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Keens Steakhouse

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72 West 36th Street, New York City, NY 10018-8025 (5th and 6th)
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was exceptionally inattentive and slow. My fiancee ordered his steak medium and I ordered mine medium rare. His came out rare and my came out well done. I feel this is unforgivable for a restaurant with steakhouse in its name. We would have sent the steaks back, but we were hungry and we didn't see our server for... More 

Thank Alexis H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Keens is a great experience as well as a great steak. this was our treat meal of the trip and we weren't disappointed. We had a Porterhouse for two which was delicious, melt in your mouth perfection. It was one of the best steaks I have had and compared with other steaks I've eaten in New York but I preferred... More 

Thank Lisa M
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An OK meal, but not for the price. Lobster Bisque was good, but had pieces of crab meat in it, not lobster. $20 for the roasted vegetables.

1 Thank ocean667
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was not our first visit which says something ... with so many different choices in NYC. Very nice ambience, decent service and excellent food. It is really the right place to have an excellent steak. Not cheap but the quality of food justifies the prices which are definitely north of mid-range.

1 Thank ED5611
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, this place is SPECIAL. Great food, great service, great historical feel. Reservation needed. Pipes from 100 years of famous patrons line the ceiling. Very traditional menu.Famous for Mutton chops. I had 2 huge lamb chops. Prime rib super too. Mint sauce on mutton chops was very sweet! Ask for mint sauce on the side!! Creamed spinach amazing! So we're... More 

2 Thank Jane S
Loxahatchee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time here and I thought it was great. Great Food, Great Service!!! Typical steakhouse prices. Expect to spend at least $200 for two. Reservations are good to have but are not always needed. I tried to make a reservation on Wednesday for Thursday night. When I tried to make the reservation on line, I was told... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for a birthday celebration dinner. I don't think I have ever experienced anything quite like this place. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service impeccable. It's a steak house, so meat dishes are favored. The portions are large, prepared exactly as specified (try medium rare, with just a slight char). You will get exactly what you... More 

Thank Dale P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great steak, great wine suggestion, great service and interesting place with lot of history. More expensive than mid-range, but not too pricy and absolute worth it.

Thank Nina B
Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited this evening after a recommendation from a friend. There was a short (10 min) wait for our table despite having a reservation but it was very busy. We were given crudités and blue cheese dip as well as bread rolls for free which were lovely. My husband had the new York sirloin steak which was by far the... More 

Thank Amy A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, always book to avoid disappointment. We had to book two days in advance for dinner. The restaurant is very dark but with loads of atmosphere. Tables are rather crammed in but the steaks are as good as we have ever eaten. We had the chateaubriand for two which was fantastic. Great location just off Broadway. Certainly worth a visit!

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: +12129473636
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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