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Keens Steakhouse

Restaurants, Steakhouse Midtown West
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Keens Steakhouse
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Keens Steakhouse
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Time Out says

The ceiling and walls are hung with tobacco pipes, some from such long-ago Keens regulars as Babe Ruth, J.P. Morgan and Teddy Roosevelt. Even in these nonsmoking days, you can catch a whiff of the restaurant’s 120-plus years of history. Beveled-glass doors, two working fireplaces and a forest’s worth of dark wood suggest a time when “Diamond Jim” Brady piled his table with bushels of oysters, slabs of seared beef and troughs of ale. The menu still includes the steakhouse's legendary three-inch-thick mutton chop (imagine a saddle of lamb but with more punch) and a porterhouse (for two or three) tht holds its own against any steak in the city.



Address: 72 W 36th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq
Price: Average main course: $55.
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11:45am–10:30pm, Sat 5–10:30pm, Sun 5–9:30pm
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There are plenty of restaurants in this city I would recommend to take a girl on a first date. Keens is absolutely not one of them.

Keens is where you go for dinner with your old man or maxing out your corporate card with those clients in town from Houston. From the taxidermy on the walls, to the portraits of random 19th Century aristocrats, to (what I believe is still) the world's largest collection of smoking pipes hanging from their ceiling, Keens' decor is unlike anywhere in town, and a big reason for their bona fide status as a New York City landmark.

But a cool interior doesn't keep you around for 130 years. What does? MEAT. Lots of meat. All of the meat. Don't try and get creative at Keens. Stick to the classics because no one does them better. Every cut they offer is delicious, but when it comes to their legendary mutton chop, all I can say is... BELIEVE THE HYPE.

Also, believe the scale the morning after you consumed 17 pounds of delicious beefy goodness, washed down by a heap of creamed spinach and 3 glasses of scotch.

Amazing steak. I'm Australian and thought we had the best beef but Keens is next level!

Keens steak house is a top notch and a must to hit when your in NYC from the drinks at the oldschool bar to the wine list to the awesome service to the steaks! This place just makes your mouth water from the second you step into the place! I come at the way from trenton nj to eat there and its a hour on the train but its total worth it! Love this place and its classy and the service from the bartender to the waitress and waiter are the best very knowledgeable and take pride in everything they do! Keens i will see you soon!!!!


One of the most interesting steak houses in the city, with a rich history, a fun gimmick, and high-end quality steaks (and other selections), though a bit pricey. It started as a gentlemen's club, where patrons could store their favorite pipes at the establishment, and you can still feel it; with tight, compact spaces, largely wooden-paneled decor, and a whole ceiling covered in pipes. The food really is top-notch, but you will pay for it. Service and cleanliness are on point, and everyone is exceptionally friendly, and ready to tell you the history. Would highly recommend.

Keens is the perfect haven to escape a neighborhood filled with chaos, tourists and (gasp) Macy's.  This steakhouse is an institution that has been around since 1885 and remains one of the best spots in the city to have a power lunch. Even if you don't like mutton, the dish that this famous steakhouse is known best for, you'll love it here. Its ambiance is warm and inviting. I recommend the steak salad! It's all about balance.

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I like ur resturant food nd style .Im interested to open just like ur restaurant in my homeland .would u help me to sort out how to open .like if u interested world wide branches ?

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