Keen's Steakhouse opened it’s iconic restaurant oh………….WAY back in the day, around 1885.
Opened by Albert Keen , a noted figure in the theater district, Keen’s gentlemen only restaurant became the rendezvous of the rich, famous and oh so creative souls. Everyone from producers to playwrights, publishers and journalist frequented this popular eating establishment.
Its iconic history is due in part to the masculine inspired interiors, a one of a kind collection of churchwarden pipes hung from the ceiling, an extraordinary selection of scotch and a menu infamously known for the MUTTON CHOP!
The membership roster of Keen's Pipe Club contained over ninety thousand names including those of Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Will Rogers, Billy Rose, Grace Moore, Albert Einstein, George M. Cohan, J.P. Morgan, Stanford White, John Barrymore, David Belasco, Adlai Stevenson, General Douglas MacArthur and “Buffalo Bill” Cody.
Today, Keen's Steakhouse is the only survivor of the Herald Square Theatre District.
Definitely a restaurant you'll want to experience!