Saturday, September 6, 2008

restaurant review: keg steakhouse & bar

Restaurant: Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Location: 515 Jarvix Street, Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-964-6609

Meal type: Dinner

Average price per person: $26-$60

What I ordered:
- Lychee Martini
- Crab, Parmesan and Spinich Dip
- Pecan Sirloin topped with goat cheese (sweet potato fries on the side)


I never realized this, but it's been years since I've been to the Keg! It's definitely come a long way since I remember it.

The food was impressive - I enjoyed the appetizer and my steak. It was cooked rare, just the way I like it & the pecan shell was very differnt but gave the meat a sweetness that was very pleasing to my tastebuds. I could have done without the goat cheese and cold sweet potato fries though. And my lychee martini was to die for, although a bit steep for my pockets at approximately $10 a drink.

The service at the door was a bit snobbish & cold, but our waitresses seemed nice and pleasant. They weren't the best, but pretty decent considering we were in the lounge area.

This was my first time at the Keg Mansion. I was expecting a large restaurant, but was happy to find out it was actually in a large old mansion! It definitely felt very grand. The place seemed to be kept well and had some very upscale and modern touches, although some areas (like the booths upstairs) could have gone for a bit of a touch-up. All-in-all the atmosphere was great and definitely made probably the best Keg I've ever been to and will ever be to.

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