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Old 07-03-2011, 03:39 PM   #26
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lol @ all the illiterate fucks in this thread.
OP is asking among the chain restaurants if people think it's higher end, and all these derps go on listing better places to go...

Anyways, back on topic, IMO I guess you could consider it higher end among those chains as it's a place you could gladly take your parents (if they like steak) joeys, milestones, cactus club, earls, are more social-daterape kind of scene IMO

I think one of the most telltale signs are the typical servers who work there. Take a look around joey's, earls, cactus club, and milestones, and you definitely get more slutty hot blondes/brunettes. Whereas keg (not saying they don't have slutty types) has more respectable meet the parents types. Also consider what they're wearing at work.

Off-topic but I'd tap most of the female servers @ joeys on broadway :P
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Yeah it is a higher end restaurant.... Compared to Denny's.
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High End ??

I would say The Keg is just mid class.


You want High End ? Try Gotham in Down Town
that's like saying pfft Mercedes isn't high end...you should get a Bentley instead
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Where are these places you speak of?
id rather go to places like these before eating at cactus-earls-milestones-keg...

le faux bourgeois, tableau, peckinpah, kits daily, or a glowbal group restaurant
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Alright.

This thread is getting out of hand and far beyond off-topic.

Let's stick to the original post and leave it be.
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I agree that our chains > US chains. I am comparing keg/cc/ms/joeys/earls to red lobster/outback/olive garden/espn
Olive Garden is the bomb. Fill up on unlimited bread and salad then take home your meal for later.

There are so many factors that can make a restaurant high end or at least seem high end. As someone has already mentioned each Keg or Cactus location is different, some looking more high end than others. The Keg near Steveston Hwy in Richmond looks terrible if compared with a DT location but has the same food.
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I just recently went to the cactus on byrne road in burnaby and i havent been to a cactus in a while (like 3 years). I must say they really stepped up the food now especially with the new Rob Feenie additions. If you guys haven't tried the new menu then give it a go cause i thought it was great imo but a lil more pricey than before. Decor was also pretty good but i guess cause its a new location!
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I've never had an extraordinary meal at the Keg, I always leave thinking "I could have cooked a tastier steak at home".
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I like the Keg even though it may be a bit overpriced. Don't really consider high end but imho the ambience & service is better than the other chain restaurants. What the other chains have over the Keg is a slightly more trendier decor and more scantily dressed women (which is not a bad thing).

Anyways, for the Keg, I highly recommend their "t-bone" steak as i've found it to be their best tasting steak on the menu

also, when they give you bread, ask for the "3 cheese butter"
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this thread was an interesting read to say the least.

Thanks for all the input.
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I think it's a very respected chain store.

I don't mind taking my dates/gf there to eat. Sure, there are way more expensive place.

But for price/decour/food. Good imho.
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I think one of the most telltale signs are the typical servers who work there. Take a look around joey's, earls, cactus club, and milestones, and you definitely get more slutty hot blondes/brunettes. Whereas keg (not saying they don't have slutty types) has more respectable meet the parents types. Also consider what they're wearing at work.

Off-topic but I'd tap most of the female servers @ joeys on broadway :P
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I've never had an extraordinary meal at the Keg, I always leave thinking "I could have cooked a tastier steak at home".
Same here. I've never had food there that is better than mediocre. Other people love it though, so to each their own I suppose.
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Same here. I've never had food there that is better than mediocre. Other people love it though, so to each their own I suppose.
That's why you don't order steak. You order prime rib.

A steak takes what 5 minutes to make? A prime rib takes a couple hours? If I just want my quick fix I'm going to The Keg.
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The shore club was probably the most expensive restaurant I've been to and I'll consider that "higher end" lol 1300 for 11 people wit drinks and just main course. You pick your main and sides are to share.
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I like the Keg even though it may be a bit overpriced.
Compared to what? other chain restaurants or other steak houses?

For the latter, Keg brings the best value for the quality and price. Have you been to Gotham? or the former Morton's?

Also, people who know about Keg wouldn't order steak, they are known for their prime rib.
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Compared to what? other chain restaurants or other steak houses?

For the latter, Keg brings the best value for the quality and price. Have you been to Gotham? or the former Morton's?

Also, people who know about Keg wouldn't order steak, they are known for their prime rib.
ummm yeah, i have been to those places...and more

when i say slightly overpriced, i don't mean grossly overpriced. Slightly overpriced as in costs more than average restaurants that I usually go to, but I try not going to a lot of "chains" or steaks houses anymore so those aren't in my "average" restaurants . But to be fair, when i DO go to chains, my bills are usually less than when i go to the keg, simply because i don't bother ordering steaks at those places.

and funny thing about the prime rib at the keg. i used to order that ALL the time. But then a few years ago i tried the prime rib at Lawry's, The Prime Rib. Now the Keg's prime rib tastes bland and disappointing, so much so that I refuse to order it there anymore. That led me to try every single steak on the Keg's menu (yes, i've been there a lot over the years) and bar none, the T-Bone steak is their best steak. It was only put into their menu this year, and previously it was only available during their "Winter Fest" which was from Jan to beginning of March of every year. It is very tasty. I like it even better than the porterhouse at Gotham's, tho it is smaller. But i prefer it that way. YMMV
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Compared to the standard chains, I suppose I'd have to say Keg among the higher end of the scale. The fact that the majority of their stores aren't decorated in tacky items or that their servers are dressed respectfully help with this. In fact, the latter is one reason why I'd consider it to be a decent "date night" restaurant. The last thing I want my date to think is that I've gone to a place like Joey's or the Cactus Club so that I can oggle the barely dressed waitresses.

The food, however, isn't the greatest. When the Langley location reopened a few years back, I went about a dozen times and literally had eight of those visits covered by the restaurant. My steaks were either over/undercooked by at least three minutes (c'mon, how hard is it to cook a medium rare steak?) or they forgot to put in someone's order or we were basically just ignored completely. Even when we all got our meals exactly how we ordered it, the food was still pretty bland. I swear half the time the only reason why someone of it had any sort of taste was because I had decided to Chicago-style it those times.

Slight OT, after eating at a couple of steak houses in New York and New Jersey, nothing in Vancouver comes even close anymore. Not even places like Gothams or Hy's can compare. I was never a real stickler for steak until my Grandpa (rip) introduced me to the differences between a good and a fantastic steak. Now... Well, I have a hard time even considering going to The Keg for steak anymore.
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ummm yeah, i have been to those places...and more

when i say slightly overpriced, i don't mean grossly overpriced. Slightly overpriced as in costs more than average restaurants that I usually go to, but I try not going to a lot of "chains" or steaks houses anymore so those aren't in my "average" restaurants . But to be fair, when i DO go to chains, my bills are usually less than when i go to the keg, simply because i don't bother ordering steaks at those places.

and funny thing about the prime rib at the keg. i used to order that ALL the time. But then a few years ago i tried the prime rib at Lawry's, The Prime Rib. Now the Keg's prime rib tastes bland and disappointing, so much so that I refuse to order it there anymore. That led me to try every single steak on the Keg's menu (yes, i've been there a lot over the years) and bar none, the T-Bone steak is their best steak. It was only put into their menu this year, and previously it was only available during their "Winter Fest" which was from Jan to beginning of March of every year. It is very tasty. I like it even better than the porterhouse at Gotham's, tho it is smaller. But i prefer it that way. YMMV
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That's why you don't order steak. You order prime rib.

A steak takes what 5 minutes to make? A prime rib takes a couple hours? If I just want my quick fix I'm going to The Keg.
I've had the Keg prime rib before, and I wasn't blown away by that either.
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you're not gonna get blown away by any steak or roast meal for about 25 bucks though.
for its price its pretty good. look at a steak at milestones or joeys or somewhere with a similar price point, it wont be as good.
in fact those places usually only have boring cuts like sirloin or new york which i hardly ever have any desire to eat unless its prime grade.
and the service at those places is far below.. they're just girls trying to make a buck who do the bare minimum.
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my family used to go to the keg a lot back when i was in gr 6 & 7, cuz after we sold the house we rented for a while & there was only one kitchen (its shared) so quick chinese food is a easy fix at home but steak is not

so we go to the keg & cactus club a lot as we see coupons a lot in the local papers (used to be like 30 bux something like that), service was never bad (dad loves wine so its always good) for both places were great (i used to see which severs are hotter to determined where were going) but after that we stop after we had our own place

im gonna do a rate in what I PERSONALLY think which ones are more higher end then others

1. keg, cactus club, joey
2.milestone, maxx grill, earls
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Have you guys tried the Rib eye steak? I tried it the other day and it's pretty fucking good lol
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lol imo whether the keg is considered high end to each person really just depends on where they usually go to for a casual dinner and what tax bracket they are in. I mean if you take me for example I'm a broke ass student that does fast food most of the time,so going to the Keg would be like woah this is some fancy shit. But I'm sure there are plenty of people here that go fine dining all the time, so the keg would actually be a downgrade from what their used to so thus not very high end to them.
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