Outback Steakhouse (35 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Acropolis, Libis, Quezon City)

PhotoGrid_1398964954557[1]Date visited: November 2013

What we ordered:

Crispy Calamari (~PhP350) and Outback Special (~PhP1000) with complimentary bread

 

Taste = 4.5/5

–          This Aussie-style restaurant has been on our dining plans for a long time already and at the time, we were in the area and hungry. The Crispy Calamari (deep-fried batter-coated squid) was served really quickly. It was still piping hot when we took a bite and it was delicious. The better part of the dish was the salsa. It had tomato chunks, onions, a little chilli and Lyn’s favourite, cilantro. It was one of the best salsa we’ve tasted and it was so good we asked for another bowlful. Lyn didn’t like the tentacles but it was ok for me. The steak looked almost too good to be true. It jiggled a little when we poked it with a fork and it was as tender as it looked. It had the right amount of chewiness almost like a chunk of chewy fondant. The taste was good but for me, it was a bit low on saltiness. I would have preferred a unique sauce for the steak since the A1 steak sauce they had overpowered the taste of their good steak.

 

Service = 4/5

–          They provided ample service and the servers were attentive enough though they weren’t the smiling types, we think.

 

Ambience = 4.5/5

–          The dining area was divided into sections, there was a non-smoking area, a smoking area and a bar, which made it really pleasant for non-smokers and families. The place had neat-looking wooden furnishings, knickknacks all over and Aussie-inspired decor. The floor spacing was also nice and made manoeuvring easy despite the number of tables.

 

Value for money = 4/5

–          The dishes were on the expensive side but the good taste of the food and the quality of the meat made everything worth the price. They could try to improve on the serving size and service to make the whole experience better.

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13 thoughts on “Outback Steakhouse (35 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Acropolis, Libis, Quezon City)

  1. Jen says:

    I find their food expensive 😦 You’re right, if they increase their serving size, it will be more worthy of the cost. I loved the complimentary bread though! 🙂

    • rey & lyn says:

      We also liked their bread. It was not the usual bread from other restaurants. But yeah, their prices were expensive. Hope they adjust it somehow.

      • Jen says:

        I just had lunch in their branch in Glorietta and I seriously think that their servings got bigger! They’re closer to being like TGIF now 🙂

      • rey & lyn says:

        It’s like a different restaurant at their Glorietta branch especially during weekday dinner time (because of the different crowd). But it’s good that the servings got bigger! We now have an excuse to go back there. Hehe. Thanks for the info! 🙂

  2. bids says:

    I remembered dining there with family. The steak was delish, cooked perfectly! I prefer no sauce at all since the steak itself was already well flavored & well cooked…okay a gravy on my mashed potato will do. Enjoy eating and more gastronomical adventures to both of you 🙂

    • rey & lyn says:

      Hello bids! Thanks! 🙂 The steak had a good flavor to it and was cooked well indeed. Mashed potato with gravy sounds very good with steak. Kind regards! 🙂

  3. aysabaw says:

    wow mukhang ang sarap ng calamari hmmmmm, ayoko din ng tentacles hahaha.

    May outback din dito kaso hindi nga ako beef eater, siguro jan may pork steak naman?

    Masubukan nga yan pag-uwi ko haha

  4. Liz says:

    Crispy calamari sounds very great. I love cilantro too, so I bet I would have equally enjoyed the chunky salsa. The sound of the steak makes me feel rather hungry!

    • rey & lyn says:

      When we posted this we also became hungry hehehe. You would definitely have liked their calamari because it was served really fast and was really hot. The salsa was perfect. Oh no, we’re hungry again. 😉

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