Outback in Colonie.
Great food. Great staff. BUT they play their background music way too loud. I like music, but I prefer not to have it so overwhelming that it makes the dining experience uncomfortable.
Australian tchotchkes and brews give this quintessentially American restaurant a distinctive Down Under flavor.. In Short Boomerangs, Aussie flags, kangaroo portraits and faux aboriginal art honor the homeland's wilderness, but Outback delivers a polished version of rusticity with varnished blond-wood booths with matching wainscoting and casually uniformed waitstaff. Besides more than a half-dozen cuts of steak, diners can pick from large-portioned entrees like ribs, chops and shrimp or chicken "on the barbie." The Bloomin' Onion, a large onion dipped in batter and deep-fried, is an appetizer with a following.
the outback special.
Every Outback Steakhouse that I have eaten at so far has been a great experience. I like the way they season the steaks and they never fluked on how you want it done. Also they have the best ranch salad dressing to die for. Don't forget the Bloomin onion as the appetizer.