Keens Steakhouse

4.7
8772 reviews
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$31 to $50
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About

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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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.
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CW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the ambience of Keen's...old New York in all her glory. The service was impeccable. Waitstaff made us feel as though we were their only customers. Neither my sister nor myself were comfortable with the seating. Tables too close...almost family style seating. My sister ordered the English cut prime rib and thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I, on the other hand did not care for the filet mignon at all. A little on the tough side and no seasoning at all! Even a little salt and pepper might have helped. This was such a big disappointment, I dont think we will eat here again on a future trips to NYC.

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RD
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, service, and ambiance were great. Keen's is exactly what you should expect from a great steakhouse. It was a bit pricey.

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MP
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant although a bit chilly where we were sitting. Steaks excellent and staff very attentive and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for wife's birthday.
Mutton chops were great. All the food was great.
Maybe we went on Saturday night but it was cramped, noisy and service was a little slow.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was the worst steakhouse experience I’ve had in New York City. Had to ask 3 times for a wine list. When steak for 2 arrived, the entire steak was dry and tasted like it had been frozen. Really disappointing but honestly no better than your average outback.

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G
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It was very disappointing visit since Keens has been one of my favorite restaurants for long time. This was not as I expected. We ordered Porterhouse for two, it took forever to get steak. When it finally came, it was cold like it was sitting somewhere for long time. We didn’t want to get ruined my birthday dinner by clod steak, so we called a waiter. He was apologetic and took steak immediately to reheat. When it‘s back, It was really reheated... so it cooked almost well done while our order was medium. Steak was sooo blunt, no seasoning all all. We found was pinch of rock salt on the steak, that was all. Our waiter was not attentive at all. He didn’t even stop by asking how we are doing while our empty wine glasses were asking for refill. We asked for doggies back for most of steak, so st least my dog can enjoy this steak. It was sooo disappointing experience. There are better steak house in NYC, I won’t go back to Keens anymore.

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St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks. This is exactly what you expect from an old time NYC steakhouse. Portions are huge. Quality is high. Great service. Mutton chops were fantastic.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely steak restaurant in NYC and it had some of the old glamour too which made it even better. We had plenty of food and even had to take some to go! Lovely service and overall great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a friends 50th, absolutely amazing!! We were recommended and shall certainly continue to recommend to any of our UK friends visiting NYC !

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MA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always our favorite place to go on special occasions.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good steak
thank you

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RW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great restaurant to go to just really pricey for a small amount of food.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary at Keens and could not have been any happier! Our waiter was friendly and very attentive, the wait staff cleared table quickly & always made sure water glasses were full and, most importantly, the food was outstanding. You are welcomed with a small veggie plate & bread, we had crab cakes as an appetizer (highly recommend), 8oz filet for our main course which was perfectly cooked, a side of mashed potatoes that melt in your mouth and topped it all off with a slice of cheesecake. We truly couldn’t be any happier with our experience!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

35th wedding anniversary

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Q
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Slightly overrated. The meat was very good, but just didn’t blow me away, and the prices are too high for the value.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The mutton was great! Everything else sadly was not. Go if you are having mutton. But only mutton.

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PG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal at Keens. Service is always good, steak is phenomenal.

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HS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steaks. We had a porterhouse for 3. Texture of NY strip side was somethung completely new.

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Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Keens. Always eat here when in NY - incredible steaks.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Echt New York. Super Fleisch.

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DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I’ve been at Keen’s. During this visit my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. Decor is historic and eclectic. Prices are what you would expect for a high end steak house in NYC. Service was very good and we will be coming back again.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal but have had better steaks. Not a bad choice though

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday, it was a fantastic lunch with outstanding ambiance and service! Great food and cocktails.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always.

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WW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true old New York steak house with huge portions of very expensive steaks.

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FB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The mutton chop lived up to its reputation, surf and turf very good. Sides and appetisers average - hence only 3 stars for value

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JH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the oldest steak houses in the country. Great food, great service.

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Sweden
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice settings. Great food. Nice service.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful old style New York steak house. Service was excellent. Be prepared. It's pricey.

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Keens before a concert at MSG, and we couldn’t have been happier. Our waiter was John and he was Phenomenal!!!!! His knowledge was extensive and suggestions were on point! He was attentive, funny warm and made our experience extra special. The meal was fantastic. Our steak was seasoned and cooked PERFECTLY. Johns time management was perfect, we were never rushed and had plenty of time after our meal to make it to the Garden on time. We will definitely be back, and recommend Keens to all who enjoy a wonderful meal.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent steak; my husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal.

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AS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been here several times. The Porter House Steak was huge and outstanding. I had the mutton chop, it was even better than I anticipated, cooked to perfection and tender as could be. Felt a little rushed but kindly told the attentive waiter to “chill” and after that all was fine. It’s a great place to go in NYC and everyone needs to go there. Will continue to recommend this gem.

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The portion of a main-course is enough for two sharing and the service is exceptionally good.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Once again very good and enjoyable. Only wish you have a rewards club.

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch options. I go for the English cut prime rib; comes with green beans and a horseradish sauce. ($39) Try one of their fantastic desserts.

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MW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals and the service was exceptional. All our steaks were cooked to the perfect temperature. Love the history of this restaurant too

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YT
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

家内とニューヨークを旅行した際に訪問した。店は歴史を感じさせる作りで天井にはパイプ(この店を訪れた人達の物か?)を飾っている。サラダをシェアして、メインはシャトーブリアンをミディアムレアで注文した。ミディアムレアにしてはやや火が通り気味であったが美味しく頂いた。流石に量が多く、肉は一部残してしまったが、デザート(マンゴーとカシス?のソルベ)はしっかりと頂いた。ニューヨークに中々訪れる機会は無いが、チャンスがあれば、是非再訪したい一件である。

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this restaurant is excellent.
This was the first time I actually tried the famous mutton chop- wow!
The only draw back was that we were seated downstairs and the noise level seemed higher than when seated upstairs, it may have been the low ceilings.
I would recommend Keen’s to anyone.
The waiter was kind, and professional offering suggestions along the way.
Great place.

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m
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super service. Mutton was awesome (can't believe I ate the whole thing). Same for Filet. Glad to visit an iconic restaurant.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Porterhouse for Two was perfect! Loved the the Bibble too! Great history within the walls, if they could only speak!!

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