The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade

4.5
422 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
DINING ROOM
Monday – Thursday 4pm – 11pm
Friday – Saturday 4pm – Midnight
Sunday 4pm – 10pm

LOUNGE
Monday – Thursday 4pm -1am
Friday – Saturday 4pm -2am
Sunday 4pm – Midnight
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Phone number
(416) 367-0685
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
@Scott Street
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Parking Details
There is a nearby multi-level Green P Parking garage which is secure, just East of our location on the Esplanade (5 min walk maximum).
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Public Transit
Union Station, King Station at Yonge
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night
What 422 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
15 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
19 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
12 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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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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RG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service from the host to waiter was superb. You will definitely find something delicious to eat and drink from the food and beverages menu, also their deserts are delicious. The outside seating was fun and vibrant and plenty of seating. The inside of the venue was just serene, immaculate and a great atmosphere. Perfect for a date night! I would definitely dine at this venue again in the near future.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Lovely atmosphere. Overall food had sloppy presentation but was made up for in taste and was perfectly cooked to order. Great location for pre/post concerts/sporting events at Scotiabank Theatre/Sony Theatre.

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BT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for drinks, food and conversation with friends and family

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PL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

First time to this location. Excellent services, incredible dishes and right atmosphere.
Tried primed rib (10 oz) & top sirloin (both 6 oz & 8 oz) for 3 people in MEDIUM grilled.

Taste not forget for 2 days. Highly recommended!

Downside got to be insufficient air condition in this big area and cheesecake dessert need improvement.

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j
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent steakhouse in the Esplanade. Really beautiful interior design with fireplace and comfortable seating. Our server was wonderful and came by to check on us often. Steaks and sides all delicious and Billy Miner pie was awesome.

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C
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had really good service and had a lovely time celebrating my husbands birthday.

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CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Keg is always a good choice whether it’s a special occasion, dinner date, friends getting together for drinks. Quality food at a reasonable price. Service was very good at this location (it varies by location). It’s been our go to for over a decade!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday cake was given for free! Very nice!

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BV
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Although spacious, there were still nooks and crannies for private or intimate dining options, and the bar was not the central focal point to distract quiet dinners. The service was very professional and our server was polite and fun. The food, as expected from a Keg, was delicious and exactly served as ordered. I made reservations through open table, however the hostess did not record that we were there, which resulted in an annoying email with regards to being a no show, so make sure to inform the greeter that you had a reservation. Overall, I would absolutely eat there again!

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OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

War wieder absolut Top👍👍👍. Essen top. Bedienung gut.

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N
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very good meal - the tirrayaki steak was excellent and a comprehensive but relatively expensive wine list complemented the food well. Good atmosphere and good service

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BS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect . . From the apps to the main course to the Billy Miner dessert. Went to the Yonge and Eglinton location a few times in a row and the service and quality dropped off from the regular Keg quality. Good decision not to give up on the Keg. York Street and Esplanade locations are superior to the Yonge and Eglinton location.

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R
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

We had a great table (booth), some of our steaks that were ordered medium, were a little overdone - more to medium/well done but still tasty. One of us ordered fresh vegetables but half of the plate was asparagus and maybe a few pieces of red pepper (we expected carrots, cauliflower, green beans or broccoli which seems the norm? We felt that our server, although efficient, seemed somewhat 'terse' - he seemed very anxious to get our order, even though we were not in that much of a rush. We felt maybe someone was waiting for our table, yet when we looked around, the place wasn't even full - so not sure what his problem was. They asked us if it was an occasion that we were eating there and we responded yes - but don't know why they asked.

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DL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome great food great service great location

Yum

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E
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food served in a quiet, elegant manner. A "must" when dinning out in downtown TO.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great!

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FP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I eat here before every concert at the rink and only once was my order "very slightly" incorrect (Chicago vs regular) and our server apologized for misunderstanding and took it off the bill. Management is great at checking up on you especially when there two or more shows in town and things get crazy!

THEY GET IT...EAT HERE!

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EM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Service was slow and unattentive. The presentation of the food on the plate was like a child threw it together. For the price it was very disappointing. Will never go to the Esplanade Keg again....I can spend less money somewhere else and get better value and service!!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a GREAT Dinner with Founding Band Members of Terry Crawford before The Eagles Concert, absolutely Fantastic Evening on The Patio!!

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