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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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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Pre/post Theatre (81)
Fit for Foodies (77)
Cozy (75)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Good for Groups (64)
Notable Wine List (59)
Comfort Food (53)
Worth the Drive (53)
Great for Lunch (53)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Casual (41)
Fun (40)
Bar Seating (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
People Watching (31)
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Kid-friendly (12)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic dinner and Thomas D was an extremely knowledgeable and helpful server.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome steak! Great service, lovely wines

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Top 3 best steakhouse I've been to. Everything was amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

All around great experience at Keens. From the food to the cocktails to the entire staff hands down 4 stars! Bring your appetite with you because the king size prime rib separates the men from the boys.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This was the most recent of many meals at Keens. The food was excellent as always. Everything was cooked to order perfectly. But, the service was for the first time lacking. For example, our waiter insisted on taking our drink order with our dinner order so that appetizers arrived long before we got our wine and cocktails. The disappointing service was probably an anomaly, so I would not shy away from Keens as a result. It is otherwise truly an iconic NYC steakhouse that usually lives up to the hype.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great friends and great food. From the Keene’s to Keens !

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Accommodating & delicious 😋 🤤 . Had the 4 pound lobster & OMG 😮 this baby was full of meat & deliciousness

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is absolutely incredible, best steak I’ve ever had. The steaks are very large, the sirloin itself is 16oz so I shared one with my girlfriend.

Can not recommend enough!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing mutton chops!! Even if potions too big (ie size of a lamb)!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, People Watching, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

お店の雰囲気はやはり素敵です。
ステーキ自体もNYCのステーキハウスのなかでは上位だと思います。今回は友人とポーターハウスfor Twoをいただきましたが、ボリューム的には十分ではありますが、他店と比較すると少なめという感じがしました。(これはポーターハウスの場合ですので、その他のステーキについてはわかりません。)
全体としては、もしご旅行でNYCでステーキをということでしたら間違いなくおススメです。

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

A historic jewel untouched by time or the #metoo movement. Enjoy traditional steakhouse fare, decor full or tradition and character, as well as bloated drunken middle-management getting louder and more inappropriate as the lunch hour progresses.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Keens is a historic treasure and the food is always great !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I had a business lunch with long time associates. We were seated in the bull moose room and the service, food and atmosphere could not have been better. We will be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

There is nothing negative in dining at Keens. They strive for excellence and they are very close. Always an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The spirits were amazing! Food perfection. Robert was the consummate professional and seating for my husband and I perfect. Celebrated my 40th birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

In New York for 4 Nights, and wanted a special night, we could not have chosen a better restaurant than Keens Steak House. The ambience, the history,the food. The quality of the meat was outstanding, ( I had the mutton chop , and my friend had the sirloin steak, the meat melted in the mouth).
The waiters made sure we had a great evening.
Don't bother with the starters ( they were great by the way) , but the portions for the main course are so big that if you have a starter you won't finish the main course.
A great evening 10/10.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Always great steaks and chops, but his was the first miss I have experenced. One steak at our table was not right, and the stff tried it again and still missed! But fist time ever in many visits.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 7 days ago

Love everything about Keen’s. Great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The mutton chop at Keen's was absolutely delicious, albeit somewhat pricey ($60). The service was 1st rate and the atmosphere was very "old New York" and unique with the celebrity owned clay pipes.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

The steaks is amazing, cant believe the size is so enormous

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

E x ele te la comida y la atención . Lugar acogedor con historia . Si está en NY no deje de ir ...a menos que sea vegano

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Porterhouse for 3 was perfect without starter, but with cheesecake at the end... sirloin cut, crabsalad and lenoncake were much... great ginger ale. Enjoyed a very good business lunch.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Came from the UK to NY for my 50th with my son and his girlfriend, we had my Birthday meal there... Fabulous evening, it really was worth it and food was exquisite..!

Service a little slow to start but was really busy and once we got started it was seemless.

Fab night and a fab place!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went to Keen’s based on the Yelp reviews and others I had seen on-line. Occassion was the final night, and supposed magnificent dinner, celebrating my son’s 21st Birthday trip to NYC. Well - we were very disappointed.

The restaurant was super crowded (seemed to be a lot of large groups) and we were given the corner table immediately behind the hostess stand, which was ok, but certainly not one of the better tables in the house. The service was subpar for a restaurant of this statue and price. While our waiter was knowledgable of the menu, he had too many tables and did not provide the attention I typically receive and expect from this type of restaurant. He did suggest a good Cabernet which we enjoyed.

Regarding the food, it was pretty good, but not all that. My son and I got the mutton chop, which was good, but not all it is built up to be. However, it was good in size at 26 oz. bone in. My wife had the filet which was average. The sides (string beans and Yukon smashed potatoes) were small in portion for the $11 and $12 price tags each, as well as basic, with no distinct flavor.

There is a similarly priced steakhouse in Atlanta (Buckhead), where we are from, that sets the bar on food, service and atmosphere. Paying these prices, that was our expectation and Keen’s is not even in the ballpark on the food and service part. I will give them decent marks on the atmosphere part given the pipes on the ceiling and the overall history and character of the place.

Overall, my 3 rating is generous. When visiting NYC again, I will certainly try my luck at a different restaurant.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This restaurant was a great disappointment. It was our last night in New York. We were looking forward to a great meal in a historic and iconic steakhouse. We were seated next to a huge group of people wearing matching shirts. They were very noisy. Servers first tried to rush us and then ignored us. Oysters Rockefeller were so bad I sent them back. Caesar salad was very poor. Steak looked beautiful but had little flavor. We have better at home. I think this place is a tourist trap. There are so many great restaurants in New York! If you want a steak at a historic restaurant, go to Delmonico’s.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Dinner , food were excellent. Keens always offers great steak. perfectly cooked. I have celebrated there many times and guests , without exception, have a great time.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed our meal very much. Keens Steakhouse was recommended to us post play and it was wonderful. We will be back to enjoy another amazing meal. My only complaint was that I wanted a chocolate martini and they couldn’t make it because they didn’t have an ingredient that was needed ☹️

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food! Its expensive.. but worth it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food in a great restaurant. Definitely recommend.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Took my brother out in celebration of him receiving high scores on his MCAT exam. We enjoyed a porter steak for 3, for two. It was everything we expected and then some. One of the oldest and best steak houses in NY.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My review is short and sweet! Do yourself a favor and go! Simply an incredible meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Trip to NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised. I had asked for a quiet table and was given a quiet booth for 4 even though there were only 2 of us (and we are both female -- important in a steakhouse where men tend to be favored). The steaks were wonderful, the french fries wonderful and the key lime pie wonderful. We didn't drink but the homemade ginger ales were great too. We received two candles in the piece of key lime pie we shared for dessert (we were each celebrating a birthday). As we were leaving the gal at the coat check handed me a huge bunch of the mini chocolate mints at the front and kept pushing more on me. I have never had such a nice experience at a steakhouse. Bobby Van's on 55th could learn from them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely loved it
Birthday dinner for fiancé
Wonderful experience
Miles, our waiter, was fabulous!
Can’t wait to go again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Dined alone & i had a great 👍🏿 🍤 & spinach dinner with a nice bottle of Cabernet to wash it down. My waiter was there when i needed him & if i didn’t need he was poking his head out just to make sure my glass of wine was topped off

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Keen's has always been my first choice for meats in Manhattan. Mutton Chop is a must to order, you cannot find this anywhere else. That's the one and only menu of Keen's. My client truly enjoyed it and appreciated my choice of restaurant. We, a part of three, started with oysters and shrimps with some glasses of bubbles. Main course is of course Mutton Chop and Porterhouse for two.

2013 Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon came with great these meats and very reasonably priced. And of course finished with famous Hot Fudge Sundae!! Absolutely fantastic!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Somewhat pricey but good. Convenient to penn station pre show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always go to keens for a perfect steak dinner, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Incredible steak - definitely one of my favourites in NYC. Loved the wine and cocktails also!

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 (London)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Amazing experience would definitely recommend for a treat or occasion in New york

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