We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Keens Steakhouse

72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 5th and 6th
Transit: N, R F, Q, B, D A,C,E & 1,2,3,9 on 34th Street
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.
Reserve with OpenTable
Keens Steakhouse is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

2,146 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

To start, I eat at Keens 5-6 times a year for business. It has been my favorite NYC steakhouse for 8 years now. I took my wife there for our 20th Anniversary. We were seated upstairs, in the front room, at one of four or five tables around the perimeter. The other tables were occupied by couples celebrating their 50th,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Motherwell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant on 02 July (when visiting from Scotland) before the Billy Joel concert at MSG. It is near the venue although there was a thunderstorm that nite so we did get a cab. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us good advice about their steaks and portion sizes. The restaurant is very beautiful and stylish. We shared... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We ate here because we wanted to be close to MSG for a concert. It's a good choice. We were seated promptly. The service was friendly and efficient. The steak quality, while not exceptional, is very good and they were cooked perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Come to Keen's for the mutton chop (they say it's legendary, and I can see why), prime rib, filet... the whole range of fine meats cooked to perfection in admirable portions. Atmosphere is defintely "men's club" style -- deep, dark woods and prints of hunting scenes and hounds. Service is attentive and professional. Prices are on the high side --... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the third or fourth time I've dined at Keens and every time the steak is superb. We had the lobster bisque and iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing for starters and shared the chateaubriand. Simply divine! A really good Zinfandel (Swan river) to go with it and took away the leftover steak for an amazing sandwich the next... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a family diner there and the food was just perfect. I will recommend the place to anyone like good steak

Was this review helpful? Yes
Margate, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We dined in the Lincoln Room. A lot of cool pictures. The service was excellent. I was a little disappointed in the food. I got a T-Bone steak. Cooked correctly, but little flavor. It seems they did not put a lot of seasoning. I asked for the Red Wine sauce, and it was almost all butter. My oyster Rockefeller also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The prime rib was one of the best. The mutton chop was cooked to perfection, the three pound lobster was sweet and perfectly prepared. Not the place to go for an everyday meal for most, but an experience if you are looking for a great meal near Madison Square Garden. We will be back,

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited Keens Steakhouse last Thursday July 17th after reading about the history of the restaurant. I was looking forward to quality filet mignon and cozy atmosphere with my wife. It was a Thursday evening so I didn't think I would need a reservation. Upon arrival at the restaurant the outside looked old and dingy. There was fresh garbage nearby... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hillerod, Denmark
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A lovely steakhouse with with nice decor and great steaks. My brother and I had the Chateaubriand and it tasted it perfect, my only problem was that I couldm't choose my own sauce but it tasted very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Keens Steakhouse also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY

Been to Keens Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Keens Steakhouse, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing