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Keens is as Old New York as it gets.. Open since 1885, this steakhouse is pretty much the Museum of Natural Meat Eating History.

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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

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (216)
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Authentic (150)
Good for Anniversaries (143)
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Fit for Foodies (91)
Good for Groups (90)
Romantic (88)
Pre/post Theatre (86)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Cozy (74)
Notable Wine List (69)
Quiet Conversation (62)
Great for Lunch (56)
Comfort Food (54)
Fun (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Bar Seating (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Vibrant Bar Scene (38)
Casual (29)
People Watching (29)
Tasting Menu (25)
Paleo Friendly (24)
Local Ingredients (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Great Beer (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Plain and simple the best steak in NYC. Had the king cut ribeye, enough for Henry the 8th. Wife's filet mignon was outstanding. This place will set you back a few bucks but money well spent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a classic steakhouse and has been good every other time I have gone. This time, however, the meat was not of the quality I am used to. Every person in the party that got a steak (cooked medium rare) commented on how the steak was very dry. Not really what you are going for at $60 a steak. Outside of that sides and appetizers were good. Service was good and didn't feel like they were rushing us out the door.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Very enjoyable!!!The waiter and staff is very professional. The food is excellent, prices are what you expect for the quality! I recommend Keens to anyone looking for a great dinner in NYC !!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I went for my first wedding anniversary and had an amazing experience. The food was incredible and so was the ambiance.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Very small and cramped table. You are closer to the person next to you vs the person you cane there with. Everyone hears everyone’s converstaion. Food was excellent so it made up for it though.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Wish there was a pasta or other grain option available.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Several people recommended Keens telling us it is the best steak ever. We decided to try it and we were not disappointed! Absolutely wonderful! From the atmosphere to the service to the meal...perfect! We will definitely be back when we're visiting the city!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic service...and that amazing Mutton Chop.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Das Steak war phantastisch und die Bedienung sehr aufmerksam. Das ganze hat allerdings einen Preis

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Three of us enjoyed a wonderful meal served by Nancy who was very gracious and welcoming.
The hostesses were very cordial and fulfilled our request to be seated in a room we requested. Our dining experience was enhanced by delicious, well prepared entrees and a dessert selection for the discriminating sweet tooth. My compliments to the entire staff for a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Best steakhouse in NYC

Quality and portion size is far better than the rest.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 14, 2017

What a fabulous steak and dining experience! Top notch service! Keens was our favorite dining experience while in New York. Thank you all for making it special.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wow. Great meal. We were greeted warmly, seated promptly. Do not even THINK of going here without a reservation. Great cocktails, amazing appetizers ( we had the oysters, which were fresh and briny.) Very attentive service. You will not get a better steak in NYC. I saw a lot of steaks served for two...brontosaurus sized portions. I had the filet, tender and cooked to perfection. Sides were Devine. Not for the faint of wallet, but WELL worth the price...a home run for steak lovers

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

the best steak house in NYC, definitely recommend! astonishing atmosphere+nice service+perfect dry aging steak+reasonable price

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

3 for dinner celebrating a special event. The steaks are as good, or better than any of the other top quality steakhouses in NYC. Amazing selection of scotches, we had a couple MacCallan 25 yr olds, however, they were $50 more per pour than a couple other places we went to over the next couple days and the wine list should have had a better selection of top quality wines.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Five of us gathered for a family celebration and we had a round table in the back of the Bull Moose Room. The food was terrific and our server was fabulous. We had a terrific dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food, service and ambiance was fabulous. I love this place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been going to Keen's for over 10 years and they never disappoint!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The best steak and best service ever! won`t be disappointed - try the chateaubriand.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The setting was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at this old-historic restaurant. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. The hostess gave us a nice cozy table. This restaurant is decorated with memorable posters and pipes adding to an interesting dining experience. We shared the porterhouse steak which was enormous and very flavorful. However, much too large for 2 people Salad was fresh, crisp and mixed with a nice dressing. Bread was excellent. Lively atmosphere with a mix of business, couples & some families. Excellent service

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent but the service was very slow. We had a 7.15 reservation, we weren't seated for 10-15 minutes, waited for another approximately 20 minutes to even get a menu, and did not place an order until 8.10. Our server was not very attentive and it was difficult to find him to make additional orders.

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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderfull. Every time i go to new york igo to keen’s

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and service at this old world steak house, if you are in NYC this is a must. Everything was exceptional including the service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was great, especially the filet mignon and the butter lettuce salad. Even the bread was great! The service was a bit slow (we sat without a menu for ten minutes, for example), but the staff was otherwise helpful and friendly. The only problem, however, was the noise level. It was off the charts, and my wife and I had to lean across the table to hear each other. We talked about how we need to learn sign language. There were tons of people, and all were having a good time, so I guess noise was inevitable, but I wouldn't go again because I prefer a quieter place.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Will never come back to this place! I️ was treated terrible

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Must visit for any foodie who loves a great steak. Start to finish, everything was delicious. Will return and recommend to all.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The steak is so delicious and tasty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Really love this place for excellent food and exceptional service. Nice gesture of Keens to offer drinks for our anniversary celebration there.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Can’t find my booking at first, but the food and service are really good!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was so nice t bone steak!
I highly recommended

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always a wonderful experience . I enjoy the food and service. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Nice cut of beef. I ordered medium rare, came medium - not great

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Overrated. Steak was average. Lamb was very good however it didn't have the gamey lamb taste I was craving. This place gets very loud and very crowded. Feel free to wear jeans, tee shirt, flip flops or even shorts since a lot of people did. Best thing about this place is it is right next door to an Irish pub. Not across the street but next door. Try their own ale. You won't be sorry!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great meats! Will come back again!
Prime rib was superb.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Not my first time and won't be my last. Service, as always, was top notch and food was great as well. My only complaint was with the host staff-they were snooty and condescending. Usually we have a great experience all around, this time was just good, but I am sure this was a fluke and things will be great on our next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Meat was perfectly prepared. The portions are huge. We later on saw other couples sharing and next time will do so as well. This is well worth the drive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

John, our server is an excellent one. He was so personable and his suggestions for the menu were spot on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. It wa s crowded but conversation was easy to hear. Food was excellent cooked exactly as ordered. Will come back for sure.
Would like to explore it
More in future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a cool Steak House!! The rich history and excellent food makes this place a classic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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