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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

Special Occasion (226)
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Good for a Date (151)
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Authentic (148)
Good for Anniversaries (140)
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Pre/post Theatre (90)
Romantic (90)
Good for Groups (87)
Neighborhood Gem (76)
Cozy (75)
Notable Wine List (63)
Quiet Conversation (61)
Comfort Food (57)
Great for Lunch (57)
Worth the Drive (54)
Fun (48)
Bar Seating (38)
Hot Spot (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (34)
Casual (33)
People Watching (28)
Tasting Menu (25)
Paleo Friendly (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Happy Hour (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (7)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
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Vegan (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We eat at Keen’s every time we are in NYC. Book in advance around the Holidays. A+++++++

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·Dined 3 days ago

Keen‘s is highly recommended steak-restaurant who is satisfying all wishes of meat-lovers. We went to this restaurant during our stay in NYC and can attest its high quality of the dishes we got served:
- steak with salad
- lamb chop with green beans
The meat was delicate and tasted delicious.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

This was the first time that I have been there and I was very impressed. The Food was Outstanding and the décor and history is really very fascinating. I will definitely recommend and repeat visits to this establishment in the future. The staff were responsive and the timing of the Meal (appetizers to the main courses, seemed to flow very nicely)

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

It took the waiter 10 minutes to get us menus. We ordered our dinner and within 2 minutes our starters were at the table. A clear sign they are not cooked upon order. Within two minutes of our starters being done our mains were on the table. I do not know any place that can cook a large plate of beef, lamb, and fish in 15 minutes. It would seem all of this was pre-prepared and just heated up. In addition, our beef was very very cold – completely unacceptable.

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

good food and excellent service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been dining with old friends at Keens Steakhouse during the holiday season for four or five years. I often ordered the cobb salad with steak and shrimp. This year the salad was very disappointing. It not only tested like it had been made awhile ago and stored in a refrigerator. But what was really unforgivable was the dressing or water that accumulated in the bottom of the bowl and ruined over half the lettuce. To enjoy the rest of the salad I had to spend five minutes fishing the limp lettuce out of the bowl. I should have said something but I was halfway through the salad when I realized the mess that was below.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very expensive but worth it. Beautiful food and will definitely go back if we ever return to New York

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday it was by far one of the best steak houses. Everything was very iconic and tasteful. We ordered a dozen oysters (East and West coast) which was delicious along with the thick cut bacon which melted in your mouth. My boyfriend ordered the Munchop ( very good but a lot of fat on it )and I ordered a 2lb lobster that they deshelled for me. It was very tender and fresh one of the best I’ve had. You can even pick the lobster you want. We had two sides of creamed spinach and hasbrown they were cooked to perfection. We finished with a fudge Sunday and carrot cake. Everything was delicious. We ate upstairs and saw a lot of older men dressed up coming from work sitting by themselves enjoying themselves which was nice. Mix of attire people were either business dressed or casual but overall just a good place to eat food and enjoy the flavors. Waiters are very non chalent not in your face not asking you a million questions of how your dinner is. Overall good experience

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Just an incredible meal from start to finish. Joey was a delightful and fun server. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, and cocktails devine.

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 (大阪)·Dined 5 days ago

Food taste was so weak taste .
You must need staeak source to eat steak oter wise you must need to use a lot of solt.
I think food price is over price compare to Wolfgang steakhouse.
If I spend same amount of money I definitely go to Wolfgang steakhouse more than keens steakhouse .
I never gonna go to keens steakhouse again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Having lived in NY many years ago, I feel cheated that I only recently found about this place. It's not a national chain, but fantastic food and great service!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 5 days ago

Service was slow and Porterhouse for two was cut before bringing it out to the table and was cold - not acceptable for a $110 steak. Side portions were also relatively small in comparison to other Steakhouses.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I made a reservation several weeks ahead, but was seated for a Sunday evening business dinner in the entryway to the bar at a very tight table. It was a very busy and loud area. Our waiter disappeared and finally took our order 45 minutes after we were seated. The prime rib delivered was two very thin pieces stacked on each other, which was odd and I wonder if this is standard. We ordered medium rare but the meat was very rare. Our guest had recently had wrist surgery and requested that her meat be cut in the kitchen as if for a six-year old. The meat came out sliced in large pieces and she had to send it back to the kitchen to be cut in bite-size pieces. The waiter never came back to ask how our food was, so we couldn't send the rare dishes back to correct. Dessert menus were brought and 20 minutes later, the waiter asked if we wanted to order. At this point, it was late and we were ready to leave so we declined. This restaurant is one that I had been wanting to try, but I will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food, bad service, at least for those of us not sufficiently worthy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Keens treated us very well for our Anniversary celebration. We will go back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Pretty decent place with unique ambiance (pipes on a ceiling). Seats were tight although it wasn’t packed and too quiet. Our server was knowledgeable but seem too snooty for my taste. Food was good and good wine selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Hands down the best steakhouse in NYC. Always look forward to dining here... the staff and ambiance is great, and the food is phenomenal. My wife and I had shared the chateaubriand and without surprise, it was cooked perfectly. The 3 sauces add a nice touch of flavor on the side. And you can't go wrong with any of their side dishes either. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, table next to us was too noisy which dented the atmosphere a bit . Mutton chop is amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Special dinnng night. Loved atmosphere and delicious beef prepared as ordered

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

If you want classic statehouse this is the place...it was fantastic. Service was good, did not feel rushed, enjoyed a great meal. I would come back. The porterhouse was perfect, the lobster bisque was flavorful and the wedge Dali’s was a meal on it’s own.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our experience was excellent from start to finish - great tableside service, superb steaks and side dishes, and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The best mutton chop, tender and juicy. One order was huge enough to share with three people.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in NYC! The staff is always attentive and the meals are consistently superb. Yes it is on the pricier side and yes it can be loud, but that is part of its heritage along with the clay pipes of old affixed to the ceiling and the enormous cuts of meat that are served.

Do make reservations in advance if you can.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Outstanding everthing was perfect specially the short rib salad you must to try it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wow! This was an amazing experience -from the handcrafted gingerale to the melt in your mouth scallop/clam appetizer to the porterhouse for two that was to die for. There was more than enough steak for two but it was impossible to leave any on the plate. Every bite was a dream. Our server was businesslike but attentive and every need was looked after before we asked. Expensive but worth every penny!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Another great meal at Keens! I had dinner with relatives from Florida and they loved the experience. The Porterhouse was perfectly cooked. The thick-cut bacon with the Caesar Salad was a delicious start. The sides, as always, were a great complement and better than the usual steakhouse fare. I brought a couple nice bottles of Bordeaux, which were handled with care. The excellent service left nothing to chance and tied together a great evening out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was an incredible night out to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. The wine, food, decor, and service were all outstanding. A visit to Keens had been on our bucket lists for a long time now. It exceeded expectations!

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Incredible steak. Top class service without being pretentious, in a comfortable setting. My only complaint is I don't like sitting shoulder to shoulder with other diners, when I'm paying $200+ for a meal and I suspect many would agree.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a return visit for my husband's birthday who LOVES steak AND Bloody Mary's - and Keen's does both of these to perfection! AND the Dover sole for us non-steak types was FANTASTIC with the excellent deboning completed at our table! The evening was a perfect ending to his celebration and we were once again happy to make this traditional visit - despite the cost! IF INTERESTED - go for it - but indeed PLAN AHEAD as you will be disappointed if you have a special day in mind - BUSY< BUSY place! Staff and wait staff wonderful - complete w/candle on the dessert as was mentioned re birthday when reserving. GO FOR IT!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Seated in a booth which was nice. Don’t like the area with the tables so close you can’t evrn get in. Service excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food and very good staff. Would go back here and highly recommend it to anyone visiting New York

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding service, high-quality food, and an inviting historic atmosphere .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

AWESOME! As always. INCREDIBLE FOOD, AWESOME SERVICE, EXCELLENT STAFF!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely stunning food. Amazing atmosphere. Terrific staff. I can say this is one of the finest dining experiences of my life. Bar's pretty awesome too! Thanks Keens

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Have been a regular for special occasions at Keens for over 15 years had a great lunch time date celebrating my husband and my 10 year wedding anniversary.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’ve been wanting to try Keens, but it took this trip to be successful in getting a reservation. The steak was everything I imagined it would be. I had the filet and a friend had the prime rib and both were perfectly cooked and salted - just melted in your mouth. The homemade ginger ale was a hit as well and so was the hot fudge sundae with homemade whipped topping for dessert. Unfortunately the service wasn’t that great. I ordered a second ginger ale and never received it and the waiter lacked any personality and wasn’t helpful about the menu at all. Great service should be a must for all great restaurants.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Unbelievable restaurant. Looked forward to the chateau briand all week long and it didn’t disappoint. Service was great. Will visit here every time I come to New York.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

GREAT RESTAURANT! The steaks are to die for. The steak portion is so large and cooked to perfection

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding food!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We travel to NYC yearly with another couple and almost always include a dinner at Keene's -we have never been disappointed. The feed is delicious and the service has never been anything but perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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