With the launch of Orchard Gateway, yet another shopping mall at Somerset, we are more spoilt than ever with increasing retail and food options along Orchard Road. This is where Outback Steakhouse, the largest steakhouse chain in the world has chosen to open its second outlet in Singapore (finally!). The question at the back of our minds was "what took them so long?"
Since the opening of its Singapore's flagship store at Millenia Walk in year 2000, Outback Steakhouse has been noted for its American casual dining concept, serving up food in generous portions with prices remaining reasonably wallet-friendly. We all know a worthy deal when we see one, don't we :p
Best known for their signature steaks, Outback Steakhouse boasts a selection of Australian and USDA cuts marinated with a secret 17-spices seasoning blend and seared over a red-hot grill to seal in the flavors.
From the slow-roasted Prime Rib ($37.90/10oz, $39.90/12oz) which is hand-carved upon order and served with the classic au jus, to the premium Outback Special ($27.90/6oz, $29.90/8oz, $31.90/10oz), thick-cut New York Strip ($36.90/10oz), juicy Victoria's Fillet ($37.90/8oz) and well-marbled Ribeye ($37.90/10oz), the moolicious choice is ours to make.
All steak orders come with two sides, from an extensive list of nine that includes favorites like Corn on the Cob, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Aussie Fries, Rice Pilaf, Sweet Potato Fries, as well as the new Sweet Baked Potato topped with honey butter and cinnamon sugar.
While steak and other meat items make up a good portion of the menu, it also offers a variety of chicken, seafood, pasta dishes and appetizers,. I couldn't get my fingers off those corn tortilla chips and dunking it into the Spinach Artichoke Dip ($13.90), an addictive creamy blend of spinach, artichoke, Monterey Jack cheese and Parmesan cheese. Calories? What calories? I will sacrifice my waistline for this! Just eat!
Another appetizer to try would be the equally enjoyable Typhoon Bloom ($14.90), swirls and swirls of freshly-cut onions deep-fried to golden crispy goodness which totally swept me away from my diet plans. There's reason why those yummy Kookaburra Wings (Half $9.90, Full $14.90), tossed in a savory blend of secret spices and paired with blue cheese dressing, are worldwide bestsellers. If only mid-joints are used instead of drumlets, I would have given it more love points.
My advice would be to share those starters, because you would wanna keep some of your tummy space for steaks and other mains too. The Tilapia with Pure Lump Crab Meat ($27.90) is an all-new dish most deserving of praise, a thick fillet cut bursting with crab stuffing and mushrooms, perfectly cooked and crowned with generous lumps of crab meat. Zesty lemon butter Chablis sauce complemented the fish beautifully, making this a must-try dish for seafood fans out there.
Flame-grilled Baby Back Ribs (Half $19.90, Full $32.90) and the Alice Springs Chicken ($25.90) serves as wonderful meat alternatives if you're somehow not tempted by any of the steaks (how is that possible?). If you are caught in a situation where only variety can satisfy, the Combos is most ideal for you. Steak & Ribs? Ribs & Alice Springs Chicken? Sirloin & Grilled Shrimps? Take your pick!
Address: 277 Orchard Road, #04-01 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Contact: +65 6702 6842
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-114 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Contact: +65 6837 3242
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10.30pm
Prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing 7% government tax.