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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar Esplanade

#14 of 6,774 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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56 The Esplanade | Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A7, Canada (Formerly The Keg Steakhouse & Bar)
+1 416-367-0685
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16:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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243 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this location and the design of the restaurant. Stopped in on a busy Saturday night and they found us a table in the bar/lounge. Our server Leah was so sweet and so good at her job that our evening was perfect. Food was served perfect. We will be back!

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Thank lazytraveller13
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to the Keg franchise since I first worked there as my first job as a busboy. Back when the Keg had a salad bar. This one is one of two Kegs that are my go-to Kegs in Toronto. It does happen to be the one closest to where I live, but that is purely coincidental.

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Thank Nekkura
Bioggio, Switzerland
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner on the last evening of our holiday and were not disappointed. The meat was perfectly cooked and the staff was friendly. The athmosphere is really nice and the service attentive

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Thank 01649409
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food and great value, the staff were amazing, friendly. Ha dent been there for years, will be there soon again.

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Thank Peter H
michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time visiting this restaurant and as before good food, great service in a nice location near other bars and restaurants. It can be busy on the weekend so either make a reservation or get there early, this last time we did not make a reservation and the Maple Leafs were playing this night and it was only a 50... More 

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Thank schierup1987
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always good food here. Nice drinks and good selection of wines. Nice atmosphere. Good for a date, night out with the girls or just meeting up with friends.

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Thank Joeyveuve
Markham, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff in this Keg are very friendly and efficient. The food was well presented and tasted great. The wine list is comprehensive and has a good range of prices. Also handy if you stay at the Novotel . Nice atmosphere throughout the eating area and the tables are not too close to each other

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Thank Leaston54
Cornwall Ontario Canada
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a cheap dinner, this is not the place to go but if you want a wonderful steak dinner you will not find a better place. As usual, it was simply spectacular. The steak was cooked to perfection and the baked potato was heavenly. I don't know what the calorie count of this beast was but I really... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we travel my boyfriend has to go to the Keg for his prime rib. The food is always good and we haven't been disappointed yet.i order the small portion and he orders the large knowing that it is to big for him to eat. It was a Saturday night and we didn't make a reservation, we had to... More 

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Thank harley757
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant the other night and was very disappointed with the service. We were quick to get In but after that it took almost 15 minutes to get a menu and drink order we waited almost a hour for our meals to come out in which time I think we only saw our waiter once. Once the food... More 

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Keg T, Guest Relations & Store Marketing Coordinator at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar Esplanade, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We recognize that the level of service you experienced fell far below Keg standards and we understand how disappointing that can be. If you wish to follow up further, please feel free to contact us at kegcommunity@kegrestaurants.com and include the specific location, date and details from your last visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 The Esplanade | Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A7, Canada (Formerly The Keg Steakhouse & Bar)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-367-0685

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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