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have reservations next Sat night. First time. Where should I ask to be seated? Need a regular to guide me. It's expensive which I don't mind but don't want to be treated as a tourist.
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  1. There is really no good or bad place to be seated at Keens. Each room has its own charm. I've never been disappointed with the table I've been given. That said, the main floor room has a lower ceiling so feels more cozy, while the large upstairs room has a high ceiling and feels more spacious. There is no "tourist" room.

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    1. re: rrems

      i love Keens, but i have to add that on my last visit (late January), service was appalling...so bad that we considered walking out mid-meal and never returning...it's a bit rudderless now i think...

      1. re: rrems

        Agree with rrems, I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. And disappointed that Simon had a bad visit but I was there recently with my grown up nephews and service was fantastic, actually better than what I was expecting.

        1. re: Spiritchaser

          thanks for replying. I like the dining room they feature on the website but don't know if it is upstairs or downstairs..

          1. re: srqmike

            That looks like the main floor to me, which I love. My favorite spot is the first floor in one of the back booths (for 4 people) -- with a view of the action but cozy and private. A great place, enjoy!

            1. re: City Kid

              the answer I was looking for. Thanks to all. Going to 9/11 memorial first to pay my respects. I miss working in NYC but glad I left before the tragedy.