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“Steakhouse with ambience, service and excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse
72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Midtown)
+12129473636
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Ranked #15 of 11,181 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
new york
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Steakhouse with ambience, service and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a top notch steakhouse. The servers were nice and knowledgeable and helped us make smart decisions about ordering which made the experience a match with the excellent food. In addition, the wine list is amazing. Overall, a place I will return to again with parents, friends, boyfriend or work colleagues.

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent. Great food and staff, worth the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Delicious lobster bisque and steaks. Beautiful restaurant. Quite expensive but worth it. Highly recommended. Great atmosphere in the bar too with a good choice of wines and whisky.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York, USA
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“Good place for drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Met a friend for a drink there. With only 1 bartender tending a large and full bar made getting a drink a bit challenging but great atmosphere and good vibe.

Visited October 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great steakhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Been to NYC several times and wanted to try somewhere memorable

After reading the reviews we gave Keens a go, and what a great choice, the greeting was warm and friendly (why people knock the New Yorkers I'll never understand, everywhere we have been in this great city the people and traders have been incredible, please note Paris!!!!)

The restaurant had a great feel with a typical decor and a good NYC buzz of an atmosphere

The server was first rate, ran through the menu and gave us time to consider his views, my wife had the fillet mignon and I had the lobster and steak combo, and a great pint of Pilsner urquell (best lager in the world)

The food is not cheap $160 for both, but the quality and service was outstanding and we will certainly be visiting on our next trip

Great food and excellent service

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Excellent Meet Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A friend recommended the Keens as one of the best steak places in NYC and he was right. The Sirloin was absolutely fantastic, grilled to the point and big enough to feed a man like me. Service was also very professional. Overall worth the price.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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