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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
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!!
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.
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.
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 ☹️
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.
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!!
great food. and a lovely atmosphere. wasn't too noisy and we could have a private conversation.
don't order a starter if you're having the Kings cut. it's delicious.
our waiter was able to recommend the wine we wanted. overall a wondeeful date night and end to our new york trip
MY neice's 16th we booked this place specially as we spent out anniversary here and loved it and always new we would return. We travelled from Scotland for my neice's birthday and knew this was the 1 place in NY we wanted to treat her to. Weather was bad and we were early so needed out the cold. Staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Thank You 🖒
Absolutely fantastic in every way. We were visiting from the UK and this place was recommended and it did not disappoint. Best steak we have ever tasted , service was excellent and the cocktails perfect. Everything else just fell
into place and being in the Moose room was a lovely touch.
The host rolled his eyes when we showed up an hour and a half early. Not the best steakhouse I’ve been to but still very good. Steak was very salty and I like salt. The service, crudités and drinks were all awesome. The hash brown was a very small portion but really good. Probably should have gotten the fries.
On reservation, I noted it was out wedding anniversary. We were given complimentary champagne (real french cuvee) gratis. Our dessert was accentuated with single candles and I thought this was a nice touch.
The wind list is extensive, the meat cooked to perfection. The Hollendaise sauce is classic, as is the cheese cake. New York's best dining experience is at Keens.
Vegans may not be as enthusiastic...
What an unfortunate experience. I had expected allot given the reviews here and on many of the "Top 10" lists as well as the excellent standard set by many of their contemporaries nearby, however, this was overall and uninspired experience at the most generous. I would say "OK" at best.
The issues spanned a wide range of areas. Firstly service was extremely slow, 15 minutes before we saw a menu, wait staff forgot the starter bread/veggies, and overall sensed a lack of any attention.
The staff also failed to control a loud group of 6 men who freely explored their vulgar vocabulary despite the presence of at least 10 children at adjacent tables. I was surprised that the staff did nothing to temper the rising intensity of the group and their language.
All of this may have been forgivable if the food was great however it would best be described as mediocre. Our thick cut bacon was OK but much better to be found nearby. For our mains, we had ordered the Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp w/ Spinach and the Prime T-Bone Steak (Medium). Both came out well rested, and by that I mean luke warm (edging on room temperature). The steak was not dry but had lost all of its juice and due to the staff being unavailable, I was unable to raise the issue.
Overall it was OK, but was not exceptional and missed the mark on the hype by a wide margin.
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