The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kegsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6046854735
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granville Island
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island
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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)good for groups (41)kid-friendly (30)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (22)great for lunch (16)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food!
    Pablosalglez
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was very good, and it has a nice atmosphere! It's a great place to go with children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Farewell dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is best place for prime rib (med-rare- soft and delicious) and lobster (buttery, delicious). Appetizer escargots and hot fresh bread so delicious you need to have second's. Desert creme brûlée nice and crispy topping, smooth creme inside slides down throat nicely. Waitress very friendly and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • celebration
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable evening celebrating her birthday. Will definitely do it again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As usual, The Keg did not disappoint. Great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Heaven
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I came with my sister who was visiting from China. She and I ordered a 2-pound lobster each and were extremely happy about it! The lobster was perfectly prepared, succulent and tasty. I have had lobsters at other Kegs before but never had I filled myself up with just the lobster. This turned out to be the perfect introduction to my seafood, particularly lobster-loving sister! The other dishes were also quite good. My nephew was happy with his classic teriyaki steak and mashed potatoes, as well the Caesar salad was appreciated. He is normally not into salads but this one he enjoyed! The service was very attentive and friendly. All in all we had a great evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being...
    MCPro
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    at your favourite friend's home. The ambiance is always the same at The Keg, and I am not saying that because I used to work at the original Keg and Cleaver in the 1970's. Comfortable, good food and sometimes noise levels that punctuate it all! Overall, good value and quality. However, just one thing... When a section is completely full, maybe service with your waiter may suffer or be delayed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tired, mediocre
    jacknjill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Let me start by saying that the waiter was really great. Top notch. But the food is mediocre, the restaurant is dark which helps hide how tired the decor is. Basically for a place that prides itself on steak and lobster, both those items were really subpar. At these prices, you can do so much better in this city. I won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been going to The Keg for dinner, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of lunch. The prime rib sandwich was satisfying and the teriyaki chicken was the BEST piece of chicken we tasted in a restaurant. What a surprise to find it in a steak house!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding again!
    DrDca
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Once again the keg has met our expectations -- perhaps not QUITE as well as last time, but still very good! We had excellent service and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience
    Deepfriedcoffee
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Waited 10 mins for service in dinning room , none arrived. Asked to me moved. We were sat in lounge. It was loud and full of screaming children. It reminded me of a Chuck E Cheese. Waited another ten minutes, still no service staff arrived. We left due to the horrible service and atmosphere
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • keg delivers
    stuffmyface
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    as usual, the keg delivers the goods. great salad, fabulous steak.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular Dining Experience
    Wong5058
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    All future celebrations are going to be held at The Kegs!! Service, by Nathan & Derek (trainee), was outstanding and the food was so tasty. Had a problem with one of the entrees, which was too spicy and was immediately addressed by the manager, who offered another replacement entrée. We were very well taken care of and made to feel that our patronage was very much appreciated. Sure wish this location was closer to home, so that we could visit more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    boatowner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Expensive but superb dinner and service. I need to write a minimum of fifty characters for some reason.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It had been quite awhile since we had been to a Keg restaurant and we were surprised. The menu is limited and the food is over priced. It wasn't anything exceptional for the price. The food was good but not exceptional by any means.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a disappointment
    Eatlove
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The service is exceptional! We ordered a full course meal and everything came out perfect. The atmosphere at the Granville island location is very intimate in the dinning and casual in the lounge so a good mix of whatever your into.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mommyT
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Dinner was fabulous as always. Love that we can make a reservation. Knowing we can enjoy a lovely dinner and make it to our play on time makes our trips to Granville Island that much better. Will definitely be going there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our waitress was excellent, and the food was deliciously prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DrDca
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Dining with an allergic friend - not only was the waiter very careful but the manager also came over to clarify any issues and took extra care ensuring my friend's satisfaction. Absolutely superb service!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juicy steak done perfectly
    OutdoorJudy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was entertaining a friend from Toronto visiting Vancouver, trying to convince her to go to the Keg. She was looking for a good steak but had had a couple of bad experiences with the Keg in Toronto. Told her Granville Island Keg had always been a great spot for me and friends. Convinced her to try it, and she was sold. Excellent food, great drinks, great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was my second time at the Keg in Granville Island. I've been hesitant in going back after the first time, but I was unable to get reservations at the Yaletown location. Our server and the rest of the staff were great, but the food quality was really average. We ordered the prime rib and the top sirloin. My biggest issue was that the steaks were not cooked to specifications, my medium rare was pink with no red center. And the medium to well prime rib turned out to be well done. The twice baked potato looked more like it was a thrice baked potato, it was dried and charred. And the mashed potatoes was very gummy, it had a shiny sheen to it and didn't resemble the texture of normal mashed potato. Like the keg, but not this location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent service, well prepared food , delicious mini desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Predictably poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Overpriced, poor presentation, inexperienced waiters, not for me!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not open table, but by reservation
    KINGKONG
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've booked a booth seat for 2 near the fireplace a week before, but when we come on time, the reception told us have to wait at least 20 mins. I want to know what is the meaning of "RESERVATION" ? And also the prime rib which we ordered "medium well" but comes "well well done". Is this your KEG's style?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations not needed?!
    Niteout2
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I reserved for 8 pm for three of us. Walking were being seated before we were. I asked three times how long it would be. Seriously people of larger numbers without reservations were being seated. 40 minutes later we were seated. Not impressed with front end at all. They gave us appetizers for the long wait. Still does not make up for it when you have been looking forward to a nice evening for a long time. Anyway our waiter was professional and the kitchen staff did a great job with the meals. Would I return, not when there are so many nice places to dine out in Vancouver. The food was good but the experience was not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accommodating; great food
    Birthdaygroupof5
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Arrived on time for reservation, oh no, deciding game for Stanley Cup 2014 on and tied in the 3rd; great accommodation to serve us drinks and appies in the lounge and table ready when we could go upstairs. Appetizers, main courses all excellent. Prime rib was fantastic and medium-rare as requested. Hostesses and servers downstairs were amazing and service for dinner was also fine. We had fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rookie waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I used open table to make the reservation and asked for terriaki 6oz. fillet >It didnt happen .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Stake Restaurant
    Nick
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    If you are looking for the best stake restaurant, this is IT! Excellent service, excellent food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic evening
    Wong5058
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had wanted to visit Granville Island for quite awhile, so this was the perfect location for my husband's 60th birthday. We had 7:00 pm reservations, so was able to wander around the Island for a couple of hours beforehand. Everyone at the Keg was super friendly and welcoming. We all had the prime rib, which was done to perfection, as was the appies and side dishes. Although the bar area was vibrant, the dining area was just perfect for a relaxing dinner and great conversation. Overall, the staff at this Keg, were all very professional, yet friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Helena
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service was impeccable and very accommodating to our 8 week old baby (in terms of making him safe in the restaurant). We noticed there were lots of kids around us and everyone was very friendly. There was a mix-up on the order and the manager quickly came to apologize and offered us a free dessert. Very genuine - one of our go to places!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday for Dad
    funfamily
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We had a really nice family night out at the Keg. Everyone found something good to eat, except the vegan! The vegetarian options that were offered sounded really boring, not suitable for a special occasion, so the vegan boundaries were broken and the salmon did the trick. The kids were happy with their choices (crab mac and cheese!) and so were grandma and dad. The hostess was very accommodating with my elderly mum and chose a quieter table for us with easy access. The waiter was great. Dessert was amazing - Billy Miner pie (again, vegan boundaries had to be broken, but who has that kind of will power?)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome service!
    JessPVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    As a former server and restaurant manager, I've witnessed all types of servers and hosts/hostesses, and everyone at The Keg was seriously awesome. We've been to this resto several times, and although the food is very good, the service is excellent and makes this place memorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bestonly
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We haven't been to a Keg Restaurant in a long time and were very pleasantly surprised by the one on Granville Island. Nice booths that help reduce the noise level and make it possible to talk. Our server, Meghan, was excellent. We mentioned a breeze from the air conditioner and she said she would do something about it. And she did! The manager came by and told us he had reduced the AC and asked if we were comfortable. I had salmon and the others in our party had steaks. We were all very pleased with the food and service and enjoyed the evening. Granville Island is fun to walk around and we would highly recommend the Keg.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best mothers day
    Kirbysnibbles
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    An absolutely fantastic meal. Our waiter was very attentive and kind. Everyone was friendly. Would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alway great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If it not to your liking they will do what ever it takes to make it right. Long time Keg user. Alway great Best steak you will get anywhere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    rjbday
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I booked the reservation so I could celebrate my friend's birthday. Thank you for your online booking. It makes it so easy to get a reservation. Server had great knowledge of her job and was able to give us some advise. Our steaks came just as we liked them. To top it all, my friend was given a dessert of her choice with a candle on it on the house. This meant so much to her.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 433 reviews are from the The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    we were going to the theater that night and made reservations at the keg Granville island. The food was great but were impressed w/the Caesar salad on a chilled plate .Overall a great experience as we generally dine out 1 or 2 times per week. Keep up the good work sincerely Barry and Coral Armstrong
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had to choose a place to celebrate our 20th anniversary and looked at all the choices in Vancouver for a comfortable place that we knew we could count on to ensure good steak and lobster. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I always like visiting the keg, especially the granville island location. I never had bad experience and staffs are most friendly compared to wherever I have visited. Thank you for your great service!^^
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, Reliable Service & Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We made a last minute decision to see a show at Granville Island and quickly looked up the Keg because we knew we could get good, reliable food and within the one hour time limit we had. They did not dissapoint. We ordered our food, the salads and the bread came really quickly and our main courses came and were nice and hot. We got our bill and paid it in plenty of time to see our show.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with 4 Chinese friends
    RM1949
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    On Friday, April 18, 2014, I took 4 old friends, all born in China, to the Keg on Granville Island, for 6 PM dinner. As always, the food, service and atmosphere were all enjoyable. However, now I would have done things a little differently. I made a reservation for 4, but we ended up with 5, one seated at table end. This was really too crowded and I wish we had had a little more space. Also, the others were not very familiar with western dining and followed my lead of ordering medium prime rib of beef. Chinese, of course, usually prefer meat well done and I think they were a bit uncomfortable, as it was quite reddish. I should have ordered 'well done' and specified that the meat be thoroughly brown. However, excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate