional. The entire staff seemed friendly and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. If, however, I am paying over $50 for a steak I expect it to be top of the line and it wasn't. The menu says dry aged and my steak was not as good as the other dry aged steaks I have eaten in the past. It wasn't terrible but it didn't taste any better than what you would have bought from a supermarket. The food is good but not at that price. For what they charge it must be better. Sorry Keens but you might want to call Butcher and Singer in Philadelphia and ask them how they do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat specialists
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We're brazilians visiting NY, used to taste excellent BBQ restaurants down in South America, but this was especially good. We would recommend it The only setback is that is a little expensive
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    AWin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I visited Keens on a Friday night at 9pm, we arrived on time however even with our reservation our table wasn't ready which was fine with us. We visited the bar and as soon as we each received our drink our table was ready. We loved the bacon appetizer. I had the filet and lobster, it was delicious as well were the boiled potatoes. We didn't love the mushrooms but they weren't bad. I also had the cheesecake for desert and was so happy with it. The tables are very close together but once you get used to it the atmosphere was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a group of 10 and had lots of different dishes. The food, service, wine choices, everything was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good steak
    LovesNYC
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Two ladies visiting NYC without husbands and wanted a good steak. We started off with a drink and a glass of champagne. Both of us ordered the 8 oz filet (only options were 8 or 12 oz). For appetizers we had the lobster bisque and cold red pepper soups. Both were excellent. We shared a baked potato which was plenty. Too full for dessert, but the butterscotch sundae looked tempting. I will definitely return for another great steak when next I'm in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Promising
    PankoVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've historically opted to go to Peter Luger's/Brooklyn for the steakhouse. After hearing about the legendary Keens we decided to check it out for lunch. The ambiance/decor are slick, old school, retro. We liked that. The service was attentive and entertaining. Perfect martinis (even ice cold on the first try). The raw oysters and house-cured salmon appetizers were delicious. For the main my wife had one of the fish dishes (sea bass, I recall), and I tried the short rib/goat cheese/avocado salad. Her fish dish was apparently very good. My choice was my own, but I erred here. The short rib was OK, but the goat cheese portion was really excessive. I wouldn't get this dish again, but would instead go for one of the Keens "classics." My bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Massive mutton
    Ptolomeo101
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lovely food in beautiful place. Quantities were enormous. We had to leave more than half of what we ordered. Would have been great to have more advice on the sizes. Delicious chips and Virgin Mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food searcher
    NOLAdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great service, food and atmosphere. Plus huge portions at a fair price. What more could anyone want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.