Food Review: Outback Steakhouse | Casual dining for all

The Place Outback Steakhouse has been around in Singapore for more than a decade, mainly specialising in steaks and pork ribs. It has been a long while since my last visit to Outback, so I was quite excited once again to relive my memories of the restaurant. The Millenia Walk outlet still retains the original look since it first opened, and I was glad that there are plans to give it a facelift this year. The Food Other than the steak and pork ribs, there are some noteworthy sides on the menu for sharing before the mains, such as the Kookabura wings ($14.90) or the Typhoon Bloom ($14.90). The chicken wings were quite tasty, even though the ones I had was barely spicy despite being the case apparently. All the seasoning for the food at Outback has been prepared and consistent with the headquarters in the US, hence it might be that spiciness is merely interpreted and taken differently across the globe. kookaburra_wings_600x438The Typhoon Bloom, Outback’s signature onion rings which was supposed to take us by storm literally, was quite addictive for me though it was too salty and greasy for some of my friends. For cheese lovers, it was served with rich blue cheese sauce, prepared in-house by the restaurant. typhoon_bloom_600x438For the mains, I tried the 10 Oz of New York Strip Steak ($36.90) and 10 Oz Slow Roasted and Seared Prime Rib ($37.90). The steaks were decently done, but did not leave a lasting impression on me. It might be that the meat was not as marbled as I would like it to be. S_S_primerib_600x438Comparatively, I was more impressed with the Baby Back Ribs ($32.90 for full slab) which was surprisingly quite succulent and well-marinated. baby_back_ribs_600x438For something light, I would recommend having the Grilled Salmon ($26.90) which was cooked to the right degree with a perfect texture. grilled_salmon_600x438Alternatively, the Alice Spring Chicken ($25.90) would be a good twist to the usual version, as it was garnished with sautéed mushrooms, crisp strips of bacon, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar. The chicken was tasty and tender, which I didn’t expect for chicken breast meat. alice_springs_chicken_600x438Rants Some hits and misses from the mains as I expected much more from Outback’s signature steak.

Will I return again? For decent American food, I would still give Outback the green light, especially for group gatherings where it would be good to share the sides and mains as the portions are rather huge. It is good to hear that Outback has opened its second outlet in Singapore at Orchard Central, which boost a trendier outlook.   TheRantingPanda says: Taste bud: 3/5 Hole in the pocket: 3/5 Ambience: 3/5 Overall Experience: 3/5

Outback Steakhouse
9 Raffles Blvd, Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6837 3242

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm

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