Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review: Keystone Bar & Grill

Keystone Bar & Grill is located in Covington, KY right by Molly Malone's and across from the new bar and restaurant, Blinkers Tavern.  This is one of my favorite places to go eat and grab a drink.  It also has great patio seating on the corner of Greenup. There is plenty of parking located at meters nearby, I think the street is Park Pl., but someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that one! 

I went a couple weeks ago with my husband and our friends Anne and Ryan.  We snagged a great table outside just in time because they quickly filled up.  We all ordered a drink and hung out for awhile as we looked over the menu.  Keystone has a pretty nice beer selection, they also have a nice happy hour too which includes half priced bottles of wine M-F.  Keystone has a couple items they are "known" for:  mac n' cheese, a great brunch, and many different quesadillas.  I have had their mac n' cheese before and it is AWESOME. They have many unique types and are all named after famous bands: a Nirvana (chicken and roasted red peppers), Pink Floyd (bacon and carmelized onions) and Fleetwood Mac (fresh mozzarella, pesto, and tomatoes).  These are all half-price on Mondays too.  I definitely recommend going and trying these out, they are sooo delicious.  HOWEVER, I decided to try something different this night.

Keystone also offers a wide range of quesadillas.  I hadn't tried these before, so I thought this might be a good time to try it.  They also have 1/2 price quesadillas on Tuesdays!  (such great deals here).  I opted for the Veggie'dilla which had tons of veggies, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, marinated onions, roasted red peppers, and cheese.  This was served with sour cream and pico de gallo. This was REALLY good! I loved it.  All the veggies had been sauteed and all put together with the cheese for a great combination of a quesadilla.  It was toasted nicely and not soggy, which some quesadillas can be. 

My friends Anne & Ryan both decided to get the buffalo chicken wrap.  They had had this before, and they both got it again, so it must be good!  These are served with a side of Keystone chips, which are kettle type chips that are pretty good. 

Ross ordered his usual for Keystone, the Keystone burger.  This is just a traditional burger with cheese, lettuce, and tomato.  He really likes this burger, but I have not tried it.  It looks good and he keeps ordering it, so once again, must be good!  He ordered the sweet potato fries instead of the chips and these were excellent; I ended up eating about half of them myself.  They were a bit crunchy on the outside and soft on the insde.

My friend Christina made a late appearance and got the mac n' cheese! I was excited because I really wanted a bite!  She decided to try the mac n' cheese with bbq sauce and chicken.  This was great, of course.

This was such a nice night out, and some people brought their dogs for the outdoor patio as well:

Check out their website for more information on all their specials.  I have heard really great things about their brunch menu and bloody marys as well; I just haven't had the chance to get there yet, but I plan to soon! 

Service was pretty good here this night as well.  Our server was prompt, very friendly, and not over-bearing at all.  One thing though, when my friend asked what they have on tap, her response was, "what do you like?"  Which is not a response I typically like, I like to hear what they have, but she said that was what they are told to say!  I can deal with that, but I sometimes just randomly pick a beer when I hear what they have....just a note! 

All in all, I like Keystone a lot.  It's a great casual place to go for any meal of the day, and they have so many specials, there is no reason not to try it out for yourself.


Food: 4
Service: 4
Overall Experience: 4

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  1. they have an awesome brunch too

  2. Just heard they're opening a location in the old Hyde Park Tavern on Erie! Can't wait for it to be even closer to home!

  3. Best Bloody Marys in town!

  4. You are kidding right? The food at the Keystone is downright awful!