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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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Maribor, Slovenia
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another iconic place of NY with the best tastes of different cuts you can imagine. It's all there texture, flavor, tenderness and crust. Service is on top level, prices too but worth every cent. This is also historic sight, ex Pipe club with over 50000 pipes installed on their ceiling. Members list of the Pipe club like Teddy Roosevelt, Babe... More 

Thank primozhoce
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first real dinning experience in New York. We where there for a business dinner and WOW! The restaurant is very cool looking, I really thought all the pipes hanging on the ceiling was pretty cool. I did not have the Mutton but everyone said it was amazing. I do want to say the Blue Cheese puffs as... More 

Thank qsxhawk
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit, the first years ago, it hasn't changed a bit and is still a fantastic as last time. We had a drink at the bar, I had a Manhattan, and then ate in the more informal bar area. There is the main restaurant, the bar area and an area in between where you don't have to... More 

Thank Jacqueline D
Brockville, Canada
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yet another enjoyable evening @ Keens. We stopped into the bar side to have drinks expertly prepared by our bartender Albert, who remembers your name and never disappoints. Then we moved to the restaurant. One of my fav dishes is the English cut prime rib (the kings cut is just too huge) with sautéed spinach. Yum! Every Tuesday I'm in... More 

Thank kickboy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK I visit Brazil and travel Austin, San Antonio, and Houston a bit, but Keens has edged out some really big players. Dark wood and pipes overhead are just the start. While the mutton gets all the press, here is a little secret. The burger meat is the best quality of all time. Juicy and tasty on a wonderful bun,... More 

Thank Russell R
Carmel, Indiana
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Keens with a good sized family group; excellent service, food, drink, most impressive. One of the better restaurants in NYC. Terrific raw bar if you are interested on top of a great selection of steaks. Can do seafood here also but the name says it all: if you are a meat eater, go for the steak! Location is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a long deliberation with my inner voices over which NYC steakhouse I should hit , I've decided to take the missus out to Keens, and the meal was one of the best I can remember. The place is very cozy and has an old world feel to it (loads of wood, white tablecloths etc. The service was meticulous and... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Taken here by relatives who live in New York, it is their favourite place and I can see why. The steak is the best melts in your mouth. Very interesting inside, apparently one of the oldest steak houses or chop house as they call it. There are hundreds of pipes on the ceilings. It is expensive but you get what... More 

Thank curlystuff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and excellent food. Loved the environment. Would have loved to have seen the whole restaurant. Maybe next time.

Thank Ktndave
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183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While in ny with my family we were looking for a good steak meal. I think we were just in shock in general the good prices in the city and to get no side items for those prices. The restaurant is very small so you sit directly beside someone else so there is no private conversations at all. Food was... 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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