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Carrabba's - a non-steak chain with a great steak


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Carrabba's - a non-steak chain with a great steak

sweet100s | Dec 29, 2006 07:49 PM

In a different thread, Tom in Austin said:

Tom in Austin>"On the subject of steakhouse chains with an Austin presence that are better than Roy's, here are a few off the top of my head.

I'd rather go to Ruth's Chris, Fleming's, Eddie V's, Sullivan's, McCormick & Schmick, Houston's, and Outback."

In the price point of Houston's, Outback, etc., I've had the best steak at Carrabba's on 183 near Duval. I always crave red meat after a trip across the pond, but a friend wanted to eat at Carrabba's.

Ordered the "Filet Fiorentina" with "the Chicken Bryan topping" i.e., with the goat cheese with sun-dried tomato topping. The filet arrived exactly cooked to medium rare, grilled with the right amount of seasoning, and the goat cheese w/ sun-dried tomatoes was a perfect accent to a great steak.

I asked the server how it was prepared on their grill so I could try to duplicate it on my Big Green Egg (it's a grill ). She called the manager when the questions got too detailed. He sat down and talked with us for 15 minutes or so.

Their calimari has also always been excellent - never tough, lightly battered, tasty tomato sauce on the side.

The other huge plus to Carrabba's for us late-night roamers is they stay open late - 11 on weekends, 10 during the week.

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