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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
Closed now
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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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was recommended Keens by a client in London, so we booked in advance of our trip. I took the mrs as we both love steak and my god it was AMAZING! Started in the bar as we were early and met some great and very friendly locals who were very welcoming. Got our table in the busy and buzzing... More 

Thank Cashmonz
Bucharest, Romania
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really love eating steak and this place is our favorite. Porterhouse for two is a perfect choice for a brilliant meal for two. We have been here one year ago and came back last week during our visit to NYC. Again it was brilliant, just the best.

Thank dana_christian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this traditional restaurant during our visit in NY. It is better to sit in the upper floor as it is less noisy, the food is good quality and well cooked. I did not believe the size, the softeness and the lack of smell of the mutton chop. Excellent

Thank DimitrisKouts
Binghamton, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a real steakhouse. In addition it traces its origins back to the 19th century. It feels like it inside, upscale, but friendly. The steaks were cooked to perfection for the other members of my party. I had their specialty - mutton chop. It was the best mutton I've ever had. Caesar salad with anchovies was delicious, the creamed... More 

Thank EKamlet
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came back to Keens after a few years of not going there and the food was just as good as I remember. Great meat. Good wine list and unique atmosphere - you can't go wrong

Thank gp121
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurent after reading other reviews as we wanted good steaks and good atmosphere. We ordered 2 T-bones which were terrible and we ate just few bites. The service was terrible as the waitress didn't even ask why we didn't eat. She only cared about serving the next table which had 10 loud teenagers that ruined the... More 

Thank Eyal G
Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was very nice. The food, staff and the environment was absolutely perfect. We just went in without knowing this was one of the best restaurants in NY and was happy to get a table immediately.

Thank FredrikPP
Nyack, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to our dinner at Keens having heard so much about it but the best food item was the fish that my husband ordered! I thought my sirloin had little flavor, my daughters filet mignon was just okay, and both were undercooked. It was crowded and the service was very good but I was taken aback that... More 

Thank MPKC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed with my family at an apartment nearby. We went for lunch with a lot of expectation. We had a walk it table and the service was pretty bad. They treated us like if they wanted us to leave soon to sit new people. The check for six people was around 500 dollars. Not worth it!!!

Thank Manuel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Keen's steakhouse, in my opinion, is by far the best steakhouse and 'steakhouse experience' in New York! First of all, the steak is delicious... Second of all, the place is a classic, and extremely interesting (its a kik to see the all the different pipes from historical characters). And third, the delightful portrait of Ms. Keens lying naked early in... More 

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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, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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