Keens Steakhouse

4.6
8733 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 10:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 947-3636
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Rodgers
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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.
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Private party contact
Dorothy Haynes: (212) 268-5056
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th and 6th
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Parking details
Special rate parking is available across the street from the bar from 5 PM to 12 AM.
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N, R F, Q, B, D
A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

Keens is as Old New York as it gets.. Open since 1885, this steakhouse is pretty much the Museum of Natural Meat Eating History.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 8733 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once again very good and enjoyable. Only wish you have a rewards club.

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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch options. I go for the English cut prime rib; comes with green beans and a horseradish sauce. ($39) Try one of their fantastic desserts.

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MW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals and the service was exceptional. All our steaks were cooked to the perfect temperature. Love the history of this restaurant too

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this restaurant is excellent.
This was the first time I actually tried the famous mutton chop- wow!
The only draw back was that we were seated downstairs and the noise level seemed higher than when seated upstairs, it may have been the low ceilings.
I would recommend Keen’s to anyone.
The waiter was kind, and professional offering suggestions along the way.
Great place.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Porterhouse for Two was perfect! Loved the the Bibble too! Great history within the walls, if they could only speak!!

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit to keens, it was everything I expected & more. You felt you was taking part in a dining experience that has been presented through the ages. From the welcome you receive when you walk through the door, the waiter service, ambiance, decor & lastly the food & wine. A truly memorable evening that I would definitely like to revisit next time we visit the city.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Accommodated our need to change time of reservation last minute was great, dinner service was very good as I asked for the waiter to select my wine and he was happy and appreciative of my trust. Everything was great.

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RW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. We were recommended the porterhouse for 2 followed by creme brûlée by a friend. This is exactly what we ordered and we were not disappointed. The steak was fabulous and cooked and seasoned perfectly and the creme caramel the best I’ve had. All in cosy surroundings with attentive but not in your face staff. Altogether a wonderful evening.

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A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST Prime Rib in NYC!! one of the very few places to offer Oysters Rockefeller( and thet are brilliant !!). Great Attentive and informed servers!!! I has been a mainstay for me for 40+years and we’re BOTH still “ticking”!!!

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CR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food/service/decor was great! My only complaint would be tight seating. When someone needed out of the booth side you had to move the table to accommodate that because the tables were so close.

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MG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Robert did a great job. The food was excellent.

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GD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. I come to NYC three times a year and always have lunch here.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. 9/10

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CC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb chops, mutton chop, and filet mignon - the exquisite choices made for four dinners. The roasted market vegetables were a delicious and perfectly accompanied the filet mignon. Service was prompt and allowed time for conversation in our annual "holiday meal together" - Christmas in September for our foursome. My husband chose the classic old fashioned for his cocktail and wasn't disappointed. We also enjoyed the least expensive cabernet sauvignon on the list for all of us. Dessert was shared - Hot Fudge Sundae and four spoons. What an experience -- old club feeling and very old collection of pipes over our heads. Highly recommend!!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meat. Well aged, tender,and flavorful without being fatty. Excellent steakhouse!

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GI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience

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EL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, old school steakhouse. Always good food and good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prime rib I have ever had. Great service and historic ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tasted the famous USDA prime porterhouse. The meat is fantastic and prepared to perfection.
The service is very friendly and discreet.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Prime rib is just absolutely amazing. Oysters, Prime Rib, Hash Brown, Creamed Spinach is our Go to. They serve these incredible carrots with what I call crack sauce. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert... hot fudge Sunday...

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JR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 5:20p for our 5:30p reservation and were told that they "would be opening soon". We were offered the choice to wait at the host stand, or go to the bar. We went to the bar and told the host this. By 5:35p, when no one had come to collect us, I walked back to the host to ask if our table was ready. I was told that it was ready. I then walked back to the bar to tell the rest of my party and walked back again to be seated. Not cool or efficient.

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KL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location close to Empire State Building, amazing food. Servers are a bit snooty for my taste but I’m from Texas. I suppose typical for NYC.

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CW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Service was wonderful, staff really on top of everything.
I would highly recommend visiting

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keens was amazing. The history and the pipe collection. The steak was pot the charts good. We had the porterhouse for 2. Would highly recommend it

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic Steak!
Best Porterhouse Ever, cooked perfectly!
Waiter was fabulous!
Will definetely return again soon!

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HM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing but our server was definitely overworked. We waited a good 20 minutes just to get our first drink order. Then another 20-30 minutes to get our entree orders in. Regardless of the slow service, I will go back for the food. It was delicious.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in one of the smaller dining room - it was very nice and quiet compared to the main room. Overall a classic NY steakhouse. Would definitely recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent, friendly and went out of their way to make our experience special.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary with my wife. Had a wonderful dinner with a nice table.

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food with great service. Really good portion sizes for starters and sides, and the steak was outstanding. Would absolutely return to Keens if in NYC again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were impressed of the good service,- and that the food was just as you could expect of a well known steakhouse. Wonderful evening.


otto wagner

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable steak. Great service. Great story and history makes you enjoy your experience even more.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

お肉が少しパサついていました。
少し塩が足りなくて薄味で飽きました。
サッパリしているのですが、もう少しオイリーでもいいと思います。
サービスや店の雰囲気は素晴らしいと思いました。

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbeatable lamb, KEENS is #1 in NYC.

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Super old school steakhouse , It's very nostalgic . Very good prime rib and affordable wine list .

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Steaks were excellent, some were just huge! Thoroughly enjoyed Keen’s which was recommended by friends.... and it didn’t disappoint.
Definitely on my list for my next time in NY.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Foods are very delicious. Highly recommend !

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steaks were just perfect. Mixed veggie side was not very good and for what it was to expensive. I don't know why they don't serve local oysters...

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GC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner, would definitely go again. We had the oysters and the Mutton Chop and they were both superb quality.

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ER
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my daughter's birthday. Eveything was outstanding! The only tacky thing was they charged for the piece of cake.

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