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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
11:45 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Molde, More og Romsdal, Norway
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came in on a wednesday night before going to a concert at Madison, we hadn´t reserved a table so we had to wait for about 20 minutes, which was okay. We sat in a comfy Chesterfield in the reception and got to really soak up the atmosphere of the place. We had a really nice waitor, who helped us choose... More 

Thank Line M
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While looking for interesting places to eat while in NYC, I found this place called Keens Steakhouse. Founded in 1885, this place is a serious old school steakhouse, and the kicker was, their house specialty was MUTTON CHOPS. So after a long day of sightseeing, this was the perfect place to get my meat fix on. It was packed but... More 

Thank senninha8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here on a Monday night with reservations. We didn't like the first table we were seated at which was located by the door. Hostess was very gracious to move our table to a quaint little spot for easy talking. The waiter was excellent. Never seemed to hover and gave us great space. We dined on two filets, mashed potatoes... More 

Thank TMT2677
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is the definition of NYC steakhouse in personality and presentation. The menu and the service offered by the wait staff is also very good. However, I find my experience struggling to live up to the rave reviews posted by many others. There was nothing "wrong" with my meal or overall experience, but it was somewhat underwhelming. While the... More 

Thank daniellesuchit
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recommended Keens by a client in London, so we booked in advance of our trip. I took the mrs as we both love steak and my god it was AMAZING! Started in the bar as we were early and met some great and very friendly locals who were very welcoming. Got our table in the busy and buzzing... More 

Thank Cashmonz
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really love eating steak and this place is our favorite. Porterhouse for two is a perfect choice for a brilliant meal for two. We have been here one year ago and came back last week during our visit to NYC. Again it was brilliant, just the best.

Thank dana_christian
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this traditional restaurant during our visit in NY. It is better to sit in the upper floor as it is less noisy, the food is good quality and well cooked. I did not believe the size, the softeness and the lack of smell of the mutton chop. Excellent

Thank DimitrisKouts
Binghamton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a real steakhouse. In addition it traces its origins back to the 19th century. It feels like it inside, upscale, but friendly. The steaks were cooked to perfection for the other members of my party. I had their specialty - mutton chop. It was the best mutton I've ever had. Caesar salad with anchovies was delicious, the creamed... More 

Thank EKamlet
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came back to Keens after a few years of not going there and the food was just as good as I remember. Great meat. Good wine list and unique atmosphere - you can't go wrong

Thank gp121
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurent after reading other reviews as we wanted good steaks and good atmosphere. We ordered 2 T-bones which were terrible and we ate just few bites. The service was terrible as the waitress didn't even ask why we didn't eat. She only cared about serving the next table which had 10 loud teenagers that ruined the... More 

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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
US$31 - US$100
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
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
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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