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The 20 oldest restaurants in the US

Mediafeed Logo By Daniel Bukszpan of Mediafeed | Slide 2 of 21: Address: 72 W. 36th St.Established: 1885When you walk into a restaurant, does it make you sad that they don’t check your pipe? For many years, this was not a problem at Keens Steakhouse in New York City. Established in 1885, Keens would allow patrons to check their churchwarden pipes, which were too thin and fragile to be shoved thoughtlessly into a pocket or handbag during a meal, lest they break. Sadly, this era is long gone, but you'll still see hundreds of these pipes displayed throughout the restaurant. You can admire them as you enjoy delectable food,. The menu is chock full of steaks, lobster and some desserts that are pretty hard to pass up.

20. Keens Steakhouse (New York City)

  • Address: 72 W. 36th St.
  • Established: 1885

When you walk into a restaurant, does it make you sad that they don’t check your pipe? For many years, this was not a problem at Keens Steakhouse in New York City. 

Established in 1885, Keens would allow patrons to check their churchwarden pipes, which were too thin and fragile to be shoved thoughtlessly into a pocket or handbag during a meal, lest they break. Sadly, this era is long gone, but you'll still see hundreds of these pipes displayed throughout the restaurant. You can admire them as you enjoy delectable food,. The menu is chock full of steaks, lobster and some desserts that are pretty hard to pass up.
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