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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Keens Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
589 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (369)fit for foodies (251)good for groups (172)romantic (166)neighborhood gem (147)notable wine list (135)hot spot (75)vibrant bar scene (70)great for lunch (68)late-night find (30)great for outdoor dining (25)kid-friendly (16)great for brunch (11)scenic view (9)Show More
  • Mutton Chop!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I am a die hard Oeter Luger fan but someone suggested I try Keens and it was superb. I went for the famous mutton chop and it was perfect, albeit huge! Two of us had them and we could easily have shared one. The mutton was tender and the fat was crispy, it was perfectly seasoned and the mint sauce was light, not overbearing. Oh, and the hash Browns were divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tourist
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    STEAKS do not get any better!! Probabably why the restaurant has been there 80 years
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old school charm!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My niece and I recently ate at Keens before going to the theatre. We enjoyed the look and feel of the place. The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYC Trip
    SGreviews
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is an awesome restaurant. The history behind the pipes is very interesting, and the building and decor unique. This was our last night in NYC, and wanted a special dinner, Keen's was the perfect choice. We had the porterhouse for two, wedge salad, boiled red potatoes, and mushrooms. It was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat Eaters Delight
    dwizzle
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The steaks were tinder and by far the best I have ever had. The sides are good but pale in comparison to the exceptional meat. The service was fantastic and polite. A good, old fashioned Steakhouse with no frills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Keens
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great dinner experience, and one of my top steak spots now. Excellent! Food, service and atmosphere were right on the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Prime Rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The mutton and the prime rib were really good, outstanding. You could do better with the t-bone steak, it was good, but not as good as the one you can get in Wolfgan's or Peter Lugers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and great T-Bone
    Fdogg
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The T-Bone was delicious. I highly recommend the peppercorn sauce. I do not recommend the oyster Rockefeller. The management was nice enough top take them off of our bill. The Keen's Ale beer a must.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Believe the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The vast majority of reviews extol the great food, ambience and service in this restaurant and they are all correct. My wife and I were extremely pleased with the standard of food and service we enjoyed on our visit to this restaurant.
    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.
  • Overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Our table was directly in front of the entrance and we were freezing. The service was friendly and intent. The food was very good and good presented.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CrashHelmetPete
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Absolutely love Keens. One of the best spots in NYC. Get the mutton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing all the way around
    Scooty
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Can not express how impressed I was from the service to the champagine that was sent over for our anneversary. The whole staff was potential and kind. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The bar was extremely visited, more than 50 people. It was difficult to find a place, but amazing as well to see NY culture. The restaurant was perfect, prime rib and service as well. We were very happy to finish with birthday wishes an candle for desert. And of course impressed by the special room with the pipes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    pjmdvm
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The restaurant was busy-both the bar and the dining area. Wonderfully historic ambiance - great food, great service. Pretty expensive, but to be expected. Iceberg lettuce wedge with bacon and tomatoes is wonderful, but big enough for two to share. Chilean sea bass cooked to perfection. Others had prime porter house for two medium and 8oz primer filet mignon well.. sides are for two people. We split mashed potatoes and vegetables for 4 people and it was a good amount with the bread that came with the meal. Pumpkin pie cheesecake for dessert was a nice ending to the meal. This place is beautifully decorated and a piece of NYC history. Love the painting by Alexander Pope in the Lambs room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • traditional steak house yumminess
    MAWL
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love a traditional steak house and Keens delivered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezzy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    the steaks were fabulous the service superb and can't say enough goods things about our time there. We ere ^ people going to theater 14blocks away. eat with no rush and made the curtain Mezzy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very satisfying visit
    EleniO
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The day's special provides a nice alternative to Keens famous meat entrees. Keeping in mind that these are usually outsize, customers should choose prudently: the legendary mutton chop fully deserves its name but only giants can have something more than one vegetable side dish to go with it. The wine list is also fine and plentiful and the whisky selection is extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Fillet was yummy, lovely crust and melt in your mouth tender, Arctic char delicious, loved the lobster salad! Fantastic American steak house!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food was outstanding. The steak was so perfectly medium rare. Nice atmosphere, not too loud, not too official, we really enjoyed our food and conversation there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food Vs. The Place
    LIAT
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Keen is such an amazing and unique spot in NYC. . It's old school- old new york without being too flashy. It's really classy and super interesting spot. The service was excellent: Drinks: great selection. Complementary bread and fresh cut vegetables: Always nice to have. The appetizers: Not so much of a selection, but both tomato, onion mozzarella and caesar salad were great. Steaks: Overall, I thought my Keen's experience is going to challenge all other best NYC Steak spots (Peter logger, strip house, sparks, and of course Wolfgang). However, my exceptions failed: Steaks are just OK. Nothing to remember. keeping that in mind--you should still go for the experience-but don't go for best NYC Steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kazzabartlett
    Kazzabartlett
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent food and service, booked in England before arriving in New York via open table . Bar men downstairs unfriendly but upstairs excellent! loved my cheesecake with a candle in for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • tacotomVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food in an old New York classic steak house. Only complaint we had was b the noise level. Service was very good for our group of 6.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Swissy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was excellent even if the meat was cut a little thick. We ordered a chateaubriand and bernaise which could be a bit better, she should be more creamy and smell more like tarragon.Negative was only that it was cold and we felt the wind when the door opened
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    GourmetVacay
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Ambiance, great. So much history on the walls & ceiling! Noise level, med/high. Food was very good but super expensive. I really have a hard time paying 10.00 for mashed potatoes! Some things just need to be included. Steak houses need to change their century-long love affair with ala-carte. However: the Chateaubriand was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bien!
    Drouhard
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nourriture très bonne. Un seul bémol: la climatisation qui va beaucoup TROP fort!!!! Nous avions vraiment FROID!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TempLangs
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was our first visit to Keanes and we thought it was fantastic, steeped in history and great food, we would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak lover
    Restauranteur11
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of the best in NYC....period. Great for business, a special occasion, or just going for a truly solid meal. Service is excellent--not in your face but responsive and prompt--always a great meal Here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night
    food4thought
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good Wine, Great Meat, Pipes on the ceiling… what else do you need?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    Zenworld88
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Was recommended by my friend so decided to check it out this time. We had the 8oz fillet with 1/4 of the lobster together. It was so nice and they give you generous portion for the sides and we had sauteed mushrooms and spinah. Staff is friendly and the decor of the restaurant is very nice too. Would definitely be visiting again next time we are here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Kpb1
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My birthday dinner was held here from my boyfriend and it was just perfect quiet delicious they even brought out a small desert and wished me a happy birthday . We had the porter house for 2 medium well and it was perfect juicy and to perfection with baby potatoes and parsley and carrots which tasted like sweet potatoes because they are cooked in honey :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank You Keens
    Seaview
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Outstanding! EXCELLENT SERVICE and MEAL. After a not so enjoyable experience last time, Keens was back up to its normal EXCELLENT self. Thank you. We will return REAL SOON!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and good food
    Longshor12
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We always enjoy the restaurant before a concert at MSG. Our head waiter was very attentive and had a great sense of humor. Crowded bar with good athmosphere, and had for the first time Mutton, excellent and tender, sea bass was awesome as well. Would recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delitious!!
    Belecita
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I haven't been here for a while and brought visitors to have the NY steakhouse experience. They couldn't stop admiring the decor, the ambiance and the food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    Frenchie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I had requested a nice table as we were celebrating our anniversary and son's birthday. Not only did we have a very nice round table as requested but were offered a glass of champagne each upon arrival. Very unexpected and a real treat. The service was outstanding as was the food. The atmosphere is lively without being too noisy and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Make sure you visit the bar! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem of a find
    LesO
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Did some research before going to New York and Keens looked like it would suit us. We were not disappointed. Lovely old style restaurant with attentive staff but not intrusive. Smoking Pipes adorned much of the restaurant with those owned by famous Visitors given pride of place in the lobby, so quirky. It was busy and booking essential for a Monday evening. We had lovely tender chateau brand with three sauces, although steak could of been better if it had more flavour. Looking around and listening to other customers portions were plentiful and everyone Appeared satisfied. We splashed out with a good quality wine so the evening was not cheap costing over $250. If we visit NY we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true experience!
    tthomp2
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    You feel like you are a part of history when dining here, when you consider the history here, cool to see the smoking pipes of Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth etc. Meal was outstanding, my wife says it was the best steak she has ever eaten. Also as one who does not like to spend ridiculous money on wines, nice to have many choices on wine list that were very reasonable. Also meant a lot for them to remember my wife's birthday with a birthday dessert, even as big as they are. Everyone needs to experience this establishment at some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keens is Terrific!!
    Joyce
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Wonderful meal with great service. They honored the Open Table Reservation even though they were very busy. It is pretty expensive but for that cost you get great food & excellent service. well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place to bring clients!
    have2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great place for people first visit to NYC. Our clients really enjoyed it. The presentation was simple and everything is al a carte.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath taking.
    historybuff
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoy a fine dining meal, relaxing drink while the walls talk to you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal & Service
    MilkyWay
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were greeted at the door and brought to an upstairs dining area. As soon as we were seated they brought over a complimentary glass of champagne as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. There was a real mix of couples groups and families (some with children although we didn't see any very young children). There was a lovely chatty atmosphere without being too loud. There was a good range of food to choose from on the menu. We had bacon chops and mozzarella, tomatoes and onions to start. Then the New York Strip & 8oz Fillet Mignon. We shared some fries and roasted vegetables. The steak was very tender and cooked exactly as we'd ordered. We were too full for dessert. The waiting staff were all very helpful and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate