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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is amazing ,if you are in New York , you MUST try it out ! I love Steak ! over any things ! I ate a lot of steak around the world ,Chops In Vancouver Canada ,Carnevino in Las Vegas ,EL Capricho in Spain ,hawksmoor in Uk , Le Relais de in France , and Keens is right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
TONY L
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is amazing ,if you are in New York , you MUST try it out ! I love Steak ! over any things ! I ate a lot of steak around the world ,Chops In Vancouver Canada ,Carnevino in Las Vegas ,EL Capricho in Spain ,hawksmoor in Uk , Le Relais de in France , and Keens is right... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You want to have a meat experience....... Go to Keens it is the place.. You want to reward your taste buds..........Go to Keens It is the place... I love meat and I appreciate it when it is cooked to perfection and keens among those who know how to make it RIGHT!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Everyone had a little bit different plate. Some said their food was not the greatest.My Plate was awesome.So I will not say which is which.Every palate' is different.I rate 5 stars. I know my food.Others in the party said 3-4-5. So it was busy though very good.Enjoy.

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Las Vedgas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were on a planned trip to NYC with 8 friends. We made reservations at Keen's 3 months in advance. We arrived at the appointed time - guess what? They had our reservation and escorted us to a very nice round table upstairs by the window. Everyone ordered something different from chicken to great steaks. The waiter was friendly, attentive,... More 

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donaldsonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The porter house for 2 was superb! And the spinach...awesome!! Thanks for a romantic quite evening!

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's a place to remember. Wonderful st eak, tender, many options. Even the bar, where you stay while waiting for your table, is a nice place.Exquisite decor.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, cool history and friendly staff. However, the food was just average and by the way, all the steaks are very, very large. The cost is also very high.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here 3x in the past 2 months - excellent food, excellent service. The atmosphere is traditional chophouse - intimacy is not what you come here for. But - it is none the less great for all occasions. The pipes on the ceiling should be read about prior to a visit here. The mutton is wonderful, the T-Bone... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Coming from Chicago we have a good idea of a steakhouse. We were told by a local friend that we had to try the mutton chop, so we did. Before dinner we had the thick cut bacon appetizer. It was good if you're a bacon lover. Very fatty but all around ok. While we waited for dinner we had plenty... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I ordered the world famous mutton chop, and it didn't disappoint! Cooked perfectly to my liking, it tasted like the best lamb chop you ever ate. But fortunately, it contained the meat of 20 lamb chops! My wife had a steak and it too was enormous and tasty. Really cool atmosphere in a building where nothing has changed in over... 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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