Today was my Birthday and for dinner I had a gift card so I decided I wanted to go to Longhorn Steakhouse to celebrate. I also had a coupon for a free appetizer and since it was my Birthday I was told that I would get a free ice cream sundae.
For an appetizer I ordered the sweet chili calamari. For my dinner I odered the 18 ounce bone in ribeye with a side of whole roasted carrots. The steak also came with a salad which I selected bleu cheese dressing for. They also give you a order of bread. I ordered My steak medium rare.
My wife’s ordered the 12 ounce prime rib with a skewer of shrimp and a caeser salad. My wife ordered her prime rib medium.
The sweet chili calamari consisted of crispy calamari hand tossed in a sweet and spicy ginger sauce. The appetitizer was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had a slightly sweet taste and a nice spicy kick.
The salad was also really good and the bleu cheese dressing was some of the best that I have had. I really enjoyed the salad.
The bread was also really good and tasty.
The carrots which consisted of whole carrots slow roasted with cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with a whiskey Carmel butter. The carrots again were really amazing.
Finally the Steak which was a huge disappointment especially for over $25 steak. The cut was in my opinion sub par and there seemed to be a high amount of fat. The steak also was a little under cooked for my taste. The flavor was ok but certainly not the best I have had.
Finally the free ice cream sundae which was also really tasty.
I would say that the value for the money on this was ok but in my opinion a little over priced for the quality.
I will say that it was a good thing I had the gift card and a coupon for the free appetizer. I know that I won’t go back for Steak because I can get a better steak for the price elsewhere.
I am not sure which item it was but something from my dinner made me sick to my stomach.
Now for my wife’s opinion
“Longhorn experience. 12 ounce (thick slab not a nice slice) Prime Rib was bland, more rare than slightly pink, no seasoning. Outer edges were somewhat tender not the rest.
Sweet potatoe with cinnamon and sugar was good, however first bite was all sugar.
Ceasar salad was okay. The Shrimp on the Skewer were small and greasy.
Food wasn’t served very hot. Waitress didn’t offer to refill water or beverages.
I wasn’t very impressed and would only give it 3 stars, which is being overly generous. Only real bonus was with Reservations we were seated quickly.”