Life’s little pleasures. There are very few meals that are quite as satisfying as a good steak dinner. Fresh seafood can be quite pleasant and a foie gras burger is an exercise is extreme decadence, but neither brings the same smile to my face than a big slab of beef. Mmm… steak.
I took my family out for steak dinner earlier this month to celebrate my dad’s birthday. Like me, he also enjoys a great steak dinner. I guess that’s where I get it from. We decided to go to the Keg Steakhouse in Granville Island. We ordered a pitcher of beer and a couple of appetizers, but the highlight of the night had to be the steak. We’ve had better steak at Gotham Steakhouse and at Morton’s Steakhouse, but both of those restaurants would have cost a heck of a lot more. The Keg offers a pretty decent value.
The Keg-sized New York Striploin, shown above, is what my dad decided to go with. It was accompanied by a baked potato and some vegetables. I didn’t ask him how he enjoyed his dinner, but he did say that he wanted to come back to the same place next year. That probably means that the steak was pretty good.
Myself, I ordered the Baseball Sirloin. This is an incredibly thick cut of sirloin and it’s so thick that medium rare is the most they can cook it. I told the waitress that I wanted it Chicago style (charred on the outside) and medium rare on the inside. I’m glad to report that they cooked it exactly to my liking and the extra carcinogens encrusting the outside added a great flavor.
The total bill for five people including drinks, two appetizers, tax and tip came to just over $200. That’s pretty good, I’d say. If you find yourself out in Vancouver, there are a lot of restaurants for you to enjoy. The Keg Granville Island is easily one of the better options if you’re looking for a good steak dinner. It’s certainly more worth it than Osaka Teppanyaki.