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About 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.
New York, NY 10018
Steak, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 10:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
5th and 6th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Special rate parking is available across the street from the bar from 5 PM to 12 AM.
N, R F, Q, B, D
A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
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: (212) 268-5056
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Keens Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
Keen’s is my favorite steakhouse. The meat is cooked to perfection, the sides are great, the service is very attentive and helpful. The only disappointment was the table we (two women) were given was a table for four (on a crowded night) in the far corner of the uppermost dining room. While a table for four is nice and roomy, the location of this one, especially on a busy night when a quad would be at a premium, was less than thrilling. It felt like we were shunted into a corner for reasons I’ll leave you to imagine. I will make sure to request the main dining room next time I make a reservation here and I WILL return because the place is just the best.
Keens was overall a pleasant experience.
Reservations: Made a week in advance. Been trying to book a table for a while now. Definitely get a reservation if you can.
Atmosphere: Lovely and rustic.
Bread & Vegetables: Came with warm bread and butter and some cold vegetables and olives to dip in blue cheese dressing. The vegetables we had them remain on the table to be a cleansing palette in between the entrees and the sides because it can get a bit too heavy after a while. Starters- Got none.
Food: Cream of spinach was a delicious side. I think it was my first time trying mutton (got Medium so it was less gamy) and they did a fantastic job. It's a pretty big slab of meat so best to share it if you know you cannot finish it. My guest had the Prime Rib Beef (rare) and said it was very tasty too. Also, huge portion.
Dessert: Got none. We were too full to eat any dessert, but they do look good and also looked like it was meant for sharing due to portion.
Recommendation: I would recommend this place and go back again to try other dishes!
First visit to Keen’s and it certainly lived up to our expectations. The food was very good. Filet was very tender and cut like butter. The sides were excellent. Very nice wine list. Our server was outstanding. Very attentive and friendly. Ambiance was great. Very interesting decor.
Our new favorite steakhouse. First, our waiter was a gem. Very knowledgeable and his recommendations were spot on. We had the porterhouse for two.....OMG! The cut was incredible and flavor was everything you could think what it should be. When in NYC, you have to do Keene's. But make your reservation. We'll be back.
We had a great evening at Keens. The food, service, and ambiance was fantastic. Kevin was very helpful with suggestions and we greatly enjoyed the Porterhouse for two. We sat in the Bull Moose room, which was quiet with very cool decor. We will definitely be back!
The porterhouse for two was absolutely amazing as was the smoked bacon appetizer. I would give Keen’s a 90-95 for food quality... the service however was below average for such a high end Manhattan Steakhouse. For one the service was very slow to the point where I had to seek out the waiter- not good. I also had to cut parts of the steak myself and pour my own wine- again these things are not what I expect at a top notch steakhouse. Keens food was phenomenal and the “Bull Moose” Room provided a great ambiance for the experience but the service left alot to be desired. I would definitely recommend Benjamins steakhouse or Old Homestead over Keens.
Keens was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. My wife and I were joined by my son and Sister-in-law for dinner before a Ranger game. The ambiance was wonderful very authentic with all the wood paneling and clay pipes. As dinner progressed and the room became more crowded the noise level increased but it was still easy to have a conversation. Now to the food. My wife had the Sea Bass; it was perfect! A Steakhouse cooking perfect fish wow! Three of us had Steak; 2 Porterhouse and a Filet. All cooked to perfection. I tried the House steak sauce (something I rarely do). It was delicious and did not detract from the meat. Sides were delicious. Solid by the glass wine list. Would I go again? A resounding yes.
our prime rib came out raw. we made a special order for it in advance so they would not run out and the waiter did not even mention it so we assumed he knew. So they took it back and put it under the broiler and turned it into a steak. There was no flavor. No au jus taste whatsoever. The bread basket was disappointing. Where was the onion bread the pretzel bread and the bread sticks. The waiter never came over to see if the prime rib was better.
We’ve been to a lot of high caliber steak houses in New York and this one really disappointed!! Service was average, food was average, however the price portion was ridiculous! I’m used to expensive pricing for a really good Steak House, especially in NYC. But the over the top prices did not match with the service, food and total experience. Too many other Steak Houses to go to, will not be back.
Keens Steakhouse was the only restaurant we felt we had to hit during this short trip to New York for meetings. From the pipes on the ceiling to the Byzantine layout of the rooms to the pictures on the walls and the dark wood everywhere the place just feels good. My t-bone was exceptional. My colleague's filet was awesome, too. Best to book a table a few weeks out. We were lucky and able to get a 5:00 with only a day's notice.
I took VIP clients to Keen's for a business lunch and it was the perfect choice. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Tables were spaced far enough that you could have a nice conversation and not hear people from other parties. Seafood appetizer and steak were both outstanding. Overall it's a classy yet unpretentious restaurant with superb food and service. It's not cheap but it's all well worth it.
We had Dover Sole, Mutton, steamed spinach, and a Wedge Salad (with a side of bacon). Everything was perfect. When we arrived they brought crudites with a lovely dip and some bread; service was attentive and unobtrusive; we had very nice cocktails (gimlet and old fashioned). Love how quiet the restaurant was despite being full, my favorite steakhouse in new york by far -- though not having had steaks, we cannot speak to that! However they do dry age their own so imagine it's top notch.
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