LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE – HOME OF THE ONE KILO STEAK
Last night we had the opportunity to eat at the highly regarded Longhorn restaurant. (currently #1 steak house on trip advisor) Located in the well-known mall opposite Mike’s department store on 2nd road. Basically just south of soi Diana. Having done a bit of research I knew they had a nice selection of Belgian beers with proper glasses. So I ordered a Dark Tripel as a pre appetizer and was pleasantly surprised, proper glass and all.
So before getting on with our main course selection we decided to try an assortment of appetizers. I want to note one of the great thing about appetizer selections in Pattaya is you frequently get a variety of offerings from around the world. Longhorn is no exception. First, I had never tried Toast Skagen from Sweden. A tantalizingly delicious blend of shrimp in mayo with dill and topped with red caviar. YOU must try this. We went on and had the smoked salmon appetizer on their recommendation, served 4 of us perfectly. Moving on for variety we had the Tex-Mex beef rolls properly served with avocado, sour cream and pico de gallo. Lastly we had the Greek salad with feta cheese which was a refreshing preparation for the next main courses.
As I mentioned Longhorn is one of the few that properly ages their beef depending on cut. Not just for a few days, but for months depending on the cut.
We ordered a large Chateaubriand (medium rare), and Australian lean cut Strip loin (medium rare), Lamb Chops and a fillet of Sea Bass. There were many choices for our vegetarian friend who said the cheesy spinach was delicious and finished it before I could taste. A baked potato properly cooked and dressed did it for him. The meats were all juicy, tender and delicious. They offer a wide range of sauces and we chose, red wine, béarnaise, onion, and a mustard type sauce, all were exquisite. I should note there was a sauce provided with the SEA Bass that was very complementary to the fish. The staff was right there to change out plates as needed. Literally, all the sides were cooked properly and complemented the very large portions of meat we had ordered.
So, we moved on to deserts but because we were full we limited ourselves to just three. First a Panna Cotta with Strawberry sauce. This was followed up with a Chocolate Banana Samosa. Eight pieces perfect for our group. Lastly, we opted for the chocolate lava with vanilla ice cream. I had hoped to have room for the Cream Brule but no chance.
There was literally nothing left on any plate, we all left satisfied, highly recommended. Information and table reservation: 081-860-1575.