The Keg Steakhouse + Bar is the undisputed Steakhouse leader in Canada, with a presence in the United States. Founded in 1971, The Keg has a focus on high-quality steaks, and a casual yet contemporary dining experience.
Typical Keg night out, hope for better service next time!
My husband had a hankering for steak tonight so the sub I picked up for him went into the fridge for lunch tomorrow and out we went. We thought we would try the Keg on MacLeod for the first time. I only eat red meat MAX once a week so when I do have it, I like it to be very good. The Keg is normally pretty consistent with its standards and that is important to me. You always just have to pray you get good service. Tonight was a bit of a miss in that area overall...
We arrived, 6pm. 20 minute wait. We found one of the only tables left in the lounge which was comfortable enough and we thought we would order a drink and stay put there for dinner. On our minds to order the whole way there were the mushrooms neptune. They did not disappoint! With the mushrooms we enjoyed a beer (my husband chose Molson M as his choice) and I had a dirty martini even though I cringe at paying $10 a drink. The waitress was friendly enough, very rehearsed but forgot my water I had ordered and then forgot my lemon to go with it. When the lemons did come out for the water they were all dry and "dead". I was told they would all be like that - ok, no problem. The time in between the appetizer and mains was very long. Too long, maybe 45 min to an hour. That was a first for me at the Keg, good thing we were not in a major rush. The Ottawa hockey game was on which I enjoyed very much throughout the meal and bar staff was nice enough to leave that TV alone for me when all the others were being changed to the Calgary game. I should have asked for his name, that was a nice gesture. During our meal, a manager came out to check on us, as did later, the GM. Both very nice men and I would come back just to have a chat with them again! The mains consisted of; top sirloin cooked medium rare, 8 oz. and was cooked to perfection. Mine was a rare pecan crusted sirloin with goat cheese 8oz. YUM, I love this dish and does not weigh in nearly the most expensive meal on the menu. 2 asparagus pieces adorned the plate as did 2 very small pieces of red pepper for colour.The twice baked potatoes are our fave and these were fantastic as always. Again, consistency is key for us - why else go to a chain restaurant? We passed on dessert and coffee and had to ask the manager for to bring our bill. When it did come, it was another 20 min to get the bill paid even though our credit card was out for that long sitting on the table. As stated before, the service fell down a LOT tonight but we still had a nice night out. And the Ottawa Sens won 4-1!
$73 fed the two of us before tip and we got to bring leftovers home for later! 3 stars for tonight's experience. We would come back...
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