Cherry Hill Restaurant Week preview: Longhorn Steakhouse

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Longhorn Steakhouse is looking to give patrons double the food for one price during Cherry Hill Restaurant Week.

The steakhouse is offering customers a dinner for two for $35 instead of just a dinner for one. Visitors get the choice of one appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for $35.

“We’ve run a similar promotion before,” managing partner Adam Knorr said. “The guest feedback was tremendous.”

Patrons visiting Longhorn Steakhouse during Restaurant Week will find dishes created outside the box. The entrees are not just run-of-the-mill steak, chicken or fish. They’ll are dishes with an extra twist, with the goal of maximizing the food’s flavor.

One of the featured lunch options is a six ounce Kansas City sirloin, glazed with a bourbon barbecue sauce and topped with candied bacon. The item is a seasonal dish just recently added to the menu.

The restaurant is also including another new creation, Bold Bites. Lunch patrons can choose from one of six Bold Bites on the menu as their first course. The Bold Bites are small, individual-sized appetizers. Knorr said they have been popular for both people at the bar and in the dining room.

A lot of Longhorn’s unique items come directly from its kitchens. One such example is the popular parmesan crusted chicken, featuring melted parmesan cheese over a freshly cooked chicken breast. The parmesan crusted chicken is featured on the dinner menu for Restaurant Week.

For those who like to eat low-calorie dishes, more than half of Longhorn’s entrees can be had for less than 500 calories. Customers can ask their server for a low-calorie version of their dish, allowing them to eat some of the steakhouse’s most popular items.

“For those people who want lighter food, we have dishes that can be under 500 calories,” Knorr said. “We prepare them with flavors that are just as bold.”

Longhorn Steakhouse is one of Cherry Hill’s newest restaurants, having opened in early 2010. Knorr is hoping residents who haven’t journeyed over to the steakhouse’s location on the eastbound side of Route 38 next to Cherry Hill Nissan will give them a try during Restaurant Week.

“It’s beautiful, it’s clean and it’s laid back,” Knorr said. “We really want to give folks a chance to unwind.”