I'm not a food critic...... if I don't have to cook it, I'll gladly eat it but I recently had an amazing culinary (sounds kind of pretentious doesn't it?) experience at the local Bel Air . Now I'm usually a fast food cheeseburger and fries kind of gal (great for the budget but not for the diet) In fact, I tend to do "drive by eating"... you know you order from the drive through window and eat on the run. Tonight, though, it was our anniversary so my husband and I decided to eat at a regular restaurant.
I don't usually like to mention names of persons or companies in these posts but we each had nothing but praise for the food and the service at this restaurant. I ordered a small filet mignon and my husband had a rib eye steak. The food was perfect.
Our server, Andrew, was amazing. Couldn't be nicer or more efficient. As we were finishing our meal, Megan came over and asked how we liked the food and service etc. Even gave us a free ice cream desert and other goodies when we told her it was our anniversary.
They made us feel like celebrities. I kept trying to figure out what famous people we look like. My husband used to look like Robert Mitchum but he's been dead for years..... not my husband, Robert Mitchum is the one that's been dead. Besides, they were so young... probably the only Mitchum they've heard of is the deodorant.
As I said before, I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to food but my husband is much more shall we say, "selective" and he couldn't say enough nice things about this place.
So.... I know the is coming up soon but if you're looking for a place that has great food and customer service in a casual setting, try the Outback. You have to overlook the number of calories you are eating... they do have some of those specially marked healthy option selections but to me, that defeats the whole purpose of eating out as a special treat.
It would be like saying to keep the whipped cream off the sundae. If I want healthy, I'll stay at home and fix a salad. I have only one suggestion. If they could arrange for Keith Urban to come in (without Nicole Kidman,) he would give the place that nice authentic Australian touch...... and I'd probably spend the entire time there trying everything on the menu at least until he left. (Of course, with my luck, he'd probably cancel and send Mel Gibson in his place)