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
594 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (373)fit for foodies (256)good for groups (180)romantic (168)neighborhood gem (152)notable wine list (145)hot spot (79)vibrant bar scene (71)great for lunch (67)late-night find (32)great for outdoor dining (26)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (11)scenic view (9)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • Delicious food
    Keliaqt
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My siblings and I took my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. Everyone really enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    iEATVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Can't go wrong when coming here for steaks. Ordered the maine lobster and filet mignon. Both were great! Very tender, juicy and perfectly medium rare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what expected
    Robert
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had really looked forward to this restaurant. It was not what I had expected. The server was not interacting and not listening. The food was nothing that stood out. Meat was okey since it was tender but kind of tasteless. Ambience and the historic feeling was the best. Won't go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chop House
    GG4Food
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Just had dinner on the third floor Oct 24. Luke our server was outstanding. Started with a fantastic General Omar Bradley cocktail. My buddies T-Bone was outstanding. I had Filet Mignon and Lobster both of which were to die for. They actually crack the lobster and you do not have to deal with the shell. The mushroom and bean side dishes were outstanding. Wine list was excellent. You just sip a little and eat a little and have a superb eating experience. The cognac list was impressive. New York cheesecake was light which after all that excellent red meat was just what was needed. Lower two floors a little bit noisier and more animated but everyone having a great time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    FLKS444
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went here a year ago with friends and loved the atmosphere. Came back this time with a couple who prefer the basics over stuffy places and complicated ingredients lists. They LOVED it. My husband said he had the best mutton of his life. I love the history of the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent birthday dinner
    WiggyloveVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Lovely ambience. Spacious and charming. Not rushed at all. Sat in room on the second floor. Classic well-prepared food. Generous portions. We left very happy. Not cheap but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mutton Chop!!!
    Elsiebb
    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.
  • BigCity
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great Steakhouse. I highly recommend it! Great atmosphere, food, service. Met and exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A do over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Keen's was great on every level. My steak was perfectly prepared and split between my daughter and I. There was no attitude about splitting dishes either. Our service was spot on. Great wine list, and re-corked our remaining bottle. The coffee ice-cream dessert was spectacular. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keen's is REALLY Special!
    WildswanDelawareVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary in this romantic setting, a favorite dining spot in NYC... couldn't have chosen better! Complimentary Champagne whetted our appetites. She thoroughly enjoyed her light salad starter and delicious 8 ounce filet...perfectly prepared, with mushroom sauce...mmm! I opted for the lobster bisque and a personal standby, Keen's Cobb salad topped with steak slices (medium rare, of course), shrimp, and chicken... salads just don't get better! We 'passed' on dessert this time (...really tempting choices, though!) and finished with excellent Keen's coffees. We had reserved on Open Table, so were warmly welcomed and seated promptly in a suitably romantic, cozy booth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old school charm!
    Tiasabe
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Prime Rib
    CeliaPunk
    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.
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Believe the hype
    EnglishmaninNY
    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
    Mi3008
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
  • Lack of information
    Gazza
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The overall experience was bad because we chose badly. We chose the rib of beef based on what we would have expected in the uk. However we were unprepared for the size of the steaks which were massve. The menu failed to state the size of the steak and we did not realise that we could have shared a main course. Having paid $55 dollars each for our steak neither of us could eat more than a quarter - such a waste! We would strongly suggest that the menu states the size of the steaks and that sharing a main course is an option. We accept that we did not ask the right questions, we certainly did from then on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.