Keens Steakhouse

72 West 36th Street, New York City

4.5
  • Phone Numbers: 12129473636, 2129473636
  • Address: 72 West 36th Street, New York City
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Restaurant features: Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    17:00 - 21:30

  • Mon

    11:45 - 22:30

  • Tue

    11:45 - 22:30

  • Wed

    11:45 - 22:30

  • Thu

    11:45 - 22:30

  • Fri

    11:45 - 22:30

  • Sat

    17:00 - 22:30

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Reviews

  • Corina G.

    5
    - 10 September 2018 -

    Nice, historical establishment in the heart of Manhattan. Service was great, delicious food, good with kids, too. Like many restaurants we frequent, whether they are $ or $$$$$, each need to ensure that their tables/chairs are clean and crumb free. It doesn't matter how well you are dressed, if it's a quick grab of grub, or a sit down 4-course meal - I believe everyone has a right to feel comfortable where they eat. After asking the servers to clean off our area when we were first brought to our table, all was fine.

  • Fahmida Sheuly

    5
    - 01 September 2018 -

    Keens Steakhouse is a rival to Peter Luagr. We had aged T-bone last night. It just melted in our mouths. One piece was good enough for both of us (plus had left over). In my opinion, Keens is much better than Peter Luger. Keens has more interesting history and the architecture of the restaurant makes you feel like you time traveled to 1885 .. with classy service and ambiance. We got lucky and had a table within 25 minutes and the food service for every course was timely and well served. The steak deal was much cheaper than regular restaurant even though it’s superior to almost all over restaurants in NY or even the country. The sides were a bit pricier but you can just order the steak and you’ll be more than full!! Also, it has cool history of vintage smoke pipes! That’s the restaurant theme! Definitely going back there again!

  • Thomas Chipchase

    5
    - 29 August 2018 -

    Best steak I've ever tasted. Attentive and friendly staff. Noticed I'd ordered a beer and didn't drink it and asked why, told them I wasn't a fan of it so they took it off the bill which they certainly didn't have to do! Lots to look at on the walls too. Definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a nice meal, perfect for a special occasion.

  • NICHOLAS MIELE

    5
    - 28 July 2018 -

    My girl and I walked in on a Friday night at 1730 and we actually got a seat. I'd recommend making a reservation. The place felt cozy if a bit tight, and I loved the old long stem pipes decorating the ceiling and the old photos. We ordered the Porterhouse for two, a bottle of Outpost Zinfandel, steamed asparagus, mushrooms, and mashed potatoes. Everything was cooked to perfection and we got out with plenty of time to catch our Broadway show. For both if us, with a twenty percent tip and an extra glass of the house Cab, it was less than $360. Not horrible and yes we could easily have done it cheaper. Rock on Keens, we will be back. One quick note: they don't season their dishes on purpose (which we both love). If you want things seasoned a certain way tell your waiter!

  • Luis Ortiz

    5
    - 25 July 2018 -

    I haven't been to many steakhouses in the city, but I do eat steak on a fairly regular basis and Keen's is definitely near the top. It was pretty busy on a weeknight, but there was no wait for our reservation. Cocktails were on point, unsurprisingly given how full the adjacent bar room was (kinda wish my paper plane wasn't served in a martini glass since they're so unstable but that's just personal preference). We had the "King's Cut", which is basically a large slice of a rib roast, and the NY Sirloin with some sides. Both cuts were excellent. The King's Cut was fork tender and full of rib meat richness, and the pan seared steak was very flavorful and made just right. Fully recommended!

  • Matt Alfieri

    4
    - 23 July 2018 -

    I enjoyed my meal here. A friend and I ordered two different cuts and shared. My friend ordered the legendary mutton chop. I ordered the king cut prime rib. We both ordered our meat medium rare. The prime rib came out medium rare but the mutton was unfortunately medium, so a star is lost. The prime rib was expertly seasoned and prepared, and as a result, it was supremely delicious. A top-25 bite I've ever had. The mutton was tasty and tender, but definitely overdone for my tastes. The wait staff, beginning with the kind lady who took my call to set up the reservation, were all nice and accommodating. I'd definitely come back but I will not accept overcooked steak again. We should have sent back the mutton, but it was still tasty.

  • Nick D

    5
    - 11 July 2018 -

    Keens is a steakhouse with a history dating back to the 1800's. The place is adorned with churchwarden pipes dating back to some famous figures in American history and beyond. Their steaks are very good and they have a nice selection of oysters and little neck clams. As with all finer midtown New York establishments, it's not cheap. Reservations are recommended and while it appears they serve the casual diner, I'd recommend collared shirts (polo type at least). The midweek crowd is generally after work business types with a few vacationers. You'll enjoy your visit and your meals. They also have a small bar for a quick drink or two.

  • Denise Wong

    5
    - 06 July 2018 -

    Coming into this classic restaurant for lunch in the Pub area to take advantage of the pub menu, you go through the side door that leads you straight into the separate area. It still has the classic wood paneling and old time feel. You can sit at the bar or there is a small table near the front. What is special about the Pub menu is that they offer a half size of their famous mutton chop and the burger. The half mutton chop ($29.50) was as good and flavorful as I had hoped. The side of buttery escarole gave it a nice contrast and complemented the dish well. The burger ($18.50) was flavorful and classic New York style so you can't go wrong. Along side are crisp golden fries. This is definitely the place for a nicer lunch with quality ingredients that perfectly satisfies your meat cravings. Would love to catch dinner here one day but lunch is hard to beat!

  • Anna Goncharova

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    We made a reservation and had arrived about 10-15 minutes earlier. The table was ready and we did not even have to wait a single minute. We both got mixed cocktails and they were pretty delicious and strong. The food was out of this world and simply melted in my mouth. I ordered NY sirloin and was not disappointed. It was cooked to perfection and every bite was heaven. Our server for the night was very helpful and not in any way rushing. Portions are perfect as opposed to the other restaurants where you can only truly have one meal before you explode. Keens I was able to enjoy appetizers, main meal, and dessert without falling asleep at the table. Would recommend this for a more intimate setting as opposed to a family gathering, but there's room for all sorts of parties.

  • James Roberts

    5
    - 28 March 2018 -

    This place is an institution of beef. The mutton chops are some of the most unreal cuts of an animal that are fit for human consumption. The service is impeccable. There is no shortage of food here, all portions are perfect for people to share. The coffee cantata is also a wonderful and balanced dessert that will not over power the rest of the meal. GO HERE NOW!

  • 🍕Lisa R Henderson 🍕

    - 04 June 2018 -

    Interesting place idk about the food- large portions have had better

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