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Wednesday, September 3, 2008
OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE AT GAYLORD PALMS
OLD HICKORY STEAKHOUSE
GAYLORD PALMS ORLANDO, FLORIDA
After a very long day at Disney World we arrived back at our hotel around 9:30 p.m. Hot, sweaty and wearing our shorts. I asked the Concierge at the hotel what options we had in the hotel. He politely brought out three different menus for the different restaurants in the hotel. He said it was late but we should try the Steakhouse. We ran over to the hostess desk and were quickly greeted by a nice hostess. I asked if they would seat us for dinner and she said "absolutely". She walked us to the table and asked how our day was going. Small talk but a nice surprise. We were seated and then approached by one of two waiters that would take care of our table. Water and bread came too. Then a nice glass of wine. I ordered the Heirloom tomato and Vidalia Onion Salad. Normally served with a Maytag Blue Cheese dressing I requested a balsamic dressing. The waitress said no problem. The salad ($10) was fantastic. Great tomato flavor with onions that were not too overpowering. The balsamic was delicious. Shirley enjoyed the Lobster Bisque soup. It was also terrific. For dinner I enjoyed the signature 100% grass-fed cattle beef tenderloin, center cut. At $40 this better be great. It was.....cooked to perfection. It cut like butter and melted in my mouth. Shirley's Porterhouse Steak was a huge 24 ounce cut ($37). It was a great cut of meet and perfectly cooked. Only complaint is that it was over salted. I tasted it and agreed. We also tried the Steamed Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce($8) and Sauteed Wild Mushrooms ($7). The mushrooms were good but greasy. All in all this was a great meal with great service. Would love to go back again.