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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
A PERSONAL REVIEW OF RESTAURANTS AROUND THE WORLD

KEG STEAKHOUSE AND BAR
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA

This is a national chain of restaurants that features outlets throughout Canada and in several U.S. states and it's a damned good one!  The best way to describe the Keg is that it's kind of like a Steak & Ale but a little more upscale with a nicer decor and a much bigger menu.

There is more than one Keg in Niagara Falls but we chose to dine at the one in the Embassy Suites Hotel on the 9th floor and the place was jam packed on a Saturday night.  Talk about a view of the falls!

This was our first visit to Niagara Falls and we had been warned about price gouging in tourist areas and we found this to be true at several restaurants.  Therefore we were pleasantly surprised upon opening our menus at the Keg and finding that they had not jacked up their prices despite a beautiful view of the falls down below.  At least it would have been a beautiful view if it hadn't been snowing so heavily.  And this was on April 2nd!

Our server quickly took our drink orders and we decided to try a couple of different starters.  I chose fried calamari and it was excellent.  They robbed the cradle on these little squids but they were tasty and perfectly cooked.  Another diner tried the crab/spinach dip and it was was excellent.

Three of us chose the one pound top sirloin steaks for our main course and everybody raved about the meat.  I like the fact that they offer an option of "blue rare" for steaks which means cooked on the outside but raw in the center.  Perfect for me!  Our fourth diner chose fresh mahi mahi, the fish of the day selection, and he declared it delicious. Our meals came with a perfectly cooked baked potato and everything couldn't have been any better.

This was a very nice dining experience and we highly recommend this place to you.  It is a bit loud but that was a plus for us because we had our twin three year grandkids with us.  So when they threw food or a fit, it blended into the background.  Actually they were pretty good!

On a clear day, you can't get a better view of the falls from this great restaurant!  Enjoy!

Check out their web site here.

ADDITIONAL RESTAURANT REVIEWS FROM CANADA:

Bangkok Garden - Toronto, Ontario
Chandler's Seafood Restaurant - Victoria, B.C.
Fine Kettle of Fish - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Floata Seafood Restaurant - Vancouver, B.C.
Hy's Encore - Vancouver, B.C.
Joe Fortes - Vancouver, B.C.
Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Kettle of Fish - Vancouver, B.C.
Mamma Teresa - Ottawa, Ontario
Milos - Montreal, Quebec
Moulinere - Quebec City, Quebec
TBQ - Tunnel Barbecue - Windsor, Ontario