Me and Outback Steakhouse has a history for quite some time now. A good one, of course, and that involves what else other than good steak? Surely you can acknowledge a whim to enjoy good steak from time to time.
Part of that experience goes as a credit for the restaurant itself. On how they can make the business running well and also grilling the meat right for the customers. That’s what bonds me right away with this largest steakhouse chain in the world.
Outback Steakhouse has been around in Indonesia for more than one good decade now. After achieving success from its three outlets at Ratu Plaza, Pondok Indah Mall, and Kuningan City Mall; Outback Steakhouse finally reached the western part of Jakarta.
This part of the city has seen so many improvements with its culinary scene for at least around a couple of years now. This is clearly a good start for Outback Steakhouse to start expanding their business in this side of Jakarta.
By chance, one of my foodie affairs brought me to the neighborhood and I ended up in Outback Steakhouse’s latest joint in Lippo Mall Puri @ The St. Moritz.
Located at the ground floor of the mall, the 190-seater restaurant is decked in a warm palette with contemporary wood furnishing, and offers diners a sumptuous perspective of Hearty American casual dining.
The restaurant’s decorative adornments reflect the “Quality, Freshness, Flavour” mantra with shelves of spice jars that flanks the entrance. This fourth outlet of Outback Steakhouse also features a ten-seater bar counter from which patrons could enjoy full view of the bar manager’s dexterous cocktail preparation using fresh fruits.
The grand opening itself was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Honorable Ambassador of the United States, His Excellency Mr. Robert O Blake and the Honorable Ambassador of Malaysia, His Excellency Dato Seri Muhammad Hashim.
Renowned for its generous portion of each dish, Outback Steakhouse boldly seasons its dry-aged beef with the secret 17-spice blend, all freshly made-from-scratch using the finest ingredients sourced from around the world.
That’s why I will never miss a chance to try something different when it comes to visiting Outback Steakhouse. I think that’s the actual beauty of a real steakhouse. With so many cuts and combinations, you cannot afford to miss the opportunity to venture around the menu. Since traditionally I have always been a fan of Tex-Mex cuisine, the beef and chicken fajitas came as my choice on my visit that day.
Even for the opener itself, I decided to indulge myself with Outback Steakhouse’s nachos dipped with brave combination of the creamy spinach, artichoke, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan sauce. As for the desserts, the infamous Chocolate Thunder From Down Under® was all that I need. It was oh so good!
Aside from the fact that Outback Steakhouse is a prominent steakhouse, the highlight of a company should not always be about its facade and what we, as customers, enjoy from its product. It’s also about giving for the community.
Apparently, just a few days before the launch, the Outback Steakhouse’s team gathered with partners to present a cheque of IDR 50 million to SOS Children Village. With this, Outback Steakhouse commenced their partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, Indonesia by making a donation and committing itself to sponsoring six kids’ education and other needs to ensure a better and brighter future for them.
The celebrity studded Charity Night which was held on Jan 16, 2014 saw celebrities like Indah Nevertari, Jovita, VJ Eliza, Bayu Oktara, Jessica Eveline, Hilbram Dunar, Deasy Novianty, Steny Agustaf, Farhan Tantri, and Cella from Kotak Band who supported Outback Steakhouse’s cause by serving the guests and spending time with kids during the dinner.
Each one of these facts will just bring me to one conclusion.
I cannot wait for my next visit to Outback Steakhouse.
About Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse is an American casual dining concept with more than 1,000 locations spanning in 22 countries. Established in Tampa, Florida in 1988, each restaurant is a friendly, casual and relaxing place embodying the spirit of the Australian Outback with flavorful food, excellent service and attentive staff.
The first Outback Steakhouse in Indonesia was opened in 2001 at Ratu Plaza shopping Center, Jakarta. Fourteen years of serious food, generous portions, concentrated service and a laid back ambience have made Outback Steakhouse the restaurant of choice by many. Whilst steak and other meat items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, seafood and pasta dishes.
Outback Steakhouse in the States was voted #1 Best Steak in the influential Zagat Survey® of National Restaurant Chains, bagging the prize four years in a row from 2009-2012.
- Ratu Plaza, GF, Jalan Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta – Indonesia
- Pondok Indah Mall 1, 1st fl, Jalan Metro Pondok Indah, Jakarta – Indonesia
- Kuningan City, GF, Jalan Prof. Dr. Satrio, Jakarta – Indonesia
- Lippo Mall Puri @ The St. Moritz, GF, Jalan Puri Indah Boulevard Blok U no. 1, Jakarta – Indonesia
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The images are courtesy of Outback Steakhouse