Last week on Friday night I decided to indulge in some steak. Where better to go than the Keg Mansion? When I walked in, I asked the hostess about the building’s history. What is now known as one of the city’s best steak spots was once owned by the Massey family (the same family that financed U of T’s Hart House and downtown Toronto’s Massey Hall) and apparently rumour has it that the building has been haunted all these years!
The ambience of this place is gorgeous! It is dimly lit on all three floors with candles on every table. Each table is set a little differently than the next and all the rooms feel so lavish with their classical style chairs and love-seats. The dark wood and carpeted floors create an eerie yet homey atmosphere.
To make matters even better, the service from start to finish was impeccable. The waiters, waitresses and hostesses were all very prompt. Although the restaurant was extremely busy we were asked our names right away and received a little monitor that would light up when our table was ready. Less than 20 minutes went by before we were seated. Our waiter came around right away and told us the specials, as well as explained the menu.
After a long day, I was ready to indulge and eat something delicious. I ordered the special, which consisted of the flat iron steak (I like my steak prepared medium), a shrimp skewer (with three large shrimps) and garlic-mashed potatoes. At the end of the entrée I was extremely stuffed but felt I still had some space for dessert! The cheesecake with caramel syrup was a little bit disappointing (I felt the texture was off) but overall the food was so filling and delicious I probably didn’t need to dabble with the sweets anyhow! I would definitely visit the keg mansion again, for tip top service in a venue with character and some delicious steak – the Keg mansion is a two thumbs up for me! #foodoftoronto #thekegmansion
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