The Keg Mansion, Toronto

5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

515 Jarvis Street (416) 964-6609

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    The Keg Mansion: Steak and Seafood in a historical mansion.

    by jon_and_may Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Keg Mansion is not your traditional "The Keg Steakhouse". The restaurant is housed in a historical mansion where famous Canadian dignitaries (McMaster, and Massey) lived during the early days of Canada.

    Once you step into the foyer, it's like you've stepped back in time. Deep mohogany wood that has been carved in detail. Large wooden staircase to the left. Open cieling where the bar on the 2nd floor looks down on the 1st. The Keg has made sure to keep much of the original details intact and this is why this restaurant is so charming and unique.

    The service here is amazing. On two occasions our orders were not "right" (both times our steaks were one level of doneness too much). Not only did they take it back without asking questions, they were very apologetic AND offered a free dessert ($5-7 depending).

    It is also said the mansion is haunted (see here http://www.torontoghosts.org/kegmansion.htm) but I've personally never seen or experienced anything unusual all the times I've been there.

    Free parking, but can be tough to find on Friday evenings.

    Favorite Dish: The Prime Rib is very excellent depending on the night. Sometimes it can be a bit bland, but other times it's very succulent and tender. It's worth a try if you're not in the mood for a grilled steak.

    Their Peppercorn steak is very tasty (better than the New York or Porterhouse in my opinion).

    French Onion soup is not to be missed! It's easily passed up since it's an appetizer and a steakhouse, but don't be fooled! There's a lot of cheese on top and the soup is very good (not too salty). But make sure to be hungry because I doubt you'd finish your entree if you order the soup.

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    The Keg Mansion: Great Grill

    by daffodil Written Aug 18, 2004

    The Keg is a great chain of restaurants where the service is the best! The food is great. At the mansion however it is also about the great location and the atmosphere of the old Victorian mansion. High celings and large rooms, cool wood work and large windows.

    Favorite Dish: Prime rib dinner

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