About The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Saanich

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.

3940 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1J6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
DINING ROOM
Sunday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm

BAR
Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - Midnight
Sunday 4:30pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Reynolds

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 479-1651

Website:
http://www.kegsteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking adjacent to the building.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Saanich Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Casual (25)
Good for Groups (22)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

On the whole we had a great experience, service was great and food was excellent. The only drawback was where we were seated. We had a two seater booth which was against the wall in the secluded area of three other four seater booths. We were looking for a adult experience and in the two other booths across from us were seated families with young children. It was like being at MacDonald's.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Really great dinner and good food. Wonderful service - thanks Brad !

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

We drove in from Sooke for a date night with no children. My wife ordered the sirloin and was very happy. I ordered my usual prime rib, and it was amazing as always. If I had one negative thing to say, it would be that my particular piece had what I would guess to be a solid 3 oz chunk of fat. This has never been an issue in the past but I felt it would have been nice to not have to throw out that much of my slice, would have loved a little better value in my meal. In the picture the whole right 3rd of the meat was fat hiding under my prawns. Other then that, it was a totally success:) we will be back for sure.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Liked the new updated décor. Seated in a quiet location for two. Waitress very helpful.
Both had the steak-excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Best steaks in town. I love my 10 oz. Filet Mignon Medium-Rare. Perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The waiter was great and the food was as always great. but they put right by the kitchen,our view was the kitchen. The gal that brought us to the table seemed put off,when the rest of the party showed up she had them looking everywhere for us. when they got to our table she just dismissed them.She was not a happy camper that night i guess.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food, excellent service, friendly staff, a really good restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

To much people servers didn’t remember who ordered what !!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love the Keg; good food, good service, good ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The little desserts are a great price for how much you get.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went as the restaurant opened and it was quiet and we got great service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We usually come for special occasion. Great food

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Appetizer received at the table was over cooked - why even let it leave the kitchen? 1 of 4 meals was returned to kitchen for steak undercooked

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great meal, as always at the Keg. Service was good, but have experienced better from previous visits. Again, as always, OpenTable notes about our online reservation are never received by the restaurant. Was celebrating dad's birthday and had to mention to the server it was his birthday, because as expected, OpenTable comments never make it to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was an exceptional evening, celebrating my step-daughter and her, then, boyfriend's birthdays which also became their engagement party. Our server, Brad, is also exceptional in his knowledge of The Keg, food and dealing with people. It was an absolute pleasure to have him serving us. Our thanks to him.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always consistent in all respects, from the welcome, to the service, to the food

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Loved our waiter Jay !
Fast & efficient with drinks & appys
Dinner was delicious everything was perfect - even tho we had 12 people.. he was awesome!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointed in the strip loins- very grizzly. Sister's fillet mignon was excellent.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service, not rushed,can serve a big group, special requests were accommodated....perfect

Tags: Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Steaks were prepared perfectly. We always enjoy the Calamari.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent service, steak was ok - sirloin tends to be a little chewy. Ribs were better. Baked potato was the highlight, really delicious. Portions were generous. Gorgeous old brick building.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were pleased overall. Our server was friendly and attentive.......at first. Once the food arrived, he just seemed to forget about us. Our empty plates remained stacked on our table for a long time. It took almost 1/2 hour to get our dessert menu and another 15 minutes to order. When my husband needed change, as he was paying cash, he ended up going in search of someone who would provide him with same.

This was our Thanksgiving meal. We have been so busy with our work and at home, we were unable to host a dinner this year. We did appreciate the excellent ambience, and the food. We just expected the usual great service and found ourselves really disappointed.

Thanks for asking for our thoughts.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

A long time friend was in town for the weekend, we wanted a table that was private and quiet enough to have a conversation. When we arrived, our table was ready early, bonus, as we did not need to sit at the bar and wait for our table to be ready. The servers were very professional, happy, the food was spot on, best steak I have had in a very long time. Great night, great food, great service, highly recommend to anyone looking for a night out!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant simply for "good food"! Not just 'comfort food' or 'creative cuisine'. I have always had great steaks at The Keg - cooked exactly as requested. and the baked potatoes are the best in Victoria.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good Prime Rib and horseradish served with garlic mashed and crispy onions ( onions did not added anything to the meal ). The value of the meal was way over priced. $25.00 for our meal per plate would have been except able .

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had the best dinner ever at the Keg in over 35 years.
We were not rushed for the first time I can remember, the noise level was moderate, so we could have a conversation with out rising our voice, our waitress was excellent and our steak was the best we've ever had and done to perfection, (Thanks Chef).
That evening was our 43rd anniversary, we will never forget it.
Looking forward to returning for another fantastic evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Prime rib is very good as well as the onions served with it. The problem with this restaurant is that the prices are for a restaurant that offers fine dining and this restaurant is not a high-level fine dining restaurant. Good food but very expensive for this type of restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The atmosphere and service was great, as expected from previous experience. The waitress was very professional, courteous and friendly........

Unfortunately, for the second time in as many visits, my prime rib was not a tender as I had expected and my spouses Steak was a little over cooked from what had been ordered. We did not mention this to our server as we had another engagement and the timing was not perfect to wait for an solution.

We still enjoy our visits to the Keg and will return, but, it is important that based on the price point for some of the entrees, the product should be more properly cooked to patrons request.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We arrived 15 minutes earlier than booked but was immediately taken to our table where we was looked after by a knowledgeable, well trained waitress. Our food was bought to us In no time and was nothing less the delicious, I highly recommend the top side sirloin, you'd be hard pushed to find a better steak on the island! Looking forward to our next visit...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Waitress was amazing and food was great.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

the food was amazing and the service great we had special requests and they were tended to perfectly Sam was our waiter and did a great job. We enjoyed the evening alot.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The Keg remains one of my favourite places for prime cuts of meat and choice seafood. However, in the last few years, prices have risen beyond what a meal out should cost. No longer my choice for a night out, I'd only recommend it for their late night appie menu or a very special occasion where someone else is paying. Amazing prime rib. Weak vegetable options and primarily starchy sides make for poor dinner selection. Their appetizers and desserts are heavenly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service great, food delicious, waiters so friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed ! Our favourite place to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My prime rib was not medium rare as ordered and it was tough

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Lighting was great! Booked a reservation and showed up early and we were seated right away. Prime rib delious as usual.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This our favorite Keg when in Victoria. We enjoy the remodel and think the layout is much better. The service and food is super. Our wine selection was not available so a more expensive wine was substituted at the same price.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food is consistently great, this is why we always go back. No where can you get a steak or prime rib cooked so well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our family loves celebrating special occasions at the Saanich Keg (Winery). The food is always excellent and we love the cozy ambience.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Although the restaurant was full and the waiters were bustling around, it was possible to enjoy our dinner conversation wit no distractions.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious food and a wonderful evening. Sadly was ruined by the lamest complementary chocolate mint I have ever experienced. Couldn't tast chocolate at all.:( will definitely repeat but will leave the "chocolate" mint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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