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Posted by Dublin Tourists on 10/13/2007
Decided to eat at this restaurant having read great reviews. However, was truly disappointed. The ambience was really good, nice and cosy, but was, quite honestly, disappointed with the food. My husband enjoyed his fish dish, but my steak tasted like it had been oven cooked. The size of the steak was also too big, but not as big as the racks of lamb which were served to the table beside us. These were SO big that before I even ate, the look of them put me off my food!!! Prices not too bad - fair for the type of restaurant, service was excellent, but will not be returning when I'm back in New York.
Posted by Christin & Chris on 10/12/2007
I took my boyfriend here for his B-day and we had a great time. I love the atmosphere because it has old New York written all over it. My steak was the best i ever had and i felt like our waiter was on point the whole night. Don't like the prices scare you....it is well worth it!!!
Posted by Food Ninja on 08/06/2007
I've been to Keens three or four time and always loved it...tonight took the cake! My wife and I were enjoying each other's company eagerly awaiting our satisfying meal. We didn't think we had to wait long for our main course, but apparently the staff did. The Maitre D' acknowledged that they caused us undue wait and deducted all of our drinks from the bill and apologized, sincerely. A true class act rarely to be found in NY anymore. This is how to treat people! We will certainly be back.
Posted by Olympia S on 06/25/2007
We've dined here before but recently returned for an anniversary dinner. Our experience this time was just as exceptional as our past meals here have been. I was tempted by their Spanish mackeralspecial (have tried the sole here before, it was superb) but decided to go w/ the surf n turf, & it did not disappoint. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked & melt-in-your-mouth yummy, & the lobster (of which I'm not a big fan of usually but I wanted some seafood) was delectable. The sides were very tasty (buttery mashed potatoes & asparagus). For dessert we had chocolate ice cream & passionfruit sorbet -a perfect, heavenly & fresh-tasting way to end our meal. The seating is a little crowded at the 2-tops on the sides (downstairs) & this isn't an easy place on the wallet by far. But it is worth coming back again & again. Note, they also have private rooms upstairs; expectedly, the pricing's a bit steep but the rooms look great (similar dark wood, historic ambiance as the rest of the restaurant).
Posted by UES on 06/08/2007
You will pay more than your average pub but it is worth it. The Burger here is unbelievable. You will quickly put it at the top of your list in NY, I assure you. Huge, great meat, perfectly cooked with a pile of amazing fries. Get the carrots in brown butter (don't tell your doctor) and you will be in heaven. Also go for their house ale - great beer and not too pricey. I say avoid the main menu unless someone else is paying.
Posted by VisitorfromPhilly on 05/20/2007
My husband and I had an 8:45pm reservation at Keens last Thursday (5/17/2007). When we first sat at our table for two on the upper floor there were parties on either side of us. Unfortunately the tight quarters made conversation difficult but since our reservation was late the other parties left and the tables were never re-filled and we were able to converse while we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We ordered the chateubriand for two medium rare and it was excellent. It was tender and cooked to perfection. We also enjoyed the tomato and red onion appetizer I with the bleu cheese and my husband without and fresh cut french fries as a side dish. The waitstaff was very attentive without being overbearing. I would recommend Keens Steakhouse.
Posted by Did you say steak? on 05/17/2007
Wow, was this place a disapointment. Got the Porterhouse for 3 and had a difficult time navigating my beef amidst all of the fat. They should be embarassed to serve such a poor piece of beef for $120. Waiter never brought water and lacked the character you expect associated with the fine steakhouses in the city. Sides were nothing special. Paid an exorbitant amount of money on the side of "wild" mushrooms (consisting exclusively of button) which I could've cooked better. The bar is the only saving grace of the establishment - very beautiful decor and fabulous list of scotch. But do not go here for a meal, please go to the bevy of other, better steakhouses in this city.