Great steaks, a casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are the proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.
We don't often go to the Keg as we prefer independent restaurants over the chains. I did have a gift certificate that had been given to me and hubby did not feel like driving too far.
We were there early on Friday evening so we only had to wait 10 minutes for a table. Ambiance is typical of Keg restaurants - dimly lit and with a bit of a buzz from patrons enjoying their dinner. Service was okay. Not too bad but nothing extra done by our waiter. There was no feeling that he really enjoyed his job and wanted to see that you had a good dining experience.
We shared an appetizer of the prawns and they were very good. The bread that they served with the prawns was not very good though. It had the texture of a biscuit made with baking powder and was very dry, a really strange choice of bread for an appetizer with garlic butter. We both went with Keg classic dinners. I had the prime rib and my husband had the teriyaki sirloin. The dip for the prime rib was very salty. The food was okay but we can do better at home. I do like the wide selection of wines available by the glass and the choice of a regular size glass or keg size. The keg size is probably the equivalent of 2 glasses of wine. Wine prices are also reasonably priced. For dessert we shared a Billy Miner pie and I had a specialty coffee.
They are not exorbitantly priced but for the quality of food I feel that there is better value out there. I would probably only return if I was given another gift certificate as there are restaurants I enjoy more.
My husband and I were visiting Abbotsford. We usually like to dine at stand alone places (i.e. non chain restaurants run by local people), but we decided to go to the Keg as we had a gift certificate and we were both hankering for some solid steaks and roast.
The Keg does not take reservations on a Saturday. We arrived fairly early in the evening and were seated right away. The hostesses and waitress were all friendly and professional.
We ordered cocktails. I had the Mojito, my husband had a martini. I was very pleased with my mojito - the perfect balance of mint, citrus and sweetness. My husband liked the flavour of his martini, but would have liked it served colder.
We ordered Keg Classic Dinners. We like these because they come with salad to start and veggies with the main course. I ordered the prime rib - medium. The prime rib came hot and cooked perfectly to medium. They were happy to substitute garlic mashed potatoes instead of a baked potato. The garlic mashed and the broccoli, carrots and mushrooms that came with my entree were all delicious. My husband ordered the fillet. It was very tasty, done perfectly medium rare and came with bernaise sauce to dip. Delicious.
We both had a BC Syrah to go with our meals. It was tasty compliment to the beef.
We ordered dessert. I had the creme brulee - delicious and a generous portion. My husband had a mocha cake - also delicoius. I had a two ounce speciality coffee and my husband had a black cofeee.
The bill (before tip) came to $150.00. For what we received - I thought this was excellent value.
The outside of the restaurant did not look very inviting - sort of ordinary. However, the inside was a classic Keg style which was comfortable and enjoyable.
For a chain restaurant - I was very satisfied and would return.
We were there after a long drive from Hope, I had a blue cheese fillet, it's done perfectly, very flavourful and right to the temperature. Love their baked potato. However my friend complained about mushroom on her plate was too salty. Maybe a little inconsistency in food preparation. Otherwise, overall solid standing.
i've been going to this keg for 10-15 years. i always walk away happy. bread is fantastic, drinks are very good, steaks are very nice. good place to bring a date (although my last date ordered steak AND lobster $38!!!, which normally i wouldn't care but it was a first date!)
my mouth is watering just thinking about it...