I’ve been to many of The KEG Steakhouse & Bar’s (The KEG) over the years but HOW is it that I’ve never visited the King West location. It’s definitely one of the nicest locations I’ve been to. A little bit more upscale, less family style (of course – its King West we’re talking about here!) but still a great place to grab a steak. The crowd is a little bit more mature, all the seatings/ booths feel a little bit more private. Luckily enough for me, I was invited to visit the King West location last week to check out the launch of their new cocktail menu.
Apricot Whiskey Sour
- J.P. Wiser’s Deluxe whisky, apricot brandy, fresh lemon juice, apricot nectar and a splash of ginger ale.
- Woodford Reserve bourbon, Chambord, Jägermeister, cranberry juice and simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and muddled cranberries.
- Absolut vodka, Pama pomegranate liqueur, honey syrup and fresh lemon juice topped with Freixenet sparkling wine.
- Absolut vodka, Cassis, fresh lime juice, muddled blackberries and a splash of ginger beer.
Tuna Tartare ($15.00)
- Sesame-soy seasoned Ahi served on fresh avocado.
Tuna Tacos ($14.00)
- Ahi tuna on warm tortillas with cabbage slaw and cilantro. Served with jalapeño maple aioli
- Stuffed mushroom caps with garlic and herbs.
Flat Iron Steak & Shrimp
Kansas City Striploin ($39.00)
- 18 oz bone in striploin
- Serving and grilling with bone in to add more flavour, still very tender
Creme Brulee ($7.00)
- Silky and smooth. Topped with a caramelized sugar crust.
We sampled quite a few cocktails that evening. All the cocktails shown above (except the cranberry smash) are all KEG size. My favourite was definitely the apricot whiskey sour. I can never say no to a whiskey sour and the one made here was sweeter than what I’m normally used to but who am I to say no when there’s fruit added to your drink =) All the appetizers were amazing – especially the tuna tartar. I have to say portions are very generous (I don’t think we would have ordered 3 appetizers having known that appetizer portions size were going to be large). Unfortunately, the steaks in this post are only available until the new year. Having said this, there are still a galore of choices on their regular menu. I couldn’t be happier with what we ordered – my Kansas City Striploin was perfectly done with ace charring on the outside and cooked perfectly rare. I’m beyond pleased with our overall experience.
This meal was complimentary but Foodinthecitytoronto.com remains unbiased in our content.