|Keen's Steakhouse: Creamed Spinach, Potatoes, & Prime Rib
As soon as you walk in you are hit over the head with the legacy of the place. The entryway is full of their famous clay pipes signed by celebrities going back over 100 years. Despite how it sounds and the fact that it's in Midtown it doesn't come off as totally tacky. The tuxedoed host informed us that there was quite a wait for the main dining room, but after our last visit we were hip to putting our name on the bar dining room which has a shorter wait.
We headed to the bar itself to get ourselves our signature steakhouse drinks: an Old Fashioned for The Mr. and a dirty vodka martini for me. The bar itself is worth calling out. It's super classy in a way that is chic without being stuffy. The bartenders make really good drinks and there is NO music. This was an epiphany I had on the second visit- the sound acoustics in there are absolute perfection. Enough of a din for ambience, but you can easily have a conversation while you sip on your beverage of choice.
Finally, a tuxedoed fellow found us and brought us to our table. As seasoned vets, we put in our order for creamed spinach, potatoes, and Prime Rib right away- we ordered the same thing (plus oysters) on our last visit and it was absolute perfection. And we'll probably order the same thing next time, as we will absolutely be back for more!