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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.

72 West 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 10:30pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
5th and 6th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 947-3636

Website:
http://www.keens.com/

Parking Details:
Special rate parking is available across the street from the bar from 5 PM to 12 AM.

Public Transit:
N, R F, Q, B, D
A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street

Executive Chef:
Bill Rodgers

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Keens Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (120)
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Pre/post Theatre (78)
Fit for Foodies (74)
Cozy (66)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Good for Groups (56)
Worth the Drive (53)
Notable Wine List (51)
Comfort Food (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
Fun (42)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Casual (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Hot Spot (22)
People Watching (21)
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Tasting Menu (14)
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Late-night Find (13)
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Paleo Friendly (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Seasonal (10)
Great Beer (10)
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Kid-friendly (7)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Family to celebrate Chinese New Year. Everything’s fine.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The best experience ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible food

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·Dined 3 days ago

It is a bit on the pricey side, but if you can afford it every bite was worth every penny. Very delicious steak. Great service, surprisingly quick and always prompt. Plenty of delicious food. Appetizers and desert were all great as well.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Lunch favorite. Best Cobb salad in New York. Still my favorite steakhouse in NYC.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been dining at Keens for years. It is the first choice for my wife and I when in Manhattan.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

女性2人でディナーで伺いました。
平日22時からの予約で行くと私たち含めて5組ほどが同じフロアで食事をしていました。
私たちが1番最後に退店したのですが終始フレンドリーな対応でした。
はじめに小さなドリンクメニューが用意してあって1番安いカルフォルニア赤ワインを注文。
するとその後に料理が載っている大きいメニューを持ってきてくれて、パンと野菜スティック(人参とセロリ)ピクルスを出してくれました。
そしてシャトーブリアンだけを注文しました。
ほかのテーブルではスープや前菜も頼んでいましたがステーキだけの注文でも快く対応してくれました。
結局食べ切れずに残していると持ち帰るか聞いてくれました。
ほかの料理も持ち帰れるみたいでした。
最後にコーヒーを注文して終了。
お会計はテーブルチェックで。
伝票を持ってきてくれる→それにカードを挟んで渡す→カードを切ってまた渡される→チップとトータル金額を自分で記入して署名。レシートは複写式になっているので2枚目とカードを自分で持つ→終了
どこのお店でもそうですがお会計が迷っちゃいます笑

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

there are good quality meats, ingredients and wines.
to be honest, ordinary people can cook steak by themselves as same level as they do.

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Nice atmosphere not too loud. Attentive staff, eager to please. Very good quality food, well cooked. Expensive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

This is the third time I've been to Keen's and again it was excellent. There's a combination of business and personal dining, but the vibe is unique and classic old school. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice! Would go back tomorrow for the mutton chop. Not a real fan of the mint jelly, should have British mint sauce, or at least a choice of either. Awesome wine list and nice service. Wonderful meal experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Mutton chop fabulous, steak good! Great service!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A classic New York steak house experience. When we can treat ourselves we love to come here. My husband can't resist that mutton.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We absolutely loved it! We came from Dallas and it was our favorite restaurant while visiting for five days. We would highly recommend Keens!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner at Keen's is a Westminster tradition we've enjoyed for 25+ years. Never disappoints in any way. Best steaks in the world.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated My dads 60th. The sides were delish highly recommend and the meat of course was outstanding.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very special birthday dinner with family. Excellent steak. Huge portions. Fun, authentic, old-fashioned NY.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Beautiful food and great service! Let down by tables far too close together, could hear everyone’s conversations, shouldn’t be that close for the price you pay

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Classic historic NY Chophouse, with house dry aged beef and authentic Dover sole. Service was excellent and entire dining experience was memorable. Probably 4th time there and never disappointed. I wish I could afford to go more often.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Too noisy and too crowded (tables very close together); food was good. Overall not as good as other steakhouses in New York (e.g Ruth's Chris, Smith & Wollensky, Capital Grill, Morton's).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything good. Relatively expensive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Terrible table very noisy
Is not the first time that eat there but this time they selected the wrong table and room
Is the first time that i was sent to the 3rd floor
Not too happy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Carrots were delicious. We brought some guys from North Dakota and they enjoyed the entire experience.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wanted to try an authentic NY steak house. It fitted the bill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Memorable historic building. Average service and steak. Tiny table for two. Surprisingly uninspired wine list. The crowd was touristy so not the best place for a business dinner either. I was slightly disappointed when I left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Nice please to have perfect steak with interesting ambiance

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

The best steak I've ever had!
Great vibe, beautiful and historic place.
We're coming back for our anniversary and decided it will be our spot for the annual celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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