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“Sorry, not for us”

LongHorn Steakhouse
Ranked #49 of 260 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Washington, DC
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Sorry, not for us”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I were in the area and wanted supper before an early movie. We had been there years before but had no real memories so we took a chance. We were seated immediately and the service was fine. A real plus was that actually nice cloth napkins and heavy flatware is in use.
Virtually everything on the menu seemed hugely calorific and, from the descriptions, tricked out with spices and cheese. For that reason, we skipped any appetizers and ended up with 'shaved prime rib sandwiches' which had without the usual Swiss cheese.
The meat was fatty and seemed quite like the ends of the prime rib after good cuts had been sliced away - it was, however, quite tasty and the accompanying fries were fine.
The real downside of this place is the noise. The ceiling had hard paneling that seems to reflect every sound. There were lots of families and children and the atmosphere was just too noisy for even a moderately quiet meal.
Food was average, prices OK but the noise and the calorie injection with every course would keep me away.

  • Visited August 2014
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LongHornSteakhouse, Guest Relations Manager at LongHorn Steakhouse, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Hi Little_Lew- What a frustrating experience! We strive to provide our guests a welcoming atmosphere with perfectly prepared entrée’s. From your review we can tell that we definitely missed the mark. Your disappointment is understandable and we apologize for letting you down. We'd really like a chance to show you that we do place an emphasis on your satisfaction and can do much better. If convenient, please email us at longhornsocial@longhornsteakhouse.com , we look forward to hearing from you.
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Going down hill - fast!!”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been eating at this restaurant since the location opened in Columbia, and in recent years, i've noticed a steady decline in the quality of service, but more striking is the decline in the quality of food. Maybe someone just doesn't care anymore.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Stocky S
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Columbia, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best steak”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great restaurant for steak! Always the same quality everytime. The service is excellent also. Flo's filet mignon is perfect for a lady. And they make a sause at your table that is delicious. The only downfall is the wine list. It is very limited. The best wine is the most expensive one but goes very well with the steak. Enjoy.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Marie T
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Columbia, Maryland
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Just an ok night out”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went here to eat with family last Wednesday evening. I did not really want to go because my last two experiences were starting to go down hill . This one followed right in line. First, once we were seated it took 15 minutes for the server to come and take a drink order. We then got the sodas relatively quick, but the three drinks we waited another 20 minutes. Just as we were getting up to go get them ourselves at the bar they arrived. I ordered a filet which I shouldn't have because that's been the biggest problem. For my tastes, they are getting spicier than ever. I haven't Been happy the last couple of times. Also I ordered a salad, and it was an entire iceberg lettuce salad that was mostly the whites. Very disappointing salad. The server was attentive though once we got the food and the atmosphere was good. Just not good timing.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Vicki H
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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Never An Issue - Always Good”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We actually went there last time on New Year's Eve. Despite the holiday and the amount of people, the food was great, cooked perfectly and the staff was friendly. We have never had any issues any time we have gone here. It is always worth the wait. Michael and I normally do not go to chain restaurants, but LongHorn never fails to please.

Visited January 2014
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