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Jan 18, 2008 05:30 AM


Is there any difference in dining between the first floor dining area or upstairs on the 2nd level in one of the rooms?

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  1. As far as the food, I don't think so.

    I know that the menu in the bar is a little different, and private parties can have a different menu, but I think there are no other changes.

    1. Captain is correct that the menu is the same in the main dining room on the street level and the upstairs dining rooms. The Pub Room has a different, less expensive menu. But you can also request the regular menu there.

      1. Sorry, i should have been more clear, i was referring to decor, ambiance etc.....

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        1. re: rking

          Well, downstairs in the main dining rooms, it just sets the protype for an Old New Steakhouse. The ceiling is lined with clay pipes that used to be handed out to patrons. Each one has a number by which a patron's pipe was identified for subsequent visits. Some pipes are on display in fron, like Babe Ruth's, thousands hang from the ceilings. The upstairs rooms are smaller and a feel clubbier. If I had not been, I'd try to eat downstairs first.

            1. re: rking

              You can't lose, decor-wise, at Keen's. The rooms upstairs are fascinating with incredible history (Lincoln's assassination program for starters) and incredible art (evils of horse racing allegorical ones are my faves). Every room in the place is the coolest room in town. And the prime rib hash is stellar.