After having a disappointing experience at the Outback Steakhouse location in Washington, PA, my wife and I thought we’d give it another shot. This time, we went to a place we both have gone to and enjoyed before, this being the Bethel Park location.
We called the establishment in the late afternoon to make seating arrangements for 7:15 PM. We arrived at 6:45 PM and we were seated promptly at 7:00 PM. Cool!
My wife ended up getting the Outback Special w/ scallops as a side. I ended up getting the 16 ounce prime rib requested medium rare. We both had the blue cheese wedge salad as our starters.
My wife’s steak was like something of a piece of shoe leather. In fact, it was so difficult to chew it reminded me of what old, stale chewing gum must be like. Seriously, this steak was gross. The scallops were good, though. Upon calling our waiter over to complain about the steak, he informed us that he would have another steak put on the grill for my wife.
About 10-15 minutes later, my wife’s replacement steak arrived. Upon cutting into her steak, it was absolutely COLD in the center. Seriously? A RAW steak? That’s enough for me.
My prime rib although cooked to my specifications, was absolutely tough and fibrous as it was filled with lots of gristle.
Outback used to have good steaks and prime rib. What happened?I requested the manager over again, and this time told him that I would be willing to go back into the kitchen to show his incompetent staff how to cook a steak properly. I also indicated to him this was our second negative in a row at an Outback Steakhouse location and that we are NEVER coming back again.
The only plus to the entire thing? The manager did comp the entire meal. Big deal. I wouldn’t pay for the garbage anyway, not at what Outback charges. Yep, I can honestly say I am never, ever going to Outback Steakhouse again for any reason whatsoever, and I will be telling all of my friends about our past experiences, too.
Seriously, folks. Don’t waste your money. Go elsewhere.
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8
- Camera: iPhone 4
- Taken: 16 March, 2012
- Focal length: 3.85mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/15s