The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade

4.5
441 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post-theatre
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar serves the finest cuts of succulent steak, aged for tenderness and grilled to perfection. Prime rib is a Keg specialty, slow roasted, hand carved and perfectly seasoned with special Keg spices. The restaurant also serves delicious seafood, memorable appetizers, crisp salads and decadent desserts. A casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. You'll find a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and up-scale bar setting where guests can enjoy an excellent wine list, signature Keg martinis, and fresh squeezed juice cocktails.
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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Two factors kept me from giving a higher rating. Despite booking a month in advance, I had to book a 4:30 pm table (was seeing a show post dinner so we did not have flexibility...the next available time was after the show). I guess that speaks to the popularity of the place but it won't be top of my mind for a more spontaneous evening. The second factor had to do with the actual table. It was much too tall for the seating (we were at a booth that also had chairs). So much so that my husband who is 6'3" found it uncomfortably tall for eating! We jokingly asked the server if she had any booster seats and she mentioned that everyone complains about this particular table. So why hasn't the establishment done anything about it?

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lighting a bit too dim for a steakhouse. Service excellent. Steaks a good to very good, ribs mediocre.
Reception staff seem confused at times and busy chatting.
Trying too hard not to be a steakhouse but an elegant restaurant.
Still overall quite satisfactory.

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner. Great service and good food.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Ambiance is always great at the Keg. We celebrated a birthday and we got the best booth (in my opinion) in the restaurant. Totally private. However since it was so private, I think our server forgot about us a few times, but he was really kind. Definitely will go back, especially the Esplanade location.

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My colleague and I had a wonderful experience a few days ago. Greeted right away; an offer almost immediately to hang up our coats, seated with one minute.......can't say anything negative about the experience we had.

Excellent service, food and drink.

Will definitely do this again.

Thank you.

Kevin

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S
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is top notch at the Keg! I was there with my husband to celebrate my birthday and I'm happy to choose the keg.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Very uncoordinated service. We waited 54 minutes to get the food at the table. The main server was not amiable and gave us the silent treatment and was very curt taking the food order. The food was not up to standard. When a server was asked to replenish the bread basket he simply forgot and disappeared. A guest had to remind another server to hand the take home food bag on the way out. A very depressing ‘Keg dining experience’ overall. The money I’ll spent would have better served a needy charitable institution.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, food and service. As always.

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JD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We go each year for our work Christmas lunch and sometimes birthday lunches and the service is great and so is the food and wine selection. Service is quick and friendly and the restaurant is a cozy place to go.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fantastic evening from beginning to end. The great service and delicious food. I would recommend this location for a great eating experience for a group get together or romantic night for two.

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MT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Keg is a must when I’m in Canada. Simply the best steak for the value. Great service, great food, great pricing! Trifecta

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Very good service

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TH
Toronto
226 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food & Superb Service, will keep us coming back.

BRAVO !

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent from the moment we walked in and the hostess greeted us. Service was attentive, steak was excellent. Twice baked potato was perfectly cooked and the billy miner pie was delicious! We really enjoyed our dinner and couldn't find any fault. This is an excellent location and I highly recommend it whether out on a date, a family celebration or an evening out with the girls.

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HE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Annual trip to Toronto for the Royal Winter Agricultural Fair also coincides with one friend's birthday. We also happened to be staying across the street at the Novotel. Super convenient especially during a rainy stay. Thanks!

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GB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The prime rib the scallops and the asparagus were to die for. Done perfectly the way I like. My husbands steak and lobster were done to his perfection. This is why we love to come to the Keg on the Esplanade in Toronto.

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SA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The meal was excellent complimented by attentive service. It was the perfect place to enjoy a late night dinner.

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service from the host who greeted us when we walked in to the server who took care of us throughout the evening - I can't say enough great things about the folks that work there.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had dinner here prior to a concert at the Sony Centre. The service is professional, the wait staff know how to take the order and time the delivery of the meal.

We had the salmon and New York striploin. The food was very good, with the exception of the grilled Brussels sprouts (too overdone).

Dessert and coffee were superb.

Our table was very close to the kitchen and as a result is was more “lively/energetic” than I would have preferred.

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S
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great and we thought it was very reasonably priced for the food and drinks we had. Great martinis as well.

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RO
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Our server wasn't very engaged and my steak was overly salted but the company was good and the wine was really good. All the other members of my party enjoyed their meal.

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DM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Had to send my first order back because there was so much fat in the meat! Changed to Arctic Char which was really good! Don’t order the slider! Unless you like under cooked fat meat

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RL
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiters were great. Great food as always. Love the Keg!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Server was never around, when she would finally come to the table, she was always miserable.

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always find it to be the best value steak for the price. Very reasonable for the quality.

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t
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at The Keg means an outstanding meal, delivered promptly. It's one of the best places to go for perfectly cooked beef in Toronto. Thanks for an excellent meal.

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Our server Ross was attentive and he accommodated to our meal substitutions.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although this reservation was not showing in their system they accommodated very nicely and the service, food and atmosphere was amazing, thank you

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M
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always can count on a delicious steak in a good atmosphere. Impressed by the manager who remembered what I ate at a previous dinner..have allergies and food restrictions...but am always confident that the Keg will take care of me. Love this location and the Mansion. Always happy to go back!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a table of 5 pre Sony Centre Show and we absolutely loved our Keg Esplanade meals! Excellent service! Excellent meal! Thank you!

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AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The table we sat at was quiet and out of the way of large noisy groups , our server was excellent as was our meal, This is the second time ordering shrimp, not impressed with how they cook and serve it, cajun shrimp was in a tomato salsa sauce, not what I expected, but our peppercorn steak was delicious as always

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The location of the table, near the front of the restaurant, was lacking warmth. The service was mediocre- I have had better. The burger was quite dry- not what you would expect for $18. I would not rush back to this location, unless this was an off-night. Maybe a booth further inside would be nicer.

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a
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice for everyone to go the extra mile to make it so enjoyable. It was amazing. The birthday card to my sister was adorable

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks and an outstanding location with top notch service - couldn‘t have asked for more!

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was good. I ordered a Belini and it came with a “organic Straw “ made of paperboard. When i was drthinking it came in peaces . I had to change the paper straw a few times. It made my drink taste gross.
Sorry but i prefer the platic straw. Just my opinion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fantastic place to meet and eat!
Great food and as good as we promised our friends it was.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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LL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a colleague in town staying at Novotel so the Keg was a close and logical choice. The food is consistently good. We all ordered steak and the service was outstanding from the bar/wine before we were seated through our dining experience.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my wife's 50th B-day. We had great service, great food and a great time. We are from Albuquerque NM and you made my wife's special day very special. Thank you very much! Ivan & Tiffany Lee

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Bad luck that they missed my friend’s good order, my sirloin so chewy, and seemed our waiter’s are busy in serving too many tables, we are not getting what we needed until we asked the third times.....

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