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.
The Keg is a well run chain that knows how to cook and serve steak. This Keg is tucked away on Quadra just south of McKenzie and parking can be a bit tight. Some parking is free but I ended up paying $2 for an evening which seems cheezy given the space back there. I suppose you could park in the lot across Quadra and risk life and limb running over. I diddn't bother.
On to the restaurant. The food really was impeccable - cooked exactly like every other Keg, so if you like one - you like 'em all. The staff were suitably attentive but I have never seen this place packed to the gills so I wonder how it is doing. My biggest complaint is that to increase the ambience they have made it extraordinarily dark. It was so bad we could not see the menus so the waiter brought a flashlight. We cannot be the first to have noticed this problem.
So - it was a routine Keg experience and they do know how to cook a steak exactly how you want it. The meals always seem to cost more than I think they should, but that's just the way the Keg is. We'll go ocassionally....
This Keg is in a very unique location and very different building that totaly seperates it from other Keg Restaurants. This keg operates in what was once and old Winery in a more residential area of Victoria that gives it a very dark and yet comfortable atmosphere with it's extremely low lighting.
The prices are high....but I suppose the prices go with the style and atmosphere of the restaurant, so in the end you are paying for the experience of the place overall.
The waitress was very professional and the waitors dressed in suit and tie.
The food was excellent. I ordered the Keg Sized Strip Loin Steak and it was the best steak I ever had. When a restaurant is called a Steak House it best serve good steaks. The wine was over priced at 9 dollars a glass which is my only complaint.
Now for the title of my review...."Some Evil Steak"
There is something definately unGodly about the site the restaurant is situated on, and for those of us that have that extra abillity to pick up on the supernatural, will definately sense a darker and more sinister vibe while dining in this establishment. I could describe it with more detail but if I did this review would probably be removed by the moderator as it gets quite deep.
Overall.............a great meal, a very interesting location, and a little supernatural experience to go with your visit.