Mon-Fri, 11:45am-10:30pm; Sat, 5pm-10:30pm; Sun, 5pm-9pm
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.
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This uninspired bar is attached to one of the city's most venerable steakhouses, and if it has the transient, impersonal quality of a waiting room, well, that's pretty much what it is. The paneled walls are hung with formal black and whites of Dead White Males in their formal black and whites sitting down to devour exactly what you smell searing next door. An amusingly over-the-top 1890s painting of a reclining nude looms behind the bar's 270 single malts, but the excessively bright lighting, a rather incongruous television set and the drab expense-account clientele all confirm that you're best off going there strictly for the steak.Extra
In 1905, Lillie Langtry, the reigning actress of her day, won women the right to dine at Keens.
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