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“Old school charm” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse
72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)
+12129473636
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Ranked #16 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Old school charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Prior to our visit to NYC, we asked friends who travel there frequently for their recommendations regarding restaurants. Several mentioned Keens Steakhouse. We were not disappointed - there is a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere and the food is top quality. My only word of warning is don't eat too much in advance if you choose the "Legendary Mutton Chop". It is delicious AND massive. The menu and wine list are both extensive. We ordered wine by the glass and it was good value. We would definitely visit again.

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“Perfect everything !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We want to go back every night !! Service and food were perfect !! The meat was cooked to perfection, great advice on the wine among a huge list (I would say something like 100 different wines)...Just go !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Long Island City, New York
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“Wonderful! Food presented is much better than menu description”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Spouse and I ate from the Pub Menu on Sunday evening. I ordered 'Filet Mignon Tips.' What arrived were five large, nicely meaty pieces of lean meat, cooked to order (rare), accompanied by a generous portion of really good mashed potatoes. Spouse ordered 'Viennese Turkey Cutlet', which came with a side of potato salad so good I wish I had the recipe. There is a complementary dish of celery spears, carrot spears, olives and pickle, with blue cheese dip, as well as wonderful rolls. We also enjoyed drinks and dessert of Affogato (espresso poured over vanilla ice cream.) We had no reservation, but were fortunate to score a nice table in the more casual pub area, which often has more space than the main dining room. We have been to Keen's several times before, but are not 'regulars.' We have always been treated well, and leave feeling that we received good value for money.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Versailles, Kentucky
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“Great steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

There are lots of great places to eat steak in Manhattan. This one has fine steaks, great salads, and a mutton chop the size of a catcher's mitt! The history of this place adds a real aura to the whole experience. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Fab steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We went here on Valentines night - they gave every lady a red rose which was a nice touch.

Steak was excellent - perfectly cooked.

Sides were, as per the norm in the USA, enormous, but very tasty.

Topped off with a great Malbec. Perfect night.

Visited February 2013
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