Keens Host

Each New York Sports Tours meal at Keens Steakhouse
features a respected New York sports figure as the lunch or dinner host.

The host adds to the tour story of how sports in New York has helped shape culture and society.

Preeminent New York Yankees historian and New York Times bestselling author Marty Appel (second from left, under mirror)

Preeminent New York Yankees historian and New York Times bestselling author Marty Appel (second from left, under mirror)

. . . proof that not all good things must come to pass. . . No restaurant in New York City pays the kind of lavish, often kooky, sometimes even touching tribute to the past than Keens does.
— Frank Bruni, The New York Times
Acclaimed New York sportswriter Filip Bondy (top, second from left)

Acclaimed New York sportswriter Filip Bondy (top, second from left)

The Record's New York Yankees beat writer Pete Caldera (second from right) and former New York Times sports editor Neil Amdur (third from left)

The Record's New York Yankees beat writer Pete Caldera (second from right) and former New York Times sports editor Neil Amdur (third from left)

Award-winning New York sportswriter and New York Times bestselling author Wayne Coffey (left)

Award-winning New York sportswriter and New York Times bestselling author Wayne Coffey (left)

New York City’s classic midtown steakhouse — still perfect after all these years. . .
— Bon Appétit
No chophouse in the city (and therefore the country) has a stronger pedigree, and none exudes a more pleasingly funky sense of old-fashioned charm.
— New York magazine
The list of dignitaries who’ve dined here is long enough that it might be simpler to name the ones who haven’t.
— Thrillist
Most of New York Sports Tours' mid-tour lunches and dinners are hosted in Keens Steakhouse's historic Bull Moose Room, where many legendary sports figures have dined.

Most of New York Sports Tours' mid-tour lunches and dinners are hosted in Keens Steakhouse's historic Bull Moose Room, where many legendary sports figures have dined.

. . . you really can’t do any better or more authentic than Keens.
— Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
Before he hosted a New York Sports Tours dinner at Keens, former World Boxing Council international champion Boyd Melson of New York City enjoyed the pre-meal sports history ride. Melson (third from left) pauses with some tour participants at the 69th Regiment Armory, the former home of the New York Knicks and the site of many events from sports history.

Before he hosted a New York Sports Tours dinner at Keens, former World Boxing Council international champion Boyd Melson of New York City enjoyed the pre-meal sports history ride. Melson (third from left) pauses with some tour participants at the 69th Regiment Armory, the former home of the New York Knicks and the site of many events from sports history.