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Keens Steakhouse

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72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018-8025 (5th and 6th)
+1 212-947-3636
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK I visit Brazil and travel Austin, San Antonio, and Houston a bit, but Keens has edged out some really big players. Dark wood and pipes overhead are just the start. While the mutton gets all the press, here is a little secret. The burger meat is the best quality of all time. Juicy and tasty on a wonderful bun,... More 

Thank Russell R
Carmel, Indiana
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Keens with a good sized family group; excellent service, food, drink, most impressive. One of the better restaurants in NYC. Terrific raw bar if you are interested on top of a great selection of steaks. Can do seafood here also but the name says it all: if you are a meat eater, go for the steak! Location is... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a long deliberation with my inner voices over which NYC steakhouse I should hit , I've decided to take the missus out to Keens, and the meal was one of the best I can remember. The place is very cozy and has an old world feel to it (loads of wood, white tablecloths etc. The service was meticulous and... More 

Thank Tala2912
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Taken here by relatives who live in New York, it is their favourite place and I can see why. The steak is the best melts in your mouth. Very interesting inside, apparently one of the oldest steak houses or chop house as they call it. There are hundreds of pipes on the ceilings. It is expensive but you get what... More 

Thank curlystuff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and excellent food. Loved the environment. Would have loved to have seen the whole restaurant. Maybe next time.

Thank Ktndave
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384 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While in ny with my family we were looking for a good steak meal. I think we were just in shock in general the good prices in the city and to get no side items for those prices. The restaurant is very small so you sit directly beside someone else so there is no private conversations at all. Food was... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste your time. Had a reservation for last night. Got there a few minutes early and checked in...party of 4, one of the four of us was settling the cab fare. The host turned us over to another young woman who rushed us up the steps. We told her we had another person who was with us, and she... More 

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Jamesport, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We won a gift certificate for dinner at Keens.We sat in the tavern area which was cozy. Our food was good but nothing great. Our server made us feel as if we were second class citizens. We did not like the feel. We had our meal and a cocktail and were happy to leave.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is THE place to have Thanksgiving dinner when in the city. The menu was perfect. The service exceptional. The food was out of this world. We wouldn't have Thanksgiving dinner anywhere else.

Thank RobynD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Selected this restaurant based on reviews and its history. Although food and service was good, I expected better. Limited selection of steaks. My steak was slightly overcooked and the seafood salad would have been better with less dressing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $100
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018-8025
    (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: +1 212-947-3636
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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