Omaha Steakhouse Offers Its Signature Steaks And A Little Extra

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Tucked away inside the Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore, Omaha Steakhouse is a great place to sit down and enjoy a mid-town steak in a comfortable atmosphere.

Omaha Steaks is known for the finest beef available. Since 1917, people have turned to the family-owned business for meat that they could trust. In 1966, the company took the name Omaha Steaks International. The company experienced explosive growth in the 1980s and 1990s that led it to an important decision that changed dining. In 2000, Omaha Steaks opened the doors to its first restaurant, the Omaha Steakhouse.

The Omaha Steakhouse offers a comfortable setting that allows for a pleasant dining experience. The décor, soft lighting and friendly service communicate authenticity, and create a memorable dining experience. The bar has an extensive wine selection, and the traditional dining area offers an enjoyable view of the hotel’s pool.

When my dining companions and I glanced at the menu, we knew we were going to be enjoying a great meal. Omaha Steakhouse offers a variety of seafood and steak platters.

Omaha Steakhouse serves the well-known Omaha steaks that people have mail-ordered for decades. The restaurant takes pride in the steaks it serves, offering its own private reserve selection, which includes top sirloin, filet mignon, bone-in rib eye and New York strip steak.

For starters you can order the jumbo shrimp cocktail or scampi with bruschetta. Of the appetizers we decided to sample, the table favorite was the crispy blue cheese potato chips. Topped with finely chopped tomatoes and drizzled with blue cheese, the chips were quite a treat, and the plate quickly emptied.

Our attention was soon diverted when our server brought us Omaha’s signature onion bread topped with garlic sauce and onions. Shortly after, our shrimp bisque arrived along with a steakhouse wedge salad made of iceberg lettuce and topped with blue cheese, bacon bits, cucumbers, red tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. If you’re trying to save room for the main entrée, a good choice is the tomato, red onion and mozzarella platter. The dish is just enough to hold you over until the entrée arrives.

For entrees you can pick the traditional choice of steak, or you can venture out and try one of Omaha’s various seafood selections or house specialties. Seafood selections range from salmon fillets to stuffed shrimp.

The house specialties consist of roasted Maryland crab cakes and double cut pork chops topped with a glistening maple mustard glaze and served with Fuji apples, among others.

The entrée Omaha is best known for is the fillet and stuffed shrimp grilled combination platter. The fillet was excellent, grilled with butter and Omaha Steak seasoning. For an enhanced steak experience, make sure to “Oscar” your fillet and have it topped with asparagus, crab cakes and a creamy béarnaise sauce.

Each entrée is accompanied by delicious Yukon gold mashed potatoes. For additional taste bud pleasures, be sure to order the asparagus topped in béarnaise sauce, sautéed mushrooms and a mac & cheese dish that has a little extra kick to it.

Finally, it was time to dive into dessert. Although Omaha’s crowning glory is steak, Omaha doesn’t skimp on the desserts. The must-haves include a sweet and tart Key Lime pie, a crème brulee served with strawberries and a chocolate cake that lives up to its name – Obscenely Chocolate Cake. Layers of chocolate and fudge made up the rich creation, which easily became the favorite treat of the night.

So next time you’re shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park and searching for a quiet, relaxed place to enjoy a delicious meal, stop by Omaha Steakhouse. You won’t leave disappointed.

    If You Go:

  • Omaha Steakhouse
  • 2630 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • (602) 956-6626

Arizona Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

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