With a curious eye on the huge space on Mainland and Nelson, we headed
to the new Keg for a
peek at a classic steakhouse. At first glance we could see this was no
Starting with a massive bar area (read: Yaletowns new meet market) and a
four-level marble fireplaceto match the four levels of seatingthe space
is creatively ambitious. Designed like an art collectors’ private
members club, it seems like every wall has a gorgeous work, many from
Vancouver artists like George Vergette and Pamela Masik. No space goes
untouchedeven the elevator has a piece by legendary local designer
We headed straight up to the plush and private rooftop patio (finally,
outside seating in Yaletown that rises above street level) and tucked
into a shared plate of snap pea and asparagus tempura ($6.95) and a
classic 8 oz sirloin cut ($19.95) that we ordered Chicago style (charred
on the outside).
We always knew grilling the perfect steak was an art.
Yaletown Keg, 1011 Mainland St., Vancouver, 604-633-2534, www.thekeg.com