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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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  • 1869
    Excellent
  • 736
    Very good
  • 190
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
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
Probably The Best Steakhouse in NYC

This was my first visit to Keens. A family driven Steakhouse in NYC since 1885. And i mean The Steakhouse!! Started with some great coctails😃 The menue is not the longest, but we had chateu briand. The most tender meat I've had in a long long time. Excellent service at an elegant rustic place. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Arne-Inge
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Oslo, Norway
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Keens. A family driven Steakhouse in NYC since 1885. And i mean The Steakhouse!! Started with some great coctails😃 The menue is not the longest, but we had chateu briand. The most tender meat I've had in a long long time. Excellent service at an elegant rustic place. You will love this place!! I'ts... More 

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Palm Desert, CA USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Keen's without daughter (who is a vegan) and son-in-law. We ALL loved our food. This was the biggest and bestNew York steak I have ever eaten. In fact, more,than half of it went to the hotel with me. My wife's petite Filet was as big as most full size filet anywhere else. All the sides were great, and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Everything was great! If you want a delicious steak and feel like treating yourself, this place is for you. The service is wonderful and the ambiance is just perfect for a special evening out.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The most amazing steak ever. The whole experience was brilliant, had to wait in the bar for half hour but that was fine as loved taking in the NYC atmosphere. Then taken to our table and the service and food was outstanding. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered a porterhouse for two and picked a great wine to go with it, with help from our waiter. The atmosphere was great, the waiting staff were very efficient and the food was faultless. There's not much more to say- these guys know their way round a steak and I enjoyed every minute of it. The only thing I... More 

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Uk
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115 reviews 115 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Perhaps we were expecting too much, but found Keens to be disappointing. The restaurant itself with its ceiling of pipes and its history, was very interesting, but then they put the tables in... too many tables for private conversation. Perhaps also we were too British expecting a meal, especially for that price to have more than just steak. Large, no... More 

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food and service are very sub par considering all the ratings. It's historic and has a cool atmosphere. 3 people in our group felt sick after our dinner and the next day. The staff is arrogant and they have no reason to be because they lack professionalism. We previously dined at Wolfgang's Steakhouse on Park Ave. and it was... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We pre-booked this prior to leaving the UK, largely based on TA reviews, to celebrate my brother's birthday....we were not disappointed! The fresh seafood starters were tasteful and just the right size. The main beef meals were to die for. We shared the chateaubriand, which was cooked perfectly and more than enough. My husband ordered the rib of beef, which... More 

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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had heard great things so we decided to try Keens out, I would advise otherwise now. Service was very uninspired and the food was worse. Had the porterhouse for two and it was flavorless and tough. I would never return and would not advise anyone to visit this spot, would classify it as a tourist trap.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Can't speak highly enough about this restaurant. From the salad to dessert, the meal was wonderful. My filet mignon was cooked to perfection. The side dishes of hash browns and string beans were tasty. The waiters were attentive to our every need. One even took the time to tell us about the history of the restaurant and the meaning of... 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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