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Keens Steakhouse

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Midtown
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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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Today
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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Jamesport, New York
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Thank BDFD
Sacramento, CA
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank RobynD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank lamw
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful steakhouse and just around the corner from where we were staying (The Refinery). Be mindful that the restaurant is quite small and bookings are limited where walk-ins are the norm. Ensure you get there early and you will not regret a trip for dinner here! I opted for the 12oz Filet Mignon medium-rare, cooked to perfection. Enjoy!

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Thank LukePotts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best (and biggest) steak I have ever had by far, a must visit for any meat eater. Friendly staff and interesting decoration

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted a special treat while in NYC and my husband found high ratings for Keens Steakhouse. We had a late reservation (9:45) and we were dining with our 3 kids (7,10, 12) after the Rockettes Christmas show. I had seen somewhere that this was not kid friendly, so I was a little concerned. Our kids are pretty good in... More 

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NJ
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was great. The short ribs melted in my mouth. The Caesar salad was really good. Avoid the House Salad. The restaurant is dark and small. We were seated in the small room to the right when you walk in. Be prepared for a big bill.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful filet, creamed spinach (which I don't normally care for) and desserts. Gracious staff. Recommend reservations.

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Medford, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband wanted to go to a "real New York steakhouse" so this is where we were directed. I had never had Oysters Rockefeller, and my father was hesitant to try them here because he frequents the restaurant in New Orleans where they were invented. He was thrilled to say that they were very similar to what he gets in... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get the table and enjoy excellent meal among friends. The famous mutton chop, fillet mignon and Dover sole is what we ate and everyone was more than happy with their choice. Paired with a bottle of delicious Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon (Echeveria), this dinner will remain in memory.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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