The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade
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?
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.
Very enjoyable dinner. Great service and good food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing ambiance, food and service. As always.
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.
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.
The Keg is a must when I’m in Canada. Simply the best steak for the value. Great service, great food, great pricing! Trifecta
Excellent food. Very good service
Great Food & Superb Service, will keep us coming back.
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.
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!
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.
The meal was excellent complimented by attentive service. It was the perfect place to enjoy a late night dinner.
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.
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.
Service was great and we thought it was very reasonably priced for the food and drinks we had. Great martinis as well.
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.
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
Our waiters were great. Great food as always. Love the Keg!
Server was never around, when she would finally come to the table, she was always miserable.
Always find it to be the best value steak for the price. Very reasonable for the quality.
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.
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.
Although this reservation was not showing in their system they accommodated very nicely and the service, food and atmosphere was amazing, thank you
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!
We were a table of 5 pre Sony Centre Show and we absolutely loved our Keg Esplanade meals! Excellent service! Excellent meal! Thank you!
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
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.
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
Great steaks and an outstanding location with top notch service - couldn‘t have asked for more!
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.
What a fantastic place to meet and eat!
Great food and as good as we promised our friends it was.
Amazing service and food!
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.
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
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.....