The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thurlow
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thurlow
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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thurlow

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://kegsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6046854388x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch; Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner; Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am; Saturday: 3:30pm - 1:30am; Sunday: 3:30pm - 12:00am;
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robson
  • Public Transit: If you are traveling by skytrain, our Keg is about 5 minute walk from the Burrard station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking on Friday and Saturday evenings for 8 dollar fee. We also have two parking areas right by The Keg restaurant.
A word from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thurlow
We are relocating!

We will be closing on March 29th,2014. Our new location on Alberni (beside the Shangri La Hotel), will be opening summer 2014. As a valued guest, we hope to see you soon before our last night and look forward to seeing you at one of our nearby locations (Dunsmuir, Yaletown + Granville)
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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Thurlow reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great for Steak
    fatenglishman
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Keg can always been relied on for preparing a good piece of steak when you fancy one. Could maybe do with working a little on their sides as these just don't seem to hit the same heights as the steaks, baked potatoes for example always taste premade and heated up. Where we sat in this restaurant seemed really well laid out to cater for 3 or 4 parties of various sizes and slightly partitioned from the rest of the diners which was great as being a medium sized group out for a birthday celebration we didn't have to worry so much about being a bit noisy and disturbing others. Server made the difference between 4 & 5 stars as he was really attentive to our needs without getting in the way
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak was great/salad not
    Thomkie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The steak was as expected from the Keg - done to perfection and delicious. However, our party of 3 all ordered caesar salads which were limp and overdressed. Salads were very small - one of our party got a slice of lemon that was brown! I know this restaurant is closing soon so perhaps that was the problem.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Experience
    Alf1989
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I had dinner reservations for 7pm and as soon as we got into the restaurant, we were greeted with great smiles. The server was very knowledgeable and answered our questioned queries. She also did acknowledge my birthday, which made me feel good and made it low key, which I enjoyed as I don't like an audience. I hope all the servers are like her. I wish I had her name as my friends paid for my dinner, so I did not get a chance to check the name on the bill. I work at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel and recommend this restaurant for steak lovers only, but I am inclined to send them your way every time I am asked about dinner options. I also found out that you are moving to the Shangri la hotel, too bad. Awesome birthday dinner! Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Go Wrong Here!
    ABitPriceyVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Really good fiod and service for our group of 8. Give it a try!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were celebrating an 86 birthday. When I made the reservation I requested a birthday cake. No one responded to that request. I ordered prime rib and lobster (most expensive dish on menu) and it was served cold............prime rib - lobster -potato all cold
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Walk-in is faster to get a table
    Lovetoshine
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a reservation at 7:45pm for the dinner, and we arrived at 7:25pm as 20 minutes early to the restaurant as we found a parking space earlier than we expected. However, we been told by the girl at the front door that we still have to wait 20 minutes before the table is ready. But, we actually got our table 30 minutes later, and felt so disappointed with the girl at front. Because during this 30 minutes waiting, we saw many groups of people came in with around 3- 4 people each group WITHOUT any reservations, they've been told to wait 5-10 minutes and got their tables faster than us. That was so ridiculous! If walk-in is faster to get tables than the reservation, why joining Open Table? Otherwise, the food is good, and the waiter is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    daleandjoy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an early dinner before going to a hockey game. Service was perfect, the hostess was knowledgable about the menu and wine list. All food courses were well prepared and arrived perfectly timed. Both our steaks were cooked perfectly and delicious. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst table in the restaurant
    lucky
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Everything was good about except our seats. A tiny booth outside the kitchen area. High traffic and very cold.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a party of 6. Valet
    tras
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We were a party of 6. Valet parking was fast and efficient. We were seated immediately on arrival. Service was good. Every persons dinner was served perfectly with all our special requests delivered perfectly. We would all return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Good service. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Good food. Good service. Good location near the pro sports venues and theatres. Great upscale casual for before a game or show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    A romantic evening out for us, reservation was easy on-line, sat us immediately, waiter was attentive, manager accommodating due to kitchen prep issue & the food was delicious. All in all was a very pleasant experience. Have been a few times befor & definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joe you rock
    nmeyer
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Our server joe was fantastic. We are both industry people and rarely feel taken care of when dining out. But joe was a fantastic server! He made us feel so taken care of. He sold the feature menu with such ease and pleasure, not like he had to but rather he wanted to. He read our table perfectly and was there for all the right times. Would come back to this specific location just to have him again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dinning at the Keg
    vancity
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dinning at the keg was great. The food was delicious, however the service was not so well. First we had reservation at 7pm for dinner, we got their on time and had to wait for 10 more mintues. The table was wet from cleanning. When we ordered drinks it was excellent, but when we got our food we were never warned about the plates being so hot, therefor my girlfriend got upset. The food was cooked the way we requested, it was great. When we were done with our food, the plates stayed on the table for quite a while until the server came to take our order for desert. Over all I will go there again but need to remember the plates are hot.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    Jennifer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My only complaint is that the sirloin was a little bit dry. Everything else tasted great (especially the twice baked potato). The whole experience was good: friendly staff, food arrived in a timely fashion. I wouldn't say anything was outstanding though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not recommended for Group Dining
    Lanie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great. Wine was great. But ... they push you out after two hours. This place is perfect for dates who do not want to linger longer than 2 hours. I do not recommend this place for group dining. I don't know about others, but I like to relax and talk with friends while enjoying my wine. I definitely don't like rushing through my dessert and coffee. I was just turned-off by the time limit. For me, it's not high-end customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    RV2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was my first visit to the Thurlow location but not my first visit to The Keg. Anytime I am in Canada I search for the closest Keg as most of the Keg's in Washington State where I live have been closed. We had a reservation and arrived early and were able to get our table early. Our server was very polite and attentive. I would definitely return to this location. As always, the food was perfect. Our food arrived quick and hot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed
    susan13kim
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I work a block away and give the Thurlow Keg a lot of business - they brought the wrong lunch to my husband - he ordered prime rib sandwich and they brought prime rib - when they did bring the sandwich it was so tough it wasn't edible. Our waitress was sweet and the chef came and talked to us - but it was disappointing when we only had an hour. Since you are asking :o)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good job
    justin
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    my steak was cooked perfect ,wifes steak was over cooked and very salty, over spiced, server ask how it was and i told her ,didnt expect anything ,she told the manager and he came over right away and got her another one , was cooked perfect and right spice,excellent service by the waitress and the manage. we thanked them both and was very satisfied .great place for dinner and will come back again .
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Upscale KEG
    rearle
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    They always treat us well when we dine at this upscale Keg in downtown Vancouver...a little more sophisticated than most Kegs, the lights are dim, no windows to speak of, not your usual Keg. The food seems to have a little extra zip to it. We love this place for special occasions, and, for group meals (up to 12 or so would be comfortable). The staff are efficient and there are enough to take care of your needs at any time. We hope the new location, possibly this year, will be as successful as this long time location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • popular restaurant in good location
    Lovetoshine
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    the restaurant is just around the Robson and Thurlow St.. Although I have made a reservation, I still need to get a buzzer to wait about20 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid the "specials"
    natalie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Unfortunately we ordered the specials and both were a disappointment. Neither of us could remember having a bad meal at the Keg before this night. We were in a hurry to got to a show or we both would have sent our meals back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place this. Everytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Very good place this. Everytime I'm in Van I come here & this time didn't let up. Only negative that my chicken was a bit overcooked but still was delicious. Will not hesitate to come back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Keg is where it's at!
    Originalmouse
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The Keg is a fantastic place for dining and or even getting a beer or wine with friends. There is an energetic vibe to the place that creates an uplifting mood for the night. Chrissy is an unpretentious waiter that takes care of you and offers helpful tips on dining choices. I went there during Dining Out and unlike a lot of places, there was the same amount of portions as their normal menu, and the service was fantastic as usual. I never felt rushed even though the place was packed with a line up out the door. The steak was melt in your mouth. Forget those over priced steak houses, for a good quality steak with good service The Keg is where it's at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    the Keg on Thurlow was a great pre-concert dinner. The service was friendly and fast and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    oysterbar
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The meal was great, the Keg is a consistent experience. It was a bit noisy, but still very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a good experience
    yuminmytums
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I am never dissapointed in the food at any of the keg restaurants. Considering it was dine out, didnt have to wait too long with a reservation. Service was kind of rushed. Got out mains when our starters were only half done and the bill before finishing dessert or being asked if we wanted Anything else. However, servers were friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    First time to KEG. A very good memories for wonderful tasted food and warmly service! We'd visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time dinning experience
    sunflowers
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My friends and I love the dinning out menu. We all love the steak. The baked garlic shrimp was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly. I would like return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • presentation could be improved
    kimgVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    enjoyed dine out menu here. great value for dine out. but meal presentation can definitely be improved given the regular menu price ($30 range for entree). there are many restaurants in vancouver that charge less but put more thought and love into their dishes. keg is a popular chain serving popular food, but for a resto of this caliber they can step up on presentation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service , very good
    John
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Excellent service , very good food, sirloin steak keg meal a little tough but others New York and fillet very good. Prefer tossed salad instead of wedge salad. hostess and waitress very polite and pleasant, will come again..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dineout 2014 at keg
    MparkVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Our table was nice and comfortable. Food was ok considering it was dineout menu. Only thing I didn't like about was the service. I felt like we were so rushed by the server. I've been to kegs at different locations before but never felt this rushed. I didn't know server brings the bill out when dessert is just placed on table. When we asked for more water, server came back later and asked the payment method and then brought water later on. Maybe they had to reset our table urgently? I don't mind coming back to this keg for drinks or casual dinner with friends but would not want to experience the same feeling like I have to pay and get out of the restaurant as soon as possible.. That is so not going to make my evening enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Another great experience at The Keg-Thurlow. In our neighbourhood, we dine out here at least 3-4 times a year for special occassions and have always had a great experience. Even in the rare instance where things weren't up to our expectations, the managers went above and beyond to ensure we were compensated and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not up to the Keg chain standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    we had steak, which was good. The vegetables were awful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Jenn
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Food was great & service was great we moved 3 times due to table being to small and they were very attentive at getting us a good table as it was for a special occasion. Our waitress was also really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    THe food was good and also the service! I usually go to the Thurlow Keg!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Vancouver Dine-Out
    okuo
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Always loved the Keg. The experience has always been consistently good. Took the in-laws to the Thurlow location when they are in-town. We didn't know that the Vancouver Dine-Out was going on. We had sworn off the Dine-Out because we almost always had sub-standard experience. We would rather pay the regular price to get better food and service. But since we are already there, and we've always had good experience with the Keg, and thought how could a steak go wrong, so we ordered from the Dine-Out menu. We couldn't be more wrong. You could definitely tell that this is less quality beef than the usual Keg fare. Much more super rubbery connective tissue in the prime rib than usual. The service was at the usual quality, which was a relief.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm ambience, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The Keg is a Canadian tradition that you can't go wrong with. This ambiance of both the lounge and restaurant at this one-level location is dark, rich, warm and comfy - complete with fireplace - good for getting caught up with friends or for romantic dates. Our server was friendly and attentive (but not too much) - a true professional. Our dinner, we had prime rib, we're delicious. My only (and minor) disappointment was that my primerib was more medium, when I enthusiastically emphasized "medium RARE" when asked. It's ok though, the meat portion was so generous I had leftovers for Dinnner the next night! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our waiter was awesome!
    JamaicanTrini
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our waiter joe was more than accommodating! Was great with the kids and is an all around excellent server. It was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a dull moment
    CarolL
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Thurlow Keg serves up a punch every single time. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib Feast
    Susie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Not big eaters so my husband I split the prime rib.....the chef was accomadating he came to our table and found out what our favourite cut was and my husband loves well done and an outer cut. My favourite is medium and when both meals came they were split and we both had what we wanted . It's was absolutely delicious. Service was amazing, will definitely be going back! Awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic