Longhorn Steakhouse in Atlanta

Take the bull by the horns.
~ Russian Proverb

In my last night in Atlanta before I return to Vancouver, a few of my project team members finally told ourselves that we should just go out for a nice meal in a restaurants a block away from our hotel. Shahdad wanted Mexican while Rob fancies steak. I was the vote breaker … I chose steak.

I heard so much about the Longhorn Steakhouse this entire week here and was told that there is a long line up most of the nights. So, we decided to give that place a try. We went at a right time because although there were five parties ahead of us, we were seated in just 10 minutes. Hmmm … good start.

The Longhorn Steakhouse has a string of restaurants in the 24 east coast states from Maine to Florida. There are 14 Longhorns just around Atlanta itself. The interior is very western with longhorns, horse shoes, cowboy stuff and whatnots adorning the walls. The service was very prompt and very friendly.

The night started with sourdough bread (or at least I think it is sourdough!) and butter. The bread was warm and felt like it’s just fresh out of the oven. It was served on a wooden platter with a sunken cup for the butter. It was a great start.


Next came the salad. Nothing fancy except that the plate was huge. We agreed that this salad alone is good enough for dinner. I like this.


I ordered the Flo’s Filet and Grilled Shrimp. The waitress recommended the Flo’s Filet saying it’s their most asked for selection. The Filet/Shrimp was served with rice and chipotle range sauce. That dish costs $20.49. I also order a side of Fresh Asparagus at $3.49.

The prawns were really nice with the chipotle sauce. I took that and the asparagus first — yummy! The Flo filet is a 7oz fresh tenderloin cooked to medium rare. I did not touch the rice much because I was really full.


Did we stop there? Nope, we were no quitters. We couldn’t possibly eat the entire dessert and decided to order just one to share. We asked for the Caramel Apple Goldrush which is … listen to this … a sweet, sliced cinnamon apples tossed with butter and brown sugar baked in a golden pastry shell. It is served warm with vanilla ice cream and whiskey caramel and raspberry sauce. The description looks delicious, right? It was.

Ahh … what a way to end the week in Atlanta. Total damage for the three of us — $100, tips included. Not bad, especially when this goes into expenses. Hope the boss don’t flip seeing our claims! 🙂

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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,
    It may be too late to post a comment but I’m going to do it anyways. I’m glad you made the final call for Longhorn. It truly was a great end to our boring trip to Atlanta. I enjoyed the food as much as everyone else. Everything was great and I’m happy that you captured the pictures of the guilt. Hope to get a chance to do that again together.


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