Keens Steakhouse

Price guide: Mid-range

72 West 36th Street, Midtown West, New York City, New York, 10018

Price guide: Mid-range

 Keens Steakhouse

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#72 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
3.7
3.7
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Nightlife

Expert review of Keens Steakhouse

One of New York’s most storied steak houses.

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”.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

The staff are low-key but attentive. I particularly like the bartenders who will chat about everything from local sports to old NY history.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

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.

Tables to book: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
72 West 36th Street, Midtown West, New York City, New York, 10018
Telephone:
212-947-3636
Website:
http://www.keens.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 11.45am-10.30pm, Sat 5pm-10.30pm, Sun 5pm-9pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites

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