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Dinner At The Keg Place Ville Marie

written by John Chow on September 6, 2011

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Sally and I are in Montreal for the Labour Day long weekend. So far, it’s been a nice trip and Sally has really enjoyed it. Sally has been to Montreal before but she wasn’t even one at the time so I doubt she’ll remember. For dinner tonight, we went to The Keg at Place Ville Marie.

Some may ask why would you take a four-year-old to The Keg since a steakhouse don’t have a kid-friendly menu. The fact of the matter is, The Keg is a great place to dine with Sally because she pretty much eats for free.

There is nothing on the menu about it, but a child joining an adult for dinner at The Keg gets apple juice, fruits and veggie with dip, and coloring Crayola, all for free. Add in the free loaf of bread with whipped butter, and you won’t have to order a single thing for the little one.

I went with a classic Keg New York Strip, grilled medium rare and topped with a seafood medley of shrimps, scallops and lobster claws. For the opener, I went with their always delicious bacon wrapped scallops. The steak was better than the New York Strip from Rosie O’Grady’s, and it was less expensive too.

The Keg is Canada’s most successful steakhouse, with 90 locations and sales of over $350 million a year. You can always count on them to provide a great dinner. The Place Ville Marie stood out as one of the best Kegs I’ve dined at. While the menu is the same, they prepared their dishes with their own little touches. This was the only location that offered a seafood medley with a steak and they presented their bacon wrapped scallops differently than the Kegs in Vancouver.

Overall, I was very pleased with my Montreal Keg dinning experience, and I recommend it to anyone who visits the Province. Just remember, the restaurant is very kid friendly, even if they never advertise that fact.

The Keg Montreal

The Keg Montreal

The Keg Montreal

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Wako September 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hey John,

email me if you’re still around..!

Whitney September 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Yea, email me too, John!

Gift Ideas September 13, 2011 at 3:37 am

yes nice
its very healthy and children’s favorite.

enzo testa September 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

The keg is a great place for kids. Parents take their kids there all the time. You can request smaller kids portions. Everytime my wife and I go there I get the same thing as follows: Sea scallops and bacon to start along with a keg sized ceasar drink. then teriyaki sirlion with vegetables. Sometimes I will order another drink, but usually (2) is my limit.
The teriyaki sirloin is the cheapest steak them have and tastes great!

Social Bookmarking Service September 6, 2011 at 8:33 pm

So Enzo … you also enjoy food at there.

John always manage to extract something for free … lollzzz

John Chow September 7, 2011 at 9:40 am

The Keg ceasar is like one of the best drinks in history!

Free Forms September 8, 2011 at 2:54 am

Yeah Agreed John & YOU gives us such nice meals and different stuff of meals.

Whitney September 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Keg Ceaser…do tell John! What does that consist of? Sorry, don’t meant to sound dumb, just never heard of that.

Best Daily Deals September 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I think Sally is very fortunate to have a great dad like you to bring her around tasting nice food and enjoying life :) Nice…

PPC Ian September 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

That’s a great point. Sally has a really great dad and is able to do so much cool stuff thanks to the Dot Com Lifestyle. it’s great that John is able to spend so much time with Sally.

Social Bookmarking Service September 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Yes she will learn a lot and I am sure these kind of experience will be great for him in coming years.

John just need to keep a close watch while she enter teenage.

allan stuart September 7, 2011 at 2:42 am

couldn’t agree more.. i think that was differentiate people in Dot Com lifestyle with other corporate looking lifestyle people whereby the former have much time for their kids.. and i think that was the important aspect of parenting skills.. in one way or another, Sally should be proud

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Not only food and roaming, she is now expert in using ipad.

Another benefit is she is meeting with so many people, that she will be familiar with all social function and can integrate with people easily.

Whitney September 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm

That’s right ZK…kids should be taught how to be social at a young age. I was not exposed to very many large functions as a kid. Other than school!

Brock Blohm September 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I have been blogging all day and that steak looks heaven-like. lol. I’m starving.

Sounds like they are doing something right to be generating 350M/year. Kudos to them. Hope you enjoyed the dinner ;).

Social Bookmarking Service September 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Blogging all day … need to check your blog.

Whitney September 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Way to rock, Brock! You sound like a hardcore blogger. I am too, maybe we can hang out sometime lol. Oh, and the steak looks RIDICULOUSLY good!

Whitney September 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

New york strip and seafood medley…you really can’t go wrong there! I’ve never been to this place, but it looks awesome. It’s also a plus that they offer something for the kids too. Sounds like a really fun time John! I’m glad you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! Next time, take me. lol.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I would say awesome marketing policy they are using …

Whitney September 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I would say so too zk!

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips October 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Glad that you agree with my opinion.

mike September 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

As a Montrealer, I’ve been to that Keg as well as the one in Old Montreal. I’ve always enjoyed the experience.

Good to hear about the kid friendly attitude. Back in July, my co-blogging partner Nicky wrote about a recent wave of establishments that are pushing their “No Kids Allowed” policy. I’ve always felt that it’s up the parents to make sure that the kid behaves, or at least give the kid the benefit of the doubt.

Justin | Mazzastick September 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Hey John,
Steak and seafood combo is the way to go my friend. That would be my last meal if I have a choice.

PPC Ian September 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

That’s for sure! I have never been to Montreal before. When I go there, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar will be on my to do list.

PPC Ian September 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Looks like a fun way to spend labor day weekend. The food looks awesome.

Best Daily Deals September 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm

by the way, why is Sally not looking at the cam when taking the photos?

i have not taken a close look at her so far. is she camera shy?

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Camedra shy Sally …. Boy you should digg further at John Chow.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I mean digg further at

Social Bookmarking Service September 7, 2011 at 5:32 am
ZK @ Web Marketing Tips October 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Thanks Social Bookmarking Service for your help.

John Chow September 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

Saly is anything but camera shy! LOL

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Yes he yet to know sally.

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Now that is the benfit of internet business … Money will follow you.

allan stuart September 7, 2011 at 2:38 am

i love steak ,but in my place the famous one is Victoria Station… you must try sate John, it is one of South East Asia finest… try it, you know what I meant.. :-)

Phone Number Trace September 7, 2011 at 3:24 am

Sally’s surely going to be another big blogger … Like father, like daughter :)

Erwin Miradi September 7, 2011 at 3:46 am

I love the pic number two. I don’t know if it’s the angle, but from here it looks really delicious.

fas September 7, 2011 at 5:24 am

Oh that looks so tasty and mouth watering.

Free Forms September 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

Yeah Me too dear mouth watering ……………

Raj September 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

Looks like it is very tasty

ZK @ Web Marketing Tips September 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

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Brooklyn Dentist September 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

Scallops wrapped in bacon…. Woooaaaw!!! So yummy!

Daryl Lorette September 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Sounds like a good time for all! (B^)

fazal mayar September 7, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I havent went to the keg despite living in MTL, will have to try it soon. I suggest you to go Downtown and Mont Royal. You need to try poutine and smoke meat btw. :)

Free Forms September 8, 2011 at 2:40 am

Fabulous sound..!!!
Glad to see & read your whole post.

Free Forms September 8, 2011 at 2:48 am

Above mentioned the all dishes looks charming & tasty yummmmmm.
mouth watering.

Free Forms September 8, 2011 at 2:51 am

And I love 2nd one dish toooo much.

Kathy Hunter September 8, 2011 at 6:30 am

Thank you for your review, I will be sure that our team at the Place Ville Marie Keg in Montreal, QC receives a link to view it. It’s also great to hear how much you and Sally enjoyed your dinner with us during the Labour Day long weekend. While the Lobster and seafood medley with chive veloute sauce was part of our Lobster Summer that ended on Sunday, the classic New York strip loin and our bacon wrapped scallops are on our menu all year round. If you love seafood, next time you are in try adding our Oscar to your favourite steak, sautéed scallops, shrimp and asparagus spears with our béarnaise sauce.

Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon John!

Dani Allen September 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

Sally looks very happy with her food :-) if John was my father, how happy i am…

in my dream :-)

ChadB September 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm

The photos are making me hungry!!

Buy a Blog September 9, 2011 at 2:44 am

Hum I’m loving it, Delicious.

Buy a Blog September 10, 2011 at 9:34 am

Passing some great time John after a long journey i know it.

GamesDunia September 10, 2011 at 9:39 am

Stunning and i’m feeling it but i can eat eat cause you already eat it, ha ha!

Get A Loan Canada September 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

Thanks for this post John. I live in Montreal and didn’t even know that PVM had a Keg. Although I rarely go downtown as I am more a neighborhood person and I like investing my time and money locally to the many small businesses and restaurants in my ‘hood…:) Although, knowing that I don’t have to travel all the way to Old Montreal to visit The Keg, I may be making a special trip to PVM soon. Hope you and Sally had a great time in Montreal. Take care and all the best.

Lyle (GALC)

Gift Ideas September 13, 2011 at 12:14 am

It is really nice place to have dinner.

Download From Mediafire September 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

Your food choice make me hungry. I am going to eat something

john@web design london September 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

The dish looks so yummy love to taste it