Keens Steakhouse

Address: 72 West 36th Street, Midtown West, New York City, 10018, United States
Telephone: 212-947-3636

- Mid-range

3.7

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
3.8
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Food and drink
3.8
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
3.8
90%
Location
3.7
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Nightlife

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