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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
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11:45 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Houston
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think CaptainCook nailed it. It was out of our way but we went because Keens is a NY icon and we had never been. Great (and large) wedge salad and kudos to the waiter for suggesting we share it. I'm not afraid of an expensive steakhouse, but I just didn't think anything was that delicious or wonderful to warrant... More 

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Thank darwinmoore
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best steaks ever, you could, and we did to prove it, cut them with a spoon. The atmosphere was great, wait staff excellent and the puddings followed suit. When we go back to New York we will go back for another try.

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Thank LouiseLDaker
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Keen's had been on my must-try list for a long time. The restaurant is part of every single "best NYC steakhouses" list, and has a rich history. Pros: old-school ambiance, large portions, top-notch and fresh ingredients (porterhouse for 2 was extremely high-quality beef; crab and avocado salad appetizer was very fresh), classic and tasty desserts Cons: The porterhouse for 2... More 

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Thank captaincook2014
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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189 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Immediately our waiter made us feel like family. This is a high end establishment but it is not snooty at all. He was so fun and energetic and hilarious. Made us feel like we had always been friends. I saw keens first on the tv show billions and I had to try it. Well they say to get the mutton.... More 

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Thank Abconnor2
new york city, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding service and very welcoming restaurant. The steak was very tasty and well prepared. Ideal setting either before or after a Knicks or Rangers game.

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Thank Alan D
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe the best steak I've ever had. My wife checked this restaurant out on line, ( it was our 1st trip to New York), and boy we were not disappointed. The service is excellent, and the food is over the top good. 2 recommendations....1 don't order your entree at the same time as your appetizer or salad, like this restaurant,... More 

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Queens, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps you can't eat atmosphere, as an old TV ad used to say. But you can certainly enjoy it, and this 132 yr-old restaurant, the second oldest steak joint in NYC, is rich in old-world charm. Our steaks and lamb chops were cooked close to perfection, and the service was excellent. I ate here for the first time almost 50... More 

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Thank pschwartzmsw
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The BEST !!! Attention to detail is just the only way to say it. They do t miss a thing, at all. We had an amazing oyster appetizer , filet and mutton. EVERYTHING superb, the only bad thing, I don't know when I'll get to go again. ;)

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Thank XtremeFergie
Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked keens in advance of our travel to NY. We ordered chateaubriand and it was absolutely cooked to perfection. We had great seats, the ambience was spot on and the service fabulous. If you love steak, you have to visit Keens.

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Thank Carl N
Port Washington, NY
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the time we entered until the time we left could not have been treated better The whole presentation was superb I enjoyed a dozen clams and a petitte filet mignon Our whole party experienced some fine dining that will not be forgotten What a steak house should be

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:45 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 22:30
Thursday
11:45 - 22:30
Friday
11:45 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-947-3636
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.

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