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Going to Keen's tonight.

il Trifulau Mar 23, 2008 08:17 AM

I think it's the only "classic" NYC steakhouse I haven't been to yet.

My wife will get the signature Mutton.

What should I get?
I'm thinking the prime rib unless I'm making a mis-steak not getting the t-bone or NY sirloin.

  1. JoanN Mar 23, 2008 08:36 AM

    Go with the prime rib. It's always great. The best steak, IMHO, is the porterhouse for two, but since your wife is having the mutton . . . .

    You do know that the "mutton" is saddle of lamb? It's terrific, but it's not mutton.

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      kathryn Mar 23, 2008 01:48 PM

      I too love the porterhouse for two. Even with two people, we usually have enough leftover for another meal.

    2. LeahBaila Mar 23, 2008 09:25 AM

      I really loved my filet, also make sure to order the hash browns.

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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        il Trifulau Mar 23, 2008 05:32 PM

        I had the Prime Rib. It was gigantic and tasty enough, but I still own 2/3rds of it. If that's as good as prime rib gets, I'm done ordering it.
        It's not steak.
        I also still have 2/3rds of my wife's mutton chop.
        Who the hell is it served for in that size?

        The hash browns were unimpressive.

        I'll go back, but only to have the porterhouse and the Scotch flight.

        Service was great. Bartender was a delight.

        Another $400 meal for two.

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          ginnyhw Mar 24, 2008 06:20 AM

          Did you check out the pub? I see the pub menu looks a lot more reasonable. We were planning to go to Keen's when we come down next month and really don't want to make a 400 investment in one meal for two.

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            RGR Mar 24, 2008 09:54 AM

            I'm not sure how il Trifulau ended up spending $400 for two. Maybe they ordered some very expensive bottles of wine.

            Keens is our favorite steakhouse, and we always eat in the dining room. Because portions are so huge, we generally share *everything* though sometimes we'll each get a different main course, i.e., mutton chop for him, lamb chops for me. Our bill generally comes in at around $100 for the two of us (before tax & tip). I don't drink, and my husband usually has just one glass of wine.

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              il Trifulau Mar 24, 2008 10:05 AM

              We had a raw bar sampler at $65
              2 glasses of white wine $24
              One bottle Brunello di Montalcino $98
              Mutton/Prime rib: about $100
              2 sides: $20
              tax about $25
              tip about: $65

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              Blumie Mar 24, 2008 10:00 AM

              I almost always eat in the pub. You can order off of the regular menu, or you can order off of the pub menu, which has smaller (but still plenty big) portions and more reasonable prices. On a visit last week, my buddy and I split the prime rib hash (doused in Tabasco) and the burger. Both were great.

              http://www.keens.com/pubmenu.html

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                Jane A. Mar 25, 2008 09:15 PM

                Thanks for the info on the Prime Rib Hash. I love that dish and was wondering how Keen's measures up. We're planning on going after a play reading later this week.

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                  Blumie Mar 26, 2008 06:50 AM

                  Note that the prime rib hash only is on the pub menu, which only is served until 10:30 p.m. on weekdays (and until close on weekends). That said, if you're sitting in the main dining room and ask politely, my guess is that they'd serve it to you.

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                  jdf Mar 26, 2008 10:15 AM

                  Always wanted to do the pub room, but have always only eaten in the main room. Does the burger come with fries etc? That hash sounds great, as well.

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                    steakrules85 Mar 26, 2008 10:50 AM

                    Burger comes with fries.

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                SomeRandomIdiot Mar 24, 2008 10:08 AM

                "Who the hell is it served for in that size?"

                Me. That mutton chop is the perfect size for lunch. I end up eating about 90% of it. I'd be at 100% if I could figure out some way to eat that gigantic bone too.

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                  kobetobiko Mar 24, 2008 10:31 AM

                  Hi SRI,

                  You are amazing! My friend and I tried to polish off the mutton chop (that's 2 people for 1 mutton) and still couldn't finish it. However, it was indeed very delicious.

                  May be the bone can be for "doggy" bag (literally)? :D

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              steakrules85 Mar 26, 2008 06:41 AM

              For me the porterhouse for two at Keens is one of the best steaks I have ever had. Probably second to Luger.

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