With Mr. Haribo Mule in town, it always means good eats. He wanted to have some steak but not the fancy dry aged kind. In NYC, you'll mostly find dry aged this and dry aged that. I'm a fan but not every one. So when I sought out to find a place to please everyone, I thought that Keen's Steakhouse would be perfect.
When we arrived, I adored the decor. It was really old school. You can definitely tell that this used to be a gentlemen's establishment with their pipe collection lining the walls. We waited a bit and then were escorted to our table upstairs. The stairs are narrow and steep so be careful. We sat down and this was presented. It was vegetable crudite with carrots, celery, olives, and pickles. I enjoyed it and was a nice gesture from the place. It was certainly unique. I could have gone without the ice on top though.
To start, I had the lobster bisque ($9) which was okay. The lobster meat was shredded finely in the soup. The flavor was okay and didn't taste a lot like lobster. I assume that they had used a seafood stock instead. The brandy and cream was very nice though. I enjoyed that.
72 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018