Great steaks, a casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are the proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.
Well, I've been going to Keg restaurants since I moved to BC in the late 1970's. They've come a long way, which is not to say they are better now than then. Times just change.
This location has been open a few years and replaces the old Keg In The Country. You know, the one with the Thunderbird Riding Stables attached as an added entertaiunment feature. They've moved off 200th st to their current location tucked away just east of the Collusus cinema.
Keg's today of course are a little more formal than the days when the server used to pull up a chair and sit down to take your order. And of course, gone are the days of the all you can eat salad bar.
Keg's are not cheap. So if you are hungry, their dinners which fearture salad, vegetables & your steak are a good deal. They have recently changed their menu a bit, adding yam fries to their always popular baked potato, rice pilaf or garlic mashed potatoes.
They offer limited seafood and pasta items. The tiger prawns are excellent.
My kids are now nearly grown and eating their own meals from the adult menu. And the non vegetarian, like her mom, is ordering her steak medium rare. I'm finding I'm pulling back to medium in my advancing years.
The old staple of escargot is still on the menu. Even though neither of the kids like them, we have to order so they can soak up their sourdough bread in the garlic butter.
Decor in this location offers the valuted ceilings and retains the cowboy theme. They are still busy and generally speaking the wait is 40 minutes or more and yes, they still funnel you through the bar for a drink when busy & then to your table.
Service is almost always very good and the policy of the Keg is if you are not happy, they'll make it right.
I've tried every high-end steakhouse (Mortons, etc) that's crept into the lowermainland. This ironic part is that good old reliable KEG still gives out the best value at half the price! Service has always been solid, and I always walk away satisfied.
The Keg gives you similar tastes, textures and smells that other expensive competitors are currently offering. If you want to pay for dinner but still have enough change to go out for a movie afterwards, the Keg is always a safe choice.
Like the previous reviewer stated, HUGE bill for not that much food.
Super SUper noisy on a tuesday night. We could barely hear one another across the table as the place felt like a rock concert it was so noisy.
1 Appy, 2 entrees, 1 Glass of house red, 1 Glass of water and no desert, racked us up a bill of $149.
Caeser Salads were really lousy and when we complained, we were told that the "NEW" guy handn't found his groove yet............Excuse ME.......
My wife's dinner came our a full 10 minutes ahead of mine, so I told her to eat it while it was hot.
When my meal finially arrived, my steak was wrong and it was the smallest meal I have ever seen.
There are better places to get a steak at a better price, where you don't have to shout to talk to your table mate
We made the mistake of coming here right after it opened and also sat in the bar. The service was terrible. We were served by some ditzy server who didn't have any knowledge of what was in the sauces they were using but boasted that she had worked there for 2 years. She was slow and unattentive, and I don't know if this is because we sat in the bar section and not the formal dining area. Our bread came way later on in the meal and the appy came way too early. We ordered the lobster special that was baked with cheese on it. For entrees I ordered the teriyaki steak medium rare. My honey ordered a regular steak medium rare. We both ordered twice baked potatoes. The potatoes were runny and my steak was the toughest steak I'd ever been served. Because we had ditzy serving us, she didn't come back and check on us and we felt very ignored.
I ended up calling the general manager the next day and describing my experience. Although he said that I should get the same service in the bar as in the dining section, he was apologetic and sent a $50.00 gift card in the mail. We since used it at another location.
Go to the Willingdon location if you want excellent service and food.
Food- I went to this Keg last weekend and got the zesty salmon and the grilled boccincini flatbread. The flatbread was great. The balsamic sauce really added to it and I think it is the best appitizer at the Keg next to the nachos, which are the best in the world. Anyway, the zesty salmon was very good. I think it may have been a bit overcooked but I enjoyed it. The mashed potatoes were also amazing and I couldn't stop eating them. Also make sure when your waiter/waitress gives you bread, you ask for the garlic-cheese sauce with it.
Service- The sevice is always good at the Keg. We had a waitress that had served us twice before and she was very good.
Value-The value at this restaurant is okay. Whenever, I really like something and it fills me up for 25$ or less, I would give it a 3/5 for value.
Ambiance- The Keg is always very loud but that is just the atmosphere. If you are looking for a place that is quiet and has light music playing in the background, this isn't it. The decor in the Keg is very nice so it makes up for the loudness. One last thing is at the Keg, the restrooms are always very clean.
Its not too often that i go out for a dinner for 2 and pay $90.00 and consider it a great value, but thats what we got last night when we went to the Keg.
I ordered the keg sized Fillet Mignon and my wife ordered the special Seafood Sirloin. As good as the Fillet was (king of steaks), my wife shared a piece of her Seafood Sirloin and it was one of the best steaks I've ever tasted. In a Buerre Blanc sauce with lobster, shrimp and asparagus, the flavour was amazing.
Atmosphere was top notch (nice but not stuffy) and the appetizer, drink and entrees were well worth $90.00.
Will be back soon!
I have been here many times and each time is consistent. Great service...predictably good food and atmosphere.
On the down side...this is my least favourite Keg as i find it VERY noisy and too much FAT on my prime rib. I ti also the busiest Keg in the lower mainland so the line ups are bad at times...pick your time and you will be fine.
I prefer the Surrey Keg but will return in a pinch.
Went here last Friday night with my young son (4) as we were going to have a dinner and move night to go see the Green Hornet 3D. (But that is another review!) The Keg is usually a pretty solid place for a good steak. Unfortunately not this time. I ordered off of the "Eat out Vancouver" promo menu, and I went with the $38.00 deal. For that you got a choice of 3 or 4 different appys, 3 or 4 different mains, and then dessert. I went with the caesar salad to star, Rib Steak, medium rare with twice baked, and then the cheesecake to finish. The salad was solid, but the steak - different story. I am a big fan of the rib cut steaks, as they (if done right) have a bit higher fat content, and this renders down in the grilling to create a really juicy, flavourful steak. What they brought me missed the mark. The entire middle of the steak had a big, fatty, gristly mass. I complained to the waiter, and his response to me was " sorry Sir, but that is the way those steaks are cut, they have more fat in them then some of our other cuts. Excuse me? First of all the waiter was a 19 year old kid, and "it was his first night"! Another server, (young girl) introduced him to my table at the start of the meal with "he is in training!" WTF? Anyways, I did not make a big deal about it, as both he and the lady training him were very pleasant and tried hard. But it was painfully obvious he had no idea what he was talking about, and was merely responding to the "canned " answers that I guess the Keg teaches it's servers? The chessecake was not very good either, very bland and tasted "processed" like it had come from a big industrial bakery somewhere. Too bad, as for the cost it kind of left a sour taste in my mouth. Oh well, my kid liked the movie!
I've been to the Langley Keg before and had wonderful experiences. The place was always packed with people. We went there at around 4pm Sunday afternoon. The place was pretty empty. We didn't order any appis or drinks because we just had lunch a couple hours before. It was the "prime rib" craving.
The service was prompt and courteous. Everything was going great until our prime ribs came. First, I ordered baked potatoes. I got mashed potatoes instead. The mashed potatoes had too much liquid in it that it's consistency is close to porridge. Then, my bf found that his prime rib was dry and tough. Mind you, we ordered medium rare. At first I thought he was just being picky. Then I found that mine had pink parts that seemed moist but actually tasted dry and tough. So, we asked our server to get my bf a new one.
The second one wasn't much better. Mine tasted very bland. The server checked on us. She offered to take care of our bill (we definitely wasn't expecting this!).
Probably the worst prime rib I've had at Keg's, but the best service!
This place is way too expensive. I went with my family, we all had entrees plus 2-3 appetizers and drinks...the bill came to $350!!!! That is ridiculous, especially for a chain restaurant.
The food isn't very good. The servers I have had were great. This place is huge, if you go to the washroom leave a trail of bread crumbs!
It was long time since visiting a KEG and I wonder why. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our booth was little weird as there was normal space on one side and the other was at least 3 or 4 inches narrower.
Waiter was some what attentive to our needs and nicely but not over the top friendly ,but a little slow on replenishing our coffees. I ordered the Tai Chicken and asked for a bit more spicey heat and the chef accommodated and the meal was perfect.Everyone at the table was most pleased with experience.
food rated 8.5/10
Dec 13, 2012