Food & Drink

Keens Steakhouse

When Pest Control sent Andrew Dice Clay to club the pigeons that had flown into our office, we realized that even the most prodigious talents can fall outside the notice of the fickle public. Another inexplicably ignored, all-time great is Keens Steakhouse, the first call you should make when you're craving the fruits of the slaughter. You'll enjoy burying yourself in credit card debt at Keens because:

  • They know scotch like Jason Priestly knows residuals, pouring 220 single malts.
  • The juicy prime rib is cut almost as thick as Star Jones' blazers. Some people also rave about the house special mutton chop, but unless you're prepping to play the Sheriff of Nottingham at next month's Renaissance Fair, mutton chops are totally inappropriate and stupid.
  • The "Bull Moose Room" and other event spaces are stately and legitimately private. Instead of just blustering about strippers like the chumps at other steakhouses, at Keens, you could bring in the real thing or, in a pinch, hungry amateurs.

Despite all this, getting a table is somehow easier than refusing M&M's peddled by those kids on the subway, desperately in need of football uniforms. Yet Keens has made rent for 120-years, so we doubt this old-school carnivore's playpen will lose its luster anytime soon. We were seconded on this by the Dice Man himself, who, taking an evening off from the Pigeon Unit for a Thrillist-sponsored mutton chop, agreed: Keens will always be prime.