- Name of restaurant:
2625 Craig Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89032
- Date/meal period you visited the restaurant: Friday, March 20, 2009, dinner
- Style of service – fine dining, casual dress
- A general listing of the specialty food/beverage items on the menu
- Bloomin’ Onion
- Aussie Cheese Fries
- Outback Special (steak)
- Alice Springs Chicken
- New York Strip
- The Melbourne (steak)
- Mum’s Chopped Steak
- Atlantic Salmon
- Lobster Tails
- A list of what foods/beverages you tasted during your visit
- Aussie Cheese Fries
- Bread with Honey Butter
- 6 oz. Outback Special
- Loaded baked potato
- House Salad
- Your general thoughts/observations about the foods, ambiance and service:
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The lighting is somewhat dimmer than other restaurants which give the overall tone to the place as very mellow and relaxed. The service is usually very good with quick seating and prompt drinks and appetizers. The Aussie Cheese Fries are a must have, they are extremely bad for you but taste extremely good. I really like their house salads because they are plain like I like them and they have really peppery croutons that come with it that taste really good. The waiter was really nice and helpful and did a really good job at keeping the table cleared and keeping our drinks filled. The 6 oz. steak may be small but it is just right for me after having eaten all the other food beforehand. I love how they bake their potatoes in with the salt and butter on the outside. It makes the whole potato taste really good.
- From your personal experience and/or what you have learned in class, did the restaurant seem culturally representative or not?
Outback is an interesting place in my mind when it comes to how culturally representative it is of Australia. The decorations are definitely “Australian” as far as the aborigine type decorations and things you would see out in the wild down in Australia. But like the United States, it seems like Australia doesn’t have a real culturally representative food that stands out from the rest. The menu seems like any other steakhouse menu with Australian spins on the names of the food.
- What did you learn about this culture and their foods from your visit?
If Outback does represent the Australian culture, then the culture there is probably a lot like the United States. The food is cooked and prepared a lot like the food here in the United States as well. For example they like to fry a lot of food and grill a lot of meat.
- Would you return to the restaurant in the future? Why or why not?
I will definitely continue to return to Outback. The food and the experience has never let me down yet and at this point even if they did let me down once in the future, I’d probably still go back because of all the other good experiences I’ve had. The ambiance in the restaurant has always been pleasing to me and I feel really comfortable with the menu and everything else about the place. This will probably be a long time favorite restaurant of mine.