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Lobster Summer at The Keg

written by John Chow on August 8, 2007

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Tonight we went to the Keg Steakhouse for Lobster summer. Until August 19th, all Keg locations are offering a tempting variety of your favorite lobster dishes. The lobsters are shipped in from the Atlantic coast and there are five lobster menus to choose from.

The Keg is one of my favorite dining spots. I used to eat there every Sunday night but lately haven’t had time to go as often as I would like. I guess this is good thing. Dining at the Keg too often can add considerable weight to the body. Greg Morgan and his girlfriend Linda joined Sarah, Sally and myself for the Lobster Summer.

Steak & Half Lobster


This was my dish (Greg and Linda ordered the same). A tender top sirloin cooked medium rare, with a fresh half Atlantic lobster. Served with hot butter, lemon and a Caesar salad. Very few combinations go together as well as steak and lobster!

Whole Atlantic Lobster


Now this is what I’m talking about! Two pounds of sweet and succulent lobster, served with hot butter, lemon and a Caesar salad. Sarah couldn’t finish it so I had to help her. The lobsters at the Keg were very good. However, they’re not as good as the ones served at c restaurant.

Dinner for four (Sally doesn’t count) came to $220 with drinks and tip. I’m almost a little hesitant to post this dinning adventure because the last time I wrote about eating a lobster, some people got mad at me because I disrespected the lobster.

Keg Steakhouse and Bar on Urbanspoon

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Blogging with Desi Baba August 8, 2007 at 11:51 pm

mmm..nice nice…love the seafood

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:17 am

Me too, but why it’s so expensive :/

Debo Hobo August 9, 2007 at 9:55 am

The Keg here are really great as well, ny favorite is steaming hot bread with the sweet butter. Yummo!

Mybloggo August 9, 2007 at 12:18 pm

me too….I like seafood

James Wilcox August 8, 2007 at 11:56 pm

I love a good lobster…but man that is an expensive dinner…was this for 4? You know, Monkfish is almost as good and a heck of a lot more reasonable hehe. Love me some steak and lobster though.

John Chow August 8, 2007 at 11:58 pm

Yes it was for four. I love monkfish. Have you ever had a monkfish chowder? Mmmm!

steven August 9, 2007 at 8:29 pm

We have A keg Steakhouse in Montreal,correct me if I’m wrong,but I think it was one of the 1st ones to open!!


Stay At Home Dad, Geek Style August 9, 2007 at 12:20 am


This is the kind of dinner I’m talking about! I posted about having steak and lobster and home for my mom’s 50th birthday on DevDad, but there is nothing better than going out for surf and turf at a good, upscale place.


Michael Kwan August 9, 2007 at 12:37 am

I love the Keg. I had the steak and lobster combo last summer. Which location did you go to? I prefer the food at the Granville Island one, despite it typically having the longest wait times.

John Chow August 9, 2007 at 12:54 am

The Keg at Ironwood.

musnazdotnet August 9, 2007 at 1:02 am

Hi Master John Chow…. You’ve been tag by me (do visit my blog to copy and paste the tag issue), hehe… i know, the probability you’ll do the tag is 0.001% ha ha…. I just wanna give a try, he, tq :roll: :mrgreen:

Stentorized August 9, 2007 at 1:04 am

it is still expensive for 4 person..
but with your income online it is peanuts
I presumed.. :roll:

CASH for COMMENTS August 9, 2007 at 1:14 am

I wish so cal had some good seafood. Looks like me, Danielle and Gary will have to settle for Southern California authentic Mexican food.

Budget Babe August 9, 2007 at 1:29 am

Hey John, I am on a really tight budget and looking at this is just making me salivate and pine for lobster! I once had a 13 course dinner in Japan – every course consisting of lobster! It was truly amazing. The only offputting part of the evening was the lobster sashimi where the poor live thing had its back cut open and slivers taken from it. Ewwww…. It moved everytime someone put there chopsticks near it. I declined to try.

John Chow August 9, 2007 at 8:34 am

I had that before. I even made a video of it.

It was delicious!

GnomeyNewt August 9, 2007 at 2:06 am

Aweee poor lobster, but they do taste good! :c) I still feel bad about how they cook them tho.

Oh plus, I’d like to win the Fourth Signed Copy of The 4-Hour Workweek. :roll:

Geedos August 9, 2007 at 4:01 am

Yeah the cooking part is nasty.

As is the post about the last time John had lobster – shocking! :shock:

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 8:04 am

Bah! That’s what they are there for. :cool:

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:03 am

Every one would like to win this :).

Market Matador August 9, 2007 at 2:32 am

OMG… It’s late, I’m hungry, and would love that food!


-Sam from :twisted:

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 8:05 am

Yeah, I’m definitely going to have to take an early lunch now. Thanks a lot John!

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:11 am

;) good idea. August 9, 2007 at 2:45 am

Yamee :)

Gdog August 9, 2007 at 3:03 am

I love lobster…and the Keg is awesome for its consistent food quality, time after time. :)

nath August 9, 2007 at 3:11 am


There’s something primal at looking your dinner right in the eye just before popping it into a nice big pot of boiling water :twisted:

Jorge August 9, 2007 at 7:49 am


shman August 9, 2007 at 9:11 am


Markus August 9, 2007 at 3:22 am

In germany we use to say: Mahlzeit! ;)

Mybloggo August 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Ich Lieben Seafood….

I Like Seafood…….

Seafood in German ?

Rhys August 9, 2007 at 3:30 am

I want to win because I want to eat lobsters

Geedos August 9, 2007 at 3:47 am

That certainly is one big feast!

I love my food but I don’t know if I could eat all that in one go – good effort! :grin:

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 8:06 am

You just have to have a bit of dedication and room enough in your waste-band lol. :wink:

Ruchir August 9, 2007 at 4:02 am

I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat lobsters…

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 8:08 am

At least lobsters and other animals can run (or swim)! You vegetarians just cut down those plants in the prime of their lives. How could you do that to such an innocent and defenseless living thing? You people disgust me! :evil: :mrgreen:

Neena August 9, 2007 at 4:02 am

Here’s my reply.

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:19 am

:shock: :!: :!: :!:

Britt Malka August 9, 2007 at 4:13 am

One of the things I find interesting about you: You eat really disgusting foot :-P Yuk! Pork and lobster. But nevermind, this is my fourth entry for the book, I would love to receive.

Fable August 9, 2007 at 4:19 am

Looks delicious! Shame I wasn’t invited… ;)


Jorge August 9, 2007 at 7:48 am


Rich Waters August 9, 2007 at 4:41 am

definitely :twisted:, good way to get a bunch more comments on an unrelated entry :)

Jason August 9, 2007 at 11:34 am

Totally agree, Rich. Is it evil or brilliant or both?

Ryan August 9, 2007 at 5:00 am

I don’t eat anything that comes from the water. I do enjoy reading though. :wink:

Jorge August 9, 2007 at 7:47 am


Sammy Larbi August 9, 2007 at 5:11 am

I’ll enter the 4 hour work week drawing via RSS.

Daniel McLean August 9, 2007 at 5:13 am

Do you think you could outsource your posts without anyone knowing? If you haven’t already, the posts with spelling and typos I know are yours :-p

chris.pund August 9, 2007 at 5:15 am

Yummy, but I would like the 4HWW much more!

bob cobb August 9, 2007 at 5:31 am

I just had a 2 lb. lobster a couple nights ago. One of the nice things about living in New England :)

KennyP August 9, 2007 at 5:49 am

I read JohnChow’s full feed RSS :smile:

Ronaldo Camacho August 9, 2007 at 6:28 am

This one was dead, I guess.

As for the last lobster post, nothing to worry about: John is on top of the food chain. That’s how nature (God, the universe, etc) intended it.

MDB August 9, 2007 at 6:36 am

Looks tasty… we don’t get food like that out in Japan :cry:

Lorenzo August 9, 2007 at 6:45 am


What camera do you use to make pictures of all your food/restaurant endeavors?

I like to make pictures every time I dine at a restaurant but people always give me funny looks when I take the shot.

John Chow August 9, 2007 at 8:38 am

I use a Canon SD300 for the restaurant pics. It’s nice and small.

Tim McSween August 9, 2007 at 6:46 am

Steak and Lobster. Yummmm. :lol:

Gene August 9, 2007 at 6:51 am

Now that’s a dinner to eat while reading a good book! Hmmm… maybe I can win a good book!

Roberta August 9, 2007 at 7:10 am

The dinner looks good, I’d have my steak cooked well done, though… I read the full feed rss :D

Jorge August 9, 2007 at 7:46 am

Me too!

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:13 am

And me. :cool:

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 10:01 am

No way! Medium-rare is the way to go.

IMO, well done is like partial RSS feeds, they are better than nothing but not nearly as good. :wink:

Eric Lander August 9, 2007 at 7:22 am

Readnig the full feed RSS does this post no justice. I want some of that surf and turf!

Jorge August 9, 2007 at 7:46 am


Graham Lutz, The Young Capitalist August 9, 2007 at 8:00 am


shman August 9, 2007 at 9:15 am

Meee toooo.

Chris Bloczynski August 9, 2007 at 8:07 am

I used to work for Keg Steakhouse in Seattle area… it was actually my first job, where I started in high school as a dishwasher, and was promoted to a management position when I was 20. I remember putting in 60-70 hour weeks (not quite 4!), but the food was fantastic… managers got to eat for free! I stuck it out for 4 years before it was time to move on.

Kenneth August 9, 2007 at 8:14 am

Tag. I am in for the book :)

Webmaster Money August 9, 2007 at 8:34 am

It looks very nice and 4 dishes for $220 is not bad price.

Hari August 9, 2007 at 8:52 am

Thats disgusting. I’m a Veg. :D

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 10:03 am

You bastard! I bet you’ve even eaten artichoke hearts! :shock: :mrgreen:

shman August 9, 2007 at 9:01 am

Looks :)

HalOtis August 9, 2007 at 9:16 am

I enjoy the keg.

tim August 9, 2007 at 9:16 am

i love and hate your food posts…. i love them because they are always so great. i hate them because i cant easily get to bc to enjoy them.

oooo…. i good contest for you john: ‘win dinner with john chow in bc’ with round trip air fare and dinner with john chow ;)

and enter me one more time for the book.

Blogging Experiment August 9, 2007 at 10:04 am

That’s actually a darn good idea! It would be interesting (and tasty) for sure.

Ed Lau August 9, 2007 at 9:22 am

S.W.A.T. broke into that lobsters house! DISRESPECTED his whole family!

KingJacob August 9, 2007 at 9:40 am

How can you disrespect a lobster?

Ronaldo Camacho August 9, 2007 at 11:46 am

The lobster should be honored to be in John’s table :smile:

Ronaldo Camacho August 9, 2007 at 9:52 am

Here’s the fourth entry to the fourth contest.

Santosh P August 9, 2007 at 10:25 am

I never tasted a lobster… I am kinda scared of prawns, lobsters and crabs…

I am happy with white healthly Chicken.. :D

Btw this comment also doubles up as my 3rd entry for the Book..

I insist all readers to subscribe to John Chow dot Com RSS feeds…. *Never miss a post*

Anastasia August 9, 2007 at 10:46 am

Yum! Er.. noth that I’ve ever eaten lobster or anythng, but it sure looks tastey :)

Maybe if I win the book, I’ll be able to taste lobster first hand! lol :)

Mybloggo August 9, 2007 at 12:16 pm


Luciano Passuello August 9, 2007 at 12:38 pm

Oh, well. Here we go again.

Wahlau.NET August 9, 2007 at 7:09 pm

yum yum lobster meal!

Karol Krizka August 9, 2007 at 7:42 pm

Which location did you go to? I think the Keg in Burnaby is really nice, they have a great view.

Bill Hutchison August 9, 2007 at 8:17 pm

I miss Red Lobster. You would think living on the coast I would eat more seafood, but it’s still too expensive here in Townsville, Australia.

Steve August 10, 2007 at 10:00 am

I love the Keg Steaks – Lobster just makes it far better!

simon August 10, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Comment for The 4-Hour Workweek :mrgreen:

Tech Dogg August 10, 2007 at 9:14 pm


You know something John, I’m on a seafood diet; whenever I see food, I eat it!

Wolf Stone August 10, 2007 at 11:12 pm

My extra entry for the 4-Hour Workweek contest !

Tim Spangler August 11, 2007 at 11:42 pm

Where I live, “The Keg” is the big undergrad bar. Although every single time I’ve ever gone by there, it’s been completely empty.

P.S. reading the RSS has its advantages ;)

Matt August 12, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Looks tasty!

OMGbay August 13, 2007 at 12:11 pm

I saw that red lobster, then ate at Red Lobster :twisted: