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Keens Steakhouse

Map & Directions 72 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
  • Steakhouse
  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-10:30pm, Sat 5pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Fireplace, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Highly Recommended, Online Reservations Available
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

When this Victorian-era chophouse was newly built in 1885, making it the same vintage as Peter Luger, it was located in the city's Theater District. Now Keens Steakhouse is surrounded by Korean restaurants. Tourists opt for the prime rib, a cut rarely found in the city, while regulars go for the legendary mutton chop, a hug mass of meat milder tasting than you might imagine, and memorably good. The Caesar salad and oyster service are also both commendable. Keens is much better than it needs to be to regularly fill this historic space up. Weak point: the potatoes.

Member Reviews

  • gus42 wrote a review for Keens Steakhouse
    on 09/10/09

    Porterhouse for two. Guess the answers to the "5 questions of the day". Makes everyone at the bar instant friends.

  • JosinaR wrote a review for Keens Steakhouse
    on 03/02/09

    Dark wood and low ceilings give this historic steak house a men's club feeling. So what? The steaks are massive and perfect, every time. The sides are perfect and perfect for sharing. And the scotch list is extensive.

  • mango2685 wrote a review for Keens Steakhouse
    on 05/06/08

    i love the steaks here - juicy and grilled perfectly. and if you like lamb, their chops are yum. for lunch, the cobb salad has generous meat and shrimp in it.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 05/12/10

    There may be better steaks in NY, but no steakhouse can equal this 1885 Herald Square stalwart. The bar mixes up one of the city's best Manhattans.

  • Travel Channel on 11/15/10

    If you want the real New York-style steakhouse, it helps to actually do it in New York. You really can’t do any better or more authentic than Keens. – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations

  • The New York Times on 08/27/10

    Are you in the pub? You have to be in the pub. Request that move now. Order the mutton chop. All’s well.

  • Eater on 10/04/11

    Get a mutton chop with a side of history at this century old steakhouse that offers delicious food, perfect cocktails, & a killer ambiance. Those on a budget can hit up the bar room. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Travel Channel on 11/30/11

    Dine on Keen's famous Mutton Chop or primo cuts of prime, aged beef, and wash it down with one of their 300 single-malt scotches. Seen on Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants.

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