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Waterfront Communities-The Island
0.4 km from Toronto Union
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Whether you're dining around our table or yours, make every occasion a special one. Visit our website to book your table or order takeout online.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

The Steak and Lobster combo was excellent. We started with excellent Garlic Bread with Cheese. The Billy Miner Pie was an excellent dessert. We have been to Keg many times, it is always a great meal.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Got a nice quiet table/booth as requested. By the window. Great service, not rushing us at all. Nice bot of red wine and we took our time to savour. Enjoyed prime rib, she got the 10 oz with a double-baked potato. Beef was perfectly prepared...medium, as ordered. I did the classic version of the same that came with a Caesar salad, mushrooms and I also did the double-baked potato. My beef came a perfect medium rare as ordered ... melt-in-your-mouth rare! Great location, easy to find. In and out in perfect timing for our 7.30 show!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Phenomenal food. Not overly complicated, but we’ll executed and delicious menu. Service was outstanding and prices fair. Well deserved of the good reviews.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who had recently visited Toronto. We're from Chicago and have many fine steakhouses and I would put The Keg near the top of the list! My husband began with an order of the calamari, which he had no...trouble finishing. He had a maitai to start and I had a glass of sauvignon blanc. For my entree I had the petit (7oz) filet mignon with garlic mash potatoes and vegetables. It was absolutely delicious! My husband had the 14 oz prime rib with garlic mash potatoes and vegetables and he virtually inhaled it! We received a complimentary slice of Billy Miner chocolate pie, which we probably could have done without, but had to taste it! Sam, our server, was wonderful. Halfway through our meal a family group of 6 adults and a small child (6 months old?) came in and were seated nearby. The adults were obnoxious in their attempts to keep the child amused and while we didn't rush through the rest of our meal, we were glad to get away from them because they ruined the mood of relaxation and enjoyment for everyone in our section. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the food and service.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Perfectly cooked fillet….melted in the mouth. Always enjoy our visits….thanks for another lovely meal.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

The KEG steakhouse at the Esplanande is a must for us, when visiting Toronto. Constantly good steaks at high level and very nice service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Service was great and attentive. They offered Specials that were all lobster based, and allowed to substitute a ribeye instead of a top sirloin for one of the specials. Chicago style ‘char’ was perfectly prepared.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

We went to the Keg before and loved it but didn’t have a great experience this time… My friends order The ribs and they were fine and the ribeye steak was ok. However, I ordered a steak medium rare and it came out blue and...mushy. Would recommend to ensure the servers hear what you or saying or you could be handed anything. The cake was amazing, defo recommend. Wine was 10 out of 10.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Keg, Marketing at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Hello there, thank you for sharing the details of your experience. We would certainly like to follow up directly and encourage you to email us at kegcommunity@kegrestaurants.com with your contact information and a copy of your review and a member of our team will be...More

Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed delicious prime rib and a nice base ball steak. Service is very friendly and swift. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and intimate. We enjoyed!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Had a fantastic family dinner here tonight, three generations all had a brilliant meal which is hard to normally do but The Keg succeeded. Andy was our server and he was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. A variety of dishes my mother in law and sister...in law both tried two different Vegan/vegetarian dishes (neither are vegan/vegetarian ) and said it was really tasty, that was the vegan shepherds pie and the vegetarian meatloaf. The steaks were cooked to perfection absolutely delicious, my daughter who I gave her bits of my steak as she had the kids keg burger loved it and she is a really really picky eater. I would come back here again really tasty, great food.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

We were walk-ins, but made to feel really welcome. Shown to one table that was fine, but spotted one we preferred and - without fuss or faff - they swapped us over. Steaks were cooked perfectly to how we ordered them and the service was...excellent. We had no room for dessert but as we were about to ask for the bill, they appeared with a (huge) complimentary slice of Billy [something] pie: coffee ice cream, flaked almonds, drizzled with caramel on a crunchy chocolate biscuit base… All my favourite things in one. Delicious! So we left very full, very happy and having had wonderful service from start to finish.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

A bit too expensive for me but it is ok if go there once a while. They are the best for many years.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Hi again, We're doing a lot of restaurant dining lately! I could get used to this! Last night we chose to dine at the Keg Steakhouse and Bar on the Esplanade in downtown Toronto. For all my Canadian friends reading this, we all know that...there are Kegs everywhere! For my American friends reading this, if you come to Canada for a visit, please don't leave without trying this lovely chain restaurant. If you're a steak fan, this is the place for you. The Keg has been around for years, and they never disappoint. We've been to a few locations around the country and never had a disappointing meal there (truth). Okay, so about our evening. ARRIVING THERE: We got there around 8 p.m. or so, and being a Saturday night, figured we'd have to wait a long time for a table. Nope. We were seated inside within a couple of minutes. We had the choice of the patio or inside, and we chose inside. LOCATION: This particular property is located on the Esplanade in downtown Toronto, just east off Yonge St. and within walking distance to just about everything including Union Station, the Eaton Centre, Front Street, the Distillery District, the King Edward Hotel and the Harbourfront. It's a great location. There is public parking nearby as well. DECOR: The Keg's decor is quite lovely ... low lighting, comfortable chairs and tables (or booths), fireplaces and an overall lovely vibe ... very relaxed yet at the same time you can see people are enjoying themselves. It's a nice environment. DRESS CODE: I'm not sure there is one - we saw people in jean shorts as well as some who were dressed up. I think the bottom line here is, don't look like slob and don't wear flip flops and you'll be okay. If you're not sure, give them a call and just ask. BAR: Yes, there is a bar at the front of the restaurant and you can just go there for drinks and bar food if you like. MENU & FOOD QUALITY: The menu is lovely - we always order the teriyaki classic, but there's lots to choose from - salmon, chicken, different kinds of steaks, a burger. You won't leave your table hungry. The wine list is extensive enough that it'll please everyone. They even have Canadian wines on their roster which, to me, is important. Canada has a great wine industry and it's nice to see our restaurants actively supporting them. The Billy Miner pie is a classic Keg dessert and a must-have. The Keg also gives you complimentary sourdough bread with butter with your dinner (they actually serve it a bit before while you're perusing the wine list!) SERVICE: Service is ALWAYS friendly and prompt, but they don't hover over you annoyingly. If you tell them it's your birthday, they'll likely sing to you. :) BOTTOM LINE: With hundreds of locations around Canada, you won't have any trouble finding a Keg Steakhouse near you. Highly recommend this terrific restaurant chain. Happy dining. :)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

We visited The Keg on the Esplanade with family and a friend who was visiting from Australia. Our server, Jonah was a total professional who treated us so well and made great recommendations. All five of us had different entrées which were thoroughly enjoyed. This...wasn’t our first visit and it will definitely not be our last.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Went here for my birthday and the ambience food and wine and service was faultless, received a birthday card and cake and had a thoroughly wonderful experience would definitely return

Date of visit: February 2023
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BoltonWomble
30 April 2019|
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Response from mjsbrokers | Reviewed this property |
Not a random question at all--A very good question and the answer is Yes!-any way you want it cooked or spiced-the Keg is very accomodating.-enjoy
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Response from Keg T | Property representative |
It's always best to call and communicate that you're running late for a reservation. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that we'll be able to hold your table.
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The Kitchen closes a half hour before the closing hours listed on our website. If the bar is open till 2am, the kitchen is closed at 1:30am.
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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Esplanade is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5