Went to the Newington, NH location at 7 pm on a Saturday night. Had never been to a Longhorn's before. Had to wait for a two-person table for about 10 minutes. We reviewed the menu while we waited. To my surprise, rather than being thrown into some uncomfortable wood chairs at a small table in the middle of foot traffic, we were escorted to a cozy, soft-lit booth. Everything went just perfect from there.
The appetizers: We got French onion soup and the crispy chicken trio. Both were fabulous. The crispy chicken, which was tender and delicate, dipped in the sweet pepper sauce was an absolute revelation. The French onion soup was not just a cheap onion broth. Someone bothered to put some flavor in it., plenty of onions, plenty of bread. The cheese on top was flavorful and well textured.
And things just got better from there. The salad, the dressings, the entrees (prime rib on one side of the table, salmon on the other) were done just right. Nothing tasted cheap or seemed hastily prepared. The desserts were first rate. The brownie sundae was unbelievable.
The waiter was great, very accomodating and patient with my never-ending questions about the menu. Friendly. We got what we asked for the way we asked for it, always with a professional air. I can't compliment the service enough.
We've gone out to eat a LOT over the past few months, usually to the large, median priced chain restaurants. Most have been barely ok, while a few have been out-and-out disappointments. Longhorn Steakhouse easily trumps them all. There were two of us, and for $70, we left full, happy and with a doggy bag for at least one more meal each. This is the best time we've had eating out in a few years.
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