Australian-themed American casual dining restaurant Outback Steakhouse is the go-to destination when one is: 1) craving mid-priced top rated (by Zagat) steaks for dinner, 2) hankering for no-fail drinks after work, or 3) entertaining foreign guests who've had enough of being adventurous and are just longing for food that's just like what they have at home.
Today, after its more-than-a-decade foothold here in the Philippines, Outback Steakhouse decides to woo a different market: the busy lunch crowd who wants quick but quality meals.
To seek the lunch-goers affection, Outback Steakhouse recently launched their Weekday Lunch menu. Available from Mondays to Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM, the mid-day menu features eight dishes (many are among Outback's best-sellers) that are remarkably cheaper than their dinner counterparts.
For one, their rated number one steak (according to US restaurant guide Zagat), 6 oz. Victoria's Filet, is priced P599 instead of P929. If the P330 savings did not call your attention, perhaps this photo of a blushing thick filet of USDA steak will.
Victoria's FiletVictoria's Filet is considered a best-seller in all 1,200 branches all over the world and it is not hard to see why. Served with mashed potatoes and properly-cooked veggies, this plate has all the protein a grown man will ever need for the day. Make sure to emphasize your done-ness preference as the kitchen seems to sear this to medium-well by default.
Savings-wise, the same could be said about the Weekday Lunch Menu's BBQ Pork Ribs and Grilled Pork Chop.
BBQ Pork RibsInstead of shelling out P699 for a half-slab of Baby Back Ribs, you may opt to enjoy an individual (but still large) portion (P549) of their famous fall-off-the-bone ribs at noon. And instead of getting two center cut, tender and peppery grilled pork chops during dinner (P599), you can be selfish and finish a piece during lunch at (P399).
Grilled Pork Chop
Pan Seared Fish in Pesto Linguine
Case in point is Outback's sought-after treasure: BBQ Chicken Flatbread (299).
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Another gone-by-night dish is Outback's Chicken Fried Chicken (P199).
Chicken Fried Chicken
Kookabura wings, Aussie Cheese Fries, and Crispy Calamari
Typhoon BloomYou do not need to wait for dinner in order to feast on their signature sweetish Kookabura wings, messy Aussie Cheese Fries, and Crispy Calamari. Nor should you wait for happy hour before you can demolish Outback's famous onion rings dome. And just like how you end your meal at night, you can leave on a happy note after devouring their three-tier dessert made of brownie pecan, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
Chocolate Thunder from Down Under
We won't be surprised if eventually, Outback Steakhouse becomes the go-to destination when one is craving mid-priced dinners steaks, hankering for post-work drinks, entertaining home-sick foreign guests, or seeking quick but quality mid-day power meals.