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Which steakhouse of these three would you go to?

I've organized a bachelor party for 10 dudes, and this Saturday is steak night. I've got reservations at Ben & Jack's, Keene, and Wolfgang's. We're looking to have a good time, eat some great food and drink some wine. Cost is a factor. Obviously we'll be splurging with any of these places, but we'd like to try and keep it to a minimum. We're respectful of history and architecture, and want the best combination of fun, history and good food.

Which one of these would you go to and why?

I understand these three might not be the most popular choices for steakhouses, but if you could try and limit the opinions to these three I'd be very grateful.

Many thanks!

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    1. Wolfgang's is much better than Keen's.
      No experience with B&J's.

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      1. re: il Trifulau

        Wolfgang's. Great steak, good atmosphere. Make sure you go to the Park Ave one.

      2. Regarding cost, pretty much all of those three steakhouse (and all the top steakhouses) will cost approximately the same.

        I've never had a good steak in the three times I went to Wolfgang's and will not ever go there again.

        I've enjoyed all the steaks I've gotten at Ben and Jack's and Keen's. Keen's obviously wins for history. As for the steak, I'd make your choice on what you think people will be eating. If people want to share a bunch of porterhouse, go to Ben and Jacks. If everyone wants there own steak, or order lamb chops or mutton chop, go to Keen's.

        1. I've only been to Keen's of those 3 places, so obviously I can't really have a vote here, but I would say that the mutton there is a great piece of meat and might be a great alternative for some people with that big of a crowd. I will say that the steak that I tried at Keen's was not as good as other steakhouses I've been to, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if Wolfgang's was better as others have suggested.

          1. price wise, all the same.

            i think it comes down to whether you want a manly experience with history and a lack of women around...then id go with keens...my favorite steakhouse next to lugers.

            wolfgangs is a bit more 'night on the town' due to its scene, location, and style...steak is solid.

            yr call.

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            1. re: sam1

              "[I] think it comes down to whether you want a manly experience with history and a lack of women around...then id go with keens..."

              Say what?! lol I'm a woman, Keens is my favorite steakhouse, and no way is it a bastion of male superemacy lacking in female customers. Au contraire! Women very comfortably chow down there, and it even attracts families with children.

              1. re: RGR

                heh, heh.
                my wife feels the same way.
                rgr and i agree yet again.