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Keens Steakhouse

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72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (5th and 6th)
N, R F, Q, B, D A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
+12129473636
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11:45 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Keens Steakhouse, a classic New York chophouse, was already famous for its...
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.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
fantastic meat

we recommend this restaurant for its central location, kind people serving, very good soups and meat

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Claudio C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

we recommend this restaurant for its central location, kind people serving, very good soups and meat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Keens met my lofty expectations. I had done extensive research for our NYC visit, looking for an old-fashioned steakhouse that would wow my wife and I. From the thick-cut bacon appetizer to the Glenfarclas Scotch to King's Cut Prime Rib and New York Strip steak, we were wow'ed. The wait staff was friendly, informative and attentive, while not being obtrusive.... More 

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I'll start with the positive. The porterhouse steak was delicious. Tender, high quality and cooked to perfection. The decor is also very nice. There were some significant issues though: 1. The service we received was poor by international standards, and absolutely woeful by NY standards. Disinterested, unfriendly, almost dismissive. Oh, and after waiting quite a while, we had to ask... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We dropped into Keens after seeing a Broadway show. I had read about the bar section ( as opposed to the more formal Chophouse adjacent) on Trip advisor and was keen to try out the bar menu. The bar section has a really nice feel of heritage, history and the ambience to go with it. We ordered steak sandwiches, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Final evening before returning to Australia and my associates choose well. Steaks were full of flavour and though expensive the cuts of meat were large. Service was exceptional and could not recommend more highly. Wl done Keens!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

On our fifteenth wedding anniversary we chose to have an early dinner at Keens. Our dinner reservation was at 5:30, we like to eat earlier than most. I think having an early reservation was good though, because we could enjoy ourselves while the dining room filled to capacity. Our waiter, Sorin, was so friendly and professional. He had other tables,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

we went last night the the restaurant. we ordered chateaubriand and tbone steack. The meat's quality is very low. tasteless, dry, and not exciting at all. already eaten much better steaks, even in europe. place to avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Probably the most expensive steak I have ever had, but it was worth every cent. It was also so large my wife and I could of shared it. We went here 31st December 2014. We had a drink at the bar first. I loved the bar and has a local vibe. Then we went to the restaurant which was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have been to Keens numerous times and the steak is always perfect. When spending that much money on a meal, you want to make sure that the meal is nothing but perfect and they always ensure that. The portions are massive so if you come with a group of 3 and order appetizers and want desert as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in the city from the Jersey Shore, and after visiting the Auto Show and doing some furniture shopping, we went here for an early dinner. As we entered at about 4:15 pm, only the Pub was seating. There were a few others dining and relaxing, so not too quiet, and we were offered the choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018
    (5th and 6th)
  • Public Transportation: N, R F, Q, B, D A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +12129473636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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