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
597 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (374)fit for foodies (250)good for groups (177)romantic (164)neighborhood gem (150)notable wine list (135)hot spot (77)great for lunch (74)vibrant bar scene (66)late-night find (29)great for outdoor dining (25)kid-friendly (17)great for brunch (13)scenic view (10)Show More
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    VanChewie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambiance is very old school (we knew this coming in and have no issues with this) and the food was excellent. Service was good and not to intrusive which allowed us to converse freely without unneeded interruptions. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or even just for a simple dinner out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    MyFavorite
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Keen's is awesome! The food was delicious and plenty of it. The atmosphere is very festive. The service was impeccable. The history of Keen's is part of New York. We loved it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite steakhouse
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    the prime rib--always fantastic; the mutton chop, unique and cannot be beat; atmosphere--terrific decor. One of the oldest remains one of the very best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NYC landmark
    SJE1
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have been here many times. I often am in NYC for work. This is one of the best steaks in Manhattan. One suggestion - stick to the T-Bones, Filet, or Prime Rib. Last night I got the legendary mutton chop and while it was cooked perfectly and had good flavor, the cut was a lot of work and kind of awkward to cut (it is very tall) while having a dinner meeting. My dinner colleague got the sea bass and said it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took a chance and wow!
    Evansfood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I booked the restaurant before our trip to New York from a google search of "best steak in New York." This restaurant is not the cheapest but the quality of the food, surroundings and service are first class. Whether you're visiting New York or a resident you must go. I don't know whether this is the best steak in New York but I had the best steak I have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kerns nothing but love
    cliloneg22
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went while visiting NYC. My boyfriend and I loved our steaks. Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Pricey but we'll worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Were again very excited about our visit to "Keen's". Simply a "must" wen we are in NYC for us
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mind Blowing!!!!!!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    OMG. Truly amazing to say the very least. We could not of asked for better food or service. The place is the BOMB as they say. Everything was prepared perfectly! We're very much looking forward to going back in the next future. We recommend hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    mmmmmichelle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was an amazing restaurant and it exceeded my expectations. The food was outstanding!! The service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Beasbooks
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great steakhouse and memorable decor and ambience, old time New York favourite. Service could have been very slightly better but was packed as also, you go for re experience and steak...rather than swish top notch seamless (and possibly characterless) high end restaurant experience .... If you want delicious, and huge, steak and a New York experience, eat here for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in the city
    Catlady
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was a celebratory dinner for my nom's 85th birthday. The staff could not have been lovelier and more accommodating. And, as always, the steak is out of this world! Filet mignon and sirloin are always perfect-- lean, cooked perfectly, like butter, and delicious. Desserts, especially the very special coffee cantata, come highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great experience, love the food , love the enviroment and the Service, fully recomend
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate