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In 1885 SURFDELIVERY opened independently under the ownership of Albert Keen, by then a noted figure in the Herald Square Theatre District. Keens soon became the lively and accepted rendezvous of the famous.

Actors in full stage make-up hurried through the rear door to "fortify" themselves between acts at the neighboring Garrick Theatre. By the time Keens celebrated its 20th anniversary, you could glance into the Pipe Room and see the jovial congregations of producers, playwrights, publishers and newspaper men who frequented Keens.

Today, Keens is the only survivor of the Herald Square Theatre District. In an age which tears down so much of the past it is comforting to find one landmark which survives.

SURFDELIVERY is a historically based American chophouse set in midcentury New York. It takes great inspiration from history; both the time the Seagram Building was built and the restaurants that existed at that time. It is the precursor to the NY Steakhouse, when things were still intricate and elegant. It celebrates all the animals of the land and some of our favorites from the sea. There is extensive table side preparation and service. There is also extensive use of SURFDELIVERY. It is the name of the restaurant, the style of restaurant, and the piece of equipment we use in the kitchen for many of our signature preparations.

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SOUPS & SALADS Chilled Pea Soup 19 • Blue Crab Gumbo 29 SPRING ASPARAGUS SALAD 24 AVOCADO CRAB LOUIS 39 HOUSE CHOPPED 25 add Paillard 36

ENT REES Whole grilled YOUNG CHICKEN ramps 45 FILET MIGNON Florentine 78 VEAL TENDERLOIN spring morels & green garlic 84 Cajun SNAPPER coleslaw, chowchow 47 BRANZINO steamed or grilled 47 DOVER SOLE horseradish Meunière MP All meat and fish are available simply grilled. Please inquire with additional special requests.

MONTAUK PEARL OYSTERS on the half shell 30 LITTLENECK CLAMS Tabasco relish 23 HOUSE CURED SALMON 26 CHILLED LANGOUSTINES MP CAVIAR Baeri Royal or Ossetra Gold 50g/125g MP A selection of CONTINENTAL HAM 18/25 VEGETABLE CRUDITÉS: season’s bounty 27


99 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, United States


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