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“Excellent steak”
Review of Keens Steakhouse

Keens Steakhouse
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Ranked #47 of 13,935 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, 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.
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent steak as was the mash potatoes and creamed spinach. Service was a bit slow at times but attentive. Overall and excellent steakhouse with a Herat history.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Took my father there for his birthday. As soon as we walked in, he exclaimed that THIS felt like a great NYC place (as opposed to other steakhouses we have visited in past years). Seated right away with our reservation, but as a party of 2 we were stuck in a crowded corner right by the door. I understand that it's NYC and a tough place to get in, but it wasn't very comfortable to have my elbow bumped by servers as I ate (and I am a small person).

We both loved our food, and found it comparably priced with other steakhouses in the city with far less atmosphere than this one. The extra $2 for the sauce for steak is absolutely worth it.

Service was great, though a bit inattentive with water service, and the wine and whisk(e)y menus are quite impressive with decent prices.

We were given a free mini-cheesecake (one serving) because I had indicated that we were celebrating a birthday.

Also, restrooms are through the bar, which was quite crowded and difficult to navigate through the crowd.

I would definitely go back, though I'd request a different table.

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Thank traveling_fr0m_TX
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

While my steak was excellent the prices were terrifying. I was in town on business and between a non alcoholic beverage, my steak and a side, my per diem for the entire day barely covered my dinner. Restaurant had the feel of an old timey club where men went to smoke cigars and women were not allowed to enter. Interesting to look at all the smoking pipes that lined the ceiling but would not return because of the prices.

Thank 621AndreaP621
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was recommended to us by our tour guide on the real New York tours. One word..."wow" my boyfriend ordered the prime rib and it was huge, but he gladly had every last bite, I ordered the 8oz fillet and it was a perfect size. The service was great and the actual restaurant, it's like your eating in a museum. The ceiling is covered in old smoke pipes and paintings cover the walls. We also saved room for dessert (or made ourselves eat it) best New York cheesecake ever!

2  Thank Cassandra L
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited Keens New York on Sat night have to say very busy and pricey . Full of overbearing American guys trying to out do each other by seeing who could talk the loudest . I had fillet steak and it was great however everything is extra and it can be pricey . My two teenage boys had chicken which was the cheapest on the menu there choice they themselves said no to paying 48 dollars for a steak all soft drinks bill came to234 dollars . Very very busy .

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Thank jan123456
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