It can be argues that Keen’s hosted the official first meeting of the Steak Club 7 ever. On our prior visit, Keen’s rated high in every category but the steak. It’s possible that the excitement of steak club created too high an expectation. Regardless, the call was made to return and it was one hell of a call!
We were sat upstairs, which if you ever go to Keen’s, is the only way to go. If you’ve been there you know their ceilings are covered in churchwarden pipes (made famous by their long stems) and there is a great story about them on Keens website. It makes for a great atmosphere. But back to the food…
The blue cheese on my wedge salad was fantastic and had some ingredient I couldn’t name that made it all the better. The strip that I was served was a horrible cut, that was covered in fat and even braised improperly. I called the waiter over to send it back and before I could finish my sentence, he sincerly apologized and took my plate. In less than 5 minutes the server returned with one of the best pieces of meat I have ever seen or eaten! It was fantastic and he was very, very apologetic. The sides were delicious, especially the carrots in brown butter. Washed down with a nice Chilean red blend, Keen’s came back hard and with a massive improvement.
I’ll give Keen’s at 4.5 out of 5 and an A++ for service.