72 West 36th Street, Midtown West, New York City, New York, 10018
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Nightlife
Expert review of Keens Steakhouse
This old school steakhouse opened in 1885 and it still retains a saloon-like feel with great meat dishes and a huge menu of single malts. I like going and feeling like a part of the “mens’ club”.
This is a real meat and potatoes joint, with good sliced steak, excellent hamburgers and a more refined wine and spirits list than you might usually expect at such an unpretentious spot.
Informal and bustling; the pub and restaurant attracts the after-work banker scene as well as fashionable editors looking for a good steak and regulars who live nearby. The wood bar area feels plucked out of another era.
The staff are low-key but attentive. I particularly like the bartenders who will chat about everything from local sports to old NY history.
Tucked on a quiet side street the restaurant has a prime location when you consider that Penn Station, Times Square and Madison Avenue are all only a short walk away.
Dishes at the venerable steakhouse aren’t cheap but they are hearty: a mutton chop will set you back US$45, the T-bone is US$47, and the steamed Maine lobster and filet mignon is US$54.
Although there is a quite elegant dining room with banquettes I like the atmosphere in the front bar room best and often eat my dinner at the bar there.
More information on Keens Steakhouse:
- Price guide:
- 72 West 36th Street, Midtown West, New York City, New York, 10018
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri 11.45am-10.30pm, Sat 5pm-10.30pm, Sun 5pm-9pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Quick bites