The Keg in Richmond is located behind the Ironwood strip mall around the No5 Rd and Steveston area. It’s been here for a long time and recently has gone through another reno making it a much more modern restaurant.
We made reservations a couple of days ahead of time for a Thursday dinner. We arrived on time and the table was ready for us. It’s been a while since we came to the Keg and it has transformed into a much nicer looking place after the renos.
Keg is well known for their prime ribs. In the past we would reserve prime rib orders since they would always sell out. It looks like they no longer do this anymore when we asked during our phone reservations.
They have daily drink specials featured on the table.
We tried out the margarita which was today’s special and it looked really nice:
We got 2 loafs of the sour dough dinner bread.
The bread was fresh out of the oven, steaming and soft inside.
We ordered a prime rib of course. From our experience, Keg will always overcook so it’s best to ask for a less well done. For example, we like medium, but we asked for medium rare. As you can see, it’s more close to medium so it was perfect.
The prime rib was very tender and juicy. It also has a nice seasoned crust for extra flavour. We asked for mashed potatoes on the side and it was very creamy and buttery.
Next up is the sweet Thai Chicken with baked potato.
This was a big sized chicken breast which remained juicy. The thai sauce was very sweet and tangy. The fully loaded baked potato also had tons of flavour too.
Lastly we got the Keg burger.
This had fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions,cheese, bacon and a slice of pickle. The beef was cooked well done and was very juicy without being too charred. It had a fair serving of fries. What we didn’t like about the fries was that it was the MacDonald’s style skinny fries. We would have preferred steak cut sized fries.
Finally, since we had a birthday guest with us tonight, the Keg was generous and provided us with a Billy Miner pie. It was chocolate ice cream cake with almonds.
The Keg was very busy tonight but the service was very friendly and up to par. The parking lot here can get a little congested though as it’s quite crammed.
The Keg did a good job with the renos. Their menu also has much variety to choose from if you like different steaks or non beef meals. What we’d recommend is to ditch the Macdonld’s style skinny fries because they can make the meal feel like fast food in a way. If craving for steak, you won’t go wrong going to the Keg as they know what they are doing here.
SFDD gives 4 out of 4 Delights.