Setting the scene
It was lunchtime about two weeks ago and I needed to get my French dip in for the week (that's my current operating rule: one dip per week). And I was out for lunch running errands by myself and had recently heard about The Keg's French dip. It's in my neighborhood, so I stopped in and got the dip (for the purposes of both enjoyment and the proliferation of French dip and food review based content on the internetwebs).
Menu and Ordering
|Prime Rib Sandwich: Slow roasted prime rib, sliced fresh off the roast (this is a HUGE benefit over most places, and reminds me of JP's "Meat Age" tip about when it was made), on garlic bread. $15.95.|
The ambiance in The Keg is pretty nice. It's a little dim but classy. You feel semi cool and refined while here. It's not a dive by any means and the wait staff is all quite professional and good.
|Here it is. Very pretty, au jus smelled great, nice-looking and tasting horseradish on the side, and a very well prepared Caesar Salad to boot!|
|Here you can see the very good bread and the medium-rare (and very excellent) Prime rib. It was done perfectly and not very salty; just damn good!|
Horseradish on the side, which was a very nice option / touch and very spicy but MAN do I love that nasal hit you get when you go big enough! What a rush!!!!!!!!!
Herby. OMG it's good.
Totally fine and not overly large portion. The Prime Rib portion was generous and delicious.
First time using this category. For the $15.99 its an expensive one but well worth it in my opinion!!
Other (fun?) stuff while there
I had privacy to geek out and eat my really good dip. I did have to order more jus but this is not a complaint for me anymore. I expect at this point that they will be too skimpy on the jus but it's not worth complaining about a lack of jus, just ask for more!!
|Real good. Toasted lightly. Between soft and firm; good texture. The 'garlic bread' nature was not entirely apparent but it was very good nonetheless.|
|Excellent Prime rib. Tender, perfectly done, not salty, good cut size.|
|Excellent. A little thick but not quite gravy. Very herby and delicious. Not overly salty; primary characteristic was its herbiness.|
|A most excellent dip as a standalone, but when you add in the very good horseradish and real good Caesar with lemon, this can't be beat (or can it?!).|
Reason to go back: This is a great dip and I think The Keg, overall is a pretty good place to get good grub and drinks.