Keens Chophouse/Steakhouse, New York City, 5/19/18

exterior
exterior

Keens Chophouse is a large, dark place with closely set tables and the low ceiling is covered with old smoking pipes.  The dark walls are covered with photos, plaques and other stuff.  There is no music in the background but so many people are jammed in there talking you wouldn’t notice.  Tables had white clothes and napkins.   It has a clubby feel, with lots of tourists and groups of people celebrating something.  Service is friendly, efficient and helpful and the pacing of the meal was great.  

windows
front windows
windows
front windows
windows
front windows
entrance
entrance
interior
interior
interior
interior
interior
interior
table set up
table set up

 

All the tables receive a relish plate to munch on while looking over the menu.  It came with a blue cheese dip that was nice but fairly mild in flavor.  The carrots, celery, pickles, olives, etc. were all fresh and crisp.  It made a nice welcome.

relish tray
relish tray and dip
Frankie inspected
Frankie inspected
wine
wine
pipes
pipes on the ceiling
menu
menu
menu 2
menu 2
about
about Keens
history
history

 

After ordering the bread arrived which was a large crisp roll that had a nice chewy interior.  It came with a large slab of butter.

bread
bread
butter
butter
wine front
wine front
wine back
wine back
Frankie appreciated having a pepper grinder on the table
Frankie appreciated having a pepper grinder on the table

 

We each had Our Legendary Mutton Chop which is a huge piece of lamb grilled just as ordered, medium rare.   Alongside it was a good sized portion of perfectly cooked escarole, leaving it with just a bit of chew to the leaves.  The meat came with a mint jelly but I didn’t even try it the meat was just fine on its own – it only needed a little salt added.    We got a side order of Hand cut French Fries to split.  It again was a huge portion.  Some of the fries were crispier than others and they also needed salt.  They were all right but I’ve had better fresh cut fries.  We could have easily split the chop and still had plenty.  Go hungry when you go here.

mutton chop
Legendary mutton chop
from the top
from the top
from the back
from the back
from the side
from the side
Frankie checked out the inside
Frankie checked out the inside
fries
fries
Frankie likes meat
Frankie likes meat

 

We finished the meal with a piece of Our Family carrot Cake -suggested by the waiter.  It was dense and covered on 3 sides with a thick, lovely cream cheese frosting.  It was tasty and good.

dessert menu
dessert menu cover
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dessert menu
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drinks
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drinks 2
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drinks 3
carrot cake
carrot cake
another angle
another angle
Frankie liked the cow
Frankie liked the cow
pipes
pipes
to upstairs
to upstairs rooms
bar area
bar area
Frankie found other cats
Frankie found other cats

 

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