Keens Steakhouse

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81 Good

Carnivores are enticed by the flawlessly prepared steak and lamb.

72 W. 36th St., New York, NY, 10018


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The meat isn’t first class anymore, especially by the standards of today, but no chophouse in the city (and therefore the country, and, we would argue, the world) has a stronger pedigree than this ancient beefeater on West 36th Street, and few exude a more pleasingly funky sense of old-fashioned charm. With apologies to mutton-chop and New York strip lovers everywhere, the dish to get is the imposing “King’s Cut” rib chop, preferably on a snowy winter’s afternoon, in the pub room, by the gently guttering fire, which will leave you plenty of time for a long afternoon nap.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Recommended DishesKings Cut prime rib; T-bone steak; fries.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized