Keens Steakhouse

4.6
8514 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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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Public transit
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 8514 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

From food to service to Somm...EXCELLENT!

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4.0Dined 20 hours ago

Food was good but nothing special very over priced. Service was very good very attentive Waiter.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Perfect traditional steak house meal, from cocktails (old fashioned) to dessert (key lime pie)!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service and recommendations on food and drinks. Best steak I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very welcoming, very accomodating. Excellent service and food. Really delightful.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

good stakes. baaaaad salad. there was something weired about the salad. it just didnt taste right.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

ステーキハウスという感じで、雰囲気◎。

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Booked this restaurant for our trip to NYC and was not disappointed. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Loved the smaller room upstairs where we ate. Love the history of the restaurant. Loved the oyster with bear aisle sauce and the fillet was cooked to perfection. Also loved all of the waitstaff. Can’t complain about anything. But I got the bacon for an appetizer and wasn’t a big fan.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Overpriced and the quality of meat was not worth the price tag. I’ve had better steak for much cheaper. I’ve been to over 60 steakhouses and this one was just ok.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere and good food. The service was disappointing. The staff barely acknowledged you when you arrived or left at the end of the meal. We waited a long time for our waiter to come over and take a drinks order. They didn’t welcome us or have any interest in advising on the menu. We were surprised how inattentive the service was given the price of the food. The steak was tasty but the portions were extremely large. It was a shame the waiter didn’t let us know how big the steaks were as we could have shared. Slightly disappointing meal overall

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

For the price of the meat coinciding with the service and ambience of the restaurant, we would recommend this if you want good quality food paired with excellent service. Definitely would return again for another occasion!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I took my son on a mom/son trip to NYC...Yummy! Fabulous food...amazingly delicious...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We showed 45 minutes early for our reservation and they took us right in. Food was to be expected, always wish I had room for more.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Choose Kerns Steakhouse for a bonafide New York dining experience. Outstanding service, coupled with great food, generous portions make for a great evening.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent old school steakhouse in heart of manhattan

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic ambience and great food!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Three of us shared one prime rib and a double porter house. Both were perfectly cooked, delicious and very large. The bacon was great and so were the sides. The carrot cake was outstanding. Servers were polite and efficient.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Best steakhouse in NYC. You can't beat it in terms of atmosphere and quality.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

This historic steakhouse definitely lived up to the legend. Service was impeccable and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked to the medium rare that we ordered. I had the renowned mutton chop and lobster and both were cooked just right. It was a great place for our 7 and 12 year olds while serving my wife and I an anniversary experience to remember.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Winning atmosphere, steaks are on par with best in the city. Great wait staff and great ambience. Love the pipes.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Great food and service. This classic N.Y. steakhouse never fails to please.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Service was impeccable!!! Each course came quickly and timely after each other, but we never felt rushed at any point. Waitress and bartender were excellent, both very knowledgable about the menu and drink selection. Great experience, plan to return.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Had high expectations given the history and the reviews. Was massively dissapointed with my T bone steak.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Steaks were very good but otherwise very average especially for the price. Service good, not great.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had a good experience with good food, but have had better steak. The experience was nice, but lacked on the value side.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My wife and I both dined here on Sunday night. The only answer is awesome. Very historical and a fun venue. The service was very good. My wife had the prime rib.. She love The prime rib. I was adventurous and in their world famous man job. It was very tasty but was a little bit tough just like lamb could be. I am a bigger fan of lamb chops and rack of lamb t. The wine selection was average at best but overall it was a fun night

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

While the ambiance was fantastic, the service couldn’t have been worse. It’s wasn’t overly crowded yet multiple tables around us were having to ask for numerous missed or incorrect dishes, flag down waiters, etc.

There are so many better options in the city and we’d recommend going elsewhere for this price.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Finally was able to get a table at one of NYC most popular steakhouses. I understand everyone has their own tastes but truly believe now this place is over hyped. Service is minimum, basically they take your order and bring it out to you. Ambiance is old but charming (no music). Tables are extremely close to each other maybe 6-10 inches apart (I couldn’t help but overhear the couple next to me the entire night complain how didn’t like their experience as well). I give the servers credit to be able to navigate this layout with its patrons and limited space. (No way this place passes fire code)We had the wedge salad with bacon (very good), the hash browns (unique but so so) and the broccoli and cauliflower (good), finally for our main we had the chateaubriand for two. I was thinking the steak was going to make this trip worth while but it tastes average at best. It was luke warm when it arrived with no flavor. We ate half of the steak and took the rest home for the pups. The wine list by the glass is extremely small and after a couple poor choices on the limited options we didn’t take chances on dessert and headed to Mastros steakhouse to end our night. Can’t say we’ll be back, can’t say anything bad but overall the experience was underwhelming.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Fabulous as always - great food, service and overall value! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Keen’s was my choice for a “last meal” prior to moving to Denver. The mutton chop is undoubtedly the best meat I’ve ever eaten and, for this special occasion, I can report that it still is. Everything about our dinner was the best, including the oysters on the half shell my husband shared with me. Our guest said her filet mignonette was the best steak she’s ever eaten. What more can I say? This is truly a special place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

50th wedding anniversary. Very special! Surprise glasses of champagne on the house. Very well done. Thank you. Stuart and Carolyn Fischer.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I wasn’t impressed. It takes itself very seriously but the food is average for a NYC steakhouse. Not bad, but certainly it doesn't live up to the hype. For such a distinguished chophouse, I expected the food to be wonderful, but it was just average. I ordered the prime rib medium rare and it was rare (I never send food back anymore if I can help it because it wastes time). The sides were ok but Ive had better elsewhere. The waitress who took my order also argued with me about how many sides I was ordering. The service was otherwise indifferent and could not have cared less. I will stick with Peter Lugars or Rothmans. Their food is a bit better and the the service is just as indifferent.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Superb as always

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food was outstanding. The restaurant have been recommended to us by a chef friend in Memphis. It didn’t disappoint. We will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone we meet.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Visited a friend in town. Not much for fancy dining, but the food was okay. Very pricey.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

ニューヨーク在住の方からステーキならここ!と進めていただきました。
マトンとTボーンを妻と私で注文。
マトンはとってもヘルシーなのにしっとり、Tボーンはいろんな部位を楽しめ、最高に柔らかくて…今までで1番美味しいステーキでした!
マッシュポテトも最高。
付け合わせでソイソースが欲しいというと無料で持ってきてくれました。

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Visiting the city & it was next on the list of our tour of NYC steakhouses.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

We went around 5:30 and was promptly seated Had the porterhouse for two with a side of veggie and more than plenty for steak lovers Nick was our server and was on top of everything After dinner headed to the bar area where Adam took care of us Very enjoyable night

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food. Best I’ve had in NY.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Best steak I’ve ever had! My wife was thrilled at the service and attention to detail. Highly recommend

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