31 Dec 2014 • 356 reviews • 55 followers
Full Outback Steakhouse review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/12/outback-steakhouse-tasting-session.html
Outback Steakhouse in Singapore has been around for more than a decade, since opening in 2000. As befitting its Australia / Australian theme, ambience at Outback Steakhouse is largely designed to mimic aboriginal and outback living. Lighting is dim, with large and sturdy teak wood furniture. Aboriginal paintings and artwork adorn the walls within the spacious interior. There's even a small outdoor al-fresco dining area.
I find the service staff at Outback Steakhouse to be friendly and welcoming, offering greetings upon entry. They're also accomodating to requests, carrying them out efficiently. Orders are fulfilled rather quickly as well, and similarly, dirty / empty tables are cleared fast. Staff also came around to check on our meal, and see if everything was going fine, which I liked. I understand that staff also take customer feedback seriously, and as a result, have made tweaks to the menu / dishes. As a result, while about 70% - 80% of the menu, dishes, and service is consistent worldwide, each country's Outback Steakhouse outlets have their own unique differences.
Expect big, bold flavours when dining at Outback Steakhouse. Styled as a 'full flavour' restaurant, all dishes at Outback Steakhouse are heavily seasoned, predominantly sweet, salty, or savoury. The food at Outback Steakhouse isn't only big on taste, but of a consistently good quality as well, even after so many years. Portions are suitably large, more than enough for 1 person. Prices are on the upper range for a restaurant, which is reasonable, as their food has good quality, and many items are hand made daily. Budget about SGD $40 per person for just 1 main course, and about SGD $80 per person for a 3 course meal with drinks.
The Baby Back Ribs With Aussie Fries (SGD $19.90 Half, $32.90 Full) carry good flavour, due to the excellent sticky, tangy and sweet barbecue / BBQ sauce that coats every part of the meat. The pork itself could have been smoked slightly longer to be more tender, but the meat comes off the bone rather easily with some cutting. Served with medium cut fries with good potato taste, this dish is worth ordering.
When we first received the Ribeye Steak With Fresh Seasonal Veggies & Mashed Potatoes (SGD $37.90), it wasn't done to our liking, so staff volunteered to redo. The next serving was much better, with a medium pink center to the tender, juicy beef ribeye steak. The 10 ounce / 0.28 kilogram ribeye is seasoned with a blend of 17 spices, giving it a savoury, flavourful taste. The mashed potatoes were very good as well, seasoned with herbs to enhance the taste. Pretty good for a steak, but only decent when compared to other high end steakhouses.