72 W 36th St.
New York
(212) 947-3636

Keens is cool - really cool. So cool that most patrons come for the after-work drinks and skip the chops. But, if you actually make it to a table or a private group room you will find that the drinks are mixed to perfection and the steaks are cooked to divinity. Think of it: the Bachelor can hobnob with New York’s cosmopolitan professionals - of which many are characteristically quite attractive and ready to mingle - then come back down to earth with a glass of vino and an awesome slab of beef. Is this heaven? No, it’s midtown.

Venue Tip: 

The bar is known for mixing one of the best Manhattans in all of, well... Manhattan.

The Good: 
Keens has been around for over a century. That’s, like, older than your grandparents! They know what they’re doing.
The Bad: 
There are better steaks in New York City, but Esquire’s list of the best bars in America is short, and Keens is on it.
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Price: $$$$

Signature dish: The prime rib is Keens’ most famous dish, but the mutton chop is the meal that will make this meal go down as legendary. Mutton: dinner for real men.

Attire: Jeans and a collar shirt. T-shirts not recommended, but jackets not required.

Vibe: Somewhere between high-end fancy-schmancy and dive bar. You choose.

What’s next?: Top of the Strand, Brendan’s Bar + Grill, lobby bar at The Ace Hotel (no lobby in America is cooler), 230 Fifth Rooftop, karaoke in Little Korea, NY Health Spa (look it up).