In 1971, Vancouver entrepreneur George Tidball founded The Keg Steakhouse & Bar in North Vancouver, Canada. From the beginning, the unique concept of combining great food, superior service, and a comfortable atmosphere proved enormously successful. This winning formula allowed The Keg Steakhouse & Bar to grow quickly into new Canadian and US markets, which today total more than 90 locations across North America.
I was in Victoria for business and found myself craving more than some take out in my hotel room. I wandered around the city - most of the decent places were too busy, some of the tourist trap places I checked Dinehere first and opted out. I didn't want to go to an ethnic place where I was alone at one of the two occupied tables. So, I tried the Keg. It was a good option for being alone as they suggested I sit in the lounge where 4 of the 5 occupied tables were lone business diners.
Being vegetarian, the Keg is tough. I read on the internet to ask them to make portabello fajitas instead of chicken but I don't know where that came from as there are no fajitas ont he menu at all. I have not seen them on a KEG menu in many years. There is really NOTHING vegetarian at the Keg for entrees. What a stupid move on their part. That is why I rarely go.
Anyway I ended up ordering the spinach salad with strawberries cranberries nuts and blue cheese and I ordered the snap peas and aparagus tempura. I have had both before at other kegs. The salad this time was drowned in some type of unfavourable dressing to the point that the greens were soggy and dripping. The tempura veg was ICE COLD. Once tempura gets ice cold it gets soggy. The whole dinner was not great, but of course I didn't want to complain or draw attention to myself as I was alone.
I think I'm done with this chain. You should really not waste your money here.
Well I think we are done with the keg. We decided to just do some appys and a driand in the lounge because there was a 20 minute wait.. service was ok but nothing special, the atmosphere was terrible, as the lounge is set up be uncomfortable and crowned, the old lounge the had here years ago was much better... Plus the fact the the hockey game in the big screen with some idiot sitting at the bar by himself, yelling screaming and clapping, did nothing but piss everyone off in the whole place.. Thanks so much for not telling the guy to be quiet...
Then the food came, tuna tacos, absolutely gross, shells were dripping with grease and tasted like the fish was sitting out for a while.... Gross is the only thing I can say, crab cakes, might as well came out of a package...... This place is over priced, over rated and nothing like it used to be... I'm done with the keg... Never again