LongHorn Steakhouse

New menu items nationwide.

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The Toco Hills Atlanta location is once again open for business.

By Hope S. Philbrick

Across the street from where I most frequently grocery shop in Atlanta, Georgia’s Toco Hills neighborhood sits a LongHorn Steakhouse. I see it routinely—so I knew it had burned down, been renovated and reopened—but I’d never been inside that restaurant.

Until Friday, that is, when I was invited to check out the new menu.

The lesson of my first visit: I had ignored this restaurant too long. Don’t make that mistake.

“Thanks for helping get the word out about this location,” said Carrie Strickland, managing partner. “Some people are starting to come back after the fire but others don’t realize we’re open.” North Druid Hills Road is a busy road, especially during rush hour. Don’t sit in traffic: Pull in, park, come on in and enjoy some tasty treats instead.

Expect to be well attended. The service level here is higher than anticipated with warm attentiveness, valid recommendations and quick deliveries. The water glass never seemed to empty. A wood board of warm bread helped kick start the meal.

LongHorn Steakhouse’s all-new menu items include:

  • 14 oz. Delmonico (entrée): This well-marbled ribeye is fire-grilled to order and served with your choice of side and salad.
  • Grilled Lamb Chops (entrée): Marinated bone-in lamb chops are grilled over an open flame and finished with a roasted tomato bordelaise. Served atop roasted garlic potatoes and wilted spinach.
  • Seasoned Steakhouse Wings (appetizer): Crispy chicken wings with proprietary seasoning are served with house-made blue cheese dressing and Buffalo-style sauce.
  • Whole Roasted Carrots (side): Whole carrots are slow roasted with cinnamon and sugar then drizzled with a whiskey caramel butter.
  • Strawberries & Cream Shortcake (dessert): Layers of fluffy cake, vanilla cream and strawberry jam are topped with white chocolate shavings and fresh strawberries.

LongHorn Steakhouse

My husband and I tried every new dish except the chicken wings and recommend each one. The meats are hearty, savory, cooked to order. The steak is finished with a light butter sauce, but you can request A-1 or another steak sauce brand as well if that’s your preference. The carrots are sweet enough you may not need dessert, but the cake is too fresh and Spring-y to miss.

Serving sizes are generous, but if you can’t finish every bite take home the leftovers.

LongHorn Steakhouse was founded in Atlanta in 1981 and today operates more than 450 locations nationwide.

@21plusTravel Tip: Slice leftover steak and serve atop a salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, carrot, celery and radish with blue cheese dressing for a tasty lunch.

More Information…

LongHorn Steakhouse

Atlanta – Toco Hills
2892 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-982-9703

– Photos courtesy LongHorn Steakhouse

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HSP15Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. She’s reviewed restaurants for several Atlanta-based newspapers and magazines for more than 14 years. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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